Ximenes Competition No. 512  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  508  |  517  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
512 Nov 1958NAYLOR Libel17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. R. PrenticeShe can spin a yarn about love after fifty—she’s no beginner either!L 0 in anag., nay L or
SecondJ. ThompsonShe’ll make do with any queer fellow with a title, even if he hasn’t a penny: round about fifty there’s no alternativeanag. + lor(d), L in nay or
ThirdA. N. ClarkShe sounds quite capable of getting her man; has already had to refuse fifty or more (because of her shape!)‘nailer’ (nail = catch), nay (vb.) L or; more = in addition
HCC. Allen BakerShe’s one that lifts; watch your pockets!an (rev.) + lo in yr.; pockets = encloses
HCC. O. ButcherShe’ll show you a bit of leg in rayon negligé—and she’s actually fifty or more!l in anag., nay L or
HCR. N. ChignellShe gives you “Only a rose” with ’er stockings off, tipsily—she sounds a piercing typeanag. less ’ose, ‘nailer’
HCP. R. ClemowShe is ornamentally but improperly posed, not without reason. Sounds like a pin-up typeanag. of orna(mental)ly, ‘nailer’
HCA. E. CrowShe sounds as though she should make a catch, but any doddering, penniless husband would do!‘nailer’, anag. + lor(d)
HCF. E. DixonNo penniless peer for her; she’ll intrigue only with a Kingnay lor(d), anag. incl. a R
HCP. A. DrillienShe has to refuse a penniless peer—only a king could satisfy her!nay (vb.) lor(d), anag. incl. a R
HCS. B. GreenShe’s a bit of a podge with a vague sort of figure—and that’s a put-up job!roly(-poly) a n (all rev.)
HCMrs L. JarmanShe sounds capable of catching any foolish boss who wants a bit of dalliance‘nailer’, anag. + lor(d)
HCP. H. MorganNo lady, penniless and generally drunk—that covers the recipe for her!r in anag. less d
HCC. J. MorseNo penniless peer for her—only a Rajah’s capital could supply all she needs!nay lor(d), anag. incl. a R
HCMiss D. W. TaylorHer tack, one hears, is to get gold—no penniless peer will do!‘nail’ + or, nay lor(d); tack = strategy
HCJ. F. N. WedgeNo penniless peer for her—but any rough with a pound or more will do!nay lor(d), anag. + L or
HCM. WinterbottomShe wants no penniless peer! Only a Rockefeller’s capital will do for her!nay lor(d), anag. incl. a R

Runners-Up in competition 512:

J. W. BatesD. GoddenD. P. M. MichaelMrs E. M. Simmonds
Mrs G. BonsallS. GoldieG. PerryL. T. Stokes
A. H. CloughW. HoughT. J. PimbleyL. E. Thomas
P. M. CoombsV. JenningsLady ReayMrs J. E. Townsend
B. FrancoA. L. KneenMrs J. RobertsonMrs M. Wishart
A. L. FreemanA. LawrieA. Robins 
P. GillMrs E. McFeeMrs E. Shackleton