1. Midlands
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    08 Feb '08 13:27
    I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic,
    a blue jewel and six French leaders.

    Who am I?
  2. Standard memberIM4Y2NV
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    12 Feb '08 22:32
    Originally posted by Roger007
    I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic,
    a blue jewel and six French leaders.

    Who am I?
    Roger007
  3. Standard membersmw6869
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    12 Feb '08 23:13
    Originally posted by Roger007
    I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic,
    a blue jewel and six French leaders.

    Who am I?
    GRANNY's BUTT?

    GRANNY.
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    13 Feb '08 02:41
    Does "blue jewel" refer to a sapphire, the "blue jewel of the Pacific", or neither?
  5. Midlands
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    13 Feb '08 07:57
    Neither
  6. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    13 Feb '08 19:49
    Originally posted by Roger007
    I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic,
    a blue jewel and six French leaders.

    Who am I?
    Sherlock Holmes?
  7. Standard memberuzless
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    13 Feb '08 21:41
    Originally posted by Roger007
    I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic,
    a blue jewel and six French leaders.

    Who am I?
    You are a guy that has seen scandal in the Czech Republic, has seen a blue jewel, and has seen six French Leaders.
  8. Midlands
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    13 Feb '08 22:53
    SwissGambit, well deduced. Sherlock Holmes is the correct answer.
  9. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    14 Feb '08 01:00
    Originally posted by Roger007
    SwissGambit, well deduced. Sherlock Holmes is the correct answer.
    The funny thing is that I didn't get the clue about the six French leaders until just now. 😛
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    15 Feb '08 22:35
    Sherlock Holmes (and Dr. Watson).
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    16 Feb '08 05:02
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    Sherlock Holmes (and Dr. Watson).
    Read two posts above yours, and weep.
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    16 Feb '08 09:57
    just for fun (and for those of us dolts who don't get the answer) could someone explain the pieces and how they describe Holmes? i'd love to know
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    16 Feb '08 09:57
    Is the answer Sherlock Holmes?
  14. Midlands
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    16 Feb '08 20:22
    To clarify:

    'I have seen scandal within the Czech Republic'

    Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, the King of Bohemia (part of what is now the Czech Republic), engages the services of Holmes in the short story 'A Scandal in Bohemia'.

    'a blue jewel' refers to the missing item in The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (a carbuncle being a type of jewel).

    'six French leaders' refers to another short story 'The Adventure of the Six Napoleons'.
  15. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    16 Feb '08 22:33
    Originally posted by Roger007
    'six French leaders' refers to another short story 'The Adventure of the Six Napoleons'.
    Yes, that was the clue that eluded me the longest. For some reason I had it in my head that the leaders were literal people. In the story, some seeming madman is going around shattering wax busts of Napolean. He had hid a black pearl in one of them to avoid a police search, and was keen on recovering the prize.
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