European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Dec 15th, 2004, 06:57 AM
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Yes, except for one minor error. Legend has it that Ariadne was dumped on Naxos, of course ("Ariadne auf Naxos" -- the Strauss opera).

I'm sure that you knew it but were just momentarily confused.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 07:21 AM
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Duh. Of course it was Naxos!

Clue:
This "celebrity chef" (7,6) from (region: 8) is famous for (kind of food: 9). In fact, his nickname(?) is Mr. "9" (of the above food he is famous for).

Recently, he teamed with this company (7) using his favorite food to make a line of non-edible products.

"n" is the 6th letter of the company name. "n" from Naxos.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:13 AM
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I think that it's Jacques Torres for chocolate, and the company is Origins.

By the way, the rumor mill has it that his chocolates are not that good (well, comparatively speaking, that is). I've never tried them though.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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That is correct!
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:25 AM
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By the way, I forgot to say that JT is from Provence.

Clue: He (2 words, 4, 12) is the latest winner of the (6 letters) prize, and the prize committee tells you that it's not because of the (3 letters) subject matter. The (nationality: 5 letters) (name: 2 words, 4, 6) was short-listed but lost.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Alan Hollinghurst won the 2004 Man Booker prize.
The Irish Colm Tóibín was shortlisted but lost.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 08:40 AM
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Yes. The prize committee said that he didn't win because of the subject matter (gay life in Thatcherite England).

I've not read anything by Toibin or Hollinghurst though. I really should do some reading. I'll be more intelligent.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:13 AM
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This resort town on the Adriatic coast (7) in (country: 7) recently hosted an international event (3 words: 5,6,12). The event (an annual event) was founded over a decade ago by (person: 4,6). This person is most famous for his entries (2 words: 9,6) in this newspaper (3,4,5).

First letter of town is "o" from Colm Tóibín.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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I'm going to skip this one for now. My Google searches haven't turned up the right answer.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:41 AM
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It's not as hard as it seems. Here's a hint: the clue is closely related to this game...
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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I guess I saw something on this, and your hint helped.

Parts of this are

World Puzzle Championship in Opatija, Croatia.

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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:46 AM
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Oh, it's founded by Will Shortz? That's interesting.

He does the crossword puzzles in the New York Times (of course, I can't do these).
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:49 AM
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Yes.
If you listen you NPR's Morning Edition Sundays, they have a puzzle section by Will Shortz. I remember him calling from Croatia back in Oct when he was at the Puzzle Championship.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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Interesting. I don't listen to the radio these days. But I'm attempting to listen to all the CDs in my collection. I'm a little behind though, and I've cheated a little. I've several hundred.

Clue: This pair of artists is usually identified as (7 letters & 6 letters, 6 letters, 1st letter of the 2nd 6th letter word = "c&quot. They seem to have one trick in their bag, which they use over and over. One of their projects involved the (9 letters) in (city: 6 letters).
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 11:20 AM
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Hint: The trick of the pair is a much larger scale of what you'd be doing to your presents over the next couple of days, if you celebrate Christmas.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 11:37 AM
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Ah...
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Reichstag in Berlin?
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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Yes. They're doing Central Park next, I think.

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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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This should be an easy one:

The building (3 words: 6,2,6) in (city: 6) reopened last month. The first production (2 words: 2,8) by (last name: 5) is also the first production ever staged at the building when it first opened.

"a" = 3rd letter of 1st word of building. "a" from Reichstag.
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:11 PM
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It's not La Scala?

Maybe La Fenice in Venice?
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Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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I guess Verdi's La Traviata was staged.

"Ah forse lui.... Sempre libera!"


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