Ximenes Competition No. 277  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  275  |  279  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
277 Mar 1954PRODIGALLY normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. WinterbottomTaking care of the pence, gaily dissipated about the pounds—spendthrifts will go on like that!pro d + L in anag., & lit.
SecondV. F. DixonPrematurely endowed youngster flung about the entire fortune like thisall in prodigy, & lit.; ref. Luke 15
ThirdCdr H. H. L. DicksonThe modern state behaves like this child who knows too much about everythingall in prodigy; ref. the Welfare State
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonIf without a friend, stick among the swine like the younger brotheri.e. prodig(ally) = rod in pig; Luke 15
HCC. Allen BakerSo much money goes for grub, there isn’t a penny to play withpro dig (d)ally; pause after “goes” [see comments]
HCP. BrownWith lavish hand thrust into pay-roll recklesslydig in anag.
HCE. GomersallHow the Liberal Party carries on has everyone in wonder!all in prodigy; party = person
HCS. B. GreenIn a way too much for your means—or for mine, chum!pro dig ally, & lit.
HCC. R. HaighGay old rip gadding about the West End of London like a profligateL(ondon) in anag
HCA. F. LerrigoI’d give up everything to be a genius, without thought of the costi.e. prodigally less all = prodigy
HCD. P. M. MichaelSmall wonder, including everything, old girl, pay is squandered so!all in prodigy, anag., & lit.
HCP. M. NeweyDally riotously, or with pig’s nuts; one who lived thus did bothanag. of dally or pig, & lit.; Luke 15.
HCR. PostillAs one elder son might have said: “You’ve spent your portion so … stick among the swine, brother!”rod in pig + ally; Luke 15
HCE. J. RackhamOne way to dispose of a pay-roll and make a hole in itdig in anag., & lit.
HCF. N. ShimminHow lavishly the kid with a high I.Q. gets everything thrown in!all in prodigy
HCJ. C. W. SpringbettYou will need an expert to mine choice marble, if you wish to build lavishlypro dig ally2
HCJ. A. L. SturrockThe way the boy had lived before returning—the arrangement of a lordly pig surprises!anag.; pig = feast; Luke 15
HCJ. ThompsonThe bright young thing is embracing everybody in a wanton mannerall in prodigy
HCD. H. TompsettLike a play-boy and play-girl do, extravagantlyanag.
HCH. S. TribeHow to lay out the wherewithal to build a lordly piganag.; pig = feast

Runners-Up in competition 277:

G. C. AgerJ. B. FilburnH. LyonMrs F. H. Shepherd
E. S. AinleyMrs N. FisherA. W. MaddocksW. K. M. Slimmings
Dr S. H. AtkinsMrs D. FullerF. W. MartinO. Carlton Smith
J. W. BatesC. E. GatesE. L. MellershE. Sunderland
P. L. BayntonS. GoldieW. L. MironJ. B. Sykes
C. M. BrounRev J. G. GrahamC. J. MorseMiss D. W. Taylor
A. CampbellRev A. D. HodgsonF. E. NewloveG. F. W. Turner
F. J. ClarkD. G. HoneyD. A. NichollsF. L. Usher
D. L. L. ClarkeF. G. IllingworthD. B. NorwoodJ. F. N. Wedge
J. CorderyMrs L. JarmanMaj J. N. PurdonM. H. Wetherfield
F. J. DanielsL. JohnsonMrs J. RobertsonE. J. Williams
Miss B. J. DixJ. Hardie KeirT. E. SandersM. Woolf
Mrs D. M. D’EathC. KoopL. J. ScarsJ. S. Young
Mrs W. FearonJ. D. LockettMrs E. Shackleton