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edstephenson
883429.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:07 pm Reply with quote

As of Sunday pee emma:

solved:

motor mausoleum - Khartoum
a thousand royal kilos- Kingston
admiral's mistress - Hamilton
Holy Joe - San Jose
Holy Jim - Santiago
truckload of laundry - Washington
emancipated city - Freetown; Libreville
San Francisco maritime itinerary - Beirut
Tin Yogi - Canberra
Literary incarceration - Bucharest
Get him (Michael) - Jacarta
Warbler's hand - Singapore
Lisa's painting company - Monaco
Christian XP - Cairo
Atomically gilded flower - Roseau
His health deteriorates - Manila
Mars's fair counterpart - Buenos Aires
lofty tavern - Tallinn
water hombre in reverse - Managua
drop the bomb - Nuuk
kosher cafe, just opened - New Delhi
insert this in Lock G - Kiev
feline superhero party - Kathmandu

still pending:

Mondayville
clanger abstinence
[solved]
¡Arriba María!
[solved]
fix shoes
battle infection
[solved]
halter hairs
Mr. _________, I presume
[solved]
fireworks (sputtering)
evil, the high priest?
kickass turnaround
I (yes, me) in office
[solved]
lute's tears
cattle shed


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otyikondo
883466.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:43 pm Reply with quote

edstephenson wrote:
otyikondo wrote:
Cattle Shed
I don't suppose that's Bern (for barn)?


Nope. Though you may have been quick enough on the refresh to see I first wrote "Cattle Barn".

 
otyikondo
883471.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:47 pm Reply with quote

I (yes, me) in office - Edinburgh?
battle infection - Warsaw?
clanger abstinence - Belfast

 
Leith
883474.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:48 pm Reply with quote

¡Arriba María!
Asuncion?

 
edstephenson
883479.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:06 pm Reply with quote

otyikondo wrote:
I (yes, me) in office - Edinburgh?
battle infection - Warsaw?
clanger abstinence - Belfast
Yes, tak, to be sure.

Quote:
¡Arriba María!
Asuncion?


Bravo/onnea!

 
otyikondo
883484.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:26 pm Reply with quote

Mr. Stanley, I presume.

And here's another....

x2

 
edstephenson
883486.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:38 pm Reply with quote

otyikondo wrote:
Mr. Stanley, I presume.

And here's another....

x2
Yep, capital of the Falkland Islands.

x2 = Dublin

Here's a new one:

bovver, 'assle, hirritate

 
otyikondo
883489.  Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:47 pm Reply with quote

bovver, 'assle, hirritate is Hanoi

and yes, Dublin was right.

Alternative to public transport, innit

 
edstephenson
883697.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:47 pm Reply with quote

otyikondo wrote:


Alternative to public transport, innit
Dakar - roit, mite?

Like dialect, do ya? Try these:

roden' doyke

Yez godda be soitin it's real hot


and a couple more:

naturalissima

singed chicken city

Polish cavalryman, Polish-Hungarian king, why not?


I'm pulling the stops out here. Don't forget the remaining unanswered ones (see top of page).

 
suze
883698.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:57 pm Reply with quote

edstephenson wrote:
Polish cavalryman, Polish-Hungarian king, why not?


The first element strongly suggests Ulanbaatar (Mongolia). The rest, not so much.

 
edstephenson
883724.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:44 pm Reply with quote

I know you know this, but others might be mystified: Ulanbaatar is traditionally called Ulan Bator. King Stephen Báthory without "y" ("why not?") suggests Bator. And uhlan suggests Ulan. It's true that it's somewhat convoluted, but, l think, justified as a hint.

 
suze
883749.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:28 pm Reply with quote

Ah! Here was me thinking of the (three, I think) people who managed to be both King of Poland and King of Hungary - when all I needed was an Hungarian who was King of Poland alone!

That sort of soldier is spelled ułan in Polish (and, perhaps more surprisingly, is <h>-less in German too). I think the <h> must be French.

 
Zebra57
883794.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:19 pm Reply with quote

Blackpool?

 
edstephenson
883801.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:57 pm Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
Blackpool?


Dublin.

 
edstephenson
883972.  Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:56 am Reply with quote

Mondayville = Dushanbe [bloody hell, who knows Tajik?]

And a new one:
The eye is in the couch


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