Ximenes Competition No. 135  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  130  |  139  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
135 May 1950STRIPPED normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. SandersLost the thread and dropped every stitch2 mngs.
SecondH. B. RidleyDo what Eve did: ran around unclothedtrip in sped
ThirdE. S. AinleyPinstriped 3-piece, quite unsuited for bathing, etc.i.e. p in striped
ThirdS. B. GreenMade slip near beginning of speech and lost the thread completelys + tripped
ThirdDr G. P. HartiganHas got a slip but ran about quite nakedtrip in sped
ThirdA. F. LerrigoReduced to the ranks for being improperly dressed?2 mngs.
ThirdH. RaingerThe first piece of point d’esprit lace, and you’ve lost the thread and dropped every single stitch!anag. incl. p; lace, vb.
ThirdH. Ingram ReesI’m absolutely broke and need a holiday, but, as in the past, fares will limit metrip in sped; speed = fare, vb.
HCC. A. BakerRent in small districts being put up a hundred-per-cent.: this must be exposed!rip in depts (all rev.); h-p-c. = completely
HCMaj V. E. BrookeEmpty as Sunday’s picnic-baskets trip ped
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonWith no honours South came down by a trickS tripped
HCT. H. EastStreet Torn Up—Main Burst In Adjoining Road—All DestituteSt + anag. of pipe in Rd
HCP. G. W. GlareVery briefly, Salome danced (so, very briefly, she finished!)S tripped; ref. seven veils
HCC. D. HardingVery soft reds mixed with it displayed the flesh-tintsanag. of pp reds it
HCJ. JonesReduced to the ranks for being improperly dressed? Something to do with a bearskin, by the sound of it!2 mngs.; i.e. ‘bare skin’
HCG. G. LawranceImpoverished tipper torn between shillings and penceanag. In s, d
HCT. W. MelluishMamma’s state after a juicy expression the holy man gave vent toSt ripped; ref. breast-feeding; sv. mammalia
HCJ. D. P. O’LearyCaught by the sun—completely skinnedS tripped
HCE. R. PrenticeTore off for a Sunday jaunt with a hamperS trip ped
HCA. RobinsUsual condition of the N.C.O. with a soft heart!p in striped, & lit.
HCE. O. SeymourMade destitute through taking one false step about a worthless horse—down to the last penny!rip3 in anag. + d
HCL. E. ThomasBeing without decent clothes or ill drest—it’s about enough to give one the pip!anag. of drest pip
HCJ. ThompsonMade a faux pas on the Sabbath, is exposed and perhaps unfrockedS + tripped

Runners-Up in competition 135:

H. ChownD. HawsonW. L. MironCapt Synge
F. A. ClarkMiss HillC. J. MorseA. H. Taylor
D. L. ClementsL. R. HuxtableF. E. NewloveP. H. Taylor
L. D. CosgroveDr ImrieR. A. C. Norris-JonesJ. Thomas
E. DaviesMrs JarmanJ. W. ParrH. S. Tribe
D. M. DevineL. W. JenkinsonMrs PorterB. V. Webster
E. C. DoubleH. T. JennerR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
A. B. GardnerE. T. MatthiasW. RodgersM. Woolf
C. E. GatesE. L. MellershW. K. M. Slimmings 
Maj Gen GreavesA. D. MersonA. E. Smith 
P. A. HarrowD. P. M. MichaelMiss Stiles