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 honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a theme (some past ones: rugby, human migration, Egypt…). Identifying the theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today’s puzzle is composed of 16 answers.
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Last week’s geofoxer theme: the number 68 (defoxed by Colonel_K)
a. Solution to Solo Foxer #68 (Hydrogene)
b. 68m-tall Soyuz rocket monument, Samara (Aergistal, Colonel_K)
c. Zielfahrzeug 68, Military Museum, Full, Switzerland (Aergistal)
d. Tower of the Americas (erected for HemisFair ’68) in San Antonio, Texas (Aergistal, Colonel_K)
e. 68-pounders in Roberts Park, Saltaire, Bradford (Aergistal, Colonel_K)
f. Memorial ’68, Mexico City (Colonel_K)
g. A68, England-Scotland border (Electric Dragon, Aergistal)
h. 68-floor Tháp Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh City (Viscount, Colonel_K)
i. Home of B68 Toftir, Faroe Islands (Aergistal, Colonel_K)
j. Monument to 68th New York Volunteer Inf Reg, Gettysburg (Aergistal)
k. CVN-68 mock-up, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida (Aergistal, Electric Dragon)
l. C-68 loco at Russian Railway Museum, Saint Petersburg (Aergistal)
B8 – BOHEMIAN
It would be a very Friday 13th move of Roman if the obvious red herring on the K row turned out to not be a red herring.
Now I’ve said that, there is a Dublin football team called Bohemians and obviously one of the Sheffield clubs.
Don’t like Bohemian now as it makes the BCL triangle at the end of the C and D rows very awkward to make anything out of
Bohemian runs into CLUB, but that seems to be this rather than anything footbally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Club
ETA F3. CRAPSHOOT
Just because Wednesday put football in my head…
MAGHREB at B3 (or possibly C3 is better)
Using the M at C3., you can then have LAKSHMI from D1.
C9 BLODEUWEDD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodeuwedd
That doesn’t look coincidental, but I have no idea where it’s leading!
Ohhh – I tried to make that fit but somehow couldn’t, which led me to think bohemian was wrong.
It does clear up the Ds nicely 🙂
Something to do with Flowers?
BLODEUWEDD – means ‘Flower-faced’
LAKSHMI – usually shown holding a lotus flower
Or owls – Blodeuwedd was turned into one, and the Bohemian Club has one as a mascot…
And H12. MINERVA
but it leaves a loose R at F10.
She can finish at H8?
And Sheffield Wednesday are the Owls – Roman was playing with us
H12 MINERVA (ending on the A at H8, I expect)
Goddesses then, maybe?
B4. TWIT-TWOO ?
ETA: F3. PELLET ?
F6 – PARLIAMENT – the collective noun for owls
F10 RAJAH SCOPS
Wednesday could yet be a red herring – Minerva, Parliament and Wednesday would leave an orphaned NE
F4 – CRESPINA – confirming Wednesday’s red herring status
I think we’re at 13 – 3 left at bottom right?
I’m in moderation – trying in bits 🙂
M3 WOODSY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodsy_Owl
M4 – CAFE – apparantley Owl Cafes are a thing in Japan
An ELF owl (K5) is a thing, but it leaves an awful muddle behind!
M6 – FACIAL DISC
Making ylla’s K5 correct
And L7 – Belaney, aka Grey Owl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Owl
And that’s a wrap! Stellar work, gang.
That’s got to be one of the quickest honeycombs ever!
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