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.
The ‘cluster foxer’ is regarded by some as the most demanding form. Solving one involves identifying 25 pictures and five hidden themes. The enlargeable mosaic below consists of five interlocked picture clusters (some possible cluster arrangements are shown above) each with its own theme. Themes have nothing in common with each other. Don’t be surprised to find, for example, “Crocodiles”, “The Spanish Armada”, “Words beginning with “ter””, “1948” and “Fictional policemen” sharing a puzzle. A picture’s connection to a particular theme won’t always be literal. An image of the Brandenburg Gate is just as likely to be part of a “Bach” cluster as a “Berlin” one.
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Last week’s geofoxer theme: police (defoxed by Aergistal)
a) Spodek, Katowice (COP venue) (Aergistal)
b) Earl’s Court tube station (police box location) (Hydrogene)
c) Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Aergistal)
d) Peel Castle, Isle of Man (Aergistal)
e) Tokyo police museum (Aergistal)
f) ‘Hill Street’ police station, Chicago (Aergistal)
g) House of Terror, Budapest (secret police HQ) (gusdownnup)
h) Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds (copper in foreground) (Aergistal)
i) Constable’s The Cornfield, National Gallery, London (Zwack23)
j) LAPD HQ (Aergistal)
k) Somerfield supermarket, Wells (Hot Fuzz location) (gusdownnup)
l) Pearse Street Garda station, Dublin (Viscount)