Friday Foxer #171

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 twelve locations plus the theme that links them.

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Last week’s clusters:

peters (defoxed by Electric Dragon)
a1. blue peter (Colonel_K)
b1. peter-no-tail (Colonel_K)
c1. black peter (Electric Dragon)
b2. battle of petersburg (Colonel_K)
b3. petr pavel (Colonel_K)

switchblades (defoxed by Electric Dragon)
d1. aerovironment switchblade (Electric Dragon)
e1. 12 angry men (Colonel_K)
c2. switchblade sisters (Colonel_K)
d2. samson switchblade (Electric Dragon)
e2. switchblade city (Colonel_K)

english new towns (defoxed by Viscount)
a2. corby (Zwack23)
a3. peterlee (Colonel_K)
a4. harlow (Zwack23)
b4. bracknell (Colonel_K)
a5. crawley (Aergistal)

1936 (defoxed by Viscount)
c3. thylacine extinction (Zwack23)
c4. handley page harrow (Aergistal)
b5. beehive terminal, gatwick (Aergistal)
c5. james walker tucker’s hiking (Colonel_K)
d5. vaclav havel born (Colonel_K, Aergistal)

typewriters (defoxed by Aergistal)
d3. ivrea (Colonel_K)
e3. tom hanks (Viscount)
d4. leroy anderson (Viscount)
e4. underwood (Colonel_K)
e5. remington (Colonel_K, Aergistal)


  1. I think K. is the Military Techical Museum Noginsk; and the leftmost vehicle a ZiL-375Ya PEU-1.

    (I’m afraid I’m on a mobile and will have to leave searching Streetview to someone else)

  2. I reckon the tankette on the left in A. is an Italian Carro Veloce 33, later designated L3 and widely exported.
    (It might be one of the later (19)35 revisions, but I don’t think it’s as late as the (19)38 revision).

  3. H. Zeppelin monument at Santa Cruz Air Force Base. It was originally called Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport and it was constructed to handle the operations with the rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg.


  4. There’s a fifty-fifty chance L. is the Muzeum průmyslových železnic (MPŽ) in Zbýšov, Czech Republic
    If I’m right there should be a tall square tower behind and to the left of the shed.

    And I still reckon the connction is places that fill Roman with childish joy.

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