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111op Mar 16th, 2005 12:51 PM

European Crossword Puzzle #14
Message: This is the 14th thread of the European Crossword Travel/Geography/Culture game. It is a continuation of this thread:;tid=34557519

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.

yk will give the clue shortly.

yk Mar 16th, 2005 05:55 PM

Artist #1 (4,7) had a rather fascinating life story.
He & his parents moved to (country: 4 - not in Europe) when he was a young child, but his father died during the voyage. His mother died when he was a teenager, and he traveled all over the world as a marine. He then returned to his birthplace (city: 5) and became a successful banker. He was introduced to painting after he met artist #2 (7,8). Artist #2 was of the same nationality (6) as the wife of artist #1.

"n" from Iles Malouines is the last letter of last name of artist #1.

Grandmere1 Mar 16th, 2005 06:38 PM

Paul Gauguin
Camille Pissarro

yk Mar 16th, 2005 06:52 PM


All is correct except the last answer (the nationality of Pissarro and Gauguin's wife).

Grandmere1 Mar 16th, 2005 06:56 PM

Pissarro was born in St.Thomas, West Indies. I thought Gauguin married a French woman, then abandoned her and lived with a Tahitian woman for the rest of his days?

yk Mar 16th, 2005 07:08 PM

St Thomas, West Indies was under Danish rule at the time of Pissarro, so he was Danish. Gauguin's wife, Mette, (who he leater left) was also Danish.

grandmere Mar 17th, 2005 05:58 AM

That's interesting and provides a tricky little twist to your puzzle.

grandmere Mar 17th, 2005 08:38 AM

Not sure if it's my turn, but don't have time to think of anything. Yk, why don't you take another turn, or someone else.

111op Mar 17th, 2005 08:39 AM

Is grandmere the same as Grandmere1 -- I guess Grandmere1 got the clue?

yk Mar 17th, 2005 02:58 PM

I'm quite sure grandmere=Grandmere1

grandmere, you are up for the next clue. I can't think of any right off my head, so if you have one, go right ahead!

Grandmere1 Mar 17th, 2005 03:18 PM

I am the same; home email address vs one at work; thought I had to have another name-pc challenged.

Will try to think of a clue, quickly.

Grandmere1 Mar 17th, 2005 03:46 PM

This village, (8), is on the route to a better known tourist spot (6) and is characterized by red tile roofs on the houses clinging to steep slopes and also shops selling rugs and weavings. The better-recognized tourist site and the Red Hat Society have some "philosophical commonalities". These places are in the country of (6).
The "E" in Peru is the third letter of the country.

yk Mar 17th, 2005 04:59 PM

My goodness! This is not a France clue!!!

Maybe Sweden?

Grandmere1 Mar 17th, 2005 05:35 PM

I DO go to other countries occasionally, and this is one of them!

Grandmere1 Mar 17th, 2005 05:37 PM

No, not Sweden.

Focus on Red Hat Society for a bit.

yk Mar 17th, 2005 07:42 PM

I was just guessing with the country clue. I guess Greece would be a better fit: < red tile roofs on the houses clinging to steep slopes and also shops selling rugs and weavings >

Anyway, I'll guess I'll let someone else solve it. It's <i>way</i> past my bedtime. I-)

grandmere Mar 18th, 2005 04:12 AM

Greece is right. The Red Hat thing is kind of tangential, but there is a &quot;link&quot;.

111op Mar 18th, 2005 04:21 AM

I was thinking Meteora, but obviously the number of letters don't fit.

Grandmere1 Mar 19th, 2005 01:04 PM

The Red Hat Society honors women over 50 and the popular tourist site in question was presided over by someone of same sex and age.
(So now I've given it away.)

111op Mar 20th, 2005 02:17 PM

Are you thinking of the Oracle at Delphi? But how do you know that Pythia (I guess the prophetress?) is 50?

The village must Arachova:

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