The Foxer

Did you know my Chief Foxer Setter had a fungus named after him? The yolk-yellow caps of Boletus romanii stud the pine straw of conifer forests in Northern Europe between September and November. Prized by chefs, Roman’s Boletus can be eaten uncooked but rarely is because of the mild Acetylcholinesterase blocker it contains. Consumed raw the mushroom palsies the face leaving the eater wearing a weird puzzled expression for anything up to 12 hours.

Last week’s foxer theme: Nelson Mandela (defoxed by Little_Crow)

a Cover of Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk‘ (Shiloh)
b Mandela’s prison number in hexadecimal (Little_Crow)
c Tata Nano (unsolved)
d ZX Spectrum game Saboteur (Artiforg)
e Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (Syt)
f Cross-Channel gun ‘Winnie‘ (Stugle)
g Invictus Games logo (Syt)
h Scarlet Pimpernel (Syt)
i Emplaced gun, Robben Island (Stugle)
j Spear 3 missile (mrpier)
k The Specials (Arioch_RN)
l Blackburn Botha (mrpier, AFKAMC)

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Below is a list of ’25 things you might find in or on a cathedral’ (‘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 ‘Handel’s Messiah’ was present, it might appear as…

HND LSMSSH

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. FLCH
2. LTRPC
3. PRGR NFLCN
4. TRNSH RD
5. MRGL RS
6. RSWN DW
7. LNC LNMP
8. FNVL TNG
9. JDT HB SCR
10. LMBR DYPPLR
11. RCHT
12. RCHVLT
13. HL YNL
14. PS SYRT
15. BYBS HP
16. TRG D
17. GRRTT
18. BTFMR
19. THM SBCKT
20. DVLSF TPRNT
21. ZCRR*
22. THRLBNY*
23. RP PNG*
24. MDSQ*
25. PHLCSR*

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45 Comments

  1. Stugle says:

    3. PEREGRINE FALCON

  2. Stugle says:

    2. ALTARPIECE

  3. Stugle says:

    7. LINCOLN IMP: link to en.wikipedia.org

  4. Little_Crow says:

    2. Altar Piece
    6. Rose Window
    8. Fine Vaulting
    20. Devils Footprint

  5. Stugle says:

    10. LOMBARDY POPLAR? It fits, I just don’t know the link.

  6. unacom says:

    19. Thomas Beckett

  7. Shiloh says:

    19. THOMAS A’BECKET

  8. Stugle says:

    19. THOMAS BECKET

  9. Stugle says:

    12. ARCH VAULT

  10. Shiloh says:

    4. TURIN SHROUD

  11. Little_Crow says:

    13. Holy Nail
    14. Pussy Riot
    15. Boy Bishop

  12. Shiloh says:

    7. LINCOLN MAP

    • Shiloh says:

      Actually, scrub that – I was sure Lincoln Cathedral had a famous old map in it, but apparently not.

  13. Stugle says:

    9. JUDE THE OBSCURE

  14. Little_Crow says:

    16. Tour Guide

  15. Shiloh says:

    11. ROCHET

  16. unacom says:

    4. tarnish red ?

  17. Stugle says:

    21. CROZIER

  18. unacom says:

    By the way, is that the Cologne Cathedral?
    Been straying off the path when visiting GamesCologne, Roman?

  19. Shiloh says:

    21. CROZIER

  20. Stugle says:

    25. Somehow, even though a quick Google search will show this is a common occurrence in US churches at least, I doubt PRESCHOOL is the correct answer.

  21. Arioch_RN says:

    24. Quasimodo

  22. Stugle says:

    24. QUASIMODO

  23. unacom says:

    18. Bat Femur? No. Botafumeiro

  24. phlebas says:

    17. GARRETT (possibly returning)

  25. Stugle says:

    17. GARRETT (is there a Thief level set in a cathedral? – My ignorance is heresy, I know)

    • phlebas says:

      Two, including one of the best-loved (and probably the most frightening) levels of the original game.

  26. captaincabinets says:

    25. SEPULCHRE, I think.

  27. Arioch_RN says:

    1. fleche

  28. Llewyn says:

    22. LABYRINTH

  29. lglethal says:

    I doubt this is right but 23. pope ring ;)

  30. Little_Crow says:

    So just 5. MRGL RS to get.

    Glories, perhaps?

    • AbyssUK says:

      Murglers…. checks urban dictionary… yup sounds about right :)

      • Llewyn says:

        A murgler sounds like something Rambling Syd Rumpo might have sung about…

    • skink74 says:

      MARIA GLORIOSA
      link to en.wikipedia.org

      • Llewyn says:

        Thank goodness, now I can sleep.

      • Stugle says:

        Y’know, I actually Googled ‘Mary Gloriosa’, but I somehow ended up with an obituary for an 83-year old Milwaukee woman who died when she was struck by a car while crossing the road – and then I decided that I was obviously looking in the wrong direction. :)