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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Just a quick look, got numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 pretty fast but I'm struggling with 2 and 4.

    Chemistry set - O - Curtain???
    What can you see at the bottom of the curtain? Think sewing.

    Ticket - Newspapers - Rake???
    What's on the ticket? What kind of newspaper? Not a rake, another garden implement.

    I bet Nat got #1 immediately,
    Yup, very excited to see this fine opera get the recognition it deserves, hehe

    and 5 is pretty easy as well for someone with my profession.
    That helped.

    I am still struggling with 7.
    Natalie

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    Chemistry set - O - hem???

    3 pounds - tabloids - swan-neck hoe???

    #7 on the other hand is very easy...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Chemistry set - O - hem???
    correct last two syllables, just say them quickly together without the h. And think of a very big chemistry set for grown ups.

    3 pounds - tabloids - swan-neck hoe???
    Getting closer. You've got the right last syllable. These papers, how often are they published? What kind of thing is the 3 pounds, (could be 3 dollars, the amount doesn't not matter)?

    #7 on the other hand is very easy...
    Just this second got it... Couldn't work out what those gold things were in the last picture.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post

    Getting closer. You've got the right last syllable. These papers, how often are they published? What kind of thing is the 3 pounds, (could be 3 dollars, the amount doesn't not matter)?
    another clue;

    exclamation to your difficulty in understanding:

    "Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodd!"

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    Argh!!!

    A.C. Gilbert Chemistry Set? Porter? Thomas Salter? Merit? Dekkertoys? GCSE? American Science? BGL? Box for Chemcraft? Heirloom?
    These are all the famous chemistry sets I can think of... plus - oem?

    I don't get it!

    Still drawing a blank on the 3 pounds or 3 dollars - daily - hoe???

    I don't get it!
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); February 25th, 2014 at 12:59 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Argh!!!

    A.C. Gilbert Chemistry Set? Porter? Thomas Salter? Merit? Dekkertoys? GCSE? American Science? BGL? Box for Chemcraft? Heirloom?
    These are all the famous chemistry sets I can think of... plus - oem?

    I don't get it!

    Still drawing a blank on the 3 pounds or 3 dollars - daily - hoe???

    I don't get it!
    Say dailyo quickly and you have the last two syllables. You only need one more at the beginning .
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Say dailyo quickly and you have the last two syllables. You only need one more at the beginning .
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    another clue;

    exclamation to your difficulty in understanding:

    "Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodd!"
    Hang on...

    wasn't this clue enough?

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    Does anyone know if this is available cheaper elsewhere?



    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    OH MY GOD I got number 2, how dumb was I for not getting it sooner???
    But your "big chemistry set for adults" threw me off-scent because I kept thinking of commercial chemistry sets by brand name.

    OK, only one left.

    I GOT IT!



    But a friend helped me.



    Clue for the next victims: Mary would approve of its mention!

    OK, how come these thingies only have other people's favorites and not mine!

    I want one for Written on Skin!!!
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); February 25th, 2014 at 08:21 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post

    I want one for Written on Skin!!!
    Why don't you have a go at creating one?
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Why don't you have a go at creating one?
    Erm... I'm not a very creative type.
    But Clayton did it: [clicky]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Gerard Mortier's obituary in the New York Times. I don't believe I know him, but you probably do, or should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treemaker View Post
    HERE
    Gerard Mortier's obituary in the New York Times. I don't believe I know him, but you probably do, or should.
    I recall reading about his health battle, but didn't know his work or reputation.

    There is this article on Placido Domingo's longevity that links from that. More power to him!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/ar...pgtype=article

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    Quote Originally Posted by treemaker View Post
    HERE
    Gerard Mortier's obituary in the New York Times. I don't believe I know him, but you probably do, or should.
    OMG -- The March issue of Opernwelt features an interview with him.

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