Ximenes Competition No. 158  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  157  |  159  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
158 Jan 1951RATING normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. BilsboroughScolding at being included in call-upat in ring & lit.
SecondF. A. ClarkTaxing a man that sometimes finds it a job to pay2 mngs.; pay2
ThirdH. B. RidleyWhen the old beggar is stuffed with money, it’s no wonder he can afford taxistin in rag1; taxis, sing. noun
HCE. S. AinleyOne can get one through larking about … one can!tin in rag2 & lit.
HCJ. A. BlairI partake in baccarat in gaming-houses and sweep the deck!hidden
HCA. CarrStorm at sea2 mngs.
HCH. P. ChubbCursing like a bo’s’n can in a tramptin in rag1; 2 defs.; tramp steamer
HCA. N. ClarkRailing occasionally seen running round the deck2 mngs.
HCJ. DuffillTo growl about Income Tax returns won’t alter one’s assessmentI.T. in gnar1 (all rev.)
HCT. DwyerMaking a beggar go without money is just class distinctiontin in rag1
HCL. E. EyresFault-finding, wherein a fastidious girl takes delight2 defs.; ref. song “Ship Ahoy”; “All the nice girls love a sailor”
HCC. E. GatesAfter a train smash there’s little good in sorting out the different classes!anag. of train + g
HCC. P. GrantDo householders appreciate this estimation of their worth? On the contrary; growl about itit in gnar1 (all rev.); rateable value
HCS. B. GreenIt’s ’opeless working for this Borough Council concern—I’ve joined the Navy!(ope)rating, 2 defs.; Rating Authority
HCG. G. LawranceStanding allowed only on the lower deck2 mngs.
HCA. R. McInroyA man with a rolling gait—Royal Navy, obviouslyanag. of gait, RN & lit.
HCE. L. MellershThere’s money in a bit of the old mattress cover: take the ticking offtin in rag1; tick3
HCF. E. NewloveThere’s money in scrap: what’s this railing worth?tin in rag1, 2 defs.
HCRev E. B. PeelA good dressing-down for the class at sea2 mngs.
HCE. J. RackhamThe way they puts on the taxes, it seems to make working ’opeless(ope)rating; pl. of taxis
HCA. RobinsOne of many sailors taken back in the Reservetar (rev.) + in, +“G” & lit.; post-war reserve category for the RNR
HCB. RowbothamInitial suggestions of the Royal Navy, coupled with a peculiar gait, should give a handanag. of R N gait
HCM. R. SampfordSize group? O.S., like Kate3 mngs; Ordinary Seaman; ref. Taming of the Shrew, i.e. scalding
HCH. G. TattersallHe has the rolling R.N. gaitanag.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWhat the Captain of the Pinafore gave his daughter when she fancied one2 defs.; ref. Josephine & Ralph, H.M.S. Pinafore

Runners-Up in competition 158:

Mrs W. I. AndersonMrs J. O. FullerA. F. LerrigoA. J. C. Saunders
C. A. BakerA. B. GardnerR. LumleyE. T. Smith
S Cdr A. S. BirtMrs N. GillMaj L. McGowanO. Carlton Smith
Sgt C. M. BrownRev J. G. GrahamC. C. McInroyMiss R. E. Speight
R. W. H. BrunswickMrs K. N. GrahamD. P. M. MichaelA. Sutherland
Miss E. BulloughF. H. W. HawesC. J. MorseP. H. Taylor
D. L. L. ClarkeH. C. HillsMrs S. MurdochL. E. Thomas
D. ConnellA. H. IliffeR. NolanJ. Thompson
H. F. DixonB. J. IliffeR. PostillE. W. Tulloch
S. DoidgeA. Y. JessimanN. J. ReedCapt C. Tyers
Dr J. N. FellMiss W. H. JohnstonW. RennieW. H. Victory
Mrs N. FisherR. D. JonesS. G. RoseP. Walton
M. S. Y. FowlerCapt G. LanghamT. E. SandersD. W. H. Watson