European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Nov 30th, 2004, 05:56 AM
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Horace, born in Venosa (Venusia)
in Potenza, Basilicata.
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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Exactly correct!
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 07:47 AM
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I guess I should give a question now.

I sort of had one in mind, but when I searched for it, I ended up coming across another article that was pretty amusing, so here's the clue:

Clue: (nationality: 9 letters; name: 2 words, 6, 6), who's best known for playing music by (4 letters), stormed out of a performance at this festival (9 letters) because of cellphone din.

Hint: Not Alfred Brendel.

To make it really easy, the first letter of nationality is "h" and the first letter of festival is "e."
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff (known for playing Bach). This happened at the Edinburgh festival.
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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Yes, that's right!
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 07:49 PM
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Agatha____ and Kemal____ are said to have slept in rooms 411 and 401, respectively, of this place (3 words: 5, 4, and 6 letters; "e" from Edinburgh is 2nd letter of 2nd word) in this neighborhood (6 letters; starts with "g" from Edinburgh) in this city (8 letters; 5th is "n" from Hungarian).
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Old Nov 30th, 2004, 07:51 PM
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Correction: 401 should read 101.
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Old Dec 1st, 2004, 10:43 AM
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In case you guys are wondering, I'm taking a break because my mind is swimming with LSAT questions -- I'm supposed to take it this Saturday, but I'm really far behind with preparation.

Maybe tomorrow or Friday I'll take a look unless there's a clue I know right away.

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Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:18 PM
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I think you should stop preparing. So long as you are familiar with the types of questions and have tried them out, you are probably reasonably well prepared. If you were not a math person, brushing up on long forgotten basic math concepts would be helpful, but since you are a math peson, that's not necessary. For the verbal parts, you need to be mentally agile and clear headed. Therefore, you should do what it takes to reach and maintain that mental state: sleep alot, don't sleep a lot, eat a lot, don't eat too much, get a lot of fresh air before the test...whatever. Good luck. (But remember, there are too many lawyers, so changing your mind after taking the test would not be such a bad thing.)
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Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Reposting the latest clue:



Agatha____ and Kemal____ are said to have slept in rooms 411 and 101, respectively, of this place (3 words: 5, 4, and 6 letters; "e" from Edinburgh is 2nd letter of 2nd word) in this neighborhood (6 letters; starts with "g" from Edinburgh) in this city (8 letters; 5th is "n" from Hungarian).
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Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:55 PM
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Agatha Christie and Kemal Attaturk at the Hotel Pera Palas in Instanbul?
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Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:03 PM
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Neighborhood--Galata

Misspelled "Ataturk"
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Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:04 PM
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Misspelling of Istanbul was a typo-geesh! Getting late here in the 'Burgh!
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 03:28 AM
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Yes. Your turn to post clues.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 02:03 PM
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ttt
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 06:42 PM
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Ho ho! Here's a fairly easy clue to play with for now, until grandmere is ready to post hers.

His bones lie in the city of (4 letters, 3rd is the r from Pera) in the country of (5 letters), but they were stolen from the town of (4 letters, ending with an a from Galata), in the country of (6 letters) where he lived and died. He is popularly known as (2 words: 5 letters, with the t from Ataturk in 4th place, and 5 letters, with the a from Istanbul 3rd).
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 04:40 AM
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111op, did you survive the test? Where is everyone?
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 04:59 AM
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Hi cmt, I took the test, but I'm going to cancel my score, as I don't think that I did well enough to make the cut for the best places. I may retake it in a few months if I'm still serious. The test is much more heavily weighted than the GPA, so I don't want to take it too lightly. And I'm not in a great rush to go to law school.
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 05:56 AM
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If you re-take it and do better, wouldn't schools take your later score anyway? If you know where you want to go, you may be able to find their policies re the use of scores on multiple takes? Meanwhile, though, you might decide you don't want to go to law school anyway.
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 06:08 AM
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I've read that they either average the scores or take the higher score. But basically the December test is the latest they'll accept for applications for Fall 2005. Anyway, if I go ahead with it, I'll have to file applications in a month and ask people to write me letters. If I don't score well enough, I'd not only be wasting my time but also my recommenders' time.

It's clear, though, that for me to ace this test, I need to spend a lot more time preparing for it than I did. I don't think that I'm that serious about law school -- this is a pretty big career change for me, so I guess I'm ok with waiting another year, though it's obviously not the ideal situation. I was hoping that I could make the bare minimum for a place like NYU (which, while good, is not Yale, obviously), say, this year and then defer, but I think that I shouldn't run the risks of a low score.
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