The Foxer

Roman is planning the annexe’s Scalextric corner at the moment. He wants a Fifties Formula 1 theme. I’d prefer either Group B rally cars or Roman chariots.

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Last week’s missing vowels foxer (’25 Things You Might Find In A Mine’)

1. HLT RCK (HAUL TRUCK) Stugle
2. ND NJNS (INDIANA JONES) Stugle
3. STN KDMP (STINK DAMP) Stugle
4. GLN (GALENA) deejayem
5. GRDLM P (GEORDIE LAMP) unsolved
6. MN TYML (MONTY MOLE) phlebas
7. DHLBS CHBMB (DAHLBUSCH BOMB) phlebas
8. RCHRDH NNY(RICHARD HANNAY) Shiloh
9. HYDR LCCHCK (HYDRAULIC CHOCK or HYDRAULIC CHUCK) Shiloh
10. MTR LDFNDR (MATERIAL DEFENDER) phlebas
11. MT HNGS (METHANE GAS) Stugle
12. PRGR NTK (PEREGRIN TOOK) Shiloh
13. MDN NFBR GS (MADONNA OF BRUGES) iainl
14. MNTRP (MANTRIP) AFKAMC
15. BLCP (BLUECAP) Stugle
16. GGL (GAGOOL) unsolved
17. LYMP CSTRLS (OLYMPIC AUSTRALIS) Stugle
18. CHNDLR (CHANDELIER) unsolved
19. BRTTC (BRATTICE) AFKAMC
20. CHRLSBRN SN (CHARLES BRONSON) Stugle
21.* STYP (PASTY or PIT-EYES) iainl, Shiloh
22.* XWTHB RCK CLVT (BUCKET WHEEL EXCAVATOR) slapcup, deejayem
23.* CYNR (CANARY) Igor
24.* PPP TR (PIT PROP) phlebas
25.* RPSP (SAPPER) Stugle, Shiloh

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Foxer Fact #909

Infamous bounder William Forbes-Sempill was expelled from Eton in 1900 for cheating during the school’s ‘Michaelmas Hunt’ defoxing competition. Tipped-off invigilators discovered a miniature Mance heliograph concealed in his pencil case and a carrier pigeon stuffed down his trousers.

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33 Comments

  1. AFKAMC says:

    Aircraft top left is the de Havilland DH 108 “Swallow”

    • AFKAMC says:

      Specific airframe appears to be VW120, which crashed 15/02/1950, killing pilot Squadron Leader Stuart Muller-Rowland (thanks, Wikipedia!)

    • Rorschach617 says:

      I knew I had seen that photo before, I ended up reading about it a few foxers back!

    • mrpier says:

      The brooch in the background is called the Tara brooch.

  2. phlebas says:

    The smart-looking gent in the photo is R. J. Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire.

  3. AFKAMC says:

    I’m wondering if aircraft top right is a Merlin-engined Bristol Beaufighter

  4. unacom says:

    Tentative guess on the locomotive:
    A Type 4 by BR

  5. phlebas says:

    The plane tail on the left belongs to Air Atlanta Icelandic.

  6. Stugle says:

    The flat-capped fellow on the motorcycle is none other than Steve McQueen (so says a Google image search).

    • Stugle says:

      The motorcycle a Triumph, apparently – not that I would know.

    • phlebas says:

      Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind, which is (at least partly) set in Atlanta.
      Olivia DeHavilland and Butterfly McQueen appeared in the film version.

    • Rorschach617 says:

      Chap and the glass thingummy bottom left is a LEIGH light on a Liberator.

      Vivien Leigh…

  7. mrpier says:

    I wonder if the thing beside the anemometer is a winged seed/whirling nut of some sort.

    • phlebas says:

      Mm, it could be a sycamore seed or maybe the blade of a wind turbine – something designed to catch the wind, anyway!

  8. dufus0057 says:

    Is it the characters out of disney cars, I mean I don’t have a copy, and everything is a little fuzzy at 1am. don’t quote me on this…