The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (Where am I?)

I’m 150 metres from a Holocaust Museum. I’m standing between two statuesque big cats. I can see a red double-decker. I’m 100 metres from a castle that shares a name with a vegetable. I’m in a country that last won an Olympic medal in 2000. This road bears the name of a revolutionary who died a violent death in 1903. If I flew around the globe at this latitude I’d pass over the shallowest Great Lake. The mountain visible to the south-west has a relatively modern religious structure on its summit.

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-three words.

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

Last week’s collage theme: ‘words with birds within them’

a. andover (AFKAMC)
b. microwave (Gothnak)
c. butternut (mrpier)
d. scooter (Artiforg)
e. lawrence (Gothnak)
f. jarhead (Stugle)
g. trailblazer (Arioch_RN)
h. hibiscus (billy_bunter, phuzz)
i. brooker  (Artiforg, Stugle)
j. remus (Matchstick)
k. fowler (mrpier)
l. altitude



  1. Gothnak says:

    Last week’s foxer… Gah, you’ve never done that before!….I’ll get you next time Roman! (Shakes fist)

  2. Gothnak says:

    Well, the Q at D6 could be QUATRE, or four (As in Quatre Bras at Waterloo) or a word before the Quatre.

  3. Shiloh says:

    QUART (D6,C6,B6,A5,A4)

  4. Gothnak says:

    G13: COMPASS

  5. Stugle says:

    Warm-up Foxer – we’re here:

    link to

    • Gusdownnup says:

      I don’t think that’s quite right; I put us here.

      • Stugle says:

        I knew you would be hot on my heels – seems I jumped the gun in my anxiety to get in first. Touché.:)

    • Stugle says:

      No, wait, I know I’m in the right place – Macedonia holocaust museum, cross on the mountain in the distant, I see two lions on the fountain, but where’s the double decker. Drat.

  6. Gothnak says:

    B6: AZURE, but doesn’t fit with much else.

  7. Gothnak says:

    H1: WINDOW

  8. Gothnak says:

    J3: BATTLE, but doesn’t leave much down the 1’s next to it.

  9. Gothnak says:

    M5: HIPPO or L6: SHIPPED?

  10. Gothnak says:

    C3: DAMASK?

  11. Little_Crow says:


  12. Gothnak says:

    I1: ENGLISH?

  13. Shiloh says:

    I think they’re all connected with “rose” because I’ve just found UMBERTO ECO and TUDOR, and it fits with COMPASS etc.

  14. Shiloh says:

    J1 ATTAR

  15. Shiloh says:

    B3 PRUNE

  16. Gothnak says:

    L4: PETAL (Think this is a red herring as it leaves a floating R)

  17. Little_Crow says:

    L4 PETAL
    G11 MARY
    Not convinced on either though, as it leaves a nasty combo of letters

  18. Gothnak says:

    G11: MARY

  19. Gothnak says:

    H9: GARDEN

  20. Gusdownnup says:


  21. Gothnak says:

    I6: Sporotrichosis :)

  22. Gothnak says:

    J3: BUD?

  23. Gothnak says:

    M2: LEE (As in GYPSY) which leaves RAT, ART or TAR?

  24. Gusdownnup says:

    L2: TRALEE

  25. Shiloh says:

    G5 APHID

  26. Gothnak says:

    G5: APHID
    J5: LUTHER

    Think that’s it.

    • Shiloh says:

      Yep, good work all – should we head over to the FP and find out who’s been tossed into the briny today?

      • Gothnak says:

        Yeah, yeah, you are still alive, i get it.. :p…

        • phlebas says:

          It could be worse. Some of us weren’t paying attention and completely missed the chance to be marmalized by vengeful cetacea.

  27. Shiloh says:

    J5 LUTHER?