Ximenes Competition No. 517  Ximenes Slip  |  < 512  |  519 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
517 Dec 1958CAROTID normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstRev C. M. BrounIf this bursts you might get a doctor (though it’d mean getting one for nothing). Get the hearse to come round, I shouldanag. with I for 0, car + to (rev.) + I’d, & lit.
SecondA. H. P. CardewA doctor in a muddle concerning arteries? That’s a bit off—I’ll have to substitute for one of his roundsanag. with I for 0
ThirdM. WinterbottomIt would shake a doctor if you cut one out and put nothing in its place!anag. with I for 0, & lit.
HCC. Allen BakerCut-throat’s objective, perhaps—and a jar of acid to eat away the body!rot in anag.; jar = conflict, body = middle part
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonDescribes channel originally aortic deviously spreading to the furthest part of the headanag. + d, & lit.
HCLt Col P. S. BainesCaptain takes a collapse in hand—brings fresh blood to bowler’s pitch!a rot in Cid; bowler hat
HCMiss A. W. BaldyYou’re stuck with this vessel if you twist a cord round it the wrong wayit (rev.) in anag., & lit.
HCMrs M. H. H. BarclayThis kind of important neckline is definitely different at C. Dioranag.
HCJ. W. BatesAortic derivative leading the side of headanag. + (hea)d, & lit.
HCT. E. BellA cord put round it, given a pronounced twist, did for Torquemada’s victims!it (rev.) in anag., ‘garrotted’, & lit.; ref. Spanish Inquisitor
HCR. N. ChignellShould a captain go in in a collapse? Quite the reverse. Pressure here might occasion a fatal strokea rot in Cid; go in = be written in diagram; cf. England captain Peter May in 1958-9 Ashes tour
HCJ. A. FinckenCuts on main line tubes like this are fatal—do it somehow by buscar + anag.
HCC. P. GrantA cord knotted round it, twisted, will produce an almost strangled soundit (rev.) in anag., ‘garrotted’, & lit.
HCS. B. GreenLow fellow, having cased the joint, describes some palpitating necklines!rôti in cad
HCMrs B. M. HalpernThe plate goes round and back it comes with nothing in it: I’ll make you disgorge if I burst!it 0 (rev.) in card; card = plate in weaving; 2nd it = card
HCN. JenningsTake a hill in reverse when the cops are about, and if some clot gets stuck there, you’ve had it!a + tor (rev.) all in CID
HCD. P. M. MichaelSuch is the way the claret goes to the head with the last of the Medoc you require assistance to swallow the stuffc + rot in aid; claret = blood
HCC. J. MorseDistort the guttural end of this artery and I’ll sound as if I was garrottedi.e. change initial ‘c’ to ‘g’ sound, & lit.
HCE. R. PrenticeDescribes what’s compressed when garrotted? Sounds like it with minor injury to headi.e. changing initial ‘c’ to ‘g’ sound, & lit.
HCE. J. RackhamDerives from aortic duct initiallyanag. incl. d, & lit.
HCJ. R. ScarrThis tube provides a capital service—one vehicle three times a day with nothing between0 in car t.i.d.
HCL. E. ThomasIt’s vital to keep the bloody traffic moving through here! Have a breakdown when the cops are about and you get it in the neck!a rot in CID, 2 defs.

Runners-Up in competition 517 to:

R. B. AdcockJ. GillMiss G. M. MayG. J. S. Ross
V. E. BrookeG. P. GoddardMrs E. McFeeH. R. Sanders
J. R. BurtonA. J. HillT. W. MelluishE. O. Seymour
R. S. CaffynH. T. E. HoneM. NewmanE. B. Stevens
A. G. CallelyRev R. JarvisD. A. NichollsL. T. Stokes
R. F. S. ChignellDr W. I. N. KesselD. C. PatonF. B. Stubbs
P. M. CoombsC. KoopDr S. L. PatonMiss D. W. Taylor
T. DaviesMiss M. LambW. H. PegramH. S. Tribe
J. H. DingwallD. R. LaneyMrs N. PerryC. T. Tulloch
R. N. ExtonA. LawrieE. G. PhillipsR. J. Watson
J. A. FloodP. W. W. LeachT. D. Powell-DaviesJ. F. N. Wedge
A. L. FreemanMrs R. D. LemonH. RaingerMaj J. P. A. Widdey
P. A. L. FreemanMiss J. S. LumsdenF. B. RamsayJ. B. Widdowson
Mrs J. O. FullerR. K. LumsdonK. ReedM. Woolf
C. E. GatesDr T. J. R. MaguireRev E. G. Riley 
K. GibsonA. A. MalcolmMrs J. Robertson