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The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (Where am I?)

I’m standing outside a school. One of the posters on the wall of that school insists “honesty is the best policy”. I’m in a country that boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics and has a higher population than Germany. This street shares a name with an Interwar RAF aircraft and a Thomas the Tank Engine character. I’m 430 metres away from a WW2-era anti-aircraft gun. I’m at the same latitude as a country with ten yellow stars on its flag. I can see numerous motorcycle combinations. You see the phrase “Transparency & Good Governance” a lot around here. Twenty six and a half years ago this neighbourhood looked very different. The name of this city starts and ends with the same vowel.

Feature Foxer

Below is a list of 30 Things That You Might Find in a Wood or Forest (‘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 ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ was present, she might appear as…

LT TLR DRDN GHD

Shade would be…

SHD

1. SNG
2. LGC BN
3. TVBL SK
4. CRMNTL
5. SMKJMPR
6. MNTMS CR
7. SN THBRT
8. BLLNHT
9. D RRB
10. NTMT

11. T MNCLR
12. TNM HT
13. CHRCL
14. TRLFB RDCRM BS
15. LM BRJLL
16. THNTR
17. LTX
18. LD YCHT TRLYSLVR
19. BDGR
20. BDGR

21. MLKK
22. WDN T
23. RYM RS
24. SHL LWGRV
25. PNSSSCR PNKNG
26. JSHLN RD
27. CN THK
28. MDM RN
29. LFLT TR
30. HRMNNSDNKML

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SOLUTIONS

Last week’s warm-up foxer: I was Van Gogh’s Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (defoxed by Gusdownnup)

Last week’s feature foxer

ada (ylla)
ant (Arioch_RN)
avena (phlebas)
avion (Arioch_RN)
bagration (phlebas)
burqa (Arioch_RN)
corsair (Gothnak)
crabb (phlebas)
filo (phlebas)
flatiron (Gothnak)
foxbat (Stugle)
gewehr (AFKAMC)
grem (KarolisLive)
interregnum (mrpier)
manchukuo (Mrs Gothnak)
mandrake (Gothnak)
mengele (AFKAMC)
miquelet (Arioch_RN, AFKAMC)
na (Arioch_RN)
niobe (Stugle)
normande (Stugle)
relic (Gothnak, Rorschach617)
stalwart (mrpier)
tarpon (AFKAMC)
wulf (Artiforg, Arioch_RN)

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