European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 18th, 2004, 03:05 AM
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Well, I wish that I had 2.3 million.

Actually the question was the final Jeopardy question for the college tournament. And guess what? The category was "Beethoven." I actually didn't know this little piece of trivia about the "Moonlight Sonata." (The question -- you must phrase your answer as a question -- in Jeopardy is "What's the Moonlight Sonata?" And the clue was a brief description as to how it acquired the nickname, with a mention of Rellstab.)

Anyway, I was checking this thread on an internet cafe, so I had a time constraint -- wasn't able to check the clue very closely, hence the miscount and the lack of a letter hint.

I'm not sure if I've seen any shows with the contestant "ken." Supposedly he did eventually lose, around this time. Or maybe he's lost already. Supposedly there're some leaks to the news (as the show is taped).
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 04:32 AM
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Is the answer Grimsvotn Volcano in Iceland?

I had to search for it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3982273.stm
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 05:04 AM
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Yes, that's correct!
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 05:13 AM
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Clue: This artist (8 letters, last = "t&quot is famous for a form of art called (4 letters, last = "t&quot. Embedded in the name of the artist is a word that's a type of a meal. The art, however, is not particularly enticing, as the form of art rightly suggests.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 05:40 AM
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I'll make this one easier. With the 8 letters of the artist's name, the last 6 letters can be used to mean a meal, and two of the letters of the 6 are the same letter.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 05:46 AM
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Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 05:48 AM
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Yes. Did the hint help?
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 06:22 AM
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Yes it did.

This (nationality: 7) designer was described as the "conscience of (nationality) design". He won numerous awards in his lifetime, including the Lunning Prize & the Compasso d'Oro. There is a prize named after him.

His most famous designs are a glass series called (6) and tableware called (5).

Designer: 3,6 ("r" = 2nd of last name)
Nationality: 7
Glass series: 6 ("r" = 3rd)
Tableware: 5

"r" from Brut
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 06:28 AM
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Kaj Franck
Finnish
Temma, Kartio

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http://www.iittala.fi
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 06:41 AM
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That's right. I am contemplating getting the Kartio set for a friend's upcoming wedding.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 06:44 AM
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:04 AM
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Clue: The paintings by (artist: 5 letters) predate this movement (10 letters, 3rd letter = "r&quot by about 400 years, but they're oddly prescient.

A famous one is found in this museum (5 letters). It's called 3, 6, 2, 7, 8.

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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:05 AM
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Hint: This clue is not that difficult. If you don't know the artist, start with the museum.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:10 AM
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I don't think it is secessionist this time!
BTW, I still don't know what secessionist really is.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:13 AM
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I'm not sure either, but basically I think it's art nouveau, as applied in Vienna. I'm sort of confused about all these terms -- Jugendstil, art deco, art nouveau, secession, etc. I guess the important thing is a break with tradition -- usually curves rather than straight lines, for example. Taken to the extreme, you've Gaudi's buildings in Barcelona.

My mom and I nicknamed the secession building in Vienna the cabbage building. It has a gold object on the roof, whatever it is. It's the one with the Klimt frieze in the basement.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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You can find an image here:

http://www.nga.gov/feature/nouveau/teach/slide_15fs.htm

Doesn't that look a bit like a cabbage? I guess it's a hollow ball.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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me thinks the Prado & Surrealism for now. Will search for the rest.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:19 AM
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Yes, you're halfway there. The painting is very easy to search.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:34 AM
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Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights"

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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:35 AM
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< Doesn't that look a bit like a cabbage? >

I'm sorry, but that doesn't look like any cabbages I eat!
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