Ximenes Competition No. 434  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  430  |  438  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
434 May 1957CARTON normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseContra-revolutionary hero who made the tumbril proceedanag., cart on, & lit.; ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
SecondA. D. WalkerWhat the archer hopes to get from skill in directing the bowart in con4 (= steering), & lit.; bow of ship
ThirdT. E. SandersHow Sullivan began to make his name in Cox and BoxArt(hur) in con4; ref. opera by F. C. Burnard and Arthur S.
HCJ. K. AndersonTumbril assigned to a volunteer for the guillotinecart on; ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCE. A. BeaulahMademoiselle got me in the end: I’m all for the style they adopt in France!car ton (Fr.); ref. ‘Mlle. Guillotine’, Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCC. M. BrounLaid out again, or can’t box for toffeeanag.
HCC. O. ButcherA burlesque leaving nothing to the imagination: one such case was severely cut in Pariscart(o)on, 2 defs.; ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCMrs CaithnessSome regard me as a “pick-me-up,” others won’t—or can’t, as the case may beanag., 2 defs.
HCSgt J. DromeyThe Bull’s inner circle—there’s a knack in the knock, known only to localsart in con6 (= knock, dial.)
HCJ. A. FinckenWhen a tumbril appears, my number is upcart + no. (rev.), & lit.; ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCC. E. GatesThe tumbril—a French one—did for Syd!cart + on (Fr.); ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCJ. A. Maxtone GrahamLook carefully round the guns: it’s that little extra bit of bull that countsart. (abbrev) in con
HCW. I. N. KesselBox and Cox full of trickeryart in con4
HCC. KoopOne can make a packet on the Exchange—or can’t, as the case may beanag., 2 defs.
HCB. N. McQuadeCase for a bit of bull—can’t or won’t be disciplinedanag., 2 defs.
HCS. PlumbAn actor, beheaded in Revolution, impersonated a French aristocratanag. of (a)n actor, & lit.; ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
HCR. PostillYou need to learn about small arms to get me!art. (abbrev) in con, & lit.
HCP. H. TaylorSkill in study becomes a pupil, and should be one’s aimart in con; pupil = central spot within a spot
HCL. E. ThomasThe result of a good pasting? In such a case a boxer may pack upcryptic def.; made of pasted card or paper

Runners-Up in competition 434:

F. D. H. AtkinsonDr W. M. EastherC. J. LoweC. D. Stelling
C. Allen BakerJ. B. FilburnA. D. MattockE. B. Stevens
J. W. BatesS. GoldieB. J. McCannL. H. Stewart
Mrs F. BeggS. B. GreenMrs E. McFeeL. T. Stokes
T. E. BellE. J. GriewT. W. MelluishJ. Thompson
Lt A. S. BirtMrs L. JarmanD. P. M. MichaelL. K. Upton
V. E. BrookeV. JenningsW. L. MironJ. F. N. Wedge
R. N. ChignellW. H. JohnsonP. H. MorganT. G. Wellman
D. L. L. ClarkeMrs P. S. JuniperE. J. RackhamM. Woolf
A. E. ClaytonG. L. KennabyM. C. C. RichCapt J. V. Wotton
Mrs C. CrawfordVery Rev N. M. KennabyE. O. Seymour 
Mrs N. DeanA. E. KnightJ. B. Sloan