Ximenes Competition No. 885  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  884  |  890  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
885 Jan 1966GALIMATIAS normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. AndersonThis is foolish talk, involving the reverse of first class languageA1 Tamil (all rev.) in gas, & lit.
SecondJ. W. TaylorPointless blether, backward monkey languagega(S) + sai Tamil (all rev.), & lit.
ThirdA. F. TomsCompound amalgam, it is without the first sign of meaninganag. less m, & lit.
VHCMiss V. K. AbrahamsFine language here turns into empty words—a mere hotchpotch!A1 Tamil (all rev.) in gas
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonThere’s the girl I have designs on—I like a bit of nonsensegal I’m at I as
VHCK. GibsonMoonshine, calling for silver to be turned and I sat looking forlorn—without a bean!Ag (rev.) + lima + anag.
VHCJ. A. HydeWhen it comes to cooking à la gas, I’m It—note the appearance of that tripe!anag.
VHCE. G. IllingworthIt’s nonsense to talk about filing a missing back-numberlimati(on) in gas; no.
VHCSir S. KayeAmalgam, is it, without introduction of mercury? Not strictly; its ingredients are too unlikeanag. less m
VHCC. KoopLag as I am it makes sentence meaninglessanag.
VHCA. LawrieUnfinished amalgam? It is, roughlyanag. less m, & lit.
VHCJ. H. C. LeachAn incomplete amalgam—it is odd, this stuffanag. less m
VHCDr T. J. R. MaguireAmalgam? It is, in a way, but lacking, a primal element in mercuryanag. less m, & lit.
VHCP. H. MorganJumble—it is amalgamated but not matchedanag. less mated, & lit.
VHCR. A. MostynDefinition of nonsense—semi-senile monkey language written backwards!ga(-ga) + sai Tamil (all rev.)
VHCR. PostillAfter a limited amount of liquor I get confused, monkey about… and talk thisgal. I mat + sai (rev.): mat, vb. intrans.
VHCF. B. StubbsIt’s idiotic—not half!—a limit badly observed when the light indicates a mix-upga(-ga) + anag. + as (= when); light = key-word
VHCP. W. ThackerFor a bit of nonsense, I ’olds on to the young lady I’m engaged withgal I’m at I ’as
VHCD. G. ThomasA. A.’s upset with new limit, but empty talk about it is nonsenseanag. in gas

HCs in competition 885 awarded to:

D. B. J. AmblerP. R. ClemowL. F. LeasonH. Rutley
C. Allen BakerJ. ColebyLt Col D. MacfieMrs M. Sainsbury
Mrs P. C. BarclayV. A. R. CooperJ. D. H. MackintoshT. E. Sanders
J. W. BatesR. M. S. CorkE. L. MellershW. K. M. Slimmings
E. A. BeaulahA. J. CrowJ. MendhamJ. W. M. Smith
T. F. W. BensonJ. CrowtherC. G. MillinBrig R. F. E. Stoney
Maj A. S. BirtMrs W. J. DennisonT. J. MooreyJ. F. N. Wedge
Dr A. E. BrafieldN. C. DexterC. J. MorseRev C. D. Westbrook
J. C. BrashI. D. DoakS. L. PatonG. H. Willett
Dr J. E. BrignellF. D. GardinerW. H. PegramMrs M. Wishart
J. A. BulleyMiss K. A. HowarthM. Perrins 
C. O. ButcherMrs L. JarmanG. H. Ravenor 
R. S. CaffynA. H. JonesW. G. Roberts