Ximenes Competition No. 504  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  500  |  508  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
504 Sep 1958LEAD-LINE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseHere’s this ice-bound water system—and the plumber has to let me down!lead line; lead = channel among ice, line = system
SecondW. K. M. SlimmingsIt’s a feature of the pencil styling of skirts. etc., useful for coping with the more obtrusive bottoms!lead line; line = styling, etc.
ThirdMrs E. McFeeThe first curler needs to be wound up by a fraction of an inch—it’ll give depth under the waveslead line; lead in curling; line = twelfth of an inch; wind up = bring to conclusion
HCE. S. AinleyFollowing precedent, I leave stuff behind: I sound like a plumber!lead line2 (vb.= stuff); sound3
HCC. Allen BakerI can’t resist earthy attractions: all I need is to be vamped, and I’m sunkanag., 2 defs.
HCC. O. ButcherSomething for the plumber to leave behind—which has to be left of course!lead line; i.e. line (= course) to the left of lead (= leave behind)
HCR. N. ChignellI get hauled in from the deep to reinforce the covers after hard shotlead2 + line2; ref. cricket
HCF. E. DixonIt sounds a marine term—and isdouble mng.; sound3; m.t. = sea’s limit
HCMrs J. O. FullerPlayed out I plump for bed: all I need is to curl upanag.; plump2
HCA. B. GardnerSurely a primitive sounding apparatus for go ahead shipping firm to makelead line, & lit.; sound3
HCP. GraystoneI’m a star performer with a gimmick; I make lots of sound-recordings—my version of “How deep is the Ocean?” is the most!lead line, 2 defs.; sound3; ref. I. Berlin song
HCV. JenningsSee that there’s a limit to what you put on a dog, and if it goes down then you won’t be completely sunklead + line
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireOcean Accident Insurance, fully paid and unencumbered guarantees security: all I need is to have an accident!anag.; paid = allowed to run out (naut)
HCF. E. NewloveOddly (for I’m a plumber) I’ve all I need to go ahead with the job!anag.; lead line
HCM. NewmanSailor in deep water may swing one end and shoot the other, hoping it sounds righti.e. swing the lead, shoot a line, & lit.; sound3
HCD. A. NichollsGovernment policy is made up to sound all right—but it flops!lead line, 2 defs.; sound3
HCR. PostillAll I need at sea … one heave—and I’m off to bed!anag. & lit.; ref. seasickness
HCE. R. PrenticeFor protection when compassing land at sea, I should be cast inI in anag. of land, all in lee1, & lit.
HCB. G. QuinPut play first, business afterwards: that doesn’t sound right—but it ought to!lead line; sound3
HCA. RobinsPut a bob on it and it’ll go down the straight and win by a lengthlead line; plumbing bob; straight3
HCL. T. StokesI slack at the bottom: all I need is to be transferred to another formanag.
HCJ. B. WiddowsonI’m heading for a low dive—all I need is my make-up!anag.
HCM. WoolfI give guidance to the route—all I need is to be castlead line, anag., & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 504:

Lt Col P. S. BainesJ. A. FinckenT. E. S. JobsonRev E. G. Riley
J. W. BatesMrs N. FisherA. LawrieH. R. Sanders
E. A. BeaulahJ. A. FloodA. F. LerrigoE. O. Seymour
T. E. BellA. L. FreemanR. K. LumsdonMrs E. M. Simmonds
Miss R. L. BennP. A. L. FreemanT. W. MelluishJ. A. Skehan
J. M. BennettK. GibsonD. P. M. MichaelE. B. Stevens
R. F. S. ChignellS. GoldieW. L. MironH. G. Tattersall
D. ConnellE. GomersallJ. J. MooreMiss D. W. Taylor
A. E. DanherR. McD. GrahamF. E. MorganH. S. Tribe
L. DeanS. B. GreenW. H. PegramR. Unwin
J. H. DingwallMrs B. M. HalpernE. G. PhillipsJ. F. N. Wedge
W. J. DuffinMiss S. M. HartiganS. PlumbM. Winterbottom
J. H. EyreJ. J. HollowayW. J. PlumbC. P. Wroth
Miss M. W. FieldenF. G. IllingworthH. RaingerJ. S. Young