Ximenes Competition No. 283  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  281  |  285  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
283 May 1954SOBER normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. B. GreenRobes should he fashioned to fit—neither tight nor looseanag.
SecondS. GoldieWhat Jack isn’t after splicing the mainbrace to greet the Queen!sob ER, & lit.; greet2 = lament; ref. Queen’s return from Commonwealth tour
ThirdW. K. M. SlimmingsWell, Bertie? Wanting a cravat of a pattern Jeeves would approve?so Ber(tie)
HCC. Allen BakerCry to the Queen and greet her!—make it what a home-coming should be!sob ER (twice); greet2 = lament; ref. Queen’s return from Commonwealth tour
HCA. N. ClarkCompetitors in T.T. race should be careful when lapping2 mngs.; TT race = non-drinkers; lap2 = drink
HCJ. ColebyComposed to greet the Queensob ER; greet2 = lament
HCMrs N. FisherLet this dry spell greet the Queensob ER; greet2 = lament
HCT. J. GuffickJudges are notoriously such crashing boresanag.; sober as a J.
HCL. JohnsonIn such fashion live up to Rechabite’s ancient principleso be R, & lit.; principle (obs.) = beginning; R.s promote abstention
HCW. L. MironTeetotallers are always such crashing bores!anag.
HCC. J. MorseIt’s not like Puck to sadden his Oberon’s hearthidden, 2 defs.; sober (vt.) = sadden
HCR. PostillThe Observer is this at heart, though some of the letters are rather wildanag. of (The) Obser(ver)
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsJudges are proverbially frightful bores!anag.; sober as a J.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorBores will give dry description of T.T. racesanag.; TT races = non-drinkers
HCM. WinterbottomDisturbing leaders in The Observer, taking a grave view of the situationanag. of Obser(ver)

Runners-Up in competition 283:

E. S. AinleyF. E. DixonE. L. MellershW. Sutton
Dr S. H. AtkinsW. J. DuffinD. P. M. MichaelJ. Thompson
J. W. BatesH. H. ElliottD. G. NelsonK. I. Torrance
Mrs R. M. BlakeL. E. EyresD. A. NichollsH. T. R. Twyford
R. N. ChignellJ. B. FilburnRev E. B. PeelM. A. Vernon
F. J. ClarkC. R. HaighE. G. PhillipsH. Walsham
D. L. L. ClarkeM. L. HerridgeE. J. RackhamT. G. Wellman
E. F. ClaytonS. HolgateA. RivlinM. Woolf
B. D. CorbettJ. J. HollowayMrs J. RobertsonC. P. Wroth
G. CorderyH. T. E. HoneMrs F. H. ShepherdJ. S. Young
F. J. DanielsT. A. MartinF. B. Stubbs