Ximenes Competition No. 390  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  386  |  395  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
390 Jul 1956HESITATE Printer’s Devilry24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. O. ButcherAny M.P. has, we’re told, hopes for immortality after tribulations here—a c/ross in vocation?Eros’s
SecondMrs N. FisherAfter a rival body? La! unc/le, visors need adjustmentITA, broadcasting authority
ThirdA. J. EntwistleWhat’s Ascot’s pace? Egg-stained and hard-boiled, one dis/aster each year!pace egg; see Pace in C.
HCC. Allen BakerFace dirty still! Whow! A s/ight, years old! 
HCF. Barron-SullivanMrs. Newlywed sets about preparing Christmas dinner—dis/aster! 
HCT. E. BellFamous M.O. uses dental Operation to get rascallion out of mes/s. Trap’s pinning him downref. Aesop
HCW. C. CartnerThe things my cat cat c/at a meowl last night 
HCR. N. ChignellThe monkey likes cherries judging by the bun: c/at feeding time in the afternoon 
HCJ. CorderyWould A. Sim ple/ase at a mothers’ meeting?simple he; Alastair S., actor
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonPoor old dear can’t s/ight your legs: don’t like standing 
HCF. E. DixonFather wis/e to tale: vent now his key, please 
HCJ. A. FinckenA Boeotian housed Weller, finding enough straws in the best hat-c/aseThebes
HCS. GoldieHaving an egg (gull). I’ve ran on party-member’s Ma. S/it her end!Gulliver, Big- and Little-endians
HCDr T. J. R. Maguire“One-solo-at/-a time” programmes?ITA, broadcasting authority
HCDr B. N. McQuadeWe can see the treble sing/le—vision’s new turn!ITA, broadcasting authority
HCC. J. MorseAfter one catc/all Ike, it’s related, ducks—soon grows tame 
HCG. H. PodmoreLikes his ale at night but lo! a t/ight in the morning 
HCR. PostillEmpty church dis/aster for poor parson. What Hell! Collect for the Day offers little hope 
HCA. RobinsShew ears, hero new! Hit ebon net annually—and B. Lanc/aster!B. L., film actor
HCT. E. SandersTake a bat: /a seat (south end!) to get a tanningSouthend-on-Sea
HCE. O. SeymourI admired all the glamour girls, but one W. Is/le vision had more upliftITA, broadcasting authority
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsShould Father shoot a March Hare, Mother? Dis/aster! 
HCMiss D. W. TaylorThe R.A. dis/played “Old Harry, with Baby” 
HCW. D. WigleyStraight, though one wis/e shot is often crookedgolf

Runners-Up in competition 390:

C. D. AllenC. E. GatesD. M. MacKinnonA. G. Rowlinson
J. W. BatesS. R. GibbsW. R. MalvernG. A. Shoobridge
Mrs E. M. BlakeboroughJ. F. GradyT. W. MelluishW. K. M. Slimmings
A. BorshellMrs G. E. GrahamH. C. MunningsW. Steinberg
P. CarahS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveL. T. Stokes
Mrs F. Castle-KnightH. GreenbergA. P. O’LearyR. G. Tate
A. H. CloughMrs B. E. HendersonS. L. PatonMiss D. M. Thorne
D. L. W. CollinsD. A. HoltR. D. PriorCapt C. Tyers
P. M. CoombsF. G. IllingworthMaj J. N. PurdonDr K. Urwin
R. M. S. CorkR. P. IrvingC. QuinJ. F. N. Wedge
J. H. DingwallJ. W. JenkinsC. M. ReeveR. A. Wells
Brig W. E. DuncanP. W. W. LeachMrs D. A. ReidK. R. R. Wilson
Dr W. M. EastherG. LewisCapt W. H. W. RidleyS. E. Woods
Rev D. FordJ. D. LockettN. RolesF. W. Wyeth
M. S. Y. FowlerC. J. LoweH. RotterFIt Lt N. D. Young