Ximenes Competition No. 113  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  112  |  114  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
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AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. R. Watson-SmythWanted. A Morris 1948 Sports Tourer, left-hand drive, or similarcryptic def.; ref. Arthur M., l.h. batsman in Australia’s unbeaten 1948 tour
SecondE. S. AinleyWill he have muscle trouble when the net’s turn next comes?crick + rete (rev.), & lit.
ThirdL. C. WrightNeeds a new spring to start his chain runningcryptic def.; chain = 22 yds of wicket; cricket season
HCC. Allen BakerHearth companion set with copper finish—1/11cricket + (copp)er; ref. Dickens, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’; one of XI
HCD. AmblerFortnightly publication of over-production figures shows paralysing effect on net returnscrick + rete (rev.); magazine title; overs
HCMaj P. S. BainesWhat is Crappit-head? Cod’s head with bits of rice, leek, suet, and pepperc(od), ric(e), (lee)k, (su)et, (pepp)er; see crap2 in C.; ref. Jack Crapp, batsman in England’s 1948-9 winter tour
HCMrs N. FisherKeep your wool on, Chancellor, when caught in a howler, there’s a sportsmanC ket in crier; ref. sterling crisis of Sep 1949
HCMrs L. JarmanThis player gives you a pain in the neck—a travesty of Tree!crick + anag.; ref. H. Beerbohm Tree, actor
HCA. F. LerrigoDismissed on appeal? Not if he’s a reckless driver and gets caughtcryptic def.
HCT. W. MelluishFender was mainly on the hearth2 mngs,; ref. Dickens, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’, and Percy F., captain of Surrey 1921-31
HCA. C. NorfolkHis Grace had a place in Gloucestershire but not in Debrett!cryptic def.; ref. Dr W. G. Grace, not titled
HCL. C. PaymanMainly found in the hearth—perhaps after the ashescryptic def.; ref. Dickens, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’ and The Ashes
HCRev E. B. PeelWhen I go in I go out, and when I come out I come incryptic def.
HCG. W. PughHis view of the “free spectacles” scheme may be that it is little other than a wicked wastecryptic def.; spectacles = duck in both innings; cf. wicket; ref. National Health glasses
HCH. Ingram ReesRegular contributor to “Country Life” and, off and on, to “The Field”cryptic def.; magazine titles; national game; fielding positions

Runners-Up in competition 113:

M. AndersonP. G. W. GlareD. P. M. MichaelL. E. Thomas
D. AshcroftS. B. GreenA. P. O’LearyJ. Thompson
E. J. BellJ. P. HancoxJ. D. P. O’LearyL. W. Titman
H. W. BristerDr G. P. HartiganR. C. PaynW. H. Victory
D. L. L. ClarkeD. HawsonE. G. PhillipsI. H. Wilson
J. M. DoultonR. P. IrvingR. PostillJ. S. Young
J. F. DowMiss M. JenkinsRev H. M. Springbett 
S. R. GibbsJ. H. JonesMrs A. L. Stevenson