Ximenes Competition No. 656  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  651  |  660  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
656 Aug 1961FIDDLESTICKS normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. FrydePlays about with internal control-rod? It’s all malarkey to the Yanksstick in fiddles [see comments]
SecondP. W. W. LeachObserver’s instrument in fantastic space flight becomes jammed in moonshine!fiddle sticks; ref; “The cat & the fiddle…”
ThirdC. E. GatesCaustic comment evoked by traffic jams!fiddle sticks; traffic = trade disgracefully
HCC. Allen BakerBows and scrapes and old-fashioned bobs may merely make one twist stays!fiddles ticks, fiddle-sticks; bob, tap = tick (obs.), twist = fiddle
HCD. B. J. AmblerFinancial wangles? With credit squeeze only just started, that’s absurd!fiddles + tick4 + s
HCJ. W. BatesA device for preventing things from slipping is attached—they wear a G-string!fiddle sticks
HCJ. M. BennettJunk, as used in scouting, is kit and furniturefiddle sticks; scout = mock, kit = violin
HCF. E. DixonRegenerate sick flies with D.D.T.! Nonsense!anag.
HCDr W. M. EastherPooh Bah bows but hesitates to indulge in trivialities at firstfiddle + sticks, 2 defs.; interjections; ref. Mikado, Act 1
HCMrs N. FisherThe bows and scrapes executed by parasitesfiddles ticks
HCS. GoldieMoonshine! Art trifling with ’empen ’omespuns?fiddlest ’icks; ref. MND
HCJ. H. GrummittBow Group monkeys with creditsfiddles sticks; ref. Conservative think tank
HCF. G. IllingworthDavidson’s beginning to split the ragged field, and stays the rot!D in anag. + sticks ref. Alan D., Aus. cricketer
HCMrs E. McFeeWhat makes flies sick mixed with D.D.T.? Fudge!anag.
HCT. W. MelluishMusical staves demanding clefs. Kits did alsoanag. & lit.
HCD. P. M. MichaelSee these! Gus must be about to have a stabstick in fiddles, & lit.; plural of gu
HCC. J. MorseToy spears and bows,—pooh! You play with them when you’re in leading strings!fiddle sticks; toy, spear, vbs.
HCJ. W. ParrIf D deck’s listing, toss off the last gin cocktail and scramble for the bowsanag. less anag.
HCH. RaingerMess about with stays—things to draw over tight-stretched gutsfiddle sticks
HCR. E. ScratonAdverse comment from stalls after play?fiddle sticks, & lit.
HCF. T. WaltonDoodlebugs round the sun? You must be Gaga!s in fiddle ticks; doodle, vb.

Runners-Up in competition 656:

F. D. H. AtkinsonA. B. GardnerMiss G. M. MayMrs E. Shackleton
G. F. BamfordS. B. GreenE. L. MellershH. J. Snelgar
Mrs K. Bollag-BowerMrs M. HendersonT. J. MooreyJ. G. Stubbs
A. H. P. CardewLt Cdr M. J. HickmanK. NealeJ. B. Sweeting
J. C. CharasseP. JubbF. E. NewloveCol R. G. Turner
P. M. CoombsM. J. LanchesterD. C. PopeJ. Ward
G. H. DuBoulayCapt G. LanghamG. H. RavenorJ. F. N. Wedge
J. H. EyreA. LawrieRev H. B. RobertsDr J. G. P. Williams
M. C. FoakesMrs R. D. LemonT. E. Sanders 
F. D. GardinerA. F. LerrigoE. O. Seymour