Guess who is “Hardly the modest type” or “Not the modest sort”? Maybe you can figure out who is “One barely living” or “One with an all-over tan”? And now, the final hint: “Person with no pockets”. You got it! Of course, the answer is: a nudist. At least, compilers of New York Times crossword puzzles from 1994 to 2009 (see Wolfram|Alpha: nudist : definition, pronunciation, synonyms, … ) are pretty sure about that.
A nudist suffering without pockets is definitely the topic for all times. I’ve already quoted the readers column of Popular Science from February, 1938 (see True story: Embarrassed Nudist (1938)). Even earlier, in January, 1938, this magazine wrote:
Faced with problem of carrying cigarettes when no pockets were available, a delegate to a recent nudist convention devised the holder shown at right. The leather case is strapped to the leg by means of an elastic band.
The note ‘Cigarette Holder for Nudists’ together with the image of this wonderful device can be found in Popular Science, January, 1938, p.56.
Can you imagine a non-smoking nudist or a nudist who go as far as taking a bag with him or her?
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