Friday Foxer #46

Roman is on holiday this week, but thanks to the graft and guile of a volunteer foxer setter there’s no interruption to the puzzle supply. Today’s co-op brainteaser is the work of veteran defoxer, captaincabinets.

Below is a list of ‘33 Things Wot You Might Find In The 1980s’ (‘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 Indiana Jones was present, he might appear as N DNJNS. Yuppie would be YPP.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. RNL DY
2. ZRSJ CKT
3. JHNZ CHRYDL RN
4. NNHDBN D
5. MRL DGTC MP
6. R NCNT RFFR
7. KR
8. TN KMN
9. GD BYF RWL LNDMN
10. RGNMCS
11. THSC NDD THS TR

12. MRB RS
13. VCT NFPR PYT
14. SCPR N
15. SRTR STRMN DSRG LHD
16. PNRP NPC NC
17. BNNRM
18. P RTNR GNTFRY
19. MMNLGL DSTN
20. NWC K
21. VR YL YLS KNSLS
22. T HLS TGL DNTD

23. RGTR PR
24. JNF NDSWR KT
25. SNBR TS HJNTDCL RTN
26. ZL
27. FM NNT HP
28. JRZYPP LSZK
29. STNMN TG
30. SB RNDSH TL
31. RD NTBBY
32. PP PYDYMS SCR
33. RG RMR SFN LPPR N CS

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s geofoxer theme: ‘Hell and its denizens’ (defoxed by captaincabinets and Zwack23)

a. Devil’s Bridge, Switzerland (ylla)
b. Hellcat (partially obscured by B-29), New England Air Museum (Aergistal)
c. HMAS Cerberus, Australia (Aergistal)
d. Devil heads, Bohemia (Zwack23, Aergistal)
e. Home of ‘The Imps’, Lincoln (Aergistal, Viscount)
f. Devil’s Elbow, Ecuador (captaincabinets)
g. Pont de Caronte France (Colonel_K)
h. Devil’s Den, Gettysburg (Aergistal)
i. Teufelsberg, Berlin (gusdownnup)
j. Hell’s Kitchen Railway Museum, Ireland (Aergistal)
k. Mephistopheles, Hyderabad (capatincabinets)
l. Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania (Zwack23)

54 Comments

  1. 33 – ROGER MOORE’S FINAL APPEARANCE AS 007 – the letter groupings say six words, so one of those words being all numbers is a bit of a googly from our question setter

  2. 33. ROGER MARIS’ FINAL APPEARANCES ? – but it needs to be 6 words
    (who knows if Roger Maris ever dressed as James Bond)

    28. Jerzy Popiełuszko – Polish priest and martyr

  3. 12. MORO BARS ?? – introduced in 1985 by Cadburys, branded Boost in the UK but as Moro in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia

    or, more likely, MARIO BROS.

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