Ximenes Competition No. 734  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  730  |  738  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
734 Feb 1963NASALITY normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. G. IllingworthOne result of the continued cold—nearly all stay in, well wrapped upanag. incl. al(l); ref. harsh winter of 1962/3
SecondF. P. N. LakeArticle about pen, a “51” included, is characteristic of Parkersa LI in an (rev.) + sty; Parker 51 pen; nosey parker
ThirdJ. A. FinckenYou’ll find me in North American speech—& lit!lit in NA say, & lit.; American accent
HCLt Col P. S. BainesSound characteristic of North America, perhaps (incl. lit!)lit. in NA say, & lit.; American accent
HCT. E. BellAnalyse it as you will, keeping out the English is the burden of de Gaulle’s speechanag. less E; French accent; ref. resistance to UK membership of Common Market
HCN. C. DexterEnd of negotiation—one where French retire, interrupting talk—is entailed in pronouncement of de Gaulle’s “no”!lit (= bed, Fr.) in (negotiatio)n a say; French accent; resistance to UK membership of Common Market
HCI. D. DoakSpiteful about a Long Island accent characteristic in Tennessee, for examplea LI in nasty
HCMrs N. FisherIt distinguishes North America’s speech (& lit included)lit. in NA say & lit.; American accent
HCJ. GillI’m little more than half alive, and very disagreeable about it; a sign of a cold in the headali(ve) in nasty
HCA. H. JonesPhenomenon observed in French pronunciation of “Latin,” sayanag.; French accent
HCMiss J. S. LumsdenLitany, as rendered in Prioress’s vocal styleanag.; ref. Madame Eglentyne, Canterbury Tales “entuned in hir nose”
HCJ. D. H. MackintoshIn New York, put one in a slot—it’s essential for a trunk calla in a slit, all in NY
HCC. J. MorseThe litany meanders about so, it tends to make people drone!as in anag.
HCB. G. PalmerNo engaging “oomph” either side of fifty? Pop-singer’s not “with it” without it!L in SA + it, all in nay
HCB. A. PikeOne result of a cold could be a long stay inanag. incl. l.
HCE. J. RackhamWhat was a prominent feature of de Gaulle’s speech? Brief answer, it lay in disunityanag. incl. ans.; French accent; resistance to UK membership of Common Market
HCRev E. G. RileySpeaking down one’s nose was not formerly a settled end of oratorynas (Spens.) a lit (orator)y
HCMrs J. RobertsonIn a last stormy meeting de Gaulle’s there—sound character he possessesanag. + y (= there, Fr.; French accent; resistance to UK membership of Common Market
HCR. E. ScratonA twang that surrounds one in New YorkI in a salt, all in NY & lit.; see twang2
HCM. C. SousterA “N” lays it, scrambled, and exhibits itanag.; nasal ‘N’
HCT. A. J. SpencerBroken-down analyst I can still be of use in identifying gasesanag.

Runners-Up in competition 734:

C. Allen BakerR. V. DawsonG. G. LawranceA. Robins
S. BarnettT. DwyerA. LawrieT. E. Sanders
J. W. BatesJ. H. EyreMiss A. MalcolmMrs E. Shackleton
J. C. BrashH. W. FlewettG. R. MarshallW. K. M. Slimmings
J. A. BulleyE. GomersallMrs E. McFeeDr E. Sunderland
B. BurtonS. B. GreenJ. W. M. MorganM. A. Vernon
C. O. ButcherJ. S. HattonF. E. NewloveG. R. Webb
A. R. ChandlerD. HawsonM. NewmanJ. F. N. Wedge
A. N. ClarkC. H. HudsonN. O’NeillA. J. Young
D. L. L. ClarkeMrs L. JarmanR. V. Penycate 
P. R. ClemowL. JohnsonE. G. Phillips 
P. M. CoombsT. P. KellyR. Postill