Ximenes Competition No. 373  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  369  |  377  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
373 Feb 1956PRESTONPANS normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. N. ChignellFashion page article in several papers encouraged wearers of kiltston2 p. an in press
SecondW. M. EastherA happy occasion for Prince Charles! Sports with Anne arranged by the little prince!P + anag.; ref. Charles Stuart
ThirdJ. S. YoungWhere the Scots beat England hollow is in the scrum with superior weightton pan in press
HCJ. W. BatesWhere kiltie was victor, and person with pants confounded!anag.
HCE. A. BeaulahFor my darling’s engagement see Society Page article in the Times, etc.ton2 p an in press; ref. Charles Stuart, “Charlie is my D.”
HCMrs G. BonsallFrom a field of forty-five pick a winner not backed in the papersnap not (all rev.) in press; 1745
HCE. J. BrooksNot much of a holiday for the English parson spent—in some distress—in Scotland. (Cope lost in a field!)anag.; ref. Sir John C., English general
HCMiss E. J. CampbellHere, where battle raged, forms quietly repose on hard beds of earthp rest on pans
HCRev B. ChapmanI’m not written about in Irish papers—no “sex” leaders are printed! The Scottish press was at it long ago!not (rev.) in anag. + n s; Irish (offensive) = ludicrous; press = mob
HCJ. DenningtonTo lean on Father when surrounded by promissory notes is ground for a battlerest on Pa in pn’s
HCA. L. FreemanCold spell returns to North, following rapid movement of air in Firth of Forth regionpresto + N + snap (rev.)
HCJ. A. Maxtone GrahamVery fast unknown number, and vulgar faces, made young Chevalier’s greatest hitpresto n pans; ref. Charles Stuart and Maurice C.
HCT. J. GuffickWhere the prince led a rally—a brief engagement? No, just the reverse.P rest + snap no (all rev.), & lit.
HCW. R. C. LongleyThe purest non-U has on one page the short answer to the loss English once sufferedp(U)rest on p. ans.
HCT. W. MelluishTriumph of person with kilt, upsetting to person with pantsanag.
HCJ. W. ParrHere, not unnaturally, a piper would be found in the thick of the fraynot (rev). + Pan, all in press, & lit.
HCR. PostillAfter defeat of the Fifteen—snappier half backs! That should mean victory laterPreston + snap(pier) (rev.); ref. battle of 1715
HCMaj J. N. PurdonIn this fight there were involved a number of persons with kilts on, and one with pantsanag. of person pants
HCE. J. RackhamWhere the kilted were victorious—quite distressing to a person with pantsanag.
HCK. ReedA large scale depression is centred near to France and shallow troughs are widespread in Scotland, where storms caused forty-five casualtieston in près (Fr.) pans; 1745
HCA. RobinsScotland beat England here, showing style and reversing the confident forecast in the newspaperston2 + nap (rev.), all in press

Runners-Up in competition 373:

M. A. AndersonF. E. DixonC. J. LoweMrs E. M. Simmonds
Maj P. S. BainesMrs C. E. DuffDr T. J. R. MaguireW. K. M. Slimmings
J. A. BlairBrig W. E. DuncanN. McMillanO. Carlton Smith
J. V. BoysMiss P. E. M. EvansE. L. MellershT. A. J. Spencer
V. E. BrookeT. C. FitzpatrickD. P. M. MichaelBrig R. F. E. Stoney
C. O. ButcherM. S. Y. FowlerW. L. MironLt M. J. Stoodley
Mrs CaithnessMrs J. O. FullerP. H. MorganJ. Thompson
P. B. ChapmanS. GoldieC. J. MorseH. S. Tribe
Mrs L. S. CharltonE. GomersallF. E. NewloveL. K. Upton
P. M. CoombsP. GraystoneD. A. NichollsD. Waugh
F. CrampA. S. GreenDr S. L. PatonJ. F. N. Wedge
D. DaweJ. G. HancockC. QuinR. A. Wells
C. R. DeanR. N. HaygarthT. E. SandersRev A. E. Wynne
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonMrs E. J. HolmesE. O. Seymour 
J. H. DingwallMrs L. JarmanMrs E. Shackleton