The Foxer

Last week’s ‘museum mysteries’ foxer was as tough as Elefant hide. Roman is still trying to work out how anyone – even the accomplished AFKAMC – could Sherlock that stall recovery chute and smidgen of Bristol Sycamore.

A Supermarine Seafire (unacom)
B BAC One-Eleven stall/spin recovery chute housing (AFKAMC)
C Panzer IIIN (Shiloh)
D Vickers Vigilant anti-tank missile (Zogg, AFKAMC)
E Concorde Ram Air Turbine (mrpier, foop)
F Somua S35 (AFKAMC)
G Bristol Sycamore (AFKAMC)
H Jagdtiger (unacom)
I SEPECAT Jaguar (AFKAMC)
J Westland Wessex (unacom, AFKAMC)
K Hawker Harrier T.52 masquerading as Sea Harrier (unacom, AFKAMC)
L Bren gun/Universal carrier (AFKAMC)
M Challenger (Shiloh)
N Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 (AFKAMC, Zogg)

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Below is a list of ’25 things you might find on, in or under a mountain’ (‘things’ and ‘might’ are used here in their broadest possible senses). For purposes of obfuscation, the ‘things’ have been stripped of vowels and had any inter-word spaces repositioned. For example, if snow leopard was present, it might appear as…

SNWL PRD

Yeti would be…

YT

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. WTH RSTTN
2. DLWSS
3. BRZZS PR
4. CHMS
5. HR LNBLCK
6. STRD ST
7. HR MNNMR
8. CLR
9. GRGML LRY
10. HD
11. VLN CHCRD
12. GR NBTS
13. RKNSTN
14. T RLN
15. TNCM MNDMNTS
16. TZ
17. PPPRSSS
18. MRMT
19. THN
20. CSTLWL FNSTN
21. NDF*
22. NCR*
23. XB*
24. X C*
25. RNYNNZ GTG*

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41 Comments

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    Matchstick says:

    15: TEN COMMANDMENTS
    22: CAIRN ?
    23: IBEX ?

  2. Little_Crow says:

    2) Eidelweiss
    9) George Mallory
    18) Marmot

  3. slapcup says:

    2.edelweiss

  4. Little_Crow says:

    1) Weather Station
    5) Harlon Block

  5. AFKAMC says:

    Is 20 CaSTLe WoLFeNSTeiN?

  6. Little_Crow says:

    11) Avalanche Cord
    13) Arkenstone

  7. slapcup says:

    6. stardust?

  8. Stugle says:

    20. CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

  9. Stugle says:

    3. ABRUZZI SPUR (on K2)

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    Matchstick says:

    24: ICE AXE

  11. Stugle says:

    16. OETZI (I don’t know the ‘capital O with Umlaut’ key)

  12. Little_Crow says:

    19) Thane?

    • Stugle says:

      There’s also the city THUN in Switzerland, but it seems to be sensibly located in a river valley, rather than on a mountain.

    • Little_Crow says:

      Change of heart on this. Might be 19) Athena.
      She was responsible for Mount Lycabettus, which seems a bit less tenuous

  13. AFKAMC says:

    10 – is a mountain HIDE a thing? (Like a cabin in the mountains?)

  14. slapcup says:

    25 NORGAY TENZING

  15. slapcup says:

    14 treeline

    • Little_Crow says:

      Which is where you find 12) Green Bits…

      • Stugle says:

        I’ve been unable to see anything else for that clue ever since my brain fixated on ‘green bits’. :)

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      Matchstick says:

      There’s a space in the clue so presumably Tim is spelling it Tree Line ?

  16. AbyssUK says:

    12 – GREEN BOOTS

  17. Stugle says:

    4. CHAMOIS

  18. Stugle says:

    7. HERMANN MAIER (link to en.wikipedia.org)

  19. Stugle says:

    This is a real stretch, but 8. could be CLARE, as in Saint Clare of Assisi, who spent some time in a monastery on the flank of Mount Subasio. (link to en.wikipedia.org)

  20. slapcup says:

    8. coloire

  21. slapcup says:

    10. head (mount rushmore) ???

  22. AFKAMC says:

    This is a forlorn hope, but if 21. is a typo, and should read NDR, then I could answer either NORAD or DR. NO

    • Stugle says:

      I’d been hoping for a NORAD or Mount Cheyenne clue, but it doesn’t seem to be the case.

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    Matchstick says:

    I’m now disappointed STARGATE doesn’t fit for #6

  24. Little_Crow says:

    17. PPPRSSS
    and
    21. NDF*

    left?

    • slapcup says:

      17 is driving me nuts. pipe presses… pepper asses… (don’t look up popper asses..) someone please put me out of my misery…

      • Blake says:

        17. would be Peppersass, the first locomotive on this
        link to en.wikipedia.org

        • Stugle says:

          Awesome! Thank you for putting the final stake through this Foxer, so that we may lay it to rest!

          • Blake says:

            I’m actually glad you lot failed to get these two, I never have time on Fridays, so I rarely get to enjoy some proper defoxing, you know, without the evil temptation of looking into the comments for answers, and the feeling of contribution is also not present when doing it solo.

    • Little_Crow says:

      Lack of a space in the clue suggests it’s a single word, I think

  25. Blake says:

    Could 21 be Fondue? It’s Swiss and Switzerland is pretty much one big mountain.

    • Little_Crow says:

      Nicely done, I’ve had fondue while up a mountain in France so I see no fault with your defoxing.