Ximenes Competition No. 884  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  882  |  885  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
884 Xmas 1965MASHER Printer’s Devilry23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMaj A. S. BirtSaid Brown, “Alas, our hope’s a Red: I/an Smith out and no declaration now”Rhodesia, cricket
SecondB. J. IliffeGirls ready for fun and games in a cabaret, err if I cares/s! 
ThirdC. J. MorseDebarred from jazzing up, Pa? No, ra/rin’ to go, says gossip columnistNed Sherrin
VHCD. B. J. AmblerWeekend golfers may not see the proper for/ests on Sundays 
VHCT. AndersonStra/in, yes—work up north may bestramash Erinyes’
VHCC. Allen BakerAs revellers might s/o sit, snow being specially covered for New Year 
VHCP. R. ClemowFrom a deep co/al lie, sand recovery seems possible 
VHCN. C. DexterHarold: “Rhodesia’s certain crooks. Hi, S. A. r/ace! Sin to deliver”H. Rhodes, bowler
VHCS. GoldieFamous du/o was often accompanied by equally famous trioDumas
VHCR. H. F. IshamA du/o had a trio of companions: making an awesome foursome?Dumas
VHCB. JordanTrue Olympic athlete does not consider the pal/aces along the track 
VHCDr W. I. N. Kessel“We’ve christ/ened Sherrin,” said Hugh Greene, “Son-of-our-letter-programmes”Ned S., BBC
VHCG. G. LawrancePerhaps Falstaff would have refused port with a bluff hai/ry man 
VHCMrs E. McFeeWaiter gave evidence of itching—pal/e—ached for his tip 
VHCL. ReeceWhy no tar/iff protection is necessary in the west 
VHCMrs A. RivlinOut of co/al, lies grate. Fully aware! Drat! Bed’s ideal—so happy! 
VHCW. RodgersTo perform a du/o such as Dante’s is impossible for a womanDumas, Dantes
VHCT. E. SandersWhen Harold gave sack to To/ry party would sound like the Right settingH. Wilson sacked Tom Fraser, Min. of Transport
VHCMrs K. SlaterIf you consider, to/o much of The Mill on the Floss is meaningless 
VHCB. SmithThat lady’s my grand/est sin—her bedroom every afternoon! 
VHCF. B. StubbsWas Tes/s in the back row of the chorus? Never! 
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeThey all screa/m an’ steam—Do I, mon, to something good?Herman’s Hermits, pop group
VHCB. C. WestallHe said to himself “Bewar/e!” Ached for his drink 

HCs in competition 884 awarded to:

E. AllanG. P. GoddardMrs B. LewisE. L. Russell
F. D. H. AtkinsonL. GorseJ. L. MackieE. Schafran
Mrs M. Avery JonesP. GraystoneJ. D. H. MackintoshJ. A. Sever
Mrs P. C. BarclayR. N. HaygarthA. A. MalcolmW. K. M. Slimmings
J. W. BatesMrs M. HendersonDr B. N. McQuadeJ. R. P. Soper
E. A. BeaulahE. M. HornbyD. P. M. MichaelR. E. Stephens
G. BradbrookMrs E. HughesC. G. MillinJ. G. Stubbs
R. BrainF. G. IllingworthP. H. MorganRev L. M. Styler
Dr J. F. BrignellF. H. JenkinsH. C. MunningsJ. W. Taylor
Mrs H. BrookeN. JohnsonF. B. NewbouldP. H. Taylor
Rev C. M. BrounA. H. JonesF. E. NewloveJ. Thompson
C. O. ButcherJ. Hardie KeirD. A. NichollsD. J. Waddams
G. ChambersC. KeyS. L. PatonP. H. Watkin
R. N. ChignellR. E. KimmonsW. H. PegramW. Watts
R. M. S. CorkC. F. KingdonH. C. S. PerryG. H. Wilde
Mrs M. P. CraineM. W. KnightMrs N. PerryG. H. Willett
F. E. DixonE. C. LanceB. A. PikeD. A. Wilson
L. L. DixonA. LawrieR. PostillR. G. Wilson
J. DorringtonJ. H. C. LeachG. H. RavenorS. E. Woods
Sgt J. DromeyL. F. LeasonJ. D. Renwick 
H. W. FlewettA. D. LeggeDr D. S. Robertson