Ximenes Competition No. 122  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  121  |  123  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
122 Jan 1950LEATHER normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. H. HudsonFell fully dressed into a wet trench, right in front of her—that’s tough!leat + her, 2 defs.; fell = skin
SecondRev E. B. PeelI’ve been tanned, without sparing the whip—that’s hell for me!cryptic def.; hell for l.
ThirdT. HeaneyHare let loose returned to form to hideanag.; form = hare’s bed; hide = thrash
HCE. S. AinleyThere’s a snag in the real material heIl for it’s excessively scorchinganag.; pause before and after m.
HCD. AmblerWriter of a lot of nonsense about the sole protector of mankindthe in (Edward) Lear
HCR. H. BudworthTread on it!—or you may make her lateanag.
HCF. A. ClarkThe real motive for Much Binding being shelvedanag.; ref. radio comedy ‘Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh’, cancelled by BBC in 1950
HCF. L. ConstableOn your feet! The King stands without!the in Lear
HCP. M. CoombsThe real stuff: this will be the making of me, said Chinstrapanag.; ref. Col. C., character in radio comedy ‘It’s That Man Again’
HCF. E. DixonThe skin remaining when you’ve got out of the altogether!anag. of altogether less anag. of got
HCS. R. GibbsHow do I get tanned? By roaming about altogether unclothed!anag. of al(tog)ether
HCS. B. GreenYou can scour hell for thiscryptic def.; scour = run; i.e. run hell for l.
HCW. H. HawesMuch Binding in early days; Take it From Here at fiftyanag. of here at L; ref. radio comedies ‘Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh’ and ‘Take it From Here’
HCL. JohnsonWhat makes her late? Being dressed for the sports ball, perhapsanag.; leather ball
HCD. LaceyHide in a trench when followed by a femaleleat + her
HCD. P. M. MichaelPrepared case of Buck and Others v. Wallop2 mngs.; v. = verb
HCW. D. M. PatonTo be had for a thong, if he letth!i.e. one who leases, with lisp
HCE. G. PhillipsTo give the boy a beating puts the enraged Head in a sweat!e(nraged) in lather
HCR. PostillThe writer of a lot of nonsense about hunting it is Fieldingthe in (Edward) Lear; pause after about
HCH. Ingram ReesUsed to sharpen the razor in The Barber of Seville at Her Majesty’shidden
HCT. E. SandersSole? For a pound three and a tanner may have to be paidanag. of L a three, 2 defs.
HCJ. H. SleemanThe real make up to use for nicely tanned skinanag.

Runners-Up in competition 122:

M. AndersonF. JacksonT. A. MartinMrs E. S. G. Sheehan
Dr S. H. AtkinsMrs L. JarmanE. L. MellershO. Carlton Smith
E. A. C. BennettL. W. JenkinsonC. J. MorseR. E. Stephens
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonH. JoyceA. C. OkellMiss D. W. Taylor
T. N. DowseA. S. KingMrs M. G. PorterL. E. Thomas
E. H. FreedmanC. KoopM. G. Powell DaviesM. F. Thorogood
Mrs J. O. FullerA. F. LerrigoE. PriorD. L. Tuckett
G. M. GwynnD. A. LloydA. R. ReadCapt C. Tyers
J. J. HollowayMrs E. M. LucasMrs J. RobertsonM. A. Vernon
R. P. IrvingMrs M. MahonA. RobinsE. Ward