The Foxer

First visit to the defoxing annexe? To your left you’ll find our BAR (one of the rare R75A models produced for the Dutch Army). To the right is our WC (the ’59’ telephone maintenance variant with the ladder – extremely useful for retrieving RC aircraft from trees). And over there, surrounded by rubble, is our priest hole (I told Roman the M7 was hard to handle but would he listen!)

Last week’s foxer theme: rafts (defoxed by darsle)

a. Raft of the Medusa (Artiforg, Cooper)
b. Raft spider (Artiforg)
c. The Flame in the Flood dev, The Molasses Flood (unsolved)
d. Supermarine Sea Otter (AFKAMC)
e. Tilsit (Iglethal)
f. Liferaft (Artiforg)
g. Kon-Tiki expedition (mrpier, phlebas)
h. Balseros (Stugle)
i. George Raft (AFKAMC, Artiforg)
j. Timber raft (phlebas)
k. Huckleberry Finn (Matchstick, Cooper)

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Below is a list of ’25 Things You Might Find On A Farm’ (‘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 ‘combine harvester’ was present, it might appear as…

CMBNHR VSTR

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.

BS TFL CK!

1. GR NSL
2. LNDG RL
3. PTTC LMP
4. LDMCD NLD
5. HGL R
6. GR TTRNR BBR
7. PRPNCN NN
8. FL RPST
9. ML KNGPRLR
10. NRBCDG STR
11. JMMYCR TR
12. SWGMN
13. HNTS BTR
14. SLR RYLGN
15. MR THKNT
16. CT TLGRD
17. HDLND
18. MSTRVP RTR
19. CRPC RCL
20. JM SHRT
21. NX*
22. CTT RRR*
23. GLPH*
24. ZZ MM*
25. PNNL*

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42 Comments

  1. AFKAMC says:

    2. LAND GIRL

  2. AFKAMC says:

    16. CATTLE GRID

  3. AFKAMC says:

    11. JIMMY CARTER

  4. AFKAMC says:

    9. MILKING PARLOUR

  5. iainl says:

    13. HUNT SABOTEUR

  6. iainl says:

    14. SLURRY LAGOON

  7. iainl says:

    15. MARTHA KENT

    (right, I’m stopping for now)

  8. AFKAMC says:

    21. Maybe OXEN?

  9. AFKAMC says:

    19. CROP CIRCLE

  10. AFKAMC says:

    17. HEADLAND (the area at each end of a planted field)

  11. AFKAMC says:

    25. NAPOLEON (from Orwell’s “Animal Farm”)

  12. lglethal says:

    1. Grain Silo

  13. lglethal says:

    4. Old MacDonald (hehe – nice one!)

  14. AFKAMC says:

    12. Probably SWAGMAN

  15. lglethal says:

    6. (not sure about this one) Great Train Robber

  16. unacom says:

    8. Floor post

  17. lglethal says:

    12. Swagman (once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong… – on a side note, don’t try singing this song to an American, they won’t understand you as they don’t understand good old fashioned (Australian) English! :P)

    • unacom says:

      huh? Never thought I´d have something in common with a yank.
      ;)

  18. unacom says:

    20. Jim Short

  19. AFKAMC says:

    I knew checking Wikipedia for “farm machinery” would yield results!

    5. HOG OILER

    • unacom says:

      and what a cool device it is too!

      • phlebas says:

        7. PROPANE CANNON is another cool device!

        • unacom says:

          Yes it is. But only very loosely farm-related. As a mining town boy, I know this as “Kartoffelkanone” (potato gun). Ah, such wonderful memories.

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    Cooper says:

    7. PROPANE CANNON

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    Cooper says:

    24. MAIZE MAZE

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    Cooper says:

    22. Tractor (adj.)
    TRACTOR·ER, tractor·est

  23. iainl says:

    Oh go on, then. I’ll be the Star Wars nerd who says

    18. MOISTURE VAPORATOR

  24. AFKAMC says:

    23. PLOUGH

  25. AFKAMC says:

    Only 3. PTTC LMP and 10. NRBCDG STR left to go

    Not sure about 8. FL RPST and 20. JM SHRT

    • AFKAMC says:

      OK, phlebas got 20. JM SHRT

    • AFKAMC says:

      It would be (almost) the right time of year for there to a Glastonbury Festival reference in there somewhere, but I can’t see one.

  26. TeraTelnet says:

    Oh, and 3 could be POTATO CLAMP.

  27. AFKAMC says:

    Nice! I think that’s everything?

    Only 8. FLOOR POST/FLOUR PASTE seems a bit doubtful.