Ximenes Competition No. 626  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  624  |  630  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
626 Jan 1961WOMAN-TIRED normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. O. ButcherYesterday was too mild to wear trousers, to-day seems too gusty for skirts: that’s Eve with clothes!woman + tired (= clothed); gusty = irritable, skirts = women
SecondL. S. PearceA worm, I tend to be upset, once under attack from a birdanag.
ThirdS. HolgateSkirt fitted with metal hoop was cramped by petticoatswoman tired; tire2
HCJ. W. BatesHow husbands were once perhaps harshly trained by a good proportion of women?wom(en) + anag., & lit.
HCF. E. DixonIf Queen Bess had had a husband, he might have been—and so might the matron I wedanag.
HCL. E. EyresCut up and truly blue, like poor Dr. Proudiemow (rev.) + anti-red; ref. Barchester Chronicles
HCMrs E. FranklinDe worm ain’t turned, but Petruchio did when he wasanag.; ref. Taming of the Shrew
HCMrs L. JarmanLike Mr. Weller Senior, yielding to masculine inwaderanag. incl. m.; ref. Pickwick Papers
HCDr J. MainwaringOnce rated well, now I’m rated badlyanag.; rate2
HCW. H. PegramThis blasted word meant I was hen pecked!anag.
HCB. G. QuinI wed Matron with turbulent disposition, like Mr. Bumble!anag.; ref. David Copperfield
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsCaudle was extraordinarily warm—no diet for a wife feeling the effects of labour!anag.; ref. ‘Mrs C.’s Curtain Lectures’ by D. Jerrold
HCJ. A. L. SturrockThis meant having great difficulty getting word in with mate!anag. & lit.
HCJ. WardHow Katharine the Sixth kept her husband in tow made King ridiculous to see!anag. incl. R. & lit.; ref. Katharine Parr
HCM. WoolfMr. Bumble was so dame-worn—it hurt!anag. & lit.; ref. David Copperfield

Runners-Up in competition 626:

R. J. AtkinJ. A. FinckenD. P. M. MichaelR. J. Steel
F. D. H. AtkinsonMrs N. FisherP. H. MorganD. H. Tompsett
C. Allen BakerJ. FloodC. J. MorseH. S. Tribe
Mrs F. BeggC. E. GatesF. E. NewloveB. W. Webster
J. C. BrashS. GoldieT. C. PerksJ. F. N. Wedge
Rev C. M. BrounS. B. GreenE. J. RackhamG. H. Willett
R. N. ChignellR. W. JakemanJ. S. W. ReidMrs J. Worrall
J. McI. CruickshankMrs E. McFeeE. W. Richart 
Sgt J. DromeyE. L. MellershMrs I. G. Smith