Ximenes Competition No. 878  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  873  |  882  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
878 Nov 1965ENTOMOSTRACA normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillNot a rat comes off! Obviously some of them stick to sinking shipsanag.; off = out of condition; barnacles
SecondMrs E. M. SimmondsSome of the lower classes subsisting in the main on cat’s meat or nutsanag.
ThirdA. J. BarnardConverted smart coat—one may cover a tramp’s bottomanag.; tramp = ship
VHCT. AndersonOne may see a thousand, near to coast, swimminganag. incl. M, & lit.
VHCRev C. M. BrounIn distress (not the end of the story, mind you) a son came to try acorn-shells and suchanag. less y; type of barnacle; ref. Prodigal Son
VHCC. O. ButcherE.g. Cyclopes—a race not to be trifled with when the majority gets devouredmost in anag.
VHCJ. ColebyShrimp would be too high and mighty to model this order “one smart coat” knittedanag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton
VHCJ. CrowtherThe majority of distinguished painters in the latter half of the Trecento (roughly) may be called Primitives in the mainmost RA in (Trec)ento ca.
VHCN. C. DexterThe Shrimp goes a degree higher—and at once a storm explodes!anag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton and mini-skirt
VHCCdr H. H. L. DicksonLower Form shrimps, perhaps, from Eton, untidy and nearly all worthlessanag. + most raca
VHCE. R. EvansBarnacles, and other lowly creatures too can master swimminganag.
VHCJ. GillBarnacles, for instance, form mat on coaster at seaanag.
VHCD. HawsonBarnacles on ships’ bottoms? You ought to find a trace on mostanag.
VHCE. M. HornbyNo tam to races? Not at all “comme il faut”—almost in “The Shrimp” classanag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton at 1965 Melbourne Cup
VHCMrs L. JarmanWith bursting corset and a fussy tam on, we’re beneath the Shrimp!anag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton
VHCMrs B. LewisThey have hard cases in the lowest form at Eton, so cram to get passesanag.
VHCMrs E. McFeeNear a thousand in spurious notes? Worthless! We may well be on the rocksto (= near) M in anag. + raca
VHCT. W. MelluishShake to test macaroon: some may stick to the bottom of the vesselanag.
VHCC. J. MorseInferior versions of the Shrimp—enough to break the heart of every Ascot matron!anag. incl. (ev)e(ry); ref. model Jean Shrimpton at 1965 Melbourne Cup
VHCS. L. PatonPetits crustacés en variété may be ordered on toast with creamanag.
VHCMrs N. PerryRock adherents perhaps can master twisting and shaking tooanag.
VHCG. H. RavenorShell orders are supplied by ordnancemen to most R.A. cadetshidden
VHCL. H. StewartWho has most on at race? Strangely enough, the “Shrimp’s” relativesanag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton at 1965 Melbourne Cup

HCs in competition 878 awarded to:

D. B. J. AmblerF. D. GardinerMrs J. MackieS. Sondheim
F. D. H. AtkinsonR. R. GreenfieldMrs S. M. MacphersonE. W. Steel
Mrs K. BissettJ. A. GrievesonDr T. J. R. MaguireJ. T. Stringer
J. C. BrashJ. HarringtonP. H. MorganJ. W. Taylor
J. H. ClearyL. W. JenkinsonM. NewmanR. Urquhart
R. M. S. CorkE. G. JonesN. O’NeillMrs M. P. Webber
Mrs M. P. CraineSir S. KayeW. H. PegramJ. F. N. Wedge
A. E. CrowC. KoopG. PerryW. D. Wigley
G. CuthbertA. LawrieK. PerryG. H. Wilde
L. J. DavenportJ. H. C. LeachRev E. G. RileyG. H. Willett
F. E. DixonL. F. LeasonJ. RileyMrs H. D. Williams
P. S. ElliottA. F. LerrigoE. O. SeymourR. A. A. Williams