Ximenes Competition No. 1071  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1066  |  1076  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1071 Aug 1969ORACLE Printer’s Devilry23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs E. M. PardoChildren taking piano lessons soon learn the sign “f/f” 
SecondR. A. DehnWhite House f/anfare on TV; No-play girls with NixonMary W.; v. no4 in C.
ThirdR. A. HarveyThe latest di/ver model touches bottom in one plungeDior
VHCF. D. H. Atkinsonp.m.—Went to the country, sought f/arm and ate 
VHCC. Allen BakerFrom mini to maxi—I’d call that di/vergent!Dior
VHCR. S. CaffynDi/ver: man for whom lines are absolutely vitalDior
VHCP. R. ClemowShown by di/vers able to drop over stern with plunging lineDior
VHCMrs M. P. CraineTo pick any card o/ver knave needs only the simplest technique 
VHCH. W. JenkinsFord—i/f ’tis not a ravineDior
VHCSir S. KayeThe tragic mo/ment Man by Nature was tricked into murderOthello
VHCMrs B. LewisSo hungry—and po/rk, ami! I might be tempted to help myself to a pound or two 
VHCD. P. M. MichaelWelsh resort toc/sin—alarm as new quay blows up 
VHCC. J. MorseMistress sketches outré bust of lo/ver-boy 
VHCF. E. NewloveSo po/rk can’t agree with the figure—she’s checked, on the balance 
VHCMiss M. J. PatrickMy govern/ment, father, would never allow corporal punishment 
VHCR. PostillGillette f/ans have a notion that W. G. never really entertained! 
VHCE. O. SeymourIf the play’s theme is Po/verty, Nan will stage it nudeKenneth Tynan
VHCI. C. Snell“Bardot takes the veil”—a Wayf/arer Picture 
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyRocket’s rider jumped fearlessly f/ar round Landing-place No. 1French showjumper, medallist in 1968 Olympics
VHCM. J. SucklingInstead of ten years, at the mo/ment judge might give lessDartmoor prison
VHCR. A. A. WillensJust water f/ricandeau for a curecuré
VHCM. A. WilliamsThe plunge is for di/ver setting off for pearlsDior
VHCM. WoolfWith a “la, te, do, so, me”, finish on tonic “f/a, re”. Yes—just what’s wanted 

HCs in competition 1071 awarded to:

D. B. J. AmblerM. B. FisherR. E. KimmonsL. G. D. Sanders
W. G. ArnottRev S. W. FloydT. F. LawranceC. A. Sears
M. J. BalfourS. C. GilchristA. LawrieL. J. Sears
E. A. BeaulahP. G. W. GlareP. W. W. LeachSir W. Slimmings
A. BristowG. P. GoddardA. D. LeggeJ. F. Smith
C. O. ButcherE. GomersallMrs S. M. MacphersonJ. Sparrow
A. A. CallandR. B. HarlingMrs E. McFeeP. W. Thacker
R. N. ChignellN. L. HindleyT. W. MelluishD. H. Tompsett
R. P. CrawleyJ. P. H. HirstC. G. MillinF. T. Walton
A. L. DennisJ. E. HobsonR. A. MostynH. G. Way
N. C. DexterE. M. HornbyH. C. MunningsD. B. Wedmore
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonMrs L. JarmanM. L. PerkinsMrs M. Wilkinson
Flt Sgt J. DromeyW. JohnsonMrs A. RivlinG. M. Young