Ximenes Competition No. 777  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  773  |  780  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
777 Dec 1963TAILOR-BIRD normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterFantastic warblers do it—sew leaves! Here’s one among themI in anag. less sew, & lit.
SecondMrs B. LewisNon-U, lurid art book I ordered (censored, all right!). For the young I stitch the leaves togetheranag. less U and O.K.
ThirdP. R. ClemowDomestic sewer makes hilarious rat lido with built-in bar on the way uprib (=bar) (rev.) in anag.
VHCCapt A. S. BirtWhat makes a cosy nest with a patchwork of leaves? Moss, perhaps, and a bit of flufftailor + bird; ref. Moss Bros.
VHCMrs J. ChalkleyQueue or raspberry for this oriental singer? He has house in stitches!tail or bird
VHCG. H. DicksonI could make a fig-leaf apron—it or a bridal ensemble—to fit some Eveanag., tailor (= fit, vb.) bird
VHCP. A. DrillienNative East Indian sewer has ability to become tribal Dior!anag.
VHCJ. FloodI trill in torrid Balianag. & lit.; trill2
VHCA. J. HughesTo make my nest I sew leaves, snip and piece togethertailor bird; snip, n.; piece (disrespectful) = woman
VHCP. W. W. LeachSinger (sewing type) has device at back with round knob—I refer to the drawertail orb I RD; ref. S. sewing machine
VHCMrs S. M. MacphersonMy homework is sewing—it’s a snip, old girl!tailor bird; snip, n.
VHCMrs E. McFeeIt’s the type of sewer found in Indonesia I bar: dirt needs clearing—look inside!lo in anag. [see comments]
VHCE. G. PhillipsBuilder with business overseas flies—a cutter merely gets a scornful rejectiontailor bird; busy-ness
VHCE. J. RackhamRibald trio puts on a variety act—has house in stitches!anag.
VHCC. P. ReaRat, fed up with oil pollution, takes one swallow perhaps—leaves sewer!anag. in rat (rev.) + bird
VHCMiss M. SmithProduces the song and sinuous movement of torrid Balianag.
VHCJ. E. Smith WrightGirl, in pursuit of gold, goes down after dog in sewertail (= dog, vb.) + or + bird
VHCL. E. ThomasA sewer, it’s enough to make one feel sick to surround with dirt all over the place—and flies!ail + orb (vb.) all in anag.
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeFit piping layer for dwelling sewertailor bird

HCs in competition 777 awarded to:

R. B. AdcockJ. F. ColdwellJ. E. JenkinsL. Parris
Dr G. B. ArrowsmithP. M. CoombsA. H. JonesL. S. Pearce
G. R. BagleyH. C. CopemanA. LawrieR. Postill
C. Allen BakerMrs M. P. CraineT. W. MelluishRev E. G. Riley
A. J. BarnardJ. McI. CruickshankP. H. MorganT. E. Sanders
Mrs F. BeggF. E. DixonC. J. MorseT. L. Strange
Rev C. M. BrounL. L. DixonD. A. NichollsF. T. Walton
C. O. ButcherJ. FrydeB. G. PalmerMrs M. P. Webber