Ximenes Competition No. 898  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  894  |  900  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
898 Apr 1966POCHARD normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. F. N. WedgeI dive, in case there is a fish!char in pod
SecondE. J. RackhamThe fish in the case happens to be a bird!char in pod
ThirdC. Allen BakerFowl, no doubt? Better try fish, too, just in case… (but surely not good red herring!)char in pod
VHCR. B. AdcockKind of loom in which ball of thread travels backwards to fullest extentcop (rev.) + hard; loom = loon2
VHCT. AndersonI take a dive and appear with fish in bellychar in pod
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonBelly full of fish—fond of a low dive—and poker—that’s me!char in pod; poker, s.v. pochard
VHCMrs K. BissettIs a duck a duck and a fish? There must be a bit of Printer’s Devilry about!0 char in P. D.
VHCMrs W. A. CleggDuck, or you’ll have to do an odd job or two in schoolchar in pod
VHCP. R. ClemowFlat-foot in retreat by waterside bank. That could be mecop (rev.) + hard, noun
VHCP. M. CoombsBeing pretty wet, if not actually fish-faced, you should get the bird daily in schoolchar in pod; being, noun
VHCN. C. DexterHull? Labour in—its poll takes a steep divechar in pod; ref. cup replay on polling day
VHCJ. A. FinckenThis bird ain’t a fish—except in a certain schoolchar in pod
VHCF. D. GardinerClose goes after returning catch, for a duckcop (rev.) + hard, advb.; ref. Brian C.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldOne of the divers fish inhabiting a shellchar in pod
VHCR. E. KimmonsOne of the divers fish in a shoalchar in pod
VHCA. LawrieIt has (and sounds like!) one of those beaks fine for foraging‘poacher ‘; one pron
VHCJ. H. C. LeachJust see me dive for fish in a shoal!char in pod
VHCL. F. LeasonDippy red-head gets daily hiding in schoolchar in pod
VHCMrs B. LewisStrike a chord with the gentle character in Peter Pan, Smeeanag. incl. p; smee = pochard
VHCC. J. MorseBird that might be clued as fish if included among a number of aquatic creatures like whales!char in pod
VHCD. J. ShortI take a dip, returning with fish insidechar in dop (rev.), & lit.; dop = dip
VHCE. B. SterensYou’ll find him daily in the swimming school—a natural born diverchar in pod

HCs in competition 898 awarded to:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsE. J. BurgeCapt G. LanghamE. G. Phillips
R. AbreyMrs M. P. CraineM. A. LassmanR. Postill
D. B. J. AmblerA. E. CrowA. F. LerrigoG. H. Ravenor
C. AndersonA. L. DennisH. LyonT. E. Sanders
W. G. ArnottF. E. DixonDr T. J. R. MaguireDr W. I. D. Scott
Mrs P. C. BarclayJ. H. EyreMrs E. McFeeA. H. Seville
Mrs D. BarkerG. E. FallowsMrs L. A. MendezW. K. M. Slimmings
A. J. BarnardD. R. ForsterC. G. MillinMiss E. M. Smith
J. W. BatesJ. M. GerardW. L. MironL. H. Stewart
P. F. BauchopK. GibsonT. J. MooreyJ. B. Sweeting
R. T. BaxterJ. GillP. H. MorganJ. W. Taylor
E. A. BeaulahS. GoldieV. R. S. MottH. S. Tribe
T. E. BellP. S. HaynesM. NewmanB. J. Wain
E. C. BinghamN. L. HindleyFlt Lt L. W. G. OxleyMrs M. P. Webber
J. C. BrashA. L. JefferyN. O’NeillC. E. Williams
Rev C. M. BrounC. JonesMiss M. J. Patrick