Ximenes Competition No. 162  Ximenes Slip  |  < 161  |  163 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
162 Mar 1951TITANESS normal17

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. P. M. MichaelSeat isn’t made to hold her!anag. & lit.
SecondE. S. AinleyYou may consider 10 ATS is her rough equivalentanag. of ten ATS is, & lit.; ATS = female soldiers
ThirdMrs M. G. PorterHeavenly X.O.S. shot satin setanag.; extra outsize
HCO. Carlton SmithShe must have a gigantic appetite: the nastiest hotchpot does for heranag.
HCD. ConnellFind a monster bird a monster’s hometit, a (Loch) Ness
HCW. J. CroweMake up a satin set for an O.S. figureanag.
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonOf outstanding size and strength, it should be planted with an edging of characterit, an in Tess; ref. T. of the d’Urbervilles
HCMaj A. H. GilesVery great lady of yore, sporting a high cape set off by a small bundle of feathersa ness following tit
HCJ. H. GrummittYou’ll find even an extraordinary seat isn’t big enough for heranag.
HCJ. P. Lloyd“Miss Phoebe,” perhaps, but not “Dear” to the gods. They clapped her in the pit!cryptic def.; ref. 1950 musical ‘Dear Miss Phoebe’; P., Titan in Greek myth
HCC. J. MorsePoint gets the bird with a woman like Phoebeness following tit, a; ref. P. Meryll in ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’; P., Titan in Greek myth
HCF. E. NewloveMaud Runkens Tate? A truly great woman: she’s reformed the nastiest characters!anag.; homophone of ‘more drunken state’, i.e. ‘tighterness’
HCR. PostillFor the O.S. woman a more close fitting cape doesn’t look right. (but sounds right!)i.e. ‘tighter ness’
HCW. RennieAin’t to be confused wiv Tess (’Ardy or Two Ton) she being bigger ’n older than eitheranag.; ref. T. of the d’Urbervilles, and ‘Two Ton’ Tessie O’Shea
HCA. RobinsTwo-ton Tess in “Ain’t Misbehavin’?” On the contrary!i.e. anag. of ain’t in Tess; ref. ‘Two Ton’ Tessie O’Shea
HCJ. ThompsonMoving about in a Test’s a feminine enormityanag.
HCL. C. WrightO.S. woman’s embroidered satin setanag.
 

Runners-Up in competition 162 to:

H. G. AndersonR. FinlaysonF. JacksonH. B. Ridley
C. A. BakerMrs N. FisherL. W. JenkinsonT. E. Sanders
E. C. BinghamMrs J. O. FullerG. G. LawranceE. O. Seymour
J. A. BlairMrs E. GibsonB. J. McCannMrs F. Shepherd
J. C. ChavasseRev J. G. GrahamE. L. MellershE. T. Smith
F. L. ConstableH. A. HayesM. NewmanL. E. Thomas
H. EbdenA. R. M. HooperD. A. NichollsH. S. Tribe
M. G. EllisC. H. HudsonG. H. PodmoreJ. F. N. Wedge
Dr J. N. FellF. G. IllingworthE. J. RackhamJ. S. Young