Ximenes Competition No. 273  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  271  |  275  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
273 Feb 1954COUSIN normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseGeneral name for any sovereign or noble about me, as a monarch might put itus in coin, & lit; us = me (royal use)
SecondV. F. DixonWhat the crown, sovereign or noble was—entre nous!us in coin, & lit.; entre nous (Fr.) = enter us
ThirdJ. A. L. SturrockYou’ll find a royal form of me as a mode of address between sovereigns, maybeus in coin, & lit; us = me (royal use)
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonThe issue of a pop at Uncle’s is to put us in the money!us in coin; issue = offspring; Uncle = pawnbroker, pop = pawn
HCMaj H. L. CarterGerman? Better with a bit of raucous inflexion!hidden; Vetter (Ger.) = cousin, capital B and V alike in German script; german (n., obs.) = near relative [see comments]
HCW. J. DuffinThis German is closely akin to the Angle—which includes usus in coin (= cornerstone, archaic); german (n., obs.) = near relative
HCT. DwyerWhat Elizabeth said to Essex: “Let us go in the corner, in the old way”us in coin (= cornerstone, archaic); Robert Devereaux, 2nd Earl of Essex, distant cousin of Elizabeth I
HCP. HoltbyA German would be first to gain by means of getting round AmericaUS in coin, (vb.); german (n., obs.) = near relative
HCN. M. KeirA hail of sovereigns puts us in the moneyus in coin; h. = greeting
HCMiss MackieHow a German landed in Monaco, using a Mosquito picked up in Francehidden; german (n., obs.) = near relative; cousin (Fr.) = mosquito
HCA. W. MaddocksParty to whom the Conqueror might have said “Bob’s your uncle”cryptic def.; ref. Robert, Duke of Normandy, father of William I
HCR. PostillGet Uncle Sam into a corner, and his daughter’s yours!US in coin (= cornerstone, archaic)
HCE. J. RackhamThe chap who looks to “Uncle” for a “pop”cryptic def.; Uncle = pawnbroker, pop = pawn
HCMrs J. RobertsonSocinus, lacking a son, revealed what one would have meant to his nephewanag. less s.; see “Socinian” in C.
HCF. N. ShimminAll of us came into money, so used sovereigns to call “Heads”us in coin; H. = leaders; coin tossing
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsLet us split the money equally—one of Uncle’s stock answersus in coin; stock = family; Uncle = pawnbroker
HCMiss D. W. TaylorMine shares my grandmother! It takes real money to get round Uncle Sam!US in coin
HCL. E. ThomasA pledge accepted by Uncle will put us in the money!us in coin; pledge = child; Uncle = pawnbroker
HCH. S. TribeAuntie’s hopeful to put us in the money—and half the coupon wrong!us in coin, cou(pon) + sin; hopeful = promising youngster; ref. football pools
HCM. A. VernonSassenach sib is unco glaikit!anag.

Runners-Up in competition 273:

E. S. AinleyJ. A. FinckenC. J. LoweE. O. Seymour
J. P. H. AllonMrs N. FisherA. MandevilleMrs E. Shackleton
V. E. BrookeE. GomersallT. W. MelluishH. G. Tattersall
C. O. ButcherR. M. GraceT. E. MilesF. L. Usher
D. L. ClementsS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveM. Woolf
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonI. A. HerbertE. G. PhillipsA. J. Young
Miss B. J. DixE. G. IllingworthJ. Potter 
W. EiteL. JohnsonA. Robins 
Mrs W. FearonC. KoopJ. S. Russell