Ximenes Competition No. 717  Ximenes Slip  |  < 712  |  721 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
717 Oct 1962STAR-MAN Misprints18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMiss D. W. TaylorTo lead the male astray—that describes my callingastral; star man, & lit.
SecondJ. A. SeftonBeer or Guinness?seer; Alec G., film star
ThirdK. ReedA quick passer of a ball, Matthews is without peerseer; arm in Stan; i.e. firearm, ball = bullet; ref. Stanley M., footballer
HCLt Col P. S. BainesWhat lands part-time and seaborne soldiers in the sick-bay? Beer!seer; TA, RM in san
HCE. J. BrooksBeer ran—mat’s in a mess!seer; anag.
HCP. R. ClemowArms tan very patchily for one caught in sun for the first timesin; anag.
HCF. D. GardinerDress smart? It needs an expert on stays!stars; anag. of smart an
HCS. B. GreenA jolly good fellow first an’ last—let’s have a beer!seer; St + a RM + an
HCA. H. JonesI’m certainly not an old hag—slick an’ smart, that’s me!lag; anag.; slick, vb.
HCH. LyonHe’s uncommon smart, an expert unraveller of spy-secretssky; anag.
HCD. P. M. MichaelNovice poisoner’s tin containing almost wherewithal to assist ascent into heavens!prisoner; tarma(c) in Sn; runway
HCC. J. MorseForecaster who studies his horses carefully—he’s only gone wrong once!houses (astrology); 2 mngs.
HCMiss M. J. PatrickAstral body? He’s only been astral onceastray; star man
HCRev E. G. RileySaint, sailor, soldier, for him every scar has something to tellstar; S tar man
HCR. E. ScratonNewcomer to rail is endlessly ruthless over staffjail; star(k) + man, vb.; ref. Dr Beeching
HCP. H. TaylorYou need beer to provide strength if below standard weightseer; st. arm an
HCA. F. TomsStar batsman out goes mad. He wasn’t leg before!lag; star (bats)man
HCJ. F. N. WedgeLead Soldier is not a regular winnersinner; star man

Runners-Up in competition 717 to:

C. Allen BakerMrs W. FearonM. NewmanW. K. M. Slimmings
R. T. BaxterR. R. GreenfieldB. G. PalmerMiss B. M. Smoker
J. E. BigginR. W. JakemanW. H. PegramMrs J. Thomas
J. C. BrashMrs L. JarmanMrs J. RobertsonD. H. Tompsett
C. O. ButcherA. LawrieA. RobinsA. Turner
A. R. ChandlerMiss J. S. LumsdenT. E. SandersG. H. Willett
N. C. DexterMrs W. J. MahoodL. J. SearsMrs M. Wishart
L. E. EyresW. L. MironN. E. SharpMrs A. J. N. Wood