European Crossword Puzzle #13

Jan 26th, 2005, 12:23 PM
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European Crossword Puzzle #13

This is the 12th thread of the European Crossword Travel/Geography/Culture game. It is a continuation of this thread:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34547306

Here are the rules of the game (for new comers) [I've just pasted the rules from the start of the previous thread.]:

1) Whoever guesses the word correctly gets to build on THAT word to make the new word. In cases of multiple correct answers, whoever posts first is the winner and gets to choose the next word.

2) Make sure all the words are travel related somehow. Your word could be a person, a place, an event, an object.

3) State what letter you're building on from the previous word.

4) State the position of that letter in your new word.

5) State how many letters in the new word.

6) Give us a good clue!

7) Again, all words should be travel-related.

LVSue will give the clue shortly.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:28 PM
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A natural geographical feature, the (5,2,5) shares the first part of its name with a hunky actor's last name (5,5) and the last part of its name begins the name of a great engineering feat, which we might go to see (5,4,6).

Sorry if this is too optuse. Let me know.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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Could we have at least one letter, LV?

Merci!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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See #3 and 4 in the instructions in the first post.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Sorry! Thank goodness there is a letter from Lars von Trier in the geographical feature!

4th letter in the first word (5-2-5) is the T in Trier. For that matter, the 4th letter in the last word is too.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 08:49 PM
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I am all fixes and fevenses

- Firth of Forth
- Colin Firth
- Firth (of) Forth bridge


regards Ger
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Jan 26th, 2005, 10:19 PM
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Good, Ger, except the last one. I'm looking for the other name [the last part of its name begins the name of a great engineering feat, which we might go to see (5,4,6)].

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Jan 27th, 2005, 03:33 PM
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Forth Rail Bridge.


Ger...I think you need to give a clue!
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Jan 27th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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YAY! I had given up hope since I was away all day and no one had posted the final answer.

Maybe Ger doesn't want to post a clue...
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Jan 28th, 2005, 05:22 AM
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Thanks for the last answer cmt

I'll post some clues later today.

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Jan 28th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Here we are:

This medieval French citadel [2,4,2,4; 3rd letter of last word is r from Firth] was, and still is, a launching point for a pilgrimage to this holy city [8,2,10; 2nd letter of last word is o from Forth]

The gate of Spain: This epic hero [6; 3rd letter is l from Colin] of legend and verse lost his life at this [12; 4th letter is c from Colin]

Legend has it that these European mountains, visible far out to sea, were named by sailors returning from the Atlantic. [4,2,6; 3rd letter of last word r from bridge ]

So EASY ....

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Jan 28th, 2005, 04:32 PM
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OPPS ...

Second line SHOULD read as follows:

The gate of Spain: This epic hero [6; 3rd letter is l from Colin] of legend and verse lost his life at this [12; 4th letter is c from Colin] PASS
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Jan 28th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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Sorry, Ger. The only one I can get is the second: Roland at Roncevalles
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Jan 29th, 2005, 07:15 AM
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The first part seems to be Santiago de Compostela and St. Jean Pied de
Port (except that's one word too many).
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Jan 29th, 2005, 07:19 AM
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OPPS .... sorry cmt, you are right - I left out a word. You got two right and LVSue also got two right.

Also just noticed that the last clue should be 5,2,6. Sorry for the error
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Jan 29th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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and Picos de Europa
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Jan 29th, 2005, 07:55 AM
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Well done cmt!

Your turn ....
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Jan 29th, 2005, 09:39 AM
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What name did a famous painter and and old type of hound have in common?
Answer: 6 letters; 3rd= the "a" from Compostela

The painter was born in a town situated on a river. What's the name of the river?
Answer: 5 letters; 2nd is the "e" from Europa.

The painter is considered one of the leaders of a certain art movement.
Answer: 6 letters; 3rd is the "i" from Pied.

The dog is associated with a certain king from a certain country. (The king may have developed the breed, but in nay event he liked it.)
King: 7 letters+Roman numeral; first letter is the "c" from Picos.
Country: 6 letters; ends with "e" from Roncevalles.
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Jan 29th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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Correction: In my post above, change "hound" to "dog."
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Jan 29th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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P.S. It's also a slang word in one of the languages of Europe.
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