Ximenes Competition No. 356  Ximenes Slip  |  < 351  |  360 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
356 Oct 1955METOPOSCOPY normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. G. PhillipsFor a facial study of character, in caricature, Poy comes topanag.; ref. cartoonist Percy Fearon
SecondW. K. M. SlimmingsThis puts me first—nothing more than seconds over the record, too, judging by what the dials showme top 0 s. copy
ThirdJ. B. SykesYou’ll need me to work back to characters from a look round the companyme to + op (rev.) + Co. in spy, & lit.
HCP. B. ChapmanThe art of interpreting looks best in some unusually exact renderingtop in anag. + copy
HCR. N. ChignellAn arrangement of poems to reproduce the interpretation of lines on muganag. + copy
HCP. M. CoombsStop ’ome, silly, do like me, seeing what o’clock the character usually shows up!anag. + copy; clock = face
HCM. S. Y. FowlerHere you can see an engineer, with head appearing above a large blue-print, reading dialsME top OS copy
HCR. N. HaygarthHere’s a strange tome: “The Young Pilot’s Crib—or The Art of Reading from Dials”anag. + PO’s copy
HCD. HendersonCaesar’s judgment of Cassius by his “lean and hungry look” found nothing positive to like according to Shakespearemet 0 pos. copy
HCM. A. LassmanAn investigation of figures in France might make one oppose M. Cotyanag.; ref. fashion designer; figure = face
HCT. W. Melluish“Phiz” quiz; oddly enough, “Poy” comes top!anag.; ref. cartoonists H. K. Browne and Percy Fearon; phiz = face
HCC. J. MorseWith me you find a trace of disposition in the surface likenessme + (disp)os(ition) in top copy, & lit.
HCT. J. PimbleyI object to positive imitation—this character study is taken straght out of “Phiz”!me to pos. copy; me = I as object; ref. cartoonist H. K. Browne; phiz = face
HCE. R. PrenticeWith the tempo so rubato follow closely the interpretation of expression marksanag. + copy; rubato = distorted
HCMaj J. N. PurdonA mongrel, cosmopolitan type (though with no Latin elements) judging by the faceanag. less anag.
HCT. E. SandersI know all about kissers. Write me for “Better Love” (shilling edition)me top 0 s. copy
HCP. H. TaylorStudy from “Façade” (symphonic overture, tempo poco rubato)anag. incl. sy(mphonic); rubato = distorted
HCJ. F. N. WedgeJudging by the looks of my outside toe distortion, there’s also a definite flat foot thereanag. + pos. + cop, all in my; see flat-foot in C.
HCC. E. WilliamsThe study of the human face reveals imperfectly an empty shell—inside nothing positive, in brief just about nothing0 pos. c. 0 in anag.
HCJ. S. YoungStomach upset in some unnatural way—proof may he obtained from an analysis of the contents of the mugpot in anag. + copy

Runners-Up in competition 356 to:

Dr R. E. AdamMrs N. FisherW. L. MironE. B. Stevens
P. C. BarclayA. L. FreemanP. H. MorganF. B. Stubbs
D. BarryE. GomersallF. E. NewloveJ. A. L. Sturrock
J. M. BeatonA. L. GrintJ. W. ParrD. G. Thomas
Mrs G. BonsallI. A. HerbertE. J. F. PrimroseH. S. Tribe
C. O. ButcherL. HollmanE. J. RackhamL. K. Upton
R. M. S. CorkMiss M. HyettP. H. RowleyH. D. Wakely
Capt D. A. CraddockV. JenningsE. O. SeymourR. M. Weller
F. E. DixonM. JonesMrs E. ShackletonR. Wells
P. G. DrazinR. J. LaurenceMrs E. M. Simmonds 
Mrs D. M. D’EathD. P. M. MichaelF. G. Simms