The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (What am I?)

I’m from Catalonia. For a while I was a record holder. I come in a container the size of a large suitcase. This container has wheels and a handle. I have something in common with a set of tea cards released by Brooke Bond in the early Sixties, an album released by Motörhead in the late Seventies, and this Boeing 737. I’d make a poor present for a jailbird. This picture clue may help you identify me. I can be purchased through Amazon.com for around 350 USD.

Feature Foxer

A block foxer contains six themed blocks, each composed of six adjacent picture tiles. The tiles in a particular block must be cardinally contiguous (Diagonal links are invalid. Possible block: a1, a2, b1, b2, c2, c3. Impossible block: a1, a2, b1, b2, c2, d1) and have a strong theme in common.

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Identify all six blocks and their themes to solve this puzzle:

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SOLUTIONS

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

Last week’s collage foxer theme: 1975

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a. Danny, the Champion of the World (Gusdownnup)
b. Valery Sablin
c. Dominion Skytrader (Gusdownnup)
d. Tin snail (Stugle)
e. Mozambique (skink74)
f. 5th SS Panzer Division ‘Viking‘ (Stugle)
g. Isis flag (Stugle)
h. Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme (BromineT)
i. Death Game 1999 (Rorschach617, AFKAMC)
j. Foerst Driving Simulators logo
k. Franco (Gusdownnup)
l. Abel Tasman (Gusdownnup)

80 Comments

  1. Little_Crow says:

    My celeb identification skills are truly horrendous but assume
    A1) Ursula Andress in Dr No

  2. Stugle says:

    A1 – Ursula Andress in Dr. No.

  3. Stugle says:

    A5 – Hadrian

  4. Stugle says:

    C1 is the nose cone of either a B-29 or a TU-4.

  5. AFKAMC says:

    E5 is the Hughes XF-11, which Howard Hughes himself so spectacularly crashed: link to en.wikipedia.org

  6. Little_Crow says:

    C3) Harold Wilson

  7. Stugle says:

    B5 – Flag of Hawaii

  8. AFKAMC says:

    A6 – is that maybe a Merkava (“chariot”)?

  9. Little_Crow says:

    C5) Pope Benedict XVI, maybe.
    Born Joseph Ratzinger

  10. Stugle says:

    F1 – Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear (as Max Cady). It’s the dimple in his chin that gave it away. :)

  11. AFKAMC says:

    B2 – is that Sandra Bullock in “Speed”? If so, would fit with C1 – Tu-4 “Bull”?

  12. AFKAMC says:

    F2 – the icon for Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile?

  13. Little_Crow says:

    D2) George Harrison

  14. mrpier says:

    C6 looks like a MIM-14 Nike Hercules missile.

  15. mrpier says:

    D5 – M2 Browning Machine gun.

  16. Stugle says:

    B6 – Is that Ernest Hemingway?

  17. Stugle says:

    C3 – Harold Wilson, British PM 1974-1976

  18. AbyssUK says:

    E6 – Dan Dare perhaps ?

  19. phlebas says:

    Is F3 Joan Baez?

  20. AbyssUK says:

    B4 – Maserati Gran Cabrio gold plated with L plates.

    No link because its from the daily mirror.. so i refuse to link it

  21. AbyssUK says:

    C4 – Looks like a Springbock

  22. Stugle says:

    For some reason I think the gent in E3 is James Dean, but I can’t find a photo match. So please disregard this if you have a more solid idea.

    EDIT: Never mind, I see he’s ID’d as Bob Dylan.

  23. mrpier says:

    E1 – Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

  24. Gothnak says:

    Blooming meetings with mortgage adviser overran… 2 missed in 2 weeks! :(

  25. phlebas says:

    F5 – Arthur Conan Doyle?

  26. Little_Crow says:

    D3) Red Admiral

  27. Little_Crow says:

    B4) Maserati Gran Turismo
    ###
    Way too slow, didn’t see the comment above

  28. mrpier says:

    A3 – Coat of arms of Dundalk, Ireland.

  29. AbyssUK says:

    E4 – Alexander Hamilton on the new $10 note

  30. Stugle says:

    F6 – With the stens, the trees, and the sort-of-but-quite-relaxed uniforms, I’m thinking they are maquisards.

  31. mrpier says:

    F6 – Australian Soldiers with Owen guns, New Britain, Papua New Guinea 1945.

  32. Gothnak says:

    D4: Flag of St Vincent & The Grenadines.

  33. chuckieegg says:

    b1 – Sitting Bull? That would fit with Sandra Bullock B2 and C1 – Tu-4 “Bull”

    • Gothnak says:

      I thought that, but can’t match it. A3 is Dundalk which have a team called the Dundalk Bulls, and i thought A2 could have something to do with Durham Bulls baseball team.

      I also though C1 was the Superfortress from above?

      But then Ursula would have to be something to do with Bulls. I expect she instead matches with B1 & C1 whatever that is and Bulls maybe heads right?

      • chuckieegg says:

        The B50 was a revision of the B29, and the Tu-4 Bull was apparently a clone of the B29, so the nosecones might be identical.

    • chuckieegg says:

      And A2 might be from the Bull brand of electronic cigs, though I can’t find the image.

      That means Ursula Andress/ Doctor No/ Honey Ryder is pinned in at A1. Ursaula is a derivative of Ursa or bear in Latin, but I can’t see a bovine connection.

    • mrpier says:

      D1 is Jake La Motta “The bronx bull”.

      • Gothnak says:

        Right so Bull, B2, C1, D1, so needs to be B1 or C2 at least. Also would really help if Ursula is a Bull, but A3 Dundalk isn’t bull, because it can’t reach and not leave Ursula hanging.

    • Stugle says:

      I don’t think B1 is Sitting Bull. If you do an image search of him, most images are very different (basically the stereotypical Indian War Chief from tv westerns. Or the Lucky Luke comic, if you grew up with that).

  34. Gothnak says:

    C2: Seems to be a Class 56 British Rail Diesel Train. I’ve reached a new level of Foxerdom, i’ve identified a train (Maybe wrongly)…Help…

    Nicknamed Gridiron’s or Grid’s.

    • The Bitcher III says:

      Oh no! I have to follow you even deeper into the world of the foxerish, to correct you with my first ever train ID:

      It’s a Class 50, or an English Electric Type 4. Nickname, ‘The Hoover’.

  35. AbyssUK says:

    B3 is Ulysses S Grant, ex president
    link to en.wikipedia.org

  36. Rorschach617 says:

    B6: Patrick Stewart playing Macbeth

  37. AbyssUK says:

    A4 is Luis “El Tiante” Tiant, baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox.

    link to en.wikipedia.org

  38. Tim Stone says:

    Some help from Roman…

    “The Class 56 isn’t a Class 56, Arthur Conan Doyle isn’t Arthur Conan Doyle, and the bull theme is bull****.”

  39. Rorschach617 says:

    B3, could he anything to do with the Battles at Bull Run?

    And B4, it’s definitely not a Lamboghini, right? The Lambo logo is a bull.

  40. The Bitcher III says:

    Might be clutching at straws here, but C1 is a B50, c2 is a Class 50, and Sandra Bullock’s bus must not drop below 50mph.

    Also,
    A1: Honey Rider
    B2: Monster Brant

    Honey Monster.

    I’ll see myself out.

    • phlebas says:

      L (as in plates) is the Roman numeral for 50.
      Hawaii is the 50th State.
      I was hoping Hadrian might be AD50 but it seems he was later – I think you’re onto something though!

  41. Gusdownnup says:

    Warm-up: I believe it’s this beauty. (Link to amazon.com.)

  42. The Bitcher III says:

    D1 Jake Lamotta – Raging Bull dir. Martin Scorcese
    E1 – Christ The Redeemer – The Last Temptation Of Christ dir. Martin Scorcese
    E2 – Howard Hawks – The Aviator dir. Martin Scorcese
    E3 – Bob Dylan – Appears in The Last Waltz dir. Martin Scorcese
    F4 – Max Cady – Cape Fear (1987) dir. Martin Scorcese

    • phlebas says:

      More recently Scorsese also made No Direction Home, a documentary about Dylan, so that connection’s strong.
      And in 2001 he made Living in the Material World, a documentary about George Harrison, so D2 can join that group.

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