Ximenes Competition No. 980  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  975  |  984  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
980 Nov 1967OMNIBUSES normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. E. DixonMiss Bueno smashes what others driveanag.; ref. Maria Bueno, tennis strokes
SecondN. C. DexterHeavy traffic? With us jammed in, some—around “peak”—is chaoticnib us in anag., & lit.; nib = peak
ThirdJ. W. BatesMeans of transport could break down as leaders of Union and Barbara miss oneanag. incl. U, B; “miss the bus”; ref. Barbara Castle’s rail closures
VHCMrs J. M. BatesSome buns I tossed, causing elephantine transportsanag.
VHCC. O. ButcherThey’re helpful to waiters—except when they leave them behinddouble mng.; they, them, deliberately ambiguous
VHCJ. CrowtherWe’re put into operation, with mobs in, getting transported aboutuse in anag., & lit.
VHCJ. H. DiwaliComposition of Busoni’s involves me in heavy conductors’ chargesanag.; “Turandot”, etc.
VHCJ. A. FinckenWe assist waiters … eventuallydouble mng.
VHCK. GibsonRunning in some cases not fully occupied, ought we to be nationalised?bus(y) in anag., & lit.; cases vb
VHCR. McD. GrahamService helps volatile Miss Buenoanag.; ref. Maria B.
VHCK. J. HardingThey’re often soundly cursed by waitersdouble mng.
VHCA. LawrieYou’ll find us in some little book stallsanag. inc. b, & lit.; stall2 vb.
VHCMrs B. LewisRound pills, a writer needs, in large boxes (they pick one up)MO (rev.) + nib uses; pills = a doctor
VHCT. W. MelluishThey’re bound to include one man’s opera to stir me—Busoni’sanag.
VHCK. PomagalskiThey serve, and may make Bueno missanag.; ref. Maria B.
VHCT. F. H. RichterUniversal helpers? No, only for those who waitdouble mng.
VHCW. RodgersMiss Bueno’s smash—powered—will bring lots of people to Wimbledonanag.; ref. Maria B.
VHCL. G. D. SandersOur frequently erratic service disconcerts Miss Buenoanag.; ref. Maria B.
VHCR. A. SmithMiss Bueno, smashing, may bring many spectators to Wimbledonanag.; ref. Maria B.
VHCF. B. StubbsWe give service—if you waitdouble mng.
VHCB. K. WattsSome reach Wimbledon by stages; Miss Bueno differentanag.; ref. Maria B.

HCs in competition 980 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottG. P. GoddardJ. P. LesterMrs A. Price
C. Allen BakerJ. GoldmanMrs H. W. LewisD. G. Putnam
P. F. BauchopG. S. HalseF. D. MarshallC. Quin
Lt Col R. L. BellN. J. HitchinMrs E. McFeeE. J. Rackham
Maj A. S. BirtA. J. HughesJ. P. MernaghDr D. S. Robertson
E. ChalkleyR. H. F. IshamW. L. MironN. Roles
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonR. W. JakemanC. J. MorseA. Sellings
E. C. DoubleA. L. JefferyS. E. MortonE. O. Seymour
R. N. ExtonG. JohnstoneR. J. MunningsJ. G. Stubbs
Mrs N. FisherSir S. KayeF. E. NewloveL. W. Titman
J. FrydeR. E. KimmonsM. NewmanJ. D. Walsh
A. B. GardnerM. A. LassmanG. PerryE. F. Watling
S. C. GilchristL. F. LeasonMrs N. PerryP. Watson-Smyth
J. GillA. F. LerrigoB. A. PikeM. Woolf