European Crossword Puzzle #14

Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Clue: This (nationality = 5 letters) artist (name = 2 words: 4, 8) has an instantly recognizable style.

He called his own style (13 letters).

Perhaps surprising is that his paintings have been used in conjunction with this very common video arcade game (6 letters).

2nd letter of 1st name of artist = "i"
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Yes, I did notice the sculpture at Rockefeller but didn't bother finding out who did it.

The artist and I actually have a (very, very, very, very) remote connection that I won't get into.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Dutch artist Piet Mondria(a)n, neoplasticism style, & PacMan!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Yes (maybe posted twice).
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:48 PM
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This "attraction" (12) at (location: 2 words 6,7)in (city:10) just celebrated its 90th birthday.

The location was founded by (last name: 10) in the first half of 19th century, with the approval of (person: 4,9,4).

[Hint: you have to be creative with the name of the approval person]

"n" from Mondrian is the 10th & 12th letters of the attraction.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:06 AM
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ttt

Hint: The "attraction" is one of the oldest and slowest in the world.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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When I looked at it this morning I thought Little Mermaid and Copenhagen but these don't fit.

Copenhagen could still be the city though.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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copenhagen is correct.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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I guess I was on the right track.

It must be Tivoli Gardens, founded by Georg Carstensen.

But I'm not sure about the other two yet.

Initially I thought that Tivoli Gardens was the one that celebrated the 90th birthday (but then I reread the clue and Tivoli fits).
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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With approval of King Christian VIII

I guess it must the merry-go-round that celebrated the 90th birthday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoli_Gardens,_Copenhagen
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:53 AM
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I don't see anything about the merry-go-round's 90th birthday though through Google. Is this the right answer?

If so, can you post a link?
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Mar 24th, 2005, 10:54 AM
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Oh, merry-go-round doesn't fit the letter hint.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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It is one of the attractions inside the Tivoli Gardens. Not the merry-go-round, but rather, the roller-coaster "Rutschebanen".

http://www.tivoli.dk/composite-51.htm
http://www.tivoli.dk/composite-698.htm
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Mar 24th, 2005, 11:07 AM
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I guess I was close enough.

I'll think of something to post.
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Mar 24th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Clue: Person 1 is dead. Person 2 is still alive.

Both of this nationality: 6 letters.

Person 1 is particularly famous for his interpretations of music by (6 letters). In particular, he showed affinity for the (7 letters), which is a (5 letters) in his native country. In fact, the (thing, 2 words = 8, 6) is also a (5 letters) (the same 5 letters).

Person 2 is also connection to the composer in some way because he (phrase: 3, 3, 6, 11).

Person 1 chose to anglicize his first name and frequently used the 6-letter version for it (the other version has 5 letters).

Letter count for Person 1: 5/6, 10
Letter count for Person 2: 8, 8

Last letter of Person 1 and Person 2's last names is both "n."
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Mar 24th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Sorry, I got too carried away:

In fact, the (thing, 2 words = 8, 6) is also a (7 letters) (the same 7 letters).

(It's of course also a 5 letters, but I'm looking for the slightly more technical term 7 letters.)

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Mar 24th, 2005, 01:40 PM
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I'm leaving work soon and probably won't get a chance to look at this thread for a couple of days as it's the long weekend.

To keep this moving, these two people are both pianists. Should be more obvious now.
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Everything does not seem to fit in, and my answer might even be completely off!
The first pianist was Arthur [Artek] Rubenstein.
The second Pianist is Krystian Zimerman
Both are Polish.
Rubenstein was known for his interpretation of Chopin.
Zimerman is also connected to the composer because he 'won the Chopin competition' in 1975.
Rubenstein showed affinity for pianina [??] which was a type of piano in his country. As for 8,6 which is a type of piano, I have no idea whatsoever!!
If my answer is mostly correct, and if its my turn next, I would like to pass...I'm going to be off the net for the next 3 or 4 dys.
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Mar 26th, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Hey, close enough.

Artur/Arthur (the pianist tends to sign Arthur).

He's famous for all Chopin, of course, but especially for the mazurkas. A mazurka is a Polish dance, and the Polish national anthem is also a mazurka.

By the way, Rubinstein made at least three complete recordings of Chopin's mazurkas (there're 51 total, if I remember right). The earliest one was made in the 1930s (I like this one the most).

Someone else can take a turn.
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Mar 29th, 2005, 09:01 AM
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I'll post a clue to try to get this going again.

Clue: Country 1 (7 letters)

This country was founded by a group of settlers from Country 2 (6 letters). The two countries share the interesting feature that they do not belong to the (organization: 8, 5).

Country 1 also holds the disinction of having the world's first (organization: 10 letters) called 7 letters.

3rd letter of Country 2 = "r" from Rubinstein.
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