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Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This should be really simple. I'm only posting it because I'm so happy to see it again. I made it up a looong time ago for a different website, and I came back to it just now to find people still commenting on it. Little ego booster :)
Ed steps out of his house and is immediately kidnapped and killed. His neighbor, Bob, moves into his old house and eventually he and the house disappear.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are Ed and Bob humans? adults?

Was Bob involved in the kidnapping and killing of Ed?

Do Bob and his (former Ed's) house disappear at the same time?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 07:03 pm:


Are Ed and Bob humans? Certainly not.adults?Irr.

Was Bob involved in the kidnapping and killing of Ed? No.

Do Bob and his (former Ed's) house disappear at the same time? Yes.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they animals? plants?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 07:20 pm:


Are they animals? Yes.plants?No.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they the same kind of animal?

Was Ed kidnapped and killed by a non-human aminal?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 07:39 pm:


Are they the same kind of animal? Yes.

Was Ed kidnapped and killed by a non-human aminal? No.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the house on a moving thingie of some kind (e. g. a truck)?

Did Bob move in of his own choice?

Was the house "made" by Ed? By Bob? Man-made?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 07:58 pm:


Is the house on a moving thingie of some kind (e. g. a truck)? No. Well, yesish at one point.

Did Bob move in of his own choice? Yes.

Was the house "made" by Ed? No.By Bob? No.Man-made? No.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a naturally-occuring house? Like a hole in the ground? Or a hole in a tree?

By kidnapped, does that mean Ed was first captured and later killed?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 08:05 pm:


Was it a naturally-occuring house? Noish.Like a hole in the ground? Or a hole in a tree? Not these.

By kidnapped, does that mean Ed was first captured and later killed? Precisely.
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the "house" a shell? Were Ed and Bob hermit crabs?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Exactly.
And Alizon solves at break neck speed in the that's-close-enough category!
************Spoiler
Ed the hermit crab leaves his shell for bigger and better things, and is immediately taken hostage by that brand of child that cant keep anything alive for more than two days. His crab-neighbor Bob scuttles into Ed's stylish shell and is picked up by a shell collector.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 9:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before i read the spoiler, i thought they were going to be some sort of parasites in a host that dies... nice puzzle!
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you. It's best to use on people not accustomed to asking; "Is he human?" ;)

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