Friday Foxer #87

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)
j. flop
k. stud (Electric Dragon)
l. bluff (Electric Dragon)


  1. 10 – on the left is TE Lawrence and the thing he shares with William the Conqueror is ILLEGITIMACY.

  2. The biggest problem at the moment seems to be that none of the moveable answers fit into any of the spaces…

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