March 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm #21225
Interesting. Exactly what I tried, but with very different results. Inkscape 0.48, in case that matters.
I held Shift and clicked on each of the 4 horizontal lines, then clicked on Path, Combine. Then clicked on the oval, and clicked on Path, Cut Path. The first line is cut where it hits the oval. That’s all.