Friday Foxer #84

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 ‘33 things wot you might find in the country formerly known as Ceylon’ (‘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 ‘tea plantation’ was present it might appear as TPLN TTN. Anuradhapura would be NRDHPR.

*Hyphens are treated as spaces. Apostrophes are ignored.

1. RGLY
2. KNG DMFKN DY
3. THMMTTM
4. DMSBRD G
5. STRS ND YRD
6. PRT GSBRGHR
7. F LQ
8. BZTSPR LFSH RS
9. L CGN NS SNNR MYN FRM
10. LYRD SPRKT
11. NCR NRMR DPRS NNLCRRR

12. RV NSCLFT
13. HNSKNTHL PHN T
14. RJ VGNDHSS SSN
15. KRBTH
16. THMS TSC CSSFLTS TWC KTTK RNCR CK THST RY
17. DLLR S
18. MR RRWLL
19. TM PLFT HTT H
20. STG R
21. LSCRN
22. THS TFT HWR LDSD D LSTR LDSS TR

23. V
24. SN HLNL YCT
25. RB BDSMK DSHTRB BR
26. SR NDBS CPSWL
27. THW RT RFRND ZVSW THR M
28. KSTN
29. LT STWR
30. SRMVBND RNK
31. BD DHSFTPRNT
32. BRD BYSHLDNCN TR
33. CNN MNRC S SNCR VN

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s hive foxer theme: UFOs (defoxed by Zwack23)

ARIEL SCHOOL (Zwack23)
FOO FIGHTER (Zwack23)
HEAVENS GATE (Colonel_K)
HYNEK (Zwack23)
KLAATU (Zwack23)
LENTICULAR CLOUD (Zwack23)
MANISES (Zwack23)
MILTON TORRES (Colonel_K)
MUFON (Zwack23)
RHODES (Colonel_K)
SAUCER (Zwack23)
TIC TAC (Colonel_K)
TODMORDEN (Zwack23)
UAP (Zwack23)
UMMO (Zwack23)
WESTALL (Colonel_K)
XCOM (alison)

22 Comments

  1. I hope 29 isn’t Latest War and this is how I find out.

    ETA: 21. LASCARIN (or Lascareen, Lascoreen and Lascarine) is a term used in Sri Lanka to identify indigenous soldiers who fought for the Portuguese during the Portuguese era (1505–1658)

  2. 18. MIRROR WALL – located in Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress
    “Originally this wall was so highly polished that the king could see himself whilst he walked alongside it.”

    ETA: 25. Ribbed Smoked Sheet Rubber ? !
    “Rubber is exported as smoked sheet” apparently

  3. 33. CINNAMON AIR CESSNA CARAVAN
    “Cinnamon Air’s fleet consists of two Cessna 208 Amphibian aircraft and one wheeled Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.”

    ETA: 20. SEA TIGER – the naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

  4. 32. BRADBY SHIELD ENCOUNTER – school rugby union contest

    Remaining (errors & omissions excepted):
    1. RGLY
    5. STRS ND YRD
    7. F LQ
    9. L CGN NS SNNR MYN FRM
    17. DLLR S
    28. KSTN

  5. 5. EASTER SUNDAY RAID – carrier-based attack by Imperial Japanese Navy on Colombo, British Ceylon – 5 April 1942.

    28. KASTANE – ceremonial / decorative short sword.

    Remaining (errors & omissions excepted):
    17. DLLR S

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