Ximenes Competition No. 490  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  486  |  495  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
490 Jun 1958CLEAR def. WEIGH Wrong Number20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs L. JarmanAfter a hundred real jerks, no portion of me is thickportion; C + anag.: soup
SecondD. P. M. MichaelIt’s easy to tell De Gaulle’s for circumscribing the Frenchtell; le in car: car = for
ThirdV. JenningsAfter class, what you need to appreciate any kind of sound is—liquid!appreciate; cl + ear
HCC. Allen BakerHow to balance our account lay in the credit squeezebalance; lea in cr: lea = lay
HCJ. W. BatesBoth sides of the Channel are in a bad way—that’s obvious!way; C,l + anag.: weigh2
HCC. M. BrounThe French must take refuge in old French general (not out!)—up-anchor and launch away, with perfect egalityup-anchor; le in Car(not)
HCW. G. B. FilburnIt’s obvious. Raise the anchor to set free the shipraise; 2 mngs.
HCMrs N. FisherInnocent Child’s Head severed By Father Whose Balance Was DisturbedBalance; c + Lear
HCF. D. GardinerThe article lacks balance. Delete it and find something whose meaning is plainbalance; anag. of ar(ti)cle
HCC. E. GatesDe Gaulle’s for getting round the French in an outspoken wayway; le in car
HCE. GomersallPay attention at the rear of the class!rear; cl + ear
HCH. T. E. HoneLacer (of drink in the Crown?) has lost his balance, that’s obviousbalance; anag., anag. of ale in cr.
HCR. K. LumsdonIt’s obvious what most teachers work for must show itself in a reduced bank balance!balance; LEA in cr
HCMrs E. McFeeEarl lacking balance after the last of the Cognac gets bound overbalance; c + anag.
HCMrs M. NewellIt’s quite straightforward. Open, sell out, balance books, and gobalance; 5 mngs.
HCM. NewmanNet profit plainly disclosed, with no guilty conscience? That’s how to balance accounts!balance; 3 mngs.
HCJ. R. ScarrIt’s what initiates consider a great tragedy, without a single blemishconsider; c + Lear
HCH. WalshamFree lift for Mile Enderslift; (Mi)le in car
HCJ. B. WiddowsonIt’s plain the article has gone to press back to front, with the middle missingpress; transposition of ar(ti)cle
HCJ. S. YoungThe sort of Test we must expect these days, where no name unknown appears, is obvioustest; nuclear less NU

Runners-Up in competition 490:

E. C. BinghamG. B. HannaA. E. NorthW. K. M. Slimmings
R. N. ChignellJ. A. HydeA. P. O’LearyL. T. Stokes
A. N. ClarkJ. W. JenkinsR. PostillT. Strange
W. DarbyC. KauffmanMaj J. N. PurdonMiss D. W. Taylor
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonP. W. W. LeachK. ReedJ. Thompson
E. N. FurseJ. MannA. RobinsA. F. Toms
K. GibsonMrs MeeresH. R. SandersA. D. Walker
S. B. GreenC. J. MorseT. E. Sanders 
P. P. GreenleyF. E. NewloveE. O. Seymour