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.
To completely defox today’s word chain you’ll need to provide Roman with the sequence of 24 words suggested by the clues below.
A word can be any length and is linked to the next word in the chain by its last two or three letters. For instance ‘honeysuckle’ might be followed by ‘leviathan’. ‘Handel’ could come next. Then ‘delta’. And so on. Complicating things a tad are the six green italicised clues. These have been shuffled. For example “He gave his name to an apian organ” probably doesn’t refer to word #4.
1. Its founder died in the month this Wikipedia picture was taken
2. A fictional assassin
3. A primate not found in Africa
4. He gave his name to an apian organ
5. This games console
6. The city where this building can be found
7. A beer, a bird, and a Class 47
8. This object
9. This game
10. A word that links these three individuals
11. This is part of one
12. An English town and a piece of furniture
13. A nitrogen-fixing plant with tough roots and pink flowers
14. A wool exporter who sails close to the wind
15. A word can that follow dinosaur, tentacle, and convent, according to Wikipedia
16. An unusual defensive tactic employed by some species of ***
17. Taken by British forces in the year the artist responsible for these brushstrokes was born
18. A mythological geezer with a multitude of half-siblings
19. An ancient ruler whose name is carved upon this statue
20. Where this picture was taken
21. Can be costly in cricket
22. This crackpot stargazer killed one of his kids
23. A London Underground station, a work by Holst, and a Stephen King character
24. A tiny island that hit the headlines in the year this man died
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Last week’s geofoxer theme: poker (defoxed by Aergistal)
a. muck (Aergistal)
b. blind (Zwack23)
c. rock (Aergistal, Electric Dragon)
d. button (Colonel_K)
e. bug (ylla)
f. kicker (Viscount)
g. texas (Zwack23)
h. deal (Viscount)
i. whale (Colonel_K, Aergistal)
k. stud (Electric Dragon)
l. bluff (Electric Dragon)
20 * Ronquières ? (link to Wikipedia.org)
4 * Malpighi ? (link to Wikipedia.org)
19 – Toramana (link to Wikipedia.org)
6 – Terrassa ( https://www.catalunya.com/terrassa-2-1-82798?language=en )
15 – Erotica?
I looked at that and thought ‘surely porn is too obvious’. But…
23 – Hammersmith
The picture in 1 was taken in March 2010, if I’m fishing out the right date…
Hmm, right building, wrong picture. But I can’t find dates on this, which seems to be the right one
If it is the right picture, the date listed on Wikipedia is April 2006: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Austria_Parlament_Front-Ausschnitt.jpg
Looking through deaths in that month, the most foxer-y seems to be Peter Cadbury, who founded some ITV channels, but nothing jumps out as particularly notable. Or, if it’s just the month and not the year that matters, both Hitler and Mussolini died in April.
Apologies. This clue was was much harder than intended. Roman found this image elsewhere in Wikipedia with a June, 2006 creation date. He won’t be using picture dates again in word chains!
We’ve already discovered in a dungeon foxer that wikipedia has a bad habit of duplicating images instead of just linking to them! Thanks for the date.
PHILHARMONIA VIRTUOSI (Richard Kapp)
MULTIPLEX (John Roberts)
AMERICA’S BLACK HOLOCAUST MUSEUM (James Cameron)
Generally in this a word is a word, which made nothing look very likely…
5 – LEAPSTER
7 – Sandpiper
The person on the right in 10 is William the Conqueror https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Bayeuxtapestryodowilliamrobert.jpg
11 – CYCLOTRON magnet
17 – The painting is Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir so the year is 1841.
10 – on the left is TE Lawrence and the thing he shares with William the Conqueror is ILLEGITIMACY.
9 – ILLWILL
I’m sure that wasn’t there when I looked a minute ago!)
The biggest problem at the moment seems to be that none of the moveable answers fit into any of the spaces…
And I’m wrong – RONQUIERES finally fits after CYCLOTRON!
13 – RESTHARROW
14 – OWLER
(seems to confirm 15 as EROTICA)
12-at-16 CANTERBURY? 17 could start RY- or URY-, I suppose
… although the most likely candidates for 17 appear to be CHINHAI or NINGBO
Roman: “Right war, wrong cities”
CANTON or AMOY, maybe? DINGHAI?
3 – MARMOSET
12 (at 4) – SETTLE
That could fit at 20.
Making 21 OVERTHROW(S)?
Even OVER, maybe – I found lists of the costliest overs in cricket
21 – OVERTHROW
22 – ROWBOTHAM
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