Ximenes Competition No. 560  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  555  |  564  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
560 Oct 1959CONGENITALLY normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillAb ovo … leave the egg and all your original character is latent thuscongé nit all y(our), & lit.
SecondP. M. CoombsHow the little Conservative gets inside information—and the little Liberal, in the realm of operaCon gen + L in Italy & lit.; ref. ‘Iolanthe’
ThirdC. E. GatesI’m “a little Conservative”—information I reckon that illustrates “how Nature always does contrive”Con gen I tally; ref. ‘Iolanthe’
HCMiss P. AdkinsUnavoidably from baby’s point of view lacy linen got all messed upanag.
HCC. Allen BakerFor me it’s always the sack; a real bad egg, chum, right from the cradle—that’s me!congé nit ally
HCF. D. H. Atkinson“Nye ill—can’t go” upset constituents naturally!anag.; ref. Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, MP
HCE. C. BinghamLeaving the egg all the beginning of young life is characterised thuscongé nit all y(oung)
HCRev C. M. BrounHow idiotic you can be, only G.C.E. Latin could showanag.
HCR. N. ChignellTory yelling wildly about tax cut—how strain can affect one!Con + ta(x) in anag.
HCG. H. DicksonNaturally the Conservatives’ leader gets advance information and I count on thatC on I tally
HCMrs D. M. D’EathVaguely acting on yell from the cradle—examine low-down I reckon!anag., con gen I tally, & lit.
HCJ. A. FinckenWe see a little Conservative gain yet two little Liberals split—thus, according to Gilbert are our politics decidedCon + L,L in anag.; ref. ‘Iolanthe’
HCS. GoldieDo you see potential little Conservative, little Liberal in gal yet? Naturally, according to Gilbert!Con + anag. incl. L; ref. ‘Iolanthe’
HCS. B. GreenChapter on Genesis I label: “As it was in the beginning”?C on Gen. I tally
HCF. H. W. HawesGalton nicely disturbed! How could “Human Faculty” be a failure?anag.; ref. Sir Francis G., expert on eugenics
HCMiss J. S. LumsdenFrom earliest infancy, you’ll need on occasion to leave the little pest with a friendcongé nit ally
HCC. J. MorseStudy Genesis—then you’ll see how infancy begins in sincon Gen. i(nfancy) tally, & lit.: tally = in concubinage
HCM. NewmanThroughout life we have to concentrate on low-down physical fascination before finding a partnercon gen it ally
HCB. G. QuinNaturally we want no cat yelling in a frenzy here. Leave the wretched little creature with a friend!anag.; congé nit ally
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsGetting permission to go away with such a bad egg—and to marry—shows how idiotic one may becongé nit ally
HCJ. ThompsonAb origine? Only G.C.E. Latin is needed for translationanag.
HCW. WattsYour equipment may come this way from Providence; leave it all in New Yorkcongé + it all in NY

Runners-Up in competition 560:

O. BainMrs M. E. GarrattD. P. M. MichaelL. T. Stokes
G. F. BamfordMaj A. H. GilesE. MorganJ. B. Sykes
J. W. BatesM. J. HickmanF. E. NewloveMiss D. W. Taylor
E. A. BeaulahC. W. HoadPlt Off L. W. G. OxleyMrs J. Thomas
J. BissetE. M. HornbyB. G. PalmerH. S. Tribe
S. CaffynMrs L. JarmanE. G. PhillipsH. D. Wakely
A. G. CallelyG. L. KennabyS. PlumbT. G. Wellman
Mrs J. ChalkleyP. W. W. LeachC. QuinC. E. Williams
A. N. ClarkMrs R. D. LemonE. W. RichartW. J. Wilson
D. L. L. ClarkeJ. P. LesterMrs J. Robertson 
F. P. CreminsMrs W. J. MahoodW. Rodgers 
Mrs G. B. H. CurrieT. A. MartinT. E. Sanders