Ximenes Competition No. 604  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  600  |  608  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
604 Aug 1960APOSTROPHISE normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. GoldieExtravagantly aspire to posh address—you’ll probably need a thou or two to do this!anag.; thou1,2
SecondF. T. WaltonTo conjure, make a diversion. Hi presto!, soap has disintegrated: owner’s mark is found insideanag., is in apostrophe; i.e. possessive mark
ThirdD. FairburnA rigid stance just about ruined this pro’s addressanag. in a pose
HCC. Allen BakerTo declaim “Out, damned spot! out, I say!” may be translated in prose as “Hop it!”anag.; ref. Macbeth V.1
HCG. F. BamfordA Post Office poser this—wrong address, to delay deliverya PO + anag.
HCR. BryanAn orator is apt to do this, so is a prophet after transfigurationanag.
HCN. C. DexterPhrase “O pot!” is another way to address a Grecian Urn, for exampleanag.; ref. Keats’ Ode
HCG. H. DicksonOne might so address the ball when it is driven—and perhaps too is sliced!anag.
HCJ. A. FinckenMake an invocation, giving it pep with “O’s” or “Ah’s”!anag.
HCMrs E. McFeeIs, perhaps, too unruly. Name someone? That’s what the Speaker may do!anag.
HCP. H. MorganTo do this, possibly I stop and interject phrase with “O …”anag. & lit.
HCC. J. MorseAn express cable must include the man’s addresshis in a post rope
HCR. PostillStart “O” is perhaps to ——anag. & lit; start = displace
HCB. G. QuinAmateur band, furnished with mouth organs of an inferior order, make an appeal to a limited number of listeners!A + trophi in posse
HCT. E. SandersInterrupt talk to send message to troopship wrecked in rough seaanag. in anag.
HCB. W. SayerMouth organs in a police band appeal to the gallerytrophi in a posse
HCJ. B. SweetingFrantically aspire to posh address—in Keats’ Way, for exampleanag.; ref. Odes

Runners-Up in competition 604:

F. D. H. AtkinsonL. E. EyresMiss J. S. LumsdenMrs J. Robertson
Lt Col P. S. BainesMrs N. FisherR. K. LumsdonA. Robins
J. W. BatesG. P. GoddardW. L. MironW. K. M. Slimmings
C. O. ButcherS. B. GreenI. J. NicholasL. T. Stokes
Miss P. M. C. CainJ. H. GrummittS. L. PatonMiss A. C. Tatham
R. N. ChignellA. J. HughesE. R. PrenticeCapt C. Tyers
J. H. DingwallF. G. IllingworthE. J. RackhamC. E. Williams