European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:36 AM
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Yes, that's right.

I guess this painting has a little bittersweet memory for me -- I had not heard of it before I went to Madrid in October and I specially went to see it.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 07:56 AM
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When this company name (8-5) is mentioned, most people associate it with this very well-known American drink (9).

The founder (8,5) of this company was born in (town: 6) in (country: 7) and immigrated to the US at age 18. The company's name was a combination of his last name & his wife's family name.

He also built a hotel in (non-european city: 6) named after him.

There is also a shipwreck named after him, apparently sunk intentionally for scuba diving.

Person: 8,5 ("s" = last letter of first name)
Company: 8-5
Drink: 9 ("s" = 7th)
Hometown: 6

"s" from Bosch
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:01 AM
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Adolphus Busch (for Anheuser-Busch)
Budweiser
hotel in Dallas
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:04 AM
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You're missing Adolphus Busch's home town (in order to make it European-themed).
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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Clue: Document (name: 5, 5) signed in (year: 5 letters -- use Roman numerals, M = 1000, CM = 900, D = 500, C = 100, etc.) and negotiated here (place: 9 letters), which limited the power of (person: 4, 4).

2nd letter of Place = "u."
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Oops, I got ahead of myself....

This says he was born in Mainz, Germany, but Mainz has 5 letters?

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article...phus%20Anthony

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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Oh, ok. I guess it's Kastel, near Mainz.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:12 AM
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Hint: First word in person's name is a title.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:20 AM
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I guess that would be King John, signing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in the year MCCXV (1215).
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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Yes.

So the hint helped, I see? I just tried to post another one....
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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I guess it did help. I didn't spend much time researching the clue before I went to sleep. When I got up, you posted the hint already.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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An event will be held tonight in a non-European city. The event involves the lighting of a (object: 10), designed by (4,6) and made by (company: 8).

The designer, though born in (country: 7), emigrated to the US in 1960. He has a retail shop in the same city where tonight's event will take place.

The company is located in (country: 6) and is named after the village it started in over 2 centuries ago. The company is most famous for making (object: 7).

Object to be lit: 10 ("n" = 4th)
Designer: 4,6 ("n" = 2nd of first name) & country he was born: 7
Company: 8 & country located: 6
Object made by company: 7
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Is the object a chandelier again?

I should check....
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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Still working on it? You're on the right track.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:54 PM
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So, the easy way to do this is to type "chandelier" into Google news and search -- out comes this article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...p-217234c.html

My office building is actually just blocks away from this omnipresent snowflake....

The designer is Ingo Maurer, from Germany.

The company is Baccarat in France, famous for crystal.

Didn't know that it took its name from a village.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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My boss was taking his time to leave today, so I couldn't really work on the clue. But he's gone now, yippee.

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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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Maybe you should head over. It's only another 3 hours... and you can catch a glimpse of Ms. SJP.

I've never heard of Ingo Maurer until today. He as quite a cool website, and next time I'm in NYC, I'll pop into his store to check it out.

www.ingo-maurer.com
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Who's Ms. SJP?

I don't think that I want to be here that late....

I don't know him either. Where's the store located?

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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Didn't you read the article? It's Sarah Jessica Parker.

Ingo Maurer store is 89 Grand St, corner of Greene.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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You know, yk, I usually only skim enough of these articles to get the answers to the clues.

Anyway, I don't care a thing about SJP or much about Hollywood stars in general.

agnes b is located on Greene, by the way, and there's a Le Pain Quotidien on Grand. The prices in that neighborhood also make my blood pressure rise.
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