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.

Rithmetic foxers are equations disguised as picture sequences. Each pic in the three specimens below represents a number or fraction (For example a photo of The Flying Scotsman might signify 4472, 462, or 3). It’s your job to identify the mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) indicated by the lettered squares. The BIDMAS rule applies. If a solution involves brackets or indices, Roman will mention it.

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s missing vowels foxer (’33 things wot are pink’)

1. JPR – jaipur (Nutfield)

2. PPPP G – peppa pig (Nutfield, CousinJack)

3. RFTR NDSD RN GT HGL FWR – raf tornados during the gulf war (Nutfield)

4. SHF FLDN TDSW YKT – sheffield united’s away kit (Nutfield)

5. T HFNN CLTMS – the financial times (Nutfield)

6. PLRTSD JMR – pleurotus djamor (Colonel_K)

7. NTHR DFN PLT NCC R M – one third of neopolitan ice cream (captaincabinets)

8. SS TRSR VNT SFTHH LYS PRTFP RP TLD RTN – sister-servants of the holy spirit of perpetual adoration (Nutfield)

9. RSCN STNCS PRY – rosa constance spry (Nutfield)

10. SSS TG R – uss sea tiger (ylla)

11. N KDM LRT – naked mole rat (Nutfield)

12. D RN R – daria-i-noor (Phlebas)

13. BRSTCN CRWRNS SR BBN – breast cancer awareness ribbon (captaincabinets)

14. L CBT HMR – alecia beth moore (AFKAMC)

15. HMM RSMTHN DCT YLN – hammersmith and city line (Nutfield)

16. GLH – galah (captaincabinets, ylla)

17. LDYPN LPCRG HTNW R DSCR – lady penelope creighton-ward’s car (Nutfield, AFKAMC)

18. CK TLM DFRMG NGRN DNN DG GW HT – cocktail made from gin grenadine and egg white (Nutfield)

19. D NC SRHTL – don cesar hotel (Nutfield, AFKAMC)

20. CND YFLSS – candy floss (Nutfield)

21. THB RTSHM PR – the british empire (Nutfield)

22. MNM NTTSV TTNKC R WSNP RG – monument to soviet tank crews in prague (Nutfield)

23. HT TLGN – hutt lagoon (captaincabinets)

24. ST VBSC MNRSR VRDG S – steve buscemi in reservoir dogs (Nutfield)

25. MZ NRVRDLP HN – amazon river dolphin (Nutfield)

26. NHND RDY NBN KNT – one-hundred yuan banknote (Nutfield)

27. PCHBLS SM – peach blossom (captaincabinets)

28. HM SKNY – hms kenya (AFKAMC)

29. TRMSLT – taramasalata (Nutfield)

30. BN DDSP RTWT HSN DNDT WN T YN – band-aids pre two thousand and twenty one (captaincabinets, AFKAMC, ylla, Nutfield)

31. RTHWRM – earthworm (captaincabinets, Nutfield)

32. TRN GLSWR NBYSMCN CNT RTNCM PN MTS – triangles worn by some concentration camp inmates (Nutfield)

33. BRBRCRTLN D – barbara cartland (Nutfield)

Between E & = Red = Crash Magazine Number 46

Between g & h purple, my fave car, Magnum’s ferrari 308 GTS!

Last panel in Green – a 21p stamp from the Isle of Man – https://www.ebay.com/itm/Isle-of-Man-472-476-MNH-CV-4-90-Motorcycle-Ballaugh-Dixon-Yamaha-/233558674297

Purple I & J – Psalms 23

Green, between a & b, is the Fokker FVII used by Byrd in at least one expedition: link to the Henry Ford museum where it’s housed.

Could be 7, or 1925 (the year of manufacture), or 1926 (the year of the expedition).

Red D & E – Death Tarot Card = 13

Red C & D – Japanese Type 3 Anti Aircraft Gun?

Taisho Type 11 (Model 1922) LMG

Red left of C – Class 118 Diesel Locomotive, it’ my second ever TRAIN!

I’m not any more of an expert on trains, but I think it’s the later 119 revision – the outer corner of the windows has a pronounced angle.

Bah, just do something nasty to my chips…

(119+11)/13 +46=56…

You are correct…

Green (which the filename says is blue!) between b and = – Oklahoma quarter, 25 cents or maybe 1907 (when OK became a state)

https://coinappraiser.com/coins/value-of-2008-oklahoma-state-quarter/

Or possibly the 46th state?

Red, right of Equals is an AUBREY HOLE one of 56 Chalk Pits at Stone henge

Think i did red wrong as i don’t need brackets?

118 – 3 – 13 – 46 = 56?

Purple, between J and =

Agatha Christie – Towards Zero

http://christiecoverart.blogspot.com/2010/02/towards-zero.html

If Blue/Green left of A was the USS Harry S Truman or Kiev hotel then it would be 75 and fit nicely, but I don’t think it is, so i think i’m done!

I was thinking that, and then I thought I’d got it all in the wrong order…

Bottom row between h and i looks like a Petlyakov Pe-2 (or maybe Pe-3)

Purple between F and G: banknote number 0097983

(alternatively: Vietnamese 500 Dong note, 1951)

https://www.cgbfr.com/500-dong-viet-nam-1951-p-064a-spl,b79_0519,a.html

I think the purple total is Ardennes ’44, but it could be another GMT game…

Close. The King’s Dragoon Guards betray this as Salerno ’43. Presumably, then, the total is 43 or 1943.

Right of purple = is from Stonehenge by way of Google maps. I can’t figure out what that circle on the ground is.

Night vision had me call the wrong target. Stonehenge is right of red =, of course.

Blue-Green, left of a

https://www.google.com/maps/@-22.8949009,-43.169696,3a,90y,339.29h,103.95t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNHPdvwIXT8PBvm-G-3iBMIKBt7Ml00fH7j3wih!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNHPdvwIXT8PBvm-G-3iBMIKBt7Ml00fH7j3wih%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya12.037662-ro-0-fo100!7i11264!8i5632

I think it’s Brazil’s aircraft carrier Sao Paolo (pennant A12), formerly France’s Foch.

12 x 7 + 1907 = 1991

Pennant A12

Fokker F. VII

1907 Oklahoma statehood

1991 Year of issue for stamp

Purple, left of f

Insignia of the German football/soccer club FC Schalke 04.

I don’t know whether this means we should get out and experience more sport, or if we’re here _because_ we don’t get out and experience sport.

Ker’mon yu vermilions!

So the parts proposed for purple are

4

97983 OR 500 OR 1951

308

2 OR 3

23

0

= 43 OR 1943

It looks like, after brackets, it should come out as 4*5+23, but I can’t get it to go.

The best I can do is:

4 + (500 – 308) / 12 + 23 + 0 = 43

But then we need a plane with a 12 in it.