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Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When they saw the result of the football game, the foreign automobile manufacturers were very happy. Why?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the car manufacturers sponsor one of the teams? The winners?

Football as in Soccer? American Football?

Is the team's name similar to that of the car company? Is the fact that they're a foreign car manufacturer relevant? Would this puzzle work if they were from the same country as the football teams?

Is this a true story? location relevant? Europe? US? Asia ? Australia? Africa? South America ? North America?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the car manufacturers sponsor one of the teams? no The winners? see previous answer

Football as in Soccer? American Football? this one

Is the team's name similar to that of the car company? no, but you're on the right track in that the names of the teams are relevant Is the fact that they're a foreign car manufacturer relevant? yes Would this puzzle work if they were from the same country as the football teams? no, not at all

Is this a true story? no, but it could be location relevant? Europe? US? Asia ? Australia? Africa? South America ? North America? as it's American football, it would take place in America
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the foreign manufacturers are located?

Are both team names relevant? Just the winner? Just the loser?

Does the company think that people will be buying more cars? Buying more foreign cars specifically? Buying from their company specifically? Simply driving more? More inclined to like the manufacturer's country of origin?

American vs. overseas factories relevant?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the foreign manufacturers are located? no

Are both team names relevant? Just the winner? Just the loser? The name (i.e. nickname) of the winner, and the city name of the loser are all that is relevant. It does not matter where the winner is, or what the loser's nickname is.

Does the company think that people will be buying more cars? see next answer Buying more foreign cars specifically? yes Buying from their company specifically? no Simply driving more? no </b.> no

American vs. overseas factories relevant? can you elaborate?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the winner's name also the name of a car? Is the loser's city also the name of a car?

Would the people buying more cars be people watching the game? People sympathetic to the winning team? People sympathetic to the losing team? Would they lose trust in American-made cars?

Did something unusual happen at the game?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the winner's name also the name of a car? no Is the loser's city also the name of a car? No, but you're close

Would the people buying more cars be people watching the game? no People sympathetic to the winning team? no People sympathetic to the losing team? no Would they lose trust in American-made cars? no

Did something unusual happen at the game? no
Hint: remember, I never said that people would be buying more foreign cars. I said the foreign car manufacturers believed that to be the case.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we talking about NFL Teams? College?

When you say the winning teams nickname do you mean like Giants, Jets, Dolphins etc.?

Is the actual score of the game relevant?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just had another thought. Are the Jacksonville Jaguars relevant? Did a headline read Jaguars beat....? or Jaguars get the better of.....?

Given that Detroit is the motor city are the Detroit Lions involved?
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just had another thought. Are the Jacksonville Jaguars relevant? Did a headline read Jaguars beat....? or Jaguars get the better of.....? no, but good thought

Given that Detroit is the motor city are the Detroit Lions involved? yes
Are we talking about NFL Teams? this one College?

When you say the winning teams nickname do you mean like Giants, Jets, Dolphins etc.? yes

Is the actual score of the game relevant? yope
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the Lions win or lose the game?

Did the losing team score no points in the game?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 3:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the headline "X beats Detroit" or something like that, where X was the nickname of the winning team? Did X also have anything in particular to do with cars? Was X a make? or model? of a car? Foreign or American car? Or something else that has an association with case?
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Note the word "case" in the above should refer to "cars".
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the Lions win or lose the game? lose

Did the losing team score no points in the game? irrelevant
Was the headline "X beats Detroit" or something like that, where X was the nickname of the winning team? not those exact words, but along those lines Did X also have anything in particular to do with cars? Was X a make? or model? of a car? Foreign or American car? Or something else that has an association with cars? no to rest
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the winning team the Denver Broncos? Is O J Simpson relevant in any way (wasn't it a bronco he was driving during that infamous chase?)

I can't think of any other team that's nickname refers to a car!

Did the game go to Overtime? Was the headline something like Overtime ! Broncos get better of Detroit?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the winning team the Denver Broncos? Is O J Simpson relevant in any way (wasn't it a bronco he was driving during that infamous chase?) no

I can't think of any other team that's nickname refers to a car! Who said it referred to a car?

Did the game go to Overtime? Was the headline something like Overtime ! Broncos get better of Detroit? no
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Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Giants Trample Detroit"
"Jets Obliterate Detroit"
"Chiefs Shut Down Detroit"
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Giants Trample Detroit"
"Jets Obliterate Detroit" YES, you got it
"Chiefs Shut Down Detroit

***SPOILER****
The headline said "Jets Obliterate Detroit" or something to that effect, and the foreign car makers thought Detroit was destroyed, and as such so were the American auto companies, and consequently were happy because they thought they would sell more cars without competition. Thanks to everyone who participated and please check out my other two puzzles.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's great, I regret getting on the wrong track. Good puzzle!
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's great, I regret getting on the wrong track. Good puzzle!

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