Ximenes Competition No. 302  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  300  |  304  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
302 Sep 1954MARTIN normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstV. F. DixonHe had to ruin coat with foil or something similar, dividing it in two halvesmar tin (vb.), & lit.; ref. story of St. M. of Tours
SecondM. WinterbottomMigration involves me—and I gocomp. anag. incl. I go, & lit.
ThirdR. PostillHow would you change “cocktail” into “name given to male bird?” Well, do it!i.e. remove tail of Martini; name given to male (and) bird
HCE. S. AinleySwallow a cocktail? Not I! Gin and lime can be my ruin!Martin(i); ref. Mediterranean practice of trapping songbirds with lime traps
HCC. Allen BakerTurns egg with beaknit ram (rev.), & lit.
HCJ. W. BatesAfter March it returns, and then nesting startsMar + it (rev.) + n(esting), & lit.
HCC. M. BrounHe gave half a mantle, parting with no feeling of grief, perhaps, inside(pa)rti(ng) in man(tle), & lit.; ref. story of St. M. of Tours
HCE. J. CollmanIt is back North after the beginning of May and the return of the sunM(ay) + Ra (rev.) + it (rev.) + N, & lit.
HCG. H. DicksonIf this flier has a breakdown, damage can resultmar tin
HCF. E. DixonSwallow the drink, not I, it’s Antrim blended!Martin(i), anag.; ref. blended whiskey of NI
HCS. GoldieSwallow a cocktail? Not I—Black-and-White if it’s on the houseMartin(i); colour of house martin, B&W whisky
HCJ. A. Maxtone GrahamMonkey about with money? Not me!ram (rev.) + tin, & lit.; ref. Martins Bank
HCC. R. HaighBird with an inverted beak and tail of shortened spike formram (rev.) + tin(e)
HCA. D. LeggeTours his diocese—an eavesdropper, maybe2 mngs.; St. M. of Tours; nesting in eaves
HCF. McNeillTake in early morning. Swallow wholer in matin (Shakesp.)
HCD. P. M. MichaelMember of family of noted bankers? Spot cash with skill in half a minute!mar tin, art in min(ute); ref. Martins Bank
HCJ. J. MooreAfter March it comes back NorthMar + it (rev.) + N, & lit.
HCC. J. MorseThe entertaining Dean—Swift might be called that by a superficial observer2 mngs.; ref. Dean M. and Dean (Jonathan) S.; swift similar to martin
HCD. A. NichollsWho’d be blessed with his summer damp and autumnal? I’m about ready to quit this country!2 mngs.; St. M.’s Summer: “a season of mild damp weather in late autumn” (Webster); migration
HCT. D. J. O’ConnorSome bird! Free he won’t breed: give him a licence and he’ll go on multiplyingi.e. freemartin, martingale
HCK. PerrySystem of doubling stakes when losing holds no excitement for Americans, but I enjoy a flutter!martin(gale); gale = a state of excitement (US)
HCE. J. RackhamFrom one of the planets drops a flying visitorMarti(a)n
HCA. RobinsI come in early or late summer, right in the middle of the wet stuff: if I came later, it might be dry!rt. in main, martin(i)
HCT. E. SandersMonkey about with money? Not in my business!ram (rev.) + tin; ref. Martins Bank
HCE. W. SteelChange here for non-stop 10.00 train now departing for the south, returning by air 4.55anag. incl. M; i.e. 10.00 less stop = 1000; birds migrating in Sep 1954 return in Apr 1955
HCI. YoungDamage can result from this eavesdropper!mar tin; nesting in eaves

Runners-Up in competition 302:

Dr S. H. AtkinsM. S. Y. FowlerT. W. MelluishJ. B. Sykes
J. M. BeatonM. FreelandW. L. MironMiss A. C. Tatham
Mrs R. M. BlakeC. E. GatesD. MurrayMiss D. W. Taylor
V. E. BrookeJ. GillF. E. NewloveP. H. Taylor
E. M. BrownA. S. GreenMrs A. M. OsmondP. W. Thacker
C. O. ButcherT. E. HendrieJ. W. ParrD. G. Thomas
A. N. ClarkRev K. E. HoodE. R. PrenticeL. E. Thomas
B. G. H. CleggM. J. JonesMaj J. N. PurdonCapt C. Tyers
P. M. CoombsVery Rev N. M. KennabyD. RaperL. K. Upton
C. R. DeanC. KoopP. J. ReardonF. L. Usher
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonC. J. LoweC. RosebourneS. W. Walker
W. J. DuffinR. C. MacfarlaneW. K. M. SlimmingsJ. F. N. Wedge
L. E. EyresA. W. MaddocksMiss R. E. SpeightJ. S. Young
E. J. FinchamH. S. MasonG. Stanhope-Lovell 
J. A. FinckenE. L. MellershL. T. Stokes