Ximenes Competition No. 728  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  725  |  730  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
728 Xmas 1962ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) Letters Latent19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillM.C.C., probably well advised to ba-t, dissipated alarm about Dexter’s openersDe(xter) in anag.; MCC = Member of County Council; bant = diet, aldermanly = pompous & portly; ref. Ted D., England batsman
SecondS. B. GreenNearly all skin, beak, perhaps—that might cause a tur-key to immobilise youal(l) derma; 2 defs.
ThirdJ. WaltersMa, pursuing fly, used to direct, say, Fli-talder ma; Gov. of shire, obs.
HCC. Allen BakerI give a tow- service: if I have a breakdown it makes me real mad!anag.
HCJ. W. BatesOne who can get real mad when crossed: some diva-s have characters like thisanag.; divan = council
HCP. R. ClemowGe-t portly perhaps from local diet—where habitual sitters march you can take nearly a stone offAldermaston less ston(e); diet2; aldermanly = pompous & portly
HCW. DarbyDid the Mayor -ever bid him to di-e he might say “What a bi-d!”—might even become alarmedanag.
HCN. C. DexterRa-ked with beak, -early—a deal upset swallowing only half a worm(wo)rm in anag.
HCBrig W. E. DuncanA lad astray ’ad strange dream—the ki-d of “Bow wi-dow” that might be Lord Mayora l(ad) + anag.; bow window = pot belly (old sl.); aldermanly = pompous & portly
HCR. R. GreenfieldHaving a fuddled dream after a litre, local bigwig ma-y eat his wi-g at Christmasa L + anag.; 2 defs.; a. = slang for turkey, Brewer
HCE. J. Griew-Either Fi-do- -or Tri-g is so big that it is led by me- like this: lead twisted and arm bentanag. + anag.
HCA. J. HughesA Daimler broke down (ignition lead gone): get a chap available for tow- serviceanag. less i(gnition)
HCL. W. JenkinsonA Daimler broken down (ignition lead missing)—I must try to order a tow-anag. less i(gnition)
HCF. P. LakeI’m a tow- head—I may get fi-ery at times. When I’m real mad, I’m real mad!anag.
HCC. S. F. OliverHe could be the Master of the Ski--ers from the Grindelwalder Mädelschülehidden; ref. skiing at G. girls’ school
HCT. E. SandersHe may be defi-ed by M.C.C. not being alarmed as usualanag.; MCC = Member of County Council
HCR. E. ScratonMaster’s after something like a birch for ki-d of local bigwigalder MA
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsI’d want Mother to make marmalade—a big pot for the old pri-cei.e. anag. of (Ma)rmalade; 2 defs.
HCDr C. P. WrothMy variety performance may get you alarmed, but the Watch Committee was selected by me and ma-y like me!anag.

Runners-Up in competition 728:

J. K. AndersonJ. A. FinckenMrs W. J. MahoodA. Robins
G. F. BamfordM. S. Y. FowlerT. A. MartinJ. M. Sharman
R. T. BaxterMiss E. C. GabbitasA. McIntyreW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs G. BonsallJ. GillJ. W. M. MorganD. A. Smith
B. BurtonG. P. GoddardP. H. MorganL. T. Stokes
R. S. CaffynT. J. GuffickC. J. MorseMiss D. W. Taylor
E. ClarkV. JenningsF. E. NewloveF. T. Walton
D. L. L. ClarkeT. P. KellyMiss M. J. PatrickMrs M. P. Webber
G. H. ClarkeR. E. KimmonsT. J. PimbleyB. W. Webster
J. ColebyG. G. LawranceMrs D. ProtheroeP. G. Williams
J. CorderyA. F. LerrigoB. G. QuinM. Woolf
V. DawsonH. LyonE. J. Rackham 
L. E. EyresJ. D. H. MackintoshMrs J. Robertson