Ximenes Competition No. 306  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  304  |  316  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
306 Oct 1954CHICANE / RAMPART Right and Left17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. JohnsonI don’t score as I used to, a hundred an hour! I stick, block quietly with skill—I’m purely defensivec h I cane; ram p art
SecondA. D. LeggeIts sides slope from a flat crown—a striking head-piece! Try it on: it’s smart and one such as you won’t find in Englandram part; chic ane (Scot.)
ThirdL. K. UptonA case of fraud in which I can envisage the defence will consist of offering the beak a share in the proceedshidden; ram part
HCC. Allen BakerFool! Taking a chance I crashed—wall run into and vehicle overturnedanag.; ram + trap (rev.)
HCP. G. CobbIt’s a dirty trick that, drunk in charge, he can concoct a strong defence out of “Run into by a reversing vehicle”anag. incl. i/c; ram + trap (rev.)
HCL. E. EyresX must get the stick for this piece of duplicity, fraud and guile: that sort of thing is no longer defensiblechi cane; ramp art
HCH. L. FordFor protection against attacks from cramp, arthritis, a little calcium injected in the spine does the trickhidden; Ca in chine1
HCA. L. FreemanStrategem in which I can elude the pack and split the defencehidden; ram part; ref. rugby
HCE. GomersallTo cheat the unfortunate chance, I stuff some in the bank for safety!anag.; ram part
HCT. J. GuffickSlam hand gives the defence one chance to make a trickram part; anag.
HCE. G. IllingworthFeint in which I can easily deliver a powerful downward blow with hand in defensive positionhidden; ram part
HCP. H. MorganTo rob with skill a bank with flat above for guards—a tricky business—takes smartness and a bit of nerve!ramp1 art; chic a ne(rve)
HCC. J. MorseA stunt finesse may help to defend a hand without a trump trickramp1 art; 2 defs.
HCC. P. ReaI have only poor suits, in which I can easily take on a tramp’s battered appearance. It stops one getting aheadhidden; r a + anag.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsI’m an Embankment artist—one who sits drawing, for example, a segment of cheese (About all I’m able to do!)RA + MP + art; I can in che(ese)
HCJ. B. SykesThe defence takes two tricks—rather smart, if East has no trumps!ramp1 art; chic an2 E
HCM. WoolfTaking a chance, I swerved to dodge the wall—hit a buggy—overturnedanag.; ram + trap (rev.)

Runners-Up in competition 306:

E. S. AinleyMrs D. M. D’EathH. LyonE. O. Seymour
E. A. BeaulahJ. A. FinckenL Bdr MallowsMrs E. M. Simmonds
Miss R. BennMrs N. FisherMiss S. R. McGlashanL. T. Stokes
Mrs CaithnessC. E. GatesD. P. M. MichaelBrig R. F. E. Stoney
R. N. ChignellS. GoldieW. L. MironT. Strange
J. C. R. ClaphamJ. A. Maxtone GrahamD. A. NichollsF. B. Stubbs
J. ColebyP. GraystoneJ. W. ParrMiss D. W. Taylor
J. CorderyS. B. GreenRev E. B. PeelD. G. Thomas
G. N. CoulterC. R. HaighR. PostillCapt C. Tyers
E. DaviesR. W. HawesE. R. PrenticeF. L. Usher
G. H. DicksonA. L. JefferyMaj J. N. PurdonJ. F. N. Wedge
P. A. DrillieuC. KoopE. J. RackhamT. G. Wellman
W. J. DuffinE. J. LemmonA. RobinsM. R. Wetherfield
T. DwyerA. F. LerrigoT. E. Sanders