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 have been or can be caught’ (‘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 cricket ball was present it might appear as CRC KTBLL. Measles would be MSLS.
*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.
1. SMRY S
2. LDR CHMS
4. VL TTSZB
6. T HR DY
7. VLGRNCHL DR
8. RR STRWR
9. GL DNSNTCH
10. FRN KBGNL
11. GL DT HGL DNGL
13. TR PZRTST
15. HTR VT
16. SRP RCYBLK NY
17. B RDSBQT
18. STJP NFLPVIC
19. DSCR FTLT RSTR
20. YN KD DLPGN
21. NDRDL MBR
23. RGRB SHLL
24. T HTD
25. DNT TYDSC
26. CR TNBLL
28. NBR KNWV
30. PN DND R
31. LTR NB L
32. SCR FCFLY
33. BRG RSCL DDYLLW
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Last week’s defoxing party exited the chronodungeon with 54 jewels and 3 HP.
Pathfinders: Colonel_K and ylla
v69 Nutfield and Mrs Nutfield
v70 Mrs Nutfield
w68 Nutfield, Phlebas, ylla
x68 Nutfield and Mrs Nutfield
x69 Colonel_K , Phlebas, Nutfield
y66 ylla, Phlebas
z68 Mrs Nutfield
20. YANKEE DOODLE PIGEON – Stop that Pigeon Now!
13. TRAPEZE ARTIST
(Also, i know i’m posting comments too quickly, that’s the point of the game, silly website! 🙂 )
Maybe it wants you to leave some for the rest of us 😉
24. THE TIDE
23. ROGER BUSHELL (Great Escape)
10. FRANK ABAGNALE (Catch me if you can)
9. GOLDEN SNITCH
6. THE RED-EYE
1 – SOME RAYS (on a nice sunny day)
17 – BRIDE’S BOUQUET
32. SACRIFICE FLY (Baseball)
28 UNBROKEN WAVE?
Dammit, just got that one… Don’t know why i refresh first 😉
33 BERGER’S CLOUDED YELLOW
16. SIR PERCY BLAKENEY – (Scarlet Pimpernel)
15. HOT RIVET ?
I did try Hot Rivet but didn’t think it meant anything. You might be right.
26. CRETAN BULL (The seventh labour of Heracles)
Some part solved…
7. EVIL GRANCHILDRE….N
11. GOLD THE GOLDEN GAL? 🙂
21. ANDROID LUMBER
Clearly all perfectly correct
the Golden Eagle perhaps, but can’t find one named GIL.
Ah ha! GOLDIE THE GOLDEN EAGLE – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldie_(eagle)
22. Neutrino (?)
18. Stjepan Filipović
18. Stjepan Filipovic
-meh. So close and yet so far…
Technically you missed the accent on the c ;).
Yeah. That one too. I have to admit a certain lazyness regarding diacritical signs.
Röck Döts are an exception, though ;).
4. VIOLETTE SZABO
I feel like 11. should be GOLDIE THE EAGLE (something) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldie_(eagle)
No idea what DNGL would be though, and I think the position of the last space wouldn’t work.
You missed my ‘the Golden Eagle’ comment above then :p
GOLDIE THE GOLDEN EAGLE.
Just spotted it!
Can you chase Bail?
For reasons unknown it seems to be a favourite of Roman’s.
3. FOG – https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200221-how-fog-can-solve-water-shortage-from-climate-change-in-peru
I thought that one might be FUGUE?
8. ARRESTOR WIRE
I think 7 is missing an N from the end; then it would be: VULGARIAN CHILDREN – quarry of the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
8. ARRESTOR WIRE
21. ANDRE DELAMBRE – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fly_(1958_film)
25. IDENTITY DISC (Tron)
30. UP AND UNDER – aka the Garryowen in Rugby
2. ALDRICH AMES – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldrich_Ames
Remaining, it looks like 14, 19 and 31.
19. DISCRAFT ULTRA STAR – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Discraft-gram-Ultra-Star-Sport/dp/B007CZLABY
14 – ARAPAIMA – it’s a fish.
19. DISCRAFT ULTRA STAR
14. ARAPAIMA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapaima
Well since everyone seems to have forgotten about poor old number 31, I might sneak in and suggest:
31. LE TRAIN BLEU (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Train_Bleu).
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