Ximenes Competition No. 808  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  804  |  812  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
808 Jul 1964WAGONER normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseMy style of driving’s old-fashioned—one wiggle, then wallop!wag + oner
SecondMrs E. McFeeWhat’s improper or new about topless dress in Hollywood? It’s O.K. for this group of Stars(r)ag, (US sl.), in anag.; ref. constellation Auriga
ThirdC. Allen BakerOne of many to have departed, heading westW + a goner, & lit.
VHCT. AndersonSigning the pledge about getting drunk? Come along with me!on in wager (n. obs.); on the wagon
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonStar group requires shake expertwag oner; ref. constellation Auriga
VHCR. S. CaffynGroup of stars produce the Ring in a most suitable settingO in Wagner; ref. constellation Auriga
VHCFlt Sgt J. DromeySid. Capella and the Shiners—fabulously gear now!anag.; sid. = sidereal; ref. stars in constellation Auriga; gear (sl.) = with it
VHCB. L. H. FordTeam manager has to contend with inside leftgone in war
VHCP. D. GaffeyBarkis’s calling. Bet it’s about being willingon (adj.) in wager; Barkis, a carter, was “willin’” to marry Peggotty in D. Copperfield
VHCE. GomersallThe Ring in its former heavenly arrangementO in Wagner; former, n.; ref. constellation Auriga
VHCA. J. HughesRock expert produces Northern star groupwag oner; ref. constellation Auriga
VHCN. H. KeirThe charioteer is a fellow no longer employed, a rare bird nowadayswag (obs.) + oner
VHCA. LawrieHe can change gear nowanag. & lit.
VHCA. D. LeggeJehu departed in peace? On the contrarygone in war; see Jehu in C.
VHCH. LyonI used to drive horses fast enough; now gear changing gets me downanag.; charioteer; down clue
VHCT. A. MartinJoker, Ace, King—he has the whip hand and should deliver the goods!wag one R
VHCG. PerryBarkis was willing—pledge sent about iton (adj.) in wager; Barkis, a carter, was “willin’” to marry Peggotty in D. Copperfield
VHCR. PostillYou want a driver? It’s a shocking lie … Fool! You’ve topped it!wag + oner; down clue
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsTeam manager gives truant a cautionwag oner; c. = astonishing person
VHCJ. E. Smith WrightI used to drive a racing car: can just about change gear nowanag.; charioteer
VHCW. WattsThe creator of a famous musical ride includes nothing to show who drivesO in Wagner; Ride of the Valkyries
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeShake expert stars in groupwag oner; ref. constellation Auriga

HCs in competition 808 awarded to:

C. I. BullockF. D. GardinerJ. H. C. LeachMrs N. Perry
J. F. CoIdwellJ. GillMrs R. D. LemonE. G. Phillips
G. CuthbertC. P. GrantA. F. LerrigoMaj J. N. Purdon
T. DaviesR. R. GreenfieldMrs B. LewisE. J. Rackham
N. C. DexterE. M. HornbyLady MacnairN. E. Sharp
L. L. DixonJ. E. JenkinsDr T. J. R. MaguireE. B. Stevens
G. E. FallowsL. W. JenkinsonD. P. M. MichaelJ. B. Sweeting
Miss D. FennellW. H. JohnsonMrs M. NewellH. S. Tribe
J. A. FinckenJ. Hardie KeirD. A. NichollsG. R. Webb
J. FloodR. E. KimmonsB. G. PalmerMrs M. P. Webber
J. FrydeC. KoopL. S. PearceB. C. Westall