Friday Foxer #28

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.

To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all thirteen locations plus the theme that links them.

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s botanical jigsaw foxer:

a1 Heliconia (Viscount)
a2 Edelweiss (Viscount)
a3 Ragwort (Phlebas)
a4 Peyote (Electric Dragon)
a5 Hong Kong orchid tree (Phlebas, Electric Dragon)
a6 Saffron crocus (Colonel_K)

b1 Goose grass (ylla, Phlebas, Colonel_K)
b2 Ice plant (Phlebas)
b3 Poison ivy (Phlebas)
b4 Love-in-a-mist (Phlebas)
b5 Vegetable lamb of Tartary (Colonel_K)
b6 Bluebell (Nutfield)

c1 Linnaea borealis (Electric Dragon)
c2 Deadly nightshade
c3 Bougainvillea
c4 Hollyhock (Electric Dragon)
c5 Dandelion (Colonel_K)
c6 Sunflower (Colonel_K)

d1 Rhubarb (Colonel_K)
d2 Monkey puzzle (Electric Dragon)
d3 Triffid (Phlebas, Colonel_K)
d4 Wild rice
d5 Tulip (Colonel_K)
d6 Angelica (Phlebas)

e1 Sagebrush (Viscount)
e2 Daffodil (Colonel_K)
e3 Foxglove (Phlebas)
e4 Rose (ylla)
e5 Buttercup (Electric Dragon)
e6 Magnolia (phlebas)

f1 Nettle (Colonel_K)
f2 Cape fig (ylla)
f3 Mistletoe (AFKAMC)
f4 Artemesia (Colonel_K)
f5 Marijuana (Nutfield)
f6 Corpse flower (Viscount)

30 Comments

  1. H: Prague – National Museum on the right, State Opera on the left, the road name is Political Prisoners

    https://www.google.com/maps/@50.0810031,14.4322137,3a,75y,167.47h,93.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srsn10iqoIHx3qH6BvbmrTA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    • The road we’re looking across is called Wilsonova, named after Woodrow Wilson.

      I can’t find any presidents in Bremerhaven, though – the buildings behind are the Columbus Centre.

  2. I think J is in the Belgian region of Flanders, with the flag of a red-tongued, black lion on a yellow field. Haven’t got any closer than that, yet.

    The face nearest the middle of E is John Logie Baird.

  3. B is Elbe 3 in Bremerhaven (helpfully you can still read the name in the reflection!)
    https://www.dsm.museum/en/exhibition/exhibits/elbe-3

  4. L seems to be in Sweden i’m guessing with the SIA Ice Cream brand.

  5. D is the Harlem River in NYC – the Washington, Alexander Hamilton and High Bridges.

  6. Connection: The Year 1888

    E: Birth year of John Logie Baird
    H: Opening of Prague’s State Opera
    L: Great Fire of Umeå and construction of the fire station

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ume%C3%A5_city_fire

    (Note, this conflicts with the Swedish link posted above which says the building was built in 1892)

  7. M: Folly Point lighthouse in Jamaica

  8. G is The Bow Quarter – formerly the Bryant and May factory. Blue plaque for the match girls’ strike of 1888.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5310817,-0.022353,3a,75y,67.74h,78.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7tTnZdgwG9mXlwsBer0_Uw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

  9. C: Van Gogh’s house in Arles, France as depicted in the La Maison Jaune painting: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6822916,4.6321123,3a,75y,354.61h,98.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1secHbuxam8j7MQoezinP6vg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192. He moved from Paris to Arles in 1888.

  10. J: Hulste in Belgium where Roland Garros was forced to make an emergency landing in 1915: https://www.google.com/maps/@50.8826123,3.296923,3a,75y,296.57h,78.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUibVQSa3fL-yibCEZxMAUg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. Roland Garros was born in 1888.

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