European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Dec 6th, 2004, 06:27 AM
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Bones of Santa Claus.

Born in Myra, Turkey.
Bones taken to Bari, Italy.

I guess we can wait to see if grandmere will give a clue. I'm so out of it anyway, but I guess I can try to think of something to post later.

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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Ok, I guess I'll give a clue, but I'll check back tomorrow. Feel free to continue with another clue though.

Clue: Controversial, (nationality: 8 letters), author. Name: 2 words, 8, 7. One of her books (3 words, 3, 5, 7) was turned into a recent movie.

4th letter of last name of author = "i".
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Old Dec 9th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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I don't know and haven't been thinking about this, but I thought it might be a good idea to top this. Where's yk?
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 03:01 AM
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I'll give a couple of hints that will make this very obvious.

The author won a very important prize recently.

The movie is French and stars a pretty famous French actress.

I'm sure that people here know it. I've neither seen the movie nor read the book.

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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 05:53 AM
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Can't believe that this is still unsolved.

The French movie won some awards at Cannes two years ago, I think.

The film stills feature the French actress (whose real initials are IH) kissing her student (?) in what looks like a bathroom floor.

The character in the movie lives with her mother (I think), and the author lived (does she still live?) with her mother.
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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 06:04 AM
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Guess the actress must be Isabelle Huppert?
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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 06:10 AM
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Of course.

You just have to figure out which movie this is now. (And then, figure out the author of the novel on which it's based.)

I'm surprised that no one here has heard of the movie.... Granted, I didn't see it, but with a plot like this one, how could you have missed all the hoopla?
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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 06:19 AM
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Actually it was your turn a while back, grandmere, so we can skip this clue and you can post a clue in its place if this one isn't solved.

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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 07:14 AM
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Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian
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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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La Pianiste

I feel "clueless" right now; if I don't come up with something within next couple hours, someone else take my turn.
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Old Dec 13th, 2004, 07:36 AM
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Right -- "The Piano Teacher."

In German, the book is called Die Klavierspielerin, I think.

Jelinek won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004.
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 06:10 AM
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OK, I'll try to jump start this thread.

Clue:

This famous piece of art work is on display in a museum in (city 1: 6). The museum's director created controversy last year when he allowed 2 (nationality: 9) artists to "attach" their art work to the above mentioned piece for a brief filming.

Both the film and the artists' work were on display last year at the (exhibition: 6,8) which showcases contemporary art in (city 2: 6).


City 1: 6 ("L" = 4th)
artists' nationality: 9
Exhibition: 6,8
City 2: 6

"L" from Elfriede Jelinek
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 06:32 AM
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Berlin
Hungarian artists
for the Venice Biennial (at Venice)

http://www.cnntraveller.com/2003/spring_autumn/agenda/

(Scroll down to Egypt -- this involved the Nefertiti bust.)
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 06:38 AM
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Yes! Here's another link to the story (attaching Nefertiti's bust to a bronze body):

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in559094.shtml
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 06:46 AM
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Clue: This person, usually known as (2 words: 5, 6), had a storied career and was ultimately brought down by a scandal involving a spy. A notable act was his kneeling and asking for forgiveness at the (place: 6, 6).

He is also the subject of a recent play called (title: 9 letters).

3rd and 4th letters of the first name of character = "l."

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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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Willy Brandt, Warsaw Ghetto
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 07:09 AM
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Yes.
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 07:15 AM
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I was just going back to the old clues in this thread and I saw the clue on Caravaggio. Did you guys read the article on the Caravaggio exhibition in Naples in the Times over the weekend?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/ar...gn/12chri.html

Apparently the painting in Malta was not lent. It's too big to travel.
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the link.

Clue:
This piece of artifact (7,5) is shown in a museum in (city: 6). It was discovered by the (nationality 1:6) but became the property of the (nationality 2:7) after a war and this document (3 words: 6,2,10).

The writings on the artifact, ironically, was deciphered by this person of nationality 2 (last name:11).

Artifact: 7,5
City: 6
Document: 6,2,10
Person: 11 ("o" = 6th & 10th letters)

"o" from Warsaw Ghetto
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Old Dec 14th, 2004, 07:55 AM
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It took me a while to uncover the Treaty of Alexandria.

But otherwise it's the Rosetta Stone, in the British Museum in London, first discovered by the French, but now owned by the British.

Hieroglyphics deciphered by Champollion.
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