Ximenes Competition No. 199  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  198  |  200  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
199 Aug 1952HONESTY normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstG. H. McConnellFacing pain under the lash with grit is characteristic of the Injunhone1 (= grit1) + sty2; ‘honest Injun’
SecondT. E. SandersA solitary run after an hour shows Trueman’s qualityh + one + sty; i.e. true man; ref. Frank T., fast bowler [see comments]
ThirdC. J. MorseJUSTICE might be clued as “A good man surrounded by palatable fluid”St. in honey; also St. in juice [see comments]
HCR. M. S. CorkGarden herb which produces nectar round a short stylest(yle) in honey & lit.
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonBees make the most of this floweri.e. hone(st)y
HCT. DwyerOutspokenness will get Nye shot!anag.; ref. Nye Bevan
HCJ. A. FinckenWhoa! or drive on, if you prefer, round the residence—I’ll pay!nest in hoy2; ‘h. is the best policy’
HCC. E. GatesOften seen in gardens—egg lying outside nestnest in hoy2 ( = incite, egg)
HCS. B. GreenShown by the good man in the reward of workersSt. in honey & lit.; worker bees
HCA. F. LerrigoA disreputable place? Stop outside—that’s the best policynest in hoy2
HCC. J. LoweWould it be the best policy to have Nye shot out of hand?!anag.; ref. Nye Bevan
HCD. P. M. MichaelBloomer what spivs are not guilty of2 mngs.
HCR. PostillBest course for the Open? Hoylake, where you might get a birdie in the first three?nest in Hoy(lake); ‘h. is the best policy’
HCMaj J. N. PurdonJust conduct little Henry outside; the tone’s rather improperanag. in Hy;
HCJ. S. RussellWhich flower be best? Use thy nose!anag., 2 defs.; ‘h. is the best policy’
HCMiss N. SmithNothing in the New York Sun (Special Edition) suggests why Washington accepted responsibility0 in anag. of the NY S; ref. George W. and cherry tree
HCF. B. StubbsFrankness puts the nosy out of countenanceanag.
HCH. TattersallWithout any finesse it is transparently obvious the trumps have it3 mngs., ref. bridge; trump = trusty person
HCH. S. TribeHe stony-broke? That’s what comes of not cheatinganag.
HCH. WalshamThe son they punished for truthfulnessanag.
HCM. WoolfIt’s fine, but where does it get you, eh? Stony broke!anag.
HCH. T. YoungThe knife-grinder’s come to a nasty end, but no suspicion of foul playhone1 + (na)sty

Runners-Up in competition 199:

D. B. J. AmblerR. A. W. CohenC. KauffmanW. K. M. Slimmings
D. AshcroftF. E. DixonC. KoopMiss R. E. Speight
J. W. BatesW. M. EastherG. G. LawranceE. B. Stevens
M. H. BenolielMrs N. FisherJ. P. LloydL. T. Stokes
T. BilsboroughS. GoldieA. D. MitchnerMiss D. W. Taylor
J. A. BlairR. J. HallJ. O’DonnellH. D. Toomey
R. W. H. BrunswickA. R. M. HooperJ. W. ParrP. Tulloch
J. C. R. ClaphamF. G. IllingworthA. RedstoneL. K. Upton
C. ClaveringMrs L. JarmanA. Robins