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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this in Victorian times? In the UK?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 2:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 02:56 pm:

Was this in Victorian times? no In the UK? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

100 - 200
200 - 300
300 - 400
400 - 500
500 - 600
600 - 700
700 - 800
900 - 1000 years ago?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are constellations relevant?
is a specific breed of bear relevant? grizzly? black? panda?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Bridge relevant?
Is politics relevant?
Religion?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you very much for your welcome - definitely my pleasure!

Is the story real? fiction? FOYI?

Was it earlier than in VIctorian times?
If so, could Shakespeare have heard about it?

Could you please look back at my questions from 2.32?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Constellations - of course....:)
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any wars relevant?

Was the bear on a coat of arms?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are fireworks relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:01 pm:


100 - 200
200 - 300
300 - 400
400 - 500
500 - 600
600 - 700
700 - 800
900 - 1000 years ago? the events of the puzzle occurred in 1501 AD

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:04 pm:

are constellations relevant? well, one of them is - good question :)
is a specific breed of bear relevant? no grizzly? black? panda?

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:04 pm:

Is Bridge relevant? no
Is politics relevant? yes
Religion? yes

By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:04 pm:

Is the story real? this one fiction? FOYI?

Was it earlier than in VIctorian times? yes
If so, could Shakespeare have heard about it? yes, and it is certain that he did know about it

Could you please look back at my questions from 2.32? sorry - here they are with the answers

By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 02:32 pm:

Was the bear a real, flesh-and-bone, alive animal? no

What exactly does "svv" mean? I assume it is something like "a slight objection against the term you used", am I right? I am a newbie here so please have patience with some more stupid questions of mine. that's not a stupid question :) Everyone asks it sooner or later, and since it was my fault for inventing the term, it is my duty to explain it. "svv" stands for "sufficiently vague values", a variation on the mathematical term "slv" for "sufficiently large values" (as in "2 + 2 = 5 for slv of 2"). It means that the term you have used is not wrong, but not precisely correct, and that exploration might help.

If "happened" is not the right word, perhaps "arrived" or "succeeded" would work better? no actual event would have taken place, for good or for evil, had there not been a bear. But a degree of - well, let us say "inappropriateness" would have pervaded the events of the puzzle.

Is the chiefly involved human also the one affected with whatever the bear may have averted? yes Is the above human a male? he was relevant? yes


By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:06 pm:

Constellations - of course.... indeed :)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:09 pm:

Any wars relevant? no

Was the bear on a coat of arms? it was not. As you will have gathered by now, it was - and still is - a constellation of stars. To be precise, it was... well, you have two guesses :)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:19 pm:

Are fireworks relevant? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

minor? major?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it help him find his way home?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

minor? major? this one

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:49 pm:

Did it help him find his way home? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is navigation relevant?
Oh - and Hi Woubit :)
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:55 pm:

is navigation relevant? no
Oh - and Hi Woubit and hello yourself, Kdoc :)
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man - was he a nobleman? Anyone famous?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 03:57 pm:

The man - was he a nobleman? he was, and more specifically... Anyone famous? well, he was certainly very well known in his time - perhaps not so much nowadays
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gallileo?
Copernicus?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 04:38 pm:

Gallileo? no
Copernicus? nor he - recall that the events of this puzzle took place in the United Kingdom :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
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It will teach me to read what went before!

Henry VIII?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 04:53 pm:

Henry VIII? no, but...
Simon Downham (Beroean)
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Beckett?
A contemporary of Henry VIII?
Another monarch?