Friday Foxer #30

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.

Rithmetic foxers are equations disguised as picture sequences. Each pic in the three specimens below represents a number or fraction (For example a photo of The Flying Scotsman might signify 4472, 462, or 3). It’s your job to identify the mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) indicated by the lettered squares. The BIDMAS rule applies. If a solution involves brackets or indices, Roman will mention it.

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Last week’s hive foxer theme: skin (defoxed by Nutfield)


butterfly (Nutfield)
dandruff (ylla, Nutfield)
degloving (ylla)
deq (ylla)
dive (Nutfield)
drum (Nutfield)
fitzpatrick scale (Colonel_K/Nutfield)
fore (Nutfield, Colonel_K)
graft (Nutfield)
hypodermis (Colonel_K)
james allen (Nutfield)
onion (Nutfield)
shagreen (ylla)
tight (Nutfield)
vellum (Nutfield)
vitiligo (Colonel_K)
wine (Nutfield)
xipe totec (Colonel_K)


  1. Red E to = is a Gaelic Football stadium, so could it be Croke Park’s old Hill 16 stand? (Named after 1916 Easter Rising)

  2. Purple between J and = would fall under the category ‘Compactor’. In this case ‘landfill compactor’ or ‘landfill compaction vehicle’, but I guess it’s the model number we’re after.

    • I think the manufacturer is Bomag and the penultimate digit is going to be 7, but beyond that…

      Could be 572, 573, 672, 673, 772, 972, etc

  3. Thing between b and = on the top line is the supposed grampus dolphin from the logo of the Japanese football team, Nagoya Grampus, formerly Nagoya Grampus Eight. It’s supposed to be the dolphin from the top of Nagoya castle, even though Wikipedia has those as shachi, not grampuses (grampi?), and the logo clearly shows a killer whale wearing a crown and spoiling for a fight so it’s a jumbled picture, overall.

  4. WordPress insists on downsizing these images which makes things harder than intended. To see the original images you need to open them in a new tab and remove the dimensions from the end of the link…


    Roman tells me the number in red1 doesn’t relate to the basilica, bikes, or mopeds.

    • The first two elements in Purple make ‘negative 28’ (!)

      (-28 * Nike Air Max 97 – Orel 1919 + 7000 Oaks ) / Bomag 473 = Five Bells

      But we’re not allowed brackets and I don’t understand BIDMAS…

  5. Purple, between f and g: Legananny Portal Tomb or dolmen
    Also, Irish Moiled Cow on a 31p stamp

    For the love of sanity, I hope that cow is close-by and not actually that big.

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