Ximenes Competition No. 169  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  168  |  170  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
169 Jun 1951HOUSE normal14


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. J. RackhamAn unsatisfactory one, say Tories, till you put us in!us in hoe; ref. House of Commons, Labour Govt. in 1951 [see comments]
SecondL. R. HuxtableA crack may bring it down. A split may keep it up2 cryptic defs.; wisecrack in theatre, split in Parliament, & lit.
ThirdL. C. TudorFirm, but one good turn might bring it down2 defs., one cryptic; good turn in theatre
HCJ. H. DingwallHeavenly part for a star? Or simply a performance which takes the audience in?3 defs.
HCT. DwyerA family who use it without understanding should be well slated!who use it minus wit + 2 defs. & lit.
HCMrs N. FisherA call to stand treat in the innho1 + use
HCMiss A. B. GrindleyClear the ground, put us in, and we’ll make it a homeus in hoe [see comments]
HCA. J. LyonDemands your loyalty: it’s part of school custom(sc)ho(ol) + use, & lit.; loyalty to school house
HCR. C. MacfarlaneDuck wont after March rear a family(Marc)h-0-use [see comments]
HCC. J. MorseOne star’s not good enough for me: I like several, and I get thousands3 mngs.; inn (star rating), audience, astrology
HCF. E. NewloveKind yet firm: you’ll have to put up with it!3 defs.; kindred, trading establishment, accommodate
HCH. Rainger“The Villa” put up a firm performance, a thing that’s scarce nowadays5 defs.; ref. post-war housing shortage; Aston Villa FC
HCE. O. SeymourThis rising might have become extensive, but Government forces soon had everything under controlcryptic def.; ref. precarious position of Attlee Govt. in 1951 Parliament; rising = end of session
HCL. E. ThomasIf the audience loses interest completely, there’s nothing for the performance but stop!house minus use = ho (stop) [see comments]

Runners-Up in competition 169:

E. S. AinleyH. J. GodwinDr E. B. KrausL. C. Payman
J. W. BatesRev J. G. GrahamP. W. W. LeachMrs J. Robertson
H. P. ChubbS. B. GreenMrs LevickJ. L. Ruddle
D. L. ClementsF. H. W. HawesR. LumleyE. T. Smith
Mrs M. T. H. Du BoulayH. J. HowellsLt Cdr W. G. MarshallJ. F. N. Wedge
T. H. EastR. N. H. HughmanT. W. MelluishG. M. Young
L. E. EyresDr D. S. M. ImrieW. L. Miron 
Maj A. H. GilesC. KoopM. Newman