Ximenes Competition No. 782  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  780  |  786  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
782 Jan 1964SWELL normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. FloodBelly? Take Swedish drill, less food and half the drinks!Swe(dish dri)ll
SecondA. J. BissetYou want to enlarge the figure? You’ll find macaroni really excellent3 mngs.
ThirdG. P. GoddardTo behave like a blister is typical of a member of the Drones’ Club2 mngs.; ref. P. G. Wodehouse
VHCR. B. AdcockMacaroni cheese is a bit off too!(a)s well; cheese2; bit = bitten
VHCC. Allen BakerPre-fab.—mushroom growth that may not come down in a hurry!2 mngs.; fab., slang: mushroom, vb.
VHCC. R. BagleyA disappointment about the West is jolly good for the YanksW in sell
VHCCol P. S. BainesA nut to crack in the days of the real X!crack = boast, obs.
VHCRev C. M. BrounU.S. capital—only capital you need to increase trade outside! U.S. capital—that’s how to get inflation!W(ashington) in sell, etc.
VHCF. D. GardinerWell up in Society clearly!S well
VHCE. GomersallSulphur spring—a means of increasing the tone of any organS well
VHCA. LawriePanjandarum may be also written without the “A”(a)s well
VHCL. F. LeasonA buck rise is fine for Yanks3 mngs.
VHCH. LyonEdith can dispense with allure and yet be real dandy!S(it)well
VHCJ. D. H. MackintoshSome crook has eaten the last of the stew. Feel like a bloater?w in sell; crook= trick
VHCR. A. PeacockShortly after the beginning of spring we shall stop for an increases + we’ll; organ stop
VHCMrs N. PerryModel’s head upside down in trick enlargementw in sell; M upside down = W
VHCR. PostillIf you want to get fat, macaroni’s not bad’s well, 2 defs.
VHCF. B. StubbsIf you’re sea-sick, you won’t want this macaroni!2 mngs.
VHCB. TunksMr. Jingle—perhaps—well up—society—veryS + well; Pickwick style
VHCG. M. YoungIncrease? One such might be given to proof-readers as welli.e. (a)s well

HCs in competition 782 awarded to:

J. AldersonG. H. DicksonD. P. M. MichaelT. L. Strange
G. T. AllenL. L. DixonJ. G. MilnerL. de V. Sunderland
F. D. H. AtkinsonP. A. DrillienJ. J. MooreJ. B. Sweeting
G. F. BamfordL. E. EyresP. H. MorganP. H. Taylor
A. J. BarnardJ. A. FinckenC. J. MorseD. H. Tompsett
Mrs F. BeggS. GoldieD. A. NichollsH. S. Tribe
H. BernardH. C. HillsR. H. N. OsmondMrs P. G. A. Walker
E. J. BrooksMrs E. J. HolmesN. O’NeillJ. D. Walsh
A. H. P. CardewF. G. IllingworthR. F. PardoeB. C. Westall
Mrs J. ChalkleyL. JohnsonL. ParrisMrs M. Wishart
Lt Col E. S. CharlesP. W. W. LeachMiss M. J. PatrickMrs A. J. N. Wood
R. H. R. ChurchDr & Mrs J. P. LesterMrs J. RobertsonP. J. Woods
P. M. CoombsMrs B. LewisT. E. Sanders 
I. CousinsMrs E. McFeeD. D. R. Sibbald 
J. CrowtherE. L. MellershL. T. Stokes