Solo Foxer #113

Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox today’s brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.

“Where am I?”

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View (all Solo Foxer solutions are Street Viewable), MAPfrappe, and other online tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.

Today I’m in a state capital. Its name, once decapitalised, can be found in all English dictionaries. Within 500 metres of a railway line, a children’s hospital, a school named after a British PM, a statue with red hands, and a large river, I’m equilatitudinous with an Inside No. 9 episode and a strait where a notable nocturnal naval battle took place. The nearest national capital to my location is over one thousand miles away. The name of the country you are seeking and the name of the city you are seeking both end with the same consonant. The country’s current president has spent time in jail and has been widowed.

You’re probably in the right place if you can see…

  • Sand
  • An armoured van
  • A number 38 bus
  • Atemoya
  • A toque blanche
  • A Honda XRE300
  • A cylindrical high-rise
  • An unnecessary apostrophe

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


    • Pretty much the same for me. This week though I used Bing Chat for the early parts, which actually helped a bit.

      Thanks Roman.

      • I tested out chatGPT a few weeks ago with a Foxer after I’d identified the country, to see how it would do. It did, uh, not so well. (No, Guyana’s anthem was not written in the 18th century, seeing as it was written in 1966.)

        Maybe Bing Chat is better!

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