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Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 07:41 pm:

Did he observe her journey? yope

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 07:43 pm:

Did he have an idea about the reason for her tardiness based on something they had discussed before? no based on something that had occurred during previous lessons? no something that had occurred outside of previous lessons? yope

Was Tony in communication with her during the delay? no with anyone else? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he see her stop?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he see her stop? possibly
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If he had not observed any part of her journey, would he have drawn the inference he did?

Was his inference based on something that occurred between the previous lesson and this one? between the previous lesson and her departure for this one?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If he had not observed any part of her journey, would he have drawn the inference he did? probably not

Was his inference based on something that occurred between the previous lesson and this one? no between the previous lesson and her departure for this one? no
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Sarah take a direct path to Tony's and stop on the way? Or did she take an indirect path which made her trip longer? Did Tony see her pass the place where he was and then come back, instead of simply approach the building and enter?
Could he tell from which direction Sarah approached the building?

I'm trying to figure out if, for instance, if Sarah had come up a front walkway, Tony would have known she had come her usual route, but on this day instead she came across the front lawn which meant she was approaching from another direction than usual...
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Sarah take a direct path to Tony's and stop on the way? irrel Or did she take an indirect path which made her trip longer? irrel Did Tony see her pass the place where he was and then come back, instead of simply approach the building and enter? no
Could he tell from which direction Sarah approached the building? no

I'm trying to figure out if, for instance, if Sarah had come up a front walkway, Tony would have known she had come her usual route, but on this day instead she came across the front lawn which meant she was approaching from another direction than usual... not this sort of thing, I'm afraid
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Tony's studio/room on the bottom floor of the building? Relevant? Did Sarah have to use an elevator to reach Tony's studio? Stairs? Escalator?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Tony's studio/room on the bottom floor of the building? irrelevant Relevant? no Did Sarah have to use an elevator to reach Tony's studio? Stairs? Escalator? irrelevant
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzle states that Tony wasn't offended by Sarah's tardiness, and it seems that she did something on the way to the lesson which caused Tony to dismiss her - is this right?

Is it likely that Sarah will return for her next lesson as scheduled? Relevant?

Tony's suspicion of why Sarah was late was not confirmed until he saw her, is that right?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzle states that Tony wasn't offended by Sarah's tardiness, and it seems that she did something on the way to the lesson which caused Tony to dismiss her - is this right? yes - when I said he wasn't offended by her tardiness, what I meant was that he wasn't a stickler for punctuality. If she'd been late for another reason, he would not have dismissed her. Sorry if this was not clear.

Is it likely that Sarah will return for her next lesson as scheduled? yes Relevant? I suppose

Tony's suspicion of why Sarah was late was not confirmed until he saw her, is that right? not necessarily
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she missing anything relevant to her lesson? i.e. didn't have her lesson book, etc.?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she missing anything relevant to her lesson? no i.e. didn't have her lesson book, etc.? she had all the necessary materials
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had Sarah said anything to Tony in the past that indicated that on this particular day she may have plans to do something that coincided with her lesson?

Weird thought - does she have a 'U2' tattoo on her arm, and U2 happens to be playing a live concert on the back of a flatbed trailer on campus, so he guesses that she's stopped off to hear them play? This is confirmed when she shows up humming 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 9:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had Sarah said anything to Tony in the past that indicated that on this particular day she may have plans to do something that coincided with her lesson? no

Weird thought - does she have a 'U2' tattoo on her arm, and U2 happens to be playing a live concert on the back of a flatbed trailer on campus, so he guesses that she's stopped off to hear them play? This is confirmed when she shows up humming 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'? interesting thought, but not the right one in this instance
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Tony's suspicion is not entirely confirmed by the sight of Sarah? Is it confirmed when he hears her? When someone else sees her? When she calls him on the phone?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Tony's suspicion is not entirely confirmed by the sight of Sarah? not necessarily Is it confirmed when he hears her? possibly When someone else sees her? no When she calls him on the phone? no
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Tony will apparently give Sarah another lesson in the future... will conditions soon change so that the reason he is angry no longer holds true? Will the conditions remain the same but he will cool off? Is he being hasty? Having a temper tantrum?

Is it correct that the awakening of Tony's suspicion and his drawing of his inference take place entirely within the five minutes? And that he drew it without the support of any information obtained previous to that five minutes?

Did Sarah's delay have to do with music? With the piano? Did it have to do with Tony? With something else entirely?

Will it be easier to figure out why/where she stopped and then work on how Tony knew? Or vice-versa?

Will the why/where she stopped be obvious when we have discovered how Tony knew? Or vice-versa? Both?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 2:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Tony will apparently give Sarah another lesson in the future... will conditions soon change so that the reason he is angry no longer holds true? probably Will the conditions remain the same but he will cool off? if conditions do not change, he will probably continue to feel the same way Is he being hasty? no Having a temper tantrum? no

Is it correct that the awakening of Tony's suspicion and his drawing of his inference take place entirely within the five minutes? yes And that he drew it without the support of any information obtained previous to that five minutes? no

Did Sarah's delay have to do with music? yes With the piano? with pianos in general - not with any particular piano Did it have to do with Tony? not really With something else entirely? no

Will it be easier to figure out why/where she stopped and then work on how Tony knew? yes, I think so Or vice-versa? laeftr

Will the why/where she stopped be obvious when we have discovered how Tony knew? Or vice-versa? Both? neither, I'm afraid
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 3:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Tony suspect that he's in jeopardy of losing a client (Sarah)?
When Sarah departed for the lesson, did she plan on the delay happening?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Tony suspect that he's in jeopardy of losing a client (Sarah)? no
When Sarah departed for the lesson, did she plan on the delay happening? no
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Sarah blind? deaf? Is Tony blind? deaf? (somehow these aspects seem to sneak into a lot of puzzles)