Ximenes Competition No. 408  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  404  |  412  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
408 Nov 1956BILLET normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. N. ChignellI got into a performance of the Bolshoi without a ticketI in b(a)llet
SecondR. PostillWanted: beak to take Latin and/or elementary woodwork. Accommodation providedbill + et, 2 defs.
ThirdH. R. SandersNote from Britain’s leader: Cross Egypt’s borders!B + ill + E(gyp)t; ref. Suez crisis
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonIs there any harm in a flutter? Yes, when it’s for the soldier’s leisure occupationill in bet
HCC. Allen BakerBritish, left to separate Israel and Egypt sides, find occupation the answerB + l in I(srae)l, E(gyp)t
HCA. J. BarnardThis paper says there’s evil in a gamble. Throw it on the fire!ill in bet, 2 defs.
HCE. A. BeaulahTo dispose of a private message put it on the fire!3 mngs.; private soldier
HCC. M. BrounSatellite (Budapest’s capital) looks towards West—no more use for blasted East. Result:—Occupation—Soldiers dig in theresatellite + B less anag. (all rev.); ref. Soviet invasion of Hungary
HCC. E. GatesU.S. bid goodbye in revulsion after British start to intervene. That’ll add fuel so the flames!B + i + tell (rev.); ref. Suez crisis
HCS. GoldieQuarter is what you ask for when you’ve had enough—with the extremes of entreatment!bill + e,t
HCF. H. W. HawesGuided missile target of wood? It’lI be blown to pieces!anag.; “Every bullet has its b.”
HCC. J. MorseAn old-fashioned design, these cylinders—but still firing!2 mngs.
HCF. E. NewloveWhere to find Tommy with a chit in dishabille to-night!hidden, & lit.?; chit = billeting order
HCG. W. PughAn upright bearing may be dangerous under rifle fire2 mngs.
HCS. E. QuinceyHouse, divided, the Opposition being led by a renegade LiberalLib (rev.) + let
HCT. E. SandersIn a go on the pools, perhaps, I may get pounds for just a few linesI LL in bet
HCE. O. SeymourYou’d find such a chit looking in the park for soldiers2 mngs.
HCG. M. StartU.S. note to Egypt—Cut out the double-cross! It may mean occupationbill + E(gyp)t; ref. Suez crisis
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWaiting for flame in the wood shed—that’s where to find the landlady’s daughter, the chit!3 mngs.
HCM. WoolfThe situation is—the Britsh, to keep extreme elements of Israel and Egypt apart, take a little latitudeB + l in I(srae)l, E(gyp)t; l = latitude; ref. Suez crisis

Runners-Up in competition 408:

T. E. BellG. P. GoddardD. P. M. MichaelL. E. Thomas
P. R. BestE. GomersallW. L. MironD. H. Tompsett
R. J. BowenS. B. GreenP. H. MorganL. K. Upton
C. O. ButcherA. D. HollandL. S. PearceF. L. Usher
Mrs CaithnessF. G. IllingworthMaj J. N. PurdonJ. Ward
A. H. CloughMrs M. E. KeddieA. RobinsLt Col R. L. White
J. H. DingwallC. KoopH. RotterJ. B. Widdowson
F. E. DixonP. W. W. LeachJ. G. SantC. E. Williams
L. E. EyresH. LyonW. K. M. SlimmingsS. E. Wilson
M. S. Y. FowlerI. W. MacphersonE. B. StevensJ. S. Young
A. L. FreemanT. W. MelluishH. G. Tattersall