Ximenes Competition No. 725  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  721  |  728  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
725 Dec 1962SILENUS normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. E. ScratonOld Baldy’s always dozing; if we disturb him, he gives us lines!anag. & lit.; S. prophesied when roused from drunken sleep; lines = one’s lot in life
SecondMiss J. S. LumsdenIn slip the French, set upon us, and monkey with the lion’s taille (Fr.) in sin + us; slip = sin
ThirdMrs N. FisherYes, the bare, French, curvaceous type will draw an old satyrsi le nu (all Fr.) + S; type=letter
HCC. Allen BakerIn two ticks I would go on the batter proper!I Len U in s.s. & lit.; tick = second; on t.b. = on a drunken spree; ref. L. Hutton, England batsman
HCJ. F. B. BuntingFrench nude embraced by Scotsman’s squeezes. The pot-bellied old devil!nu (Fr.) in siles
HCMrs H. M. GrieveInsulse, old word, but not just right for an old beast of a mananag.
HCF. G. IllingworthA wig, false nose and corsets might disguise me, unless I undressed!anag. & lit.
HCMrs L. JarmanIf the nudes in the Bois appear, I’m a potty old pursuer!si le nus (all Fr.) & lit; bois (Fr.) = wood
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireDemigod, semi-buck, enwreathed with bayle(ap) in sinus & lit. [see comments]
HCMrs E. McFeePrimate finds old priest standing on his head, semi-nude, in Sunday SchoolEli (rev.) + nu(de) in SS
HCT. J. PimbleyWhen Bacchus was in dancing mood, I was pelted unless I twistedanag. & lit; i.e. if he twisted he avoided being pelted with flowers; Keats, Endymion 4. 209
HCR. PostillMy pot-belly was noticeable unless I dressed speciallyanag. & lit.
HCE. J. RackhamHis make-up was nearly all sin and lust—with the last of the wine inside(win)e in anag. & lit.
HCMrs J. RobertsonBeing partial to wood-spirits, unless I refused, I was always intoxicatedanag. & lit.; re-fused
HCA. RobinsPanic issue of American stock after serious indiscretion about upsurge of English poundE + L (rev.) in sin + US; S. was son of Pan; ref. 1962 “Flash Crash” of US stock market and surge in London
HCH. RotterMy charge has to do with drink—unless I can be got out of it, it could mean a monkey!anag., 2 defs.
HCMrs E. ShackletonAlmost taciturn, genteel and sanctimonious character? Good God! Just the reverse!silen(t) + U + S(anctimonious) & lit.
HCJ. W. TaylorApart from my tail, you couldn’t call me leonine, unless I reformedanag. & lit.
HCMrs J. ThomasPAN issue abridged version of “The Quiet American”silen(t) US; S. was son of Pan; ref. G. Greene, Pan books [see comments]
HCJ. F. N. WedgeEndless quiet, you and me—and there’s the piper’s son, the monkey!silen(t) us, 2 defs.; S. was son of Pan

Runners-Up in competition 725:

F. D. H. AtkinsonH. W. FlewettLt Col D. MacfieM. Newman
S. BarnettP. H. FreemanJ. D. H. MackintoshH. Rainger
J. W. BatesMrs J. O. FullerMrs S. M. MacphersonRev E. G. Riley
E. A. BeaulahC. E. GatesT. A. MartinT. E. Sanders
Mrs F. BeggC. C. M. GiffinMiss M. McHerbergMrs R. M. Sefton
T. E. BellS. GoldieT. W. MelluishMrs E. M. Simmonds
Miss H. M. BorodziczE. GomersallD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings
F. J. ClarkS. B. GreenE. J. MillerMiss M. Smith
P. M. CoombsE. J. GriewJ. G. MilnerJ. B. Sweeting
N. C. DexterV. JenningsL. R. MitchenerL. E. Thomas
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonC. KoopP. H. MorganSqn Ldr J. L. Whitbread
L. E. EyresA. LawrieC. J. MorseM. Woolf