Ximenes Competition No. 971  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  967  |  975  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
971 Sep 1967MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE Right and Left17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs B. LewisTurns up at school with tuck, chatters in “Macbeth”—cane judiciously applied au fond, I’m toldto + gam (all rev.) + pie; anag. + dote; fond, (vb.) = dote; Macbeth 3. iv.
SecondN. C. DexterI’m told there’s a terrible ending to “Circe” account (Od. X)—the old bird transforms me to a piganag. of (Circ)e, a/c, Od. ten; anag.; ref. Odyssey, book 10
ThirdA. SudberyMaster became a crusty thing; the old bird injured one cadet, so the story goesMA got pie; anag.
VHCC. BrashFormer flyer’s image ruined with “pot” in story “Downfall of Noted Ace”anag.; anag.
VHCC. O. ButcherMy class used to chatter: master having got a bit distraught caned most of school from bottom up, I’m toldMA got pie5; anag. + Eto(n) (rev.)
VHCR. S. CaffynOld bird—sounds a most unattractive dish—could make date once, anyhow, I’m toldi.e. maggot pie; anag.
VHCMrs N. FisherThe old chatterbox is mum, baffled over the prize story, disguised by a neat codema got pie; anag.
VHCP. M. HudspethMonkey with a bird, an old bird—to be foolish once after a curtailed embrace makes a racy storymaggot pie; a nec(k) dote
VHCA. J. HughesPrimate, with his book of rules, used to chatter furiously to dean, E.C., I’m toldmagot pie4; anag.
VHCL. W. JenkinsonIn this story about love is seen a decent mixed-up Shakespearean bird marrying a grotesque and disorderly typeO in anag.; magot pie; poss. ref. Othello/Desdemona
VHCSir S. KayeDecadent, losing head and crazy about love (so the story goes), this old bird sounds a fancy dishO in anag. less D; maggot pie; maggot = whim
VHCJ. H. C. LeachI’m roughly caned before almost the whole school from bottom to top: people tell me I was a dramatic mixture of black and white: am I to peg out?anag. + Eto(n) (rev.); anag.
VHCC. J. MorseMother procured mixed-up type for bird in Elizabethan style travesty of a decent love storyma got pie; anag. incl. O
VHCW. H. PegramTurn out in dull kind of type (early Pica type) a short story—one unusually decent about lovego in mat2 + pie; a + anag. incl. O
VHCR. PostillThat old bird’s become sanctimonious in Miss West’s embrace. Miss East, we’ve got to dance differently, I’m toldgot pi2 in Mae; anag., i.e. anag. of E to dance; ref. Mae West, actress
VHCT. E. SandersProducer got the bird for a version of Shakespeare’s “The Tale”—one acted badlyma got pie3; anag.; produce = bring forth, give birth to
VHCSir W. SlimmingsMum won the prize for an old bird, I’m told, cooking a decent duckma got pie; anag. incl. O

HCs in competition 971 awarded to:

M. AdamsE. L. HillmanMrs E. McFeeW. G. Roberts
D. B. J. AmblerE. M. HornbyT. W. MelluishS. Sondheim
R. J. BowenMiss B. V. HowiesonD. P. M. MichaelL. T. Stokes
P. M. CoombsJ. G. HullW. L. MironBrig R. F. E. Stoney
A. E. CrowW. H. JohnsonP. H. MorganL. de V. Sunderland
A. S. EverestR. E. KimmonsR. A. MostynH. G. Tattersall
J. A. FinckenA. LawrieM. NewmanA. F. Toms
M. B. FisherMrs R. MacGillivrayS. L. PatonR. G. Towsey
Dr J. FosterD. MalcolmMrs N. PerryMrs M. P. Webber
J. M. HallidayH. S. MasonE. G. PhillipsJ. F. N. Wedge