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Old Aug 1st, 2003, 11:21 PM
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NEW Crossword Puzzler Thread #2

Wine merchant who dug Phoenicians owned this island. Just 5 letters
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Old Aug 1st, 2003, 11:57 PM
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I don't dig Phoenicians or Venetians, so "NO IDEA".

How about "Spanish with island get building material" (8 letters)
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:24 AM
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I'm sure it's because it's late, but I hear Phoenicians and island and 5 letters and all that pops in my head is Malta.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:49 AM
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Harzer, yours is concrete!
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 01:11 AM
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LVSue, LVSue, how my heart goes out to you ..........

You've earned the right to post a clue

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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:43 AM
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If it's not Malta, could it be Capri?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:50 AM
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Excuse me, but what happend to Degas Paris trip report? Does anyone know?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 04:30 AM
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Crete?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 04:58 AM
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Not Malta or Crete, but I think Steve MIDHT know this place.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 04:58 AM
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P.S. Another hint: BRITISH wine merchant.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:04 AM
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That was "might," not "midht.")

British wine merchant who dug Phoenicians owned this island. (Both common alernatate spellings have 5 letters.)

That's a lot of clues now, so keep trying. It's a serious one.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:09 AM
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(Too early to spell. I meant "alternate.") It's also not Capri.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:57 AM
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Oddbins has 7 letters so that won't work!
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:16 AM
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Not Oddbins (I didn't think that was the name of an island).

Repeat clues:

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Phoenicians
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:54 AM
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Is this island no longer known by that name?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:00 AM
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It's known by several names. Its modern name has 11 letters. However, it is also still called by various versions of its ancient name.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 08:55 AM
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cmt, this is a toughie. By "dig Phoenicians" do you mean "Man I really dig you, babe!" or are we thinking archeology?
 
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I have resorted to my historical atlas and am still coming up blank. I am usually entertained by friends in Britain and so do not have enough experience of British wine merchants for that clue to be helpful.

I was thinking Thera/Santorini, but that's not 11 letters. Are you sure you counted right, cmt?

Help, I can't get on with my day until I know the answer! (But I did like "concrete", harzer.)
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 09:09 AM
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Didn't the word have 5 letters, not 11?

Author: cmt
Date: 08/02/2003, 02:21 am
Message: Wine merchant who dug Phoenicians owned this island. Just 5 letters


Or am I lost again?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 09:12 AM
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Brim -- "It's known by several names. Its modern name has 11 letters. However, it is also still called by various versions of its ancient name."

Thera/Thira/Santorini just fits soooo well, except for the 11 letters.
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