Ximenes Competition No. 642  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  638  |  647  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
642 Apr 1961SEETHER Printer’s Devilry28


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. D. Gardiner“What’s in Africa?” s/es Rab (bit cut up and white). “Sauce! We’ll stick to S.A., lad!” 
SecondF. G. IllingworthCan the beef, or e/at her? Painful effect o’ fasting! 
ThirdJ. D. H. MackintoshIf ever I think of marrying Alice, N/ell begins to intoxicate me 
HCJ. K. AndersonForth isle: s/eal trouble. Is that the land? Lord knows! The property is valuable 
HCP. BestAren’t bills always mine, as ale s/ates? On the house! The landlord pays! 
HCJ. A. BulleyNext April, if there’s O’Neill at Oxford! Will/ow in Grace tradition sustained!ref. rower taken ill in 1961 Boat Race
HCC. O. ButcherWhen’s a turn sin?—Viewing lasses—observer swill/ing—sex tending round itSaturn’s
HCO. B. ChedzoyAdo, ’tis said, mor/e present. Edit by a dash!Morse code
HCMrs M. P. CraineDo you want ale s/ent up here? Shandy? When you can’t pay your debts! 
HCMrs D. M. D’EathO glory! O fun! I’ve r/eally starred. (Shelley?)universe; ref. Shelley’s “Epipsychidion”; and S. Winters, film star
HCJ. FloodIn Africa s/aw constituent sought to be chopped up! 
HCB. T. GilmoreMazda is to a Hindu as to a par/ishioner (ejected)parsee the rishi
HCR. R. GreenfieldMy mate’s too drunk to stand, but I can t/otter home 
HCW. Hough“John do/es enough for three in the house,” said his loving wife when the Vicar was calling 
HCA. H. JonesYou don’t know how, through a rump, a r/hinoceros got his skin then. (Re-adjust, so)rum parsee; ‘Just So Stories’
HCM. J. LanchesterNo respectable citizen could! Fore/igner (O!) would run before the burning of Romethe rig Nero
HCA. F. Lerrigo“And that’s the school. You can/e the boys?” “Like anything!” “Not too hard, I hope.” “Of course, it improves some.” “What?” 
HCS. L. PatonOne, for a lark, began “Ave, r/eal minstrel, Hail to thee!” The other started!ref. ‘Ode to a Skylark’
HCA. M. ShorkendHe defended well in the early rounds, but didn’t for e/ighth, and knock-out 
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsI just can/ed Davis on the bottom. Cushion badly needs down!ref. snooker champion Fred Davis
HCL. H. StewartTell the public en/ough customers are a nuisance 
HCL. T. StokesShould the Aussies throw the spectators will/ow?ref. cricket bowlers
HCP. H. TaylorTo prepare, Africa s/aw me. A tough tide, ally to be beaten first 
HCH. S. TribeDrinking with Alice n/ever ends; Iris ’as ’ad sight too many ginsReverend, sir
HCP. J. WagstaffeOne can/e is no real deterrent for crimes of violence 
HCJ. WaltersI think Ruby may resist—oop!—a s/ag! Eat one time!passée, the rage; Ruby M. Ayres, novelist
HCG. H. WillettPuritans would never allow Alice. N/ight—too penal ways 
HCC. E. WilliamsYou need a Sepoy too, ver/y ’ot work men!ryot = peasant

Runners-Up in competition 642:

I. L. AdamsonJ. A. FinckenA. A. MalcolmE. J. Rackham
Mrs E. N. AdlingtonA. G. FlemingA. D. MattockRev E. G. Riley
F. D. H. AtkinsonH. W. FlewettMrs E. McFeeJ. S. Rioch
Mrs M. H. H. BarclayA. C. GardnerT. W. MelluishA. Rivlin
J. W. BatesS. GoldieD. P. M. MichaelMrs J. Robertson
Capt A. S. BirtS. B. GreenJ. G. MorrisW. Rodgers
J. G. BoothD. J. HawkinsC. J. MorseI. R. Scott
Mrs S. BrookesS. HaycraftR. A. MostynJ. P. L. Scott
Rev C. M. BrounMrs M. HendersonW. G. MowforthC. A. Sears
Mrs E. V. BuryMrs E. J. HolmesG. M. NeighbourE. O. Seymour
R. S. CaffynE. M. HornbyM. NewmanR. M. Stafford
R. N. ChignellJ. G. HullA. E. NorthJ. B. Sweeting
A. N. ClarkA. D. IzzardR. ParkinsonJ. Thompson
D. L. L. ClarkeV. JenningsL. S. PearceMrs J. E. Townsend
A. J. CochranG. KirschR. V. PenycateA. Turner
Mrs D. ColleyE. C. LanceN. A. PerkinsM. A. Vernon
B. W. DennisMrs R. D. LemonG. PerryJ. Ward
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonH. LyonK. PerryMrs V. Webb
L. L. DixonDr T. J. R. MaguireMrs N. PerryW. D. Wigley
W. J. DuffinMrs W. J. MahoodR. PostillG. H. Wilde