Ximenes Competition No. 45  Ximenes Slip  |  < 44  |  46 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
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AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. I. RandellScabotaged?cryptic def.; rat = scab = strike-breaker
SecondMrs D. M. KissenMore than picketed: pickpocketed?cryptic def.; i.e. had tools taken
ThirdRev E. B. PeelTrade winds about four bells in the first watch smashed the tackleten in anag.; four … watch = 10pm
HCF. A. ClarkParalysed labour: revolutionary packs up at No. 10at ten in red
HCF. E. DixonWhen treated thus even the worst worker has only himself to blamecryptic def.; “A bad workman blames his tools”, r. = had tools taken
HCT. H. EastImplemented by strike action? Just the reverse!cryptic def.; i.e., implements sabotaged
HCS. HolgatePunished by union—for being an irregular attender?anag.
HCF. P. HusseyIrregular attender deprived workers of toolsanag.
HCR. B. S. InstoneStopped production upsets the net trade balanceanag. of net trade
HCMrs M. JamesIrregular attender suitably rewarded?anag.
HCL. JohnsonDamaged braces, etc., offered by trade (net)anag. of trade net, brace=boring tool
HCC. KoopNo tool in the hands of the independent labour party after this!cryptic def.; ILP MPs defected to Labour Party in 1947
HCMrs B. A. MallettTen among the accused were guilty of sabotageten in rated
HCT. W. MelluishHow the scab was treated, the person in attendance being dissipatedanag. of attender
HCMaj D. P. M. MichaelPunished, for example, by breaking hammer or taking away sickle, failure in a Communist to dance attendanceattendance less dance in red; ref. Communist symbol
HCF. E. NewloveActed on the slogan “Give us the tools or they’ll finish the job!”cryptic def.; ref. Churchill’s 1941 speech, “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.”
HCR. PostillIrregular attender of trades-union meetings may beanag. of attender
HCR. C. ReevesDefiled a scabde-filed, i.e., took away the file from
HCMrs E. ShackletonThe bad workman who was treated thus had only himself to blame!cryptic def.; “A bad workman blames his tools”, r. = had tools taken
HCMiss A. C. TathamA P.M. asked that the contrary should be done: he lived—see insidei.e. at ten is inside rattened; ref. Churchill’s 1941 speech, “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.”, 10 Downing Street
 

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