Friday Foxer #156

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.

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 14 answers.


*❄*❄*❄* Bonus Geofoxer *❄*❄*❄*

(Roman might not get round to crafting a foxer next week)

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Last week’s ‘33 Things Wot Are On Tim’s Desk At The Moment’ missing vowels foxer

1. GR GVPN NY – george v penny (Nutfield, ylla, Colonel_K, Phlebas)
2. TWN SDRS TRPPLS TRS – two unused airstrip plasters (Colonel_K, Nutfield)
3. BR TNSDT LSRCN – britains deetail saracen (Nutfield)
4. P H TFB RS TLL GBS – photo of a Bristol L5G bus (Nutfield, Colonel_K)
5. STLB STSDN GL – steel beasts dongle (Nutfield)
6. BN CT HRHNB YCHR LSWHT NG – bounce the rhine by charles whiting (Colonel_K, ylla)
7. TCKRM VR – tick remover (Colonel_K, Nutfield)
8. R LPR THHL LGNT – ral partha hill giant (Nutfield)
9. NV RST YFK NTSC HLFH ST RYPN – university of kent school of history pen (ylla)
10. Z XMPP LYR – zooaoxo mp3 player ()
11. PCPLSSP RDSC – pcplus superdisc (Colonel_K)

12. F RG RNPS HPNS – four green push pins (Nutfield)
13. CHR STM SCRDFR MRTH – christmas card from ruth (ylla)
14. N VLPCNT NNGF FT YT WSDLLRS – envelope containing fifty two us dollars (Nutfield)
15. PHL LPSSCR WDR VRWTHMGN TCTP – phillips screwdriver with magnetic tip (Nutfield)
16. JYFT HR -jay feather (ylla, Colonel_K)
17. FRDFFT YCL BRBL LT – fired fifty calibre bullet (Colonel_K)
18. H STRC LTNKST PTRMPS – historical tanks top trumps (Nutfield)
19. NT WSTCRDR DR – natwest card reader (ylla)
20. PSTC RDF RMTR MNNS CLY – postcard from taormina in sicily (Nutfield)
21. B GFC NT RSF RNBN DNDBR DG MPRJ CT – bag of counters for an abandoned board game project (Nutfield, Colonel_K)
22. SMNW RPTSHR D – samian ware potsherd (Colonel_K)

23. STR PLSSPRMWR STWTCH – strapless prim wristwatch (Colonel_K)
24. CNCLL DPSSPRT – cancelled passport (Colonel_K)
25. F RTCKC RMBS – fruit cake crumbs (Nutfield)
26. WDNC LT HSPG – wooden clothes peg (Nutfield)
27. FLT YG GBYTMS – faulty gigabyte mouse (Colonel_K)
28. D STYCLGR PHYST – dusty caligraphy set (Nutfield)
29. LDD TNFC LS SCMLT RYV HCLM GZN – old edition of classic military vehicle magazine (Colonel_K)
30. FX RMG – foxer mug (Nutfield)
31. STDTL RT RDT NPNC LNN DFSH RPNNG – staedler tradition pencil in need of sharpening (Colonel_K, ylla)
32. STRB LZ RNMB RTWH NDR DNDG HTPL N TFT HDD – starblazer number two hundred and eight planet of the dead (Phlebas)
33. BRT HDYCR DSHW NGBLP LLM NMRGN GF RMTW RTNTN NL – birthday card showing a blue pullman emerging from twerton tunnel (ylla, Nutfield, Colonel_K)


  1. Geofoxer J. The OLD FAITHFUL INN, Yellowstone Park by the geyser,-110.8311959,3a,75y,87.71h,117.03t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPlM9cwOx6vOWYNvRehfi4TXWlw6TmbwXxsoAU4!2e10!3e11!!7i8704!8i4352?hl=en&entry=ttu
    (not the perfectly correct photo but close enough)

    I believe following the stairs all the way up leads to the Crows’ Nest.

  2. Geofoxer K. ‘This is the Place Heritage Park’ for Mormon settlers, Utah,-111.8163807,3a,90y,342.58h,89.06t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPLrRy5jjNHQ6T1pPUMIR2QeG1PtfU19fJhx9YE!2e10!3e11!!7i9050!8i4525?hl=en&entry=ttu

    Pioneers HARK Lay Wales and his brother Oscar Smith – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

      • That doesn’t work !
        (At least not in a way I can see).

        It’s not the answer I took from my source, but a case could be made for a couple of forenames though they would be very uncommon.

        (It wasn’t my intention, but the colour of the first image is a clue to solving that single element).

          • Wikipedia and other sources have John Wycliffe being commemorated by Anglicans today, December 31st ! *

            Colonel K kisses his knuckles and biceps before pumping his arms in the air for an adoring crowd.

            *Apart from America where it seems to be October 30th.

          • PS. A Happy New Year to Roman, Tim and everyone else who has bothered a Foxer over the past 12 months.

            And please tell Roman not to worry; I’m sure he’ll do better during the next circum-whatsit of the sun.


          • Roman is suitably vermilion-visaged. Hopefully, this isn’t a sign my long-in-the-tooth Chief Foxer Setter is losing his faculties/marbles!

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