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 ywam liberty (Electric Dragon)
a2 yoga or yogini (a_monk, Aergistal)
a3 yarder (Electric Dragon)
a4 yellowknife (a_monk)
a5 ypr-765 (a_monk)
a6 yinka shonibare (Phlebas)
b1 yurt (a_monk)
b2 youth runs wild (Phlebas)
b3 yellow mongoose (ylla, Phlebas)
b4 yuan shikai (Electric Dragon)
b5 yucatan peninsula (copperbottom, Electric Dragon)
b6 yarn (a_monk)
c1 yosemite bowline (ylla)
c2 ys (a_monk)
c3 yukon (Froggster)
c4 yggdrasil (Phlebas)
c5 yabba (Phlebas)
c6 yom kippur war (Froggster)
d1 yugo-nostalgia (Electric Dragon)
d2 yeti airlines (Electric Dragon)
d3 ypres cloth hall (Electric Dragon)
d4 yemeni civil war (2014-present) (Electric Dragon)
d5 yoghurt (a_monk)
d6 yreka western railroad (a_monk)
e1 yde girl (copperbottom)
e2 yogh (Electric Dragon)
e3 yellow vest protests (Nutfield)
e4 you (george harrison song) (copperbottom)
e5 yj-62 (Phlebas)
e6 yo-yo ma (Phlebas)
f1 yerevan metro (Electric Dragon)
f2 yankee stadium (1923) (Electric Dragon)
f3 yard (sailing) (a_monk)
f4 yodels (Froggster)
f5 yul brynner (Electric Dragon)
f6 yastreb spacesuit (copperbottom)
G – Westminster Pier with Big Ben right behind you – https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-0.1237215,3a,75y,343.41h,87.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shWgKhz6ndfACkMy8tlj5RQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
And looking at Boudicca, if that helps!
L – Italian training ship Palinuro, seen here in the Cannaregio canal, Venice
I wasted a lot of time looking at Amerigo Vespucci, which is nearly the same colours but not quite!
Here’s a wild punt on a link but – statues of women? Boudicca is there behind the kiosk in Westminster and is you spin around in Google Maps in Venice you’l see a sculpture of Alison Lapper (who had previously been on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, which is a bit far away from Big Ben for Lapper herself to be a link)
E looks like somewhere on the Great Orme Tramway – right kind of hill in the background
Yes, round about https://goo.gl/maps/XKcDuehPG9GdUJ3s8
A – Forum Marinum, Turku, Finland
B – I can´t find the museum, but I found the poster:
It could be either a reference to the Boer War, or teh Spanish-American Wa.
Hope that helps.
The caption above it starts ‘Scenes from the Boer concentration camps’
D – The Serpolet Sculpture, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill
Serpollet with two Ls, to save anyone else getting mixed up in the French revolutionary calendar
Apologies to M. Serpollet. In my defence the plaque next to the sculpture misspells his name so that has caused some confusion in the sources I found: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Serpolet_Sculpture_Plaque,_Bexhill.jpg
That is confusing! It was just that when I started searching for possible links I was getting a lot about calendars and not much about cars, which confused me 😀
K – Delhi Railway Museum
The blurred text reads
The link appears to be 1902
The Great Orme Tramway was opened in 1902, and Serpollet won at the Bexhill trials that year too
Boudicca statue was erected in 1902
St Mark’s Campanile in Venice collapsed in 1902.
To the left of the daisy in A is the ship Suomen Joutsen, built in 1902
The Second Boer War ended in 1902.
C – Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, Springfield, MO, completed 1902
C – seems to be the
Jefferson Avenue Footbridge in Springfield, built in 1902
J – could be the 24cm – 9.45″ Model 1902 – 1906 BL gun, also known as the
Castel Goree Gun.
B – Melrose House in Pretoria: https://goo.gl/maps/jECqDpFoe7HjwUWEA
The Treaty of Vereeniging that ended the Second Boer War in 1902 was actually signed here.
H – Musée Frank A. Perret: https://goo.gl/maps/GaZZeFxZ33jBcLPUA
Memorial for the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée.
F – Kizil Caves: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kizil_Caves, discovered in 1902.
Even knowing that the indefatigable Corner Puzzle Crew must already have solved most of the nogging numbers, I always enjoy taking a look at Roman’s puzzles. The published number would surely fill a book – has any thought been given to putting these in book form, with part of the proceeds perhaps supporting the site?
A book is unlikely, but Roman and I are working on a foxer-related project at the moment. If it’s not available by the end of the summer I’ll be disappointed.
I – maybe one of the many tors in Dartmoor?
The Hound of the Baskervilles published in 1902 was set there. The Fox Tor would’ve been perfect but there’s no Google Maps photo of it.
Also, pro tip: if you don’t see the latest comments on the site just add an interrogation mark and some random text at the end of the link, for example:
That’s silly, it’s of course the Hound Tor: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RU1sotiyecVUB3JWA