Ximenes Competition No. 764  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  760  |  769  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
764 Sep 1963SHIMMY-SHAKE normal29


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. GoldieA hop in the days of Prohibition would make m-me s-say h-hik!anag.; hop1,2
SecondL. A. J. DuthieA vibration of the chassis before rockshimmy + shake, & lit.
ThirdJ. FloodI’m near a breakdown. She’s my hakim (qualified)anag.; breakdown = NA dance
HCR. B. AdcockWhat to do if partner’s trembling and bust makes him shy!anag.
HCDr R. L. BellFlappers’ step in for sheikhs! If shy, kamis hem flutters showing trembling knees!anag.; 2 defs.; in = fashionable; ‘shakes’
HCJ. M. BennettIt was the vibration of Pickford’s van which put that man of mine in a d-dither!him + my in s-shake; see van2; ref. Mary P.; Pickfords removal co.
HCRev C. M. BrounOnly a half of whisky and Shem, Ham and I are fuddled—that made all the couples seem to wobble!anag. incl (whi)sky; ref. Noah’s ark
HCP. M. CoombsA slip—crack! My inside, too! Bit old for modern dancing!my in Shim + shake; shim = slip2; shake = render
HCL. D. J. GattA sort of twist split my slip from back to fronti.e. shake my shim; shim = slip2; shake = render
HCE. GomersallMy inside shivers in foretaste of the Twist!my in shim, shake (both= shiver); see shiver2
HCR. McD. GrahamMike-shy hams are enough to give one the shivers!anag.; radio hams
HCJ. HarwoodI’m attached to Bond’s boss and shy about it—if Heska gets involved too, there will be a dance I’m + M in shy + anag.; James B’s boss = M
HCH. A. HayesMike-shy hams sent old jiggleanag.; radio hams; poss. ref. to Morse code
HCA. LawrieGranddad’s twist is thin-cut plug—horrific—gosh, object about it!shim + H in my! sake1; H, film classification
HCMrs S. M. MacphersonDad’s version of the twist! Mum! I’m shy twisting in formationsh! I’m + anag. in make
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireDe Havilland’s thrilling. Valentino’s sound for some thrilling danceshimmy2 + ‘sheikh’; thrilling = shaking; de H. aircraft; ref. Rudolph V. in film “The Sheikh”; Olivia de H., actress
HCMrs E. McFeeQuaker should be able to do this kind of Fox-trot! Twisting makes him shyanag.; ref. George Fox, founder of Quakers
HCD. P. M. MichaelSheikh and helpless maids may wanton in abandoned danceanag. incl. m(aid)s
HCC. J. MorseA pulsating romantic role for Valentino (we hear) made the Twenties shiver with delight!shimmy2 + ‘sheikh’; ref. Rudolph V. in film “The Sheikh”
HCS. E. MortonA seductive dance needing only a chemise—and a cocktail perhaps for good measureshimmy1 shake
HCFlt Off L. W. G. OxleyHashish, dead leaves, sprinkled with rum makes my supply original twist!anag. of h(ash)ish makes my; ash = corpse; twist of tobacco
HCMrs N. PerryTwisting Sheikh Sammy performed at flappers’ hopsanag.
HCE. J. Rackham“Restless ecstasy” might provide clue for solver. Pass him my Shakespeare—let him look in that!hidden; ref. Macbeth III.2
HCD. W. ReedsI make my sh-sh-shivers showanag. & lit.
HCT. E. SandersThe sort of measure that makes feminine underwear splitshimmy1 shake & lit.; shake = render
HCJ. R. ScarrWhat Katy did, according to her brother? Ask him. My! She’s crazyanag.; ref. song ‘I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate’ [see comments]
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsHis Highness may kiss me? That’s enough to produce shudders from a slip of a girl!anag. incl. HH, shimmy2 + shake
HCF. B. StubbsBlack-bottom? Not exactly. Pardon my slip—I take that back!shim my shake, shake my shim; shim = slip2; shake (hands) = settle differences
HCMiss D. W. TaylorAn affair of wriggling hams, with sobbing mikes and syncopated harmonyanag. incl. h(armon)y, & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 764:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsA. L. FreemanF. P. N. LakeMrs I. G. Smith
T. AndersonMrs J. O. FullerMrs M. Tyrrell LewisL. W. Stanton
Col P. S. BainesA. B. GardnerR. R. McKillenN. D. Stein
C. Allen BakerG. GarrettP. H. MorganL. T. Stokes
R. T. BaxterMrs M. H. GrayR. O’DonoghueT. A. Stout
Mrs K. BissettE. J. GriewB. G. PalmerJ. W. Taylor
D. BurgessMrs M. HendersonWren M. J. PatrickVen K. G. Thompson
C. O. ButcherK. HunterB. A. PikeH. S. Tribe
Miss S. J. CoareMrs M. I. M. HunterMrs H. PodestaMrs M. Wishart
D. CouldwellMrs L. JarmanR. PostillM. Woolf
J. McI. CruickshankJ. E. JenkinsC. J. B. Prince-WhiteMrs M. Wrench
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonD. S. JohnsonA. RobinsN. D. Young
H. F. DixonA. H. JonesE. L. RussellP. Young
Mrs D. M. D’EathR. E. KimmonsD. D. R. Sibbald 
Mrs D. FoleyC. KoopG. Bowman Smith