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Old post #151 posted Jun 29th 2020, 12:49:51 (last edited Jun 29th 2020, 12:51:05 by Ahmet Sonverdi) Quote 
I tried Apuleian Sphere even though I couldn't link it with Netherlands - it's also wrong.


I also didn't really check the soldiers leaving the city part either :/
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Old post #152 posted Jun 29th 2020, 14:39:42 Quote 
The actual Netherlands, or, in the Jacques Cousteau atmosphere, beneath the land?
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Old post #153 posted Jun 29th 2020, 14:43:02 Quote 
The actual one because the clue was in Turkish and 'the Netherlands' & 'beneath the land' are very very different things in Turkish.
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Old post #154 posted Jun 29th 2020, 16:41:13 Quote 
So, I tried Descartes Highlands but it's wrong.

My thought process was;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descartes_Highlands

I'm looking through René Descartes. There is a spot named Descartes Highlands on the moon that Apollo 16 landed which means you can see the Netherlands, right? Descartes also spent quite a lot of time in the Netherlands too. The reason why it named after him is (if I'm not wrong), it has something to do with Descartes's formations.

He's one of the writers of Atena Lectures de Filosofia. Athena is a Greek goddess. It says in the wiki that "She's known as Athena Parthenos "Athena the Virgin," but in one archaic Attic myth, the god Hephaestus tried and failed to rape her" maybe that was the answer to her lover? Though this part feels like a stretch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes#Sweden

"By 1649, Descartes had become one of Europe's most famous philosophers and scientists.[53] That year, Queen Christina of Sweden invited Descartes to her court to organize a new scientific academy and tutor her in his ideas about love."

That might be the presidency of a federation, right?

I couldn't link the troops retracting & the thing's name origin is Italian. Oh, and the record thing.
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Old post #155 posted Jun 29th 2020, 16:42:23 Quote 
There will be a new clue at 19 CET. I have 5 tries left.

The clue count is pretty high IMO so the answer might be found soon.
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Old post #156 posted Jun 30th 2020, 19:30:04 Quote 
New clue is

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***In one of his/her works (books), it's been told that soldiers (we don't know which soldiers) who occupied the city (we don't know which city), have left the city after a game.

This happened in Thirty Years' War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years%27_War
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Old post #157 posted Jun 30th 2020, 19:34:38 Quote 
"The remnants of the Protestant armies, led by Mansfeld and Duke Christian of Brunswick, withdrew into Dutch service. Although their arrival in the Netherlands did help to lift the siege of Bergen-op-Zoom (October 1622), the Dutch could not provide permanent shelter for them. They were paid off and sent to occupy neighboring East Frisia. Mansfeld remained in the Dutch Republic, but Christian wandered off to "assist" his kin in the Lower Saxon Circle, attracting the attentions of Count Tilly. With the news that Mansfeld would not be supporting him, Christian's army began a steady retreat toward the safety of the Dutch border."

I believe this part is where the clue about the retreat.
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Old post #158 posted Jul 2nd 2020, 08:28:31 Quote 
Someone found the answer.

Its Krejcik Gambit.
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Old post #159 posted Jul 2nd 2020, 09:41:50 Quote 
So it wasn't a person lol
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Old post #160 posted Jul 2nd 2020, 10:31:16 Quote 
Mate, I said it was a "thing" that named after the philosopher-writer :D
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Old post #161 posted Jul 3rd 2020, 19:59:39 Quote 
Nice question but a very tricky one!
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Old post #162 posted Jul 3rd 2020, 20:04:58 Quote 
I'll try to keep you updated with the new one when it comes up :)
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