Ximenes Competition No. 847  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  843  |  851  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
847 Apr 1965FRENETICAL normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. B. SweetingLeft are in, and the end of Alec. That’s crazy! Stark staring bonkers!anag. incl. c; ref. A. Douglas-Home, PM defeated by Labour in 1964 Gen. Election
SecondS. GoldieDescriptive of a cup-tie nowadays: the referee’s worried over what will make it cleananag. of ref + anag.
ThirdMrs L. JarmanMafficking? Can’t “Relief” get out of hand!anag.; ref. relief of Mafeking, 1900, see ety. of maffick in C.
VHCD. B. J. AmblerDid such a malady infect Lear? Disturbingly soanag. & lit.
VHCE. A. BeaulahDescribing Phédre’s condition left Racine greatly movedanag.;. ref. Racine play
VHCC. O. ButcherModern wood compound got from small North California treeanag. incl. N Calif; wood, (obs.) = mad
VHCA. N. ClarkFine car let out of control round the bendanag.
VHCR. EnglefieldClean and refit loose nutsanag.
VHCJ. FloodKeep it clean, ref., and you won’t get this kind of behaviour!anti-anag.
VHCD. HawsonLike a hatter reshaping a nicer feltanag.; mad hatter
VHCF. G. IllingworthDescription of kind of passion that does infect Learanag.; do = set in order
VHCA. LawrieIn really high life, nectar is drunkanag.; high = violent, tempestuous
VHCJ. H. C. LeachLike the Hatter, I can feel right confused about what starts the timepiece!t in anag. incl. r; ref. ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Mad H. dipped watch in tea
VHCW. LedgerDeranged: left in care after corrective treatmentanag.
VHCA. D. LeggeWhat sort of fancies plague the mind—infect Lear’s delirium?anag.
VHCMrs B. LewisBrought up in holier surroundings, X is not above a bit of fun ramblingten in lacier + f (all rev.)
VHCT. W. MelluishBadly left in race round the bendanag.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelFine claret drunk direct from the binanag.; loony-bin
VHCC. J. MorseReinflate with the crisis only just beginning—that’s crazy, absolutely crazy!anag. incl. c; ref. Labour economic policy
VHCRev E. G. RileyDrunken Celt in fear of deliriumanag.
VHCMrs K. M. RussellDrunk nectar and life is delirious!anag.
VHCT. E. SandersWood—now rare—hewn from Northern California treeanag. incl. N Calif; wood, (obs.) = mad
VHCJ. R. ScarrBugs vex an’ lice fretanag.; bugs = mad [see comment in Slip no. 851]
VHCL. H. StewartNutty blend of fine claretanag.
VHCH. S. TribeI felt crane wobbling—nuts neededanag.

HCs in competition 847 awarded to:

R. B. AdcockP. D. GaffeyMrs E. McFeeG. Snowden-Davies
F. D. H. AtkinsonDr R. E. GillsonA. McIntyreF. B. Stubbs
C. Allen BakerA. J. HughesG. D. MeddingsD. C. Thomas
J. W. BatesJ. G. HurstR. A. MostynC. T. Tulloch
Mrs K. BissettA. H. JonesF. E. NewloveB. J. Wain
K. BlewettSir S. KayeS. L. PatonP. Wallace
H. BrownMrs D. M. KissenW. H. PegramJ. D. Walsh
C. I. BullockF. P. N. LakeB. A. PikeRev D. J. C. Weber
H. E. CanningsP. J. LawlessR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
J. CrowtherP. W. W. LeachE. R. PrenticeB. C. Westall
N. C. DexterL. F. LeasonE. J. RackhamJ. R. Whitelegg
A. S. EverestMrs R. D. LemonCharlotte Lady ReayC. E. Williams
M. B. FisherH. LyonW. RodgersD. Wilson
Mrs N. FisherJ. D. H. MackintoshH. RutleyM. Woolf
H. W. FlewettW. M. MacTaggartMrs E. M. Simmonds 
J. FrydeH. S. MasonW. K. M. Slimmings