Ximenes Competition No. 746  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  743  |  750  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
746 Apr 1963INTERMIT Printer’s Devilry29


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. W. BatesTh/e seatless plum pants have a tuck in 
SecondRev J. W. WaddellOught to eat his words? That pr/ig ate not a fraction of his sentence! 
ThirdB. W. BrookDuring the cold w/ar, Mac was damaged by FrostM1
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonMy bish. copes, oddly enough, but yours—ha! Squa/res!copes = wears a cope
HCT. E. BellIn spite of the cold w/ar, Mac is showing no sign of cracking yetM1
HCMrs H. BrookeThe bishop wears a woolly w/reath. O me! O my! 
HCA. R. ChandlerOriginal s/aké; to me an inherent vice 
HCP. R. ClemowFor a Rob/eson, the menu might inspire a song 
HCL. DeanAdvice to th/e eata. Planka wooda daycf. slogan “Drinka pinta milka day”
HCN. C. DexterGod up there? There? Snow? “No idea,” that squa/red theologian saysref. ‘Honest to God’ by Bishop J. Robinson, pub. 1963
HCE. GomersallPo/t on, and flowers will be seen on many football groundsleague players R. Pointer, J. Mitton, R. Flowers
HCN. L. GrayBefore I aim for a turkey, to us eaten: p/ry for a striketen-pin bowling
HCR. R. GreenfieldWooden-legged Amazons bathe in antiseptic, for mal/es detest itformalin
HCE. J. GriewWhat might, O urchins! Trap tra/m, Amy! Handley Page, in! My Radio Times!ref. Col. Chinstrap, character in radio comedy ITMA with Tommy Handley
HCT. HanleyShortness of breath? I sap o/ral valve, I swear, in goutmitral
HCC. T. HattenNo Oxford visit this! W/rest John’s broad—all icy!streets in Oxford
HCR. N. HaygarthI find a lat/e rum in my Chambers; ivresse follows!iterum; ref. dictionary
HCL. JohnsonArchaeologist would be delighted to dis/h R.A. i/c statuaryref. Roman temple unearthed in London [NB. join is in ‘dish’]
HCMrs Tyrrell LewisBellini was a fine pa/red dog. ’E is one of the favouritesDoge
HCH. LyonVacations, I read, I practise idolat/ry and have a good time 
HCP. H. MorganA dreadfully long w/ig—a Ted—only, after several cuts in the Services …! 
HCC. J. MorseBeing modern, Swedis/h R.A.s to put up an office blockref. Roman temple unearthed in London
HCT. E. SandersIn W/est End to wanton: a thick night (i.e. in bed!) 
HCR. E. ScratonWhat makes every w/ig a blether?—most, at over 70, supplying endless hot air!thermostat
HCN. E. SharpDid some bra/vado, ugh!, producing racketITV
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsWise Counsel in w/ig ate ices. Now wind discomforts with gas 
HCT. L. StrangeIf men can afford novelties at £1 each, 1 cw/t. ensign may be just right for the ladies!£1 ea., chic winter mittens, 1 gn.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorAlas! Sin opera! Wore now/t—snow—her tiny hand is frozenref. ‘La Bohème’
HCK. Thomas“P/ig ate the caretaker!” A dramatic impossibilityHarold Pinter

Runners-Up in competition 746:

J. K. AndersonT. S. FoxD. P. M. MichaelF. B. Stubbs
A. W. AspinallN. E. FrancisJ. G. MilnerH. G. Tattersall
R. J. AtkinA. B. GardnerM. NewmanJ. W. Taylor
G. R. BagleyR. P. N. HargreavesJ. D. P. O’LearyD. A. Tingley
C. Allen BakerLt Cdr M. J. HickmanR. F. PardoeJ. Ward
K. BirdMrs E. J. HolmesS. L. PatonA. J. M. Watt
G. BoltonK. HunterM. PerrinsJ. G. N. Watts
J. C. BrashMrs M. HunterD. W. PerryA. Waugh
M. J. CarterA. H. JonesR. PostillR. A. Wells
F. P. CreminsJ. Hardie KeirE. R. PrenticeW. E. White
J. CrowtherE. A. LayzellMaj J. N. PurdonP. Wilding
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonA. D. LeggeH. RaingerD. J. Williams
F. E. DixonD. M. MacKinnonMrs M. RedmondS. B. Wills
J. E. DorringtonW. M. MacTaggartMrs J. RobertsonB. Wilson
L. A. J. DuthieMiss G. M. MayP. R. B. SalvesenI. McC. B. Wilson
A. S. EverestR. R. McKillenJ. M. SharmanA. R. Woodburn
G. C. FairweatherW. T. Meade-KingD. J. ShortG. A. Wren
Mrs N. FisherT. W. MelluishW. SteinbergH. T. Young