The Foxer

Trevor almost got himself shot on Sunday. Me, Roman, and Maxine were in the Green Man enjoying preprandial pints, when Henry Lord came in ranting about a “devil’s daffodilly” that had been panicking his ewes in Bottom Acre. As we’re the only triffid owners in the neighbourhood we guessed it was probably Trevor, and, sure enough, it was. We eventually found the runaway in one of the old mushroom sheds on the Chipstable road, and after lots of fun and games got him in the horsebox and back home. It turns out the cunning bugger had escaped by rolling a fascine of fencing stakes into the ha-ha. It will break Helen’s heart but I think we’re going to have to tether him overnight from now on.

Below is a list of ’25 Things That You Might Find In, On, or Attached to a Tent’ (‘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 ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was present, he might appear as…

LWRN CFR B

zip would be…

ZP

1. KL
2. GYR P
3. PB LFNQ
4. S MKHL
5. DGRV NS
6. FSTVLGR
7. MLGD RYC
8. WNNG
9. MLDW
10. CLNLGD DF
11. CR QDS LL
12. PRZMR RW
13. RFG
14. HN RYV
15. CLW NCR
16. 2
17. RYM RS
18. FNL
19. HTLPSH L HN
20. BF FLHD
21. SLPNGBG
22. SC
23. CRBS KN
24. RBM
25. TR CYMN

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SOLUTIONS

August 25th collage foxer theme: bubbles (defoxed by Little_Crow)

a Bubble artist Fan Yang (phlebas, Stugle)
b Bubblegum (unsolved)
c Double-bubble fuselage (AFKAMC)
d Bubble bath (unsolved)
e Aero (unsolved)
f Bubble car (Stugle)
g South Sea Bubble (AFKAMC)
h Bubbles DeVere (Artiforg)
i Bubbly (Little_Crow)
j Decompression chamber (mrpier, unacom)
k “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (Little_Crow, Rorschach617)
l Bubble net feeding (mrpier)
m Bubble and squeak (unsolved)

23 Comments

  1. Little_Crow says:

    6) Festivalgoer
    9) Mildew
    12) Prize Marrow
    17) Ray Mears
    20) Buffalo Head
    21) Sleepingbag

  2. Arioch_RN says:

    23. Caribou Skin
    25. Tracey Emin

  3. Arioch_RN says:

    2. Guy Rope

  4. Stugle says:

    10) COLONEL GADDAFI

  5. Arioch_RN says:

    5. Henry V

  6. Stugle says:

    14) Henry V

  7. Little_Crow says:

    4) Smoke Hole
    14) Refugee
    16) U2 ?

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    3) Pablo Fanque

    • Stugle says:

      A-ha! I was wondering what cunning answer was hidden by the numeral 2.

  8. Kerans says:

    7. MLGD RYC – MEL GIEDROYC
    15. CLW NCR – CLOWN CAR

  9. Stugle says:

    1) Akela, from scouting?

  10. Little_Crow says:

    15) Clown Car

  11. Arioch_RN says:

    22. SOCO Scene Of Crime Officer

  12. Stugle says:

    11) Cirque de Soleil

  13. Little_Crow says:

    5) Edgar Evans

    A member of the ill fated Captain Scott polar expedition

  14. Arioch_RN says:

    19. Hotlips Houlihan

    • Stugle says:

      Nice! I was stubbornly stuck on trying to make some kind of hotel work.

  15. Little_Crow says:

    19) hot lips houlihan

    Only 24. left, I think

  16. Stugle says:

    24) Airbeam (a type of inflatable tent)