Ximenes Competition No. 525  Ximenes Slip  |  < 521  |  529 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
525 Feb 1959MORALE Printer’s Devilry25

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. N. HaygarthI’ve found that red Graves. Impact is terrific. Would you rather have (hi/c) Guinness?Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness
SecondS. H. WillinkChea/per settlement? That’s the question facing the idealistic schoolmaster 
ThirdJ. CorderyMay:—I affirm that I am happy with my present side—e/xamination of their selectors unthinkable!“Don’t look a gift-horse...”; Peter May, England cricket captain
HCR. W. BondIf you’re di/rty, our intelligence test will reveal it 
HCMrs A. L. BoormanYou can’t drink rum and keep it, Mu/m. A nation will tell its own tale 
HCP. R. ClemowA teenager often becomes engrossed in ki/ss-worthy heroRudyard Kipling
HCC. E. GatesAaron and Ta/ft’s laughter in their wakeTamora, Titus Andronicus
HCG. P. GoddardYou’re always breaking knitting needles. What you want is a weaver’s bea/ver—might help! 
HCS. B. GreenAn ar/gala’s may be broken if the baby is dropped! 
HCV. JenningsAbsinthe, navy drink, ru/ins hips, messes officers’ swiggin’ 
HCL. JohnsonMy conceited actor friend asked me to name my preference: (hi/c) Guinness!Alec Guinness
HCB. K. KellyA.—Correct proof of a theore/m. (M.A.Cantab.). (Use the simple rules of logic)lemma
HCG. KirschIs the piece by “Pop” (E. A. Poe/’s son) on Anthropology?ref. Pope, ‘The Riddle of the World’
HCMrs E. McFeeIf your mind is di/rty, our I.Q. will indicate the fact 
HCD. P. M. MichaelVictoria loved her bal/d ward; her heir preferred his Gay Paree 
HCF. E. NewloveThey’re getting married—what about a cable: “Gra/tters!” ending “Best wishes”? 
HCE. G. PhillipsWhen amorous coiffeur starts this fresh cut, i.e. feels a tre/ss, steady hand is now at work 
HCE. J. RackhamIn the election shall we see the Tories still in the swi/ft tide advancing? 
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsOne simply must lick the gu/tter: can’t be stuck-up! 
HCM. C. SousterDon’t leave the light in the convent (Chamber’s Di/ctionary will not be any use) 
HCH. G. TattersallHowever di/rty, our boy will be suitably educated 
HCMrs J. E. TownsendThat bo Gus—a gent, surely—can’t face, without so much as a singlet, re/gal inspection! 
HCM. A. VernonThere’s no zip in this. Play a last air (si/c); Guinness might enliven it 
HCJ. F. N. WedgeDi/rty, our mind is! Sure to be stimulated by this sensational picture 
HCR. A. WellsAshes! What do they conjure up? An Aussie boo/n—ten—gloom! 
 

Runners-Up in competition 525 to:

Miss P. AdkinsW. DarbyA. LawrieA. Robins
C. Allen BakerB. Darwin SmithM. C. LeafH. Rotter
F. D. H. AtkinsonMiss E. DeutschJ. D. LockettR. A. Russell
Lt Col P. S. BainesN. C. DexterR. K. LumsdonT. E. Sanders
J. W. BatesJ. H. DingwallA. LundG. W. Saunders
G. C. BayfieldL. L. DixonH. LyonMrs E. Shackleton
T. E. BellA. W. EavesC. H. MacmillanE. A. Smith
C. J. BennettM. B. FisherN. C. MahoneyJ. G. Stubbs
F. H. BernardMrs N. FisherT. W. MelluishR. I. Sutherland
J. M. BestC. FleckneyW. L. MironJ. Thompson
Capt A. S. BirtJ. A. FloodP. H. MorganP. C. Thornton
R. F. BriggsA. L. FreemanC. J. MorseH. S. Tribe
B. BurtonMiss V. GayRev H. D. Owen BrownM. J. Venning
E. T. CaddyE. GomersallJ. D. P. O’LearyA. D. Walker
R. F. S. ChignellH. GreenbergDr D. A. PantonyT. A. Whitamore
R. N. ChignellV. L. HarrisonS. L. PatonG. H. Wilde
D. L. L. ClarkeJ. E. HobsonW. J. PlumbA. J. Wilson
A. J. CohenB. J. IliffeR. PostillR. Wilson
J. ColebyF. G. IllingworthH. RaingerM. Winterbottom
P. M. CoombsMrs L. JarmanF. S. G. RichardsR. Worrall
A. E. CrowMiss I. M. KempMrs Z. Rivlin 
F. J. CurleyP. D. KingMrs J. Robertson