Gonna have to sleep on this one, now…
Sleep well Oh Puzzle Master! Credit where credit is due, no way would I have come to the solution without building upon your work.
(much like this collecting of vintage watches we do…I owe so many on this forum gratitude for sharing so much of their knowledge and guidance!)
thank you all!
“Harmonic” is the correct definition of the final clue. So, as yet, I havan’t seen the answer posted to the message board. I know @Syzygy knows the answer, but he’s giving the rest of you an opportunity to shine. Somebody, post the answer, and I’ll divvy out the valuable awards!
I saw "Budapest Philharmonic" jump out at me and can't see past it now, like target fixation.
I know we're looking for a person, but I can't relate the first two clues to the rest now.
Do I see a cassoulet featuring a roux?
A “roux” is a sauce, and there is a sauce involved. “Cassoulet”? Translation, casserole? In a way, I guess. But there is a particular name for the dish in the picture. @Syzygy knows how the name of the dish translates to the definition I am looking for. Have fun!
The “team” is soooooo close on this rebus. And @Syzygy already has nailed it. It is gratifying to see a number of you having to work the grey matter like this. @JimInOz has nailed Budapest Philharmonic. With Google as your friend, the answer is sitting there, waiting………waiting!
I’m assuming the dish is a Hungarian goulash.
If I’m right, I can’t claim any victory. Without @JimInOz ’s ‘philharmonic’ I would have been stumped. Forever.
You have the name Ferenc, correct. But the gustatory delight in the clues is not called “goulash”. Or, if it can be defined as ”goulash”, there is another name for the dish that will lead you to Ferenc’s last name. A chap named Ferenc ……….. who is associated with the Budapest Philharmonic. How tough can it be? That might be called
But that is as close as I can come without giving up the answer.
@JimInOz deciphered the clues to correctly name the individual, Ferenc Fricsay! @JimInOz , in an earlier post, nailed the Budapest Philharmonic. Thus far, the only sleuth who put the complete answer together, was @Syzygy . And he did so in a PM to me. For the valuable prize, would anyone care to put the complete answer together, and post it?
Ferenc Liszt (or Fraz Liszt as most of the world would know him, unless you're Hungarian)
Fricassee (which is where the misdirection of Franz gets you back on track to get to Ferenc Fricsay)
(I say 'misdirection' because Franz Liszt is very popular with the Budapest Philharmonic, so Fricassee is crucial to get to the 'other Ferenc')
Fill the tank
Ferenc Fricsay, Budapest Philharmonic
There was no way I would have figured it out without @Charlemagne1333 efforts, so I say...
Goes to him
Well, to three of you. A TEAM award. That is the Grey Cup, emblematic of the Canadian Football League (CFL) football championship. Like having won the Super Bowl in the U S A. Well done, all of you, but @Syzygy wins by a nose because he sent me the answer by PM, early on.
Have a go at this one.
A person (probably one that most us, on here, are familiar with)
@Canuck has sent the correct answer via PM. He is kindly allowing others to have a go at solving this one
@Matty01 has also PM’d the answer. It’s still open on the thread, if anyone else wants a go.
Let’s see if @Canuck (me) and @Matty01 can hold out and not spill the beans!
Seems like @Charlemagne1333 is besieged with answers to his rebus, all by PM. Somebody other than @Canuck, @Matty01,or @JimInOz should take a crack at this rebus before one of we three put you all out of your misery.
Separate names with a comma.