Ximenes Competition No. 573  Ximenes Slip  |  < 571  |  578 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
573 Jan 1960SCAPEGALLOWS normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. O. ButcherAmong lags here is one lag who ought to be strung up head firstcape + lag (rev.) in slows, & lit.
SecondG. H. DicksonThe monkey’s become chafed underneath with surrounding small vessels ruptured; he should have swung!ape + gall3 (vb. intrans.) in scows
ThirdCapt A. S. BirtAlthough it is a theme which is in demand in broadcasts, it is a very dangerous subject needing careful executiona peg in call, all in sows
HCC. Allen BakerCarver of SPACE TO LET midway between top and bottom of gibbets, perhaps!anag. of space + allow in g(ibbet)s, & lit.
HCM. A. AndersonSomeone like Macheath produces head swelling among the slutscape2 gall3 in sows; sow2; ref. Beggar’s Opera
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonKiller up against Society makes the blood run cold, revealing animal malignity withinS + ape gall3 in cows & lit.; cow2
HCLt Col P. S. BainesMurderer perhaps turns pale—when comprehending the judge’s change of head dress for example!cap + eg in sallows & lit.
HCE. A. BeaulahChap who’s thought fit to swing much of “Tosca” produces a score including almost everything vulgar(To)sca + al(l) low in pegs
HCJ. ColebyNo ruddy saint, better for example imprisoned; really deserves hangingcap +eg in sallow + S & lit.; cap (vb.); i.e. not ruddy (red) = sallow
HCA. E. CrowAs lag slew cop wantonly, he ought to swinganag.
HCJ. H. DingwallA little science applied to a contrivance for hanging enables a man to avoid due executionSc(ience) a peg allows
HCL. E. EyresFamily severs connection with ne’er-do-well—sends remittance instead: thus he becomes an utter criminalscapeg(race) allows
HCJ. A. FinckenA horrid place aglow, with nasty guards about, will suit himanag. in SS, & lit.; ref. Hell
HCC. E. GatesHead girl in slacks deserves suspension!cape + gal in slows
HCV. JenningsIt’s frightfully low-class having to hold a split suspender—I ought to get a length of rope!a peg in anag.; i.e. clothes peg
HCA. H. JonesI’d make the law go capless: my judge could not then don a black one!anag.
HCMrs E. McFeeLow-class page, misbehaving, is one who deserves to be turned offanag.; turn off = hang (archaic slang
HCC. J. MorseWhy is this picture of countryside with cows (16th century) still unhung?-scape gallows; g.= frightens, Shakesp.
HCR. PostillI should swing. May, deep in the slips, please!gal low in scapes: may2 = maid, gal; scape2; ref. swing bowling, Peter May, cricketer, fielding
HCA. RobinsDepths of depression after transgression with girl—I really ought to be highly strung and dancing on air!scape2 gal lows
HCMrs E. ShackletonGame (a brace?) should be hungscape3, gallows; g. = one of pr. of braces
HCM. WinterbottomLag slew a P.C. so may well be this!anag. & lit.
HCM. WoolfFree wall-spaces go to show evidence of hanging-committee’s incompetenceanag.

Runners-Up in competition 573 to:

T. H. AyreC. C. M. GiffinMrs R. D. LemonK. Reed
T. E. BellS. GoldieR. M. MacGillivrayMr & Mrs A. Rivlin
E. C. BinghamRev R. M. GraceT. J. R. MaguireH. Rotter
J. CaulfieldR. McD. GrahamA. D. MattockE. O. Seymour
A. N. ClarkS. B. GreenE. L. MellershW. K. M. Slimmings
P. CranmerR. R. GreenfieldN. W. R. W. MellonJ. W. M. Smith
J. McI. CruickshankJ. D. HatfieldT. W. MelluishH. J. Snelgar
J. C. B. DateF. H. W. HawesP. H. MorganJ. A. L. Sturrock
N. C. DexterE. P. HewetsonH. B. MortonP. H. Taylor
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonLt M. J. HickmanM. NewmanMrs J. Thomas
L. L. DixonM. HodsonG. R. F. ParkD. H. Tompsett
T. N. DowseS. HolgateMiss M. J. PatrickH. S. Tribe
W. J. EmersonDr T. O. HughesG. PerryMrs M. Tyrrell Lewis
Mrs N. FisherMrs L. JarmanE. G. PhillipsA. D. Walker
J. FloodT. E. S. JobsonJ. R. PlayfordG. C. West
B. L. H. FordJ. F. JonesS. PlumbA. H. M. Williams
F. D. GardinerC. KoopE. J. Rackham