The Foxer

Roman’s 1/16 Meccano model of a Mulberry Harbour has barked its last shin. You’ll now find it in the pond beside the defoxing annexe rather than in the defoxing annexe itself. My Chief Foxer Setter assures me the structure will take the weight of a 1/16 RC Sherman tank but until I’ve finished DD-ing my Tamiya M4 that claim will remain untested.

a Bathers at Asnières – Seurat (All is Well)
b The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge – Cole (unsolved)
c Judgement of Paris – Botticelli (unsolved)
d Gibraltar – Pears (Stugle)
e The Triumph of Death – Bruegel (Cooper)
f Train Smoke – Munch (unsolved)
g The Fall of Nelson – Dighton (Stugle)
h Dangerous Work at Low Tide – Ravilious (unsolved)
i Day and Night – Escher (unsolved)
j Pan American Unity – Rivera (unsolved)
k The Wave – Hokusai (mrpier, unacom)
l The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice – Canaletto (All is Well, Cooper)
m The Fighting Temeraire – Turner (mrpier)
n Watson and the Shark – Copley (unsolved)
o The Pool of London – Derain (phlebas)
p On London River – Everett (unsolved)

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Plane Desert Wreck 04 by TiagoPorto

Below is a list of ’25 Things You Might Find In A Desert’ (‘Things’ and ‘Might’ are used here in their broadest possible senses). For purposes of obfuscation, the ‘things’ have been stripped of vowels and had spaces repositioned. For example, if ‘bactrian camel’ was present, it might appear as…

“BCT RNCML”

The last five entries in the list – those marked with asterisks – are especially fiendish. Not only are they vowel-less they have also been anagrammed.

1. DTPL M
2. JRB
3. SNCM PSS
4. TS KNRDR
5. KNGCL N
6. T HT SRFD KR
7. SS
8. FLYN GBXCR
9. SLK
10. RDL PHVLNTN
11. SMM
12. PRT
13. FRYS TRK
14. MNG LND THWRM
15. PPPLC RNR
16. YRDNG
17. HTLCL FRN
18. BG ST
19. KNGHTS BRDGBX
20. DR WRFRT
21. *PK
22. *RRZZ
23. *HXPSN
24. *KZBMR
25. *CLMNS

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35 Comments

  1. AFKAMC says:

    8. FLYING BOXCAR ?

  2. Cooper says:

    4. Tuskan Raider

  3. Stugle says:

    7. SAS?

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      Matchstick says:

      I was thinking about OASIS for 7

    • Korvus Redmane says:

      I though 7. was oasis… And Matchstick has beaten meto it as I log in..

    • Stugle says:

      Yes, you are right – should’ve been Long Range Desert Group anyway, to be more accurate. Bummer, I’m struggling with this one…

  4. Cooper says:

    3. SUN COMPASS?
    link to en.wikipedia.org

  5. Shiloh says:

    19. KNIGHTSBRIDGE BOX (Battle of Gazala)

  6. Shiloh says:

    17. HOTEL CALIFORNIA

  7. Cooper says:

    20. DERAWAR FORT
    link to en.wikipedia.org

  8. iainl says:

    1. DATE PALM?

  9. Rorschach617 says:

    16. YARDANG?

    link to en.wikipedia.org

  10. AFKAMC says:

    2. JERBOA

  11. Stugle says:

    9. Silk, for the Silk Route? I’m clutching at straws…

  12. lglethal says:

    14 is Mongolian Death Worm!

    (seriously I’m not joking!)

  13. Cooper says:

    14. MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM

  14. Rorschach617 says:

    11. SIMOOM?

    link to en.wikipedia.org

  15. lglethal says:

    22 is Zerzura

    link to en.wikipedia.org

  16. lglethal says:

    23 is Sphinx.

    :)

  17. Cooper says:

    24. BAZAAR?

    • Cooper says:

      That was meant to be [Something] BAZAAR, but seems the comments parse anything in chevrons as code…

  18. Stugle says:

    15. Something CORNER?

  19. Cooper says:

    15. POEPPEL CORNER
    link to en.wikipedia.org
    I’ve stopped being able to spot just by looking and have turned to Google… I knew it had to be something ‘corner’. This is what came in when I google ‘Popple Corner’…

  20. TeraTelnet says:

    21. KEPI, perhaps?

  21. unacom says:

    25. columns ?
    A looong shot. Thinking about Palmyra right now.

  22. unacom says:

    12. pirate
    I just have to do this. It´s an even longer shot than with an Adolf gun.

  23. dufus0057 says:

    I can’t help but think the game area here stinks of product placement, and by god does it reek of making you lot do the work when it comes to the foxer. This weeks foxer radio notation answer, yes most people can’t think vowels to the radio, or inside their heads, somewhat like Hebrew, or amhraic, anyway the answer “Ranks” mines at the bottom I think, and Tim’s is at thirteen, and some guy I know who had worse trauma than me is at 19, still not the answer requested by the rules, by the way the 0057 is an international investigators license number, and my CIA interrorgators number is 42, have at ye! No freedom of speech here either.

  24. unacom says:

    Reflecting on the last Foxer – it was an italian painting after all -and 15th century, no less!