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Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He said he was at work. And she knew he was lying. How did she know?"

He1=he2=he3
he=H,A,M
she=H,A,F
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she at his work?

Did he work that day? mailman on a sunday?

Was his work cancelled/sent home for whatever reason that was on the news- ie worked at a school that was let out early, building that was on fire, etc?

Was she his boss?

Were they together?

Was this a phone call? computer chat? person to person conversation?
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

she1 = she2? :)
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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he calling his wife, who was at home, from the kitchen at his home? And she saw him through the doorway? And then he took a step back and said, "Now I'm at work."? Is he Peter Griffin?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 - 4:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she at his work? no

Did he work that day? no
mailman on a sunday? no

Was his work cancelled/sent home for whatever reason that was on the news- ie worked at a school that was let out early, building that was on fire, etc? yes


Was she his boss? no

Were they together? no

Was this a phone call? yes
computer chat? no
person to person conversation? yes

she1 = she2? b{yes}

Was he calling his wife, who was at home, from the kitchen at his home? no. She called him And she saw him through the doorway? no. And then he took a step back and said, "Now I'm at work."? no. Is he Peter Griffin? no.
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

phone call to home phone number? work phone number? mobile?

His work was cancelled? He was sent home? She learnt this somehow from watching/reading/hearing something on the news?

Was he fired? Made redundant?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

phone call to home phone number? work phone number? mobile? This one

His work was cancelled? No
He was sent home? No
She learnt this somehow from watching/reading/hearing something on the news? This one


Was he fired? Made redundant? Neither
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the news story something about him? About his job? About an event that day?

Did it tell her: where he was? That he couldn't possibly be at his work? That no one could possibly be at his work? That if he were at work, he would not have answered his phone? Or he would have answered it differently?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the news story something about him? About his job? About an event that day? This one.

Did it tell her: where he was? no That he couldn't possibly be at his work? yes That no one could possibly be at his work? yes That if he were at work, he would not have answered his phone? yes Or he would have answered it differently? see previous answer
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would he be dead if he were at work? Did his building explode? Catch on fire?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would he be dead if he were at work? Yes Did his building explode? Yes-ish Catch on fire? Yes
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

9/11 relevant?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

9/11 relevant? yes.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So,
She sees the towers being destroyed on TV?
She calls her husband, who works there?
She asks if he's at work, and he lies and says yes?
And she knows he's lying, because if he were telling the truth he'd probably be dead?
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She sees the towers being destroyed on TV?
She calls her husband, who works there?
She asks if he's at work, and he lies and says yes?
And she knows he's lying, because if he were telling the truth he'd probably be dead? Yes to all

I guess this is good enough for a
************* SPOILER **************
This is based off a well circulated hoax where the husband was at his mistresses house. The TV was off and so was his cell phone. And later soon after the 9/11 attacks he turned on the cell phone, he immediately got a call from his wife, who frantically asked where he was, and he replied "I'm at work"

For a view of the hoax http://wintersteel.homestead.com/files/Images/9-11divorce.jpg
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for the quick spoil, but good idea for a puzzle. I'd never heard that one.
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 3:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who do I talk to so this puzzle can be moved to the solved puzzles section?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heh, you did all you need to. There's a couple mods hanging around, including me and Woubit, but I am unfortunately without access to a computer that allows the admin functions. I'll get to them on Sunday, if not before.
Hietek (Hietek)
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heh, you did all you need to. There's a couple mods hanging around, including me and Woubit, but I am unfortunately without access to a computer that allows the admin functions. I'll get to them on Sunday, if not before.


hmmm, only certain computers allow admin functions - maybe that is a lateral puzzle in itself
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're right. Now I wish I hadn't said that.

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