Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, isn’t willing to commit to a Whodunnit Foxer every Wednesday, but hopefully we’ll see at least one a month from now on. Intended for both solo and co-op play (If you intend to tackle it on your tod, don’t read the comments!) each one contains five pieces of information related to a fictional murder. Discern those five pieces of information to ‘defox ‘ the foxer and solve the crime.
Anagramed on the typewriter keyboard below you’ll find…
- The murder weapon
- The murder location (always a generic Cluedo-style location rather than the name of a specific place)
- The victim’s occupation
- The hour of the murder (a number between zero and twenty-three)
- The murderer’s first name
Every key is used once. All five answers begin with the same colour letter and then alternate in letter colour (so all answers are either red-white-red-white… or white-red-white-red…). And every answer is spread between two rows of keys.
Whodunnits come with a selection of clues (the header picture isn’t a clue) that aid defoxing. Here, for reference, is a solved puzzle together with its clues.
Today’s puzzle and its clues:
- The murderer shares a name with a 20th Century British PM.
- The murder weapon was small enough to fit inside a watering can.
- The murder occurred close to water and after dark.
- The time can be found on the middle rows.
- The location and occupation have the same number of letters.
- The murder victim wore a uniform at work.
(The answer will appear under the next Whodunnit Foxer)