Ximenes Competition No. 617  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  612  |  621  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
617 Nov 1960COLOPHONY normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. WoolfThe finishing touch to Yehudi’s bowcolophon Y, & lit.; ref. Y. Menuhin; bow3 = forepart
SecondMrs E. ShackletonGives the final touch before Yehudi starts?colophon Y, & lit.; ref. Y. Menuhin
ThirdV. JenningsPut on a bow and crash hop in West End restaurantanag. in ‘Colony’
HCC. Allen BakerA fiddler’s essential when there’s an informal hop in the Community Centreanag. in colony
HCA. W. AspinallPass nothing dubious? That’s the stuff that grips, and the players, taking their bows, are thankful for it!col O phony
HCA. N. ClarkTry grilled chop only—nothing more. Good for the gumsanag. incl. O
HCJ. ColebyNearly all hope is abandoned in the settlement; running out of the wood I am prepared for the finishanag. of hop(e) in colony; finish = varnish
HCMrs W. J. DennisonWhen the spirit hath departed, an inscription is just too short fully to designate the remainscolophon(y); i.e. C. remains once turpentine is evaporated
HCE. GomersallStill remains after making the household solvent— half the coin, a pound, and a ring of doubtful value!co(in) L O phony; i.e. C. remains once turpentine is evaporated
HCS. B. GreenCool, corrupt, sophisticated—the fiddler’s friendanag. + phony
HCJ. M. HendrieHaving split intestine, apply hypo, well shaken, inside and out: this will help to make the gut soundanag., inside and outside of colon
HCA. LawrieYou’ll find inscription of name, etc., at front end of yacht—it should be on bowscolophon + y(acht
HCA. D. LeggeThe residue may have a golden look; pass nothing spuriouscol O phony
HCMrs E. McFeeOut of print—oh no! Lady C. (no small advertisement) is cleared—by gum!anag. of op3 oh no, L(ad)y C.; first unexpurgated edition of Lady C.’s Lover published in UK 1960
HCT. W. MelluishBehead a titled personage? I’m shy about it resulting in “something lingering—in boiling oil”lop Hon in coy: ref. “Mikado”
HCF. E. NewloveQuiet residence in satellite town, just right for sizep + ho. in colony; size2
HCR. PostillRush on “L—y C.”? Pooh! Fiddlesticks! You’ll get it if you’re slippy!anag.; rush = force out of place; fiddlestick = violin bow; slippy = quick (sl.); first unexpurgated edition of Lady C.’s Lover published in UK 1960
HCE. J. RackhamAmericans would think it a shade suspect if Russian capital were brought into this industrial producti.e. colo(R) phony
HCL. E. ThomasCompany bogus? Look into it! It’s probably on the fiddlelo in Co. phony
HCCapt C. TyersIt’s not right having the neck with nothing on in front. Put on a bow—it’ll be bettercol O phony; phony = not right

Runners-Up in competition 617:

D. A. ArnottJ. H. DingwallC. KoopW. K. M. Slimmings
R. J. AtkinL. A. T. DuthieA. A. MalcolmMiss B. Smoker
C. J. E. BallMrs D. M. D’EathL. F. MarzillierE. B. Stevens
Capt A. S. BirtJ. H. EyreC. J. MorseJ. Thompson
A. J. BissetJ. H. GawlerH. B. MortonMrs J. E. Townsend
C. O. ButcherR. R. GreenfieldT. C. PerksH. S. Tribe
R. S. CaffynMrs H. J. HealdB. G. QuinC. T. Tulloch
P. R. ClemowA. J. HughesW. G. RobertsM. A. Vernon
P. M. CoombsR. W. JakemanW. RodgersJ. F. N. Wedge
T. DaviesMrs L. JarmanE. O. SeymourC. E. Williams
G. H. DicksonR. A. KitsonJ. T. ShepherdP. G. Williams