Ximenes Competition No. 91  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  90  |  92  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
91 Dec 1948CRETONNE normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. C. WrightOn recent form will be a length in front of the runners, if drawn on the railsanag.; curtain material; racehorse
SecondC. Allen BakerExposes one-sided figures on recent outputanag.; fabric patterned on one side
ThirdMrs CaithnessUnsettled rent once made for hanging, drawing and quartering under stern oppressionanag.; upholstery, i.e. placing where sat on!
HCE. S. AinleyFor Casement—Hanging and Drawing or The Chair? (Fancy printing such stuff!)cryptic def.; ref. Roger C., Irish Republican executed 1916
HCMaj P. S. BainesNo centre to broken deck-chair? Jolly tough!anag.; i.e. to deck chair
HCMrs D. M. D’EathNo recent alteration in print, but according to the Chair it may be cutanag.
HCS. B. Green“A credit to the school—and right at the top in geography”? That’s the stuff!cr. + Eton + NE; stuff = fabric
HCT. L. GriffithsFor making this material the credit must go to the French, the French being mutely surprised!cr. + étonné without accents
HCD. J. KnightsCurtains from horsehair? Certainly, simply weave and follow directionsanag. of cronet + N, E
HCG. G. LawranceMaterial salvaged from the wreck of R.101anag. of R, cent, one; ref. airship crash 1930
HCJ. P. LloydFancy Cotton! Just breaks 100 three times, then makes no return! Never!!anag. of C ter + no (rev.) + ne (= never); ref. Henry C., golfer
HCF. E. NewloveIf you want to recover, cut out this fancy stuff and get down to brass tacks!cryptic def.; i.e. re-cover
HCG. H. PodmoreStout stuff. Credit to the College. Right on topcr. + Eton + NE; stuff = fabric
HCMrs E. ShackletonKind of flowery printed matter to be sat on by the armchair critic?cryptic def.
HCMrs A. L. StevensonHang it! This stuff always occupies the centre on appearing in print!anag.; curtain material
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWanted by the Yard for hangings in secret on Newgate Hillhidden; curtain fabric bought by the yard
HCH. S. TribeNo recent reform provides material on which the armchair critic can spread himselfanag.
HCF Lt E. M. Watson-SmythCovering note returned; credit in advance, not in arrears!cr. + note (rev.) + ne

Runners-Up in competition 91:

Mrs BrewserT. E. FaberD. G. C. MockridgeL. R. Smith
A. L. BrophyA. R. FraserA. P. O’LearyO. Carlton Smith
Rev B. ChapmanF. GreasbyJ. D. P. O’LearyR. G. Tate
H. P. ChubbC. KoopJ. W. ParrA. H. Taylor
F. A. ClarkR. LumleyRev E. B. PeelJ. Thomas
R. A. W. CohenR. C. MacfarlaneW. O. RobertsonCapt C. Tyers
Miss ComynR. MacleodN. RolesE. Wagstaff
D. ConnellMrs MallettT. E. SandersF. Wallace-Hadrill
P. M. CoombsA. McIntyreD. C. ShuteJ. E. Ward
C. D. EagleE. L. MellershD. Slater