Friday Foxer #139

This week’s handmade co-op puzzle won’t defox itself. If you’re a dab hand at quizzes, lateral thinking, and search engine sleuthing, why not help out.

To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all ten locations plus the theme that links them.

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Last week’s ‘33 Things Wot You Might Find in Brittany’ missing vowels foxer:

1. CHCHN – chouchen (Colonel_K)
2. B GDLN NBH – bagad lann bihoue (Colonel_K)
3. PR NZGN – prinz eugen (Nutfield)
4. BSF TSFNDRS – ubisoft’s founders (Colonel_K)
5. SP KRFCL T CLN GG – speaker of a celtic language (Nutfield)
6. QMPR – quimper (ylla)
7. HR VDPRT ZMGR – hervé de portzmoguer (Colonel_K)
8. CR NCSTNS – carnac stones (AbyssUK)
9. PRTNK NTC – operation kinetic (ylla)
10. BGDN – bigoudene (Colonel_K)
11. THFR NC HNV YSFRS TRNHL LDR NCLD – the french navys first iron-hulled ironclad (Nutfield, AbyssUK)

12. SSNTS HP – ouessant sheep (AbyssUK)
13. WRSH PGRVYRD – warship graveyard (Nutfield)
14. PLGG N – paul gaugin
15. F TDSFL TSB LS – fête des filets bleus (ylla)
16. THC MB TFT HTH RTY – the combat of the thirty (Nutfield)
17. KRRGN – korrigan (Nutfield)
18. JC QSSTSSKPF – jacques stosskopf (Nutfield)
19. THMS TPW R FLLG HT HSNRP – the most powerful lighthouse in europe (ylla)
20. CPHL PHRSNT – cephalophore saint (Colonel_K)
21. DDT RCV R DNGL DL F – dead tree covered in gold leaf (Colonel_K)
22. SC TNT NLDS V TGMNMRV LN TR – société nationale de sauvetage en mer volunteer (Colonel_K)

23. YST RBD – oyster bed (Colonel_K)
24. HG HSPDC TMRNFR RY – high-speed catamaran ferry (Nutfield)
25. THNVN TRFT HS TTHS CP – the inventor of the stethoscope
26. FD RTNDG RN – fédération de gouren (Colonel_K)
27. NNJH NNY – onion johnny (Nutfield)
28. LFR MT HM CC DZ – oil from the amoco cadiz (Nutfield)
29. SPN SHCCPRS – spanish occupiers (Colonel_K)
30. KG NMNN – kouign-amann (Colonel_K)
31. T HWR LDSFR STT DLPWRST TN – the world’s first tidal power station (Nutfield)
32. PS TRBRTN – postier breton (Colonel_K)
33. THWST RNMSTD PRTM NTFMTR PLT NFRNC – the westernmost department of metropolitan france (Nutfield)


  1. Early start today for some reason.

    G. REMBRANDTPLEIN (Rembrandt Square), Amsterdam
    “As part of the celebration of the artist’s 400th birthday in 2006, a bronze-cast representation of his most famous painting, The Night Watch, by Russian artists Mikhail Dronov and Alexander Taratynov was displayed…”

    • Apparently there’s a butterfly called the Camberwell Beauty, and there are butterflies all over the foxer – but Ibsen doesn’t seem to be anything to do with a butterfly!

  2. D. DEN NATIONALE SCENE (The National Stage), Bergen, Norway
    with statue of Henrik Ibsen
    (Norway oldest permanent theatre),5.3210881,3a,42.7y,287.07h,104.25t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUJqhN2QALPHreERH43masw!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu

  3. C. SAMMY MILLER Motorcycle Museum, New Milton, Hampshire
    (though the required answer is bound to be the bike),-1.6735768,3a,80.9y,38.65h,74.75t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPJ_8WHsYYE_OLtvmejxfFlRPvo8CuPOxWvsxW6!2e10!3e11!!7i8192!8i4096?hl=en-GB&entry=ttu

    (Incidentally, you see the enamelled sign for Avon tyres? One sold at auction in 2021 for over a thousand pounds).

  4. H. The DRY DOCK craft pub, Woodhouse Lane Leeds – In a peculiar coincidence I sold one of my late fathers Rudge motorcyles to the Sammy Miller Museum (Image C)

    • Just beat me to it. The building behind it is Leeds Beckett University, formerly Leeds Metropolitan University, formerly Leeds Polytechnic. Looks to be a view of the Woodhouse building and maybe a bit of the Leslie Silver building. Leslie Silver used to be chairman of Leeds United.

  5. Re: J.
    The red and white pylon in the background suggests the location is near an airfield and that looks like a single bay of original Bailey bridging hiding in the foreground between the hedges (might be the angle but narrow gap between the panels so perhaps a footbridge?)

  6. Is Froggster right then, and it is playwrights?

    C. Arthur MILLER
    F. Harold PINTER
    H. Samuel BECKETT
    J.Bertold BRECHT

    • B. on the opposite side of the road is SOPHOCLES bakery
      (I’m sure it’s what he would’ve wanted)

      G. cafe in the background is {Friedrich} SCHILLER

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