Ximenes Competition No. 612  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  608  |  617  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
612 Oct 1960CARGO Misprints18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. BrownFord ahead? Then try wading!lading; car go!; Ford car
SecondE. O. SeymourPrefect perhaps wants energy—spends most of the time in the hols lying abouthold; car go; Ford Prefect car
ThirdJ. F. N. WedgeMinor, for example, having an affair, can be married at seacarried; car go; Morris Minor car
HCC. Allen BakerTo bet, and start off by backing the first three in a race?—that’s some laying!lading; rac(e) (rev.) + go
HCD. B. J. AmblerBus stop’s opposite: this might make lighter loads for the shoppershipper; car go; bus = car (sl.); go = opp. of stop; lighter = type of barge
HCJ. K. AndersonFord perhaps needs energy for wadinglading; car go; Ford car
HCG. F. BamfordFading carpet, half worn away, needs a turnlading; car(pet) + go
HCC. O. ButcherPortion of snails à la française on chips—it’s the goods!ships: hidden in escargots
HCJ. ColebyTram fare found under a tramp’s patcheshatches; car go; tramp steamer
HCH. W. FlewettLoan floated: contracting company has small silver holdingload; arg. in Co.
HCA. B. GardnerLoan sought by tramp to provide tram fare?load; car go; tramp steamer
HCS. B. GreenShoppers’ goods carried, tram-fare being what it is!shippers; i.e. car-go
HCA. LawrieMotorists’ organization returns to work; tally clerks chuck it!check; RAC (rev.) + go
HCT. N. NesbittThis tram-fare should make the trams paytramp; car go; tramp steamer
HCG. PerryWhat’s driven with energy should reach the holehold; car go; ref. golf
HCR. PostillHoad’s content. Colleagues, Rosewall, Olmedo, Anderson, Gimeno, shake their heads!hold’s; anag. of C R O A G; ref. Lew H., Ken R., Alex O., Mal A., Andrés G., tennis players
HCE. R. PrenticeUse driving club with back swing and energy. It’ll go into the hole!hold; RAC (rev.) + go; ref. golf
HCE. J. RackhamCarried in boot, it will make the vehicle speed alongboat; car go

Runners-Up in competition 612:

E. S. AinleyG. H. DicksonA. J. HughesG. H. Ravenor
A. W. AspinallCdr H. H. L. DicksonDr T. O. HughesA. J. Redstone
F. D. H. AtkinsonJ. H. DingwallV. JenningsH. R. Sanders
A. J. BarnardMiss S. DorringtonMiss J. S. LumsdenR. E. Scraton
J. W. BatesP. G. DrazinMiss G. M. MayH. J. Snelgar
Capt A. S. BirtMiss J. FryMrs E. McFeeJ. Sparrow
J. BrockS. GoldieD. P. M. MichaelMiss D. W. Taylor
P. R. ChapmanE. GomersallP. H. MorganJ. Thompson
R. F. S. ChignellE. S. GordonC. J. MorseM. A. Vernon
R. N. ChignellDr G. P. HartiganS. L. Paton 
P. R. ClemowLt M. J. HickmanL. S. Pearce 
Rev J. W. A. CowgillE. M. HornbyC. Quin