European Crossword Puzzle #14

Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:55 AM
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Shouldn't be too hard.

Clue: Historical figure (3 words: 9, 3, 5) who's the subject of a recent movie.

An important battle (name = 5 letters) is commemorated in a painting by (painter = 9 letters) located in (city = 6 letters).

3rd letter from city = "n".
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:30 AM
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Alexander the Great
Battle at Issus
Painting by Albrecht Altdorfer, in Munich
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:32 AM
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Yes.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 09:36 PM
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This location (5 words: 2,6,2,2,7) is currently a restaurant in (city:5). It was the subject of (at least) four paintings.

Painting #1 (the most famous) by Artist #1 (6) - noted for its light effect and young people. It is located at (5) museum.

Painting #2 by Artist #2 (15 - there is a "-" in his last name). Artist #2 was born in an aristocratic family, but died young from alcohol abuse.

Painting #3 by Artist #3 (7), located at (10) museum.

Painting #4 by Artist #4 (3,4)

"t" from Altdorfer is the 5th letter of the last word of the location.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 02:01 AM
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1. Le Moulin de la Galette
2. Paris
3. Renoir
4. Orsay
5. Toulouse-Lautrec
6. Picasso
7. Guggenheim collection
8. Van Gogh

Not bad for a new entrant, eh?
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 02:03 AM
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Hey! I just realised, I'm only the fifth person to be playing this game!!!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 02:26 AM
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Okay, here goes my challenge!
This novel [5 words- 3,7,2,3,5] was written at the turn of the century in this language [6] by the author [6, 6] who was originally a lawyer. The novel has since then achieved worldwide fame through its various adaptations, the first one in 1924 as a movie which starred the actor [3,6], and centers on a structure commissioned in 1861 in the capital city of this country [6]. It was designed by a then unknown architect [7, 7]. The latest film version was directed by this director [4, 10] and was released 2 months ago.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 02:28 AM
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Oh, and as for the connection, the first letter of Picasso [P] is also the second letter of the last word of the novel.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 03:39 AM
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Hi, welcome! There're more than 5 who play this game -- people drop in and out.

The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux, in French)

On the (Charles) Garnier Opera of course.

Latest movie by Joel Schumacher:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293508/

imdb says that the earlier version is from 1925 -- with Lon Chaney

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016220/

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Mar 23rd, 2005, 03:57 AM
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Clue: This city (6 letters) is nicknamed (2 words: 2, 11), but the nickname is probably a misnomer during the high season.

A project under consideration is a (5 letters). This will provide a link between the (Location 1: 7 letters) and the (Location 2: 8 letters) section of the city.

1st letter of location 1 = "a"
1st and 6th letters of location 2 = "a"


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Mar 23rd, 2005, 06:34 AM
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Pretty sure it's Venice, La Serenissima. Still working on the new "project". Ferry, Canal?

Others feel free to chime in, as I gotta run.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 06:37 AM
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The city is correct, but the project is wrong. (The project has not been approved.)

I heard about it from watching "The Venetian Dilemma." (There's a thread on this documentary.)
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Train from Airport to Arsenale?
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:43 AM
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Metro, actually. A figure/map of Venice was shown twice with arrows 20,000 (?) from mainland to Venice, 5,000 jobs added. (Something like this.)

But most interesting:

A comparison of local population vs. tourists.

1950/1960 population: About 140,000
Today: About 64,000

1960 tourists: 500,000
Today: 14 million

(I could be off with the numbers by a few hundred thousand as it's all done via memory.)

But close enough, so your clue.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:13 AM
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This American artist (8,8) is known for his very tall human figure sculptures.

Several of his outdoor sculptures can be found in this country (7) -
(Title: 9,3) in City 1 (9)
(Title: 8,3) in City 2 (6)
(Title: 8,3) in City 3 (6)

[Hint: the 2nd words are exactly the same in all 3 titles]

In City 4 (6, same country), the title is (5 words: 3,7,2,3,3), with the first word the same word as the 2nd words above.

In City 5 (10, country 6), the title is almost exactly the same as the one in City 4, except the first word is 5 letters instead of 3. The sculpture represents the "opposite" of the one in City 4.

Confused yet?

"s" from Arsenale is the 1st letter of City 5.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:27 AM
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I'm guessing Jonathan Borofsky:

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/ArtP.../hammerman.asp
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:30 AM
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4/5: Kassel/Strasbourg

Man/Woman Walking to the Sky

http://www.publicartfund.org/pafweb/...rofsky_04.html

I actually saw this by Rockefeller Center but didn't bother to find out who did it.

I need to search for the other 3.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:33 AM
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Actually the same link gives some answers already --

Hammering Man in Frankfurt
Molecule Man in Berlin

I'm still missing one though.

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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:38 AM
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Is there a miscount in the # of letters? The sculptor maintains a list here:

http://www.borofsky.com/public.htm

There's a Walking Man in Munich.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Did I miscount again? I guess so!
You got it all right.

I assume you saw the "Walking To The Sky" at Rockefeller? That exhibit will be on view in Dallas for 1 year at the Nasher Sculpture Center, opening today.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...her.691d1.html
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