Ximenes Competition No. 148  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  147  |  149  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
148 Sep 1950FILIBUSTER normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstA. N. ClarkI rifle tubs at seaanag. & lit.
SecondMaj P. S. BainesPetty Liberal and Unionist in wanton strife obstruct legislationLib U in anag.
ThirdF. E. NewloveKeaton plays major part in all-talking version of Adventurer (at the Capitol)i.e. ends with Buster (K.), 2 defs.; ref. Charlie Chaplin film, Capitol where Congress meets
HCC. A. BakerWanted: fleecer and stripper; also sound breaker of young mares, not averse to taking over occasional jade, etc.‘filly buster’, 2 defs.; jade = nag and treasure
HCF. L. ConstableI should be found to be among the leaders in filching, bushranging and terrorising!I in fil, bus, ter, & lit.
HCP. M. CoombsEnough to make Congress tart? True, if 1 lb.’s all you wantanag. incl I; tart = scathing
HCB. J. Iliffe’E ain’t a proper soldier, but ’is rifle’s in the Mess!anag.
HCL. W. JenkinsonCharacter who might be disposed to “lift” rubies indiscriminatelyanag. & lit.
HCA. F. LerrigoTries to keep on his feet, but it’s futile with ribs all brokenanag.
HCR. MillsHe doesn’t mind a scrap or bit if rules may be brokenanag.
HCE. J. RackhamHis speech does not keep to the point, and fibs rule it out of orderanag.
HCP. P. SimpsonHad there been fires built like this in the House, the Coal Bill might never have been presentedanag.; ref. 1946, etc., Coal Industry Bills in Parliament
HCH. S. TribeScotch law, so to speak: it rules F.B.I., oddly enoughanag.; scotch vb.
HCJ. F. N. WedgeI broke into a smoother way of talking to confound the lawI bust in filer (= smoother)
HCJ. S. YoungTrifle worried about the bus I caught being a pirateanag. incl. bus I

Runners-Up in competition 148:

G. BownessR. C. MacfarlaneE. G. PhillipsW. H. Thorne
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonDr L. B. MarshallR. PostillD. R. Tivy
Mrs N. FisherE. L. MellershG. W. PughW. H. Victory
J. A. FloodD. P. M. MichaelH. RaingerJ. Walton
P. A. HarrowW. L. MironMrs J. RobertsonB. K. Watts
J. Hardie KeirA. I. OldakerT. E. SandersR. A. Whitley
G. G. LawranceK. H. OldakerO. Carlton Smith 
R. LumleyRev E. B. PeelP. H. Taylor