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. Missing letters on the side of the grid…

    Also G2 – TARIQ? Maybe about Gibraltar?

  3. F1 – PATRICK or PARTICK (As in Thistle)

  4. L7 – RIGHT or M7 – TIGHT

  5. K1 – DELAY
    L4: TAU – which thematically fits with Muon

  6. C8 – MOVING or D-8 LOVING


    This is surely one?

  8. M4 – DANDRUFF

    Things that are lighter than air/get blown in a breeze?

  9. Top right corner, NEVILLE (if names can be a thing here)

  10. I4 – Something..COIN

  11. F1 – PARTICLE (Maybe some kind before it)


    So, different theories, i guess?

  13. E2 – LITZ? (Wire Theory)

  14. A1: LIMIT

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

    QED was an old Dandruff product
    Butterfly Rash causes dandruff


  16. Apparently the Neville Theory is that he’s the chosen one and not Harry Potter. (Or there’s I suppose…)

  17. A6 ENEMA

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. M7 is indeed TIGHT (SKIN TIGHT)

  21. E7 – GREEN (WAAARGH)

  22. G8 – DOE (In one direction…)

  23. F6 or 7….FORE?….:s

  24. I5 or J4 – ONION (Same letters)

  25. Right, back to work, almost there!

  26. G8 DEGLOVING?? (Ouch)

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

    It’s now F10: HYPODERMIS

    and G13: XIPE TOTEC – the Flayed One

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