First, some answers from yesterday’s posers:
- The two towns with a connection to toilets are Toulouse (2 loos) and Waterloo.
- The Belgian town with three names is Liège for French speakers, Luik for Dutch/Flemish speakers, and Lüttich for German speakers, since the town is only about 40km from the German border.
- The Flemish for ‘at the island’ is ‘ter ijsel’, which give us Rijsel, the Flemish/Dutch name for Lille.
Now, riddle-me this:
- Aix-les-Bains, Aix-en-Provence, Aix-la-Fayette, Aix-la-Chapelle, Aixe-sur-Vienne: which town is the odd one out and why? What does Aix refer to in all these names?
- Which river changes its name drastically upon crossing a border?
- “C’est un vasistas”. What on earth is that and where does it come from?
But first, yesterday’s answers:
The hidden towns are 1. Apeldoorn [a town in the Netherlands] (an apple, a door and N), 2. Hanover [German Hannover] (a man with a hangover, with the G scratched out), and Praha [English Prague] “a harP” returned, i.e. backwards.