Ximenes Competition No. 61  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  60  |  62  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
61 Oct 1947CREASY normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. E. EyresHistorian describing the rout of the Armada gives the credit to a midshipmancr. Easy; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C., and fictional character Midshipman Easy
SecondW. O. RobertsonThis war reporter fails to give full credit to the Midshipmancr. Easy; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C., and fictional character midshipman Easy
ThirdL. W. TitmanSir Edward Shepherd with many folds2 mngs.; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C.
HCG. BownessMost appropriate historian for The Hundred Years’ WarC + anag. of years; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C.
HCMrs CaithnessRailway smash—case burst open—contents crushedanag. of Ry case
HCJ. V. CorduffComfortable wearing a Crown? Yes, but it makes you wrinkled just the samecr. easy
HCE. G. DurhamCredit’s easy here, but with inflation the balloon would go up, and it wouldn’t be socr. easy; inflated balloon no longer creasy
HCMiss J. FraserState of the batsman’s trousers while making a century?anag. of C years
HCC. B. JoynerIncreases of clothing? Perhaps in 100 years!i.e. in creases; anag. incl. C; ref. clothes rationing
HCMrs M. KidnerCase broken open on railway and contents rumpledanag. of Ry case
HCE. E. R. KilnerWrinkled with the effort of selecting his fifteen?2 mngs.; ref. ‘The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World’ by Sir Edward Shepherd C.
HCC. KoopIn a hundred odd years I may be gathered into the foldC + anag. of years
HCR. MacleodI’ve got a lot of lines for getting the duration of the Hundred Years’ War wrong (and for mispronouncing one of its battles?)C + anag. of years; Battle of Crécy
HCT. W. MelluishShould your bags be thus corrugated iron!cryptic def.; corr. = wrinkled; iron, vb. imper.
HCMaj D. P. M. MichaelMilitary historian describes some ancient fronts2 mngs.; i.e. foreheads; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C.
HCF. E. NewloveHalf crèche, half asylum—and due to revert to a laundrycre(che) asy(lum)
HCA. P. O’LearyCorrugated? Yes, ironcryptic def.; corr. = wrinkled; iron, vb. imper.
HCRev E. B. PeelHistorian of the Hundred Years’ War?C + anag. of years; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C.
HCCapt G. T. PhilipWith a little credit it is not difficult to be full of doublescr. easy; double = crease
HCCapt C. TyersDouble what you usually order from your tailor and you’ll get credit without difficulty!cr. easy; double = creased, i.e. cloth
HCW. R. Watson-SmythRight contract yet minus a trick? 100 above, scored by doublingC + r + easy; i.e. right contracted, not tricky

Runners-Up in competition 61:

C. Allen BakerJ. H. DeterdingC. R. MalcolmA. E. Smith
Rev L. BlackburnJ. M. DoultonD. J. MillerMiss E. Tulloch
Rev B. ChapmanDr J. N. FellC. M. Ralli 
H. J. ConnellP. IrvingMrs Shackleton 
C. W. CundyA. S. KingW. K. M. Slimmings