European Crossword Puzzle #12

Old Jan 21st, 2005, 08:17 AM
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Chateaubriand Jacques Cartier
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 08:51 AM
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Yes. Your turn, LVSue.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 09:14 AM
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Great clues, cmt! Bear with me all because I'm just joining this game (and you happened to hit me with one of my favorites, St. Malo)

Bull-headed man who built a homemade wonder (full name 15 letters; 10th letter the C in Chateaubriand).

It was initially scorned by the public, but came to be much admired by artists and thinkers such as _ _ _ _ _ (first name beginning with A) _ _ _ _ _ _
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 11:14 AM
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 07:37 PM
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Topping for other players.
Maybe a hint, LVSue?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 07:48 PM
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LVSue, you say "full name" is 15 letters; could you give us the break down of how many in first name, last name, plz?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 08:23 PM
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Because it was apparently all one word, I thought maybe it was the name of invention that had 15 letters.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 04:19 AM
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It's the invention that has 15 letters?

Maybe I'll look at it again later.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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Hm.... I read this again and I guess it's not clear what has 15 letters.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:41 AM
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LVSue will need to tell us. In context, it seems like it should be the name, except that it's unusual for someone, except for the ancients, to be known by only one name, and even more unusual for it to be so long. If it's the name of the invention, it could be a long technical name that is customarily shortened.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 04:28 PM
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Sorry, I'm out of town and don't get much chance to check. By full name, I meant first & last: first 9 letters, second the rest (beginning with C).

It's in France.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 04:30 PM
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And it's not an invention. It's something you travel to see. (a sight, if you will)
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 04:52 AM
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Oh, not at all what I was thinking. Someone will get it.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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My reaction is that it's a castle. But it's probably wrong.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 05:59 AM
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It's that "homemade" description that puzzles me, because it's hard to apply it to architecture.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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You're right. I think that my reading skills are just really deteriorating -- when I saw LVSue's clarification, I thought it was something castle. Then I realized that she wrote first and last names, so the combined 15 letters was the name of the person.

I think that I'm just reading whatever I want to be reading into what other people are writing.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Nonetheless, 111op, you're on the right track. Yes, his whole name takes 15 letters, but his "construction" is called the P----- I---- du (his profession) C----- (his last name). It is quite a sight to see! (I'm home again)
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 04:44 AM
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Could this be Alexander Calder?

But I don't see what the homemade wonder is.

Also the profession is sculptor and it doesn't start with "L." I was thinking the first word is Palais. Don't see how all this fits together.
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 06:05 AM
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Since LVSue said you were on the right track (with thinking it was a castle), maybe the name of his construction, which starts with p - - - - - starts with the word "palais" (somewhat like castle). I can't guess further than that, but since Calder fits, maybe you can proceed from there to figure out the rest.
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 06:12 AM
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Oh, you said that already. But where do you see an L in the clue? I missed that.
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