Ximenes Competition No. 690  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  686  |  694  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
690 Apr 1962ASCERTAIN normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMiss D. W. TaylorFind the right answer? Sure—the first of April’s over!A ’s certain; date of puzzle
SecondC. J. Morse“A canter is, when unorthodox”—that could be SECTARIAN, but you want to make sure!anag. & lit.; puzzle offered alternative solutions
ThirdJ. A. FinckenTo resolve, solvers must regard as inevitable!as certain; resolve = solve again; ref. puzzle
HCJ. E. BigginProve Cartesian coordinateanag.
HCRev C. M. BrounArsenic taken (but with no chance of being discovered)—poisoned! What we need is to get proofanag. less ken; i.e. outside our ken
HCC. O. ButcherSee the light? Don’t look on it —— —— like some will do!as certain; ref. puzzle
HCG. H. ClarkeDeranged sectarian? One carries little weight in Rome, see?anag., as (= weight) certain (= one)
HCJ. McI. CruickshankTo make sure of getting south in a first class service, take a different trainS in ace + anag.
HCH. W. FlewettCartesian puzzled how to find indubitable truthanag.
HCS. B. GreenFrantic scare over Tory leader: Mac’s own following determines to discover the factsanag. + T ain; ref. Harold MacMillan
HCR. R. GreenfieldSectarian ties himself in knots to find the truthanag.
HCC. KoopIn case Art goes astray, make sure that’s kept right here!anag.; ref. e.g. Leonardo painting
HCDr J. P. LesterCartesian co-ordinate provides a way to find the correct answeranag.
HCW. L. MironIt’s an acre—plough it to make sureanag.
HCR. PostillSatire can wound: however, some also helps to discover the truthanag., as certain
HCA. RobinsProve unreliable in car-seatanag.
HCT. L. StrangeWhat The Observer may do—set crania in a whirl!anag.

No Runners-Up in competition 690