Ximenes Competition No. 438  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  434  |  443  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
438 Jun 1957MACARONI normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerIt must be swell, being a little waterproof duck in a rain-storm!mac + O in anag.
SecondA. J. YoungTube fare—one buck2 defs.; fare = food
ThirdE. J. GriewFood being cheap in Italy, it’s almost madness eating what’s dear there!caro in mani(a)
HCJ. W. BatesI am a corn preparation supplied in tubesanag. & lit.
HCMrs G. BonsallHere’s the mixture in the hopper—take a masher and we get tubes of paste4 mngs.; see mash2
HCV. E. BrookeThe Piedmont Piper’s pièce de résistance? A Romanic medleyanag. & lit.
HCA. L. FreemanA rock-hopper I am, a roc’ ’n rollinganag.
HCF. D. GardinerHe’s a dandy—he’s a rock-hopper—I am roc’ an’ rolling too!anag., 2 defs.
HCS. GoldieI can roam freely in Vauxhall Gardens now he’s no longer a menaceanag.; ref. S. Pepys 1667, “young gallants misbehaving…”
HCE. GomersallFancy marocain, suitable for putting under Italian waistcoatsanag.
HCV. JenningsHere, I can roam freely: in Italy, I would certainly be put insideanag.; put inside = eaten
HCH. LyonDancing on air after May’s first two hundred, I was—Dandy!Ma(y) + C + anag.; ref. Peter M., batsman, England captain in 1957
HCE. L. MellershNut may be bolted, as it slips down easily2 mngs; nut = a fool (Webster)
HCP. H. MorganI am a corn mixture—paste in tubesanag. & lit.
HCC. J. MorseLarge bird, good eating—mixture of Leghorn and Minorca with a variegated coxcombanag., 3 defs.; types of chicken; L. = Livorno, Italy
HCK. PerryIn Johnson’s day marocain was just the material fit for one who liked to cut a dash!anag.; ref. Samuel J.
HCR. PostillBuckwheat? Well, I am a corn productanag.; i.e. buck (= a dandy) from wheat
HCK. ReedA Minorca cooks well, but the Leghorn has it licked hollow when it comes to the tableanag. ; types of chicken; L. = Livorno, Italy
HCI. R. ScottA medley of strings and pipes rendered by a Romanic ensembleanag.
HCF. B. StubbsPerhaps a noodle enjoys swimming in icy water dressed to the nines3 mngs.
HCH. S. TribeA buck to see Rocky Marcianoanag.; ref. R.M., heavyweight boxing champion
HCC. P. WrothA penguin has a short waterproof coat, and needs nothing in the stormiest rainmac + O in anag.

Runners-Up in competition 438:

R. J. AtkinJ. A. FinckenC. J. LoweE. J. Rackham
R. BrainMrs N. FisherR. K. LumsdonT. E. Sanders
Dr P. E. BrownMrs J. O. FullerA. W. MaddocksJ. M. Sharman
C. O. ButcherMaj A. H. GilesMrs E. McFeeMrs F. H. Shepherd
R. N. ChignellC. P. GrantR. J. MunningsK. C. Slater
P. M. CoombsS. B. GreenD. A. NichollsW. K. M. Slimmings
C. R. DeanT. A. HanlonA. E. NorthC. Smelt
P. G. DrazinK. HardingE. G. PhillipsJ. A. L. Sturrock
Dr W. M. EastherP. J. Hyde-ClarkeS. PlumbA. D. Walker
W. G. B. FilburnMrs L. JarmanG. W. PughC. E. Williams