Ximenes Competition No. 750  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  746  |  756  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
750 May 1963SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS Right and Left20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillIt’s near to dinner time when X should get a big hand! Mark our great interest as X speaks!7.45 dinner, X numeral on clock; cross words (vb)
SecondMrs L. JarmanProper start-off for the Dinner—L.C.C. rebuilt stands for a great number to celebrate—squares to be filled with lights!i.e. anag. of D LCC = DCCL; cryptic def.
ThirdD. P. M. MichaelX and X’s predecessor, beginning long ago, set on Sunday puzzles, number of most recent being unusually stiff when you include even most regular follower of X!cross W ord (obs. noun) + S; even in anag. + Y
HCC. O. ButcherThese teasers! They’re contrived by X and the language output of X’s following if in a hole must slip into the yes—indecorous!cross + words; f. if in vent in anag.; language = words
HCBrig W. E. Duncan5 min. late for Dinner! Squares, replete with equivocal verbiage, make angry commentsdinner at 7.45; cross words
HCJ. FrydeNumber of puzzlers appear five minutes late for dinner—bar conversations are so intriguingdinner at 7.45; cross words
HCE. J. GriewHow many this week? An outrage of “fent,” “fy,” “vise”—pass over Chambers—”metonymically.” Ximenes invents them!anag.; cross words; C.= words, metonymically
HCR. V. HelpsEven if **ST*FY has numerous possibilities, clues to them MYSTIFY as these TESTIFYanag.; cryptic def.
HCF. G. IllingworthWhen we hear clergymen throwing out “iffy” events, neutralising the gospel on Sunday, they are very apt to perplex us!anag.; cryptic def.; ref. “Lift up your hearts” radio programme at 7.50 a.m.
HCA. LawrieX must have a quarrel—he creates them! Stiff with envy, ’e gets upset where opponent in Lexicon comes out on top!cross words; anag.; Chambers, p. 750
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireMule eating cutlery puzzles MD not half. This makes it eight in ten minutes!sword in cross; half of 1500
HCMrs E. McFeeOne hour after start of To-night Fyfe—in vest, chequered—puzzles crowds, rambling about town in Herefordshireanag.; Ross in anag.; ref. F. Robertson, ‘Tonight’ TV programme at 6.50 p.m.
HCC. J. MorseIn Stepney’s confines a regular riotous tiff means more than a big D—in fact 50% bad language, represented by lots of blanks!even + anag. all in S,y; cross words; i.e. 500 + 50%
HCF. E. NewloveBonus points for a small slam, or one down, perhaps, going after the grand? Dash and confound it, this is one of those problems!seven + fifty; cross words; ref. bridge scoring, grand slam = 7 tricks
HCB. A. PikeMid 8th-century English leader, beset by twisted envy, tiffs, peevish talk, squared disturbers of domestic peace with occasional prizesE in anag.; cross words; i.e. AD 750
HCE. J. RackhamX, steel-hearted, puzzles a thousand without quarter. Baffled English stiff with envysword in cross; anag. incl. E; i.e. 1,000 less a quarter
HCMrs J. RobertsonA quarter less than grand Fyfe investigates, semi-detached, obscure. Adverse report: these squares must have lightsanag. incl. invest(igates); cross words; ref. F. Robertson, TV reporter on ‘Tonight’
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsHybrid controversy puzzles Devon Cattle Club Laboratory leaders—makes the old vet sniff!cross words; DCCL, anag. incl. ye (the old)
HCJ. W. TaylorAdversity promises problems. Lift up your hearts then, following Kipling’s guide to manhood in “Life’s Span”cross words; f + ‘If’ in seventy; ref. poem, and ‘L.U.Y.H.’ radio programme at 7.50 a.m.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorEve’s nifty little feminine shift transports many a business man, even squares with letters one discovers—X, for instance, before terms!anag. incl. f; cross + words; 7.50 train

Runners-Up in competition 750:

F. D. H. AtkinsonN. C. DexterMrs G. KlemantaskiRev E. G. Riley
Col P. S. BainesFlt Sgt J. DromeyP. W. W. LeachW. G. Roberts
C. Allen BakerMrs N. FisherA. F. LerrigoA. Robins
J. W. BatesA. L. FreemanMiss J. S. LumsdenR. A. Russell
T. E. BellF. D. GardinerH. LyonMrs E. Shackleton
Capt A. S. BirtJ. GillT. A. MartinL. T. Stokes
Mrs A. L. BoormanR. GoodmanP. H. MorganF. B. Stubbs
N. H. BrownL. S. HarrisD. MurphyJ. B. Sweeting
J. A. BulleyD. HawsonFlt Off L. W. G. OxleyH. G. Tattersall
R. S. CaffynF. D. HeyerL. S. PearceB. A. Taylor
P. M. CoombsK. HunterW. H. PegramH. S. Tribe
R. M. S. CorkJ. G. HurstE. G. PhillipsB. W. Webster
Mrs M. P. CraineD. S. JohnsonB. G. QuinJ. F. N. Wedge
T. DaviesR. KeighleyLady ReayS. A. Wetherfield