Ximenes Competition No. 304  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  302  |  306  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
304 Oct 1954ORLEANS normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. R. MalcolmBorders round an old house, coming to glory in Julyan in orles; ref. July Monarchy, Louis Philippe, Orléanist Party
SecondJ. F. N. WedgeNew down in Dixie—“The Cotton-wool Rag”!2 mngs.; New Orleans
ThirdMrs N. FisherThe globe Stevenson travelled around to produce materialO + ean in R.L.S; travel = send on a journey; ref. Robert Louis S. as travel writer
HCC. Allen BakerBottom’s kind of work—supplying endless tailors including Starvelinglean in (tail)ors; ref. Nick B. (weaver) and Robin S. (tailor) in M.N.D.; see starveling (adj.) in C.
HCR. N. ChignellVictory for French Girl Champion. Cotton worsted interlocking2 mngs.; ref. Joan of Arc, Siege of Orléans, and Henry C., golfer
HCG. N. CoulterWhere a series of charges round the perimeter were arranged by one small saint—and still areorle an S.; ref. Joan of Arc, Siege of Orléans, and J. of A. Festival
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonThe Germans attacked it in 1870, so the French ran in disorderanag. incl. le; ref. Franco-Prussian War
HCJ. H. DingwallFamily with monarchic aspirations—though they had no valid reason for circumventing the sovereignL in anag.; ref. House of Orleans
HCBrig W. E. DuncanCotton-wool, carried by a brave girl among the ruins of Salernoanag., 2 defs.; ref. Joan of Arc and Allied invasion of Italy, 1943
HCC. E. GatesI am involved in a series of charges to which there is no complete answer—so was my maid!orle ans(wer); ref. trial of Joan of Arc, Maid of O.
HCC. J. LoweNever completely worsted, the Arsenal lost its head and panicked against the finish of Dynamo(Dynam)o + anag. of (A)rsenal; A. beaten 5-0 by Moscow D., Oct 1954
HCC. J. MorseWhere we set rings round the outside of ancient defences to coop up the French for a yearan (Fr.) in orles, & lit.; ref. Siege of Orléans
HCD. A. NichollsSound French jean, dark, for my maid—that’s the stuff!i.e. ‘Jeanne d’Arc’, Maid of O.
HCE. O. SeymourA French entry for the Coronation Stakes? That’s not a good reason for the investment of a poundL in anag.; ref. Louis Phillipe, House of O.
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsMy maid had a number of charges to answer—so have Iorle ans.; ref. trial of Joan of Arc, Maid of O.
HCS. W. WalkerCloth of gold, field not specified, somewhere in Franceor lea n/s; ref. ‘Field of C. of G.’ in Normandy, 1520
HCH. WalshamMerino wool picks and cotton ends are used in making this clothanag. of last letters + are, & lit.
HCM. WoolfTown with the ill-fated Sorel an inhabitantanag. & lit.; ref. Agnès S., mistress of Charles VII

Runners-Up in competition 304:

D. B. AbbottMrs J. O. FullerD. P. M. MichaelB. W. Sayer
R. B. AdcockE. GomersallJ. J. MooreW. I. D. Scott
E. S. AinleyR. McD. GrahamSgt L. W. G. OxleyW. K. M. Slimmings
Maj P. S. BainesS. B. GreenJ. A. PlowmanJ. B. Sykes
R. Baxter-PhillipsG. M. GwynnR. PostillP. W. Thacker
E. A. BeaulahJ. G. HancockE. R. PrenticeH. S. Tribe
C. M. BrounL. R. HuxtableS. E. QuinceyG. H. Willett
Mrs CaithnessSir P. LairdG. H. RavenorS. E. Wilson
D. L. L. ClarkeM. H. LaxtonCapt W. H. W. RidleyJ. S. Young
E. J. CollmanH. LyonA. Robins 
Mrs D. M. D’EathF. McNeilT. E. Sanders 
H. L. FordT. W. MelluishJ. Saunders