European Crossword Puzzle #14

Jun 7th, 2005, 06:48 AM
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France was great; I mean to write up some "notes", as opposed to a whole trip report since we didn't do anything unique that tons of others haven't already done. I would, however, like to mention some nice restaurants and hotels and some of the "dynamics" of our trip since traveling with another couple seems to take on a life of its own, and in this case, mostly funny! But they're probably experiences where "you had to be there" to find it as amusing as we did

Thanks for asking, 111op; you've been away, also, I believe! I haven't had a chance to read your report yet, but will!
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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Well, of course France was great.

I know what you mean (about needing to be there).

Yes, I just came back from Scandinavia. I blogged about the trip (you can click on my name and get a link to the blog). So my clues may have a Scandinavian bias for a while.

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Jun 7th, 2005, 06:55 AM
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By the way, from the Nobel FAQ:

"Is it possible to nominate someone for a posthumous Nobel Prize?

No, it is not. The Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the nomination."

http://nobelprize.org/help/faq/

If you bother to look up the citation for D H, the Swedish Ambassador to Norway was the one who gave the acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.

(Rolf Edberg*, Swedish Ambassador to Norway, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1961)

http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureate...cceptance.html
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Jun 7th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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This partially walled city( 2, 4), which usually has a population of around 52,000, swells to over 200,000 during "the season." It was named for a (5-nationality) monk,(name 3,3) who landed nearby in the 6th century.
It boasts some famous historical figures, one of whom is 8-4,2, 13.

The "S" in Hammarskjold is the 4th letter of the 5 letter nationality.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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It's St. Malo, named after the Welsh (not a nationality?) MacLaw/MacLou.

I need to find the historical figure.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand?
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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:11 AM
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Right!
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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:23 AM
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Clue: Castle (8 letters) believed to be the setting of a famous play (6 letters) named after a character who delivers a famous soliloquy.

5th letter of castle = "b"

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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:33 AM
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Kronborg
Hamlet
?
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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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Yes. Too easy, right?

Ok, now you get to give another clue.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Fun to have an easy one once in a while. "Soliloquy" was a bit of a tip off.

OK, movin' on: This religious reformer,(8, 10), struck terror in the inhabitants of this city (8). He eventually incurred the anger of (4,9,2) and was declared a heretic and accused of treason.

The "A" from Hamlet is the last letter of his last name.

Probably too easy, too!
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Jun 9th, 2005, 10:02 AM
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Is it:
Girolamo Savonarola
Florence's "Bonfire of the Vanities"
Pope Alexander VI
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Jun 9th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Mais oui!
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Jun 9th, 2005, 10:56 AM
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A piece of work by this composer (4) was very recently found, almost 3 centuries later, in a (object: 7).

This should be very easy to search, if you don't know the answer already.

"o" from Florence is the 3rd letter of object.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 11:04 AM
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Actually didn't know this --

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/con...5/s1388517.htm

Bach in shoebox.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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I think that a variation of this clue appeared quite a while back (I wasn't the one to use it).

Clue: Literary work (2 words, 4, 4), written by (author: 5) and set to music by (composer: 5). Said composer is famous for a few pieces. One is called (2 words: 5, 6), and (person: 7) of the same nationality as the author and the composer made a recording of the piece.

Author was nicknamed the (enigmatic?) (creature: 6 letters). (This creature is immortalized in a non-European country.)

1st letter of creature = "s"
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Jun 9th, 2005, 12:30 PM
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- Peer Gynt
- Ibsen
- Greig
- (2 words: 5, 6), Canít figure this out!- March (of the) trolls???
- Andsnes
- Author was nicknamed the (enigmatic?) (creature: 6 letters). (This creature is immortalized in a non-European country.): Not a clue!

can anyone else fill in the blanks?
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Jun 9th, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Very good, Ger. You can take the next clue.

The creature is in Egypt. Obvious now?

Piece of music "Lyric Pieces" (for piano). Emil Gilels made a really famous recording of this, by the way.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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Lyric Pieces - I was thinking in terms of ONE of the pieces

SPHINX, of course!
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Jun 9th, 2005, 01:02 PM
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Yes!

Actually didn't realize that's the name of a little vignette from Lyric Pieces. I used to have the Gilels recording. Heard Andsnes twice and did like his playing better the second time.
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