Friday Foxer #99

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 fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all twelve locations plus the theme that links them.

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Last week’s ‘33 things wot you might find in Wales’ missing vowels foxer:

1. CRGWYL LT – car gwyllt (Colonel_K)
2. BRBR TH – bara brith (ylla)
3. VC TDRT – evacuated art (Colonel_K)
4. SND RSLWS – saunders lewis (ylla)
5. PBGRN – pibgorn (a_monk)
6. BR DLNDS PDR CR DCR – buried land speed record car (Colonel_K, ylla)
7. SC LPNSNK – aesculapian snake (Colonel_K)
8. CNTRF – cantref (ylla)
9. MRN THNDL LNTSL LYRLTR CTNCM PNYLM TD – merioneth and llantisilly rail traction company limited (Phlebas)
10. TPPTWR LDCHMPN SHP – tippit world championship (Viscount, Phlebas)
11. LL GNN R – la legion noire

12. MDDM DDFF YNCYMR – mudiad amddiffyn cymru (Colonel_K)
13. FNC – afanc (Colonel_K)
14. BM RSPR – beaumaris pier (Phlebas)
15. THWR LDSM STCP PDRG BYN NP LYR – the worlds most-capped rugby union player (gusdownnup, ylla)
16. CRPSCN DL – corpse candle (ylla)
17. PRD DN – pair dadeni
18.M LVCC HR – male voice choir (Colonel_K)
19. BL HSPCK LDFCS HP – beulah speckled face sheep (ylla)
20. NSSJNK NS – nessa jenkins (Viscount)
21. THM JRT YFT HD VST DM – the majority of the deva stadium (Viscount, ylla)
22. KL SRG – euklisia rug

23. THSN DD – the senedd (viscount)
24. BLGNPR MND – belgian promenade (Phlebas)
25. LVSPN – lovespoon (Colonel_K)
26. LLRGGB – llareggub (Phlebas)
27. MCB RLGHTHSNC DNT – macabre lighthouse incident (Phlebas)
28. NR NBVN – aneurin bevan (gusdownnup)
29. THB BCSL NGSTRN NNGT LV SNS PPR – the bbcs longest running television soap opera (ylla)
30. RDN DNTST MLCS – redundant steam locos (Phlebas)
31. STDDFD – eisteddfod (Viscount)
32. THNT DKN GDMSDD LSTMN NGC CDNT – the united kingdoms deadliest mining accident (ylla)
33. VCLSSLVL RLT RLFR CTV – voiceless alveolar lateral fricative (Phlebas)


  1. C is one of the Sphinxes at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s a memorial to the WWI dead, if that is useful.

  2. J looks like the elevators at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, but I haven’t found the exact image yet.

    • “Displaying the evolution of toilets”
      Seems TOTO is a long-standing (pun unintended) manufacturer of ceramic toilets and their modern Japanese updates.
      (This might not be relevant to the theme).

  3. I haven’t managed to identify any more, but in case it helps anyone:

    I think the cars at the back of F are Daimler double-sixes from around 1930.
    Going by the road sign, K is in Japan.

    Update: Gottem!
    F – Coventry Transport Museum,-1.5094047,3a,75y,329.66h,72.17t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNBOlokEcL5z3udw2pGI6mhYQbgiqzNwc5qjRcz!2e10!3e11!!7i8704!8i4352?hl=en

  4. I think we may have a Wizard of Oz theme!
    The TOTO museum
    ASBESTOS was used for fake snow in the film
    I don’t think we’re in KANSAS any more…

  5. Coventry and Stuttgart were both pretty well flattened by WW2 bombing, and I expect Southampton was, but I have no idea where Kansas City would come in.

    Kitakyushu was the original target of the Nagasaki bomb, though, so it’s not impossible that I’m onto something…

  6. F. Hillman WIZARD (comment in moderation)

    I reckon A. could be just an abandoned TIN mine in Cornwall = TIN-MAN

    • “Four steel statues of WINGED MONKEYS sit on the roof of Union Station.

      “Two were originally commissioned in 1976 for a local waterbed store, named “Emerald City” after the capital city of the fictional Land of Oz. They were purchased by Main Street Landing to add “whimsy and fun” to the building and were installed in June 1997. Two “babies” were added in 2004.”

    • “currently known by naming rights sponsorship as MARVEL Stadium” = Professor MARVEL, charlatan fortune teller

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