Friday Foxer #29

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.

The honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a theme (some past ones: gloves, mazes, earthquakes, and The 39 Steps). Identifying the theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today’s puzzle is composed of 18 answers.

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Last week’s geofoxer theme: 1888 (defoxed by Colonel_K)

a Katherine Mansfield born (Colonel_K)
b Lightship Elbe 3 launched (ylla)
c Van Gogh moves to Arles (Aergistal)
d Washington Bridge in NYC opened (Phlebas)
e John Logie Baird born (Nutfield, Colonel_K)
f Brienz station opened (Electric Dragon)
g Matchgirls’ strike, London (Phlebas)
h State Opera opened in Prague (Colonel K)
i Borki rail accident (Aergistal)
j Roland Garros born (Aergistal)
k Bertha Benz undertakes first ever long-distance car journey (Phlebas)
l Great fire of Umeå (Aergistal)
m Folly Point lighthouse, Jamaica built (Alison)


  1. Some early ones which , as tradition dictates, will turn out to be red herrings

    C1: MUON
    E4: SHAGGY
    D10: JOY

  2. Hmm, you know what fits everything together so far.. Dandruff.

    QED was an old Dandruff product
    Butterfly Rash causes dandruff


  3. D2: FITZPATRICK – author of a textbook on dermatology

    also B4: VITILIGO – loss of pigment in the skin IIRC, like Michael Jackson in his later years

    So far I’m also including Butterfly which can be the shape of a rash, and Dandruff

    • If you take both Vitiligo and Fitzpatrick, you’re seemingly stuck with C1: MURDER.

      H8: DERMIS ?

      either F9 or G11: PHOTO…

  4. Ok, back to this…

    I think the connection is ‘Skin’ rather than dandruff, and the reason for that is D9 – JAMES ALLEN whose skin was used to cover a book!

  5. Nutfield was right, then, with F7: Fore

    It’s now F10: HYPODERMIS

    and G13: XIPE TOTEC – the Flayed One

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