Solo Foxer #36

Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox the following brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.

“Where am I?”

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View, Wikipedia, MAPfrappe and other tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.

Today you’ll find me on a street that’s also a coin, in a city with a population small enough to fit inside Madison Square Garden. The breathtaking freight-only railway line that terminates in the city, passes within 225 metres of my location. To reach the local airfield – which has a large ’27’ painted at one end of its runway – I’d need to crow-fly NE. To reach the local football stadium, I’d have to travel eastward. You can write down the name of the country I’m in without using any letters from the second half of the alphabet. That country has larger Forex reserves than Bulgaria, and higher average annual precipitation than Norway. Its citizens can marry, with parental consent, at age 16, and legally use cannabis within their own homes. The nearest national park is about 2.3 kilometres away and is named after something soluble.

You’re probably in the right place if you can see…

  • Two stray (?) dogs, one of which has no tail
  • A yellow Mini Cooper
  • The number ‘631’
  • The Pacific Ocean

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


  1. Hrm. Pretty sure I’m in about the right place but both the dogs I see have tails, the numbers are all wrong and there’s no Mini Cooper.

    Edit: Found it within the edit time limit! Mini Cooper, 631, Two dogs with one tail between them, ahoy!

  2. Only a couple of minutes to nail down the country and city, but I foolishly didn’t see the most obvious “coin” street and spent a long time walking up and down another. But got there in the end. Love the Mini Cooper.

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