Friday Foxer #53

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 ‘36 Things Wot Made the News in 2021’ (‘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 ‘omicron variant’ was present, it might appear as MCR NVRNT. ‘Dune’ would be DN.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored. Occasionally repositioning a space is impossible.

1. PNGS H
2. BLR GN
3. KRNNG GL
4. RYN RFLG HT
5. NGR YFRNCHFS HRMN
6. NNCHM LN
7. MM BRFP RLM NTF RSTHN DWST
8. VRG VN
9. GL BLMTHNPLD G
10. LDYDMT RSC
11. DBLST RDR DRC TNTST
12. TXSHR T BTCT

13. DVMT
14. KS
15. CN DLFCT RYNKNTC KY
16. LNGS TSRVN GRY LCNSR TNHS TRY
17. TNGN GSPCST TN
18. PRFS SRKTH LNSTCK
19. TH MSBNGR
20. FL LFKB L
21. NNFN GB LTKN
22. WNN RFT HNN TNGH TYFRN B LP CP RZ
23. QNNSH MN
24. LTL

25. WR LDSMS TPWR FLTD LTRBN
26. R PNSP RLG
27. FRSTXT RTRRSTR LHLCPTRFLG HT?
28. KLLT HBL LPRTS TS
29. BT TLFM RB
30. VLNVN CBLS
31. WPNS DMGRTN
32. PR TRTFY NGM NHL DN GR ND L
33. CRB SBY
34. CTV SNBLZ ZRDSC
35. FR MLSFR STDTC HWR LDCH MPN
36. PR NCSSD NSF RDSCRT

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s hive foxer theme: prison islands and their inmates (defoxed by Colonel_K with help from ylla and AFKAMC)

ANGLIN (ylla)
BASTOY (ylla)
DANTES (a_monk)
DERUDIO (Colonel_K)
DREYFUS (ylla)
DRY GUILLOTINE (Colonel_K)
GORGONA (Colonel_K)
HAGRID (ylla)
IZETBEGOVIC (Colonel_K)
KAALA PANI (ylla)
LEGO (Colonel_K)
OCALAN (ylla)
PAPILLON (Colonel_K)
PINCHGUT (ylla)
PYATAK (Colonel_K)
STROUD (ylla)
THE ROCK (Nutfield, ylla)
ZUMA (a_monk)

3 Comments

  1. Although the comments under this foxer have vanished (Sorry, I had a plugin issue which I could only rectify by rewinding the site 24 hrs) yesterday’s defoxing efforts were recorded before the deed was done:

    1. PNGS H – peng shuai (Electric Dragon)
    2. BLR GN – blue origin (Colonel_K)
    3. KRNNG GL
    4. RYN RFLG HT – ryanair flight 4978 (captaincabinets)
    5. NGR YFRNCHFS HRMN – angry french fishermen (ylla)
    6. NNCHM LN – nano-chameleon (Colonel_K)
    7. MM BRFP RLM NTF RSTHN DWST – member of parliament for southend west (Electric Dragon)
    8. VRG VN – ever given (ylla)
    9. GL BLMTHNPLD G – global methane pledge (ylla, captaincabinets)
    10. LDYDMT RSC – lady dimitrescu (captaincabinets)
    11. DBLST RDR DRC TNTST – double asteroid redirection test (captaincabinets)
    12. TXSHR T BTCT – texas heartbeat act (ylla)

    13. DVMT
    14. KS – aukus (Colonel_K)
    15. CN DLFCT RYNKNTC KY – candle factory in kentucky (ylla)
    16. LNGS TSRVN GRY LCNSR TNHS TRY – longest serving royal consort in history (Electric Dragon)
    17. TNGN GSPCST TN – tiangong space station (captaincabinets)
    18. PRFS SRKTH LNSTCK – professor kathleen stock (Electric Dragon)
    19. TH MSBNGR – thomas binger (Colonel_K)
    20. FL LFKB L – fall of kabul (Electric Dragon)
    21. NNFN GB LTKN – non-fungible token (ylla)
    22. WNN RFT HNN TNGH TYFRN B LP CP RZ – winner of the nineteen eighty four nobel peace prize (ylla)
    23. QNNSH MN – qanon shaman (Electric Dragon)
    24. LTL – alitalia (captaincabinets)

    25. WR LDSMS TPWR FLTD LTRBN – world’s most powerful tidal turbine (Electric Dragon)
    26. R PNSP RLG – european super league (Colonel_K)
    27. FRSTXT RTRRSTR LHLCPTRFLG HT? – first extra-terrestrial helicopter flight? (Electric Dragon)
    28. KLLT HBL LPRTS TS – kill the bill protests (Electric Dragon)
    29. BT TLFM RB – battle of marib (captaincabinets)
    30. VLNVN CBLS – oval invincibles (Colonel_K, captaincabinets)
    31. WPNS DMGRTN – weaponised migration (captaincabinets)
    32. PR TRTFY NGM NHL DN GR ND L – portrait of a yong man holding a roundel (Electric Dragon)
    33. CRB SBY – carbis bay (captaincabinets)
    34. CTV SNBLZ ZRDSC -activision-blizzard’s ceo (Colonel_K)
    35. FR MLSFR STDTC HWR LDCH MPN – formula 1’s first dutch world champion (Colonel_K)
    36. PR NCSSD NSF RDSCRT -princess diana’s ford escort (Colonel_K)

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