Friday Foxer #10

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.

Roman relaxes by planning imaginary journeys using old railway timetables, making Napoleonic dioramas from coloured pipe cleaners, and by doing jigsaw puzzles. His current table monopoliser is titled “Fings Wiv Wings” and collages dozens of Wikipedia images. Here’s a selection of pieces from it. Identify all 36 of the ‘fings wiv wings’ to complete the defox.

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Last week’s cluster foxer:

Pancho Villa Expedition (defoxed by Colonel_K)
a1) Pershing (Colonel_K)
b1) Jenny (Phlebas)
c1) Columbus (Colonel_K)
d1) Patton (AriochRN)
e1) Pancho Villa (Colonel_K)

The Falkland Islands (defoxed by Nutfield and ylla)
a2) Operativo Cóndor or Air Marshal Sir John Bagot Curtiss (AFKAMC)
b2) Port Stanley (Nutfield)
a3) Warrah (Nutfield)
a4) Kelp (ylla, Phlebas)
b4) PNA Islas Malvinas (AriochRN)

Rice (defoxed by captaincabinets)
c2) Paddy (AFKAMC)
b3) Jasmine (Viscount)
c3) Eleanor Rigby (ylla, Viscount, captaincabinets)
d4) Rice harvester (Colonel_K)
c4) Dewi Sri (captaincabinets)

Words that begin with ‘pan’ (defoxed by Colonel_K)
d2) Pangolin (Nutfield)
e2) Pantheon (Bazooka Radley)
e3) Panini (AFKAMC)
e4) Panhard (Colonel_K)
e5) Panopticon (Bazooka Radley, ylla)

US state capitals (defoxed by ylla)
d4) Raleigh (Colonel_K)
a5) Olympia (Bazooka Radley)
b5) Lincoln (ylla)
c5) Bismarck (Bazooka Radley)
d5) Dover (ylla, Bazooka Radley)


  1. F(r)iday Foxer… 🙂

    B2 – Fruit Bat

  2. D4: Fall of Icarus

  3. B6 – Lombard Street Grasshopper

  4. C5 – Q (On the Chrysler Building)

    Surely, use a plane?

  5. F2 – Tie Bomber

  6. C6 – looks like a Crested Penguin

  7. F5 – Tulpar, Flying Turkish Horse –

  8. F3 – Could be the Oregon Ducks?

  9. C1 – Zmey Gorynych, Slavic Dragon

  10. F4 – Bartini Beriev VVA-14, an ekranoplan or wing in ground effect vehicle.

  11. B1: Cottingley Fairies – Elsie with a winged gnome

  12. A4 – Assume this is an Air Force One, but don’t know which ‘one’.

  13. F3 – this certainly looks like the bus tour of South Africa celebrating winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, though I can’t make a connection with wings (as a Springbok is an antelope).

  14. E3 – looks like a sycamore leaf (the seeds have wings)

  15. E2: Royal Hungarian Air Force Pilots Badge metal version

    D2: The Annunciation by Fra Angelico

  16. C3 – aircraft in background is the De Havilland Mosquito at the Yorkshire Air Museum – but I guess it’s the thing in the foreground we want?

  17. E6 Drury Lane Theatre

  18. E1 – RMS Queen Mary 2 (her bridge has wings)

  19. Is B3 the White House? Sure looks like it.. and it famously has at minimum a West Wing

  20. E5: Spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

  21. D6: SAVAK = Sazeman-e Ettela’at va Amniyat-e Keshvar
    Iranian secret police under Pahlavi

    Left to find / confirm:
    A5 – turkey? presidential pardon?

    B4 – pestered by harpies?

    C4 – presumably not Paul McCartney
    C6 – penguin of some variety

    E3 – sycamore seed?

    F3 – wings of a rugby team?

  22. A2 – this is a guess as I can’t find the original image, but it looks like it might be the landing skid of a Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

    Like this:

  23. Left to find:

    A5 – turkey? presidential pardon?

    B4 – pestered by harpies?

    C4 – presumably not Paul McCartney


  24. C4 – Angel Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, played by Henry Travers. At this point in the movie, however, I believe he has yet to receive his wings.

  25. E4 – “Dragonfly” Titan explorer drone concept

  26. A5 – Buckbeak, a hippogriff

    By my count, this leaves B4 and B5 foxed.

  27. B5 – German troops seated in a Gotha Go 242 glider, Russia, 1943

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