Ximenes Competition No. 721  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  717  |  725  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
721 Nov 1962KERB-MERCHANT normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. B. GreenSt. Leger? Sometimes—but the backing of horses is rare for me nowadayscryptic def.; i.e. Street swindler; leger1
SecondR. E. ScratonCan Mr. K. be troubled with the finality of war? He often makes a bargain at the brink!anag. incl. the r; ref. Khrushchev (or Kennedy), Cuban missile crisis
ThirdA. B. GardnerTake Fender and that fellow Chapman for instance—ready to flog anything whatever the pitchkerb + merchant; ref. Percy F. and Percy C., cricketers
HCR. B. AdcockResult of hearing may be to restrain me over start of racket to swindle customers‘curb’ me r chant, & lit.; chant = sell horses fraudulently
HCE. A. BeaulahOld tramp, under the influence, we hear, found hawking at the side of the road‘curb’ + merchant (= merchantman, obs.)
HCCapt A. S. BirtOne works on margin in the street. The broker can lose nothing and gain a thousand—crazy!anag. less 0 plus M
HCRev C. M. BrounA semi-yorker bowled great Indian batsman; he hates a full pitch—it means he has to alter his stance(yor)ker + b + (V. M.) Merchant
HCC. O. ButcherUnder-skirt specialist—a Petticoat Lane chap, perhaps?cryptic def.
HCP. R. ClemowI may be found by market bench, carefully arranged with façade of ripenessanag. incl. r, & lit.
HCMrs N. FisherWhat makes me rank Brecht high? He deals with the man in the streetanag.; ref. Bertolt B.; high = drunk
HCC. E. Gates“A bit stony and on edge? Take after me and flog some horse-flesh,” suggests a barrow-boykerb me r chant; chant = sell horses fraudulently
HCE. J. GriewMarket bench, with the necessary licence, might be about right for mer in anag. & lit.
HCMrs E. McFeeI’m a gutter-man—a non-U butcher—me rank’s uncertainanag. less U
HCC. J. MorseCommon marketeer whose interest is on the verge of flaggingcryptic def.
HCM. NewmanMarket bench is roughly about right for me, but stall or barrow suits me betterr in anag.
HCS. L. PatonGuard bloke expert at floggingkerb merchant
HCT. J. PimbleyFender introduces another Test cricketer, Chapman, perhapskerb + (V. M.) Merchant; ref. Percy F. and Percy C., cricketers
HCR. PostillOutside supplier, with licence, of cauliflower, kale, haricot, artichoke, melon and rhubarb!anag. of outside letters, & lit.
HCH. RotterNewspaper extremists make Brecht appear eccentric: I have my own stall and will get my money’s worth—with rotten tomatoes, possibly!anag. incl. n,r; ref. Bertolt B.
HCJ. W. TaylorWhat sounds like restriction on trade for dealer operating on margin‘curb’ + merchant, vb
HCL. E. ThomasA kind of highwayman who’ll hold you up and take your money if he can. Guard against the fellow!kerb + merchant
HCM. WoolfPolice move me on, making me branch off and trek aimlessly aroundanag. in anag.

Runners-Up in competition 721:

F. D. H. AtkinsonCdr H. H. L. DicksonJ. D. H. MackintoshW. Rodgers
A. J. BarnardJ. GoldmanDr T. J. R. MaguireT. E. Sanders
J. W. BatesE. GomersallD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings
R. N. ChignellC. P. GrantE. J. MillerT. L. Strange
P. M. CoombsV. JenningsP. H. MorganJ. B. Sweeting
V. A. R. CooperL. JohnsonA. C. MorrisonMrs J. Thomas
C. R. DeanA. H. JonesD. A. NichollsA. D. Walker
N. C. DexterA. LawrieB. G. QuinA. R. Wheeler
G. H. DicksonA. F. LerrigoMrs J. RobertsonG. H. Willett