Friday Foxer #38

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.

To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all twelve locations plus the theme that links them.

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s ‘England’ cluster foxer:

Events of 1967 (defoxed by Viscount)
a1. Battle Beneath the Earth released (Viscount)
b1. Jimi Hendrix sets fire to guitar during performance at Rainbow Theatre (Viscount)
a2. Cyclist Tom Simpson dies (Electric Dragon)
b2. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’s London premiere (ylla)
a3. Sealand declares independence (Colonel_K)

Only Fools and Horses theme (defoxed by Electric Dragon)
c1. Trevor Francis tracksuits (Viscount)
c2. Deep freeze (ylla)
c3. Gold chains (Phlebas)
d3. Shepherd’s Bush (gusdownnup)
c4. David Bowie LPs (Phlebas)

Things painted by Dame Laura Knight (defoxed by Colonel_K)
d1. Bofors gun breech ring (Colonel_K)
e2. Bertram Mills circus (Colonel_K)
d2. Short Stirling interior (Colonel_K)
e2. Lamorna Cove (gusdownnup)
e3. Nuremberg Trials (Nutfield)

Sonderfahndungsliste G.B. (defoxed by Colonel_K)
b3. Clement Atlee (gusdownnup)
a4. Jacob Epstein (Phlebas)
b4. Franz Six (Electric Dragon)
a5. Black Book (gusdownnup)
b5. Vera Brittain (Electric Dragon)

Cricket teams in ‘The Hundred’ (defoxed by Colonel_K)
d4. Oval Invincibles (Phlebas)
e4. Birmingham Phoenix (Colonel_K)
c5. Northern Superchargers (Phlebas)
d5. Trent Rockets (Colonel_K)
e5. Southern Brave (ylla, Electric Dragon)

29 Comments

    • I have no idea if this is relevant but there’s actually no station on Station Rd in Cockermouth any more. It closed in 1966 and apparently was immortalised in the song Slow Train by Flanders and Swann

    • Built on the site of the former livestock auction market created by Robinson Mitchell who seems to have pioneered the auctioning system.

      There’s a statue of him in the front which was vandalised and is missing a gavel.

      There’s a huge gavel sculpture blurred out in the last photo with the judicial center in Ohio.

  1. The Walkie Talkie building gained notoriety when it was built because the concave windows acted as a mirror and focused the sun’s rays so they melted things on the ground.

  2. Regarding J. Yankee Air Museum, the F-84F and the aircraft next to it are painted in the colors of the USAF Thunderbirds.
    The exhibit is centered around Col. Doug Roach who started on Thunderbird 6.

    In *mirror* formations Thunderbird 5 is always inverted and the opposing solo is Thunderbird 6.

    Fun fact, they sometimes even painted Thunderbird 5’s number upside down: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/5015/why-is-thunderbird-5s-number-upside-down

    • So I’m calling the theme as Exchange.

      A. Cultural exchange, for a change, no idea really
      B. Slave auction
      C. Dam market square
      D. Portland Mews and the Berwick Street Market
      E. Maybe a reference to the book Hall of Mirrors about the Great Depression and Great Recession, kind of stretching it though.
      F. Kolkata financial hub
      G. Lombard St. and the (Ex)Change Alley
      H. Beaune wine auction
      I. Former livestock auction market and statue of Robinson Mitchell auction pioneer
      J. Yankee Air Museum on the site of Henry Ford’s Camp Willow Run social experiment
      K. Federal Reserve
      L. Gavel sculpture

      • 1). According to the Wikipedia pages on Auction / Auction Theory, the following are types of auction:
        C. Amsterdam
        F. Calcutta
        J. Yankee

        (It would probably be too vague if they were representing those that shared their name with nations, ie. A. or E. French, C. Dutch, D. English).

        2). Not sure about K. ‘Price of Anarchy’? [/sarcasm] Actually, it’s probably just the Reserve price.

        3). Re: A – Grand Palais
        The first image on the Wikipedia entry for Bonham’s auctioneers shows 110 years of the Automobile at that location. (This year we should be up to 120 years).

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