European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 19th, 2004, 11:06 PM
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Geez. This took a lot of thinking before I figured part of it out. It's like "guess what I'm thinking", I don't know why you think it's easy with so little clue to work on.

It was Louis XV (took me a while to realize this - I was trying to think of a last name consists of only 2 letters!) who dedicated triangular-shaped Place Dauphine to his son & heirs.

In terms of the 1st part of the clue, it's a guess:
Dauphin = heir
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Old Nov 19th, 2004, 11:22 PM
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I guess, in retrospect, the clue is obvious. As son = heir = dauphin etc. However, it was hard (for me at least) to figure it out if one isn't thinking about France & the fact that this clue is not about a contemporary person. In fact, I solved the clue by thinking of Louis XV (after multiple attempts of searching for people with last names consist of 2 letters).
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Old Nov 21st, 2004, 09:03 PM
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I am sorry I didn't have a chance to post any new clues over the weekend as I was very busy.

I cannot think of any good clues right now and I am leaving for Hong Kong tomorrow morning.

Whoever wants to post the next clue please feel free to do so.

I will rejoin the game next week when I return.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 03:16 AM
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Well, yk, you can always play from HK.

Have a good trip.

Re the clue -- I didn't get a chance to check in over the weekend. I think it's Henri IV who dedicated the "square" to the Dauphin and the future Louis XIII though. At least that's what I see when I Google Place Dauphine.

Of course it wasn't meant to be a giveaway, but I figured that there're so many people here who know Paris that this wouldn't be too difficult.

I thought that people would see that this is "triangular" and would think of Place Dauphine, as the shape is so unusual (not a square).
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 03:26 AM
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I hope I'm not "intruding" on this but since you said you wanted more people to play then here's the little I can offer:

Nine Letters, the first is an "S"

The interior of this religious edifice is considered, by many, to be the "most beautiful" of any like buildings in the entire nation. A mummy resides nearby.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 03:28 AM
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Oops, sorry..that's EIGHT letters, not nine.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 03:56 AM
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Welcome to the game, intrepid!

I'm off to the airport now. I seriously doubt I'll play the game all the way from HK, as I am quite confident that my schedule will be hectic.

Have a good week & Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 04:47 AM
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I've no clue....

I'm guessing Saint something, but are the eight letters all one word?

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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 05:35 AM
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Just a guess!

St. Peters?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 06:46 AM
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Sorry for the delay. No, the letters are not all in one word.

St. Peters is a great guess but is, unfortunately, incorrect.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 06:49 AM
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I'll clarify a little further...the religious edifice is located in a city/town/village the name of which has 8 letters. More often than not when one refers to the religious edifice one usually does so by saying the name of the city/town/village in which it is located. The nearby mummy awaits....
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:08 AM
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I don't know. Apparently the Medicis are buried in San Lorenzo in Florence, but this doesn't quite fit the clue either.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:38 AM
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In order to visit the mummy you must wear special shoes.

In a nearby town, important local issues are decided only by people wearing swords.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:48 AM
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St. Gallen?

http://usa.myswitzerland.com/en/navp...sco-21153.html

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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:57 AM
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Correct!!!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the hint!

By the way, you might want to tell people that there're two words in the future and break up the letters into 2 and 6.

Let's get someone else to post a clue. If not, then I'll post one later.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 09:41 AM
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I'll post a clue to keep the game going.

Clue: This place has a longer name but is usually known as (2 words: 2, 5). It's located in a city with 5 letters. A performance of a work by (person 1: 7 letters), who's perhaps best known as a rival to (person 2: 6 letters), will mark its reopening. The work supposedly also inaugurated the place when it first opened.

To make it easier, first letter of person 1 = "s."
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 10:05 AM
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Salieri- rival of Mozart. Reopening of La Scala in Milan.

Is that all we need to know?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 10:18 AM
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Yes, you got it!

Really, my clues are not as threatening as they seem.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 11:02 AM
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This was fun b/c it was not so obscure as some were beginning to get when I quit playing a few months ago. I don't have time here at work to think them up or to research them.

I think they're more fun when I have some inkling of what it might be or at least in which ball park to begin to look. Just MO.

Someone else take a turn now, plz.
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