Ximenes Competition No. 682  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  678  |  686  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
682 Feb 1962PARAMOUR / CHIN Right and Left23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs E. McFeePlain primitive word suitable for Lady Chatterley’s Lover … / … in which indecorum is a prominent featureparamo ur & lit.; hidden
SecondA. J. YoungWench wants our pram, having a second—must be deranged! / One’s enough for most people, but many have more in later life—must be mental!a, as second letter in anag.; cryptic def. i.e. double chin, mental2
ThirdR. PostillGiven three-quarters of an hour with a Rear-Admiral in the afternoon—I’m inclined to neck! … / … So am I! If you’ll supply me with a fellow—here’s to you!a RA in pm + (h)our; chin-chin
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonBack the strike in the morning for us—this will disturb a union! / An effective place for a strike is in a rich industryrap (rev.) + am our; hidden, ref. boxing
HCLt Col P. S. BainesFill up cups, let the musician enter, for kindness’ sake (lang syne)! / Don’t quite fill up cups, etc.—a teenager should not have it double!ARAM in pour; chin(a) + a
HCC. Allen BakerHe’s foolish to write letters—and certainly soft, putting one in the mail. / Such indiscretion may reveal an affair right under somebody’s nose!p + a in armour2 & lit.; hidden
HCJ. C. BrashOne would love throwing a beak into a stream. / The beak is usually on top of one—and with a very bitter bark!a ram in pour (n.); cryptic def. i.e. beak = nose, chin + a = china2
HCR. N. ChignellSpooner might now be described as a tainted suitor … / … Punch invariably includes this sort of feature prominentlySpoonerism & lit.; hidden & lit.
HCN. C. DexterPetting’s capital, with arms around one’s lover! … / … in which instance, this should be smoothP + a in armour; hidden, i.e. clean shaven
HCSgt J. DromeyOne coming between a pair by intrigue. / I take a prominent part in machinationa in pr + amour & lit; hidden
HCJ. A. FinckenI may produce uproar, entangled with Ma! / I may not escape a spell of punchinganag. & lit; hidden & lit., ref. boxing
HCE. GomersallMaking a mess of our pram with a spoon, maybe. / The young shaver finds it easy to scratch—this small child at home!anag.; ch. + in
HCF. G. IllingworthArtist, married, goes in for French lover. / Child goes short at home—a common feature in such indiscretionsARA m. in pour (Fr.); ch. + in and hidden
HCMrs L. JarmanGiving our pram a new lining, love! / Keep it up: twins can be taken for a ta-taanag.; chin-chin = ta-ta; line = to put in line
HCD. P. M. MichaelStream into which one chucks a pun lover. / Under which without mental cruelty one chucks (a pun!) lovera ram2 in pour (n.); cryptic def.; chuck2, mental2
HCP. H. MorganInamorato—a fleeced male taken in by gush./ Bit of jaw from arch inamorata!a ram in pour (n.); hidden
HCD. G. PutnamNot entirely chaste to embrace a male animal needing love, is she? … / … A creature to be found in bed, honour sacrificed. To keep it up continuously is difficult!a ram + O in pur(e) & lit.; chin(CH)
HCR. E. ScratonI show up well embracing a male. / I’m inclined to neck my feller endlesslya ram in pour, & lit.; chin(a); china = mate, Cockney slang
HCW. K. M. Slimmings“The Potential Co-respondent” is a knockabout affair … / … in which infidelity is the object of many cracks!rap (rev.) + amour; hidden, ref. boxing
HCT. StrangeIllicit sweetheart could entail our having to get behind a pram … / … This is—for men—the hair-raising feature of wenching!anag. + our; hidden; i.e. could, if altered
HCMiss D. W. TaylorIn Menton for an affair, what a gent wants is me! / I’ve chaps right-and-left, in France—Menton! (gent)leman);menton (Fr.) = chin; Menton in France; chap3
HCK. I. TorranceRap our Ma rudely in the kisser— / Maybe a inch below the kisseranag.; anag.; kisser = mouth
HCJ. F. N. WedgeChap meets me and necks./ Chaps meet me and neck2 cryptic defs. & lit.; chin meets both chap3 and neck

Runners-Up in competition 682:

J. W. BatesC. E. GatesH. LyonA. M. Robertson
Rev C. M. BrounP. G. W. GlareJ. D. H. MackintoshMrs J. Robertson
C. O. ButcherS. GoldieA. D. MattockL. J. Sears
P. M. CoombsS. B. GreenR. J. McLeishMrs I. G. Smith
G. CuthbertR. W. JakemanW. L. MironM. C. Souster
L. E. EyresV. JenningsR. A. MostynMiss D. M. Thorne
Mrs N. FisherL. JohnsonM. NewmanD. H. Tompsett
A. L. FreemanA. H. JonesMiss M. J. PatrickA. D. Walker
F. D. GardinerA. F. LerrigoE. J. RackhamMiss V. Webb
A. B. GardnerG. C. LewisG. H. RavenorS. E. Wilson