The Foxer

The annexe is wearing a white tam o’ shanter today. The snow stopped Roman getting in, but thanks to June, his intrepid understudy, we’re not completely foxerless.

Feature Foxer

The 127-cell honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a unique theme (some past themes: Harry Potter, gold, postage stamps, and The 39 Steps) Identifying this theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today you are looking for twenty-two words and one acronym.

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Last week’s warm-up foxer: I was in Banana on the island of Kiritimati (defoxed by Stugle)

Last week’s Feature Foxer theme: Frozen (defoxed by Gothnak)

a White-letter Hairstreak (Gothnak)
b Matterhorn Screamer! (unsolved)
c Star Wolves shortcut (unsolved)
d & e Counters from wargame Fjord (unsolved)
f Statue of Jean-Honore Fragonard (Gothnak)
g Image from the cover of Sven Hassel’s Legion of the Damned (unsolved)
h Christmas Stories: Hans Christian Andersen’s Tin Soldier shortcut (unsolved)
i LMS Princess Coronation Class loco (Arioch_RN)
j Doctor Carrot (Little_Crow)
k Buran (snowstorm) spaceplane (Stugle)
l John Frost Bridge (unsolved)
m Bell Helicopter logo (unsolved)
n Duke Nukem’s boot (Arioch_RN, Little_Crow)


  1. Little_Crow says:

    Got a couple of Ian’s, so far

  2. phlebas says:

    L8 latent
    G1 chrome
    C7 jiffy

  3. phlebas says:


  4. Peralph says:

    A2 BRAID

  5. Peralph says:


  6. Peralph says:

    F3 BALL
    F5 SHEET
    D7 EPOCH
    F6 WARP

  7. ylla says:

    Definitely INSTANT at the top left – the Ls are in BALL.

    k4 TRAVEL

    Does YEAGER (i5) fit? The sound barrier isn’t exactly time, but I can’t make anything else from the letters around there

    • ylla says:

      l3 SOLAR
      k2 UTC

      If YEAGER is right, that just leaves AREA (j4) which again doesn’t seem very timely…

      • ylla says:

        Oh, no – YEAR, AGE and ERA!

        I counted the words and was one short.