Ximenes Competition No. 634  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  630  |  638  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
634 Mar 1961BEDSTEAD normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseTo lie still is not enough here; both sides of the sheet must be tucked inbe + s(hee)t in dead, & lit.
SecondD. P. M. MichaelUne sainte interrompt un juron irlandais (et lit!)Ste. in bedad; lit (Fr.) = bed
ThirdT. W. MelluishTheological graduate, seated drunk within, will have a ticking off, if discoveredanag. in BD; ticking = mattress
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonTrim the d—— debates! That will get us off the floor for a restanag.
HCLt Col P. S. BainesLayers spread about one should not be left the wrong waybeds + a in ted, & lit.
HCJ. W. BatesSupport for lying misconstruction put on debs’ date!anag. & lit.
HCG. P. GoddardOutcome of possible debate about pence and shillings could be a nightmare situationd. s. in anag.; ref. decimal coinage proposal
HCS. GoldieSupport needed for all-night session, with stormy debates going on to the beginning of daylightanag. + d
HCJ. W. GreenwoodAll asleep, bar one, on the farm. That’s why there’s couch there.(a)bed + stead; couch-grass
HCF. H. W. HawesIt’s a frame-up, to support under-cover lying, the wool perhaps drawn over one’s eyes!cryptic def.
HCN. HaycraftSort of layer farm will give something to roost onbed stead
HCMrs L. JarmanWhat our forebears—and we—put so much down ondouble mng.; eiderdown
HCCapt G. LanghamComplex debates drift without a division; what the M.P. longs for!anag. + d(rift); rift = division
HCMrs H. M. LathamRests a beverage drinker’s headbeds tea + d, & lit.
HCH. LyonNot precisely best dead poet’s wife receivedanag. & lit.; ref. Shakespeare’s bequest to Anne Hathaway
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireSetting for the Dream, showing Bottom on set, pixilated, with a donkey’s headbed + anag. + a + d; ref. MND
HCJ. MartinGirl coming out in reverse where another might be, where people often are flat outdeb (rev.) + stead
HCMrs E. McFeeHelp! Get a copper in! I could give the burglar a hiding, but it would be beneath med. in bestead; hiding under bed
HCJ. J. MooreCould Queen Elizabeth have slept here? Half the “beth” is missing from the sign and the date’s wrongbe(th) + d.s. + anag.; del segno, music
HCM. NewmanThe politicians’ desire, if troubled debates go on to the start of dayanag. + d, & lit.
HCL. S. PearceBeside which may be found good little chap immersed in prayer before the daySt in bede + a. d., & lit.
HCE. J. RackhamUnruly debates ending with the start of dawn—better take it to the House!anag. + d, & lit.
HCA. RobinsThe minimum offer of a pension on retirement?cryptic def.; pension = boarding-house
HCR. E. ScratonPrescription charge hotly debated on both sides—we’ll be here all night!s. in anag.; one shilling prescription charge
HCMiss B. SmokerLove-making base? Deb’s date is thunder-struck!anag.
HCH. J. SnelgarType of layer on a farm under which old maids peer anxiouslybed stead

Runners-Up in competition 634:

J. K. AndersonMrs N. FisherH. B. MortonA. M. Robertson
G. F. BamfordS. W. GoddenR. A. MostynT. E. Sanders
Capt A. S. BirtE. GomersallA. E. NorthW. K. M. Slimmings
J. C. BrashS. B. GreenG. R. F. ParkA. Stevenson
R. F. S. ChignellE. M. HornbyS. L. PatonJ. A. L. Sturrock
A. N. ClarkV. JenningsW. H. PegramMiss D. W. Taylor
H. C. CopemanP. W. W. LeachG. PerryJ. Thompson
J. McI. CruickshankA. F. LerrigoE. G. PhillipsG. Warrack
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonMiss J. S. LumsdenR. B. PhillipsMrs I. Webb
J. H. DingwallA. A. MalcolmR. Postill 
J. DorringtonW. L. MironJ. S. W. Reid 
J. H. EyreP. H. MorganRev E. G. Riley