Ximenes Competition No. 868  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  864  |  873  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
868 Aug 1965DANDER / TOUPEE Right and Left21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. K. M. SlimmingsIt’s shown by blasting and then turning crimson where you drive, smothering ball completely: to avoid it, keep your head down!anag. + red (rev.) & lit.; O up in tee, down = hair
SecondC. Allen BakerMonkey, clad in a red-backed jacket and passing the hat round for all to see, may make application for a nutand in red (rev.); U in topee; m. = temper
ThirdMaj A. S. BirtDisplayed by loser of hair? Darned silly to raise the same point twice. Displayed by loser of hair?anag.; to up E, E
VHCR. B. AdcockSomething to adorn a dome (about nothing on top)—to comb backwards around one would be madness!0 up in tee3, & lit.; and in red (rev.)
VHCT. AndersonScalp complaint is darned awful for anyone in a hat—a wig is what’s neededanag.; U in topee
VHCJ. H. ClearyPress in driving area results in topping: it’s the end of Snead and also of Palmer—there’s anger among AmericansOUP in tee; (Snea)d and (Palm)er; ref. J. C. S., Arnold P., US golfers
VHCN. C. DexterA wig—when you’ve nothing on top what you aim at is concealing it!—may fall from your head, making you darned embarrassed0 up in tee (= mark aimed at); anag.
VHCH. W. FlewettLoss of hair? I’m darned worried. There’s a small patch to cover forward towards the top—with a couple of mousetails?anag.; to up e, e
VHCA. L. FreemanDr. Dean’s concoction for scalp trouble conceals baldness and is a must for curling; nothing amiss includedanag.; 0 up in tee
VHCG. P. GoddardLoss of hair? That’s darned bad! Try “Topknot,” a mixture of repute, right away; nothing moreanag.; anag. incl. 0 less r
VHCT. P. KellyIn the States it’s all the rage to back-comb round an artificial topknot: here it’s “done” to appear in exotic head-gearan in red (rev.); U in topee
VHCA. LawrieScurf’s untidy and Red Indian people, we hear, find it on the occasional scalpanag.; ‘Tupi’; find, imper.
VHCMrs B. Lewis“Cinders,” an Edinburgh production, has darned surrealistic—to a United Presbyterian eye—transformationanag.; to UP ee; dander3
VHCJ. D. H. MackintoshLoss of temper can be darned awkward. To suffer, we hear, may give the appearance of keeping our hair onanag.; ‘to pay’
VHCMrs E. McFeeMonkey’s darned ill—a scratch, perhaps: a monkey must eat nothing with pointsanag.; 0 in tup + E, E; scratch wig
VHCP. H. MorganDuke and the Queen stroll on Deeside, thence to drive circling round northward for a tourD and ER; O up in tee; dander2; tour = border of false hair
VHCMiss M. J. PatrickTo smear with tar, we hear, is a remedy in cases of alopecia, and in the early stages of dermatitis and dandruff‘to pay’; d and der(matitis); pay2
VHCE. J. RackhamDarned uncomfortable in the heat? The sun-hat to suit all inside, decorative tuft on the topanag.; U in topee
VHCRev E. G. RileyHat with posh inside fringe, red and twirly, is the rage of New YorkU in topee; anag.
VHCF. B. StubbsDarned tricky gang calmly conceals capital deficiency; a couple take the rap, we hearanag.; ‘two pay’; dander2, gang, vb.
VHCJ. W. TaylorIn “Bond and Eroticism,” one finds passion for head gear—hat with a snob label in ithidden; U in topee

HCs in competition 868 awarded to:

Dr C. AlexanderF. E. DixonC. G. MillinD. J. Short
D. B. J. AmblerL. H. GarrettC. J. MorseMrs E. M. Simmonds
Col P. S. BainesW. F. GoodmanF. E. NewloveP. G. Stephenson
J. W. BatesMrs E. J. HolmesM. NewmanJ. B. Sweeting
R. T. BaxterC. H. HudsonL. S. PearceP. W. Thacker
E. A. BeaulahF. G. IllingworthMrs N. PerryMrs J. Thomas
C. O. ButcherL. W. JenkinsonB. A. PikeF. T. Walton
P. R. ClemowT. E. S. JobsonR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
P. M. CoombsA. H. JonesW. RodgersMrs M. Wishart
Mrs M. P. CraineR. E. KimmonsT. E. Sanders 
A. E. CrowL. F. LeasonI. R. Scott 
J. CrowtherT. W. MelluishP. J. Scott