European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Clue: These two places (name of place 1 = 6 letters and name of place 2 = 5 letters) have a long standing fight as to who originated this object: (object 1, 2 words, 6, 5), which is basically a (object 2, 2 words: 9, 4) with (object 3, 2 words: 7, 3).

Finally a court case decided that place 1 could use the word "original" together with the object.

These places are located in a city with 6 letters that appears frequently in these game threads.

3rd letter of place 2 = "m"

3rd letter of object 3 = "m"

The first letter of the 2nd word of object 3 is not a very common letter (but not that uncommon either) in English, and that should be a hint for you.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:32 PM
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is that Parma ham or something? Or Parmigiano cheese?

I gotta head out. I'll work on it later if no one solves the clue.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Nope.

I'm not sure how familiar you're with these sorts of things. If you know this then it's obvious (isn't this a tautology...), but if not, it may take a while. Figuring out the city will help, I think.
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Old Nov 18th, 2004, 08:23 PM
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At least I was correct in terms of food being the subject here.

It is the Sacher Torte in Vienna - rivalry between Sacher & Demel.

Sacher Torte is a chocolate cake filled with apricot jam.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 03:17 AM
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It's not quite "filled" with apricot jam, but it has layers, I think.

Cafe Sabarsky (in the Neue Galerie) offers a Sacher torte. The chef is the same one as the one at Wallse, a Viennse restaurant in the W. Village.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 08:58 AM
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This British artist is known for her (style: 12) art. She was shortlisted for a prize (6) but did not win.

Recently she teamed up with this company (9) and came out with 200 suitcases, each with a handwritten name of a place which the artist loves.

Artist: 6,4 ("c" = 4th of first name)
Art: 12
Prize: 6
Company: 9 ("c" = 5th)

"c" from Sacher
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 09:01 AM
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Even though I have never been to Vienna, I did have a piece of Sacher Torte at the Sacher hotel in Salzburg. I guess that should also count as the "original", right?
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 09:01 AM
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I think this must be Tracey Emin.

Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, of course.

I need to do the research.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Known for confessional art (whatever that is). I guess I do have a vague idea, as her name is the only one I recognized in the Contemporary Art Festival I saw in Seville in October.

The company is Longchamp.

Yes, the Sacher torte in Salzburg must count -- I've never been to Salzburg though.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Known for confessional art (whatever that is). I guess I do have a vague idea, as her name is the only one I recognized in the Contemporary Art Festival I saw in Seville in October.

The company is Longchamp.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Clue: This designer (2 words: 4, 9), in a bit of a surprise move, offered his services to this company (3 words: 6, 3, 7). Unfortunately, you're probably not able to buy any of these pieces anymore.

2nd letter of 1st word of company = "e"

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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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Hint: There were many recent news articles that the items sold out rapidly.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Now I know why I don't know the answer, because I don't shop there!

Karl Largerfeld for H&M (Hennes and Mauritz).

[I should have known this, as you mentioned before that you want to use Largerfeld as a clue!]
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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I've exactly four shirts, all black, which I wear in the winter, from them.

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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:01 PM
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This designer (9,7) has designed the residences for Largerfeld as well as this other fashion designer (6,5).

He also is known for designer this hotel (6) and its kitchen (same name), which is headed by a famous chef who recently had his debut on this thread.

Another hotel (12) the designer is known for is in (city: 5).

Designer: 9,7 ("t" = 6th letter of first name)
Fashion designer: 6,5
Hotel #1: 6
Hotel #2: 12 ("t" = last) in city: 5

"t" from Hennes and Mauritz
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Pretty sure that the hotel and the kitchen is the Mercer (in SoHo).

I'm thinking the designer is Christian Liagret, who designs these sorts of things -- muted colors, etc. You know, our favorite modern decors.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Sorry, it's Liaigre.

The hotel is the Hotel Montalembert -- the restaurant there (Robuchon's Atelier) would not seat me. I'm not hip enough.

I need to find the other designer.

By the way, I think that Liaigre's shop in Paris is right across from the Hotel M. It's also next to the gallery with an outpost in the S. of France. What's the name again? I forget. It has some Matisse paintings in the window.

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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Apparently Liaigre designed Calvin Klein's home:

http://www.wwnorton.com/thamesandhud...g04/551162.htm

I actually like CK's sheets a lot. I bought a fitted sheet once, and it looked much worse in the apartment.
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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Ok, I'm off for the weekend. I'll try to check in, but just continue without me if you solve the clue. Have a nice weekend, everyone.

Clue: This word (7 letters, 2nd = "a") means (4 letters).

And indeed, (Location: 2 words, 5, 8) was dedicated by (person: 2 words, 5, 2) to his (person: 3 letters). Its shape is interestingly (10 letters).
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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I'm not quite gone yet -- ok, we need more people to play this game.

This clue is very doable, believe me!
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