Ximenes Competition No. 191  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  190  |  192  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
191 Apr 1952DENIGRATE normal14


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerSmut—a blight of grain with deterioration beginning on the outsideanag. in dete(rioration); smut, vb.
SecondE. O. SeymourDine with the Great informally if you want to talk scandal in the old wayanag. of dine great
ThirdM. WinterbottomDo what the pot did to the kettle—enraged it by character distortionanag.; the p. calling the k. black
HCE. S. AinleyThe C in C.’s retired—ordered rest—run downanag. of (C)entigrade
HCJ. A. FloodGet a red in having gone to pot blackanag.; black, vb.
HCC. E. GatesThoroughly run down; and I mayn’t move out of the wretched garden before term beginsi.e. ‘I’ must stay in anag. of garden + te(rm)
HCL. W. JenkinsonI’m run down; I need a place to retire to and get air of exceptional qualityden + anag. of get air
HCL. JohnsonIt’s the dreadful diet range that makes you run downanag.; ref. rationing
HCT. W. MelluishRun down? Diet range should be alteredanag.
HCG. H. PodmoreGeraint and Enid involved in uncalled for abuseanag. of Gera(in)t & Enid; ref. Tennyson poem, G. & E.
HCE. R. PrenticeTreading carelessly onto the top of the escalator is enough to degrade any mananag. + e
HCMaj J. N. PurdonConfounded rag, need it blacken a man’s reputation?anag.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsTo give cause for a libel action gets the editor tearing madanag. incl. ed.
HCL. E. ThomasLet’s have a good evening, and after one go on to where the bars are open and one may get some poker! Damn the consequence!den2 + I + grate

Runners-Up in competition 191:

T. BoltonS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveL. R. Smith
J. M. BradshawR. J. HallE. G. PhillipsJ. A. L. Sturrock
Mrs D. M. D’EathJ. G. HullG. W. PughG. H. Willett
L. E. EyresF. G. IllingworthE. J. RackhamM. Woolf
J. A. FinckenMrs L. JarmanA. RivlinJ. T. Young
Mrs D. FullerJ. Hardie KeirA. Robins 
S. R. GibbsP. W. W. LeachT. E. Sanders 
R. McD. GrahamC. J. MorseMrs E. M. Simmonds