Ximenes Competition No. 664  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  660  |  669  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
664 Oct 1961MANIPULATE normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. B. AdcockNot abed after midnight is to retire anything but early: do what Sir Toby did to that conclusion!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late; ref. Twelfth Night II.3.1
SecondR. W. HawesA peer, one of Russell’s breed, being prepared to go back inside, shows what nuclear demonstrators will doa lupin (rev.) in mate; Russell lupin: ref. Bertrand R.
ThirdH. LyonWhat! Do a handy-man’s job? Me put a nail straight? Never!anag.
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonTurn up in the morning about the last in the place? what is the manager to do?up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
HCC. O. ButcherTo work, content to be “up in the morning—early”? Just the reverse—just the reverse!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
HCR. N. ChignellYou can dish up a meal with some form of tin, cookanag.
HCSgt J. DromeyCook prefers a dram in the Old Soldiers’ Club to a tea-breaknip in maul + anag.
HCA. LawrieDislocated laminae put right by osteopathyanag.; right, vb.
HCP. W. W. LeachDo this to a platinum blonde’s tail and you’ve had it!anag., incl. (blond)e, & lit.
HCMiss J. S. LumsdenTo give an enhanced appearance to a backward border plant holly all rounda lupin (rev.) in mate (= holly)
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireWhat a mute may do perhaps to make himself plainanag. & lit.
HCMrs W. J. MahoodBaffled, implying, as of old, the return of the great French sleuth to handle things scientificallyA. Lupin (rev.) in mate2: imply = enfold (obs.); ref. Arsène L., character in novels of M. Leblanc
HCT. W. MelluishHow the hands would work, given tea with a lump in—stirred!anag.
HCC. J. MorseCook gets out of bed in the morning the wrong way—and far from early!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
HCB. G. PalmerWossat? I’m up late an’ drunk? Fiddle!anag.
HCMaj J. N. PurdonGet to work behind time, after having got out of bed in the morning the wrong wayup in a.m. (all rev.) + late
HCE. J. RackhamWhat hands do in a factor—stir tea (with a lump in)anag.
HCH. RaingerManage to get up in the morning? Early? On the contrary!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
HCJ. B. SweetingLa main peut faire ceci? Bien sûr!anag. & lit.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorManage to get up in the morning, early? No—just the reverse!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late

Runners-Up in competition 664:

Lt Col P. S. BainesH. W. FlewettA. H. JonesW. H. Pegram
C. Allen BakerF. D. GardinerG. A. LinsleyB. G. Quin
G. F. BamfordA. C. GardnerMrs S. MacphersonMrs J. Robertson
R. T. BaxterC. E. GatesA. A. MalcolmR. E. Scraton
E. A. BeaulahJ. GillMrs E. McFeeC. M. Sherrell
Capt A. S. BirtS. GoldieD. P. M. MichaelMrs I. G. Smith
R. F. S. ChignellE. GomersallP. H. MorganMrs J. Thomas
H. C. CopemanW. F. GoodmanR. A. MostynK. Thomas
R. M. S. CorkS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveW. H. Thornton
L. DeanE. J. GriewM. NewmanH. S. Tribe
N. C. DexterA. J. HughesE. NorthB. Tunks
T. N. DowseF. G. IllingworthC. S. F. Oliver 
E. J. FinchamR. W. JakemanF. R. Palmer 
J. A. FinckenV. JenningsS. L. Paton