The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (Where am I?)

I’m 100 metres from a road that shares its name with a Roman god. I’m in a country named after an Italian. A town once stood on this spot. One nearby sign informs me that visitors should use the left lane and check in at the security station. Another warns that “cell phone use is prohibited while operating vehicles on ********* property”. In 2013 a record-breaking geological event occurred a couple of miles from here.  I’m at a higher latitude than Beijing, and a lower one than Istanbul. The nearest city is twinned with Sarajevo. This location has a lexical link with a French helicopter and a popular piece of British classical music.

Feature Foxer

This enlargeable collage has a hidden theme. Decrypt the cryptic clues to flush it out.

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Last week’s warm-up foxer: I was here (defoxed by Gusdownnup)

Last week’s geofoxer theme: Star Wars (defoxed by AbyssUK)

a Imperial War Museum, London (phuzz)
b Millennium Park, Chicago (Matchstick)
c Sabre gate guard, Harrison Avenue, Bert Mooney Airport, Montana (AFKAMC, Gothnak, AbyssUK)
d Grand Canyon Skywalk (mrpier)
e Jawa motorcycle museum, CZ (AbyssUK)
f Solo bus, Bath (phuzz, AbyssUK)
g ‘Trench of Death’, Flanders (phuzz, mrpier)
h Crown Princess, Vancouver (Rorschach617, Teek)
i Wookey, Somerset (AbyssUK)
j Hotel Sidi Driss, Tunisia (chuckieegg)
k Guinness mural, Treehouse pub, Cleveland (Matchstick, AbyssUK)
l Korolev R-2 rocket, Moscow (phuzz)


  1. Gothnak says:

    After fighting with the RPS login system every time i try to comment…

    Bottom Left Phoenix Wright.

  2. Artiforg says:

    Rooster in the bottom right corner looks like Allan-a-Dale from the Disney Robin Hood film.

  3. Little_Crow says:

    Boardgame at the bottom left is apparently Suffragetto.
    A board game from 1909 about clashes between the Police and Suffragettes

  4. Stugle says:

    Are the lines of text from the riot RTS Tim covered recently? I forgot its name… (Duh, it’s called ‘Riot’)

  5. Gothnak says:

    Top right is a photo of what i presume is a cloud of starlings near an electricity pylon :p.

  6. Gothnak says:

    I’m going to say the link is the Brown Dog Affair:

    link to

    Ernest STARLING, Henry DALE, there was a RIOT involving SUFFRAGETTES.

    • AbyssUK says:

      This was really a thing…. glad to see we have evolved as a people in the 110 since… oh wait…

  7. AFKAMC says:

    Top right is I think an Arado Ar 232 Tausendfüßler (German: “Millipede”).

    • AFKAMC says:

      I’ve been trying to work out how millipedes fit into the Brown Dog affair – I think it’s actually the “Ar 232” bit. From the inscription on the original statue:

      “Also in Memory of the 232 dogs Vivisected at the same place during the year 1902.”

  8. Stugle says:

    Warm-up: we’re in America, I suppose. That’s all I’ve got so far.

    • Gusdownnup says:

      Salt Lake City fits the latitude and twinning constraints.

      • Stugle says:

        I think we’re here (or nearby): link to

        Kennecott Mine, off Bacchus Road.

        • Stugle says:

          Two car lengths into the mine area.

          The geological events seems to be a 2013 landslide at a nearby mine that caused an earthquake (instead of an earthquake causing a landslide).

        • Gusdownnup says:


          • Stugle says:

            I was nowhere near Salt Lake City (I was randomly trawling the Southwest, looking for nuclear testing sites), so I couldn’t have found it without that crucial bit of info. :)

            Link about the landslide at nearby Bingham Canyon Mine, likely “the largest non-volcanic landslide to have occurred in North America in modern times”: link to

        • AbyssUK says:

          Damn beaten too it by 5 minutes

        • phlebas says:

          Oh, well done!
          The nearby ghost town is Lark, Utah; the Alouette (lark) is a French helicopter and The Lark Ascending is a popular piece of English classical music.

    • Little_Crow says:

      I suspect it’s the entry to Area 51, but don’t know where on the perimeter road (The Mercury Highway).
      Red Rock canyon isn’t far so could cover a geological event too

  9. mrpier says:

    Swedish fifty kronor bill on the right.

    Swedish infiltrators in the brown dog affair.

    • Gothnak says:

      That helps the Brown Dog affair link as it involved Swedish Feminists.

      • Syt says:

        This version of the bill seems to be the one with opera singer Jenny Lind.

  10. Gothnak says:

    Top left is what looks like a WW1 computer game (I can see zeppelins & biplanes and i assume a trench layout) from the 8bit era. Maybe a BBC B or Spectrum?

    It looks really familiar to me.

  11. Gothnak says:

    Also no idea on the game that covers pretty much the whole screen. Looks like the Rise of The Triads era, but with a zombie like human in it.

    What’s the creature on the gyrocoptor thing, and the aircraft tail on the left?

    • Stugle says:

      The screenshot is NOT from the game ‘Vivisector: Beast Within’, however topical it would have been.

    • AFKAMC says:

      I think I finally got the aircraft tail – in this case a helicopter. It’s a Kamov Ka-25 “Hormone”.

      William Bayliss’ research on dogs led to the discovery of hormones.