Ximenes Competition No. 360  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  356  |  364  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
360 Nov 1955WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD Right and Left14


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. H. GrummittJet flyer crashes bridge: G.W.R. link with east disorganized: single line remains—verb. sap.anag. incl. G.; W.R. + anag. incl. E, 2 defs.
SecondG. PerryRoughly wrenlike apart from tail tip set on feathered body; this is roughly gull-likeanag. less e; egg2 bird
ThirdP. B. ChapmanOval barracking: I have black looks flying round the ground for bowling wide—begin to leave the creaseegg bird; rink in w le(ave)
HCMiss R. L. BennGerman leader involved in bridge disaster. The Flyer Line, link between East and West region, blown upanag. incl. G; anag. incl. E, WR
HCMrs G. BonsallThis suggests a variety of wrenlike tailless tern with an oval body, commonly femaleanag. less e; egg bird
HCC. O. ButcherOne connected with the sea swallows nutriment in shell form—its source, a king among shellfish, is the cockleegg bird; R in winkle (see cockle3)
HCRev B. ChapmanNo. 4 in the Kremlin appears to have gone over to the West, completely disguised! It’s hinted he’s been seen flying (this ought to prove it) to the German capital with a woman!anag. of Kremlin with W for m; e.g. G bird
HCC. E. GatesAs for the crease, when Wednesday comes round you’ll find the bowling area a lake: it’s often partly under water according to a bloke attached to the Ovalrink + L in We (abbrev.); egg bird
HCC. J. MorseA depression is forecast: also a ridge, a stormy ridge encircling Great Britain—a rare phenomenon around our shores3 mngs.; GB in anag.
HCF. E. NewloveA whelk’s slightly meatier than a winkle: bigger, and not half bad for a change, says the wideawake bird!w(r)inkle, meatier = with more substance, whelk2; anag. incl. (ba)d; Sooty Tern colloquially known as the “wideawake bird”
HCMaj J. N. PurdonTo have “Sea Swallow,” a bigger variety, in form by the 1st of December, prune exhibits all over regardless of age—a useful tipanag. + D; 2 mngs.; ref. racehorse S.S. (sired by Seabiscuit) and song, “No matter how young a prune may be it’s always full of wrinkles”
HCE. J. RackhamWork, nothing less, and a different line are involved. “Know-how” needed. American flying expert to urge British industries on the roadanag. of w(o)rk line; egg BI rd.
HCE. O. SeymourA G.I. left a girl I knew in trouble. That’s a tip to encourage a girl to be a flighty thing at the seaside!anag. of (GI)rl I knew; egg bird
HCMrs E. ShackletonHeadline—In West latitude English find ice-berg and dig about for something Scott may have markedrink in W l. E; anag., ref. Peter S., naturalist, and Captain S.

Runners-Up in competition 360:

C. Allen BakerMrs J. O. FullerW. L. MironH. G. Tattersall
P. C. BarclayS. B. GreenP. M. NeweyD. C. Thomas
V. E. BrookeD. HendersonT. D. NuteD. H. Tompsett
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonE. G. IllingworthE. G. PhillipsR. A. Walker
F. E. DixonMrs L. JarmanE. R. PrenticeJ. F. N. Wedge
Mrs D. M. D’EathJ. W. JenkinsH. R. SandersT. G. Wellman
H. H. ElliottD. JohnsonT. E. SandersI. Young
Mrs N. FisherD. P. M. MichaelA. J. SouterJ. S. Young