Ximenes Competition No. 180  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  179  |  181  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
180 Nov 1951HESPER Printer’s Devilry24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs J. H. C. LawlorCompany—steady, men—’shun! S/tand at ease! 
SecondRev E. B. PeelCranky headmaster’s asked me to tea! C/an’t! Oatmeal’s in my mortarboard!Esperanto
ThirdR. PostillEdinburgh preferred a scientist. Did Aberdeen, like them, oust a c/hap Sim? Afraid so!the moustaches perhaps; ref. Rectorial elections 1951; Alastair Sim replaced by Alexander Fleming at Edinburgh, Jimmy Edwards elected at Aberdeen
HCF. A. J. ArmstrongIf anyone wants to marry the hussy, let him s/tand forward 
HCLt Col P. S. Baines“I’ll set out to tea. C/an Toby go, d-doctor?” Zamenhof criedEsperanto; Dr L. L. Z.
HCC. A. BakerIf the horses back it, c/haps, it’s got something! 
HCA. BarkasSmuggling something? Best keep it under your hat, c/haps! 
HCThe Lady Janet BeveridgeIs washing dis/missible on Sundays as a work of supererogation? 
HCJ. G. CorderyLook at the mare’s-tail s/ky this morning! 
HCJ. H. DingwallDoes Winston’s agent consider his wis/e M.P. Tory?peremptory; ref. agents in Winston C.’s Special Operations Executive
HCE. R. EvansIn Marc/oni’s land, homes are meatlessref. reduced meat exports to UK under Juan Peron
HCI. EvansOur bus/ is hours late. Clay is so heavy…bushes…slate clay…
HCJ. A. FinckenIf you want to lose your Middlesex train, c/haps doing P.T. will help 
HCMrs N. Fisher“She’s not really fair!” S/o, X, I decried a spiteful fellow-womanperoxide
HCA. B. GardnerThat c/hap’s a red!—is liked the most by those afraid of verminthatches…disliked…
HCC. E. GatesHer Eric/? I shall weal this good-for-nothing in the end!…riches perish, all wealth…
HCF. G. IllingworthOne of Scotland’s heroes? Listen, stow it, c/haps—it’ll turn his head!ref. Macbeth
HCG. G. LawranceBevan-wis/e M.P. (Tory) calls for increases in armaments to ceaseref. Nye Bevan’s resignation over health service cuts to fund defence
HCT. A. MartinI fit a c/hap’s suit. Able treatment is the drillIf it aches…
HCMrs A. M. OsmondSkin affected by harsh detergent—it c/haps 
HCH. Ingram ReesMinister stokes Rus/sian cruiser. A bid for conciliation?Minister Stokes…Persian cruise…; ref. Richard S., Min. of Materials, and Iranian Oil Nationalisation talks
HCJ. ScholesMissing cat: c/haps blame the dazzling sun 
HCJ. F. N. WedgeDusty pit c/haps might benefit from a shower 
HCR. F. ZobelBack it, c/haps! Crumbs!—invest! 

Runners-Up in competition 180:

E. S. AinleyS. B. GreenCapt G. LanghamJ. H. Poulten
Mrs CaithnessP. A. HarrowR. H. LemonC. Reeves
F. A. ClarkLt Cdr R. F. HattonH. LyonM. C. T. Reilly
D. L. L. ClarkeP. T. HeathJ. MartinMrs E. Shackleton
F. L. ConstableProf S. H. HookeC. H. MaudeF. N. Shimmin
B. C. CubbonT. W. HoskinsE. L. MellershMrs E. M. Simmonds
V. F. DixonT. O. HughesT. W. MelluishW. K. M. Slimmings
W. M. EastherR. P. IrvingC. J. MorseJ. Thompson
A. R. FraserMrs L. JarmanF. E. NewloveH. S. Tribe
D. J. FurleyW. JenkinsonA. NichollsJ. Vallely
P. Glennie-SmithMiss M. H. H. JohnstonLt Cdr A. R. NolanJ. E. Ward
Rev J. G. GrahamMrs J. KoppelA. P. O’Leary