Ximenes Competition No. 473  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  469  |  477  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
473 Feb 1958LISSOME Printer’s Devilry29


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. L. HaywardIf Adam se/ek, eternal Eve merely waits to be revealed 
SecondR. PostillDisplaying a woolly brain, am I? Stra/w hat, no nude poses … a nice girl!mistral, non-U; Riviera
ThirdF. E. NewloveJames, Sid, o/r Seth (’e’s the favourite)? No—Wal! As for Cecil …Somerset; ref. James I
HCR. S. AllenHel/p his top? He leans: he tries to avoid fallingMephistophelean
HCC. Allen BakerWhatever is a stra/w hat veiled for? Plain folk! 
HCC. M. BrounA dea/th in gin—which no party should be without! Bar gains! 
HCO. B. ChedzoyCooking eggs on freeze tab/lets cheap in half a secondbliss! Omelets; ZETA fusion reactor, 1957
HCD. L. L. ClarkeNo-one cal/m or able has be the subject of a post-mortem!ref. bridge
HCT. E. FaberDo be careful with the wine-stoup—set a glass. Fu/ssy! 
HCJ. GillAch! A pe/w here for one to rest awhile and pray 
HCB. J. IliffeAlthough I love custard tarts—topping! A face, fu/ssy! 
HCF. G. IllingworthHel/p! Arson! Sex! Plain unadulterated horror! 
HCCapt G. LanghamAn unlawful dea/th in Ganymede’s potsMede
HCM. B. MellroyA far/thing for a Scotsman’s teafarl
HCH. MorganAnybody that’s a stra/w-hat—like Hamlet’s father!astral = ethereal
HCC. J. MorseWinnie there be/llowed, “Now he’s less Puck than Prospero!”ref. Winston Churchill
HCG. M. NeighbourI love reading romances—so far, no/body after my own heart!Jeffrey Farnol, romantic novelist
HCD. A. NichollsExplorer’s signa/l—odious to us people—searsref. Explorer 1, USA’s first satellite
HCH. C. S. PerryThis new ear/thing of a live wire—Hell!—Wake the house up!House of Lords
HCE. J. RackhamDon’t consider marriage! B/lanch! ’oly matrimony, as the misogynist might address it“O melancholy …”
HCA. RobinsTake a spoon for the M.O., lass; ’e’s junior—ah—and fu/ssy 
HCG. J. S. RossIsn’t the Maj/or a Tory, promoting institution!Majlis … oratory
HCE. O. SeymourYou may find (wearing no five inch) a ne/w hat expensive, but how alluring!Chanel No. 5
HCJ. G. StubbsShe’s a shady sports girl, a Mary, l/onely. C.I.D. ask news lightlyAmaryllis; ref. ‘Lycidas’ by Milton
HCR. I. SutherlandA good bal/m or a bled ear encourages unwilling deb’s mother 
HCMiss D. W. TaylorForgiving one stumb/le, ’tis divine!omelet
HCB. C. Wedgbury“If you want to, get Pa into department ho/use,” suggested the pharmacistmenthol
HCS. G. WestonYou call him Lucifer. i.e. B/old NickEblis
HCJ. B. WiddowsonCalling a sputnik a stra/w hat—misleading! 

Runners-Up in competition 473:

Dr E. A. J. AlmentCdr H. H. L. DicksonC. H. C. JenningsH. Rainger
M. AndersonMiss S. DorringtonV. JenningsT. E. Sanders
Mrs H. M. BarclayBrig W. E. DuncanC. KoopC. A. Sears
A. J. BarnardMrs D. M. D’EathR. W. LerrigoJ. Shaw
E. A. BeaulahW. EiteA. W. MaddocksMrs E. M. Simmonds
Rev S. Ben-ZevMrs N. FisherC. R. S. McCallumJ. A. Sinclair
V. E. BrookeF. D. GardinerD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings
C. O. ButcherE. GomersallCapt D. D. MillerJ. Sparrow
R. S. CaffynJ. A. Maxtone GrahamW. L. MironF. B. Stubbs
H. ChignellS. B. GreenW. E. MitchellH. G. Tattersall
R. N. ChignellR. R. GreenfieldJ. J. MooreD. R. Taunt
D. L. W. CollinsJ. H. GrummittDr S. L. MorrisonH. Thwaite
C. N. CollisDr G. P. HartiganA. P. O’LearyD. H. Tompsett
H. W. DancyJ. HatherleyK. H. PalmerR. Vaughan
T. DaviesF. H. W. HawesG. R. F. ParkG. Vindstock
C. R. DeanD. HendersonR. PerkinsJ. Walton
E. W. DemerJ. E. HobsonG. PerryJ. Ward
Miss E. J. DeutschE. M. HornbyB. G. Quin