Ximenes Competition No. 163  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  162  |  164  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
163 Apr 1951LORICATE normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs L. JarmanThe White Knight was making Alice giddy with burbled rot!anag.; ref. “Through the Looking-Glass”
SecondM. Woolf“It’s safer this way” said the Knight. “Rot!” Alice retortedanag.; retorted (heraldic). = interlaced; ref. “Through the Looking-Glass”
ThirdT. DwyerRecoil at being disturbed, like a tortoiseanag.
HCJ. W. BatesSee to protection of old lace or it gets spoiltanag. of lace or it
HCR. W. H. BrunswickIn case I attack shelter in eruditionI cat in lore; cat = penthouse = attack-shelter; loricate, adj. [see comments]
HCH. H. ElliottTailor (E.C.) can arrange to supply hard-wearing overcoatanag.
HCD. S. JohnsonI’m armed cap-à-pie: rivets beginning to be hammered into placeri(vets) in locate
HCR. D. JonesUnreasonable toil and care will make you crustyanag.
HCG. G. LawranceThere’s a sloppy article about love appearing in the MailO in anag. of article
HCR. O’DonoghueLot I care if letters go astray in mail!anag.
HCJ. D. P. O’LearyBlimey! that cat is thick-skinned!Lor’ + cat in i.e. (that is) [see comments]
HCR. PostillFollowing the famous Annie, Coliseum’s new heroine sounds like having a hard test!‘Laurie, Kate’; ref. A. Laurie; musicals at London Coliseum “A. Get Your Gun” followed by “Kiss me K.”; test2 = shell [see comments]
HCE. R. PrenticeSupply a loose coat with equal amounts of iron and lead worked in for protectionanag. of coat, ir(on),le(ad), & lit. [see comments]
HCE. J. RackhamAs at crocodile’s head and tail, hard to penetrateanag. of at cro(cod)ile & lit. [see comments]
HCW. O. RobertsonProtected from the ravages of care and toilanag.

Runners-Up in competition 163:

E. S. AinleyJ. A. FloodH. J. LloydO. Carlton Smith
C. A. BakerC. E. GatesJ. P. LloydMiss R. E. Speight
M. W. BarnettT. E. GirdlestoneD. P. M. MichaelJ. Thomas
H. BernardC. P. GrantF. E. NewloveL. E. Thomas
J. A. BlairS. B. GreenA. C. NorfolkDr P. E. R. B. Unwin
T. G. CordesP. A. HarrowA. E. NorthW. D. Wigley
Brig W. E. DuncanL. W. JenkinsonRev E. B. PeelL. C. Wright
L. E. EyresCapt G. LanghamH. RaingerJ. S. Young
Mrs N. FisherA. F. LerrigoA. Shoobridge