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The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (What am I?)

I'm roughly twenty-eight years old. I have something in common with both hearts and diamonds. My homeland is a country with a 'w' in its name. My smaller offspring can be found in two European capitals. I'm indebted to a ripped flower. If she was alive today, this woman would definitely approve of me. I have my own website. I'm part Protestant. I'm probably not popular with PETA. I make Roman think of Logan's Run. I have something in common with this invertebrate.

Feature Foxer

The 127-cell honeycomb below is a fancy form of wordsearch in which every cell is used, and words can curl and zigzag but never overlap. Each hive foxer has a unique theme (some past themes: roses, Harry Potter, gold, postage stamps, and The 39 Steps) Identifying this theme is a vital part of the defoxing process. Today's puzzle contains nineteen answers.


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

Last week's word chain:

tundra - A vehicle muscular enough to move this (Rorschach617)
draken - A Cold War cloud cleaver (AFKAMC)
encarta - Killed by Wikipedia in 2009
tailwheel - Something the P-51 has that the P-38 doesn't
electrolysis - A process important to modern submariners (AFKAMC)
islamabad - An Asian capital (AFKAMC)
adric - Travelled by TARDIS for a couple of years (AFKAMC)
ricin - Low-tech Novichok (AFKAMC)
cinnabar - A moth and a mineral (AFKAMC)
archimedes - He invented a very early form of this machine (AFKAMC)
escapade - Electra was one of her sisters
decapod - The last BR steam loco for example
odeon - A Metro station in central Paris
onager - Related to the zebra and the ballista (Gothnak)
ergot - Malign Medieval bread ingredient (Stugle)
gotha - A German city once seen over a British one (Stugle)
thailand - A country bombed by the Allies during WW2 (Gothnak)
andropov - A General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR (Gothnak)
ovate - Shaped like a Model 39
termit - It sunk several ships in 1971
italeri - Some of their latest products sport this logo on the box (Teek)
eritrea - A country represented by one athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics (Stugle)
reaper - German aircraft carrier
perm - The city shown in this Google Street View snap (Gusdownnup)


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