Ximenes Competition No. 185  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  184  |  186  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
185 Jan 1952STOUT normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillWhen I have no head, the discriminating customer tends to sniff at mei.e. s + tout2 or 4, & lit.
SecondD. M. BuxtonWith a big trunk it’s difficult to change. Better get a strong porter3 defs.
ThirdE. S. AinleyButler can make me a charge for glasses, but a bob to get a tonic—that’s rather thick!s to ut1 (see tonic), 2 defs.; ref. Wm. Butler & Co.’s stout, and spectacle prescription charges, continued under R.A. Butler’s Chancellorship
HCP. M. CoombsHaving much to carry around in big bags, you need a strong porter2 mngs.; bags = trousers
HCL. E. EyresDo I stand that?, said Caesar. Yes, it was the opposite sort he couldn’t stand!sto ut, Latin; ref. JC I.2.194, “Let me have men around me that are fat”
HCMrs N. FisherThe porter’s a chap who is after tips’s tout1
HCJ. A. FloodThe porter is astute, carrying nothing without tips0 in (a)stut(e)
HCRev J. G. GrahamIf you don’t give the porter a bob, he’ll hang about in hopes of a tipi.e. s + tout1
HCS. B. GreenThis kind of porter has to do with a shilling tips + to + ut1, or s + tout1; do4
HCC. T. HattenPorter wanted: should have a good head and mix well with nativescryptic def.; ref. stout and oysters, see native (n.)
HCH. C. HillsStand out and out for strong drink—plump for it in fact!st(and) out, 2 defs.
HCR. M. MizelThe porter’s determined, but the tip giver won’t part with his shillingi.e. s + tout1, 2 defs.
HCC. J. MorseYou have to give a shilling in advance to every French porters + tout (Fr.)
HCM. G. Powell-DaviesA shilling tip will have to do for the porters tout1 (vb.), or s to ut1; do4
HCH. RaingerA licence is needed to sell this game2 mngs.
HCT. E. SandersRacing spy after latest bit of news from best outsider’s stable(new)s + tout1, hidden
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsThe best kind of man to have round, as Caesar would saySt. + O + ut2, & lit.; ref. JC I.2.194, “Let me have men around me that are fat”
HCF. B. StubbsWhen Pussy was well-soaked, this porter took her in handcryptic def.; ref. nursery rhyme, “Ding, dong, bell, Pussy’s in the well …who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout
HCL. E. ThomasA shilling tip has to do for this porter, and quite likely the mug’s content!s tout1, or s to ut1, 2 defs.; do4
HCM. WoolfIt looks black. Butler brings it home to the rich with reduced sterling allowance abroadSt. + out; ref. Wm. Butler & Co.’s stout, and R. A. Butler’s Jan 1952 proposal to reduce the travel allowance from £50 to £25
HCJ. T. YoungIn first, out last! Good for you!hidden; ref. slogan, “Guinness is good for you.”

Runners-Up in competition 185:

F. AllansonJ. A. FinckenG. G. LawranceK. Reed
C. A. BakerA. B. GardnerH. LyonM. C. T. Reilly
J. W. BatesC. E. GatesB. J. McCannA. Robins
T. E. BellH. J. GodwinT. W. MelluishE. O. Seymour
Mrs CaithnessS. GoldieD. P. M. MichaelMrs E. Shackleton
Rev B. ChapmanC. P. GrantFlt Lt W. O. MitchellJ. A. L. Sturrock
F. A. ClarkR. R. GreenfieldF. E. NewloveJ. Thompson
D. L. L. ClarkeM. R. GriffithM. NewmanB. W. Webster
F. L. ConstableR. J. HallW. W. PavittJ. Whitelegg
W. J. DuffinMrs L. JarmanE. R. Prentice 
Miss R. N. FellC. KoopE. J. Rackham