Warm-up Foxer (What am I?)
I’m a bit of a mouthful. I was created in the year one of Queen Victoria’s children died and altered a year later. I’ve a connection with a Band of Brothers scrap. In two-thousand-and-WITHHELD a man with an English county for a surname raised my public profile by lowering my public profile. I have something in common with a notable British steam locomotive engineer. I’m about the size of a tea tray. My homeland has yet to produce a Formula One WDC winner or a female Nobel laureate.
Crosspics are taciturn crosswords. Be aware, Roman has been known to throw a lateral clue in with the literal ones.
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Last week’s warm-up foxer: I was here (defoxed by Gusdownup)
Last week’s feature foxer theme: roses (defoxed by Shiloh)
aphid (Shiloh, Gothnak)
English (Gothnak, Shiloh)
mary (Little_Crow, Gothnak)
prune (Gothnak, Shiloh)
sporotrichosis (Gusdownup, Gothnak)
umberto eco (Shiloh)
water (Shiloh, Gothnak)
window (Gothnak, Little_Crow)