Ximenes Competition No. 297  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  295  |  300  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
297 Aug 1954CONTRAPUNTAL normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. H. MorganWith an air of crossness about the score, the other side kick the stuffing out of Arsenal!contra punt2 A(rsena)l
SecondJ. S. YoungDescriptive of a round flat-bottomed boat with aluminium stern and ‘V’ bowscontra punt1 Al; v = versus
ThirdR. McD. GrahamN.U.R. plan to act in an unorthodox way, involving one line being played off against the otheranag.; ref. 1954 Western Region rail strike
HCE. S. AinleyContralto wanting to set about a lay, and getting the tones mixed upa punt3 in contral(to); lay1,4 = bet, song
HCMaj P. S. BainesKind of bark with flat bottom A in deep-voiced lady unused to combining melodiespunt1 + A in contral(to)
HCJ. W. BatesThis describes a setting of the “Nunc” with a florid alto partanag. & lit.; ref. Song of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32
HCP. B. ChapmanNocturnal and apt to become tuneful together; like the owl and pussycat?anag.
HCR. N. ChignellWith players putting on so many airs, can’t plan tour differentlyanag.
HCJ. A. FinckenWedding tunes, looser than Canon allows!cryptic def.; wed, vb., canon1
HCA. L. FreemanShow Boat in a Carlton adaptation introducing additional melodiespunt in anag.; show, vb. imper.; C. Theatre, London
HCE. GomersallShowing signs of additional strain in scoring? Stake a pound on the other side!contra punt3 a L
HCS. B. GreenFirst section of Nunc dimittis, with alto part added, might be so qualifiedanag. of nunc alto part, & lit.; song of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32
HCR. W. HawesAny popular cantata with diminished thirds may be arranged in this manneranag. omitting every 3rd letter, & lit.
HCM. A. LassmanInterlock, like Bach’s combinationscryptic def.; i. = trade (adj.) and material (n.)
HCT. W. MelluishNocturnal tap dancing might give you a music qualificationanag.
HCC. J. MorseI’m half stupid after having to learn by heart a catch in the style of Byrdcon3 + trap + untal(ented); ref. William B., composer, b. 1540
HCA. RobinsPresenting the Melody Combination in “Knock on the Door,” “The Nut Cracker,” and the Finale of “Parsifal?”con6 + trap + anag. + (Parsif)al
HCD. SlaterSound products of this type require complicated staff work and repeated entries in the ledgercryptic def.; ref. musical notation
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsAfter Italian with gin, Aunt Lizzie’s head reels: a solitary Bass wouldn’t produce such an effectcon (= with, It.) + trap + anag. incl. L
HCG. Stanhope-LovellAgainst a kick in the air the French back must be prepared for some combined playcontra punt2 + la (rev.)

Runners-Up in competition 297:

F. D. H. AtkinsonT. DwyerC. KoopJ. Saunders
C. Allen BakerMrs W. FearonB. J. McCannL. R. Seaborne
E. A. BeaulahMrs J. O. FullerF. E. NewloveMrs E. Shackleton
Mrs J. B. ColthamP. HoltbyM. G. Powell-DaviesMrs E. M. Simmonds
P. M. CoombsL. R. HuxtableT. D. Powell-DaviesO. Carlton Smith
G. N. CoulterE. G. IllingworthE. R. PrenticeJ. B. Sykes
W. DarbyMrs L. JarmanE. J. RackhamT. G. Wellman
C. R. DeanA. L. JefferyJ. W. RossA. H. Wright
W. J. DuffinL. JohnsonT. E. Sanders