XIMENES CROSSWORD No. 860
1. Mrs B. Lewis: Graces bust—cache for love-letter (O in anag., & lit.).
2. P. R. Clemow: Top of costume or garnish for bird (c or sage, & lit.).
3. J. J. Moore: Homer’s bound to put years on one: checking figures is more my line (cor’s age; cor2 = homer1).
F. D. H. Atkinson: Need uplift in a shift? This should help (sag in core2, & lit.).
R. N. Exton: Strange cargoes carried amidships (anag.; worn on waist).
J. A. Fincken: This might give grace to outsize bust (anag. incl. OS).
H. W. Flewett: It contains that droop in the middle (sag in core, & lit.).
A. L. Freeman: When nothing graces bust what’s the answer? (anag. incl. 0, & lit.).
H. Hancock: The attraction in Greco—disordered clothing round a woman’s waist (SA in anag.; ref. painter).
Mrs L. Jarman: You may see me taking a plunge in company (sag in core2, & lit.).
L. F. Leason: A bouquet for Madame Pompadour? It’s to hang down in the shift (sag in core2).
A. D. Legge: This should provide uplift, the need for which is enshrined in the heart (i.e. sag in core).
Mrs E. McFee: To pinch swag there’s the gang, appearing in a body (sag in core2).
P. H. Morgan: What will contain about three-fifths of a trunk ((t)ors(o) in cage, & lit.).
D. C. Pleece: Assorted cargoes for upper hold (anag.).
R. Postill: Bob going on the bust? Blimey! Bob’s twenty-one! (cor! s age; bob = shilling, cluster (dial.)).
T. E. Sanders: Bloomers that are worn hang down in the middle (sag in core).
E. O. Seymour: This part of a dress lends grace to an O. S. bust. Diana, topless, should be locked up! (anag., (D)ors in cage; Diana D., actress).
Miss M. Smith (Newcastle): Graeco’s bust bodice. (Homer’s time) (anag., cor’s age; cor2 = homer1).
E. B. Stevens: U. S. bloomers that went with a bust made Grace so embarrassed (anag., 2 defs.).
J. W. Taylor: Bouquet measures maturity (cors age; cor2).
W. H. Thornton: Baths take a long time: spray (cors age; cor2 = bath2).
D. J. Williams: Outer cover worn on spare tyre—a blooming bust—car goes into a spin (anag., 2 defs.; spare tyre = midriff).
C. J. Anderson, T. Anderson, J. W. Bates, T. E. Bell, Rev C. M. Broun, E. J. Burge, R. S. Caffyn, A. R. Chandler, A. N. Clark, A. E. Crow, J. Crowther, C. Davies, T. Davies, N. C. Dexter, J. H. Eyre, P. H. Freeman, A. B. Gardner, K. Gibson, C. C. M. Giffin, G. P. Goddard, E. Gomersall, W. F. Goodman, R. R. Greenfield, G. B. Higgins, D. R. Hopkin, A. J. Hughes, W. H. Irving, Sir S. Kaye, N. H. Keir, A. Lawrie, J. H. C. Leach, N. A. Longmore, J. D. H. Mackintosh, Mrs S. M. Macpherson, Miss G. M. May, C. J. Morse, F. E. Newlove, F. E. Nicholls, R. Nowell, J. O’Dwyer, B. A. Pike, D. R. Pownall, E. H. Pyle, W. G. Roberts, D. J. Short, W. K. M. Slimmings, M. Spink, A. H. Stoodley, J. B. Sweeting, D. G. Thomas, A. R. Trowell, W. Watts, Mrs M. P. Webber, J. F. N. Wedge, G. H. Willett, P. G. Williams, G. H. Willmott, J. C. Wilson, Mrs M. R. Wishart, Dr R. L. Wynne.
COMMENTS:—About 460 entries and not many mistakes, confined almost entirely to the last letter of TORII. I thought the standard of clues very high. Please forgive this abbreviated slip, with no notes to clues and no further comments, as I have been suffering from a tiresome (purely temporary) complaint, and it has been rather an effort to get the results out at all.