Ximenes Competition No. 175  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  174  |  176  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
175 Sep 1951HAIR-LINE normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs J. H. C. LawlorWomen make up to me, though I may be stringy and thin and a bit worn2 mngs.
SecondA. E. SmithWith the thin-faced type the slightest thing leads to a rowhair line; typography
ThirdMrs A. M. OsmondHow an aspiration to publish a verse is achieved by a stroke of the pen!h + air + line; aspirated consonant
HCA. C. AngelUse of this uppish stroke may well result in a catch2 mngs; fishing line
HCJ. P. BowyerIf you’re worried because it’s receding, it may he kept in sight with a telescope2 mngs.; gun-sight
HCD. L. L. ClarkeHKLM: a tenuous clue? It depends on the anglei.e. H airline; fishing line
HCC. E. GatesHard to the boundary via the air! What the scribes might call an “uppish stroke”!H air line
HCS. B. GreenOne of the near-Euclidean lines having common planes?h-airline; i.e. common pron. of ‘airline’
HCL. W. JenkinsonStroke looks very thin, but is not liable to catch crabs2 mngs; fishing line, rowing
HCE. W. LeeIt’s slightly marked; has it been used for playing darts?2 mngs.; fishing line; darts = dace
HCC. J. MorseOne wants a good fly on the end of thisi.e. ends with airline, & lit.; fishing line
HCA. P. O’LearyA fine stroke, W. G. excelled in it; Plum less so2 mngs.; ref. cricketers W. G. Grace (bearded) and ‘Plum’ Warner (bald)
HCE. J. RackhamProviding a fine connection between two points is, of course, the aspiration of the Airways Co.h-airline; i.e. aspirated pron. of ‘airline’
HCJ. H. SleemanI’m in a Dutch air liner giving a bearing for the Hookhidden; fishing line; H. of Holland
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsSpooner takes a catch from this uppish stroke, made very fine, by Parker2 mngs.; angler using spoon bait, P. pen, cricketers Reggie S. and Charlie P.
HCE. B. StevensLooks thin and drawn. Could it be the parting?2 mngs.
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWhat to keep on to be cool by the equator; if you cast it, you may catch something!hair + line; ‘keep your h. on’; fishing line

Runners-Up in competition 175:

J. A. BlairL. E. EyresA. F. LerrigoD. W. Reeds
M. L. BookerR. FinlaysonE. L. MellershJ. L. Ruddle
M. BowlesB. FreedmanT. W. MelluishMrs E. Shackleton
E. J. BrookS. GoldieF. E. NewloveG. A. Shoobridge
J. Burton-PageRev J. G. GrahamM. NewmanR. Stewart
Mrs CaithnessR. W. HawesD. A. NichollsL. E. Thomas
A. C. ChipperfieldBrig J. A. E. HirstS. OgdenJ. Thompson
J. H. DingwallC. KoopW. H. Pearson 
2 Lt L. E. EllisG. G. LawranceH. Rainger