Ximenes Competition No. 178  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  177  |  179  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
178 Oct 1951HIDEOUS normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. W. RichartAll too plain! Composition of House changed, but divided about as beforeid. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
SecondC. E. GatesThe little I had has been sunk in a jerry-built house. It’s simply shocking!I’d in anag.
ThirdG. T. HerringIt’s frightful what a tanner buys us—next to nothinghide2 (n.) + 0 + us; tanner = sixpence
HCMrs F. BeggHow ghastly if the reassembled House should have the same brief occupancyid. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election, 20 months after previous one
HCH. BernardIt’s pretty grim: but if you’d remove I’d see you’d get a house somehowi.e. hideous less I’d is anag. of house
HCJ. A. BlairSlovenly housemaid can be simply frightful when Mother’s awayanag. of house(ma)id
HCM. L. BookerWhat a ghastly result! With so little change the House is about the sameid. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCF. L. ConstableUnattractive? That’s putting it mildly! It’s just the same inside the blasted house!id. in anag.
HCT. DwyerThe house is a wreck: it’s the same inside—ghastly!id. in anag.
HCM. G. EllisIt’s ghastly, having the house in a mess outside, and the same insideid. in anag.
HCMaj A. H. GilesI had contracted to occupy a house which was jerry-built—now not fit to be seenI’d in anag.
HCC. P. GrantHouse reconstituted, but just about the same; a ghastly result!id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCR. J. HallHaving monster cast, yet finally presenting us next to nothing on screenhide1 (vb.) + 0 us; cast = quality
HCN. McMillanThe Parliament nearly ending has only one undeveloped idea in it—and even that’s not prettyide(a) in Hous(e); ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCT. W. MelluishWouldn’t it be ghastly if the House on reassembling were about the same?id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCD. A. NichollsOnly a slight change in the House; the result is about the same. It’s ghastly!id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCE. G. PhillipsIf we get just the same as before in the reconstituted House—that’s horrible!id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCN. J. ReedThe sort of house I’d not like one of the fair sex to look atanag.
HCD. W. ReedsHouse’s new set-up contains shortcoming same as before—outcome is greatly feared!id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
HCT. E. SandersIt’s most unfair to thrash us for nothinghide2 (vb.) + 0 us; i.e. nothing getting us
HCMrs E. S. G. SheehanI had contracted to go into a house in bad order that is very uglyI’d in anag.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsFell, nothing on, in front of bus—head knocked off—horrible, very!hide + 0 + (b)us; fell4, fell = slain
HCMiss R. E. SpeightIt’s dreadful to have a jerry-built house with nearly all the roof fallen in!(l)id in anag.

Runners-Up in competition 178:

Lt Col P. S. BainesP. Glennie-SmithJ. JonesJ. L. Ruddle
Miss M. BehrendtH. J. GodwinG. G. LawranceE. O. Seymour
G. R. BoothS. GoldieE. W. LeeG. A. Shoobridge
G. BownessMrs K. N. GrahamT. A. MartinE. Thomas
B. C. CubbonG. M. GwynnD. P. M. MichaelJ. Thompson
W. J. DuffinP. T. HeathC. J. MorseF. L. Usher
Mrs N. FisherW. IslipF. E. NewloveJ. Ward
B. FreedmanMrs L. JarmanR. PostillR. F. Zobel
Mrs D. FullerL. W. JenkinsonA. Robins