Ximenes Competition No. 150  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  149  |  151  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
150 Oct 1950CAPILLAMENTS normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. A. BakerThey’ll be unco pliant camels that can pass through the eye of a needle!anag.
SecondMrs F. Castle-KnightPliant camels performing contortions could easily go through the eye of a needleanag.
ThirdR. PostillBaffled camel’s plaint: “They can go easily through a needle’s eye”anag.
HCG. H. ClarkeUse the switch to check up on these filaments—lamps can’t lie!anag.
HCF. L. ConstableThe right treatment of scalp ailment can produce some really fine hairsanag.
HCJ. H. DingwallCover diseased and unsound stamen; expose sound onescap ill + anag., & lit.
HCJ. DuffillFibres in your canapé, Monsieur?—Still, they are of the finest typeanag. incl. M
HCH. H. ElliottMeagre crinal tissues, produced by untoward scalp ailmentanag.
HCC. E. GatesCan camels go through the eye of a needle? Pliant camels can, but they must be very pliant!anag.
HCR. W. HawesThin hairs perhaps result from disfiguring scalp ailmentanag.
HCJ. Hardie KeirPlans upset by a fickle climate get you downanag. of plans, climate
HCG. G. LawranceA scalp ailment requires treatment when the hairs fall outanag.
HCG. M. MercerFalling hairs? A form of scalp ailment is responsible. Put it right and get a fine cropanag., 2 defs.
HCE. G. PhillipsCries of grief follow when the disease of plica starts and fine hairs are all matted togetheranag. + laments; see plica Polonica in C.
HCH. Ingram ReesProduce of Manilla, etc. (p.s. Jolly fine stuff!)anag.
HCH. B. RidleyRuinous scalp ailment—it makes fine hair so thin!anag.
HCW. O. RobertsonWhat an unnatural alliance: politician and saint! The threads are indeed slenderanag. of alliance, MP, St
HCCapt C. TyersCertainly there is more than just fine fibre in the constitution of all men past one hundredanag. incl. I, C

Runners-Up in competition 150:

Sir R. BroomfieldMiss R. Le S. FilleulMrs L. JarmanE. O. Seymour
Mrs CaithnessMrs J. O. FullerD. JonesE. T. Smith
J. C. ChavasseP. G. W. GlareD. P. M. MichaelK. H. Smith
H. P. ChubbS. GoldieI. A. H. MunroMrs E. B. Stevens
A. N. ClarkS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveL. E. Thomas
W. DarbyW. E. GreenJ. D. P. O’LearyJ. Thompson
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonC. D. HardingG. W. PughG. A. Wain
F. E. DixonP. A. HarrowB. Rowbotham 
B. Donne-SmithB. J. IliffeT. E. Sanders