Ximenes Competition No. 924  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  920  |  929  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
924 Oct 1966MIMESTER / PECULATE Right and Left20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterSee me take items off—take items one shouldn’t—high class in exotic “peel” act!anag. of me, r., items & lit.; U3 in anag.
SecondL. W. JenkinsonCrib to look into when the head’s not there; a copier, that’s me when “Sir” isn’t around(s)peculate; i.e. mimester less mister = me
ThirdMrs N. PerryI entertain gent embracing me—lace up tight before beginning and end of the pinchme in mister; anag. plus t(h)e
VHCP. F. BauchopSir keeps me in—I scornfully copy crib—risk putting the head outme in mister; (s)peculate
VHCR. T. BaxterI want half a dollar: copper slow to pinch me—in the old profession I’m one to copype(so), Cu, late: me in mister2
VHCJ. McI. CruickshankOne who copies me in the old craft—to pilfer silver coin in the church collectionme in mister2; écu in plate
VHCB. J. IliffeThe dumb fool won’t give me terms—I naturally pinch cash using loaf about false clueanag.; pate in anag.
VHCH. W. JenkinsI can be seen objectively in rude man and he apes! Take the head! In this is the embryonic clueme in mister; anag. in pate
VHCSir S. KayePrig, putting large silver coin in the collection, makes show of excelling others—not half—the buffoon!écu in plate; mimes (bet)ter
VHCM. W. KnightCounterfeiter has me in the old profession to steal the lead away from viewme in mister2; (s)peculate
VHCG. G. LawranceAppropriate clue, made up in the head, merits me being commended for a change! Laurel, perhaps?anag. in head; anag. ref. L. & Hardy
VHCA. LawrieIn pantomimes, Terry-Thomas is a comic actor it’s appropriate to look at when wanting an end to sadnesshidden; (s)peculate
VHCP. W. W. LeachI’m in the merest, naughtily—I take off outer layer concealing bit to pinchI’m in anag.; écu in plate
VHCL. F. LeasonJust let me be in need, once, I’d take off people, steal, or gamble without any capitalme in mister2 (Scot.); (s)peculate
VHCMrs B. LewisCopper leapt rudely around, and ’e makes to pinch me—being in the old profession I take offCu in anag. + e; me in mister2
VHCMrs E. McFeeI’m upset—bob needed in meter: I take off people—scrounge—equivalent of five shillings in silverI’m (rev.) + s. in meter; écu in plate
VHCW. L. MironThe old craft engages me—I copy abstract engraving inlaid with French silverme in mister2; écu in plate
VHCR. PostillGold coin in church collection bag? Parson getting me instead of nickel is apt to take off!écu in plate; me for Ni in minister
VHCF. B. StubbsMuse first ignored—appropriate echo—stir me, stir me(s)peculate; anag.; ref. Echo & Narcissus and 1958 book “Stir of Echoes” by Richard Matheson
VHCJ. B. SweetingPinch a coin in the church collection—me? Stir? Me? Stir!! I was only playing the fool!écu in plate; anag.; stir3 = prison

HCs in competition 924 awarded to:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsP. A. DrillienJ. H. C. LeachL. H. Stewart
Dr G. B. ArrowsmithFlt Sgt J. DromeyMrs S. M. MacphersonP. H. Taylor
C. Allen BakerM. B. FisherA. A. MalcolmD. J. Thorpe
Mrs D. BarkerC. FordG. McHowatM. Thurston
R. L. BellA. L. FreemanT. W. MelluishD. H. Tompsett
Maj A. S. BirtS. GoldieP. H. MorganA. Turner
Mrs K. BissettF. H. W. HawesC. J. MorseG. F. W. Turner
J. C. BrashMrs M. HendersonH. B. MortonM. H. E. Watson
C. I. BullockMrs E. J. HolmesF. R. PalmerJ. F. N. Wedge
B. CallanE. M. HornbyW. H. PegramMrs M. White
A. R. ChandlerMrs L. JarmanG. PerryG. H. Willett
I. CousinsJ. E. JenkinsMaj J. N. PurdonE. Woodburn
J. CrowtherL. JohnsonF. B. RamseyG. M. Young
G. CuthbertB. JordanMrs J. E. Rogers 
M. W. DaviesK. F. LawtonG. J. S. Ross 
A. L. DennisS. Le VayG. Snowden-Davies