Ximenes Competition No. 760  Ximenes Slip  |  < 756  |  764 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
760 Aug 1963METAMORPHOSE normal26

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. M. CoombsChange, by Medusa’s head, perhaps, to shape more rocky?M + anag.
SecondW. L. MironOtherwise “to reshape”: “commute” lacks the necessary discriminating elementanag. incl. (c)omm(ute), & lit.
ThirdF. B. StubbsLet me have a variable phase motor and we’ll see what the transformer can dome + anag.
HCC. Allen BakerTo reshape hammer-toes a minor operation is involvedanag. incl. op
HCA. J. BarnardTo effect a transformation, change to a home perm and include a short bobs (shilling) in anag.
HCA. J. BissetChange P.M.? Some are hot on having a switch-overanag.
HCMrs K. BissettThe Classics Master’s after a butterfly! Sexy? Not half! Has to make a pass!meta (Gr.) Morpho se(xy)
HCJ. C. ChavassePlunge from the sublime to the ridiculous, interworbing “mome raths” with effortless whimsensical poetry!anag. incl. poe(try); cf. ‘Jabberwocky’, interweave, absorb, etc.
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonWhat transformers do, to ampere-ohms, perhapsanag.
HCJ. H. DingwallTo achieve “New Look”: a little time at opening of Moscow talks, occurring in complete change of atmosphereanag. incl. Mo(scow)
HCI. D. DoakMechanical engineers change P.M. to a horse. Like this?ME + anag.
HCL. A. J. DuthieAmong many species embryotic initially, homoptera undergo change, transformanag. in m,s,e
HCJ. FieldingTransform hammertoes with an op., to change the shapeanag.
HCJ. A. FinckenWhat one must do before displaying some other map!anag. & lit.
HCP. Garston-JonesChange the shape of Rome so the map looks differentanag.
HCE. GomersallChange experienced before some large butterflies appear over Camberwell way?met a (= ante) Morpho SE
HCMiss J. S. LumsdenStocks at bottom for time being, rising about the forenoon; you’ll have to make a radical change.a.m. in pro tem (all rev.) + hose; stocks = stockings
HCMrs E. McFeeWork at Homer’s poem to find what Circe tried to do to Odysseusanag.; ref. Odyssey
HCC. J. MorseIn a dissolute atmosphere introduction to models appears to turn men into animals!anag. incl. m,a
HCT. N. NesbittTransform amperes to ohm?anag. & lit.
HCMrs N. PerryDebauched hep room-mates reformanag.
HCMrs J. RobertsonGet set with a “Prom” home perm.anag.; get = baffle; perm., vb.
HCA. RobinsA dreadful term struggling with “amo”: hopes, oddly enough, to develop in new formanag.
HCH. S. TribeSwitch to home perms, a means to give one a new lookanag.; means, vb.
HCD. J. WilliamsReshape reshape reshape M to OManag.
HCR. G. WilsonTransform—as emperor-moth does (but it lacks tail of caterpillar)anag. less r
 

Runners-Up in competition 760 to:

Col P. S. BainesM. C. FoakesH. S. MasonMrs E. M. Simmonds
S. BarrettC. O. FountainT. W. MelluishW. K. M. Slimmings
J. W. BatesL. N. J. GattJ. J. MooreT. L. Strange
R. T. BaxterF. C. & F. E. HockingM. NewmanDr W. G. A. Swan
Capt A. S. BirtC. H. HudsonA. L. R. PerryMiss D. W. Taylor
M. W. BridgesF. G. IllingworthG. PerryH. Taylor
A. R. ChandlerMrs L. JarmanH. C. S. PerryJ. W. Taylor
J. CrowtherA. L. JefferyE. G. PhillipsM. A. Vernon
C. R. DeanMrs R. D. LemonB. A. PikeJ. F. N. Wedge
N. C. DexterA. F. LerrigoMrs H. PodestaJ. B. Widdowson
P. A. DrillienDr & Mrs J. P. LesterE. R. PrenticeDr C. P. Wroth
Mrs N. FisherJ. D. H. MackintoshC. Quin 
H. W. FlewettT. J. R. MaguireLady Reay 
J. FloodF. MarzillierP. Salvesen