European Crossword Puzzle #14

Jun 9th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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This (Nationality: 7) doctor, (Name: 4, 6), is better known as the author of (3, 5, 2,3,7), an autobiographical account of his work and later life. Retiring from public life, he set up on the island of (5).

First letter of first name: A from Andsnes
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Jun 9th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Not that I know the answer to Ger's clue, but when I looked at 111op's clue earlier, I had no idea. Now I realized I was the one who gave a clue on Peer Gynt & Grieg before!
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Jun 9th, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Axel Munthe, author of The Villa of San Michele, lived on Capri.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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Ger & grandmere -

Fascinating!!! (I did a quick google search.) Did either of you read the book? Any good? I may have to put it on my reading list (which is growing rather long as I don't read much).
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Jun 9th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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Well done Grandma!

yk: I have the book but have not got around to reading it. It comes highly recommended from friends.

regards Ger
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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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I did read the book, and it's good. In fact, I think I may have used something about it on one of the earlier crosswords a couple of years ago. I should do a search to see.

I'm packing to go out of town for long weekend (IN) so someone else take a turn; will catch up with everyone on Tues.
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Jun 9th, 2005, 05:12 PM
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I keep coming up with references to the villa/restaurant of same name in Fiesole.

Anyway, I recommend reading the book!
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Jun 12th, 2005, 04:40 AM
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I'm sorry that I never got around to posting my clue a few weeks ago, but since grandmere can't take her turn at the moment, I'll fill in.

Here's a philosopher and pacifist whose four-letter first name ends with the same letter as Axel. The fifth letter of his seven-letter last name is the same as the last letter of Munthe.

An interesting odd fact: He was imprisoned for several years in a prison camp that eventually became accredited as a degree-granting institution.

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Jun 12th, 2005, 05:25 PM
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Additional clue: died recently
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Jun 13th, 2005, 09:07 AM
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Paul Ricoeur?

I don't know him (typed philosopher pacificist into news.google.com).
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Jun 13th, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Sorry, pacifist.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Correct. I thought you might know this because his interesting obituary was in the New York Times a few weeks ago, but you were probably away then.

Do you want to take a turn making up a clue on the Francophile forum? The person who answered my clue correctly is giving up her turn, because she's getting ready for a trip. Let me know, because if you don't want to, I'll do it. I'll give you the linbk if you want to do it. You could even post the same clue you post here PROVIDED IT'S RELATED TO FRANCE, since the last answer was Paul Ricoeur (since I was lazy and long overdue to post a clue, I used the same person for both forums' games). I'll check later for your reply. I'm posting from the library now, becaues our Internet minutes are restricted at work, even at lunch time.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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I must say that I've been slacking off a bit in terms of reading the paper (been blogging -- or reading Fodors -- gasp -- or just surfing and thinking about traveling).

I don't think that I should post a clue on the Francophile forum. I'm already spending too much time on the net as it is, but thanks for the thought.

How do they restrict your internet minutes? That sounds scary. I used to work in a company that banned web-based e-mail, and that was absolutely painful. (My personal e-mails are almost never sent to my work e-mail.)

I'll start a new thread and give a clue shortly.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Continued here.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34635227
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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When we acceptable number of minutes of Internet usage in a week, we get on a "potential problem" list and have to write an explanation of why we were using the Internet so much, whether it was work-related, or, if not, whether there were extraordinary circumstances that might justify all those personal minutes. This inquiry could occur many weeks after the week when we spent too much time online, and by that time, it can be difficult to remember what work-related searches we may have been doing. These restriction come from "above" and our immediate management doesn't really care (they spend too much time on the Internet themselves for various personal reasons). When I'm really in the mood to spend time on the Internet and, as today, I have no errands to run at lunch time and it's too hot/cold/rainy to take a long walk, sometimes I use public computer at the library just a few blocks away during lunch hour.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:52 AM
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P.S. I don't like to use the work e-mail for personal correspondence either. Yet, the work e-mail isn't closely monitored and most people use it very heavily for personal mail. Web-baed mail isn't banned, but access can be very slow. Sopme websites are also banned, and we get a message about "inappropriate content" if we try to access them. I never try to access anything that any normal person would consider inappropriate. Once I was unable to access a website containing articles directly related to our jobs. In fact I was looking for a clearer copy of an article that I'd received as a faded photocopy of an article sent to the agency director as an e-mail attachment. Can't imagine why the site was restricted as "inappropriate," since it was so academic.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 10:55 AM
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I think that I'd be getting really severe withdrawal symptoms if my net access is similarly restricted.
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May 26th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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I totally love this!

But be careful, some people may protest saying that you are just posting frivalous postings!

I say KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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