Ximenes Competition No. 935  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  933  |  936  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
935 Xmas 1966MALAPROP normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillMatrimony: a little aversion initially has a supporter in herM,a,l,a + prop, & lit.
SecondMrs E. M. SimmondsMatrimonially a little aversion initially gets support from meM,a,l,a + prop, & lit.
ThirdN. C. DexterShe used PREPOSITION in an abnormal way. (In the normal—a PROPOSITION)hidden, & lit.
VHCC. Allen BakerOne of the central characters in comedy—one taking up pages with oral blundering(co)m(edy) + a + anag. incl. pp, & lit.
VHCR. BrainFor her 50 per cent of maladies stay—in the contagious countries?mala(dies) prop; contiguous
VHCC. O. ButcherDame, popular, but lacking in good taste and precisionMa + anag. less U, & lit.
VHCA. N. ClarkFemale relative with old-fashioned look having part on stage lets fall bloomersMa la! prop, & lit.
VHCJ. ColebyShe misinterpreted the confused Miss Languish and Anthony Absolute, initially, with stage effectanag. of initial letters + prop, & lit.
VHCJ. A. FinckenRather vulgar old lady has tongue with endless string of pearlsma lap rop(e), & lit.; tongue, vb.
VHCE. M. HornbyI might say I mix my sillabubs like an expert in exact middle of jam-potà la pro in ja(m-p)ot; syllables
VHCSir S. KayeCircle with felicity forward or backward in geometric plan (as misclued by herself?)lap + or (rev.) all in map; velocity, geographic
VHCDr W. I. N. KesselI’m a virago: and so, I might say, is this puzzlecryptic def.; farrago
VHCR. E. KimmonsMy stage bloomers are designed to knock back any man in the front row.lam (rev.) + a prop; Rugby Union
VHCA. LawrieIt’s a mile to the French shore—you should have someone ready with a gaffm. à la prop; shore, vb.
VHCL. F. LeasonThe one initially responsible for mistaken allusions—like “allegory”, “progeny”—rather outrageously perhapsinitial letters, & lit.
VHCDr T. J. R. MaguireBeginners in matrimony! A little aversion present relic oracularly proscribes?initial letters, & lit.; relict, prescribes
VHCMrs E. McFeeShe’s played in comedy, the reverse of a hit before making a come-back in Softly, Softlya lam (rev). + or (rev.) in p,p; ref. TV drama series
VHCC. J. MorseMum having an argument in liquor was notorious for her vocabularyma + pro in lap
VHCT. E. SandersIt’s the dame who comes out with funny bloomers on stage. (On the dame a pair has to hang down loosely about)ma + a pr. in lop
VHCSir W. SlimmingsThe original of priceless oral bungle, found in plotanag. incl. p in map, & lit.
VHCD. J. Thorpe“Softly, Softly” broadcast with a moral often uses questionable expressionsanag. incl. p,p; ref. TV drama series
VHCS. A. WetherfieldA geometer dealt with contagious countries according to her polar map, wildlyanag.; geographer, contiguous

HCs in competition 935 awarded to:

P. F. BauchopG. W. HartshornH. S. MasonRev E. G. Riley
Mrs A. J. BellH. C. HillsE. L. MellershE. O. Seymour
Mrs K. BissetC. H. HudsonT. W. MelluishT. L. Strange
J. M. BrownMaj G. J. InsleyR. A. MostynF. B. Stubbs
A. J. CrowG. JohnstoneF. E. NewloveJ. B. Sweeting
J. CrowtherN. KemmerM. NewmanG. L. Symes
M. S. Y. FowlerMrs D. M. KissenFlt Lt L. W. G. OxleyG. R. Webb
P. M. FowlerA. D. LeggeR. R. O’ConnellJ. F. N. Wedge
J. FrydeMrs B. LewisG. PerryB. C. Westall
G. P. GoddardN. A. LongmoreC. QuinM. Woolf
J. W. HammondJ. D. H. MackintoshE. J. Rackham