Ximenes Competition No. 686  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  682  |  690  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
686 Mar 1962FEMALE normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs L. JarmanLike Eve—(“Me with only one ragged leaf to wiggle about in!”)anag. incl. me
SecondA. J. YoungBird having worm inside’s not proverbially early, though3 mngs.; worm = thread of screw
ThirdT. E. SandersOne such as does sin in Paris in payment for professional services!mal in fee; does, animals
HCR. B. AdcockRace as of old, displaying style and no ordinary stamina2 mngs.; race (obs.) = sex; style, stamens in plants
HCC. Allen BakerI’ve got what it takes to lead fellows on—and then drive ’em to drink!f ’em ale, & lit.
HCRev C. M. BrounShe made up leaf to clothe retiring first personme (rev.) in anag.; Eve
HCCapt A. G. B. GriffithYoung producer never seen on stage during Journey’s Endcryptic def.; all-male cast
HCK. W. G. HopkinsOld-world fair—one concerned with eggs and milk productioncryptic def.; fair (obs.) = woman
HCF. G. Illingworth“Me leaf’s slipped!” spake Eve!anag.; spake = described
HCM. J. LanchesterAn old-time chattel that has got round to hit back nowlam (rev.) in fee, & lit.
HCMrs W. J. MahoodFig leaf round me, in fancy dress; I am Eveanag.; fig = arrange
HCD. P. M. MichaelIrresistible Parisienne? Not me—fat, plain Englishwoman!fem(me fat)ale
HCC. J. MorseEven a woman slightly scorned has to hit back in return!lam (rev.) in fee
HCM. NewmanScrew-threaded inside, as Swan pens are2 mngs.
HCS. L. PatonThe first signs of extensive fashion alterations leave me broke!anag. of initial letters and me, & lit.
HCR. PostillThe chap with the iron’s socketed—not what we expect in the Walker Cup!Fe male, 2 defs.
HCA. RobinsMe a fellow? That’s baseless—quite wrong!anag. less low, & lit.
HCJ. E. Smith-WrightSex? Am backward and feel a bit awkward about itam (rev.) in anag.
HCH. S. TribeLike a bird that starts fresh every morning and lays eggsinitial letters
HCC. E. WilliamsPuzzle! Does Dutch witch sow sultanas? Six of them! And this applies to them all6 words signifying females; puzzle2 (see pucelle)

Runners-Up in competition 686:

F. D. H. AtkinsonS. B. GreenMiss M. J. PatrickR. Stoddart
C. O. ButcherR. W. JakemanG. H. RavenorL. T. Stokes
R. N. ChignellA. H. JonesN. J. ReedF. B. Stubbs
P. M. CoombsP. P. KempMrs J. RobertsonMiss D. W. Taylor
N. C. DexterC. KoopH. RotterE. R. L. Timbrell
Mrs D. M. D’EathMrs R. D. LemonR. E. ScratonCapt C. Tyers
J. H. EyreJ. D. H. MackintoshE. O. SeymourG. R. Webb
A. L. FreemanMrs E. McFeeMrs E. ShackletonJ. F. N. Wedge
E. GomersallM. McSevichW. K. M. SlimmingsMaj J. P. A. Wildey
C. P. GrantW. G. MowforthL. H. StewartH. Wright