European Crossword Puzzle #12

Old Jan 16th, 2005, 02:45 PM
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I don't understand what the first part of the puzzle is asking for (city, country, first word, etc.), but I think the rest of the puzzle is Bayeux tapestry, 1066, and Battle of Hastings.
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Old Jan 16th, 2005, 02:50 PM
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Bayeux, France, Bayeux tapestry, (created in France, which doesn't fit, not England, which does fit), 1066, Battle of Hastings
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Old Jan 16th, 2005, 02:50 PM
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Bayeux, France, Bayeux tapestry, (created in France, which doesn't fit, not england, which does fit), 1066, Battle of Hastings
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Old Jan 16th, 2005, 11:24 PM
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Hi cmt: Didn't mean to be oblique with the clue and the 1st and 2nd word designations, was trying to be helpful!

The Bayeux Tapestry was created in England, NOT France (hence the reason there are 7 letters in the clue):

Historical data supports its creation in Canterbury, in the County of Kent. Cantebury was not only famous for its religious connotations but there was also an embroidery centre of excellence in the town. The Tapestry has been attributed to/under the tutelage of Bishop Odo, Earl of Kent, and William the Conqueror's half brother. Another clue to its English origin is its similarity to Anglo Saxon manuscripts produced around this time. Yet another indication is the translation of names into Latin which could only have originated from the Anglo Saxon spelling.

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Old Jan 18th, 2005, 04:54 PM
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I don't think it's a settled undisputed fact that the tapestry was made in England (or in Normandy). It appears that this factual issue is still unresolved. But anyway, here are some new clues.

In the little Italian town of (7) in the region of (6), these creatures (7), which are damaging medieval and ancient structures and agriculture and annoying residents, have been declared a health hazard, and residents are encouraged to shoot them.

town: 7 lettes; 5th is the g from Hastings
region: 6 letters ending with the a from France
creatures: 7 letters; 4th is the e from Bayeux
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Old Jan 18th, 2005, 06:18 PM
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Pigeons in Perugia, Umbria?
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Old Jan 18th, 2005, 07:38 PM
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2 of the 3 answers are correct.
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Old Jan 18th, 2005, 07:39 PM
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The clue asked for a "LITTLE Italian town." [Emphasis added.]
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:21 AM
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Pigeons in Foligno, Umbria?
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:28 AM
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I haven't read anything about this taking place in Foligno as well as in the town I have in mind, but anyway Foligno is a city, so it doesn't fit the clue.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:34 AM
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I think it's Bevagna.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/17/in...17bevagna.html

or

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/...s/journal.html
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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Right, Bevagna. I knew it the article could be found on Google.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 08:20 AM
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I hope grandmere won't mind me jumping in to give the next clue?

This king (6,7) of (country: 7) is most remembered by a large object (object: 5) he erected as a memorial to his parents.
This object has 3 sides, with one side containing an inscription, while another side has a picture of (person: 6).
This object can be found in (town: 7).

The king inspired the naming of this 21st century technology (9).

King: 6,7 ("B" is 1st letter of last name)
Country: 7
Object: 5
Person depicted on object: 6
Location of object: 7
Technology: 9

"B" from Bevagna
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 06:42 PM
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I'm completely baffled, but someone will get this.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Some more hint:
The king is from medieval times. He was also known for introducing a religion to his country.

The 21st century technology also starts with "B". Some of you may already have gadgets that feature this technology.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 09:30 PM
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This was interesting. I never knew all this.

King Harald Blatand (Bluetooth) of Denmark

runic stone in Jelling

Bluetooth technology


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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 11:40 PM
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Yes, cmt you got it.

You missed one answer - on one side of the Jelling stone depicts a picture of Christ. Apparently, Harald Bluetooth was responsible for introducing Christianity to Denmark.

For more on Harald Bluetooth & the Jelling stone (with photo):
http://www.fortidensjelling.dk/jellinge5.htm

For info of how Harald's name was used to name Bluetooth technology:
https://www.bluetooth.org/bluetooth/landing/btname.php
"He [Harald Blatand] had been instrumental in uniting warring factions in parts of what is now Norway, Sweden and Denmark - just as the technology is designed to allow collaboration between differing industries such as the computing, mobile phone and automotive markets."


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Old Jan 20th, 2005, 04:02 AM
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Wow. I don't know if it's because I'm lazy or if the clues are just getting more obscure, but I can't seem to get any of these these days. Granted, I'm spending my time blogging, which I suppose is a (slightly?) better use/waste of time.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:03 AM
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We need a new clue.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:36 AM
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Meaty historian: 13 letters, 5th is e from Bluetooth

16th century explorer born in the same home town: 7 letters in first name (starts with j from Jelling), 7 in last name
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