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.
To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all twelve locations plus the theme that links them.
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Last week’s “Things wot you might find in Iran/Persia” missing vowels foxer:
1. ZMBRK – zamburak (Phlebas)
2. TBTBRD G – tabiat bridge (ylla)
3. HMBR D – huma bird (Phlebas)
4. YTLLH – ayatollah (Phlebas)
5. KKSB Z – kuku sabzi (Phlebas)
6. CS PNTGR – caspian tiger (Phlebas)
7. HL LMNHNTR – hillman hunter (Phlebas)
8. CN FRMTBLT – cuneiform tablet
9. WHTRVL TN – white revolution (Phlebas)
10. GNG HSKHN – genghis khan (ylla)
11. SNNMN RTY – sunni minority (AFKAMC)
12. TMCT – tomcat (AFKAMC)
13. CHDR – chador (AFKAMC)
14. ZRKHNH – zurkhaneh (Phlebas)
15. TNYMN DZ – tony mendez (Phlebas)
16. T HLRG STMT RSY STMNT HM DD LST – the largest metro system in the middle east (ylla)
17. KHRRM SHHRMSSL – khorramshahr missile (AFKAMC, Phlebas)
18. CN MR XFR – cinema rex fire (Phlebas)
19. STKHR – istakhr
20. WNDCTCHR – windcatcher (Viscount)
21. THSH HNMH – the shahnameh (AFKAMC)
22. NZN NZGH RRTCLFF – nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe (Viscount)
23. G TFL LNT NS – gate of all nations (AFKAMC)
24. MRKH YYM – omar khayyam (ylla)
25. TBCCBY CTT – tobacco boycott (Viscount)
26. SNTH RN – sun throne (AFKAMC)
27. GRTW L LFGR GN – great wall of gorgan (AFKAMC)
28. MNGR VFRST – mangrove forest (Phlebas)
29. MDGTS BMRN – midget submarine (Phlebas)
30. KMNCHH – kamancheh (Colonel_K)
31. THMS TLV SHP RT YVR – the most lavish party ever (Phlebas)
32. FRTM PL – fire temple (AFKAMC)
33. THB GTH R – the big three
It’s not me who can’t spell Omar Khayyam, I see. I thought it didn’t look quite right! 😀
Maybe one of the Ys was a vowel.
F – is here in Copenhagen – https://email@example.com,12.5800151,3a,75y,279.37h,92.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgRm5uKcjG-ImMZK-clLRKA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
The location is called Gammel Strand, though not sure exactly what’s pertinent to the foxer yet.
E – Newark Air Museum
F is Højbro, Copenhagen
A is the Krimsky (Crimean) Bridge in Moscow (which is helpfully written on the bus window!)
H is where the M25 and the railway line to Gatwick/Brighton cross, just north of Merstham.
B is Northmoor Road, Oxford.
Home of JRR Tolkien? https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5380432
L – Leptis Magna in Libya – https://firstname.lastname@example.org,14.3090486,3a,75y,325.73h,77.99t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPnhL0G6L35uRBKHcC53IZrQS54t9xz0u_HnAKq!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPnhL0G6L35uRBKHcC53IZrQS54t9xz0u_HnAKq%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya142.48907-ro0-fo100!7i7680!8i3840
I – is the Bayreuth Opera House (or strictly Festival Theatre, Bayreuther Festspielhaus … as Wagner would have it). Can’t find the exact picture but clear from here: https://email@example.com,11.5794633,3a,75y,34.67h,90t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipOJs6TgNL_XIlCqJsjft5l_li0bxC_zCs1U-pjT!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOJs6TgNL_XIlCqJsjft5l_li0bxC_zCs1U-pjT%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya23.98396-ro0-fo100!7i8000!8i4000
And J is on West Lake Street in Chicago: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-87.6335893,3a,75y,273.41h,89.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slYKusaVgnKbeHfSC_5jRTA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
Ooh, well done 🙂
J is Chicago, if anyone else feels like taking on the task of finding the L and a 7-eleven in the same place…
The very method !
I’d tried all the 7-elevens that google maps seemed willing to offer me! 😀
And K is one of the access roads up to the GCHQ building in the background (UK):
I see perhaps a “Ring” theme emerging ?
GCHQ (Ring shaped building)
The Chicago one is under the ‘Loop’, which is presumably the same thing by another name!
The Krimsky Bridge apparently ‘carries the Garden Ring across the river’.
Gammel Strand station in F is on the City Circle Line.
G has Spanish signs so, given the link, maybe a bullring somewhere?
Indeed – It’s in Mexico City – https://email@example.com,-99.1803401,3a,75y,175.4h,102.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssQvrHLI0WRF5wK28yCXvZQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DsQvrHLI0WRF5wK28yCXvZQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D191.30103%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=es
A – Krimsky Bridge Moscow – Garden Ring
B – home of JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings
E – Newark Air Museum – ?
F – Gammel Strand – City Circle Line
H – M25 – Orbital Motorway
I – Bayreuth Opera House – Ring Cycle
J – Chicago L – Loop
K – GCHQ – circular building
L – Leptis Magna – circular amphitheatre
D – (now I know I’m looking for “rings”) is the Ring Fort (Trelleborg) just west of Slagelse in Denmark:
doh, you got there before me.
And G, not Spain but Mexico… the largest Bull Ring in the world (I’m told):
C looks like part of an enormous circle – everything is a bit curved, as well as having all its insides on show…
I’m thinking maybe something like the CERN collider, but can’t find a suitable pic…
I wondered about CERN, but all the curved pictures are much more space age!
I thought an airport. Something exotic i’ve not been in for a while!
My guess for D is the Viking Ring fort (Trelleborg) near Slagelse in West Zealand.
Photo in link below has the ring rampart and distinctive bridge:
I’m stumped as to what kind of building C is.
I did think airport (people queuing for security?) but that doesn’t look right. The old school industrial look suggests a non-modern building.
Lots of people with backpacks – Students? Exhibition centre?
What’s in that blue-hued room in the bottom right corner?
looks like IT of some kind. A lot of electrical/ICT and air ducting on all the walls too.
Looks like something has been installed in the middle of the space that the people are queuing up for.
A data centre? A fallout shelter? Vault tech facility maybe?
Maybe it’s a tunnel under Apple Park?
I thought at first that it was a train/underground station deliberately made to look industrial.
Late to the party, and probably either unhelpful or flat out wrong, but I get this funny feeling that it’s in Japan somewhere. I swear if you zoom in on the flag thingo and squint it kind of looks like there’s some hiragana or katakana in there.
No answer to C but I appreciate going down the google image path of both list of largest accelerators and in what countries are traffic cones with a black square base and 3 white stripes common (the answer seemingly is nowhere…) 🙂
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