Ximenes Competition No. 92  Ximenes Slip  |  < 91  |  93 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
92 Xmas 1948PARTRIDGE normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstCdr H. H. L. DicksonCartoonist of Der Tag. May he rest in peaceanag. of Der Tag, RIP; ref. Sir Bernard P. died 1945
SecondL. C. WrightMust be past the flapper stage to produce a powder puff when flushedcryptic def.; flapper = young p.; puff from shotgun
ThirdR. C. MacfarlaneCartoonist of Der Tag, shot two days before war broke out in 1939, merits his R.I.P.anag. of Der Tag, RIP; ref. Sir Bernard P. died 1945; start of p. shooting season, Sep 1
HCD. AmblerGame in which the back is never off-sidepart, ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)
HCM. L. BookerYou’ll find the range after a bit, but the cease-fire is due in five weekspart, ridge; ref. end of p. shooting season, Feb 1
HCP. M. CoombsSeptember target achieved by alteration in armaments productionp for c in cartridge; ref. start of p. shooting season, Sep 1
HCA. J. CroftAs it is, the game begins softly; with an opening century instead, it goes with a bangi.e. c for p in partridge = cartridge
HCG. E. DenyerThe lexicographer has a page about a “Right muck-up”—as you would expectp a rt. ridge; ref. Eric P., Dict. of Slang
HCDr J. N. FellThe illegitimate pig trader is liable to be shot if he takes to flightanag.
HCMrs N. FisherA net return to the back line gives us game. Some volley, too!trap (rev.) + ridge; ridge = the back (obs.) and line of rooftop
HCJ. D. HargreavesObviously the dictionary to give “the great drip”anag.; ref. Eric P., Dict. of Slang
HCG. G. LawranceOne of the backs must always be on side in this gamepart, ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)
HCJ. P. LloydOut of Sir Owen’s top drawer, so to speak, said Fluellen, jumped a big red rat!anag. of pig, red, rat; Fluellen (Hen. V) pronounced ‘b’ as ‘p’; ref. Sir Bernard P.’s letters to Sir Owen Seaman
HCE. L. MellershNot a full back, but strong on the wingi.e. part ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)
HCT. W. MelluishA number of golfing strokes. Earth goes up. Earth comes down. That’s a kind of game!par + dirt (rev.) + Ge
HCF. E. NewloveA proved stayer with a capital punch; game: will take some beating2 mngs.; ref. Sir Bernard P. and ‘Punch’ magazine
HCE. G. PhillipsCantankerous college servant tarred and featheredanag. of gip, tarred
HCJ. A. StaffordIn a re-shuffle a pig trader might be game to join the Cabinetanag.; see partridge-wood
HCP. L. StapletonThe Cabinet may be out of the wood—it’s game to re-organise the civil defence and get rid of the restanag. of ARP, get rid; see partridge-wood

Runners-Up in competition 92 to:

E. S. AinleyMiss GibnorF. C. MacIntoshO. Carlton Smith
C. Allen BakerC. C. M. GiffinD. P. M. MichaelA. McC. Stevenson
H. J. ConnellMaj GilesW. L. MironT. R. Tear
F. L. ConstableS. B. GreenJ. D. P. O’LearyL. E. Thomas
J. H. DingwallG. B. HarkerRev E. B. PeelJ. Walton
E. E. EvansH. J. HowellsG. H. PodmoreW. R. Watson-Smyth
L. E. EyresL. W. JenkinsonR. PostillJ. S. Young
C. E. GatesC. KoopT. E. SandersJ. T. Young