Ximenes Competition No. 469  Ximenes Slip  |  < 467  |  473 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
469 Jan 1958DAISY normal23

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. N. ChignellGirl who did not have a stylish service weeded out early at Wimbledon2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
SecondT. W. MelluishIt’s a bloomer to be seen walking on the College lawn, but a fresher is almost impossible!cryptic def.; fresh as a d.
ThirdF. B. StubbsCyclist’s girl-friend disappears after dressing in the finest lawn2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCC. Allen BakerYou should see, on the stage, that little bit extra Miss Mansfield has on Miss Russell! What a smasher!dais + y; ref. Jayne M. and Jane R., film stars
HCP. C. BarclayHe who rang the bell of a Rudge cycle, is induced, and may agree to ride a tandem (Bell attached)is in day (= cycle), 2 defs.; ref. Solomon D. in ‘Barnaby R.’, and “Daisy, Daisy” song ‘D. Bell’
HCE. T. CaddyPlatform 25 for Wimbledon—what a blooming nuisance!dais Y; 25th letter
HCC. R. DeanWhat the early tandem rider badly wanted—a good sitting position and a yard’s startdais + y; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCMiss E. DeutschIs imprisoned by age and often put in chains by the youngis in day; d. chains
HCGrp Capt G. H. DuBoulayI might ’ave said “yes” but ’e’s shy and ’alf crazyanag. + y(’e’s), & lit.; shy = lacking; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCJ. GillTandem-rider’s prospective mate should be capable of mending a broken chain2 mngs.; d. chain; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCR. R. GreenfieldBeing the last of the party on the platform I won‘t get a seat in a carriagedais + (part)y; ref.“Daisy, Daisy”
HCF. H. W. HawesBell, twice pressed for answer, required to push rather than be pulled!cryptic def.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy” song ‘D. Bell’
HCF. G. IllingworthSuch, evidently, was Proserpine—one embraced by Pluto the whole year, or part of it!a in Dis + y, or y(ear); ref. myth of P., returning as flowers
HCA. LawrieA thing the lawnmower was invented to get rid of is resting in working hours!is in day
HCP. W. W. LeachHigh-level Yard character promised a ride by a half-crazy man!dais + Y; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCD. P. M. MichaelWild bloomer rarely seen on Twickenham ground gives Welshmen lead before close of playi.e. Dais + (pla)y
HCF. E. NewloveThis could be Rees’s year to be banished from our greensDai’s y; ref. Dai R., GB Ryder Cup captain 1957
HCR. PostillGood shot! British captain missing a birdie by a yard!Dai (Ree)s + y; ref. GB Ryder Cup captain 1957; ironical term of admiration (US)
HCE. J. RackhamPlace of honour, No. 2 of a cycle, for her!dais + (c)y(cle), & lit.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsA first-rate specimen’s beginning to show in the back-yard … and what a first-rate specimen!A1 s in yd (rev.)
HCD. R. TauntShe’s fresh, and looks a little stagey—but she’s a peach!i.e. dais-y; fresh as a d.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorA well-cut bloomer in lawn was ideal for a cyclist2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
HCA. J. YoungWill a green-keeper help to raise it? Only over his dead body, it’s said!cryptic def.; pushing up the daisies
 

Runners-Up in competition 469 to:

R. B. AdcockA. FairheadA. W. MaddocksMr & Mrs A. Rivlin
D. AshcroftJ. A. FloodMrs D. S. MalcolmJ. R. Scarr
Mrs R. M. BarclayM. S. Y. FowlerS. M. MansellSurg Cdr F. G. V. Scovell
J. W. BatesE. GomersallJ. MartinJ. P. Smith
E. A. BeaulahR. McD. GrahamE. L. MellershL. T. Stokes
T. E. BellC. P. GrantD. I. MorganMiss P. Stone
Mrs K. BissettS. B. GreenP. H. MorganP. H. Taylor
J. A. BlairR. HillsA. C. MorrisonD. G. Thomas
C. M. BrownA. J. HoustonC. J. MorseD. H. Tompsett
C. O. ButcherJ. A. HydeK. NealeK. A. Torrance
R. F. S. ChignellMrs L. JarmanCapt E. C. PattendenH. S. Tribe
D. L. L. ClarkeT. E. S. JobsonG. PerryT. G. Wellman
Mrs N. DeanC. KoopS. PlumbW. E. White
G. H. DicksonA. F. LerrigoT. D. Powell-DaviesM. Woolf
F. E. DixonMiss J. S. LumsdenG. H. RavenorJ. S. Young
Mrs D. M. D’EathI. W. MacphersonLady Reay