Ximenes Competition No. 796  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  790  |  800  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
796 Apr 1964STRAKE (or STRAIK) Misprints16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstA. J. HughesYou need a telly to get “The Saint” and “Wagon Train”felly; St. + rake5
SecondMrs E. M. SimmondsNo modern band presents “Skater’s Waltz”—that’s very old hat!hit; anag., 2 defs.
ThirdMrs M. WhiteWith the flutter of a skirt, a whole length and breadth of flank is exposedplank; anag.
VHCDr G. B. ArrowsmithStrife results from minor street scufflestripe; St rake; scuffle, rake, vb.
VHCR. T. BaxterSmoke no more and start revelling in martyrdomsmote; r in stake
VHCP. R. ClemowBond, as of old, can be found right in the scene of torture and deathband; r in stake
VHCF. E. DixonRoué canonised—part of himrim; i.e. St. Rake
VHCE. GomersallVessel for cleansing one bad man at the foot of a holy oneore; St. + rake
VHCF. G. IllingworthThough stark mad, gains a First in English!trough; I in anag.; first person
VHCJ. Hardie KeirThe “fore and aft” expanse of flank exposed by a spreadeagled skaterplank; anag.
VHCT. P. KellyFilly, showing inclination to go on streetfelly; St + rake
VHCMrs B. LewisBet includes the first in the race, a fillyfelly; r in stake
VHCD. P. M. MichaelOld hat trick takers!hit; anag.
VHCG. Snowden-DaviesWage, i.e. wager without the last letterwale; r in stake
VHCMrs J. ThomasThe answer is a complete blank re task to be doneplank; anag.
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeThough you’d have struck for this to-day, take in the post!trough; r in stake, 2 defs.

HCs in competition 796 awarded to:

F. D. H. AtkinsonMrs M. P. CraineR. W. KillickR. Postill
G. R. BagleyT. DaviesA. A. MalcolmW. Rodgers
C. Allen BakerCdr H. H. L. DicksonC. J. MorseD. J. Short
A. J. BarnardL. L. DixonJ. MurthaW. K. M. Slimmings
Rev C. M. BrounH. J. GodwinD. A. NichollsJ. E. Smith Wright
C. I. BullockJ. M. HendrieH. C. S. PerryL. H. Stewart
A. R. ChandlerG. T. HewittMrs N. PerryG. R. Webb
J. ColebyL. JohnsonE. G. PhillipsP. Young