Friday Foxer #77

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: owls, rugby, Egypt…). Identifying the theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today’s puzzle is composed of 17 answers.


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Last week’s royal jigsaw foxer:

a1. Holy Crown of Hungary (Colonel_K)
a2. Queen of Katwe (Phlebas)
a3. The Royal Train Shed, Wolverton (Aergistal)
a4. Princess Leia (Phlebas)
a5. Carole King’s Tapestry (Phlebas)
a6. King of Lesotho (Viscount)

b1. William II (Colonel_K)
b2. The execution of Charles I (Electric Dragon)
b3. King Ottakar’s Sceptre (copperbottom)
b4. Prince Caspin (ylla)
b5. King’s Island theme park (Electric Dragon)
b6. Regal (copperbottom)

c1. King’s Bounty (copperbottom)
c2. Monarch Lucerne (Colonel_K)
c3. Royal Lytham & St.Annes Golf Cllub
c4. King Tiger
c5. Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen (Colonel_K)
c6. The King’s Speech (Electric Dragon)

d1. Royal Spoonbill (ylla)
d2. Coronation Rock, Mars (copperbottom)
d3. King Dipendra of Nepal (Aergistal)
d4. Royal Sovereign Lighthouse (Aergistal)
d5. Royal Pleco (Aergistal)
d6. HMS Prince of Wales (Colonel_K, Zwack23)

e1. SR.N4 hovercraft ‘Princess Margaret'(Aergistal)
e2. Bessie ‘Queen Bess’ Coleman (Aergistal)
e3. The Musgrave Ritual (Colonel_K)
e4. Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco (Colonel_K)
e5. B-17: Queen of the Skies board game
e6. Kingdom of Portugal (Electric Dragon)

f1. King Abdullah II of Jordan (Colonel_K)
f2. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (Colonel_K)
f3. Prince Valiant (copperbottom)
f4. Wars of Succession by AGEOD
f5. Kingpost (Colonel_K)
f6. Royal Oak sinking (Colonel_K)


  1. Presumably the rest of you can see ‘Transit Van’ without thinking ‘Calum Dan’, and I don’t know whether to envy or pity you 😀

  2. I4 or 5 – LATEX
    B5 – also THEATRE, though this could only be the second part of a longer answer.

    • H7. ORBIT could go with H6.Constellation and a Transit as celestial things.

      But there’s also J9. MINION alongside Zombie

  3. A5. EARLY BIRD (nickname for a 1965 comms satellite)

    C1. ARYABHATA (India’s first satellite)
    rules out Theatre

  4. Zwack23’s F12. ZOMBIE – begins communicating again after an extended period of inactivity
    alison’s G11. BALLOON – inflated with gas after achieving orbit
    Phlebas’ H6. CONSTELLATION – group of artificial satellites working together as a system


  5. The THC ‘team’ is going to be extremely busy next week adding new entries to the Top 50 Combat Sims table and GMing Operation Oryx. If anyone fancies fashioning and submitting a foxer (solo or Friday) you’d be doing us a big favour!

    • If it’s not too late to submit, Tim, I’d be happy to take up some of the slack. Should have a solo Foxer ready and in your inbox in about 20 minutes.

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