Friday Foxer #112

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.

The honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a theme (some past ones: owls, rugby, Egypt, UFOs…). Identifying the theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today’s puzzle is composed of 16 answers.

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Last week’s geofoxer theme: angels (defoxed by Aergistal)

a. archangel gabriel – heroes’ square, budapest (gusdownnup)
b. el angel – lima (Aergistal)
c. angel’s bakery – jerusalem (gusdownnup)
d. fall of the rebel angels – brussels (Nutfield)
e. angels flight – los angeles
f. angels’place – sydney (Colonel_K)
g. angel oak – charleston (Nutfield)
h. blue angel – utrecht (Phlebas)
i. archangelsk (Zwack23)
j. angel shopping centre – islington (ylla, Nutfield)
k. angel at my table – nz (Electric Dragon)
l. angel falls (Nutfield)


  1. I must be peckish as I’ve got E4. STILTON and H12. NUTELLA
    Aaaand H6. HONEY

    Things you eat on other things ?

    Answers that can most likely be discarded as they read across (by & large):
    i3. FROOME, Chris – cyclist

  2. F8 WALTZ

    16 clues, so on average 8 letters long – although some really long ones would make space for some of the little ones, of course.

  3. Unusually, none of the 16 answers have been fully or partially IDed yet. Realising this was a potentially tricky one, Roman made one 10-letter answer “pretty obvious”. Clearly, it wasn’t obvious enough!

  4. A7. FITTING ? – snuggles up to F1. California
    If nothing else, it’s pretty certain something ends -ing up there.

    J7. LOBBY ?

    Possibly a red herring or part of a longer answer, i4. ROOM

    ETA: L2. OVERLOOK from The Shining

    • I was just about to give up, but there is one:
      The only proper anagram for Fawlty Towers, seen in Series 2 Episode 5 ‘The Anniversary’

      Leaves K4. ICE
      Puzzled me for a while, but I guess it’s meant as building material not the substance that American TV/films comically seem preoccupied with the obtaining/provision of.

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