Ximenes Competition No. 495  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  490  |  500  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
495 Jul 1958PARTISAN normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. W. MelluishAmong ardent Rightists and Leftists a crab is includedis in partan
SecondC. J. MorseWhat one inevitably becomes when following exciting matches!partis + an, & lit.
ThirdJ. R. ScarrI’m an all-weather supporter; I follows the Gunners—on Sunday—in the piper!art. + I + S, all in Pan
HCT. E. BellUsually a keen supporter of a club is one—his side comes first!part + is + an. & lit.
HCMiss E. DeutschIs not just a member, but is one born to followpart + is + a + n. & lit.
HCF. E. DixonEach aspirant for power needs men like this, yet one may be his ruinanag.
HCJ. H. EyreEligible spinster’s an old battle-axe. Aspirant shaken!parti’s an, anag.
HCE. GomersallMany are the places I made uncomfortable for the occupier. Split is one!part is an: S. in Yugoslavia: split (vb.) = part
HCE. J. GriewBeing a pretty keen supporter, I almost waxed lyrical with the side coming toppart + I + san(g)
HCE. L. HaywardUnderground striker would have given his head to be a workeri.e. (p)artisan
HCMrs L. JarmanA type very liable to espouse—not quite balanced!parti san(e), & lit.
HCJ. J. MooreAmid the extremes of privation, with little artillery, I’d have the storm-troopers in pursuitart. + I + SA, all in p,n, & lit.
HCR. PostillYou can have the quiet workmanlike chap: I’m all for a player using the old-fashioned long handle!p artisan, 2 defs.; all for = p. (adj.) ; player = wielder of weapon; ref. cricket bat
HCB. G. QuinMarriageable Frenchwoman, abandoned character, flourished in the Middle Agesparti + san2
HCA. RobinsWhat constitutes the “fan”? There’s the smaller, noisy section, and the larger ——!i.e. part is ‘an’, & lit.; fan = f + an
HCH. R. SandersForm of saint bearing the standard, or one in an unruly band? It depends which way you look at itpar + anag., I in an (rev.) + strap (all rev.), & lit.
HCH. G. Tattersall“Debs’ delights” perhaps, if ancient, could be described as old, keen and having a handlepartis an2
HCD. H. TompsettA Pristina irregular, but I ain’t there any longer!anag. less I, & lit.; P. in Yugoslavia
HCA. F. TomsIan’s crab is in Ian’s trap madly making for one side.is in partan, anag.

Runners-Up in competition 495:

C. Allen BakerR. ExtonH. LyonH. Rotter
G. F. BamfordJ. A. FloodDr T. J. R. MaguireMrs E. Shackleton
J. W. BatesE. GabbitasD. P. M. MichaelF. G. Smith
E. A. BeaulahC. E. GatesW. L. MironD. Stelling
Mrs F. BeggMaj A. H. GilesP. H. MorganF. B. Stubbs
Mrs A. R. BradfordJ. GillM. NewmanMiss D. W. Taylor
J. C. BrashS. GoldieG. PerryJ. Thompson
C. M. BrounP. GraystoneE. J. RackhamH. S. Tribe
P. BrownS. B. GreenK. ReedA. D. Walker
C. O. ButcherF. H. W. HawesW. G. RobertsW. Watts
A. N. ClarkMrs E. J. HolmesW. RodgersM. Woolf
J. E. DorringtonG. A. HolmesS. G. RoseJ. S. Young
Dr W. M. EastherLt Cdr E. S. IrvineC. Rosebourne