Ximenes Competition No. 430  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  425  |  434  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
430 Apr 1957GAMIN Printer’s Devilry24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs G. ColleyI’m too bi/otic—ants, lice—a bit “off,” I’m afraid 
SecondW. G. RobertsI-Magin/ot? The line’s give me away 
ThirdC. Allen BakerBaring a bit o’ fle/x may give one a shock 
HCM. Bowles“Ho/ot!” mused the owl, starting on its nineteenth mouse 
HCC. M. Broun“In the machinery of government I’m just a co/ot.”—The Prime Minister 
HCMrs N. DeanWill the lady wear in/kstands till the photographer is ready? 
HCLady HaringtonTo dry-clean in/k, wrap £5 note over stained parts till left insolventstill left in solvent
HCT. InghamWhen you are thin, kin/d readers, hare’s your secret desire 
HCV. JenningsInstead of striking, dispatch box to ban/isters’ head. Might be more effectiveHouse of Commons
HCL. JohnsonI, Fido—routine work? I’m just a co/ot! 
HCF. McNeillIf you’ve got an a/ce cook, sit self without, (being spoilt) 
HCP. H. MorganWhat’s ’ashed o/x if it’s young?she-dog
HCA. P. O’LearyI scorch, cut in, poach the complete road, ho/ot! 
HCMiss M. J. PatrickHave your pick and shovel handy when you di/e 
HCR. PostillIn the new “Field”—“The greatest number of the month? Ele/gy Five,” says McC., “the best in swing.” Experts will disapproveMCC, inswing; ref. 1957 change to laws of cricket
HCMr & Mrs A. RivlinFor man-trap, pin/k gin is effective. Soon have him skinned! 
HCE. O. SeymourWhen buyin/g Vaseline, colour and texture should be considered 
HCL. H. StewartMany M.P.s like tea. Sin/ister ’abit! 
HCT. StrangeIs M.P.s’ fondness for tea sin/ister? Really quite proper! 
HCJ. ThompsonDi/e if you must, Daddy, but don’t go down! 
HCD. H. TompsettO me/us! Bottom in Classics again! 
HCR. Vaughan“To be/ or not to be” (Hamlet). Wasn’t the reason the Commons adjourned to Drury Lane quite the reverse?Parliament once adjourned to see Master Betty at D.L.
HCA. M. WoodwardI regretfully had to mark his verses: O me/us dolor infandus!unutterable pain (L.)
HCJ. S. YoungRabbits multiply in/ U.S.! Must be G.I. venal? Ike signs positive warning!arithmetic; rabbit = beginner

Runners-Up in competition 430:

A. AaronMiss H. E. DalesH. LyonC. M. Sherrell
T. W. AgarW. DarbyDr T. J. R. MaguireMrs E. M. Simmonds
G. C. AgerMiss M. DavenportA. D. MattockW. K. M. Slimmings
J. K. AndersonH. H. ElliottMrs E. McFeeB. D. Smith
D. A. AndrewsL. E. EyresDr B. N. McQuadeM. L. Southern
D. AshcroftW. G. B. FilburnD. P. M. MichaelR. A. Soward
A. W. AspinallJ. A. FinckenC. J. MorseL. T. Stokes
E. A. BeaulahJ. H. GawlerMiss H. M. MortimerJ. W. Taylor
H. BernardE. J. GriewB. C. StJ. MurphyP. H. Taylor
J. BrockJ. E. HobsonD. A. NichollsH. S. Tribe
C. O. ButcherF. HuddLt Cdr A. R. NolanK. G. Walker
G. ChambersF. G. IllingworthJ. D. P. O’LearyMaj J. D. Watson
R. N. ChignellMrs L. JarmanP. G. RaisonJ. F. N. Wedge
D. L. L. ClarkeW. JohnsonG. H. RavenorW. D. Wigley
A. J. CohenA. E. KnightMrs D. A. ReidCdr D. P. Willan
F. L. ConstableA. F. LerrigoA. RobinsMrs M. Wishart
J. CorderyN. A. LongmoreN. RolesR. G. Wythe
A. E. CrowR. K. LumsdonJ. M. Sharman