Ximenes Competition No. 860  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  856  |  864  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
860 Jul 1965CORSAGE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs B. LewisGraces bust—cache for love-letterO in anag., & lit.
SecondP. R. ClemowTop of costume or garnish for birdc or sage, & lit.
ThirdJ. J. MooreHomer’s bound to put years on one: checking figures is more my linecor’s age; cor2 = homer1
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonNeed uplift in a shift? This should helpsag in core2, & lit.
VHCR. N. ExtonStrange cargoes carried amidshipsanag.; worn on waist
VHCJ. A. FinckenThis might give grace to outsize bustanag. incl. OS
VHCH. W. FlewettIt contains that droop in the middlesag in core, & lit.
VHCA. L. FreemanWhen nothing graces bust what’s the answer?anag. incl. 0, & lit.
VHCH. HancockThe attraction in Greco—disordered clothing round a woman’s waistSA in anag.; ref. painter
VHCMrs L. JarmanYou may see me taking a plunge in companysag in core2, & lit.
VHCL. F. LeasonA bouquet for Madame Pompadour? It’s to hang down in the shiftsag in core2
VHCA. D. LeggeThis should provide uplift, the need for which is enshrined in the hearti.e. sag in core
VHCMrs E. McFeeTo pinch swag there’s the gang, appearing in a bodysag in core2
VHCP. H. MorganWhat will contain about three-fifths of a trunk(t)ors(o) in cage, & lit.
VHCD. C. PleeceAssorted cargoes for upper holdanag.
VHCR. PostillBob going on the bust? Blimey! Bob’s twenty-one!cor! s age; bob = shilling, cluster (dial.)
VHCT. E. SandersBloomers that are worn hang down in the middlesag in core
VHCE. O. SeymourThis part of a dress lends grace to an O. S. bust. Diana, topless, should be locked up!anag., (D)ors in cage; Diana D., actress
VHCMiss M. SmithGraeco’s bust bodice. (Homer’s time)anag., cor’s age; cor2 = homer1
VHCE. B. StevensU. S. bloomers that went with a bust made Grace so embarrassedanag., 2 defs.
VHCJ. W. TaylorBouquet measures maturitycors age; cor2
VHCW. H. ThorntonBaths take a long time: spraycors age; cor2 = bath2
VHCD. J. WilliamsOuter cover worn on spare tyre—a blooming bust—car goes into a spinanag., 2 defs.; spare tyre = midriff

HCs in competition 860 awarded to:

C. J. AndersonP. H. FreemanJ. H. C. LeachW. K. M. Slimmings
T. AndersonA. B. GardnerN. A. LongmoreM. Spink
J. W. BatesK. GibsonJ. D. H. MackintoshA. H. Stoodley
T. E. BellC. C. M. GiffinMrs S. M. MacphersonJ. B. Sweeting
Rev C. M. BrounG. P. GoddardMiss G. M. MayD. G. Thomas
E. J. BurgeE. GomersallC. J. MorseA. R. Trowell
R. S. CaffynW. F. GoodmanF. E. NewloveW. Watts
A. R. ChandlerR. R. GreenfieldF. E. NichollsMrs M. P. Webber
A. N. ClarkG. B. HigginsR. NowellJ. F. N. Wedge
A. E. CrowD. R. HopkinJ. O’DwyerG. H. Willett
J. CrowtherA. J. HughesB. A. PikeP. G. Williams
C. DaviesW. H. IrvingD. R. PownallG. H. Willmott
T. DaviesSir S. KayeE. H. PyleJ. C. Wilson
N. C. DexterN. H. KeirW. G. RobertsMrs M. R. Wishart
J. H. EyreA. LawrieD. J. ShortDr R. L. Wynne