European Crossword Puzzle #12

Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:31 AM
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OPPS ... I guess that was all of the answers, but I am not sure the second answer is a word used anymore, unlike the word BOYCOTT, which was coined some years later during the "land-wars".

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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Wow!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:36 AM
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What timing! I just happened to check and there's your answer.

Ger, isn't it Ballinglass?
You have all of the answers (except I think the name of the incident/village is Ballinglass).

It's your turn to post a clue. See the first post for instructions (or you can just tell how it works from looking at the last few).

(And here 111op thought I always make up puzzles about Basilicata....)
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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
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Sorry, you are right, it IS Ballinglass. Very impressive cmt!

I'll work on the next one

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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 03:33 PM
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And very impressive, Ger. (I just asked the questions. You're the one who answered them!)
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 03:40 PM
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What's going on?
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Anyone?????
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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Sorry for the delay.

As I am reading the History of Rome, let's have a Roman theme. Three place names:

Place 1: "I've found it!". In this Italian town, the famous batherís life was ended.
Eight letters. The A from Potato is the fourth letter in word

Place 2: An uncle by marriage of Julius Caesar defeated the northern invaders just north of this French town.
Three words (3-2-8), second letter of second word is the N from Ballinglass.

Place 3: Island of pleasure for the adopted son of an august emperor.
Five letters. First letter of word is first letter in Colcannon.

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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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It looks like Ger hasn't answered too many threads lately....

Why don't I give one and Ger can give one when (s)he's back?

Clue: He (3 words: 3, 3, 4) died in the middle of the 15th century and was court painter to (person: 3 words, 6, 3, 4), also known as the (title: 3 words, 4, 2, 8). Famous pieces include an altarpiece at (place: 5 letters), which features this animal (4 letters); a portrait of a couple called (name: 9 letters); and finally, Chancellor (name: 5) to the person who hired him as court painter. The second painting is in (city: 6) and the third painting is in (city: 5).

2nd letter of 3rd word of painter's name is "y." (This should make things easier.)
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Ah, we've the real McCoy!

Ok, I'll work on this tomorrow, but I'm sure that yk will beat me to it.

Good night for now.
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:04 PM
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Place 1 = Syracuse (Archimedes)
Place 3 = Capri
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:06 PM
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Place 2=Aix-en-Provence (Gaius Marius in battle of Aquae Sextiae).

Now I don't feel so bad jumping ahead of you, Ger.

Anyway, I need to go. I'll check back tomorrow. If I got anything wrong, just let me know. If I got the clue, then you've the next one to work on.
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:08 PM
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And if I'm right and my clue is the current clue, then whoever gets it can just continue without my confirmation, of course.
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Old Jan 5th, 2005, 04:47 PM
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He (3 words: 3, 3, 4 Jan van Eyck) died in the middle of the 15th century and was court painter to (person: 3 words, 6, 3 Philip the Good,), also known as the (title: 3 words, 4, 2, 8 Duke of Burgundy). Famous pieces include an altarpiece at (place: 5 letters Ghent), which features this animal (4 letters Lamb); a portrait of a couple called (name: 9 letters The Arnolfini Marriage); and finally, Chancellor (name: 5 Rolin ) to the person who hired him as court painter. The second painting is in (city: 6 London) and the third painting is in (city: 5 Paris ).

Interesting: I was feeling under the weather today and was browsing my art books. Am I right???

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Old Jan 6th, 2005, 02:56 AM
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Yes, of course! I'll be making a lot of art questions.

So you go again.
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Old Jan 6th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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Ger's turn again!

Meanwhile, if anyone's impatient to solve a puzzle, there's one on the Francophile forum that has been unsolved since Dec. 28. Maybe you can solve it and get that thread moving again. Scroll to the end of this thread: http://forums.delphiforums.com/PBPro...ges?msg=3840.1
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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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Should I jump ahead of Ger again?
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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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I'm here, I'm here

Honey-hued bastide town (5 letters) built by Phillipe the Bold overlooks river named for the region (8 letters) [Second letter of each word is "O"]

Cistercian monastery housed Christ's turban (7 Letters) [6th letter is "i"]

Gardens of cacti and palms in this 16th century village (2-5-6) [first letter, first word is "L"]

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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 10:15 PM
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Ger: I got 3/4 of your clue figured out, however, I'm stumped re: the cactus gardens part. Any other hint(s) you can give?
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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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The troglodytic forts in the cliff-face above the village were part of an elaborate defensive system

Good luck Huitres
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Old Jan 8th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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La Roque Gageac?


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