European Crossword Puzzle #14

May 13th, 2005, 03:08 AM
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Ok, director is Swedish.

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May 13th, 2005, 04:00 AM
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director - Ingmar Bergman

~ autobiographical: Fanny and Alexander

game: chess, death?
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May 13th, 2005, 04:10 AM
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Hi cmt! Haven't seen you here on this thread for a while. We missed you!
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May 13th, 2005, 04:16 AM
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Yes, cmt, so you get the next clue.

Did you see that I missed you too? (I stopped by the merci bien thread.)

chess with death was in "The Seventh Seal," by the way.
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May 19th, 2005, 04:19 AM
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ttt for cmt?

Aside:

I was curious as to when I started playing this game. I see that the first clue I got right correctly was one by Singletail. That was nearly a year ago. Wow!

Clue: A town in southern France that figured prominently in the Andrew-Lloyd-W. musical, "Aspects of Love."

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Date: 05/28/2004, 07:00 am
Pau?
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May 19th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Sorry. Thanks for missing me and for being so patient with my delay. I'll try to make up a clue later tonight. (I'm going out for about an hour right now and will try to get to it later.) But if I don't do one, maybe you should give up on me and post one in my place tomorrow.

Do you want to take my place in posting a clue on the identical game played on the Francophile forum? If you do, let me know. (If not, I'll make one up the evening after I do the Fodors one.) It just has to have a somewhat French-related subject matter.

111op: Are you going to the NYC/NJ area GTG Saturday? It's in Weehawken, which is easily accessible from NYC. I'm getting a ride there becaues I hate urban driving. It's not too late if you want to go.

This game started July 2003. I think I started playing it in the second or third week. I was addicted to it for so long, but I think I'm getting tired of it. I also can't play it during the work day, because the big bro monitoring is becoming more and more serious, and once I'm home, there are a lot of other things I want to do that don't involve the internet.

You posted to me on some other thread? I don't think I noticed. That thread where people were fretting about the possibility that French people might read some negative connotations into their perfectly normal French thank yous? (The things people worry about!)
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May 20th, 2005, 02:53 AM
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Hi cmt, yes, I said hello to you on the merci thread.

I can't make the gathering this weekend. I'm leaving for Europe for a week after work today (I go first to London for a day and then I go to Scandinavia and then back to London for a day).

yk left yesterday -- she's going to London first also and then she's making her way to Amsterdam.

Anyway, take your time with the clue (unless someone else is dying to play). If I've net access and have some down time I'll check in.

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May 31st, 2005, 04:26 AM
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cmt seems to be missing in action, and I
am back, so why don't I post a clue to keep this going?

Clue: Designer (last name = 6 letters) whose (object = 6 letters, plural) were used in the (person 1: 5 letters)-(person 2: 7 letters) debates.

2nd and 5th letters of person 2 = "e" = 2nd and 5th letters of designer.

"e" from Bergman.
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Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Hello 111op:

Before I go any further with my thoughts, is the designer Scandanavian?

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Jun 5th, 2005, 02:01 PM
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The "world's most beautiful chair" - the Round Chair by Hans Wegner. Used in the Nixon-Kennedy debates.

Funny that I found the answer at the least suspecting website:
http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgr...&feature=30014
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Jun 6th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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Hi Ger, I didn't check the thread over the weekend (sorry), but yk has it. By the way, the Fodors website was exactly where I learned about Hans Wegner and the Nixon-Kennedy debates.

Obviously I had used Fodors prior to my recent trip.

Thanks, yk, for identifying the name of the chair (I assume you got this right -- the link doesn't mention the name and I was too lazy to Google it).

By the way, I mentioned in my report (on my blog) that I bought a coffee table book featuring Wegner at the Dansk Design Center. Haven't managed to look at it very closely though. But was intrigued that he also designed chairs inspired by Chinese chairs (such as the coveted Huanghuali chairs from the Ming Dynasty).

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Jun 6th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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Oops -- I apologize. Fodors does identify the chair.

I don't know what it looks like exactly, but it must be in my coffee table book. I'll have to look tonight.
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Jun 6th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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This historic figure (4,7, but there are various spellings of his name in his native language) from (hometown: 5) was most famous for his contribution on (subject: 13,3).

He was locked up in a castle (10) by (person: 6,7), but somehow escaped by hiding in a (object: 5).

The object is now at (site: 11) in (city: 9).

The historic figure was buried in (site: 6,4) in his hometown.

"g" from Wegner is the 3rd letter of first name.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 03:03 AM
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Hugo/Huig de Groot/Grotius
Delft
International Law
Loevestein
Prince Maurice/Maurits (?)
Chest (Book chest)
"Both the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft claim to have the original book chest in their collection."
Nieuwe Kerk

http://hugo-grotius.biography.ms/

I must have read about this somewhere, but I must admit that the answers surprised me.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 03:31 AM
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Clue:

Name: 3 (3rd letter = "g", to make it easy), 12
Nationality: 7 letters

Famous for his association with this organization: 6, 7

Also won 5, 5

Died because of a 5, 5

Translation of the book published after his death was refined by (person: 5 letters). Said person's translation has been criticized for being too liberal and unfaithful to the original.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 03:37 AM
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I'm surprised -- it looks like that award was given posthumously (which I thought was never the case). Maybe the rules changed.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:33 AM
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Dag Hammarskjold was Swedish. He was highly involved with the United Nations, serving as 2nd Secretary-General. He won the Peace Prize, and was killed in a plane crash on a trip to the Congo.

Still working on who translated his works.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Yes so far.

The controversy was reported in a recent NYT article. The translator (well, I guess the one who refined the first translation) was a famous British poet.

You'll have to give us a clue, grandmere, now that you're back from France. How was it, by the way?
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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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W.H. Auden

Voila!
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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:47 AM
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Yes.

Probably a premium article now:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/in...ope/22dag.html

"Swedes Dispute Translation of a U.N. Legend's Book" (by Warren Hoge)
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