Ximenes Competition No. 578  Ximenes Slip  |  < 573  |  582 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
578 Feb 1960GATHERED def. LEVANTER Wrong Number18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. H. EyreThe activity of a fly-by-night round that location could be learnt as the result of a pick-upfly-by-night; there in gad, two defs.
SecondS. GoldieEdgar the Unsteady got wind of something—what the Witan did—and folded!wind; anag., 3 defs.
ThirdMrs J. E. TownsendI’ll be there and flitter around—I’m simply drawn to a party!flitter; there in gad
HCF. D. GardinerJock’s mean about the pence—this you must have got wind of!wind; the in gare d
HCV. JenningsCrowded easterly city asked not to broadcast news before first day of attackeasterly (n.); Gath ere D(-day)
HCM. KayIt’s drawn up—with thread, for example, which you must wind in and outwind; anag. incl. e.g.
HCG. KirschGot wind of second half of Budget, heard in garbled versionwind; anag. incl. (Bud)get
HCA. F. LerrigoWhat the team did when the skipper had something to tell them—how to make the grade, perhapsskipper; anag.
HCD. P. M. MichaelWhat Girton did to runaway student—shut her in, it’s understoodrunaway; her in gated
HCD. I. MorganThread, for example, is drawn through when you windwind; anag.
HCC. J. MorseNear the front of the Gazette you’ll find what the account of any defaulter is in aggregatedefaulter; Ga(zette) the red; aggregate, adj.
HCH. B. MortonVariety of hedge rat confined to a certain arearat; anag.
HCA. E. NorthWith no way to turn back welsher gets stuck in gate, is followed by copper and picked upwelsher; (wels)her in gate d; slew
HCB. G. QuinHere we have got wind of a setback to German aspiration involving the hydrogen bomb, perhapswind; HE in der Tag (rev.)
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsLearned to wind thread, for example, as clansmen didwind; anag.
HCMiss B. SmokerFlitter about outside that place, meaning to be picked upflitter; there in gad
HCL. T. StokesAll set for the party to breeze along gaily when there is an intruder!breeze; there in gad
HCW. H. ThorntonTake for example short thread, wind and knot, draw through and you’ve done itwind; anag.

Runners-Up in competition 578 to:

C. Allen BakerH. R. GeorgeA. LawrieA. Robins
F. D. H. AtkinsonJ. GillH. LyonT. E. Sanders
Lt Col P. S. BainesE. GomersallP. H. MorganMrs E. Shackleton
T. E. BellJ. S. HattonP. K. NandiE. B. Stevens
C. O. ButcherE. L. HaywardT. N. NesbittP. W. Thacker
G. A. CairnsN. L. HindleyF. E. NewloveA. D. Walker
L. P. CookN. HopeMiss M. J. PatrickW. Watts
J. McI. CruickshankC. H. HudsonC. QuinJ. F. N. Wedge
S. H. DallasDr T. O. HughesE. J. Rackham 
Mrs N. DeanJ. G. HullMrs D. A. Reid 
C. E. GatesMrs L. JarmanMrs J. Robertson