Ximenes Competition No. 786  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  782  |  790  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
786 Feb 1964METAMERES Printer’s Devilry28


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs N. PerryAlways weary: our hel/p ill: without one, may end life 
SecondCapt A. S. BirtFor big flat feet? Ah! El/even and a half! Maybe too smallpolice officers
ThirdA. A. MalcolmAs Madge might have said:—“What? I ski s/econd?”… Dancing in air!M. Wildfire in Scott, ‘Heart of Midlothian’
VHCJ. AldersonIf you want to trace a co/py, glass will be useless 
VHCN. S. BarrettIs that a sputnik, or a co/peck on the skylight? 
VHCJ. A. BulleyNo hel/p. Ill. May be fatal 
VHCP. M. CoombsFinding entertainment in the ho/t, I’ve young things out for fun 
VHCN. C. DexterFull-bodied? Forgo ur/n! If fat—grave shock, etc., will decideGraves, Hock
VHCCdr H. H. L. DicksonAsk a politician x questions and you’ll get the sa/p on sex (Times) 
VHCJ. FloodI have fu/n, if fat (It shows I’m game!)fumet
VHCF. D. GardinerPlayboy’s going to ro/t. Cure? In such a spot a shove would kill him!Hove
VHCP. G. W. GlareGin and French form: a ho/t spot is sinfulMahomet
VHCP. GraystoneI’m going in a co/op, with pups too—slowaeroplanes
VHCE. M. HornbyBoring test assa/ults. “How’s that?”—There’s no decision again 
VHCP. D. JohnsonAfter four drawn tests supporters despair; assa/ult follows 
VHCJ. LeeceHammer’s thought to be at villa where assa/ult occurredWest Ham, Aston Villa
VHCMrs E. McFeeHare can produce terrific fu/n—if fat it can nearly knock you downfumet
VHCP. H. MorganDoctor orders so/t cure—very dispiriting! 
VHCC. J. MorseClowns distract lion: some anti/c apes its fury 
VHCJ. D. P. O’LearyI ski, s/pinning out of control towards oblivion 
VHCB. A. PikeSo you think Salo/p on sea? Maze! Sussex suits most people‘Salome’
VHCR. PostillThere’s a co/peck glittering in the sun. Odd that the Russians haven’t picked it up! 
VHCH. RutleyWithout a hel/p, ill, maybe fatal 
VHCT. E. SandersFor one with no hel/p ill on the road may be fatal 
VHCJ. E. Smith WrightI’m captain of a co/hort. Hop takes me to Romeaircraft
VHCL. T. StokesIn a crash! Hel/l! It may cause the rider’s death 
VHCM. F. ThorogoodSticky unfinished ga/ult 
VHCW. D. WigleyIf you find ho/t ore, labour may be your watchword 

HCs in competition 786 awarded to:

A. L. AllisonJ. DuffillE. W. MartinB. Darwin Smith
F. D. H. AtkinsonT. DwyerT. A. MartinT. N. E. Smith
S. W. AtkinsonJ. A. FinckenA. J. McCombeT. L. Strange
Col P. S. BainesMrs N. FisherP. J. MeadeJ. T. Stringer
C. Allen BakerH. W. FlewettD. P. M. MichaelJ. G. Stubbs
A. J. BarnardJ. H. FramptonT. J. MooreyMrs J. Thomas
J. W. BatesC. C. M. GiffinF. E. NewloveH. S. Tribe
R. T. BaxterG. P. GoddardD. A. NichollsB. Tunks
J. M. BennettE. GomersallFlt Off L. W. G. OxleyA. Turner
Mrs A. R. BradfordL. GorseD. F. PalingC. Vaughan
B. L. BuffhamRev R. M. GraceW. H. PegramE. F. Watling
C. O. ButcherMrs P. R. L. HeathH. C. S. PerryMiss V. Webb
R. G. CarverF. G. IllingworthB. G. QuinMrs K. J. Webber
P. R. ClemowP. JubbE. J. RackhamJ. F. N. Wedge
V. A. R. CooperJ. Hardie KeirR. F. RayJ. B. Widdowson
C. R. CorderR. E. KimmonsMrs J. RobertsonP. Wilding
I. CousinsMrs B. LewisP. SalvesonCdr D. P. Willan
Mrs M. P. CraineR. K. LumsdonJ. SandersonC. W. Willink
H. W. DancyJ. D. H. MackintoshD. J. ShortJ. E. Woodley
L. L. DixonMrs W. J. MahoodMrs E. M. SimmondsN. D. Young