Ximenes Competition No. 369  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  364  |  373  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
369 Jan 1956BERET normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs J. O. FullerRemember ether masks what is usually felt!hidden
SecondC. J. MorseSmall round object eaten by overconfident Frenchmen? Sounds like wild fruit!‘berry’; “I’ll eat my hat”
ThirdMiss D. W. TaylorA matter of capital investment not usually raised at meetingscryptic def.; investments = clothes (arch.)
HCMrs R. M. BlakeBasque top fashion looks like a pillow case fitting to a T!bere T
HCC. R. DeanHeadlines may be made by this item in the Honours List getting about beforehandere in Bt
HCMrs N. FisherAn education authority has several times upheld protection for the Head against rough elementsBE + ter (rev.); Board of Education
HCW. HoughWhat does a Viscount wear in place of a coronet before coming into the title?cryptic def.; ref. Montgomery of Alamein
HCA. W. MaddocksThis liaison between Jean and Monty sounds rather fruity‘berry’; ref. J. Borotra, Basque tennis player and Montgomery of Alamein
HCT. W. MelluishThat which plunges into obscurity the French crown tortures the heart of Debrettanag. of (D)ebret(t); crown = head; ref. ‘Debretts Peerage’
HCD. P. M. MichaelCap d’Antibes?cryptic def.
HCSgt L. W. G. OxleyAn all-round top dressing for onions from a compost of mid-winter bents!anag. of (win)ter be(nts); onion = head
HCF. J. PhilbrickOddly shaped British tree, difficult to raise: top-dressing required!anag. incl. B, 2 defs.
HCR. PostillBorn shortly before the end of the 1914-18 conflict, now at the head of the British Armyb ere t, & lit.; black beret of the Tank Regt. conceived May 1918
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsThough orphaned, without a farthing, I became a famous generalbere(f)t; ref. Montgomery of Alamein; became = suited
HCBrig R. F. E. StoneyLook out for a shock when this flat round lid is lifted, it covers the switches!cryptic def.; shock, switch = hair
HCF. L. UsherLanate tegument of certain nuts, occurring to a considerable extent in the Filbertscryptic def.; 3 consecutive letters in Filbert
HCJ. S. YoungBorn to be misgoverned—the French! Be it on their own heads!b + anag. of être (Fr.)

Runners-Up in competition 369:

P. AllonR. F. S. ChignellJ. H. GrummittK. Reed
D. B. J. AmblerP. R. ClemowL. JohnsonJ. B. Sykes
C. Allen BakerR. M. S. CorkL. W. MacphersonH. T. R. Twyford
A. J. BarnardC. P. DearnleyC. R. MalcolmJ. F. N. Wedge
J. W. BatesCdr H. H. L. DicksonJ. G. MilnerM. Woolf
E. A. BeaulahJ. A. FinckenP. H. Morgan 
E. C. BinghamM. S. Y. FowlerE. G. Phillips 
C. O. ButcherE. GomersallG. W. Pugh