Ximenes Competition No. 395  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  390  |  400  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
395 Aug 1956SCALE-ARMOUR normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. A. FinckenThe making of mail bags etc. without a break cures a moral delinquentanag.; mail2; bags = trousers
SecondMrs J. O. FullerThe carousel swung round to gather power—I was on the old war-horsearm in anag.; merry-go-round
ThirdC. KauffmannYou should have some form of protection against the arrow—that is the time-worn lesson in love!sc. + lear in amour
HCR. B. AdcockJust what secures the best coverage in the press, namely, famous king in disreputable love-affairsc. + Lear in amour; press = battle
HCC. Allen BakerSuez Canal headings … Fear About Egypt’s Leader … Our Defence Being Virtually DoubledS C + E in alarm + our; ref. Suez crisis
HCJ. H. DingwallDefence admitting of no gaps—which means our putting an end to fears about Egypt’s leadersc. + E in alarm + our; ref. Suez crisis
HCF. H. W. HawesPlate-layers—carried on the tender for protection?cryptic def.
HCF. G. IllingworthOur calm era’s finished—bring out the old battle-dressanag.; finished = ruined
HCDr D. S. M. ImrieI’ve got a molar-curse!—needing to he drilled. Plates are the answeranag.
HCD. P. M. MichaelListener beset by discordant clamours? This seems the best protection against neighbours’ piano-practising childrenear in anag.; i.e. musical scales
HCP. M. NeweyL’amour’s to be used with care: no doubt Isolde found it hard on Tristananag.
HCF. E. NewloveThere’s more than one lame here—our car’s been involved with several of them!anag. incl. lames; lame2 = armour-plate
HCA. E. NorthArms singularly fitting in carousel mêléearm in anag., & lit.
HCS. L. PatonChevalier’s strong suit—a bit of scandal together with a lesson in lovesc(andal) + lear in amour
HCR. PostillThe Capital of Egypt’s in a panic, but a purge all round could make armament now unnecessaryE in alarm in scour; ref. Suez crisis
HCA. RobinsOur “Sovereign” Camera’s Versatile! Its Overlapping Plates could take Shots from any Angle!anag. incl. L (£1); ref. Angles, Saxons, etc.
HCE. O. SeymourIt could have kept our male in the wars without a scari.e. anag. incl. scar, & lit.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsIf it is breached in rowdy carousel, get a stretcher!arm (= stretcher) in anag., & lit.
HCMiss D. M. ThorneMartial array of Knights to take up weapons in sporting carousel?arm (vb.) in anag.
HCF. L. UsherThe pangolin has this excellent defence: its diffusion of aroma’s cruel!anag.
HCJ. F. N. WedgeCould put strength into a Carousel presentation and give confidence to the principalsarm in anag., & lit.; ref. musical

Runners-Up in competition 395:

Mrs C. N. AireyCapt B. P. ConnorsA. H. JonesG. H. Ravenor
D. B. J. AmblerP. M. CoombsH. A. B. LatimerT. E. Sanders
T. E. BellMrs D. M. D’EathA. D. LeggeE. B. Stevens
J. A. BlairDr W. M. EastherC. J. LoweH. G. Tattersall
A. BorshellM. S. Y. FowlerMiss J. S. LumsdenMiss D. W. Taylor
V. E. BrookeA. L. FreemanDr T. J. R. MaguireMrs C. T. Toseland
P. J. BruseyG. P. GoddardT. W. MelluishH. T. R. Twyford
Mrs CaithnessE. GomersallH. B. MorrisonW. D. Wigley
Miss E. J. CampbellC. P. GrantC. J. MorseC. E. Williams
Miss H. D. ChapmanS. B. GreenK. OstbergH. F. C. Williams
R. N. ChignellF. R. HainsworthR. F. PardoeM. Woolf
A. ChristieL. B. HutchingsG. H. Podmore 
A. N. ClarkV. JenningsT. D. Powell-Davies 
D. L. L. ClarkeW. H. JohnsonE. J. Rackham