European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:19 PM
  #241  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Si, si!
yk is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:22 PM
  #242  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
She sings "E Strano" a lot in this opera as well.

Some of these lines always crack me up -- like "They call me Mimi, but my name is Lucia."
111op is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:41 PM
  #243  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This will have to do for now. I don't have the time for this at the moment.

Clue: In this opera (6 letters), set in (6 letters), he sings about a flower that (4 words -- fill this in from the aria: 3, 2, 6 (has a punctuation mark) 5) that has dried out since.
111op is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:44 PM
  #244  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well he doesn't just sing about the flower, but that's the very first line of the aria.
111op is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 12:49 PM
  #245  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Actually, you know what? It's less confusing to just ask for the first line of the aria.

It has 6 words: 2, 5, 3, 2, 6 (this has a punctuation mark), 5.

This is the way the aria is commonly identified.
111op is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 04:58 PM
  #246  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You are slacking with your clues... getting too easy!
Carmen, set in Seville
"Flower song" sung by Don José:
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
yk is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 05:11 PM
  #247  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This town's (6 letters) most popular tourist destination is a certain building with its balcony (building name: 3 words: 4,2,9). Lately, officials are concerned about too much of this food product (2 words: 7,3) being stuck on the walls of the building.

"a" = last letter of town name.
"a" from Carmen
yk is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 09:58 PM
  #248  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi guys...it's been awhile since I joined in the fun.

Verona
Case di Giulietta
chewing gum
Huitres is offline  
Old Dec 15th, 2004, 10:00 PM
  #249  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Excuse me, CASA di Giulietta (I accidentally pluralized "casa" in Italian).
Huitres is offline  
Old Dec 16th, 2004, 03:15 AM
  #250  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi welcome back. Now we can look forward to clues on history and pirates.

Well, yk, I think that I'm really running out of clues to give. Of course we can all dream up something truly obscure, but then the thread would be no fun, I think.
111op is offline  
Old Dec 16th, 2004, 05:48 AM
  #251  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi Huitres-

Glad to have you back. Here's a link to the story about Juliet's house and the chewing gum problem (with an impressive picture):

http://portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/m...11/ixhome.html
yk is offline  
Old Dec 16th, 2004, 08:43 AM
  #252  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
yk, interesting about the chewing gum, sad really that historical places are desecrated like that.

Ok here's my clue......

This body of water (3 words=5,3,5 letters) was home to the likes of Petrarch and Dante, including contemporaries such as this poet (2 words=5,7 letters) and his equally famous spouse (first name=4 letters). They lived in the town of (2 words=3,7 letters) in a house known as (2 words=4,5 letters). Another famous friend, (2 words=4,5 letters) visited them often, swimming over from a nearby port town (1 word=11 letters).
Huitres is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 03:06 AM
  #253  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8,862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think that we need a hint. I did look at it for about half an hour yesterday.
111op is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM
  #254  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ok, I thought for sure one of you would have gotten this by now! Hint, the body of water is in Liguria and the poet(s) are English.
Huitres is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 09:13 PM
  #255  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Huitres-

Literature has always been my weak point.
From your hint, I could gather:
Percy & Mary Shelley

But that's as far as I could get. Hopefully someone else will solve the rest of the clue.
yk is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 09:16 PM
  #256  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I suppose the Shelleys' famous friend is Lord Byron?
yk is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 09:19 PM
  #257  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's late, but I forgot to mention that the "body of water" is Gulfo dei Poeti.
yk is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 09:42 PM
  #258  
cmt
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,793
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A few more pieces now that Yk has found most of it: San Terenzo and Portovenere.
cmt is offline  
Old Dec 17th, 2004, 10:58 PM
  #259  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Collectively, you all did it, with yk providing most of the answers (I filled in the name of their house):

Golfo dei Poeti
Percy Shelley
Mary (Shelley) she wrote Frankenstein
San Terenzo
Casa Magni
Lord Byron
Portovenere

Interestingly enough, this is all very close to the Cinque Terre. If you go to Portovenere (overlooking the Golfo dei Poeti) you can visit Lord Byron's Grotto (he swam there often) and indeed across the bay to now Lerici to visit the Shelleys. The Shelleys' home (Casa Magni) is still there, along the borderfront promenade. This is one of my favorite areas of Italy!
Huitres is offline  
Old Dec 18th, 2004, 07:51 AM
  #260  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 25,900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Huitres. Will put that on my ever-growing list of places to visit!

Next clue:

This children's story (title: 10) about feuding sisters originated from a folk tale, then re-written and popularized by this author (7,8).
The story has been made into dozens of moves over the years, and also to several operas and 2 ballets.

One of the opera is (title: 2,11) by (composer 1: 7).
The better known ballet music version was written by (composer 2: 9).

Composer #1's name end in "i", "i" taken from Gulfo dei Poeti.
yk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -