Ximenes Competition No. 111  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  110  |  112  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
111 Sep 1949PLEASANT normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. O’Donoghue‘Winning’ mount passes the post2 mngs.; ref. Mount P. sorting office, London
SecondT. H. EastGratifying after-effect of a run round the fieldsleas in pant
ThirdF. E. SmythIt’s cheering to see old has-not back in the queuenas (rev.) in pleat (= plait)
HCG. W. BainThere’s lots of excuses for a hard worker making merrypleas ant
HCC. A. BakerI’ve got slim with all-round exercise—as for the waistline, it’s quite gratifying!as in lean in PT
HCE. A. C. BennettNice and sociable in a queue—never was back in the old daysnas (rev.) in pleat (= plait)
HCT. BoltonWhat a jumble-sale! It’ll be nice to get a short breath outsideanag. of sale in pant
HCF. L. ConstableFacetious excuses are not accepted herepleas an’t
HCA. G. G. CooperPopular mount for large scale philatelycryptic def.; ref. Mount P. sorting office, London
HCF. S. DanksIt’s nice when a worker on the Sabbath has an excuse beforehandplea + S + ant
HCL. E. EyresExcuses aren’t acceptablepleas an’t
HCMrs N. FisherGratifying result of appeals to the workerpleas ant
HCP. Glennie-SmithGet out of breath running round the fields, but it’s niceleas in pant
HCE. L. HaywardAddressing earnest prayers to the worker may have gratifying results, but production needs a set planpleas ant, anag.
HCL. W. JenkinsonField in ragged trousers? Jolly rotten lapse for a beginnerlea in anag. of pants, begins with anag.
HCMrs D. J. MacDowellNice to get a worker after all the excusespleas ant
HCMaj R. P. C. MutterExcuses are not, in short, agreeablepleas an’t
HCJ. Nicholl-CarneCheerful countryman with about two pints inside himl (= litre) in peasant
HCG. H. PodmoreNice excuses are not, in short, requiredpleas an’t
HCA. R. ReadFacetious excuses are not in orderpleas an’t
HCA. RobinsFacetious action by Father Christmas—left without a present!plea + Sant(a)
HCP. H. TaylorApologies aren’t accepted? Fair enough!pleas an’t
HCD. L. TuckettApologies are not acceptablepleas an’t
HCS. A. WaylandAttractive underwear reduced! Jumble sale within!anag. in pant(s)
HCL. C. WrightNicely disposed suits lead to a no-trump contractpleas + a NT
HCJ. S. YoungExcuses are not acceptablepleas an’t

Runners-Up in competition 111:

D. AmblerJ. R. HomaG. W. PughR. G. Tate
Maj P. S. BainesMrs L. JarmanE. J. RackhamC. A. Thorogood
H. W. BristerJ. JonesH. R. ReadH. S. Tribe
J. C. R. ClaphamA. F. LerrigoN. RolesH. T. R. Twyford
Miss L. M. CollinsR. LeslieF. RoseCapt C. Tyers
D. ConnellMrs E. M. LucasE. T. RuddleJ. Walton
J. H. DingwallD. P. M. MichaelJ. L. RuddleJ. E. Whelan
Brig W. E. DuncanMiss K. C. MorrahA. A. RussellT. Wilson
Mrs ForsythW. D. OliverM. R. SampfordMrs D. Winsor
D. L. GregoryJ. D. P. O’LearyRev H. M. Springbett 
J. HardingRev E. B. PeelMrs D. F. Sumner 
A. HodgkinsonR. PostillJ. O. Tapper