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
8. CMM NSTR TGCRTRYLN CHR
9. DNPRN C
10. RTSSRCH CKN
14. LFRD NR LWYBR DG
15. STRM MRHD
17. WLTDS NYSCR SLFP RGR SS
19. PS TMLL
21. TM BLDRM
22. LZ YSSN
23. LDYS BLL
24. HMNCN TRFG
25. SLTWTRC RCDL
26. NTWLDR CZYK
27. PTTSSP CL
28. VLLGR SL
30. PRYRW HL
32. DGTY RYVMCHNG NMG ZN
33. NWSC TLN DYRDSG N
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Colonel_K’s hive foxer theme: eggs (defoxed by Nutfield)
creme (Nutfield, a_monk)
heinz wolff (a_monk)
ivo robotnik(gusdownnup, a_monk)
jourdain society (a_monk)
kalti paarti (a_monk)
kinder surprise (a_monk)
monotreme (captaincabinets, a_monk)
sun wukong (a_monk)
virgin boy (Nutfield)
Heinz Wolff and Kalti Paarti were got at the last minute by a_monk 🙂
15. STRIMMER HEAD
21. TOMBOLA DRUM
2. SEVENTH HEAVEN
5. PRIMA BALLERINA
8. COMMON STRATEGIC ROTARY LAUNCHER
17. WALT DISNEY’S CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS
I saw seventh heaven, but didn’t know it spun!
There are at least a couple that do!
6 OLD SOW WHIRLPOOL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sow_whirlpool
10 ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
30 PRAYER WHEEL
33 NEW SCOTLAND YARD SIGN
(Surely it is now New New New Scotland Yard)
28. VILLA GIRASOLE
32. DEGTYAROV MACHINE GUN MAGAZINE
14. El Ferdan Railway Bridge
27. Pitts Special
14. EL-FERDAN RAILWAY BRIDGE
22. LAZY SUSAN
25. SALTWATER CROCODILE
31. ROPE ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trick_roping
could also be Skipping / Jump rope.
13. COMA ? https://www.yukiseimitsu.co.jp/en/seimitsu-coma/
CAM, as in the bits on a camshaft.
3. SPUR ROWEL
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.
26. ANITA WLODARCZYK – Polish hammer thrower
Number of vowels that needed adding: 3 in Anita, 2 in Włodarczyk
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”
1. Something to do with a spinning top? Or a Jet from those sprinklers?
4. Something related to the Disco Ball?
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
9 DIANA PRINCE
23 LADY ISABELLA aka the Laxey Wheel https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxey_Wheel
This is a bit tenuous, but here goes: 23. LADY SIBELL
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.
According to Roman, 31 completes about two spins per week.
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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