Friday Foxer #36

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.

Below is a list of ‘33 Things wot Rotate, Revolve, or Spin’ (‘things’ is used in its broadest possible sense). Entries have been stripped of vowels and numbers and have had any inter-word spaces repositioned*. For example, if drill bit was present it might appear as DR LLBT. Waltzer would be WLTZR.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. T PJT
2. SVN THHVN
3. SPRRW L
4. MNB LL
5. PRMBL LRN
6. LDS WWHR LPL
7. XN
8. CMM NSTR TGCRTRYLN CHR
9. DNPRN C
10. RTSSRCH CKN
11. DRDL

12. QNTN
13. CM
14. LFRD NR LWYBR DG
15. STRM MRHD
16. TKTMB
17. WLTDS NYSCR SLFP RGR SS
18. RLDX
19. PS TMLL
20. DRVSH
21. TM BLDRM
22. LZ YSSN

23. LDYS BLL
24. HMNCN TRFG
25. SLTWTRC RCDL
26. NTWLDR CZYK
27. PTTSSP CL
28. VLLGR SL
29. BLS
30. PRYRW HL
31. RP
32. DGTY RYVMCHNG NMG ZN
33. NWSC TLN DYRDSG N

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SOLUTIONS

Colonel_K’s hive foxer theme: eggs (defoxed by Nutfield)

advocaat (Nutfield)
candling (a_monk)
chuckie (gusdownnup)
clown (a_monk)
columbus (a_monk)
creme (Nutfield, a_monk)
curate’s (gusdownnup)
devilled (gusdownnup)
eierhandgranate (Phlebas)
faberge (gusdownnup)
goodpasture (a_monk)
gudetama (a_monk)
heinz wolff (a_monk)
ivo robotnik(gusdownnup, a_monk)
jourdain society (a_monk)
kalti paarti (a_monk)
kinder surprise (a_monk)
koschei (ylla)
monotreme (captaincabinets, a_monk)
oeuf (a_monk)
pace (a-monk)
philosopher’s (Zwack23)
pysanka (a_monk)
scotch (gusdownnup)
sun wukong (a_monk)
tamagotchi (a_monk)
tempera (a_monk)
timer (a_monk)
virgin boy (Nutfield)

27 Comments

  1. 19. PASTA MILL ?

    ‘Mill’ seems a sensible answer, but in association with ‘Pasta’ you’d probably use machine or maker.

    24. HUMAN CENTRIFUGE – for exposing people to high G-forces.

  2. 5. IXION – king of the Lapiths

    “Zeus ordered Hermes to bind Ixion to a winged fiery wheel that was always spinning. Therefore, Ixion was bound to a burning solar wheel for all eternity, […] spinning across the heavens”

    Remaining are:
    1. Something to do with a spinning top? Or a Jet from those sprinklers?

    4. Something related to the Disco Ball?

    9.

    16.

    23.

    31. A better answer than Rope?

    • 1. TIP JET?
      “nozzle at the tip of some helicopter rotor blades, used to spin the rotor, much like a Catherine wheel firework.”

      4. Truly is disco related: MINIE BALL – works in conjuction with rifling for better accuracy and range

  3. This is a bit tenuous, but here goes: 23. LADY SIBELL

    https://hrpprodsa.blob.core.windows.net/hrp-prod-container/11045/ghosts-at-hampton-court-palace.pdf

    Sibell Penn and ‘The Lady in Grey’
    Sibell Penn was nurse to Prince Edward, Henry VIII’s only son … Sibell Penn’s remains were disturbed and it is said that she returned to the rooms she inhabited during her time at Hampton Court Palace. The sound of a SPINNING wheel could be heard from behind a wall in the south-west wing of the palace shortly afterwards. When the wall was demolished, a small forgotten room was found, containing an old spinning wheel. Sibell Penn is the most persistent ghost at Hampton Court Palace. There have been sightings as recently as 1986 when a ‘lady in grey’ was reportedly seen in various Tudor courtyards and cloisters.

    EDIT: ignore me, I just saw Electric Dragon’s far more plausible answer.

    • EUROPA (moon of Jupiter)? Has an orbital period of 3.551181 days and is tidally locked, so it rotates about it’s own axis in the same period of time.

      Jeez. I had a strong back-to-school feeling getting my head around that.

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