Ximenes Competition No. 551  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  547  |  555  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
551 Aug 1959PITCHER normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillHell! Monmartre’s expensive. Well … I mustn’t go there too often or I’ll be broke!pit + cher (Fr.); ref. proverb, “The p. that goes too often to the well is broken at last”
SecondC. J. MorseI’m a promising slip, but my bowling action would be banned at Lord’s—in crude terms it’s a flick!‘picture’, 2 defs.
ThirdRev C. M. BrounRuth, for instance, would follow reapers with a fork2 mngs.; ref. Babe R., baseball, pitchfork; cf. Bk. of R. 2:7
HCC. Allen BakerA caster who gives the leading part in a play to someone who’s lousy may be a bit cracked!p + itcher
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonYou’ll find awful tripe highly commended. It’s the setter!anag. incl. HC
HCF. AylmerBall-bearing projector produced in U.S.A. Small model has extended sound apparatus2 mngs.; ref. baseball and proverb “little p.s have big ears”
HCLt Col P. S. BainesWhat a vessel! Guaranteed to produce an uneasy sensation inside for everyone!itch in per, & lit.
HCR. S. CaffynPavement artist in London might so describe a sample of his work‘picture’; p. = paving stone
HCF. D. GardinerI’m prepared to catch insects—the result of having been bitten in a backward small-town theatre!itch in rep rev.; p. plant
HCS. B. GreenQuiet one straining at the leash who has his flingp itcher
HCMrs E. J. HolmesThree early pieces from Tchaikovsky in the Promenade make a catchy item for the hummersTch(aikovsky) in pier; p. plant, insects
HCG. KirschDistance between successive locations attended by the Queen would make one of the Yankees flag!pitch ER, 2 defs.; ref. baseball team
HCM. NewmanI have my fling, but hold the liquor—so I’m not exactly a tosspot!2 mngs.
HCI. J. NicholasThrower shows how to get cutting to take root2 mngs.; ref. Percy T, BBC gardening expert; see pitcher under pitch1
HCW. H. PegramOne who has a constant desire to get within Petticoat Lane’s limits and take!itch in P,e + r., & lit.; ref. market stalls
HCE. J. RackhamThis vessel’s the one to toss, and I retch unhappily by the ship’s sternp + anag., 2 defs.
HCMrs J. RobertsonWas this stall-holder well-supplied in the Black Market?3 mngs.; pitcher to the well, pitch-black
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsI coveted “The Passing of Ruth” by Constable, filled with that indefinable quality attributed to womanit in PC + her; ref. Babe R.
HCL. W. TitmanThe cut price crazy paving stoneanag. less e
HCJ. V. TysonThis vessel needs merely to start passage and immediately I retch horriblyp + anag., & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 551:

D. B. J. AmblerJ. A. FinckenMrs L. JarmanS. Plumb
J. W. BatesMrs N. FisherRev R. JarvisG. W. Pugh
E. A. BeaulahH. L. FordV. JenningsE. W. Richart
Mrs F. BeggMrs J. O. FullerT. E. S. JobsonW. G. Roberts
B. BurtonA. B. GardnerA. H. JonesA. Robins
A. N. ClarkJ. GillA. LawrieN. Roles
D. L. L. ClarkeS. GoldieG. R. LiebertMrs E. Shackleton
A. E. CrowE. GomersallA. W. MaddocksMrs E. M. Simmonds
N. C. DexterE. J. GriewJ. MartinF. G. Simms
F. E. DixonJ. D. HatfieldMiss G. M. MayH. J. Snelgar
L. L. DixonE. L. HaywardW. L. MironA. J. Sobey
E. R. EvansC. H. HudsonJ. J. MooreP. B. Wood
L. E. EyresJ. HunterS. L. PatonDr R. L. Wynne