Ximenes Competition No. 669  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  664  |  673  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
669 Nov 1961DRUM normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. B. GreenA ridge of high pressure2 mngs.
SecondA. RobinsGive the bullet—not half!—encompassing end of career!r in dum(dum) & lit.; mil. slang
ThirdL. E. EyresMelodious at a distance, O.K.—a feature of well-fed ruminantshidden; ref. Omar Khayyam, XIII, “rumble of a distant d.”
HCG. F. BamfordRoll out the barrel—there’s a late party for the beat generation!3 mngs.; ref. def. in C., “…beating up crowds…”
HCCapt A. S. Birt“Roll out the barrel” can still be heard here3 mngs.
HCMrs G. BonsallCall a copper, queer old party seems to have been beaten up by housewifed rum; ref. def. in C., “…beating up crowds…”
HCC. O. ButcherA Haydn symphony with Roll out the Barrel—there’s something for all ears3 mngs.; ref. Symphony No. 103, ‘Drum Roll’
HCR. N. ChignellHere’s something that might roll out the “ridge”2 mngs.; ref. Lord’s
HCC. R. DeanRoll out barrel for good old fashioned beano3 mngs. [see comments]
HCT. N. DowseCashier, if tight, takes a rap3 mngs.; ‘tight as a d.’
HCV. JenningsDead queer strike—even beats come out!d rum
HCJ. D. H. MackintoshSmall copper coin of unusual interest to cashierd rum
HCE. L. MellershMeagre fish, been in the deep freeze, and the Duke of Plaza Toro’s particular3 mngs.; drumfish, glaciated ridge, and ref. Gondoliers, “own particular d.”
HCC. J. MorseJust a roll and a bit of cold rumpsteak?—the party must have been overcrowded!hidden, 2 defs.
HCM. NewmanCopper, taking spirit, must be tight on the beat3 mngs.; copper = washtub
HCG. PerryCaptain urged England in extremity to use this ridge to beat Australian bunch4 mngs.; Drake’s Drum
HCE. G. PhillipsPenny on drink having been saved, you put a penny on this!d rum; ref. Salvation Army song, “throw a penny on the d.”
HCT. J. PimbleyA “bundle” for Benaud’s boys—five hundred odd! That’ll take some beatingD rum, 2 defs.; ref. Richie B., Aus. cricket captain
HCT. E. SandersIn a crowd rumours impress by repetitionhidden

Runners-Up in competition 669:

F. D. H. AtkinsonC. C. M. GiffinH. B. MortonL. T. Stokes
C. Allen BakerG. P. GoddardF. E. NewloveMiss D. W. Taylor
N. M. BrownMrs E. J. HolmesF. R. PalmerJ. Thompson
R. S. CaffynA. J. HughesLady ReayD. H. Tompsett
R. F. S. ChignellJ. G. HullG. J. S. RossS. A. Weatherfield
A. E. DanherA. LawrieL. J. SearsG. R. Webb
G. H. DicksonH. LeysMrs E. ShackletonC. E. Williams
L. L. DixonDr T. J. R. MaguireMiss B. Smoker 
A. B. GardnerW. M. MartinM. Spink 
C. E. GatesT. W. MelluishR. J. Steel