Friday Foxer #168

Every Friday, 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. All are welcome to participate.

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 12 answers.

(Next week’s Friday Foxer will be posted at 07:00 rather than 13:00)

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Last week’s geofoxer theme: female inventors and their inventions (defoxed by Phlebas)

a. henrietta vansittart (Viscount)
b. ninni kronberg (Electric Dragon, Aergistal, Phlebas)
c. anna connelly (Colonel_K, ylla)
d. melitta bentz (Phlebas, Colonel_K)
e. josephine cochrane (Colonel_K)
f. bette nesmith graham (Colonel_K, Phlebas)
g. hedy lamarr (Phlebas)
h. beatrice shilling (Electric Dragon)
i. katherine burr blodgett (Aergistal, Phlebas))
j. windscreen wipers (Viscount, Phlebas)
k. hertha ayrton (Colonel_K, ylla, Phlebas)
l. letitia mumford geer (Colonel_K)


  1. F9. HARALD HARDRADA – casualty at Stamford Bridge
    (somehow, up til now, I always missed out the first R in HaRdrada)

    ETA: Leaves G11. BOULOGNE – not sure what the connection is

  2. E3. THE SWOOP ! – P G Wodehouse parody in which England is simultaneously invaded by nine different armies, including Switzerland and Germany. English elites appear to be more interested in a cricket tournament, and the country is eventually saved by a boy scout named Clarence.

    I think E2. is friend of the Foxer William TATE, the Irish-born American commander of a French invasion force known as La Légion Noire (“The Black Legion”) which invaded Britain in 1797, resulting in the Battle of Fishguard.

    There should be two answers remaining.

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