Ximenes Competition No. 534  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  529  |  538  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
534 Apr 1959RAIL-SPLITTER normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstCapt A. S. BirtMock headache? One can make a real bar against unwanted company!rail splitter
SecondH. RotterCurse the chap who won’t keep his mouth shut—he must have his cut before the stuff reaches the fence!rail splitter
ThirdD. P. M. MichaelHe renders first-aid to fencer—supports patient’s head, calling for stretcherrails p litter
HCJ. W. BatesI’ll start pier fencesanag. & lit.; fences = conceals the truth
HCJ. H. EyreA guy who cuts up rough posts curt letters in a perverted form of reprisallitt. (= letters) in anag.
HCM. S. Y. FowlerGuy preparing to deal with a fence in Chicago is sure to curse an informerrail splitter; sure = surely, Amer.
HCE. GomersallI saw trunks especially for the pale in America—fancy little pairs, the last thing in underwear!anag. + r
HCS. B. GreenWater-hens, for example, quietly brood in this American riverrails p litter; r.= one who rives
HCMrs E. J. HolmesGuard against the informer! He’ll make things rough for the fence!rail + splitter
HCMrs L. JarmanWhat I part, trellis could be made ofanag. & lit.
HCB. K. KellyHe reduces the thickness of trunks but gives banter a severe headacherail + splitter; see banting1
HCP. H. MorganA bar-wrecker may be a chestnut-cracker whose efforts cross the pale!rail splitter
HCC. J. MorseWhat American’s interested in fencing?—messing about with sawn-off little rapiers!anag. less e of little
HCB. G. QuinHe has all the makings of a liar and a sneak; and he turns out a bit of a bounder!anag. + splitter; bound3
HCT. E. SandersI’ve a nose for a bar—pale is what I make for!rail + splitter; nose = informer; pale ale
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsGuard against leaving no children: have a big brood—one to make you pale!rail + sp (abbr.) + litter
HCE. B. StevensFor fences I part logs one way, and trellis I part another wayanag.

Runners-Up in competition 534:

Lt Col P. S. BainesE. C. DoubleD. R. LaneyA. Robins
C. Allen BakerRev J. A. EastenMrs R. D. LemonW. Rodgers
G. F. BamfordDr W. M. EastherH. LyonJ. R. Scarr
Wing Cdr P. L. BarrowM. B. FisherA. W. MaddocksE. O. Seymour
R. S. CaffynMrs N. FisherH. B. McCaskieMrs E. Shackleton
Mrs J. ChalkleyE. GabbitasW. L. MironMrs E. M. Simmonds
R. N. ChignellF. D. GardinerW. G. MowforthL. T. Stokes
P. M. CoombsC. E. GatesS. L. PatonP. H. Taylor
N. C. DexterMaj A. H. GilesW. H. PegramJ. F. N. Wedge
G. H. DicksonM. J. HickmanE. J. RackhamA. J. Wilson
F. E. DixonA. L. JefferyR. G. RalphR. G. Wilson
J. DonningtonE. C. LanceW. G. RobertsJ. S. Young