Ximenes Competition No. 773  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  769  |  777  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
773 Nov 1963FIT-OUT normal35


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. E. KimmonsIf going uphill watch the gear you’re inif (rev.) + tout1
SecondMrs E. M. SimmondsSome paraphernalia to put into stuck-up Mac’s gin and tonic!to in if (rev.) + ut1 ; see gin7; tonic = first note of a scale
ThirdJ. W. BatesIt should be efficient if you have climbing to doif (rev.), to, ut1
VHCT. AndersonPack up this in a kit-bag. That’s a song not too near the markfit3 + out; ref. song ‘Pack Up your Troubles …’
VHCCol P. S. BainesFeminine attraction leading to love at first note! Effects of Spring?f. + it + 0 + ut1; personal effects
VHCCapt A. S. BirtFred’s beginning to ’ave a go at the bowling. That’s what you might expect off Moss’s cuttersF + (h)it out; ref. F. Trueman, Alan M., Middx. and England bowler, and M. Bros., gent’s outfitters
VHCA. N. ClarkFancy! In the open, in public, and without any clothes!fit2 + 3 mngs. of out; out = not within; defn. = any clothes
VHCP. M. CoombsRight! Dismiss and get equipment!fit1 + out (imper.)
VHCJ. CrowtherWhat a rig! Fifi half strips—then shows her all!Fi(fi) + tout (Fr.)
VHCL. DeanReversible gear—you can use top to bottom or bottom to topi.e. fit-out or outfit
VHCN. C. DexterFor member of the Lords, it’s coronet, ermine, etc. (Home no longer qualified for upper chamber)i.e. fit1 above out (home no longer); ref. Douglas-H.’s renunciation of peerage on appointment as PM
VHCF. E. DixonSong of the open air … in the old kit-bagfit3 + out; ref. song ‘Pack Up your Troubles …’
VHCJ. A. FinckenTraps that will make a polecat chewi.e. fitchew with fit out = chew; traps = personal belongings
VHCJ. FloodPlant just in bloom. Perennial stock?fit1 (vb.) + out
VHCMrs J. O. FullerBottom’s complete with suitable head equipmenti.e. fit1 above out; ref M.N.D.
VHCC. R. GambleGoing-away thingsfit1 (adj.) + out & lit.
VHCW. F. GoodmanDress suit on loanfit1 (vb.) + out
VHCR. R. GreenfieldAll you need for a voyage is access to the seafit out; access = fit of illness or passion
VHCE. M. HornbyFor complete dress put on a spangle, dofit + O (= spangle, obs.) + ut1
VHCT. P. KellyAn ensemble that’s becoming démodé?fit1 (adj.) + out & lit.
VHCC. KoopLivery? Well then dash into the open!fit, hyphen, out
VHCA. LawrieThe baggage must have little fidelity to be soliciting!fi(delity) + tout
VHCV. McKnightclue not given, see Slip no. 777
VHCD. P. M. MichaelCri de honte devant tout ensemblefi! (= fie!, Fr.) + tout; honte (Fr.) = shame
VHCP. H. MorganDouble-blooming plantfit1 (adj.) + out; i.e. both mean blooming
VHCD. A. NichollsHome unsuitable? No! No! The order’s changed but it’s much the same set!i.e. out (not home) fit (not unsuitable) in reverse order; ref. Douglas-H.’s appointment as PM
VHCW. H. PegramReady? Go! Or gang!fit1 (adj.) + out!; gang1, n.
VHCK. PerryWhat nude hasn’t right shape when completely exposed!fit1 (adj.) + out
VHCJ. R. ScarrForeign car with a defective blooming gearFi(a)t out
VHCMiss M. SmithIf held up then tout suite’s the wordif (rev.) + tout
VHCT. L. StrangeGet-up—and get out of it—do!anag. + ut1
VHCF. B. StubbsEngagement announced—could mean trousseau, or tails and topperfit (n.) out
VHCDr W. G. A. SwanThe Establishment is in crisis away from Homefit2 (obs.) + out; ref. Douglas-H.’s renunciation of peerage on appointment as PM
VHCJ. W. Taylorclue not given, see Slip no. 777
VHCC. F. TippettSPASMEX for your complete equipmenti.e. fit (= spasm) + out (= ex)

HCs in competition 773 awarded to:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsJ. McI. CruickshankA. H. JonesE. J. Rackham
R. B. AdcockG. H. DicksonG. D. KingRev E. G. Riley
F. D. W. AtkinsonMrs D. M. D’EathA. F. LerrigoA. N. Robinson
C. Allen BakerW. EiteDr & Mrs J. P. LesterH. Rutley
A. J. BarnardL. E. EyresH. LyonP. Salvesen
Lt Col W. E. BattJ. FieldingJ. D. H. MackintoshMrs I. G. Smith
C. R. BaxterMrs N. FisherL. R. MansellMiss B. Smoker
T. E. BellDr P. A. FrenchMrs E. McFeeT. A. Stout
C. I. BullockP. D. GaffeyW. L. MironJ. Sutton
C. O. ButcherE. GomersallK. NealeJ. B. Sweeting
R. F. S. ChignellG. G. HallA. E. NorthD. H. Tompsett
D. L. L. ClarkeF. H. W. HawesMiss M. J. PatrickMiss W. Tyler
J. F. ColdwellM. J. HickmanMrs N. PerryS. E. Woods
I. CousinsH. M. IngramR. PostillM. Woolf
Mrs M. P. CraineL. JohnsonC. Quin