Friday Foxer #5

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.

The honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a theme (some past ones: sheep, mazes, earthquakes, and The 39 Steps). Identifying the theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today’s puzzle is composed of 18 answers.

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s word chain:

1. SECURITATE (Phlebas)
2. TERPSICHOREAN (Phlebas)
3. ANCHORAGE (Phlebas)
4. GERASCOPHOBIA or GERONTOPHOBIA (Phlebas)
5. BIAFRA (ylla)
6. RACK (ylla)
7. ACKWORTH (ylla)
8. THURSO (ylla)
9. SORGHUM (Phlebas)
10. HUMIDOR (Phlebas)
11. DORTMUND (ylla)
12. UNDAUNTED (Phlebas)
13. EDMONTON (Phlebas)
14. TONNANT (AFKAMC)
15. ANTIBES (Phlebas)
16. BESSIE (ylla)
17. SIEVE (ylla)
18. VENGEANCE (AFKAMC)
19. CEPHALAPODA (AFKAMC)
20. DACKE (Phlebas)
21. KESTREL (AFKAMC)
22. RELIGIEUSE (Viscount)
23. SERRATIONS (Colonel_K)
24. ONSLAUGHT (Viscount)

30 Comments

  1. b8 MARIGOLD or MAGIC

  2. b8 MARIGOLD
    m4 JESSE
    m7 DOG

    This must be the theme:
    https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=95829

  3. E9 – turd, going well with the dog-theme.

  4. G9 STINKFINGER

  5. Starting on row J and occupying the bottom left corner – HAPTIC – relating to the sense of touch.

  6. E5 FRAENKEL (clashing with several of the above)

  7. M7 DOG LEAP, but missing its STAIRS…

  8. J1 HAPLESS

  9. h4 STRAFING

  10. h1 ROSEN or i1 GODEL

  11. c4. GAUNTLET
    c3. POWER

  12. Ohhh. GAUNTLET and MARIGOLD suggest gloves? HAPTIC would fit too.
    edit: e5 FINGERLESS

  13. M5 SEDGLEY glove pistol (links seem to take me into moderation)

  14. M4 JEANNE D’ALBRET, sent poisoned gloves by Catherine de Medici

  15. H5 TRANK, the main part of a glove with the shape of the hand and fingers

    B3 PO-TE-HI a kind of Chinese glove puppetry

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