Ximenes Competition No. 172  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  171  |  173  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
172 Aug 1951GARNISHER normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. E. ThomasThough there’s only a piece of fish in store for him, he’ll dress for dinner(f)ish in garner
SecondF. P. N. LakeI supply the finishing touches to the dish, and collect things to put around it(d)ish in garner, & lit.
ThirdH. C. PilleyDecorator—among the leaders of Germany—ran amok over libertyanag. of ran + ish in Ger(many); ref. common belief that Hitler was a house painter
HCC. A. BakerOne who provides only fancy dishes causes husband to have his inside upset!anag. of his in garner [see comments]
HCB. K. BernauIf it is his duty to adorn, why does he keep her in rags?anag.
HCS. B. GreenA jar of “gran.” is standing on her kitchen dresseranag. of gran + is her; gran. = granulated sugar
HCC. H. HudsonI advise you not to pay her under a shilling: I rang—line out of order—beforeanag. of I rang + s + her
HCF. G. IllingworthDresses for dinner, with a wry grin as we find her adding the last touch of make-upanag. of grin as + her
HCE. W. LeeFish isn’t presentable to her without a bit of titivatinggar nis1 her, & lit.
HCD. P. M. MichaelAs herring pickled makes nicer eating, is pike nicer pickled?anag., gar nisher (drunken pron. of nicer)
HCC. J. MorseA short sherry laced with gin is a good one to set dinner offanag. of a sherr(y) gin
HCH. B. RidleyRed herring, as a trapper of courseanag.; red2; trap4 (vt.)
HCL. A. RobertsRings hare when cookedanag. & lit.
HCF. B. StubbsNever is he in need of a recipe to give the finishing touchgarn is he + r., & lit; garn! (sl.) = go on! (expressing disbelief)
HCH. S. TribeShe makes a tasty-looking dish till she changes—then you see her in rags!anag.

Runners-Up in competition 172:

E. S. AinleyW. E. GreenMrs A. M. OsmondA. H. Taylor
M. L. AndersonJ. P. HancoxRev E. B. PeelMiss D. W. Taylor
J. A. BlairP. T. HeathH. J. PhillipsA. Thomas
G. BownessE. L. HillmanR. PostillMiss D. M. Thorne
D. L. L. ClarkeC. W. HoadE. R. PrenticeH. L. Tinkler
D. L. ClementsL. W. JenkinsonR. D. PriorCapt C. Tyers
P. M. CoombsC. KoopG. W. PughJ. Vallely
W. W. CoveJ. R. LloydH. RaingerW. H. Victory
J. A. CrawleyMrs LucasN. J. ReedJ. Walton
J. H. DingwallM. B. McIlroyM. C. T. ReillyG. R. Webb
Brig W. E. DuncanMrs E. MorganW. O. RobertsonW. R. Webster
J. A. FinckenF. MossA. RobinsSqn Ldr G. Wright
Mrs N. FisherF. E. NewloveE. O. SeymourR. F. Zobel
B. FreedmanD. A. NichollsG. A. Shoobridge