Ximenes Competition No. 166  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  165  |  167  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
166 May 1951RACHIDES normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseYou can’t strip the skin from them without showing a sign of a sore backi.e. r. less hide = scar (rev.), & lit.
SecondT. E. SandersNot all the skeletons can be concealed in familieshid in races
ThirdJ. A. BlairPersonal columns had cries in agony!anag.
HCC. A. BakerBeginning to delight in rocking-chairs … we bow to old agede(light) in anag.
HCJ. F. DowRickety chairs of Louis Quatorze style make spinal column very evident!de (Fr.) in anag.
HCJ. DuffillThe Head’s about to reprove us; we shall probably have to bow to his judgmentchide in ras (= headland)
HCW. M. EastherIf you get endless hidings in track events, the answer is spikeshid(ings) in races
HCS. GoldieTail-enders depend on such mainstays as Edrich being out of formanag.; ref. Geoff E., cricketer
HCDr D. S. M. ImrieA dog with a “date” leaves bones behindrach Ides
HCL. JohnsonThe dog has his day, and that means bones!rach Ides
HCC. KoopThese blooming branch lines! Always behind, they hold everybody up2 mngs.
HCE. L. Mellersh“Are these axes or floral receptacles?” Munnings murmurs disapprovinglyRA chides, 2 defs.; ref. Battersea Park sculptures for Festival of Britain, and Sir Alfred M.
HCT. W. MelluishThe artist finds fault with these supporting columns. They shouldn’t be with filletsRA chides; fillets, archit. and fish
HCJ. W. ParrThe Academy rebukes members that exhibit almost straight linesRA chides
HCMrs J. RobertsonConverts Eric’s had, but they do put our backs up when met in the flesh!anag.
HCMiss R. E. SpeightEnglish painter found fault with French art—backs English!RA chid es (Fr.); tu es
HCP. H. TaylorI’d search all over the place to find what hold the bloomers up!anag.

Runners-Up in competition 166:

Cdr A. S. BirtS. B. GreenJ. D. P. O’LearyMiss D. Tennant
Maj H. L. CarterL. R. HuxtableR. PostillJ. Thomas
J. C. R. ClaphamF. G. IllingworthE. R. PrenticeH. D. Wakely
F. E. DixonF. P. N. LakeA. R. ReadJ. F. N. Wedge
E. C. DoubleJ. P. LloydM. C. T. ReillyJ. B. Widdowson
N. E. DunnettD. P. M. MichaelJ. L. RuddleM. Woolf
Dr J. N. FellMiss H. MilvainG. A. ShoobridgeJ. S. Young
Mrs N. FisherCpl L. W. G. OxleyW. K. M. Slimmings