Ximenes Competition No. 660  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  656  |  664  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
660 Sep 1961RUBBER Misprints21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. N. ChignellThe aches may come back after another of these; you need a masseurashes; 2 mngs.
SecondR. E. ScratonMisprints defeat me: I’m no longer a match for howlers!bowlers; 2 mngs.; r. can’t correct printing errors
ThirdB. BurtonOne who feels regret, apparently, about Paris’s favourite in contest for best of three damesgames; BB in ruer; Brigitte Bardot
HCD. B. J. AmblerFraser, needing two games to win, may easily be extendederaser; 3 mngs.; ref. Neale F., tennis
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonDifficulty the western part of Berlin is up against: it’s a gate East and West are trying to securegame; rub Ber(lin); ref. bridge and building of B. Wall
HCCapt A. S. BirtA number of dames take upper crust books—“The Queen”, for instancegames; r U bb ER
HCP. R. ClemowI clean the blackboard and give a kind of free period for card gamestree; 3 mngs.
HCT. N. DowseThe best of serves eliminates faultsseries; 2 mngs.
HCA. B. GardnerA little waist, perhaps, is what you need to demonstrate a two-way stretchwhist; 2 mngs.
HCJ. M. HendrieBottle’s nightly enjoyment will remove unwanted linesBattle; 2 mngs.; ref. Charles Lamb, ‘Mrs Battle’s opinions on Whist’
HCV. JenningsNeeded for a wife—a number of hands!wipe; 2 mngs.
HCL. JohnsonPlay about sink, with left tendency, gives messagemassage; ebb (rev.) in RUR; ref. Capek play
HCF. E. NewloveClosing gate vital to both sides is cause of friction with W. Berlingame; rub Ber(lin); ref. B. Wall
HCR. PostillOne difficulty with West Berlin is the stiff fine for taking marks outstuff; rub Ber(lin)
HCRev E. G. RileyAmerican overshot target set at bridgeovershoe; 2 mngs.
HCA. RobinsBuick with soft texture tyres will demonstrate its versatilitybrick; 2 mngs.
HCT. E. SandersMove to exert pressure against Western sector of Berlin. Something needed to help stop a warcar (i.e. brake); rub Ber(lin); ref. B. Wall
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWinning at cards puts the spring in your footfallfootball; 2 mngs.
HCA. D. WalkerPortion of game like old fowls that’s tough and chewybowls; 2 mngs.
HCJ. F. N. WedgeFraser Eliminates Mark—Might Stop Laver?eraser; 3 mngs.; wash-basin stopper; ref. Wimbledon: Neale Fraser, Bob Mark, Rod Laver
HCCdr D. P. WillanFraser, the exponent of a polished performance, winning the best of threeeraser; 3 mngs.; ref. Neale F., tennis

Runners-Up in competition 660:

T. E. BellC. E. GatesD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings
Rev C. M. BrounE. GomersallC. J. MorseL. T. Stokes
C. O. ButcherR. R. GreenfieldM. NewmanF. B. Stubbs
R. M. S. CorkR. W. HawesS. L. PatonJ. B. Sweeting
J. H. DingwallJ. G. HullMiss M. J. PatrickK. Thomas
H. W. FlewettDr T. J. R. MaguireE. G. PhillipsJ. Thompson
A. C. GardnerL. F. MarzillierM. G. Powell-DaviesMrs A. F. Tutton