Ximenes Competition No. 386  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  382  |  390  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
386 May 1956CLEITHRAL normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr W. M. EastherCertainly well-covered up above—call it her “bust,” perhapsanag.
SecondJ. S. YoungHow the Abbey National draw customers with their call to build anewanag.; ref. building society logo, a couple under a ‘roof’ umbrella
ThirdC. J. MorseAs a variation, “hermetical” would do with a little latitude for meanag. with l. for me, & lit.
HCJ. W. BatesBadly built cellar having indirect hit may need repair to make it soanag. & lit.
HCMrs G. BonsallA bridge opening is thoroughly slated—ruined their call!anag., 2 defs.
HCA. H. P. CardewI’m ill and the car all smashed up—but I’m completely coveredanag.
HCP. M. CoombsCall it her being “restricted by overheads,” if you like, but “broke” it is, really!anag.
HCCdr H. H. L. Dickson100% of the rich all live in such a house: 90% could build itanag. less h, & lit.
HCL. E. EyresEven poor men would dislike a home that was not so, and to nearly all the rich it would be shatteringanag. less h
HCJ. A. FinckenIll applied to the car that’s convertibleanag. & lit.
HCC. E. GatesWith half the ceilings in need of repair, it’s endless drudgery keeping a roof over one’s headanag. of ceil(ings) + thral(l)
HCS. B. GreenTheir call for having The Way to the Stars banned must be thrown outanag.; ref. 1945 film
HCF. H. W. HawesAll the Dublin policemen blown up under one roof!anag. incl. RIC; ref. British police force in pre-independence Ireland
HCT. W. Melluish“Quite over-canopied …” With luscious woodbine? No! You spoil it all—With half cheroots!anag. incl. cher(oots); ref. M.N.D. II.1.251; w. cigarette brand
HCN. PensamLike wrens in a nest, making their callanag.; canopied nest
HCE. J. RackhamWith roof intact, includes h. and c.—but the rest is a literal ruin!anag. of h c literal
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsQuite unlike the Open Air Theatre—taking their call disgracefullyanag.
HCM. WoolfOpening pair, making 150, hit runs in real abandon—that’s the kind of stand appreciated at Old Trafford!CL + anag. of hit real; ref. rainy cricket ground

Runners-Up in competition 386:

J. P. H. AllonMrs N. FisherW. L. MironJ. M. Sharman
F. D. H. AtkinsonS. GoldieP. H. MorganK. C. Sherwood
C. L. BartramE. GomersallF. E. NewloveW. K. M. Slimmings
M. BoyseD. HendersonD. A. NichollsJ. B. Sykes
R. W. H. BrunswickMiss D. HillD. V. NortheyW. Watts
C. O. ButcherD. W. H. JacksonMrs D. W. PerryH. F. C. Williams
R. CaffynM. J. KelleyK. PerryS. E. Wilson
Mrs CaithnessE. KingMaj J. N. PurdonMrs M. Wrench
R. F. S. ChignellP. W. W. LeachH. RaingerH. T. Young
A. H. CloughA. F. LerrigoG. H. Ravenor 
W. J. DuffinH. LyonA. J. C. Saunders 
H. H. ElliotD. P. M. MichaelE. O. Seymour