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.
Roman’s annoyed with me. Apparently I was meant to run this themed jigsaw foxer last Friday. As usual, the idea is to identify the people, places, animals, and things in all 36 pieces:
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Last week’s geofoxer theme: international incidents (defoxed by Colonel_K)
a. Corfu Channel Incident (Aergistal)
b. Cod Wars (gusdownnup)
c. Yangtze Incident (Aergistal, Colonel_K)
d. Zimmerman Telegram (Aergistal)
e. Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi (gusdownnup)
f. Fashoda Incident (Colonel_K)
g. Catalina Affair (Viscount)
h. Dikko Kidnap(gusdownnup, Viscount, Colonel_K)
i. Pristina Airport Incident (Colonel_K, ylla)
j. Sakai Incident
k. 1960 U-2 Incident (gusdownnup)
l. Flagstaff Hill Incident (Aergistal)
C6 – The King’s Speech
I think D6 is the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (looks to have the three feather emblem), but it’s not one of the Wikipedia page pics.
D6 is the Prince of Wales. You can see the emblem here:
It seems that most pictures are taken from the other side.
B1. King William II (Rufus) accidentally, allegedly, killed while hunting in the New Forest.
ETA: A1. Holy Crown of Hungary
B3 – from the cover of “adventures of tintin – king ottakar’s sceptre”
B4 looks like Trumpkin and Trufflehunter on a Prince Caspian cover which I have not yet found.
A6 – Coat of arms of Lesotho (of which the King is armiger)
D1 must be a royal spoonbill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_spoonbill
All very regal so far, so the next is debatable whether it is or isn’t:
F2. Warhammer 40,000: REGICIDE
B6 is, I think, either a packet of rothman’s king size or superking sized cigarettes, though I can’t pin down the right version.
edit – I think it’s ‘rothman’s regal king size’.
B5 – Kings Island theme park, Ohio (c 1988)
E3. Sherlock Holmes – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
(relates to finding the medieval crown of St. Edward)
E4. Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, arriving at the White House, 1961
E6 – Flag of the Kingdom of Portugal
F3 – prince valiant
F6. Route of submarine U-47 sinking ROYAL OAK in Scapa Flow, 1939
ETA: F1. KING ABDULLAH II of Jordan, meeting Donald Trump, 2017
(explains the not-really-ecstatic expression)
A4 – an original 1977 action figure of Princess Leia
A5 – Tapestry by Carole King
C1 – king’s bounty (original version)
A2 – Queen of Katwe
E2 – Bessie Coleman
D3 – Dipendra of Nepal
E1 – Princess Margret (hovercraft)
A3 – The Royal Train Shed, Wolverton
D4 – Royal Sovereign Lighthouse
D5 – Royal Pleco
C2. MONARCH 1955 brochure (featuring 3 series: Richelieu, Lucerne and the distinctly unfunky Custom)
Automobile marque of Ford Canada
C5. ROYAL LIFE GUARD (Den Kongelige Livgarde) at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
B2 – the execution of King Charles I (unknown artist)
F5. KINGPOST – on a wire-braced aircraft ie. hang glider (flex wing as opposed to rigid wing)
I think that leaves just:
D2. some rock, presumably not on Earth?
C3. there are quite a few heraldic shrimp, this doesn’t seem official
C4. absolutely no idea, can’t even judge the scale
F4. is set most likely in Hungary, but might be southern Poland
E5. centred on London, can’t quite make out the text below “No German (something)”
There’s a rock outcrop on Mars nicknamed ‘bonanza king’. I haven’t found a picture of it that matches d2 though.
Wrong rock, right planet. It is CORONATION rock on Mars.
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