Ximenes Competition No. 81  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  80  |  82  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
81 Jul 1948CHARADE normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. E. EyresMeans employed to indicate that Mr. Elton would house Miss Woodhousecryptic def.; ref. ‘Emma’, Ch. IX, courtship charade
SecondF. A. ClarkEnigmatic passage in Acts: without study, even an archdeacon is perplexedanag. less con
ThirdR. PostillPuzzle: what became of the Archdeacon when he left his study?anag. less con
HCE. S. AinleyHad, if careless, a setter’s way of worrying settees!anag. incl. care; c. used in clues
HCC. Allen BakerWings chartered to beat blockade: some display, I guess!i.e. char(tered … block)ade; wing vb.; ref. Berlin airlift
HCMaj P. S. BainesTechnique, said Torquemada (without question quite mad), is needed for this playful puzzleanag. less anag. of q. q. m.; [see comments]
HCF. L. ConstableArchdeacon doesn’t need to memorise part to cause a riot in amateur dramatics!anag. less con
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonThe problem is hard without the ace: play may provide solutionanag. of hard ace
HCJ. H. DingwailHow the “Charge of the Light Brigade” started and the end it had in view have always been a puzzlei.e. Char(ge … Brig)ade
HCP. G. W. GlareLittle publicity required in labour party actionad in chare
HCH. C. HillsOur time in the job’s a subject for guesswork. A word in the right quarters possibly ——?AD in chare
HCMrs D. M. KissenGame performance in race had all excitedanag.
HCG. G. LawranceEnigma Variation No. 1. and hard to composeanag. incl. “C. A. E.” ; ref. Elgar, title of E.V. No. 1
HCA. R. McInroyHe takes a card and shuffles; you have to guess what it isanag. of he a card
HCT. W. MelluishLike a rebus, ‘concerning’ (Lat.) on ‘conveyance’ (abbrev.)chara. + de; i.e. re ’bus; charabanc
HCT. E. SandersA reactionary editor makes game of the “Daily Worker” with questionable motivechar a + ed. (rev.); ref. socialist newspaper
HCA. J. C. SaundersA liberal measure of Chartreuse with a final dash of lemonade popular at partiesChar(treuse) + (lemon)ade
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsDaily Express supports Daily Worker leading article—Party leaders actchar a D.E.
HCO. Carlton SmithCare had to be taken in manoeuvring this French car to and fro, but it’s child’s play reallyanag., char à de
HCE. WagstaffDaily help wanted: East End: game to help at parties: references requiredi.e. char ad + E

Runners-Up in competition 81:

D. AmblerA. R. FraserA. MontgomerieJ. Thompson
Mrs CaithnessS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveJ. S. Young
Rev B. ChapmanMiss S. J. HornerMiss D. W. Taylor 
F. E. DixonMrs MagruderD. Thomas 
Mrs FisherMrs MagruderL. E. Thomas