Ximenes Competition No. 1062  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1058  |  1066  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1062 Jun 1969CALLING-CRAB normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstA. LawrieI need rousin’ before end of big claw comes into playcallin’ (bi)g crab3 & lit.
SecondSir S. KayeIt’s a typical pincer movement, requiring craft to frustratecalling crab3 & lit.
ThirdJ. A. FinckenI can’t walk straight—I wave frantically—trying to get a taxi appears about rightr in calling cab
VHCJ. A. BlairHailing taxi—circumventing the first in rank: a fiddlerr(ank) in calling cab
VHCA. L. DennisWhen in trouble this fiddler signals, declaring two acescalling crab; crab = lowest throw at hazard, two aces, see under craps in C.
VHCN. C. DexterSomething found in the sea with claw—one stunted oddly—on either sideling in anag. of cla(w) + crab3 & lit.
VHCA. B. GardnerIt’s a job to foil a fiddlercalling crab3
VHCE. M. HornbyI appear to bow and scrape: it’s the start of riches in a commissionaire’s jobr(iches) in calling cab; i.e. fiddler crab
VHCL. W. JenkinsonCharles’s leading part in ragging the Master of Trinity—it seems to indicate a summonsC(harles) in calling Rab; ref. Rab Butler, Master of T. 1965-78; Prince C. at Trinity 1967-69
VHCP. W. W. LeachButler’s device meets demand for show about seaside performer unlikely to be dressedcalling c. Rab; ref. Rab B., “what the butler saw” machine, popular at seaside; device = motto; small crab not dressed
VHCL. F. LeasonKing’s in transport after demanding playing of fiddlercalling + R in cab; ref. ‘Old King Cole’
VHCR. B. McCallCrying “Two aces”, he waves his claw over the poolcalling crab; crab = lowest throw at hazard, two aces, see under craps in C.; ref. poker, etc.
VHCC. J. MorseFiddler’s reckoning to sidestep business depressioncalling crab1, calling crab3
VHCMrs E. RobsonTwo aces found after demanding a show of hands—I’m the fiddlercalling crab; crab = lowest throw at hazard, two aces, see under craps in C.
VHCT. E. SandersStrand is where I’m seen waving—hailing taxi outside front of restaurantr in calling cab; strand1 and London street
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyFiddler produces two aces after dropping cardscalling crab; crab = the lowest throw at hazard, two aces, see under craps in C.; calling-cards
VHCT. L. StrangeI flourish at the seaside: a visit’s oddly bracingcall + anag.
VHCMrs D. M. TaitHow a slow taxi might have been described by Dr Spooner—one going sidewaysi.e. ‘crawling cab’
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeBall, racing madly after Cooper’s first cross, pinches oneC + anag.; cross = when cross: England footballers Alan B. and Terry C.

HCs in competition 1062 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyW. B. GouldC. J. M. MacdougallD. C. Pleece
F. D. H. AtkinsonC. T. HattenH. W. MassinghamR. Postill
C. Allen BakerD. HawsonMrs E. McFeeW. M. Reid
J. W. BatesS. HolgateT. W. MelluishG. J. S. Ross
E. A. BeaulahMrs L. JarmanJ. P. MernaghMiss A. Scrope
E. C. BinghamA. L. JefferyD. P. M. MichaelMrs E. M. Simmonds
R. S. CaffynMrs D. B. JenkinsonT. K. MilsomSir W. Slimmings
J. G. ChilversA. H. JonesS. E. MortonS. Sondheim
A. E. CrowB. K. KellyM. NewmanT. A. J. Spencer
J. CrowtherR. E. KimmonsB. G. PalmerD. H. Tompsett
Mrs J. O. FullerJ. R. KirbyF. R. PalmerE. W. Webb
J. GillJ. H. C. LeachM. L. PerkinsMaj T. A. Whitamore
N. C. GoddardMrs B. LewisMrs N. PerryG. D. Young