The Foxer

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Sorry, Combat Mission turn tales have put the mockers on this week’s Flare Path. The only Rock, Paper, Shotgun column happy to answer the door in a smoking jacket and fez will return next Friday with a bountiful competition and, possibly, a wargame review. All I can offer today is an invitation to participate in the defence of Caent, and a fiendish word puzzle inspired by the colour green.

Below is a list of 30 Things Wot Are Green (‘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 Robin Hood was present, he might appear as…

R BNHD

Kryptonite would be…

KRYPTNT

1. PST
2. SDR F
3. SLMR
4. LVN
5. RB NTHF RG
6. DST RCTLN
7. D N L
8. MNKPR KT
9. FN GSTHB GYMN
10. BSNTH
11. HKRN NR
12. PC FCVN
13. CR LNLCS
14. CL TCWYK T
15. SRS
16. PR SGRN
17. BRNSL SGR NBCK
18. RN BWWRRR
19. GCML
20. FRWY
21. BDF RDRLHZS LFPRPL LDPMP
22. HLJR DN
23. TRP CHMRLD
24. FL GFS DR B
25. SH TSFRC VRY
26. PR NTDCR CTBRD
27. YD
28. RS HP STBX
29. PLN TXPR SSSHP
30. GV

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SOLUTIONS

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

Last week’s collage foxer theme: Raymond Chandler (defoxed by AFKAMC)

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a. Goldfish Club badge (Gothnak)
b. Vimy Memorial (Gothnak)
c. Farewell Spit lighthouse (Gusdownnup)
d. Mi-34 Hermit (AFKAMC)
e. Nimue (Gothnak)
f. From Sleep by Salvador Dali (Gothnak)
g. Tim Downie (Gothnak)
h. Candle (mrpier)
i. HMS Westminster (Stugle)
j. Little Sister (Artiforg)
k. M.A.S.K. logo (mrpier)
l. Black Dahlia disc
m. Pearl Buck (Gusdownnup)

 

45 Comments

  1. Stugle says:

    8 – MINI (?) PARAKEET

  2. Stugle says:

    27 – YODA

  3. Stugle says:

    23 – TRAPICHE EMERALD link to en.wikipedia.org

  4. Shiloh says:

    30 – AGAVE

  5. AFKAMC says:

    3. SLIMER (Ghostbusters?)

  6. Little_Crow says:

    1) PESTO
    5) ROBIN THE FROG
    6) DISTRICT LINE
    8) MONK PARAKEET
    19) GUACAMOLE
    23) TRAPICHE EMERALD
    24) FLAG OF SAUDI ARABIA
    25) SHOTS OF RECOVERY?
    26) PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD
    28) IRISH POSTBOX
    29) PLANET EXPRESS SHIP
    30) AGAVE

    ####
    10) ABSINTHE
    25) SHOOTS OF RECOVERY

  7. Gothnak says:

    8 mins late from going to the market, bah! I’ll finish my sandwich and i’m on it. :)

  8. Stugle says:

    29 – PLANET EXPRESS SHIP link to en.wikipedia.org

  9. Excors says:

    I think I’ve watched every single episode of Only Connect. I should be good at missing vowels by now. It turns out I’m not.

  10. Stugle says:

    9 – FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN link to en.wikipedia.org

  11. phlebas says:

    18. RAINBOW WARRIOR (Greenpeace)
    21. BEDFORD RLHZ SELF PROPELLED PUMP (Green Goddess)
    22. HAL JORDAN (Green Lantern)

  12. Gothnak says:

    17. BARON SILAS GREENBACK.

  13. Gothnak says:

    10. ABSINTHE (I must be the only ex-student) ;)

  14. Stugle says:

    13 – CAROLINE LUCAS link to en.wikipedia.org

  15. AFKAMC says:

    15. A bit of a long shot, as we’re missing the “MV”, but – SIRIUS ? link to en.wikipedia.org

  16. AFKAMC says:

    20. FAIRWAY

  17. phlebas says:

    14. CELTIC AWAY KIT

    16. PARIS GREEN
    link to en.wikipedia.org

  18. Stugle says:

    2 – SOD ROOF

  19. Jonfon says:

    20 : Fairway

    (also : A nugget of PUREST GREEN!!)

  20. Zorgulon says:

    4) OLIVINE, perhaps the closest thing to a naturally-occurring PUREST GREEN link to en.wikipedia.org

  21. Little_Crow says:

    4) LEUVEN
    It’s the joint European Green Capital, apparently

  22. AFKAMC says:

    12. PACIFIC something maybe?

  23. Gothnak says:

    12. PACIFIC something… VINE, VEIN, err, VAN? :)

  24. phlebas says:

    11. HOOK RUNNER?

  25. Little_Crow says:

    So with the spaces in 7 are we looking for the previously unknown phenomenon of an ‘invisible’ vowel only word?

  26. erbinzky says:

    Is the first pic from Blackadder? If so, nice!

  27. Koozer says:

    It is! Percy is showing off his nugget of purest green to a clearly highly impressed Blackadder.

    • ColonelFlanders says:

      More of a splat, really.

      • fish99 says:

        Blackadder: “Baldrick, go forth into the street and let it be known that Lord Blackadder wishes to sell his house”.
        Baldrick: “Yes, My Lord”
        Blackadder: “Percy?”
        Percy: “Yes, My Lord?”
        Blackadder: “Just go forth into the street”.

  28. Vodka, Crisps, Plutonium says:

    I’m so sorry, but that’s all I can think of right now

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