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. Little_Crow says:

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

  4. Stugle says:

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

  5. unacom says:

    19. Thomas Beckett

  6. Shiloh says:

    19. THOMAS A’BECKET

  7. Stugle says:

    19. THOMAS BECKET

  8. Stugle says:

    12. ARCH VAULT

  9. Shiloh says:

    4. TURIN SHROUD

  10. Little_Crow says:

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

  11. Shiloh says:

    7. LINCOLN MAP

  12. Stugle says:

    9. JUDE THE OBSCURE

  13. Little_Crow says:

    16. Tour Guide

  14. Shiloh says:

    11. ROCHET

  15. unacom says:

    4. tarnish red ?

  16. Stugle says:

    21. CROZIER

  17. unacom says:

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

  18. Shiloh says:

    21. CROZIER

  19. 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.

  20. Arioch_RN says:

    24. Quasimodo

  21. Stugle says:

    24. QUASIMODO

  22. unacom says:

    18. Bat Femur? No. Botafumeiro

  23. phlebas says:

    17. GARRETT (possibly returning)

  24. Stugle says:

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

  25. captaincabinets says:

    25. SEPULCHRE, I think.

  26. Arioch_RN says:

    1. fleche

  27. Llewyn says:

    22. LABYRINTH

  28. lglethal says:

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

  29. Little_Crow says:

    So just 5. MRGL RS to get.

    Glories, perhaps?

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