Ximenes Competition No. 167  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  166  |  168  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
167 May 1951PARMESAN normal10


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs L. JarmanRasp me freely, right up to an endanag. + an, & lit.
SecondC. E. GatesItalian food designed to give perfect figures to people without glamourpar (golf) + SA in men
ThirdM. NewmanTight man pares thisanag. & lit.; tight = tipsy, stingy (i.e. cheese-paring)
HCJ. W. BatesA poor man pares me!anag. & lit.; i.e. cheese-paring
HCS. B. GreenA dilapidated manse for the parson’s son—hard cheese!anag. for son in parson
HCM. B. McIlroyCheese dish with an untidy smear insideanag. in pan
HCT. W. MelluishA carefully disposed man pares cheeseanag.
HCL. E. ThomasIt should be one’s last course perhaps to attain equality by foul meanspar + anag.
HCM. A. VernonIt’s the vague smear in the middle of the dish that adds the savouranag. in pan
HCM. WoolfJust a smear, melted in the pan, makes a delicious savouryanag. in pan

Runners-Up in competition 167:

C. A. BakerS. T. EnglandD. P. M. MichaelT. E. Sanders
Inst Capt J. CampT. O. HughesA. P. O’LearyG. A. Shoobridge
J. C. ChavasseL. R. HuxtableR. PostillW. K. M. Slimmings
F. A. ClarkG. G. LawranceE. J. RackhamC. T. Tulloch
J. C. B. DateC. MacfarlaneC. P. ReaMrs K. A. Whaley