Ximenes Competition No. 295  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  293  |  297  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
295 Aug 1954SENSE-ORGANS normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. B. SykesGoneril demanded two of Gloster’s; only one would have put Regan’s nose out of jointanag. of sing.; ref. Lear III.7, “pluck out his eyes”
SecondMrs E. ShackletonThese being seen so distorted led to the conclusion “Gran’s bogus!”anag. + anag., & lit.; ref. Red Riding Hood, “what big eyes…,” etc.
ThirdC. J. MorseNasser’s gone mad! We’re the ones equipped to deal with any disturbance from outsideanag.; ref. N.’s pressure on Britain’s to agree cession of Suez Canal
HCMaj P. S. BainesNewspapers don’t lead opinion here. The Herald appeals to some—The Observer exploits others!sense (= opinion) + organs (newspapers), 2 cryptic mngs.
HCC. Allen BakerWe sure are stirred by sirens seen dancing in loose sarongs!anag. in anag.
HCLt A. S. Birt“French Without Tears” with a cast of negroes in it! Receptors include both listeners and viewersanag. in sans (Fr.); tears, intrans. vb.; ref. 1936 play by T. Rattigan
HCMrs R. M. BlakeWith one of these you can feel soreness nag horriblyanag.
HCJ. CorderyListeners and viewers are in these parts equipped with specially adapted receiverscryptic def.; ref. TV & radio
HCH. H. ElliottEars, for example, which may be seen on grassanag.
HCJ. A. FinckenMeaning to anticipate members, we send impulsive messages to the centre of governmentsense (vb.) + organs; messages to brain
HCMaj Gen C. G. B. GreavesNoses and ears answer the description, even though they appear deformed and n.g.anag. of ears, noses, ng, & lit.
HCL. R. HuxtableSome of these aids to transport involve bridges, some canals and others arterial wayscryptic def.; parts of organs
HCH. JoyceConductors of feeling understand wind instrumentssense organs
HCD. P. M. MichaelThey give you awareness or, here’s the snag, quite the opposite!sense or + snag (rev.) & lit.
HCD. W. MurrayThrough which reflexes are conditioned (not to mention Sabbath orangeness!)anag. incl. S
HCD. RaperWe understand American newspapers involve little gravity or saneness, only sensational featuressense organs, anag. incl. g
HCCapt W. H. W. RidleyGarson’s seen in an unusual production, showing features which lend distinction to the sensationalanag.; ref. Greer G., actress
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsBoko’s one of those adapted to become an outsize negressanag. incl. OS; boko (sl.) = the nose; ref. the surviving Nigerian Siamese twin, separated Dec 1953
HCO. Carlton SmithThe outcome of skilful manipulation on cauliflower ears and broken noses—initially no goodanag. of ears, noses, ng, & lit, i.e. defective organs after repair

Runners-Up in competition 295:

E. S. AinleyW. J. DuffinMrs L. JarmanA. Robins
T. E. BellA. L. FreemanJ. W. JenkinsT. E. Sanders
C. M. BrownC. C. M. GiffinL. JohnsonR. L. Seale
Maj H. L. CarterMaj A. H. GilesC. KoopMrs E. M. Simmonds
P. M. CoombsS. B. GreenH. LyonJ. R. Stocks
G. N. CoulterC. R. HaighGrp Capt G. Struan MarshallF. B. Stubbs
Cdr A. S. CraigR. J. HallW. T. Meade-KingMiss D. W. Taylor
P. CranmerJ. A. HartE. L. MellershD. G. Thomas
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonF. H. W. HawesW. L. MironL. E. Thomas
Mrs J. S. DicksonPlt Off R. N. HaygarthD. A. NichollsL. K. Upton
J. H. DingwallJ. J. HollowayE. G. PhillipsA. L. Vann
V. F. DixonR. N. H. HughmanR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
P. A. DrillienR. P. IrvingMaj J. N. PurdonG. H. Willett