Ximenes Competition No. 984  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  980  |  987  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
984 Dec 1967Word containing a first name Anonymous23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. R. ClemowOne who displays undies having no intention of concealing anythingT-RUTH-FUL; Draper, comedienne; def.
SecondL. W. G. OxleyA marble bust of the great AthenianP-ERIC-LEAN; Ambler, author; anag.
ThirdC. I. BullockLying behind a shop counter is where you’ll find himUNT-RUTH-FUL; Draper, comedienne; def.
VHCC. Allen BakerAnt-killer should be scattered under the roseESOT-ERIC-ALLY; Linklater, author; anag.; i.e. sub rosa
VHCN. C. DexterGo out after game—like those disappointed after England’s World Cup victoryP-ROGER-MAN; Hunt, footballer; def.
VHCK. J. HardingThingumajig made pass: Aunt’s flabbergastedTIMENO-GUY; de Maupassant, author; anag
VHCB. G. Holland-MartinCasement was this sort of windowP-ROGER-MAN; Casement, traitor; def.
VHCC. H. HudsonSanta’s made up badly—a makeshift affairTIMENO-GUY; de Maupassant, author; anag.
VHCSir S. KayeBond’s after a bit—pretty hot stuffTURM-ERIC; Linklater, author; link later; ’s = has
VHCDr W. I. N. KesselMakeshift wrongly made-up SantasTIMENO-GUY; de Maupassant, author; anag.
VHCN. A. LongmoreLearner stuck in the middle of the traffic-lights is having a fitHYST-ERIC-AL; Ambler, author; L in amber
VHCJ. L. MackieBeing rotund, he walks at an easy paceSPH-ERIC-ITY; Ambler, author; def.
VHCMrs E. McFeeGenus of fish-like creatures long found in fossil resinPT-ERIC-HTHYS; Ambler, author; L in amber
VHCE. L. MellershConnection coming in time—it’s nonsensical with five lines in useLIM-ERIC-K; Linklater, author; link later
VHCD. P. M. MichaelHumorous verse—in retrospect, concerning utter nothingLIM-ERIC-K; Linklater, author; re talk nil (rev.)
VHCC. J. MorseIt’s a critical time to go slow with recovery barely beginningCLIMACT-ERIC; Ambler, author; amble r
VHCW. G. MowforthWhat some Christmas cards have—those from the New WorldAM-ERIC-ANS; Robinson, conductor; robins on
VHCL. S. PearceMay supply articles of feminine attire without foundationT-RUTH-LESS; Draper, comedienne; def.
VHCMrs N. PerryHaving a rounded, solid figure I’m a slow moverSPH-ERIC-AL; Ambler, author; def.
VHCR. PostillSome Christmas cards have messages of religious significanceP-ERIC-OPES; Robinson, conductor; robins on
VHCF. B. StubbsUnderwater breathing apparatus used to be unsafeP-ERIC-ULOUS; Gill, sculptor; def.
VHCJ. B. SweetingDivine lesson—many Christmas cards have thisP-ERIC-OPE; Robinson, conductor; robins on
VHCMiss E. ThomasCasement’s sort of inclination when set in mortarP-ROGER-MAN; Casement, traitor; as in cement

HCs in competition 984 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyMiss G. CowanH. S. MasonMrs E. M. Simmonds
Dr G. B. ArrowsmithF. E. DixonN. O’NeillR. A. Smith
P. C. BarclayMrs W. FearonD. F. PalingBrig R. F. E. Stoney
A. J. BarnardR. P. C. FormanF. R. PalmerH. G. Tattersall
J. W. BatesJ. FrydeW. H. PegramP. H. Taylor
P. F. BauchopJ. GillD. C. PleeceP. C. Thornton
Maj A. S. BirtD. HawsonMrs A. PriceD. J. Thorpe
L. A. BoutwoodE. M. HornbyD. G. PutnamG. A. Tomlinson
R. BrainA. J. HughesF. B. RamseyH. S. Tribe
J. C. BrashG. JohnstoneG. H. RavenorG. R. Webb
B. W. BrookH. J. KilpatrickA. SellingsJ. B. Widdowson
Rev C. M. BrounA. LawrieE. O. SeymourMrs H. D. Williams
R. S. CaffynMrs B. LewisJ. M. Sharman 
J. H. ClearyMrs S. M. MacphersonN. E. Sharp