Ximenes Competition No. 334  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  329  |  338  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
334 May 1955CHEROOT normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. BellIt lends to a Tory personality we admire a certain aroma—not half!C hero ot(to), & lit.; ref. Churchill
SecondC. Allen BakerSomething to set aglow the heart of a good old Tory champion—a 50% Tory backing!(Chur)c(hill) + hero + To(ry) (rev.)
ThirdD. P. M. MichaelI offer her love in a cottage, but Winnie might accept me in spite of my bluntnessher 0 in cot; ref. Churchill
HCE. A. BeaulahWinnie is often seen with me, one of Winnie’s colleagues in the initial Cabinet reshuffleRoo in anag. incl. C; ref. W. the Pooh
HCR. N. ChignellIt could be the Corona with the end clippedanag. of the Coro(na), & lit.
HCA. N. ClarkDrawn by puffer to provide relief-service after strike actioncryptic def.
HCBrig W. E. DuncanNot so opulent as the Corona, but the same sort with the end cut off, and lit!anag. of the Coro(na) & lit.!
HCL. E. EyresChurchill, for instance, in a small bed: he’d prefer a longer one!hero in cot, & lit.
HCS. B. GreenVenturesome young man perhaps put to bed by me!hero in cot, & lit.
HCC. KoopFor inspiration, drawing, treatment of foliage all rolled in one—that’s possibly Corot, eh?anag.; ref. 19c landscape painter
HCG. G. LawranceIt’s uncouth in her company to smokeanag. incl. Co.; smoke, n.
HCP. H. MorganRetch horribly, round and round inside!—like its effect on a puffing schoolboy?o,o in anag., & lit.
HCC. J. MorseEven in bed the Great Man produces a cigarhero in cot; ref. Churchill
HCF. E. NewloveIt’s wonderful being in bed: with me there’s no burning the taper at either end!hero in cot; square cut
HCD. A. NichollsThe corona should have an end cut off to give a decent smoke!anag. of the coro(na)
HCMrs M. G. PorterRed originator Marx and Churchill have this in commonChe (Guevara) + root; ref. Groucho M.
HCR. PostillA chap taking a girl out in Scotland may be had for a sucker! (Burns!)c. her oot; chap. = chapter, oot = out
HCA. RobinsIt heralds the appearance of a Prime Minister, associated with the English cause!Ch(urchill) E root, & lit.
HCL. T. StokesThe Leader of the Conservatives—a great man to put back! One of Winston’s favourites?C hero + to (rev.)
HCBrig R. F. E. StoneyCalls for a strike; pointless, so easily stamped out. Other Co.’s affected unfortunatelyanag.; square cut
HCMiss D. W. TaylorYou’ll find me in front of the puffer after a strikecryptic def.

Runners-Up in competition 334:

D. AmblerA. B. GardnerA. F. LerrigoJ. Solon
F. D. H. AtkinsonC. E. GatesP. H. MabeyF. B. Stubbs
Maj P. S. BainesC. C. M. GiffinE. L. MellershJ. A. L. Sturrock
A. J. BarnardG. P. GoddardT. W. MelluishH. G. Tattersall
Mrs F. BeggD. GoddenR. J. MunningsD. G. Thomas
R. C. BrewinE. GomersallH. PerryH. L. Tinkler
C. M. BrounP. GraystoneN. J. ReedH. Walsham
R. BryanMrs B. M. HalpernCapt W. H. W. RidleyJ. F. N. Wedge
R. S. CaffynF. H. W. HawesE. O. SeymourS. B. Wilson
H. ChownR. W. HaysW. K. M. SlimmingsH. T. Young
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonJ. J. HollowayMrs I. G. Smith 
Mrs N. FisherH. JoyceJ. P. Smith