Ximenes Competition No. 213  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  211  |  215  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
213 Jan 1953LEMONADE normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillArticle in French paper shows what people will swallow from the yellow press!a in Le Monde; see y.p. in C.
SecondW. J. DuffinIt’s wet, it pours. It may make a squash, but find room for a little ’un in the sheltermonad in lee1
ThirdJ. H. Scott-WilsonStill out of glasses for the kids’ party: we must make do with enamel somehowanag.
HCE. S. AinleyA change from ale and the demon rumanag. & lit.; rum, adj.
HCC. Allen BakerMen involved in a crooked deal will gain nothing—it only leads to the coolerO in anag. of men in anag.
HCJ. W. BatesThe charge for dry toastcryptic def.; i.e. charge for glass of teetotaller
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonAn article in a French paper is sometimes sparkling and still occasionally juicya in Le Monde; sparkling & still L.
HCJ. A. FinckenIn a French journal you’ll find a juicy extracta in Le Monde
HCJ. A. FloodThe problem on a Derby Day is where to get a drink!hidden
HCC. K. FosterAfter brewing ale, do men still drink this? Without a doubt!anag.; still L.
HCS. GoldieAppears in emblem on a design suitable for chidren’s mugshidden
HCS. B. GreenArticle in French newspaper runs down the puerile personnel of many Partiesa in Le Monde; p.p = children
HCA. R. M. HooperA regular fizzer for the T.T. Race; led all the way round the island and first of everyone to finishMona in led + e(veryone); T.T. Race = non-drinkers
HCF. G. IllingworthAle and the demon Rum—a nice drink for a child!anag.; rum, adj.
HCH. JoyceIt’s quite a squash for the T.T. fans on the bendcryptic def.; i.e. teetotallers on a drinking session
HCMrs D. M. KissenPunch, dispirited, lacks pep: full of sparkle, gets open-mouthed welcome at children’s parties2 mngs., i.e. punch without spirit = lemonade; Punch & Judy
HCN. LawsonAn article in a French newspaper may have to be watered downa in Le Monde
HCB. M. LeggThe first essential is to get into shelter—then we’ll have the drinkmonad in lee1
HCT. W. MelluishOne feels after this squash the fresher might be accepted in the world of the ‘beaux esprits’a in Le Monde (Fr.); fresher = refreshed/University student
HCC. J. MorseMany a Frenchman’s breakfast reading is interrupted only by a drink of fruit juicea in Le Monde
HCD. A. NichollsCoward’s name made in Bitter Sweet! Press effusive about “this refreshing production”anag. of Noël made, 3 defs.; B.S., operetta by N.C.
HCT. H. PooleDrink? An article in that worldly French paper is all for it!a in Le Monde
HCE. J. RackhamArticle in Paris newspaper should induce Parties to take a sober coursea in Le Monde
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsFinal half of Sale! One mad hectic squash!(sa)le + anag.
HCJ. ThompsonLen made a duck—tickled a fizzer!anag. incl. 0; ref. Len Hutton, Yorkshire & England batsman
HCF. L. UsherTart reply to a budding débutante asking for fizzlemon a dé(butante), i.e. “the answer’s a l.”
HCI. YoungRead the article in Journal de Paris—it’s refreshingly juicy!a in Le Monde

Runners-Up in competition 213:

Lt Col P. S. BainesR. R. GreenfieldW. NapthineR. E. Stumbles
T. E. BellD. GrierM. NewmanJ. A. L. Sturrock
T. BilsboroughJ. B. GrubbA. L. R. PerryW. H. T. Tayleur
E. W. BurtonF. H. W. HawesE. G. PhillipsL. E. Thomas
J. CampionR. W. HawesMrs M. G. PorterG. B. Tower
J. W. CarahJ. W. HolmesMaj J. N. PurdonJ. Vallely
E. ClarkMrs L. JarmanA. R. ReadG. J. Wheeler
G. N. CoulterL. W. JenkinsonViscountess RidleyP. J. Whitcombe
H. F. DixonL. JohnsonDr D. S. RobertsonMiss M. Williams
H. EvansL. Lawton JonesA. RobinsS. E. Wilson
Mrs N. FisherS. H. G. KayeT. E. SandersH. J. L. Withrington
H. L. FordM. A. LassmanF. N. ShimminL. C. Wright
Mrs D. FullerP. W. W. LeachW. K. M. Slimmings 
F. D. GardinerMiss G. F. MarchantMiss R. E. Speight 
Rev J. G. GrahamE. L. MellershF. B. Stubbs