Ximenes Competition No. 207  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  206  |  209  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
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AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. M. CoombsOccasion for display of the buttons and bows of antiquitypage ant(iquity), & lit.; bows = front parts
SecondM. Woolf“The Lord Mayor’s Show is one long-outmoded hold-up.” Workerpage2 ant; ref. newspaper “Daily Worker”
ThirdJ. W. BatesIf this show’s out of period, someone’s made a bloomeri.e. p(age)ant, & lit.; out of = lacking
HCC. Allen BakerOne may have a gorgeous appearance, but if one’s age is fifty, there must be a trick in it!i.e. L for age in pageant = plant
HCT. E. BellIt gives point to an age, somehow: shows the epoch is not without lively inspirationanag. incl. pt., age in (i.e. not without) pant, & lit.
HCR. M. S. CorkDepicts a historical period in short pantomime formage in pant(o), & lit.
HCJ. DuffillWhat makes the show? That’s the secret of the ladies in short pantsage in pant(s); ladies coy about age
HCW. M. EastherIt’s half past one—get outside for the paradepa(st) + an in get
HCJ. A. FinckenAn opera’s début implied losing a thousand—that’s show business!Pag(liacci) + (m)eant
HCA. B. GardnerButtons are not simply for show, often upholding civic or even national dignitypage an’t
HCI. C. GilchristShow one’s advancing years in a certain shortness of the breathage in pant
HCH. J. GodwinShow one’s years in breathing with difficultyage in pant
HCR. M. GraceHeave!—it’s about time this platform was movedage in pant; pageant = moving show
HCS. B. GreenA spectacular show—if it weren’t for my mature years, it would make me gasp!i.e. p(age)ant
HCJ. Hardie KeirThe fascinating spectacle of a goodly stretch of well-turned leg in singularly brief unmentionablesa + (l)eg (rev.) in pant(s)
HCR. C. MacfarlaneThe trousers being singularly worn out (by age), it might cost £2 extra to cover the seat for meage in pant(s); ref. Coronation seats
HCP. G. McCarthyA fine display of kings and queens—caller opens a No Trumppage a NT
HCT. W. MelluishExhibition secured by worker’s application to a quantity of reading matterpage ant
HCC. J. MorseA piece of pantomime about some great period of historyage in pant(omime), & lit.
HCF. E. NewloveCall a No Trump: it shows Kings, Queens, etc., in various suitspage a NT
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsWho’s holding up the train? One of the workers creating a scene on the platformpage ant
HCMiss N. SmithNon-stop Variety Show featuring a generous amount of well-turned leg in very abbreviated pantiesa + (l)eg (rev.) in pant(ies)
HCJ. ThompsonAttentive boy—model of industry—result, exhibition!page ant
HCH. S. TribeI want the whole town to see me in the bustle model with the buttons in frontpage ant; ant = model of industry
HCR. A. WhitleyMajor period of history presented in breath-taking settingage in pant, & lit.
HCL. C. WrightFeature of panto closing time—the final round offage in pant(o), & lit; closing = enclosing
HCI. YoungA breathtaking performance during which you have the time of your lifeage in pant, & lit.
HCJ. S. YoungButtons are not wholly for showpage an’t

Runners-Up in competition 207:

E. S. AinleyM. B. FisherC. KoopA. Robins
Miss A. W. BaldyJ. A. FloodMrs F. LaingE. O. Seymour
R. M. R. BenceA. L. FreemanA. LassmanW. Steinberg
Capt A. S. BirtD. J. FurleyA. F. LerrigoE. B. Stevens
J. A. BlairC. E. GatesT. A. MartinMrs A. L. Stevenson
B. P. BoothS. R. GibbsE. L. MellershF. B. Stubbs
E. J. BrookR. R. GreenfieldD. P. M. MichaelR. I. Sutherland
V. E. BrookeC. R. HaighW. L. MironH. G. Tattersall
J. BuistR. J. HallP. M. NeweyMrs J. W. Taylor
Mrs CaithnessMrs B. M. HalpernA. P. O’LearyCapt C. Tyers
F. A. ClarkD. C. HandscombJ. D. P. O’LearyA. E. Watts
G. H. ClarkeE. S. HawkesMiss E. S. PotterJ. F. N. Wedge
Miss L. M. CollinsE. L. HaywardM. G. Powell-DaviesT. G. Wellman
C. F. DaviesMrs P. F. HeverinE. J. RackhamMrs J. Wethered
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonA. R. M. HooperC. P. ReaW. D. Wigley
Brig W. E. DuncanF. G. IllingworthA. R. ReadM. Winterbottom
Dr J. N. FellL. JohnsonG. RiceA. J. Young