Ximenes Competition No. 703  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  700  |  708  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
703 Jul 1962SCAPEMENT normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. H. PegramI’m very close to the verge: a false step can put me in!me in anag.; verge of clock
SecondF. E. NewloveWhat keeps both hunter and hunted going?2 mngs.; hunter watch
ThirdS. BarnettVacillating Prime Minister can‘t see a way out of difficultiesanag. incl. PM
HCA. R. ChandlerFirst stages of acid pollution in root casing follow sweet-eating in infancy, causing teeth to break away in times + a, p in cement
HCS. GoldieYou will take ten paces, Monsieur—agitated? Yes, I see the seconds are on time with the revolvers!anag. incl. M
HCS. B. GreenQuiet old uncle in short coat allows only moderate advance for timepiecep eme in scant
HCMrs E. McFeeDo I let the teeth go in a turnip? Yes—Mac‘s neep, mashed, suits me to a Tanag. plus T; turnip (old sl.) = watch
HCT. W. MelluishThe seconds require this arrangement, Monsieur, ten paces each way (Both considerably shaken!)anag. + anag. incl. M
HCD. P. M. MichaelIn short, little physical exercise attracts me, but I’m certainly not long in the tooth!PE me in scant
HCP. H. MorganAn outburst—viz. chaps in a huffsc. + men in a pet
HCC. J. MorseChronometric device could expose a hundred Piltdown types hidden in half-jestC apemen in (je)st; ref. Oakley’s fluorine test
HCR. PostillAnother tooth gone! It happens regularly to me, a Special Constable, with chaps in a temperSC + men in a pet
HCMrs J. RobertsonDe temps en temps ça changeanag. & lit.
HCA. RobinsPa’s cement mixer makes a tooth come out at each vibrationanag.
HCT. L. StrangeMy union job in the works helps to drive the hands twenty-four hours a day! (P.S. A cement works!)anag.; work (vb. intrans) = to be agitated
HCMiss D. W. TaylorOld Uncle, surrounded by miscellaneous pants &c., second hand clocks, and the like, won’t give tick when I’m broke—barbarous!eme in anag.; uncle = pawnbroker, barbarous = ungrammatical

Runners-Up in competition 703:

Lt Col P. S. BainesCdr H. H. L. DicksonL. JoyceT. E. Sanders
C. Allen BakerW. EiteMiss J. S. LumsdenR. E. Scraton
E. A. BeaulahC. E. GatesW. L. MironW. K. M. Slimmings
Capt A. S. BirtE. GomersallM. NewmanR. J. Steel
R. BrainF. G. IllingworthE. G. PhillipsF. T. Walton
Rev C. M. BrounV. JenningsMaj J. N. PurdonC. E. Williams
C. O. ButcherA. H. JonesW. Rodgers