European Crossword Puzzle #15

Old Jan 13th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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Would anyone like to try to get this one: http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum....b-italian#a736

It's in English. (We normally post the clues in Italian, but chitchat about the answers in English. However, this person posted the entire clue in English.)
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Is Grandmere around and planning to post a clue?
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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cmt, you seem very free lately.

Did you see that Fodor's has picked Basilicata as a 2008 European destination?
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 03:26 AM
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No, I didn't see that. Where did you read that? I think Matera suddenly became very popular (and crowded) after the release of that movie that was filed there. As far as I know, the rest of Basilicata other than Matera is still not much visited by tourists, except maybe Maratea. Some people on Fodors who've been to Matera have the notion that it's in Puglia, since they go to see the sassi of Matera as a day trip when on a trip that's primarily focusing on Puglia. That's a funny mistake, since Matera is one of the only two provincial capitals of Basilicata and is actually the name of an entire province, so when people say it's in Puglia I can tell they haven't studied much before their trip.

"Free" in what way?

So who's posting a clue? I usually don't have time to focus on this much during week days, but I do quickly check on threads where I've posted.
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 04:36 AM
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You seem to be checking more often, so that's why I thought you seem to have more free time. But maybe because I'm now checking less that I'm surprised that there's activity in my absence.

If you go to Fodor's main page there's an article on Europe's "rising stars." This is the article:

http://www.fodors.com/news/story_2886.html

Basilicata is #1 on this list.
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 05:50 AM
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Oddly enough I have less free time, because I've been busier than usual at work. But I'm fickle about forums.

I hope Basilicata doesn't become popular too fast. I wonder why Fodors chose to feature it.
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Out of clues at the moment; someone else take a turn. Haven't looked in a while and didn't realize everyone was waiting for me--sorry.

Maybe we ought to start puzzle #16 instead of this lengthy thread?
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 03:17 AM
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A dog whose name is also the word for a certain crustacean appears in this Shakespearean play:

4-word title; the words have 3, 9, 2, 6 letters; the "m" from Marinus is the 7th letter of the second word.
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Two Gentlemen of Verona?
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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Crab is dog's name?
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Yes. This time you really should post the clue.
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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The title of this well-known stream of consciousness novel by an American author comes from a line in a play by Shakespeare. Name the novel, 5 words (3,5,3,3,4) and the play, 1 word, 7 letters.
The third letter of the last word of the novel begins with "R".

(I guess the relevance to this thread is the fact that Shakespeare wrote the play, perhaps a bit of a stretch with the rules, but I'm running out of ideas!)
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Is it THE SOUND AND THE FURY and MACBETH?
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Old Jan 17th, 2008, 05:22 AM
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Yes, you got it!
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Old Jan 17th, 2008, 05:30 AM
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well, i have to get ready for work. Will do a new one tonight, but anyone is welcome to do one before that if they have time....
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 03:27 AM
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Dina may have forgotten, unless she started a new thread and I can't find it. So here's a quick one that shouldn't be hard to solve:

6 letters ending with an "e"

This was the name of the dog belonging to a queen who was executed. It shared its name with a character in a Roman romance.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 06:00 AM
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I've found some six letter dog names among the following very unfortunate women, but none ending in "e".

Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Am I barking up the wrong tree?
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 08:52 AM
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You're on the right track, but you just haven't yet found THE unfortunate queen who had THE dog whose name will fit here.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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P.S. Here's a hint: The dog's name is the same as the name of a character in a love story by Ovid.
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I was just so busy last night, sorry!

but I think it's Marie Antoinette's dog -- THISBE?


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