Friday Foxer #22

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 existed/lasted for 33 years or less’ (‘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 the League of Nations was present it might appear as LGFN TN S. Prohibition would be PRHBTN.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. WRSFT HR SS
2. BRST NSTRK
3. FR STT YRLBR DG
4. NTH NYR YH NTNST MND T HRW
5. NTFSCH STSCHRSCHTZWLL
6. DW RDNR
7. CLDFRT RSSB YMSY KN GR
8. RS HF RSTT
9. SV TBNND CT RZH VG
10. PTRSH LTNSGL KPN GCRR
11. THS NDY RRCH

12. P PPSXSP PC Y
13. T GFW RSNL YM PCS PR T
14. WRS WR DMST
15. SYL VPLTH
16. CKL NDSST N TSCPT LFN WZL ND
17. LNGPRL MNT
18. CLT CTGR
19. RFC RRFT HSCT TSHV TNB LL DG
20. RPB LCFP P RVLT
21. HNSCR NJ
22. PLPN NSNWR

23. FR NZSCHBRT
24. SR CHF RNSD KR
25. MPRNTR CTV
26. LNDNN DNRT HST RNRL WY
27. RDR M
28 BNN NDCLY D
29. HP PYTR
30. GRM NYSL VFF RWT HTHZP PLN
31. STFR NC SDM
32. BRT SHBNNBT TLS HPPT MKN
33. WLLSTW RSST TSST LL STBL DN GNT HWR LD

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SOLUTION

Last week’s wordchain:

1 – QUOLL (Nutfield, ylla)
2 – OLLANTAYTAMBO (ylla)
3 – BOVRIL (Phlebas)
4 – ILLINOIS (ylla)
5 – ISERE (Viscount)
6 – RETRIEVER (Phlebas)
7 – VERMIVOROUS (ylla)
8 – OUSTED (ylla)
9 – TEDDINGTON (ylla)
10 – ONIBABA (Mrs Nutfield)
11 – BAGHEERA (Nutfield)
12 – RADFAN (Colonel_K)
13 – FANTAIL (Phlebas)
14 – AILUROPHILE (Colonel_K)
15 – LEITH (ylla)
16 – THUMBSCREW (Phlebas)
17 – REWI (Nutfield)
18 – WIDOWMAKER (Nutfield)
19 – KERRUNCH (Nutfield)
20 – CHURCHWARDEN (ylla)
21 – DENVER (Nutfield)
22 – VERANDAH (ylla)
23 – AHWAHNEE (Viscount)
24 – NEEDHAM (Colonel_K)

51 Comments

  1. 3) FIRST TAY RAIL BRIDGE

  2. 1. WARS OF THE ROSES

  3. 15. SYLVIA PLATH
    23. FRANZ SCHUBERT
    27. RED RUM

  4. 29. HAPPY EATER (I always preferred it to the Little Chef!)

  5. 17. LONG PARLIAMENT

  6. 11) THOUSAND YEAR REICH

  7. 12) POPE PIUS X’S PAPACY

  8. 30. GERMANY’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ZEPPELIN

    31. looks like ST. FRANCIS DOME, but I’m not sure what that might be

  9. 9. SOVIET BAN ON DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

  10. 16) AUCKLAND’S STINT AS CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND

  11. 16 – AUCKLAND’S STINT AS CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND

  12. 10. PETER SHILTON’S GOALKEEPING CAREER

  13. 20. REPUBLIC OF UPPER VOLTA

  14. 33 – WILLIS TOWER’S STINT AS TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD

  15. 26. LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY

  16. 31. ST FRANCIS DAM

  17. 28. BONNIE AND CLYDE

    Some partial ones:
    24. starts SEARCH FOR… the a two word name

    32. BRITISH BAN ON BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (take that Eisenstein)

  18. 28) BONNIE AND CLYDE

  19. 32. BRITISH BAN ON BATTLESHIP POTEMPKIN

  20. 14. WARSAW RADIO MAST

  21. 21. HANSIE CRONJE (South African cricketer)

  22. 22 – PELOPONNESIAN WAR

  23. 13. TUG-OF-WAR AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT

  24. 21. HANSIE CROJNE 🙁

  25. 5. ANTIFASCHISTISCHER SCHUTZWALL

  26. 19……(Something) CAREER OF THE SCOTTISH AVIATION BULLDOG

  27. 25) something INTERACTIVE?

    ETA:
    EMPIRE INTERACTIVE? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Interactive

  28. 7. CLOUD FORTRESS BY MASAYUKI NAGARE (Help from Mrs Nutfield).. 🙁

  29. 7) CLOUD FORTRESS…? (for the Cloud Captain?)

  30. 6. EDWARDIAN ERA? – or else EDWARD somebody

  31. 4. ANTHONY RAY HINTON’S TIME ON DEATH ROW
    (thankfully with a happy ending)

  32. leaves:

    8. RUSH FOR something or something FOREST?

  33. We’re quick today!

  34. 8. IRISH FREE STATE

    Edit: oh no, missing a T

  35. This was solved fast!

    Tim I hope you don’t mind but I have shamelessly stolen this week’s foxer for a forum game at Paradox OT. I thought that was a grognard rich environment and a good place to promote this site!

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