Ximenes Competition No. 43  Ximenes Slip  |  < 42  |  44 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
43 Feb 1947DRESSING normal18

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstRev E. B. PeelSauce for the goose-step?2 mngs.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED); pun on ‘sauce for the goose’
SecondD. S. MilfordThere was more for dinner in our salad dayscryptic def.; i.e. dressing for dinner was more common; salad dressing; ref. rationing
ThirdS. B. GreenChildren play me up (sauce!)—and naughty ones get me down3 mngs.; i.e. dressing up, dressing down
HCP. E. BuggeThe costume for the Lobster Quadrille?cryptic def. (i.e. sauce); ref. Alice in Wonderland
HCH. G. ButtersEither up or down will make you smart2 mngs.; dressing up, dressing down; smart = fashionable, sting
HCA. BuxtonNot much sauce for the Gandhi2 mngs.; sauce = dressing; ref. Mahatma G.’s simplicity of dress and ‘sauce for the gander’
HCA. ChipperfieldNo point in starting me up if you’ve nowhere to gocryptic def.; ref. ‘all dressed up with nowhere to go’
HCF. A. ClarkReds sign arrangement for coming into lineanag.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED)
HCG. H. ClarkeIt’s girding whether it’s up or down2 mngs.; dressing up, dressing down; girding1,2 = clothing, beating
HCD. L. L. ClarkeGoing in after a big score, tail first, you need marlD + ress-ing, i.e. ingress tail first; marl3,1 = marvel, dressing for soil
HCJ. H. FullerMakes you smart up or down2 mngs.; dressing up, dressing down; smart = fashionable, sting
HCL. R. HuxtableProminent, both up and down, in salad days3 mngs.; dressing up, dressing down, salad dressing
HCP. IrvingDaily round that makes a woman tired but happycryptic def.; tire3 = dress
HCC. KoopPick me up, says the drill-sergeant, or you may get me down; I’m tiring3 mngs.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED); dressing down; tire3 = dress
HCMrs F. LaingPutting on the linksdouble mng.; ref. golf (dressing of greens) and cuff links
HCJ. G. MonroeUp on the boards, down on the mat2 mngs.; dressing up, dressing down; boards = stage; on the mat = reprimanded
HCRev C. TrevorFor such as like it not, “Let us alone” sounds a fitting slogancryptic def.; ref. nudists; i.e. ‘lettuce alone’
HCW. H. J. WheelerShould the recruit not pick his up, the sergeant-major would hand him one down!2 mngs.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED); dressing down
 

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