European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 17th, 2004, 06:18 AM
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European Crossword Puzzle #11

This is the eleventh thread of the European Crossword Travel/Geography/Culture game. It is a continuation of this thread:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34539355

Here are the rules of the game (for new comers) [I've just pasted the rules from the start of the previous thread.]:

1) Whoever guesses the word correctly gets to build on THAT word to make the new word. In cases of multiple correct answers, whoever posts first is the winner and gets to choose the next word.

2) Make sure all the words are travel related somehow. Your word could be a person, a place, an event, an object.

3) State what letter you're building on from the previous word.

4) State the position of that letter in your new word.

5) State how many letters in the new word.

6) Give us a good clue!

7) Again, all words should be travel-related.

cmt will give the clue shortly.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 08:30 AM
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The stories of two operas, one by [6 letters; 3rd is the z from Elizabeth] and one by Rossini, were based on the plays by [12 letters; penultimate is the i from Elizabeth], whose birth name, which you don't have to give, had 6/8/5 letters. Having learned his father's trade, when he was young he invented a mechanism for a [5 letters, 3rd is the t from Elizabeth].
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 09:24 AM
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This site is still having problems!!!

Mozart's Marriage of Figaro &
Rossini's Barber of Seville
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Beaumarchais
He also invented mechanism for watch.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Yes, correct. It took about an hour for the post to show up (on my computer, anyway), and I cannot remain signed in if I leave the page for a few minutes.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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This is really a pain.

I didn't even see the clue, but I guess I wouldn't have known it right away anyway.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 12:16 PM
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This building (name 2 words: 7,6) in (city: 8), designed by architect (8,8), was built a century ago in this style (12 - made its debut a couple of threads earlier). It was partly damaged in WWII, after which some local residents moved in. Its condition deteriorated in the following decades until in the last decade when decision was made to renovate the building. This turned into a long court battle between the city and the buildings' tenants as some refused to leave.

The building finally reopened this year as (name: 3 words: 4,7,5)

Building name: 7,6 ("m" = last letter of 1st word)
City: 8
Architect: 8,8
Style: 12
Now opened as: 4,7,5 ("u" = 3rd letter of 1st word)

Both "m" & "u" are from Beaumarchais
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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Hm.... I don't know this one either. I did look at the previous threads to see which architects were mentioned, but I don't have a guess for this one....

I need to get some work done. Maybe I'll look at it later.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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It is the art style that has made a prior debut, not the architect.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 02:16 PM
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I know, but I can't find the art style either.

The only 12-letter style I can think of is neoclassical, and I don't think that this appeared anywhere.

It's obviously not international (13), art nouveau or art deco, or modern.

Oh, maybe it's secessionist?
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 02:19 PM
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Anyway, I need to go. I'm already running late. If the clue is unsolved tomorrow I'll work on it.

It's probably secessionist -- can't imagine it's neoclassical, and I was the one who used this in a clue (on Klimt, I think).
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 03:02 PM
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For anybody else who is working on this clue, yes, the style is secessionist.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 04:38 PM
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It took many searches....

It's the Gresham Palace -> Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest (which I guess I did guess).

Architect is Zsigmond Quittner.

http://www.greshampalace.com/general.asp
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 04:39 PM
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I was stuck when I kept using "squatters" to search in Google. I don't know how I ended up finding this....
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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This clue looks hard but it's not. I am taking this from a final Jeopardy question (one happened to see about two days ago) -- since the category isn't given here, it looks harder.

Clue: The nickname (2 words: 9, 6) of this piece of music came about when this person (2 words: 6, 7) likened its effect to (thing/object: 9 letters, same as the first word of the nickname) on Lake (name of Lake, 7 letters).

I'll check back tomorrow, but just continue without me.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 06:05 PM
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I see that you forgot to provide the letter clue, again!
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 06:16 PM
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Did you miscount again?

Beethoven's moonlight sonata. Poet Ludwig Rellstab likened the music to moonlight over Lake Lucerne.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 06:49 PM
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Due to a geological event at (place: 9,7) in (country: 7), many travelers' plans were disrupted.

Place: 9,7 ("m" = 4th of first word)
Country: 7

"m" from Moonlight
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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The event mentioned in the clue above occured earlier this week.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 09:05 PM
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111op- BTW, since I figured out your clue without the Jeopardy! category, does that mean I won $2.3 million?
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 09:06 PM
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Oh, plus the fact that you didn't provide any letter clues & miscounted, I really think I'm entitled to the $$$!
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