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Postby Glyn » Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 pm

As this poser is not on the usual lines of the problems set, (I thought it was going to be a quickie), if everyone would like to get things back on track I'll post the answer.

Another clue (bit of a give away) 'My browser chooses not to accept the American version of these'.
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Postby tarek » Mon May 26, 2008 11:50 pm

Glyn wrote:'My browser chooses not to accept the American version of these'
What ?! I DUNK those everyday:)

Apologies for getting the connection only with the giveaway... No idea about the dates & therefore no idea about the strongest representation:(

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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed May 28, 2008 7:16 pm

Glyn,

Sadly I am back in thickie mode, as if I ever left it.

If Tarek is right with his donut(?) connection, perhaps you could explain things. If he is wrong, I think we still need yet another clue.
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Postby tarek » Wed May 28, 2008 9:10 pm

Bigtone53 wrote:If Tarek is right with his donut(?) connection
Although a donut there maybe a doughnut here, I was thinking more of digestives than of Krispy Kremes:D

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Postby Glyn » Thu May 29, 2008 1:25 am

Tarek is spot on with the biscuit connection. You have already found the 'Lincoln'. Of course the American version is 'cookies'.

In Short or should that be Shortie you have 4 more biscuits to find.
Loopy and Peek will help get some of them.
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Postby udosuk » Thu May 29, 2008 8:30 am

I think we need to get really specific. The vagueness is driving me nuts (and I suspect a few others too).:!:

So let's do it date by date:

November 4th 1842
The marriage between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
Connection: Lincoln biscuit

October 10th 1846
The marriage between Infanta Doña María Luísa Fernanda of Spain and Antoine Marie Philippe Louis d'Orleans, Duke of Montpensier of France
Connection: Marie/María biscuit:?:

January 24th 1860
???
Connection: ???

March 24th 1860
The signing of the Treaty of Turin, annexing Savoy (and Nice) to France
Connection: Nice biscuit/Savoy cracker:?:

January 23rd 1874
The marriage between Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha/Edinburgh) and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
Connection: Albert biscuit:?:

Hopefully others can fill out the blanks.:?:
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Postby Bigtone53 » Thu May 29, 2008 8:51 am

24 January 1860 is Giuseppe Garibaldi, as in Garibaldi biscuits (known in my schooldays as 'squashed flies'). He married Giuseppina Raimondi, but apparently left her immediately after the ceremony because of her infidelities. It must have been an exciting ceremony if she was unfaithful at least twice that quickly:)
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Postby Glyn » Thu May 29, 2008 10:35 am

I think this one has gone on long enough.

You've collated most of the info and even found extra links like the double wedding of 1846.
The extra date: 17th December 1600.Henri IV of France married Marie de Medicis .House of Bourbon,Marie.
October 10th 1846. Isabella II of Spain married Prince Fernando I Francisco de Asis de Bourbon-Cadige. Both Bourbons.
4th November 1842 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd.Lincoln.
24th March 1860 Treaty of Turin. Nice 'married' to France.Nice
24th January 1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi married Giuseppina Raimondi 24th. He was born in Nice as well.Garibaldi.
23rd January 1874 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.Marie.

Loopy relates to the Nice loop.
Peek Freans, a UK biscuit manufacturer introduced the Bourbon biscuit in 1910 and the Garibaldi in 1860.

All have biscuit connections in the names of the participants.

The only biscuit actually related to the event and name is the Marie/Maria produced to celebrate the wedding of 1874.
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Postby tarek » Thu May 29, 2008 1:41 pm

Glyn wrote:Loopy relates to the Nice loop.
Peek Freans, a UK biscuit manufacturer introduced the Bourbon biscuit in 1910 and the Garibaldi in 1860.
This one needed a some dedicated time to sort out ... The problem was from where to start.

When you said Peek & loopy, I was thinking of Gavin & Stacey:D

Bigtone53 was definitely derailed slightly by the doughnut factor, take it easy sweet-tooth:D

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Postby udosuk » Thu May 29, 2008 1:51 pm

Thanks for revealing all the mysteries. Now who's next? I think tarek earned the right by being the first to get the biscuit connection but it's Glyn's decision.:idea:

PS: Can't believe you guys don't know the Savoy cracker, a proud Aussie product.:)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Thu May 29, 2008 2:13 pm

tarek wrote:Bigtone53 was definitely derailed slightly by the doughnut factor, take it easy sweet-tooth


Thanks honey-bunch:D

Here is a picture of a garibaldi biscuit, justifying its 'squashed flies' moniker
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Postby Glyn » Thu May 29, 2008 4:11 pm

Well done all that took part. I guess that Tarek got the key connection with the biscuits. So it looks as though the baton passes to him.
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Postby tarek » Fri May 30, 2008 8:29 am

Glyn wrote:Well done all that took part. I guess that Tarek got the key connection with the biscuits. So it looks as though the baton passes to him.
What !!! With all what udosuk has done I still end up with the credit:idea:

I can't post anything until Monday unfortunately, So unless somebody else is interested, brace yourselves for a weekend without brainteasers:(

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Postby Bigtone53 » Fri May 30, 2008 9:06 am

tarek wrote:I can't post anything until Monday unfortunately


This is no good. How am I going to get through the working day today, let alone the weekend?:(

Perhaps Glyn or udosuk could post a stopgap one designed to last exactly 3 days:)
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Postby Glyn » Fri May 30, 2008 1:10 pm

So as you have something to amuse you.

I've added the terms of two series by mistake can you separate the trivial one out and identify something that sounds edible and more importantly the colour that it has taken on.

4;8,16,2,... I could continue but it might give the game away.
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