The Foxer

Warm-Up Foxer (What am I?)

I’m a game, a weapon, and a place. I’m a mother and a mass murderer. I’ve won an Academy Award. I’m roughly the same height as the tallest structure in the world. I may have influenced one of the world’s most famous paintings. I’m impossible to anagram. I made headlines in the year one of Prague’s most famous sons was born.

Feature Foxer (Identify the collage theme)

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SOLUTIONS

Last Week’s Warm-Up Foxer (defoxed by Gusdownup and mcjamieuk)

I was here

Last Week’s Feature Foxer

’30 Things That You Might Find in or on a Lake or Reservoir’

1. SHRTSN DRLND – SHORT SUNDERLAND (Shiloh, Gothnak)
2. WTRHYC NTH – WATER HYACINTH (Gothnak)
3. SHPTN – ASHOPTON (AFKAMC)
4. PDL – PEDALO (Gothnak)
5. THRMCLN – THERMOCLINE (Arioch_RN)
6. CHNMP – CHINAMPA (AFKAMC)
7. SQR RLNTKN – SQUIRREL NUTKIN (Gothnak)
8. GSTPC CRD – AUGUSTE PICCARD (Arioch_RN, Stugle)
9. FLMNG – FLAMINGO (AFKAMC)
10. FNC – AFANC (skink74)
11. R DFL F – ROAD OF LIFE (AFKAMC)
12. SL NGSTN – SAILING STONE (AFKAMC)
13. NVPLN – NOVIPLANO (unsolved)
14. YL LWFLT – YELLOW FLEET (Gothnak)
15. CG R – ICE AUGER (Arioch_RN)
16. BN CNGBMB – BOUNCING BOMB (AFKAMC)
17. HDW GVNWS SMNN – HEDWIG VAN WISSMANN (Gothnak)
18. STL THS – STILT HOUSE (AFKAMC)
19. BK LSL – BAIKAL SEAL (Gothnak)
20. WL LMBT LRYTS – WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (Gothnak)
21. LQ DTHN – LIQUID ETHANE (Arioch_RN)
22. FLTNGHNG R – FLOATING HANGAR (Arioch_RN, Gothnak, Shiloh)
23. RN TLDRTR – ORIENTAL DARTER (Gothnak)
24. SM LDCHM PLN – SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN (Stugle)
25. MSHPSH – MISHIPESHU (Arioch_RN)
26. DN* – NAIAD (unsolved)
27. TPKN* – KEEPNET (unsolved)
28. SNS* – NESSIE (Arioch_RN, Gothnak)
29. LTHTTR* – TRIATHLETE (unsolved)
30. BRCLX* – EXCALIBUR (Arioch_RN)

51 Comments

  1. Stugle says:

    Passepartout from the 80 Days game, bottom left.

  2. AFKAMC says:

    Avro Anson behind the cowboy.

  3. AFKAMC says:

    At first glance, the tank bottom looks like a Tiger II (King or Royal Tiger)?

    • Stugle says:

      The turret or casemate on the picture seems too big for a Königstiger – I think it’s a Jagdtiger, which has a massive casemate instead of turret.

  4. Stugle says:

    Is that a Sterling submachine gun top left?

  5. Gothnak says:

    $10,000 Bill with Salmon P. Chase on it.

  6. Gothnak says:

    That could be a screenshot from a very early ropey version of paperboy? :p

    • Artiforg says:

      It’s the spectrum version.

      • Artiforg says:

        Whoops! I was wrong, it’s the BBC Micro version.

        • Gothnak says:

          I owned that game on my Beeb, i even typed in ‘BBC paperboy’ into Google and looked at the pics, and i still didn’t think it was right. :s… Still at least part of my brain realised it actually was right.

  7. Arioch_RN says:

    Is that a lithium atom?

  8. Shiloh says:

    Is the diagram partially obscured by Passepartout a lithium atom?

  9. Gothnak says:

    I ‘think’ that’s a diagram of a Lithium atom.

    link to bubl.org

  10. unacom says:

    Is that a portrait of Marie Curie, top right?

  11. Arioch_RN says:

    County Londonderry coat of arms in the bottom left

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    phuzz says:

    Dead centre is Sander Cohen’s mask from Bioshock (I’m not sure if he has a black mask in game though)

  13. Gothnak says:

    The Coat of Arms of of the County of Londonderry has two sheaves and a hand, but the colour blocks in the background are wrong.

  14. AbyssUK says:

    Cowboy is John Wesley Hardin (real person) image is fromCall Of Juarez Gunslinger game

  15. AbyssUK says:

    I am going with Bob Dylan as the theme, Hardin and columbia records link easily

    • AFKAMC says:

      It would be topical, what with his finally accepting the Nobel prize.

      Passepartout is apparently the French term for skeleton key; there is a Dylan CD kicking around called “Skeleton Songs”, but not sure it’s a well known or official release.

      • Shiloh says:

        Off topic, but for military history buffs, the German for “skeleton key” is “Dietrich”, coincidentally the surname of prominent Nazi Sepp Dietrich, who founded the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler back in the early 30s – which is why the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’s unit insignia was a skeleton key.

        Anyway, I digress – carry on de-Foxing.

        • unacom says:

          Please do, by all means.
          It´s always interesting to hear little details.

  16. Gothnak says:

    I’m going for an initial guess of Annie Londonderry, who cycled ‘around the world’.

    link to en.wikipedia.org

    Might be complete rubbish, but i thought i’d get a guess in before Arioch_RN puts in in 30 seconds before me! :)

    • Gothnak says:

      Oooh, she rode a Columbia bicycle!

      And Wesley Hardin commented about her cycle trip around the world.

      And she advertised ‘Londonderry Lithia’ which had Lithium in it.

      And she hunted Tigers on her trip.

      • unacom says:

        [edit] And after the “Columbia” she got a “Sterling” bike.

    • AFKAMC says:

      Sander COHEN/Annie COHEN Kopchovsky

    • AFKAMC says:

      Was the Avro Anson nicknamed the “Annie”?

    • AFKAMC says:

      Wikipedia: “While in the United States, she told stories about hunting tigers in India with German royalty”.

      Jagdtiger = hunting tiger

    • AbyssUK says:

      Looking good
      Lithia Spring Water Company – Lithium
      10,000 dollar bet
      Columbia cycles

    • Gothnak says:

      Rode a bike like the kid in Paperboy :).

    • Gothnak says:

      Phew, wrapped up before the end of lunchtime. Hardin & Londonderry was the key here.

      Gave me the link to this book, and got it from there…

      link to books.google.co.uk

      • Stugle says:

        Nicely done! I can usually spot a clue or two, but I can never put the theme together. I’m always glad someone else can take care of the bigger picture. :)

        • Gothnak says:

          I’m rubbish at identifying anything military, but seemingly quite good at finding patterns.

          ‘That’s a tank!’

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      phuzz says:

      Ahh, but what of the warm-up foxer?
      I’m currently working on the assumption that the ‘famous son of Prague’ is Kafka (so something that made headlines in 1883). I could be wrong there though.

      • Orontes says:

        I’m thinking the answer is Krakatoa, not sure though.

        • Shiloh says:

          Well, Krakatoa inspired The Scream I think (from memory – don’t quote me on it).

        • Stugle says:

          Krakatoa sounds like a good bet – it’s about as tall as the Burj Khalifa and my quick search for ‘Krakatoa anagram’ confirmed that it can’t be anagrammed.

          • Shiloh says:

            Apologies, another off topic post from me – Stugle, are you in NYC? Only reason I ask is that we’re going at Easter and if you are, wondered whether you had any recommendations for military history buffs like me to be doing in the city while the rest of the family is off shopping?

            I’ve got the Grand Army Plaza arch on my list, and a couple of other things possibly, but if you’re there and have any suggestions, let me know please.

          • Stugle says:

            Hi Shiloh! I’m not in New York – but if, for some unfathomable reason, you find yourself down in Wilmington, North Carolina, do let me know. :)

            Based on my two trips to NYC, I can’t really advise you, but recalling an appearance in earlier Foxers, I wonder if the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum might be worth your time?

      • AFKAMC says:

        This could be the weapon: link to en.wikipedia.org

        Also, assuming volcanoes are female, she would be the mother of Anak Krakatau.

        Also a board game: link to boardgamegeek.com

        • AFKAMC says:

          “Krakatoa, East of Java” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects – not sure it won, though?

          Krakatoa was actually west of Java, but that didn’t sound exotic enough for a movie title.

      • Philopoemen says:

        Volcano

        Volcano Mine system – weapon
        Ixcanul (volcano) – won Academy award
        Volcano – is a location I guess
        Mother – expels rocks, or Anak Krakatoa as mentioned
        Mass murderer – self-explanatory

        painting not sure about

        • Philopoemen says:

          Actually Ixcanul didn’t win the award, won the Alfred Bauer prize.

    • Arioch_RN says:

      I may have photo-finished a pair of the thingies but I don’t think there’s any danger of me ever clocking the theme :) It’s always impressive deduction above my pay-scale

      • Gothnak says:

        I couldn’t risk it! I would have rather spent a while finding all the links, but you never know who is suddenly going to ping it up there first.

        I’m on a roll at the moment, i think i have a temporary mental link with Mr Stone.