Ximenes Competition No. 69  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  68  |  70  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
69 Feb 1948MISANTHROPE normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerLike Scrooge, he rouses the phantoms’ ireanag.
SecondT. W. MelluishPuts no more trust in man than in a promise brokenanag. in anag.
ThirdW. R. Watson-SmythFaithless soul exemplified otherwise than in a broken promiseanag. in anag.
HCA. H. AshcroftA surly fellow who by upsetting orphan mites may account for mother’s pain2 anags.
HCA. BarkasUmpteenth showing of “Rope” with Alastair Sim back in the lead—a great comedy partA. Sim (rev.) + nth rope; ref. Hitchcock’s 1948 film and Molière’s “Le Misanthrope”
HCD. L. L. ClarkeAh! mon esprit troublé! Tant je hais tous les hommes!anag.; ref. Molière “Le M.” Act 1. Line 118, modified from “Non, elle est générale, et je hais tous les homes”
HCW. T. CliftRise phantom! “Thou com’st in such a questionable shape … I’ll call thee Hamlet”anag.; ref. Hamlet I.4.43
HCF. L. ConstableHe hates to find another M.P. is dividing his constituents!anag
HCJ. DuffillHe’s enough to make a phantom rise, as Dickens did for his prototype Scroogeanag.
HCMrs N. FisherHe dislikes the Two-legged Race, but gives all he’s got in a sprint homeanag.
HCW. E. GreenWhen Scrooge beheld the phantom rise/he found himself in other guiseanag.
HCS. HolgateMaybe he is no tramp, but he is certainly a very suspicious characteranag.
HCD. MalcolmHe can no more trust anyone than promise he will reformanag.
HCJ. MarshallA mixture of saint, hero and politician; not exactly a socialistanag. of saint hero MP
HCD. MurraySeraph? Timon rejoined “I am not of that feather”anag.; ref. Timon of Athens I.1.104
HCD. A. NichollsJust the man to maltreat orphan mites and give mothers pain2 anags. & lit.
HCE. W. PadgettMr Crossman M.P. is another to be convertedanag.; Richard C., Labour MP; i.e. cross man
HCG. PerryMixing metaphors in society is anathema to himanag.
HCH. J. PhillipsThis man is warped; he hates everyone. He is bound to come to a sticky endanag. of this man, ending with rope
HCJ. A. PlowmanMaybe I’m the parson: maybe I’m the Gloomy Deananag.; ref. Dean Inge of St. Paul’s, known as the G. D.
HCD. I. RandellHe would sooner form no friendships than promise to reformanag.
HCW. RennieRope’s end for suspicious character stowed away on H.M.S. Pirateanag.; ends with rope
HCJ. A. SkehanIt spoils a sprint home when this man stumbles over the last twenty feet. He’s lost faith in the raceanag., anag. + rope; rope = 20 ft.
HCG. Stanhope-LovellMr A. Hope isn’t to be confused—with Dean J. Swift for instance—it shouldn’t be difficult!anag.; ref. authors Anthony Hope, Jonathan Swift
HCR. E. StephensHe’s literally a man with a broken hearti.e. man + anag. of heart = man-hater, & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 69:

S. BellW. E. GreenM. F. O’SullivanA. H. Taylor
Rev L. BlackburnT. E. S. JobsonRev E. B. PeelP. H. Taylor
R. P. CollettJ. Hardie KeirR. PostillMiss Telfer
J. B. GrahamE. E. R. KilnerDr D. E. SharvillE. H. Williams
J. GrantJ. P. LloydMrs A. L. Stevenson