The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (What am I?)

I’m one of a kind. I’m as tall as a Jumbo Jet. I make Roman think of Kiev and the Old Bailey. I look north-east. I share a latitude with three Belgian cities. I have something in common with the NZ PM and a ship involved in Operation Dynamo. On a clear day I can see a foreign land. I’m not universally liked. My creator lives nearby.

Feature Foxer (Word Chain)

Tired of fabricating word ladders, Roman has moved on to word chains. To completely defox this example you’ll need to provide him with the sequence of 24 words suggested by the clues below. A word can be any length and is linked to the next word in the chain by its last two or three letters. For instance ‘honeysuckle’ might be followed by ‘leviathan’. ‘Handel’ could come next. Then ‘delta’. Then ‘Tallinn’. And so on.

Complicating things a tad are the six green italicised clues. These have been shuffled. For example “The capital of a dubious 21st Century proto-state” probably doesn’t refer to word  #4

1. The military truck in this pic
2. A garment worn by some Battle of Mentana participants
3. This museum has one in its collection
4. The capital of a dubious 21st Century proto-state
5. A Brussels Metro terminus
6. Her remains rest here
7. A missile and melee weapon
8. A game mentioned in over 200 RPS articles
9. This aircraft
10. Dodge, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo all produced one
11. Spoken by a few specialised Allied soldiers during WW2
12. One of the world’s largest cocoa producers
13. A piece of lab equipment
14. Close Combat: The Bloody First will feature this battle
15. This man
16. The US state where this picture was taken
17. Performances of one of his most famous tunes often involve weaponry
18. It once stood just about here
19. He appeared on a US postage stamp in the mid-Eighties
20. A postwar AFV bore his name
21. A word that can go before suit, watch, or key
22. An Oriental gulf that made the news in the mid Sixties
23. A ZX Spectrum keyword
24. There’s a statue of him close to this spot

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Last week’s war-up foxer location: I was here (defoxed by Gusdownnup and KarolisLive)

Last week’s geofoxer theme: trees (defoxed by Gothnak)


a. Aspen (Matchstick)
b. Newton’s apple tree (Gusdownnup)
c. Bristol Sycamore (AFKAMC, Syt, Gothnak)
d. Palm Jumeirah (Gothnak)
e. Royal Oak (Gusdownnup)
f. Roots Hall (Gusdownnup, Rorschach617)
g. Hollywood sign (mrpier)
h. El Árbol del Tule (phlebas)
i. Oakland (Stugle)
j. Usuzumizakura (Numptydumpty)
k. Supertree Grove (Stugle)
l. The Survivor Tree (Gothnak)


  1. Stugle says:

    11 – I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that it’s NAVAJO (Windtalkers! Nicolas Cage!).

  2. Gothnak says:

    10. All three companies have made a DAYTONA.

  3. Stugle says:

    15 – Sergey Lavrov

  4. Stugle says:

    17 – Tchaikovsky (1821 Overture), I presume?

  5. Joriath says:

    5. ERASMUS
    6. MUSASHI

  6. AbyssUK says:

    18: The Skylon, perhaps from the festival of britian

    fits with 17: Tchaikovsky.. yay!

    • Gothnak says:

      WTH, i added that about 5 mins ago, and it didn’t appear :(.

      19. Jack LONDON.

      Edit – I bet it was because i added a Pinterest link and it got filtered.. .

  7. Stugle says:

    21 – BUTTON
    22 – TONKIN

  8. AFKAMC says:

    I’m wondering if 2 is referring to Zouaves, in which case the garment in question might be SEROUEL (or SIRWAL/SAROUAL/SEROUAL/SAROUEL) –
    link to

  9. phlebas says:

    Warm-up: Could it be this lady?

    edit: I believe it could. Is Wales a foreign land?

    • Stugle says:

      I wonder if the ‘foreign land’ might refer to Lundy? The Wikipedia page mentions that residents of the island used to have to go through customs and did not pay UK taxes.

  10. Gothnak says:

    8. OVERWATCH goes in 16.

  11. AFKAMC says:


  12. Rorschach617 says:

    9: Lavochkin La-250 or “Anakonda”.

    link to

  13. Gothnak says:

    14. might be GELA.

  14. Joriath says:

    The statue in the 24. clue is James LARKIN

    EDIT: Or could James JOYCE. There are a few statues on that street.

  15. Gothnak says:

    1, 2, 3, 20

    & 4 left?

  16. Rorschach617 says:

    3. The picture is the Transport Museum in Lujan, Buenos Aires. Looking there now, come along if you are bored.

  17. phlebas says:

    4. DONETSK would fit at 20 after LONDON but would need 21 to be something other than BUTTON.

    21. SKELETON?

  18. AbyssUK says:

    Well played everybody!

  19. AbyssUK says:

    Do we have a hidden foxer with the image file names,
    Sparrow, Robin, Crow, Duck, Eagle, Flamingo, Phoenix and Dodo

    I sense a bird theme… perhaps.. but anything else ?

    Birds found in song titles ?

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