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 jigsaw foxer:
a1 jubal early (Colonel_K)
a2 jesse jackson (Zwack23)
a3 jeddah tower (Nutfield)
a4 junkers g.38 (Zwack23)
a5 joint security area (Colonel_K)
a6 jarrow march (Froggster)
b1 jaunting car (Froggster)
b2 joy-con (Froggster)
b3 jowett cars (Nutfield)
b4 jagermeister (Zwack23, AbyssUK)
b5 jenny von westphalen (Electric Dragon)
b6 juggernaut (Colonel_K)
c1 joss paper (Colonel_K)
c2 jaxa (AbyssUK)
c3 jew’s harp (Colonel_K, ylla)
c4 jinsei shinzaki (Nutfield)
c5 joke (Nutfield)
c6 joan baez (Mrs Nutfield)
d1 jaguar 2 (Colonel_K)
d2 john o’ groats (ylla)
d3 jochen rindt (AbyssUK)
d4 jervis bay (AbyssUK)
d5 jerboa (ylla)
d6 joplin (Colonel_K, Nutfield)
e1 jerusalem cross (Mrs Nutfield)
e2 jujutsu (Aergistal)
e3 jelling stones (Mrs Nutfield)
e4 jeppesen (Nutfield)
e5 juno beach (Froggster)
e6 jutland horse (Aergistal)
f1 jersey devil (Nutfield)
f2 jagdstaffel 5 (Mrs Nutfield)
f3 jubilee issue (Nutfield)
f4 jihlava (ylla, Nutfield)
f5 jihadist flag (Nutfield)
f6 jim crow (Aergistal)
L – Tintagel
Merlin’s Cave beneath it?
B: Goldenrod Land Speed record car at the Henry Ford Museum
I – Eastleigh Station
Charlotte Mary Yonge statue
I: Charlotte Mary Yonge seated statue outside Eastleigh Train Station
C – Ryde, Isle of Wight. Hovercraft boarding with the ice rink in the background.
E: Royal Tunbridge Wells West Train Station – https://email@example.com,0.2528631,3a,75y,259.99h,90.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sX_2JHWw_iuJ4HWxTD1wRFA!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DX_2JHWw_iuJ4HWxTD1wRFA%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D111.465645%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
G – Sanctuary of the Nativity of Mary, Vicoforte, Italy
D – Golden Rock Resort, Nevis
Two Goldens, then…
On ‘The Quill’ (presumably an extinct volcano), on St. Eustatius (?)
Oh dear! No it isn’t Nevis, sorry. It’s St Eustatius, the mountain in question being the Quill.
It’s a bit nebulous, but I think Quill might be the crater, and the mountain/ex volcano/whatever Mazinga.
This is a bit of a wild punt but is the link anything to do with the Coronation – in 1953 the Queen used a fancy quill to sign the Coronation oath and there’s always plenty of golden things at a coronation
Charlotte Mary Yonge’s first novel was Abbeychurch, which would fit.
Early guess, SPITFIRE.
Winston Bridge, Merlin Cave, Jeffrey Quill …
Test pilot Joseph Summers – Goldenrod car was built by the Summers brothers.
Sanctuary of Vicoforte – the ELLIPTICAL dome.
Charlotte Mary Yonge – EASTLEIGH, first test flight.
Royal Tunbridge Wells – Spitfires were named after the places that had raised funds: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/36E9/production/_88575041_img_0236.jpg.webp
Oh my! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Shilling%27s_orifice
Ryde, Isle of Wight – SPITHEAD
A – Nida Lighthouse on the Curonian SPIT
F – FINUCANE island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Finucane
K – Salisbury rugby club, site of the Secret Spitfire memorial.
J – Spitfire LF Mk IXc PT549 crash site https://goo.gl/maps/YBgdEsiEMYqysqXR9
Roman’s reasons for including images C, E, & H in the ‘Spitfire’ geofoxer have yet to be be ascertained.
H – well if it’s not about Ray Hanna and the time he flew under it for Piece of Cake (https://youtu.be/nVeunEaHiYo?t=64), then the bronze model of a Spitfire (https://goo.gl/maps/L5VV9Fg1JY3PbPmL7)?
Currently operating hovercraft are GRIFFON 12000TD models. Rolls-Royce Griffon engines were used in later marks of Spitfire.
Re: H. Winston Bridge
“In June 1988, an ex-Red Arrow pilot Ray Hanna flew a Spitfire under the bridge as a stunt for a WW2 television series.
The incredible feat is marked by a small replica Spitfire at the east end of the bridge.”
I’m confident in saying the TV series was ‘Piece of Cake’ and the fictional pilot claims he has overheating oil so he can avoid going on a mission and instead pull his stunt.
The grey (Class 33) diesel loco at Spa Valley Railway is named R.J. MITCHELL (Designer of the Spitfire) with a Spitfire image above the nameplate.
Or else Tunbridge Wells West is in Kent, and Spitfire Kentish Ale is a damned fine thing (Spitfire Gold is my preferred variant). Maybe I’m just thirsty, though the sun is over the yardarm.