Ximenes Competition No. 486  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  482  |  490  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
486 May 1958BARACAN normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. WalshamStrong material one might put behind where the elbows bendbar a can, & lit.; i.e. bar in a pub
SecondV. JenningsCamelot of old, Arthur’s capital, in support of fair sex, would need keep for preservation!A in bra + can; can (vb.) = preserve; camelot2
ThirdW. K. M. SlimmingsA good summer in store? You might still see me in the old overcoata CA in barn; summer = one who sums
HCMaj P. S. BainesButler returns with a tankard of old—good strong stuff!RAB (rev.) a can; ref. R. A. Butler, politician
HCC. Allen BakerFor strong stuff there’s only one May. What a summer in store!bar a can, a CA in barn; bar (prep.) = except, only; ref. Peter May, test cricketer; summer = one who sums [see comments]
HCV. E. BrookeBroadcloth as robust as camlet: Arabic name initiallyinitial letters & lit.
HCC. O. ButcherStrip (nearly nude)—one can let go in a rowdy dance once drapery is out of the way!bar(e) a can(-can); out of the way = rare
HCSgt J. DromeyIn the strike a bus backsliding could lead to the old rough stuffa car in nab (all rev.); nab2 = strike of a lock; ref. London bus strike, 1958
HCMrs N. FisherProducing such strong stuff is useless with a censor about!raca in ban
HCJ. GillIt’s antiquated, and rather suggestive of the hair-shirt, to obstruct a dance half way throughbar a can(-can)
HCS. GoldieIt took a real jerker to get me in tears—“The Waif’s Return” has the power!Arab (rev.) can
HCA. LawrieAn old-fashioned bit of stuff showing great resistance may be a hindrance to a half-abandoned dancebar a can(-can)
HCC. J. LoweAlmost naked, a naughty dance—not half! Strong stuff for old ’uns!bar(e) a can(-can)
HCT. W. MelluishOnce past the church, get out the stuff in a heap at the back of the charabanc—it’s stout!anag. less Ch.
HCC. J. MorseIt takes a really reactionary bedouin to preserve this old camel-cloth!Arab (rev.) can, & lit.
HCM. NewmanStoppage involving a transport organisation suggests what passengers must surmount when drivers get the humpa RAC in ban; i.e. camel drivers & passengers; ref. London bus strike, 1958
HCR. PostillNap selection for a dead snip? There’s a horse to back; 100/1 on!Arab (rev.) + C + an; nap2; dead = obs., snip = tailor
HCJ. W. TaylorIt was strong stuff—there’s one of the chaps who made it coming back half canned!Arab (rev.) + can(ned)
HCD. H. TompsettI had the semblance of Camelot: the interdict led to a final vessel for mebar a can; Tennyson, ‘The Lady of Shalott’

Runners-Up in competition 486:

R. B. AllnuttMiss M. W. FieldenMrs E. McFeeM. C. C. Rich
J. K. AndersonJ. A. FloodE. L. MellershA. Robins
J. W. BatesK. GibsonW. L. MironE. O. Seymour
C. B. BrounMaj A. H. GilesP. H. MorganD. G. Thomas
R. S. CaffynE. GomersallK. NealeL. E. Thomas
P. R. ClemowS. B. GreenT. N. NesbittCapt C. Tyers
P. M. CoombsD. S. M. ImrieD. A. NichollsA. D. Walker
M. C. CopemanCapt G. LanghamB. NobleA. J. M. Watt
Mrs D. M. D’EathP. W. W. LeachH. C. S. PerryR. T. Wilson
J. K. D’EathMiss S. LeggeE. G. Phillips 
L. E. EyresH. LyonG. H. Ravenor