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Veejay (Veejay)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He saw a T-REX in the rat's mouth.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He: Human? Adult? Male?
T-REX: A dinosaur? an animate being? Relevant that it's spelled T-REX rather than T-Rex?
Rat: A real rat? An animate being?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Also, you forgot your name in the thread title.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

T-Rex as in Marc Bolan?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He: Human? Adult? Male? => Yes to all

T-REX: A dinosaur? No
an animate being? No
Relevant that it's spelled T-REX rather than T-Rex? No

Also, you forgot your name in the thread title.=> oops..am new here... am I supposed to type my name in the thread title!?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

T-Rex as in Marc Bolan? => No
Shiftyape (Shiftyape)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

T-Rex was the name of a large pick-up truck in the United States a few years ago (but not so obscure!). This?

Rat: metaphor for informant?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

T-Rex was the name of a large pick-up truck in the United States a few years ago (but not so obscure!). This? No :-)

Rat: metaphor for informant? No
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any connection with the 70s UK band T-REX? As in a record of theirs?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any connection with the 70s UK band T-REX? As in a record of theirs? No
Mani (Mani)
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 3:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is T-REX some kind of product name?

Is the rat a normal, non-metaphorical rat? Is it real? Or fictional? An image of a rat? A symbol? A personification of a rat?

Is the rat tangible? Does it have an extension?
Ditto for the T-REX?

If so, then how big, approximately, is the rat? less than 10 cm long? less than 1m long? less than 10m long? less than 100m long? less than 1000m long? larger?

Ditto for the T-REX. (Perhaps it would be more fitting to ask how tall it is.)

Is the time period relevant?

Do we need to find out anything special about the 'he' of your problem statement?

Are there any further standard boring questions the asking of which would be of benefit for us here...?
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is T-REX some kind of product name? Yope

Is the rat a normal, non-metaphorical rat? No Is it real?Yes Or fictional?No An image of a rat?No A symbol?No A personification of a rat? Yes

Is the rat tangible?Yes Does it have an extension?Yes
Ditto for the T-REX?Yes

If so, then how big, approximately, is the rat? less than 10 cm long? less than 1m long? less than 10m long? less than 100m long? less than 1000m long? larger? Yes, larger!
Ditto for the T-REX. (Perhaps it would be more fitting to ask how tall it is.) less than 1000m long

Is the time period relevant? No, but I would say post 1960's...

Do we need to find out anything special about the 'he' of your problem statement? No

Are there any further standard boring questions the asking of which would be of benefit for us here...? Yes
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is space relevant? Astronomy? Space travel?

Does this happen on earth?

Did this event itself (him seeing the t-rex in the rat's mouth) happen in reality? Or is it part of some piece of fiction?

Is the rat a star constellation?

Is the rat: larger than: 10000m? 100000m? 10^6 m? 10^9 m? A light year? 1000 light years? A million light years? A billion light years?

So, the T-REX is less than 1000m long: what is the lower bound of its size? 500m? 200m? 100m? 50m? 20m? 10m? 5m? 2m? 1m? 50cm? 20cm? 10cm? 1cm? 1mm? smaller? no lower bound at all?
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is space relevant? Astronomy? Space travel? No

Does this happen on earth? Yes

Did this event itself (him seeing the t-rex in the rat's mouth) happen in reality? Yes
Or is it part of some piece of fiction? No

Is the rat a star constellation? No

Is the rat: larger than: 10000m?Yes 100000m? No 10^6 m? 10^9 m? A light year? 1000 light years? A million light years? A billion light years?

So, the T-REX is less than 1000m long: what is the lower bound of its size? 500m? 200m? 100m? 50m?This 20m? 10m? 5m? 2m? 1m? 50cm? 20cm? 10cm? 1cm? 1mm? smaller? no lower bound at all?
Mani (Mani)
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was really in reality, sometimes after 1960, an occurence in which a real, tangible, but non-dinosaur, non-animate and 50 - 1,000 m long T-Rex was seen inside the mouth of a real, tangible, 10,000 - 100,000 m large non-image personification of a rat. Correct?

Is the rat man-made? Is the T-Rex man-made? (I guess so since T-Rex is yopishly a "product name" here)

Is the rat 3-dimensional? Ditto for the T-Rex?

Is the T-Rex a personification of a T-Rex?

The rat is actually a personification of a rat... Is there something or someone which can be seen as the one who/which is personifying the rat? If so, is it a person? Or a thing? Or another kind of entity?

Is "rat" some kind of product name?

Is the rat some kind of geological formation? Or biological formation? Or landscape formation in some other sense?

Is the T-Rex an image?

Are there more "rats" of the same kind? Were there ever?
Are there more "T-rexes" of the same kind? Were there ever?
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was really in reality, sometimes after 1960, an occurence in which a real, tangible, but non-dinosaur, non-animate and 50 - 1,000 m long T-Rex was seen inside the mouth of a real, tangible, 10,000 - 100,000 m large non-image personification of a rat. Correct? Funny though it sounds, the answer is Yes to yesish

Is the rat man-made? NoIs the T-Rex man-made?Yes (I guess so since T-Rex is yopishly a "product name" here) true

Is the rat 3-dimensional? yes Ditto for the T-Rex? yes

Is the T-Rex a personification of a T-Rex? No

The rat is actually a personification of a rat... Is there something or someone which can be seen as the one who/which is personifying the rat? Something, yesIf so, is it a person?No Or a thing? Yope Or another kind of entity? Yes

Is "rat" some kind of product name? No

Is the rat some kind of geological formation? Yes Or biological formation? No Or landscape formation in some other sense?Yes

Is the T-Rex an image? No

Are there more "rats" of the same kind? No Were there ever? No
Are there more "T-rexes" of the same kind? YesWere there ever? Yes...post 1960's :-)
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there some natural formation which has a name in the style of "Rat's Mouth"? Or perhaps just kind of like "The Rat"? Or it has the same name as some specific type of rat?

Does the "rat" look somewhat like a rat?

Is it the natural formation which is "the one which is personifying the rat"?

Is there any specific part of a larger natural formation (which would be considered "the rat") which can be considered as the "mouth" of this "rat"? Or is there just a "rat's mouth" but without any extensive other parts which could be considered as "the rest of the rat"?

Which of the following materials does the T-Rex contain? Wood? Stone? Ceramics? Iron? Steel? Copper? Aluminium? Lead? Mercury? Plastic? Water? Gold? Silver? Oil? Petrol? Some acid? Fabric of some kind?

Is the T-Rex a vehicle? Can it fly? Does it have wheels?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 2:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the 'Rat's Mouth' a place, namely, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, and T-REX a real estate management group?
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Is there some natural formation which has a name in the style of "Rat's Mouth"? ThisOr perhaps just kind of like "The Rat"? Or it has the same name as some specific type of rat?

Does the "rat" look somewhat like a rat? Yope

Is it the natural formation which is "the one which is personifying the rat"? Yes

Is there any specific part of a larger natural formation (which would be considered "the rat") which can be considered as the "mouth" of this "rat"? Or is there just a "rat's mouth" but without any extensive other parts which could be considered as "the rest of the rat"? This

Which of the following materials does the T-Rex contain? Wood? Stone? Ceramics? Iron? Steel? Copper? Aluminium? Lead? Mercury? Plastic? Water? Gold? Silver? Oil? Petrol? Some acid? Fabric of some kind? Almost all

Is the T-Rex a vehicle? NoCan it fly?No Does it have wheels? No
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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the 'Rat's Mouth' a place, namely, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, Perfect! and T-REX a real estate management group? No

I guess we r nearing the spoiler....?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oops...the answer to "Is T-REX a real estate management group?" is YES! sorry!
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quick note, unless you are actually giving the answer to your puzzle, I believe its spelled $poiler, so you don't confuse people. :-)

and.. id ask a ?, but it looks all figured out. lol
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Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*****************$poiler****************

T-rex is a estate managemnt grp that has a huge "corporate centre" building in Boca Raton, Florida. "He" refers to any tourist in this part of the state. The T-Rex building has a tourist-value attached to it as the building was originally owned by IBM computers and the very first IBM PC was made here.
and Boca Raton literally means Rat's Mouth.


Thx everybody for participating. This was my first puzzle and congrats to shiftyape for hitting the nail on the head :-)

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