Ximenes Competition No. 170  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  169  |  171  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
170 Jul 1951GUINEA normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. RaingerThe rhino from West Equatorial Africa2 mngs.
SecondMaj H. L. CarterPill-box value displayed by sanguine advertiserhidden; ref. Beecham’s slogan “Worth a g. a box”
ThirdT. W. MelluishThere’d be some change from this if you had gin and a splash in Franceanag. incl. eau (Fr.)
HCJ. A. BlairI’m as sanguine as can be without wanting the first prizesanguine as less sans; ref. 21s. first prize in Ximenes comps
HCB. C. CubbonIt might be charged for a visit at home in the middle of a fiendish aguein in anag.; doctor’s fee
HCJ. H. DingwallWhat may be said to go with pig? That’s the question! Pickles may supply the answer2 mngs.; ref. radio show ‘Have a Go’ with Wilfred P., offering 21s. for letters read out
HCJ. DuffillThe value claimed for a pillbox with a gun that is revolutionary in design?anag. incl. i.e.; ref. Beecham’s slogan “Worth a g. a box”
HCM. G. EllisQuite yellow from a nasty turn of ague in some part of Africaanag., 2 defs.; gold coin
HCP. G. W. GlareL. & S., singular composition of two classicscryptic def.; i.e. £1 + 1s.; ref. Greek/Latin dictionaries by Liddell & Scott or Lewis & Short, and 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas ‘classic’ races
HCRev J. G. GrahamOne piece of land’s divided into three partsi.e. L and S, 2 defs.; £1 + 1s.; g. coin; French, Portuguese and Spanish G.
HCW. JenkinsonWhat was roughly the value of 26 drachmas? L. & S. will give iti.e. £1 + 1s.; ref. Greek dictionary by Liddell & Scott
HCMrs M. KidnerRecognized unit of payment for making you sound in broken down age.U (= ‘you’ sound) in in anag., & lit.; ref. doctor’s fee
HCA. F. LerrigoAn old-fashioned or dated piece perhaps, but its producers achieved striking resultscryptic def.; ref. coin; or = gold, strike = mint
HCO. Carlton SmithA courtly tip for a presentation:—“bob” to the sovereigncryptic def.; i.e. £1 + 1s.; tip = gratuity; bob = curtsey, shilling
HCL. E. ThomasGin and Vichy water cocktail for the feed?anag. incl. eau (Fr.); feed = receivers of fee

Runners-Up in competition 170:

J. BuistT. O. HughesR. PartridgeE. T. Smith
Mrs W. A. CleggL. R. HuxtableE. G. PhillipsP. H. Taylor
T. DwyerMrs L. JarmanH. J. PhillipsJ. Thompson
A. J. EntwistleJ. P. LloydE. R. PrenticeD. R. Tivy
Mrs N. FisherE. L. MellershE. J. RackhamH. S. Tribe
J. P. FordW. L. MironA. RobinsE. W. Tulloch
Mrs GollF. E. NewloveA. J. C. SaundersE. Wagstaff
C. P. GrantM. NewmanE. O. Seymour 
J. A. HarrowD. A. NichollsW. K. M. Slimmings