Ximenes Competition No. 176  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  175  |  177  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
176 Sep 1951SPIGOT normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. E. GatesA splutter when it’s about to start? Must be one of the plugs!go in spit
SecondL. E. EyresChildless at first, in the end my wife presented me with Pegsp, I got
ThirdRev E. B. PeelChildless, I became a father—that will regulate the beer-supply!sp, I got
HCC. A. BakerServants should be given to early rising—or it’s the bung!to gips (rev.); the bung = the sack (sl.)
HCRev L. BlackburnControl of the drunkard’s ways when the iron enters into his soulpig in sot; pig iron
HCMrs L. JarmanGive me a good twist to fill the bowl: it makes my pipe gurgle!2 mngs.
HCMiss M. H. H. JohnstonAdvance in old style roaster: a pin to save the drippinggo in spit
HCC. KoopWhen one’s in a hole it’s the check on outgoings that can be bitter!cryptic def.
HCP. W. W. LeachTurn to famous American last words—“This’ll stop the barrel discharging”to GI PS (all rev.)
HCD. P. M. MichaelOften wants to be taken out for a drink, but a brute in a boozerpig in sot
HCMrs A. M. OsmondHere’s a fill for your pipe—you can pour out a drink when it’s out!2 mngs.
HCW. H. PearsonThe drunkard who has swallowed a hogshead and all is liable to block the passagepig in sot; i.e. h. and all = the whole pig
HCH. RaingerThere’s no more beer once I’m home; I have to guzzle in the boozerpig in sot
HCA. RobinsGive me a half-turn if you want a little draught to get pastsip, got (p.t.) & lit.
HCT. E. SandersSpill used for lighting a pipe2 mngs.; spill2; light = make lighter (obs.); pipe = barrel
HCO. Carlton SmithThe G.P.O. has its letters all mixed up: a controller of the flow is neededanag. of GPO its
HCJ. F. N. WedgeJust a drop—about one gramme? Then turn me very littleI g. in spot, & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 176:

D. AshcroftT. O. HughesT. W. MelluishJ. Thomas
Rev B. ChapmanE. IrvingC. J. MorseL. E. Thomas
T. DwyerF. JacksonD. A. NichollsJ. Thompson
Mrs N. FisherL. JohnsonR. PostillE. Whaley
H. J. GodwinG. G. LawranceW. O. RobertsonA. Willox
C. P. GrantE. W. LeeE. O. SeymourM. Winterbottom
P. A. HarrowN. C. MahonyW. K. M. Slimmings