The Foxer

The field beside the defoxing annexe is a mass of aurochs-eye daisies at the moment. Much larger than the more common ox-eye daisy, the aurochs-eye is the only variety of Leucanthemum known to wink. Some say the heart attack that took the life of four-time Derby winner Blue Pasha was caused by a patch of aurochs-eyes flashing their florets at him as he was passing.

Below is a list of 30 Things That You Might Find in a Garden (‘things’ is used here in its broadest possible sense). Entries have been stripped of vowels and had any inter-word spaces repositioned. For example, if ‘watering can’ was present, it might appear as…

WT RNGCN

Foxglove would be…

FXGLV

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. SNDL
2. RBTM WR
3. GRTRDJKY LL
4. T R FLF
5. GTRPSM
6. CLNCR VN
7. BHV
8. CM MLLWN
9. LTNFN TN
10. LNLL
11. NDR SNSHLTR
12. CL DMNT
13. SWTWL LM
14. BR THRCDFL
15. F RTCG
16. MSSS K
17. JD SSCRT
18. SPRSK R
19. CCKS PT
20. CHN CYGRDNR
21.  RSRB R
22. THN MB
23. GRGRMN DL
24. LMPY
25. NYMS

26. WNNMS*
27. LHXP*
28. PYRT*
29. CVTD*
30. BBRRRR HCF*

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s collage theme: Chicago’s underground freight railway (defoxed by Gothnak)

a. British Army field marshal cap badge (Barfo)
b. Stamp commemorating Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition (Rorschach617)
c. British Rail freight sector logo for coal (phlebas)
d. James Baldwin (AtlasIsKing)
e. Audio induction loop logo (Little_Crow)
f. M36 Jackson tank destroyer (Rorschach617)
g. Cable knitting needle (Gusdownup)
h. Ash grapheme (Lazzars)
i. Supermarine Type 508 (AFKAMC)
j. Tunnels & Trolls rulebook cover (phlebas)
k. Icons from The Flame in the Flood (unsolved)
l. Album art from Air‘s Moon Safari (phlebas)

31 Comments

  1. AFKAMC says:

    11. ANDERSON SHELTER

  2. Gothnak says:

    2. ROBOT MOWER
    3. GERTRUDE JEKYLL
    7. BEEHIVE
    14. BROTHER CADFAEL
    15. FRUIT CAGE
    17. JUDAS ISCARIOT
    19. CUCKOO SPIT

  3. Stugle says:

    1. SANDAL
    2. ROBOT MOWER

  4. Stugle says:

    7. BEEHIVE

  5. Stugle says:

    13. SWEET WILLIAM – link to en.wikipedia.org

  6. Stugle says:

    27. PHLOX

  7. Little_Crow says:

    3. GERTRUDE JEKYLL
    7. BEEHIVE
    8. CAMOMILE LAWN ?

    ######
    14. BROTHER CADFAEL
    19. COCK SPOUT

    • AFKAMC says:

      I never read The Camomile Lawn… however, I have very fond memories of the TV series… mainly related to the copious amounts of female nudity… :)

      …anyway, back to the Foxer:

      20. CHAUNCEY GARDINER

  8. Stugle says:

    23. GREGOR MENDEL

    EDIT: ‘MENDEL’, not ‘MANDEL’

  9. Stugle says:

    4. TREE OF LIFE

  10. Little_Crow says:

    6. COLIN CRAVEN

  11. Stugle says:

    My brain has fixated on the last part of 6., which looks like CARAVAN. CLEAN CARAVAN? COLON CARAVAN?

  12. Little_Crow says:

    9. LATONA FOUNTAIN

    #######
    18. SUPER SOAKER
    21. ROSE ARBOR

  13. Stugle says:

    18. SUPER SOAKER (?)

    EDIT: Beaten to the punch by my old rival Little_Crow. Curses!

  14. Gothnak says:

    I’m out for now, good luck chaps and chappettes..

    Will rejoin at the weekend if anything is left!

  15. phlebas says:

    12. CLAUDE MONET

  16. Gothnak says:

    24. LAMPY – Seriously, i’ll try a U, nope, how about an A…oh… :p

    link to atlasobscura.com

  17. Little_Crow says:

    26. SNOWMAN

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