Ximenes Competition No. 582  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  578  |  586  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
582 Mar 1960MARRY normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. L. MellershYou may have to stop being a Rolling Stone and have a Moss Gathering to do thiscryptic def.; ref. Moss Bros. outfitters [see comments in Slip no. 586]
SecondR. PostillSpoil the line, indeed! We do this to preserve it!mar Ry, 2 defs.; marry1,2
ThirdE. GomersallMonkey about on the railway, and get hitched up in the permanent way!ram (rev.) + Ry; ram = monkey
HCC. Allen BakerTake after Mum (bringing up Junior later!)Ma + r + yr (rev.), & lit.; yr. = younger
HCC. O. ButcherGet your monkey up! Many couples do it before breakfastyr. ram (rev.); wedding b.
HCS. B. GreenFluff your lines? Don’t when you do this, or there may be no lines!mar Ry
HCE. J. GriewSee the back of mother and father in the early years, indeed!r r in May (= youth)
HCA. F. LerrigoMatch when the best man couldn’t win, but just tie, perhaps2 mngs.
HCR. M. MacGillivrayYour constellation’s in the ascendant: get hitched upyr. Ram (rev.)
HCT. W. MelluishGive the maid a ring when my boxes arrivearr. in my
HCA. H. T. MidlaneSo Elizabeth said, “Well, I never did!”double mng.; historical exclamation
HCF. E. NewloveBishop’s pinned in time for Queen to mateRR in May
HCJ. T. ShaughnessyWith the end of war the army becomes practically obsolete indeedanag. incl. r
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsWhat your grandmother may not do with you when your monkey is up!yr. ram (rev.)
HCH. J. SnelgarTo skip portions of Madras curry is better than to burnMa(dras cu)rry; ref. I Cor. 7:9
HCM. C. SousterGet accepted in Mr. Right’s embrace near the end of a ceremonya in Mr R + y
HCW. H. ThorntonMars theory provided about the missing linkMars theory less the in so
HCF. T. WaltonIn truth, an extension of the oyster season is doubly assured; the jovial cockney has a thousand in front of himR,R in May, M + ’Arry; oyster season = months with R in

Runners-Up in competition 582:

Lt Col P. S. BainesS. GoldieC. J. MorseJ. W. M. Smith
G. F. BamfordMrs H. J. HealdF. E. NealeL. T. Stokes
T. E. BellLt Cdr E. S. IrvineR. O’DonoghueF. B. Stubbs
J. A. BulleyV. JenningsK. PerryJ. A. L. Sturrock
A. G. CallelyR. W. LerrigoH. QuinneyMrs J. Thomas
P. R. ClemowDr T. J. R. MaguireM. C. C. RichCapt C. Tyers
P. M. CoombsMrs W. J. MahoodRev E. G. RileyA. D. Walker
L. DeanJ. MannT. E. SandersSqn Ldr J. L. Whitbread
G. H. DicksonS. G. W. MayE. O. SeymourC. E. Williams
F. E. DixonMrs E. McFeeN. E. Sharp 
L. E. EyresD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings