Ximenes Competition No. 519  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  517  |  521  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
519 Xmas 1958RIDICULE DLM23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. AylmerWhy did Irish mockery make Il Duce irate?
Because the Eire the Führer
SecondLt Col P. S. BainesRoast the turkey, baste with lard,
Stuff with garlic—Dieu vous garde!
ThirdR. J. SteelW. idle curiosity and the railing round a bungalow?
One is simple interest, the other’s compound
HCC. Allen Baker’Tis idle curiosity that
Has cooked the goose of many a cat!
goose, vb.
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonW. a terribly U, idle, rich schoolboy and chaff?
One needs fags, the other feeds nags
HCE. G. DurhamPray mock me not, my love is true.
Tho’ winds be rude, I cling to you
HCJ. A. FinckenFrom idle curiosity why flee?
Make game of Life your fav’rite pastime be
HCS. B. GreenI gaze into your eyes—don’t laugh at me:
It isn’t idle curiosity
HCMrs M. R. GriffithMock me, cruel, I die of pain:
Kiss me, sweet, I live again
HCE. M. HornbyAt idle curiosity don’t mock:
A grain of knowledge grows into a rock
HCMrs L. JarmanW. idle curiosity and a mock auctioneer?
One relies on whiches and whats, the other on watches and wits
HCP. H. MorganW. a false nose and a Druid relic on a wet day?
One’s a ruddy mockery, the other’s a muddy rockery!
HCF. E. NewloveWhat does a railing round a heathen image put a stop to?
Idol (idle) curiosity
HCS. L. PatonIn what way did Il Duce irritate the Nazis?
He used to be “little (belittle) Hitler”
HCR. PostillWhy is idle curiosity about roast chicken inconclusive?
Because a prior’s (pryer’s) habit doesn’t cover the parson’s nose!
HCR. D. PriorA butt, my love, we’ll scorn to be
For idle curiosity
HCA. RobinsWhy can a lunatic always make jokes about lice during the full moon?
Because then he’s a perfect nit-wit!
HCMrs E. M. Simmonds“What makes a maid cruel?” I cry.
“A crude male” is the mocking reply
HCJ. G. StubbsWhy does a schoolboy fisherman laugh at Euclid riders?
Because he knows his lines and angles
HCG. H. WildeWhy is an entry on a football coupon like a nice, lurid film of horrors or strip tease?
Because an X means a draw
HCC. E. WilliamsThe idle cur in every race
Will mock the winner of the chase
HCM. WoolfW. a guy on an idle cruiser and the dentist on an oil-carrier?
One’s a Yank at anchor, the other’s a tanker yanker
HCA. J. YoungWhy is idle curiosity like a jolly good hand at solo?
Because they both put an end to the kitty!
jolly, vb.

Runners-Up in competition 519:

Mrs M. H. H. BarclayM. B. FisherA. F. LerrigoLady Reay
W. BatesMrs N. FisherDr R. J. LumsdenM. R. Sampford
N. H. BinghamC. E. GatesH. LyonT. E. Sanders
Rev C. M. BrounR. McD. GrahamGrp Capt G. Struan MarshallW. K. M. Slimmings
A. H. P. CardewM. L. HerridgeT. A. MartinF. B. Stubbs
Mrs J. ChalkleyS. HolgateMrs E. McFeeH. G. Tattersall
F. J. ClarkB. J. IliffeT. W. MelluishR. J. T. Thorne
E. F. ClaytonF. G. IllingworthE. R. MorrisMiss J. E. Townsend
P. R. ClemowRev R. JarvisC. J. MorseH. S. Tribe
F. L. ConstableV. JenningsR. A. MostynA. D. Walker
P. M. CoombsA. H. JonesR. D. NewmanJ. Waylett
W. DarbyH. B. JonesI. J. NicholasM. Whitby
D. M. DevineL. JonesG. PerryMrs M. Wishart
F. E. DixonJ. Hardie KeirT. D. Powell-DaviesJ. S. Young
L. E. EyresC. KoopE. R. Prentice