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Words / Re: Vesper
« Last post by Jacki on Today at 09:42:03 AM »
Oh yes I'm not sorry it's not correct. I'm just rambling really about how I keep playing the word and then kick myself. Vesper sounds like the motorcycle too, although I think that's spelt Vespa?
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 04:56:18 AM »
Sorry Jack I'd better get my hair shirt back out & then find a large hole to climb into :-[ :-[
I can't count the number of letters in splash & you are of course quite correct that this was the answer.

After a fair amount of assistance from Ms Google I discovered that the artist in question in your puzzle was Jackson Pollock.  As far as I can work out it's worth considerably more now than when it was bought.  The Australian Government paid $A1.3 million for it & it's now worth in excess of $A 11 million.  Having looked at a picture of the painting I would prefer to have the money or a Monet :laugh:

Off to clap with my neighbours :)

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Today at 01:32:41 AM »
Hi Pen

The PM was Gough Whitlam.

I havenít got a clue about yours. I thought it was going to be ďA Bigger Splash 1967Ē by David Hockney but that doesnít fit the word count.

Must get back to  :-Z
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Words / Re: Vesper
« Last post by TRex on Today at 01:30:58 AM »
Seems correct to me. According to Ngram Viewer with an 's' on the end (whether with an initial cap or not) is more common than without it.
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 12:23:46 AM »
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Never seen 'The Hay Wain' 'live' as it were - the nearest I've come was a 2000 piece jigsaw I used to have. Wonderful picture, though.

But for sheer size - Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' takes some beating.
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Crikey Mike that's a huge jigsaw!  I can just about manage a 1000 pieces!  I remember sitting on a bench in front of it at the National Gallery for ages.  So much to look at.  I haven't seen Night Watch 'live' but looking at the size on Ms Google that really is ginormous :o
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 12:16:27 AM »
Hi Jack

Not at all disappointed - at least you get to visit Andrew so not all bad :)  I'm off work today to make up for working Bank Holiday Monday.  I've done a little shopping & light housework & enjoyed a lovely walk with an old friend.  We walked this morning before it got too hot.  The weather we're having is unbelievable for May!

Your puzzle has me totally stumped :)  Was it my prime minister or yours that had to approve the purchase of the painting? It doesn't have to be either I suppose.  Not that I think that'll help me.  I'm obviously far too relaxed for my own good :laugh:

      

My puzzle is a painting is by a British artist.  1# 6# 5#
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For your bonus can you please name the artist & when he painted this picture.

I'll leave you with a couple of silly jokes ;D
Studies have shown that cows produce more milk when the farmer talks to them...  It's a case of in one ear & out the udder!
Just told my suitcases we're not going on holiday this year.  It didn't go down very well...got a lot of emotional baggage to deal with now!
A lorry containing ballroom dance costumes has just overturned on the M6... Police are advising drivers to go slow, slow, quick, quick, slow!

On that note I'll love you & leave you.  Going to treat myself to a read of my book & a small snooze :-Y





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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Yesterday at 06:38:23 PM »
Hi Pen,

You are going to be disappointed by my big day, Pen.

It was just three events each of which would have been unremarkable if they hadnít occurred on the same day.  Since the COVID, we now do a big shopping once a week on Thursday rather than shopping as we need it.  It takes about two hours,  I have mentioned before that it is about two hours work to clean and arrange the area we have been living in to look like the photographs when the house is to be shown, which it was this afternoon.  It is about two hours drive to Canberra.  Guess what?  Greetings from Canberra.

When I was your age, Pen, this would have been no effort.  Now it is a bit taxing, particularly if I donít get a good nightís sleep.
Recent posts have suggested what the theme of the post should be.

     

The object of the puzzle today was a painting which was so expensive that it needed approval of the Prime Minister of the day before the National Gallery could purchase it.

#4  #5

   

Hint:  first Picture Ė the breed is relevant.

Bonus Questions:

Who was the artist?

Demonstrate it was a good purchase?


My goose (aka sausage) is cooked

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Words / Vesper
« Last post by Jacki on Yesterday at 11:15:30 AM »
In Wednesday's Standard game, seed word PERVASIVE, I played Vesper and it's not common, and I always seem to forget this. Although after writing this post it will probably help me to remember it is not common! And yet I think VESPERS is common.  When you press on the word for the meaning it says the bell that  summons worshippers to vespers, the vesper bell.
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by mkenuk on Yesterday at 09:48:35 AM »
I had the same reaction the first time I saw the 'Mona Lisa'.
'Is that it? But it's so small!'
I seem to remember that The Louvre had a 'No Photographs' policy when I was there. Obviously that must have changed.

Never seen 'The Hay Wain' 'live' as it were - the nearest I've come was a 2000 piece jigsaw I used to have. Wonderful picture, though.

But for sheer size - Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' takes some beating.
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Yesterday at 04:39:53 AM »
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Me too, Pen.  Not as astonished as I was when I saw how titchy the Mona Lisa is!!  Fought my way through hordes of Japanese tourists taking selfies to get up close!  >:D

I had heard it's pretty diddy Linda!  At the opposite end of the scale I was staggered at how big The Haywain is!  Ginormous :o
I had a similar problem with the Japanese tourists at Versailles last year.  They're a pain in the proverbial - especially when they have their wretched selfie sticks >:D
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