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. D1 – Mercury (winged helmet and staff) on a St Lucian stamp:

  10. C1 – Zmey Gorynych, Slavic Dragon

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

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

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

  14. 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).

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

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

    D2: The Annunciation by Fra Angelico

  17. 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?

  18. E6 Drury Lane Theatre

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

  20. captaincabinets

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

  21. E5: Spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

  22. 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?

  23. 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:

    • It’s on the Wikipedia page:
      “Landing skid of a Messerschmitt Me 163B shown extended for takeoff, with the take-off dolly attached.”

  24. Left to find:

    A5 – turkey? presidential pardon?

    B4 – pestered by harpies?

    C4 – presumably not Paul McCartney


    • I think E5 remains undefoxed as well.

      • Spicebush swallowtail butterfly on the Wikipedia page for Swallowtail butterflies.

        (I tried posting that answer earlier, but it’s held up in a moderation queue, if not vanished).

      • I’ve replied to you now, and given the answer earlier. They’re all held up in moderation presumably for containing moderately rude innuendo.

        Be assured I’m happy with the answer.

  25. 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.

  26. E4 – “Dragonfly” Titan explorer drone concept

  27. A5 – Buckbeak, a hippogriff

    By my count, this leaves B4 and B5 foxed.

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

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