European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 11:06 AM
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Why don't you post a clue if no one else does within an hour or two?

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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:51 PM
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I don't mind posting clues but I am too dumb to qualify for the position because I can hardly ever solve these sixteen-part four-Continent ones that are now regarded as the standard.

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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Oh harzer, surely you qualify because I think that you're actually European (you live in Germany, right?).

Actually I don't buy the argument that the 16-part clues are that much more difficult. You had one on some restaurant in the former Yugoslavia, if I recall -- I remember that cmt got it. Now, that's not trivial.

And look at what I asked in my previous two clues.... I asked about La Scala and Place Dauphine! That's too easy for pros like you guys.

Ok, so are you sufficiently encouraged to now post another clue?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:57 PM
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Ok, I need to go now. Someone had better post a clue by tomorrow morning. I'm going to be <b> very </b> upset if I don't see any activity on this thread by tomorrow morning when I come to work.

Just kidding.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:03 PM
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I wish I were as good at this as you guys obviously are but to keep things moving along:

Two words 8 letters in both. The third letter in the first word is the &quot;S&quot; in LaScala:

A geographic &quot;brainchild&quot; of Naploeon Bonapart that lasted a mere 18 years.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 02:21 AM
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OK, it is definitely &quot;tomorrow morning&quot; &lt;G&gt; and I am surprised you haven't come up with the answer to this easy one!
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:17 AM
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I've been working on this on and off since I got to work about half an hour ago, and I don't know the answer.

Napoleon I reigned for ten years, whereas Napoleon III (?) reigned for eighteen years, during the Second Empire. But none of this really fits the clue.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:23 AM
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I'm trying to think of a clue that won't give it awayas easily as I gave away St. Gallen...

A variation on its name has been given to a modern form of transport.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:24 AM
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You thought that was an easy hint on St. Gallen? No it wasn't.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:33 AM
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I've been working on this on and off for HOURS and I just cant get it either!!! I'm not very good at these things!

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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:41 AM
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Unless the clue is obscure, it will be obvious when you know the answer. I guess I've said something completely tautological.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:41 AM
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Since Angela can't get it either, I think that we need another more obvious hint from Intrepid.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:43 AM
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OK...and I thought I was really stupid what with all those duphins and squares, etc LOL..

OK...it was dissolved by a group of officials at a group meeting in 1815.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:43 AM
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Ooops..I meant those dauphins...
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:40 AM
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I still don't know it. Was the 1815 meeting the Congress of Vienna? I don't see anything that was dissolved that fits the clue.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:46 AM
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Yes, the Congress of Vienna which, along with a lot of other things, dissolved the Cisalpine Republic which was established by Napoleon in 1897.

The Cisalpino rail services running from Germany and from/through Switzerland into Italy are named after it.

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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:49 AM
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Ok, now that I see the answer, it's not obvious -- but by the way, Cisalpine has 9 letters.

Maybe you want to give another clue?
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:51 AM
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By the way, are you sure about this?

I look at http://www.zum.de/whkmla/region/italy/cispadan.html

and it says that the Cisapline Republic was renamed in 1802 and then merged to form the Kingdom of Italy.

Did something happen in 1815?
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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:52 AM
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Ok, I see this here now:

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0812305.html

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Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:54 AM
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I actually was going to guess Cisaltine Republic but it had too many letters!! Now I'm annoyed at my hours of wasted research!! At least I learned lots though I guess.

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