Friday Foxer #182

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.

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Last week’s ‘33 Things Wot You Might Find On, In, or Touching a Human Face’ missing vowels foxer:

1. RG – rouge (Nutfield)
2. WR YSML – wry smile (Nutfield)
3. NBRW – unibrow (Nutfield)
4. LPTR RHNNS – leptorrhine nose (Nutfield)
5. BR NDNGRN – branding iron (Nutfield)
6. MLN NZDCLLS – melaninized cells (Colonel_K, Nutfield)
7. MNRPR CNG – monroe piercing (Nutfield)
8. MDLPLPB RLCM MSSR – medial palpebral commissure (a_monk)
9. BXNGGL V – boxing glove (Nutfield)
10. MNMLNX HYDR – manumala noxhydria (Nutfield)
11. LKFS RP RS – look of surprise (Nutfield)

12. KPLK PL – kple kple ()
13. MBL MNGFLD – embalming fluid (Nutfield)
14. NSPR STHSS- nose prosthesis (Nutfield)
15. FTLVS NGGG LS – fatal vision goggles (Nutfield)
16. BD SFS WT – beads of sweat (Nutfield)
17. LTHM – litham ()
18. CLMB NMRCHNGPW DR – columbian marching powder (Nutfield)
19. CR CDLTRS – crocodile tears (Mrs Nutfield)
20. GRPFL VRDHB BBB B – grape flavoured hubba bubba (Nutfield)
21. CS TRDP – custard pie (Colonel_K)
22. SG NSFBL LSPL SY – signs of bells palsy (Nutfield)

23. BD GRHR – badger hair (Nutfield)
24. GLB LLRLN – glabellar line (Nutfield)
25. PR SDLPS – pursed lips (Nutfield)
26. JNCH KR – ajna chakra (captaincabinets)
27. KJLPN CL – kajal pencil (Nutfield)
28. DL LNGSCR – duelling scar (Nutfield)
29. LSHG L – lash glue () or lash gel (Nutfield)
30. BRDS ND – beard snood (Colonel_K)
31. VSRD – visard (Colonel_K)
32. NS LBLFLD – nasolabial fold (Nutfield)
33. SLDJ NRB R ZL NKSSC PCL PBTT R – sol de janeiro brazilian kiss cupuaçu lip butter (Colonel_K)


  1. G6 has ZANU-PF and E8 is SALISBURY. Looks like Zimbabwe is the link.
    H6 also has ZANU, the prior name for ZANU-PF, but that seems like maybe a stretch to have both.

    ‘Zimplats is the leading mining company in Zimbabwe specializing in platinum group metals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium & osmium.’

  3. Possibly H7 ZIG (brand new currency) and G5 BAZ (Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe), but without the number of words it’s hard to tell.

    It looks like ‘boys’ is left towards the left hand side, but only a muddle of vowels leading up to it…

  4. Using up the last Z: K4. SADZA – Shona (majority ethnic group) term for cooked maize meal

    Without knowing the total number of answers there’s an outside possibility that it’s FOUR ..something… SADZA as their version of Quattro Staggione, but I’ve found no evidence for that.
    (“sun-dried vegetables known as Mfushwa” is sort-of close)

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