Friday Foxer #1

Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.

Below is a list of ‘40 things wot hit the headlines in 2020’ (‘things’ is used in its broadest possible sense). Entries have been stripped of vowels and numbers and had any inter-word spaces repositioned*. For example, if George Floyd was present he might appear as GRGFLY D. Lockdown would be LCKDWN.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. DWRDCL STN
2. STR JKKBT
3. NGHT NGLHSPTL
4. BN GJ NH
5. BRNR DCSTL
6. CRWD RGN
7. MMNMNTR T
8. RNM BR
9. BLLPR CH
10. ML LNMGMR CH

11. NVND RMD
12. ZMBMBNG
13. JK NGRG
14. SVTLNTSKHN SKY
15. JS SP RF
16. LCSTC RSS
17. QSMSL MN
18. BLS HFT
19. GLWNVL LY
20. BNN

21. SHG GBN
22. CHCKY GR
23. THP RSN GGR DNTN NN
24. CL PF RRC RRS
25. V
26. CRLSKY SCRPR
27. MRRCP TNN DDNT FCTNCN TR
28. CHRS TNKCH
29. ML KTL LNC
30. CP TNTM

31. CP TLHL LTN MSZN
32. CHLN STRSNHBTR
33. PPLN GR
34. T RMMS SL
35. KRBL L
36. KBB NBR YNT
37. PRTNG DN
38. FLNGGLY PH
39. HLCC KPTP RTC TNDVC
40. CNTB R TH

5 Comments

  1. 3 is Nightingale Hospital

  2. 10 is the Million MAGA March

  3. 4 – Bong Joon-ho (winner of the Oscars for Best Director and Best Film for Parasite)
    5 – Barnards Castle (scenic location ideal for validating fitness to drive distance)
    6 – Crew Dragon (successful launch of SpaceX rocket that includes a crew module for manned space flight)

    8 – R Number (describes the transmission rate of a virus; in 2020 this invariably meant COVID-19)

    12 – Zombie Mabinogi (but I have no idea how, why or whether this is 2020 news)
    13 – Joking Rug (probably not, sorry)
    14 – Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (Byelarus opposition leader, forced to flee the country when her election proved only slightly less corrupt than the November one in the US)

    16 – Locust Crisis (a plague hit Africa midway through the year)
    17 – Quasem Soleinami (assassinated by drone attack)
    18 – Blue Shift (the tendency for post-election dates in the US to shift a race towards the Democrats, even in the absence of repeated, widespread and obvious fraud)
    19 – Galway Valley (site of sadly fatal clashes between India and China)
    20 – Banana (Not because it made the news but because if Tim doesn’t like bananas, Roman surely will)

    22 – Chuck Yeager (sadly no longer with us)

    25 – Clap for Our Carers (a horrific and noisy social credit earning display of obsequience to lucky people in full-time employment creating tik-tok videos)
    26 – Coral Skyscraper (a rather tall coral growth was discovered in the Great Barrier Reef)

    30 – Captain Tom (raised money for the NHS by walking in his back garden)

    36 – Kobe Bean Bryant (died in helicopter crash)

    40 – free of swears precludes my certainty that the missing vowels are ‘u’ and ‘ea’.

  4. 1 – Edward Colston

  5. 29 – Milk Tea Alliance

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