Friday Foxer #6

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 ‘33 things wot you might find in Iran/Persia’ (‘things’ is used in its broadest possible sense). Entries have been stripped of vowels and numbers and have had any inter-word spaces repositioned*. For example, if Mohammad Mosaddegh was present he might appear as MHM MDMSDDGH. Ziggurat would be ZGGRT.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. ZMBRK
2. TBTBRD G
3. HMBR D
4. YTLLH
5. KKSB Z
6. CS PNTGR
7. HL LMNHNTR
8. CN FRMTBLT
9. WHTRVL TN
10. GNG HSKHN
11. SNNMN RTY

12. TMCT
13. CHDR
14. ZRKHNH
15. TNYMN DZ
16. T HLRG STMT RSY STMNT HM DD LST
17. KHRRM SHHRMSSL
18. CN MR XFR
19. STKHR
20. WNDCTCHR
21. THSH HNMH
22. NZN NZGH RRTCLFF

23. G TFL LNT NS
24. MRKH YM
25. TBCCBY CTT
26. SNTH RN
27. GRTW L LFGR GN
28. MNGR VFRST
29. MDGTS BMRN
30. KMNCHH
31. THMS TLV SHP RT YVR
32. FRTM PL
33. THB GTH R

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s hive foxer theme: gloves (defoxed by Phlebas)

cestus (ylla)
digitalis (Colonel_K)
episcopal (Colonel_K)
fingerless (Phlebas)
gauntlet (Phlebas)
grenoble (Phlebas)
haptic (AFKAMC)
jeanne d’albret (ylla)
kid (Colonel_K)
marigold (Phlebas)
mitten (Phlebas, ylla)
oven (Phlebas)
potehi (ylla)
power (Phlebas, ylla)
sap (ylla)
sedgley oss (ylla)
surgical (Colonel_K)
trank (ylla)

 

36 Comments

  1. 10. GENGHIS KHAN

  2. 16. THE LARGEST METRO SYSTEM IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

    Something system, anyway.

  3. 24. OMAR KHAYAM, who I possibly can’t spell.

  4. 22 – NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFE

  5. 20 – WINDCATCHER

  6. 25 – TOBACCO BOYCOTT

  7. 12. TOMCAT

  8. 6. CASPIAN TIGER
    7. HILLMAN HUNTER
    9. WHITE REVOLUTION

  9. 13. CHADOR

  10. 8. CONFORMITY BELT?

  11. 17. 17. KHORRAMSHAHR MISSILE

  12. 17. KHORRAMSHAR MISSILE

  13. 19. Maybe not Iranian specifically, but ISTIKHARA ?

  14. 4. AYATOLLAH

  15. 15. TONY MENDEZ

  16. 28. MANGROVE FOREST

  17. 11. SUNNI MINORITY

  18. 27. GREAT WALL OF GORGAN

  19. 32. FIRE TEMPLE

  20. 33. THE BIG OTHER

  21. Oh my stupid Brain. The first Friday I haven’t been house hunting for 3 weeks and I forgot again!

    Right, next week!

  22. To make life easier for Nutfield, I think this what’s left:

    1. ZMBRK
    3. HMBR D
    18. CN MR XFR
    21. THSH HNMH
    23. G TFL LNT NS
    26. SNTH RN
    30. KMNCHH

  23. 23. GATE OF ALL NATIONS

  24. 21. THE SHAHNAMEH

  25. 26. SUN THRONE

  26. 30. KAMANCHEH – bowed string instrument
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamancheh

    I did look up komanechhe first as that sounded like something, but the Famous Web Search Engine correctly identified that I was thinking of Nadia Comăneci.

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