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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They took the money. Hundreds of dollars lost. Police swarmed the building. People ran, leaving their belongings behind…yet no one was hurt, and no crime committed. What happened?

A fairly easy one...maybe this one will get solved faster than these others I've got going!
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They = humans? Men? Women? Adults?
Dollars = the currency? dollar bills?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They = humans?yes Men?no Women?yes Adults? yes
Dollars = the currency?yes dollar bills?not necessarily
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it happen in a board game?
Was there an accident?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 5:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it happen in a board game?no
Was there an accident?yes
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fire? Earthquake? Tornado? Flood? Building collapse?
Check my puzzles
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 6:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fire?no Earthquake?no Tornado?no Flood?no Building collapse?no
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there a false alarm?
Were there a contest involved? Were the hundreds of dollars some sort of prizes?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there a false alarm?no
Were there a contest involved?no Were the hundreds of dollars some sort of prizes?no
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story? Could it happen in real life?
Was there an alarm?
Is the occupation of the women relevant?
The number? 2? 3? ...
The type of the building: residence? business? public building? relevant?
So the women took tangible money? is the form of it relevant (coins, bills,...)?
Where the lost dollars tangible? is it of the same form? is it part of the money the women took? or was the lost money and the money of the women initially one?
Was the accident caused by someone?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story?yes Could it happen in real life? so yes
Was there an alarm? no
Is the occupation of the women relevant? yesish
The number? 2? 3? ...Four
The type of the building: residence?no business?yes public building?yes relevant? yes
So the women took tangible money?yes is the form of it relevant (coins, bills,...)?some coins, some bills...sort of relevant
Where the lost dollars tangible?noish is it of the same form?yope is it part of the money the women took?no or was the lost money and the money of the women initially one?no
Was the accident caused by someone?yes
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the building related to money? a bank?
Did the women work in the building?
Did they work together?
Where they working at the moment of the puzzle?
Was the money the women took in a receptacle? relevant?
Did the people in the building think that they were in danger of life? were they?
Did the accident concern only the building? Was it a technical accident?
Did an accident happen in a particular part of the building? in a room? nature of the room relevant? or did it happen in the hall? the staircase?
Did someone call the police? relevant?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the building related to money?no a bank?no
Did the women work in the building?yes
Did they work together?yesish
Where they working at the moment of the puzzle?yes
Was the money the women took in a receptacle?can you be more specific/clarify? relevant?
Did the people in the building think that they were in danger of life?no were they?noish
Did the accident concern only the building?no Was it a technical accident?no
Did an accident happen in a particular part of the building?FA in a room?no nature of the room relevant?FA or did it happen in the hall?no the staircase? no
Did someone call the police?no relevant?yes
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the accident bappen outside the building?
Did the women take the money to save them from the accident?
Did it happen in a hotel? Ski lodge? Cinema? Museum? Theatre?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the accident bappen outside the building?yes
Did the women take the money to save them from the accident? no
Did it happen in a hotel? Ski lodge? Cinema? Museum? Theatre?none of these
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is any of the following objects relevant:
A safe? purse? cash desk? briefcase? bag?
Did it happen in a shop?
Is the size of the building important? the number of running people?
Is the value of the money they took relevant? more than 1? 10? 100? 1000? 10000? dollars?
Did the police do more than swarming the building?
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is any of the following objects relevant:
A safe?yes purse?no cash desk?no briefcase?no bag?no
Did it happen in a shop?yesish
Is the size of the building important?no the number of running people? not really
Is the value of the money they took relevant?no more than 1? 10? 100? 1000?but about this 10000? dollars?
Did the police do more than swarming the building?yes
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the women take the money from the safe? did they put it into the safe? did they take the safe with the money?
Did this happen in a building where people come to: buy something? be entertained? pay money for something?
Do all the people in the building work?
The police was searching for: someone? something? some event?
Did the police protect? prevent something?
Any arms relevant?
Is the architecture of the building relevant?
Did the accident envolve:
a natural disaster? toxic substances? vehicles? terror?
The one who caused it:
male? was he or she outside the building? did he or she do this intentionally? is his or her occupation relevant?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the women take the money from the safe?no did they put it into the safe?yes did they take the safe with the money? no
Did this happen in a building where people come to: buy something?yes be entertained?no pay money for something? yes
Do all the people in the building work?no
The police was searching for: someone? something? some event? they weren't really searching
Did the police protect?i suppose prevent something? this too I guess
Any arms relevant? no
Is the architecture of the building relevant?no
Did the accident envolve:
a natural disaster?no toxic substances?yes vehicles?noish terror?no
The one who caused it:
male?{irrel, but yes} was he or she outside the building?yes did he or she do this intentionally?no is his or her occupation relevant?yes
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 6:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the person who caused the accident an exterminator?
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 10:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just in case if the man causing the accident is no exterminator, is his occupation in the following list:
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?

Are the products sold in the kind of shop services? objects?
Are the products 'consumed' direcly in the building?

Is the toxic substance a gas? a liquid? a solid? exact substance relevant?
Was there a leak anywhere?

The women put the money into the safe and locked it? Did they do anything relevant before? after?
Is it relevant that there were four of them? Could one woman have done the same thing?
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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 1:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just in case if the man causing the accident is no exterminator, is his occupation in the following list:
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ? this
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ? and a bit of this
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?and a bit of this
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?

Are the products sold in the kind of shop services? objects?objects
Are the products 'consumed' direcly in the building? sometimes

Is the toxic substance a gas?yes a liquid? a solid? exact substance relevant? yope
Was there a leak anywhere? yes

The women put the money into the safe and locked it?yes Did they do anything relevant before? after? yope
Is it relevant that there were four of them? no Could one woman have done the same thing?yes
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Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the leak in a pipe? in a reservoir?
Of which elements did the gas consist:
H? O? N? C? S? P? F? Cl?
Is the gas explosive? dangerous if breathed?
The one who caused the accident was:
working on something containing the gas? fixing? repairing? controlling?
Was he in proximity of the building (say closer than 100 m)?
Did the gas enter the building?
Are the products sold in the building relevant? Are they made of: metal? wood? paper? glass? stone? concrete? tissue? organic material? plastic? earth?
Is clay relevant in this puzzle?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 4:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the leak in a pipe?yes in a reservoir?no
Of which elements did the gas consist:
H?this O? N? C?and this S? P? F? Cl?
Is the gas explosive?yes dangerous if breathed?not usually...calling it toxic was probably misleading, if not altogether wrong. Dangerous is a better word
The one who caused the accident was:
working on something containing the gas?yes fixing? repairing? controlling? not really sure, it's only relevant that his work led to the accident
Was he in proximity of the building (say closer than 100 m)? the building was perhaps 20-30 m away
Did the gas enter the building? possibly
Are the products sold in the building relevant?yope Are they made of: metal? wood? paper? glass? stone? concrete? tissue? organic material?this plastic? earth?
Is clay relevant in this puzzle?no
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there was no fire? and no explosion?
Was there danger of fire? or explosion? If so, was the danger in the building? outside?
Is it natural gaz (used for cooking and heating)? Anything more to be found out about the gas?
Was the pipe in the ground? Was the leak visible? relevant?

Is it food that is sold in the building?
Is the building a restaurant? If yes, is the type of restaurant relevant?
Or is it grocery? a bar?
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there was no fire?correct and no explosion? correct
Was there danger of fire?yes or explosion?yes If so, was the danger in the building?yes outside? possibly
Is it natural gaz (used for cooking and heating)?yes Anything more to be found out about the gas? no
Was the pipe in the ground?yes Was the leak visible?yes relevant?no

Is it food that is sold in the building? yes
Is the building a restaurant?yes If yes, is the type of restaurant relevant? no
Or is it grocery? a bar?see above

I believe we've got most of the elements here, if someone wants to try to put them together.
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So I'll try to put the elements together:
The women were waitresses?
I guess that the guests in the restaurant did not pay before running away, right? Was this the hundreds of dollars lost?
Did the women put the money they had with them into the safe?
Did the policemen want the people to leave the building? Because of the risk of explosion?
Was the risk in the restaurant particulary high because of the stoves?
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So I'll try to put the elements together:
The women were waitresses? no
I guess that the guests in the restaurant did not pay before running away, right?no, they had paid Was this the hundreds of dollars lost?noish
Did the women put the money they had with them into the safe? noish
Did the policemen want the people to leave the building?yes Because of the risk of explosion? yes
Was the risk in the restaurant particulary high because of the stoves?yes

Very close, but perhaps one of my previous answers was misleading. I think the answer to "is the type of restaurant relevant" should have been yes. But not in terms of type of cuisine
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a fast food restaurant? a take-away?
There is really no cash desk envolved?
The job of the women included to get the pay from the guests?
Did the guests lose the hundreds of money? Someone from the restaurant? Someone else?
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a fast food restaurant?no a take-away?yesish...its a pay first dine-in or carry-out type restaurant
There is really no cash desk envolved? I guess my Americanese interpretation of the tern "cash desk" was misleading. "Cash desk" implied a bank in my mind. There is a cash register involved, however.
The job of the women included to get the pay from the guests? no
Did the guests lose the hundreds of money? noSomeone from the restaurant?um, yope Someone else?no
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I looked up cash desk in the dictionary so it might not be appropriate. Btw, in german it is 'Kasse'.
So, the women took the money from the cash register(s) to put it into the safe?
Anything more to be found out about their job? on what they did?
Did the owner/manager of the restaurant lose the money?
Did the belongings of the people include the food?
What remains to be found out?
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I looked up cash desk in the dictionary so it might not be appropriate. Btw, in german it is 'Kasse'.
So, the women took the money from the cash register(s) to put it into the safe? yes
Anything more to be found out about their job?not really on what they did? no
Did the owner/manager of the restaurant lose the money? well, yope.
Did the belongings of the people include the food? no
What remains to be found out?i guess not anything really important, so...

************SPOILER*********************

A break of the gas line across the street from the restaurant where I work as an assistant manager was broken during a construction product. Because of the close proximity to the building and the nature of the business, the building was evacuated by the police who were parked across the street to block of the contruction area. I and my co-managers scrambled to empty the money from the registers into the safe, since the building would not be locked. All the customers and employees ran from the building, the employees leaving their belongings in their lockers, expecting to be let back in soon, as we were not all informed of the reason for the evacuation...we were just told "get out now!" This happened at around 11:00 AM, and we were not let back into the building until 2:45..effectively killing all of our potential business for the day, as we are only open for lunch, hence the restaurant lost hundreds of dollars in potential business.

Oh, and the name of the restaurant is the Red Clay Cafe....the title is a line from a song by one of my favorite bands.

Thanks for your persistence, Tobasi...I'm afraid this puzzle ended more awkwardly than I would have liked.
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you Beccaann, I liked even the end!
How are the band and the song called?
If I ever come to Georgia I will contribute to your business...
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The band is a local Athens, Georgia band called Don Chambers+GOAT...they actually just got back a few months ago from touring in Germany and the UK, I believe. I think the name of the song is "Sweetest Flower"

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