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Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*Knock knock*
"Hello?"
"Excuse me, ma'am, do you have a fireplace?"
"No, but here, have a crayon."
"Thanks!"
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Anything to do with knock knock jokes?

Colour of the crayon relevant?
Could it have been a colouring pencil?
Or a colouring pen?

Knocking on the door of a house?
Had the two people met before?
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Anything to do with knock knock jokes? No.

Colour of the crayon relevant? No, assume black.
Could it have been a colouring pencil? No.
Or a colouring pen? This wouldn't work as well.

Knocking on the door of a house? Yes.
Had the two people met before? No.
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are ashes relevant? was there an obvious reason that the person needed a crayon? is it safe to assume that the person that gave the crayon a female? adult? is the person that recieved the crayon a H/A/M? a child? is there anymore relevant people the the giver and reciever of the crayon? did the person asking for if she had a fireplace need a fireplace? was that person cold? was the crayon a good substitute for the fire place? other objects relevant? location relevant? were there two different needs? one for the fireplace? one for the crayon? did the crayon fill the same need as the fireplace? was the fire place going to be used for something? to melt something? to get warm?
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are ashes relevant? Yes! was there an obvious reason that the person needed a crayon? Semi-obvious. is it safe to assume that the person that gave the crayon a female? adult?Yes indeed. is the person that recieved the crayon a H/A/M? Yes. a child? Age irrelevant. is there anymore relevant people the the giver and reciever of the crayon? Other minor characters. did the person asking for if she had a fireplace need a fireplace? Yes. was that person cold? No. was the crayon a good substitute for the fire place? Yes. other objects relevant? Noish. location relevant? Yes. were there two different needs? one for the fireplace? one for the crayon? No. did the crayon fill the same need as the fireplace? Yes. was the fire place going to be used for something? Yesish.to melt something? to get warm? Neither of these.

This might be solved faster than I thought! Good questions.
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Was the person's need for a fireplace simply a need for ashes? Did he want to make something with the ashes? Draw something? Write something? Was it ash wednesday? Would the crayon subsequently be used in the same way the ashes would have been used Was this an unusual use for a crayon?
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Was the person's need for a fireplace simply a need for ashes? Yesish. Did he want to make something with the ashes? Draw something? This. Write something? Was it ash wednesday? No. Would the crayon subsequently be used in the same way the ashes would have been used? Yes. Was this an unusual use for a crayon? Yope.
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Can we call the female crayon giver jane? and the male reciever of the crayon bill? did bill knock on janes door to her house? was there another reason he asked for a fireplace other than he just wanted the ashes? would a pen or pencil have been suitable? did he want to mark something? hop-scotch relevant? <-total shot in the dark. were bill and jane neighbours? do they live far away from anyone else? in a neighborhood? in the country? in the woods? was he marking on trees?
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Can we call the female crayon giver jane? and the male reciever of the crayon bill? Absolutely. did bill knock on janes door to her house? Yes. was there another reason he asked for a fireplace other than he just wanted the ashes? Ashes or coal. would a pen or pencil have been suitable? No. did he want to mark something? Yes. hop-scotch relevant? <-total shot in the dark. No. were bill and jane neighbours? Nope. do they live far away from anyone else? No. in a neighborhood? She does, his home irrel. in the country? in the woods? was he marking on trees? No.
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Could she tell just by looking at him what he would be doing with the ashes? Had he drawn on himself? Was he holding something that suggested this need (like a stub of sidewalk chalk)? Did he intend to draw on... paper? cardboard? a sign? pavement? something in nature? Something outdoors? Some part of a house?
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is he marking trees? tires on a car? is he marking on concrete? on the road? is he working on her house in anyway? is he marking her house in someway? jims profession relevant?
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Could she tell just by looking at him what he would be doing with the ashes? Yes, or soon infer it. Had he drawn on himself? No, but... Was he holding something that suggested this need (like a stub of sidewalk chalk)? Possibly. Did he intend to draw on... paper? cardboard? a sign? pavement? something in nature? Something outdoors? This, but don't be led astray. Some part of a house?

Sugarshane (Sugarshane)

is he marking trees? tires on a car? is he marking on concrete? on the road? None of these. is he working on her house in any way? No. is he marking her house in someway? No. jims profession relevant? You mean Bill? =) No.
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Did he need to mark on himself? Someone else? Was he building a snowman?

Was the crayon to be used to blacken something to make it look like a piece of coal? Or to blacken something in the same manner that ashes or a piece of coal would be used to blacken something?

Black pencil would not have worked, correct? Is the waxiness of the crayon relevant? Was the crayon to be melted? Is glass involved? Fire involved (other than previous fires in the fireplace)?
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Did he need to mark on himself? No. Someone else? Yes. Was he building a snowman? No.

Was the crayon to be used to blacken something to make it look like a piece of coal? No. Or to blacken something in the same manner that ashes or a piece of coal would be used to blacken something? Yes.

Black pencil would not have worked, correct? Right. Is the waxiness of the crayon relevant? Yes. Was the crayon to be melted? Is glass involved? Fire involved (other than previous fires in the fireplace)? No to rest.
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So this person was outside, then? Gender relevant? Could Jane see him/her whe she opened the door? Was he/she standing next to Bill? Would the crayon be used to mark on his/her skin? nails? hair? face? hands? feet? clothes? Is it relevant what the person was wearing (or wasn't wearing)? Is the relevance of crayon or ashes, as opposed to pencil, just the relative marking ability? As in, pencil wouldn't show up on whatever he's drawing on? Or is there some other relevant application of the crayon's waxiness? Would he grind up the crayon or otherwise alter it before using it?
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So this person was outside, then? Yes. Gender relevant? No. Could Jane see him/her whe she opened the door? Yes. Was he/she standing next to Bill? Yes. Would the crayon be used to mark on his/her skin? This. nails? hair? face? This. hands? feet? clothes? Is it relevant what the person was wearing (or wasn't wearing)? No, might help a little. Is the relevance of crayon or ashes, as opposed to pencil, just the relative marking ability? Yes. As in, pencil wouldn't show up on whatever he's drawing on? Right. (and it would be pretty painful!)Or is there some other relevant application of the crayon's waxiness? No. Would he grind up the crayon or otherwise alter it before using it? No.
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Alright, so with your permission, the third person will be Bill's friend Sam. Is Sam's occupation relevant? Relevant why Bill and Sam were in that neighborhood? Did one or both live there? Was there some kind of event going on? Was Bill a face painter? And he ran out of black paint?

Would the crayon be going directly on top of skin? (I ask because I didn't think it was particularly possible to draw on oneself in crayon.) Was there another layer of something else? A mask? Would Bill be marking on Sam's cheek? nose? mouth/lips? chin? ear? forehead? eyebrow? eyelid? eyelash? eye itself (hopefully not)? entire face? Was the purpose of this primarily aesthetic? to symbolize something? war paint? some other practical purpose?
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Alright, so with your permission, the third person will be Bill's friend Sam. Certainly. Is Sam's occupation relevant? No. Relevant why Bill and Sam were in that neighborhood? Yes. Did one or both live there? Irr. Was there some kind of event going on? Yes. Was Bill a face painter? No. And he ran out of black paint?

Would the crayon be going directly on top of skin? Yes. (I ask because I didn't think it was particularly possible to draw on oneself in crayon.) There is something to that, not especially relevant to the solution, but which you're welcome to work out. Was there another layer of something else? No. A mask? Would Bill be marking on Sam's cheek? nose? mouth/lips? chin? ear? forehead? This, nothing else. eyebrow? eyelid? eyelash? eye itself (hopefully not)? entire face? Was the purpose of this primarily aesthetic? Yesish. to symbolize something? Yesish. war paint? some other practical purpose? No to rest.
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does bill end up actually using the crayon to mark on his forehead? does he attach part of it to his head? does he simply put the crayon behind sams ear? was there a race going on?
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was the crayon used to deflect sunlight?
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does bill end up actually using the crayon to mark on his forehead? On Sam's forehead, yes. does he attach part of it to his head? does he simply put the crayon behind sams ear? was there a race going on? No to rest.

was the crayon used to deflect sunlight? No.
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Was the symbol religious? Tribal? Related to a group or team that Bill and Sam belong to? Related to a tradition of the event that's going on? Are they white? Does it matter? Does Sam submit willingly to the drawing on his forehead? Before knocking on the door, had Bill already started drawing on Sam's forehead? With ashes? charcoal? crayon? something else? Did he just run out of whatever it was? Did it break/melt/become unusable? Or did he just decide he needed to embellish?
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was there some kind of emergency going on? crash? any dead bodies around? was sam in good health? was he marking sam to tell him apart from other people? was sam a H/A/M? was the crayon altered in anyway? (melted? broken? shredded?) is there any other object or substance relevant? anything that involves heat? was there something about the crayon we need to figure out? it seems to me that you would have a better chance of marking on flesh with a pen or marker rather than a crayon. were these not available?
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Was the symbol religious? No. Tribal? No. Related to a group or team that Bill and Sam belong to? Yesish to group. Related to a tradition of the event that's going on? Yes.Are they white? Does it matter? Irr. Does Sam submit willingly to the drawing on his forehead? Yes. Before knocking on the door, had Bill already started drawing on Sam's forehead? No. With ashes? charcoal? crayon? something else? Did he just run out of whatever it was? Did it break/melt/become unusable? Or did he just decide he needed to embellish? No to rest.

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was there some kind of emergency going on? No. crash? any dead bodies around? Nope. was sam in good health? Yes. was he marking sam to tell him apart from other people? No. was sam a H/A/M? Yes, age irr. was the crayon altered in anyway? (melted? broken? shredded?) No. is there any other object or substance relevant? Indirectly. anything that involves heat? No. was there something about the crayon we need to figure out? Not really. it seems to me that you would have a better chance of marking on flesh with a pen or marker rather than a crayon. were these not available? Irr. Again, there is a reason that it is possible to draw on Sam with the crayon, not particularly relevant to the solution, but you can work on it if you'd like.
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Is Sam in a costume? Uniform? Something else that makes it obvious what the crayon is needed for? Is the marking for his protection? To mark him as a member of the group? To mark him as an attendee at an event? Is a line drawn on his forehead? A shape? A word/words?
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Is Sam in a costume? Possibly. Uniform? No. Something else that makes it obvious what the crayon is needed for? Either he or others around him are dressed in a way that makes it obvious. Is the marking for his protection? No*To mark him as a member of the group? Yesish. To mark him as an attendee at an event? Noish. Is a line drawn on his forehead? \b{Sort of.} A shape? Yes. A word/words? No.

*although you might get a kick out of this question when you figure out the answer. Maybe. If you're a nerd like me.
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was there anything else on Sams forehead? were they filming a movie? was the crayon part of a mask or prop? was he marking something that was on his forehead or directly on his forehead? is make up relevant?
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was there anything else on Sams forehead? No. were they filming a movie? No. was the crayon part of a mask or prop? No. was he marking something that was on his forehead or directly on his forehead? Directly on the forehead. is make up relevant? Noish.
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This isn't actually an eyeliner crayon or something, is it? Can we assume crayola?

Is Sam the only member of the group on whose forehead Bill intended to draw? Is Sam the only one who will be doing the drawing? Has Jane heard of the group they are in? Did she know they had an event in her neighborhood? Does she approve? Is this group recreational? a club of some sort? do they share a common interest? a common belief? could the event proceed if Sam's forehead was unmarked? or was it just a sudden inspiration to mark his forehead? If the former, is it relevant why they didn't have any ashes with them? Or was it just poor planning?
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This isn't actually an eyeliner crayon or something, is it? This is close. Can we assume crayola? Nope.

Is Sam the only member of the group on whose forehead Bill intended to draw? Yes. Is Sam the only one who will be doing the drawing? Yes. Has Jane heard of the group they are in? Yes, though it isn't an organization of any kind. Did she know they had an event in her neighborhood? Yesish. Does she approve? Irr. Is this group recreational? I'll say no. a club of some sort? No. do they share a common interest? Yes. a common belief? Not really. could the event proceed if Sam's forehead was unmarked? Yes. or was it just a sudden inspiration to mark his forehead? Thisish. If the former, is it relevant why they didn't have any ashes with them? Or was it just poor planning?
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is the crayon to reflect sunlight? is sam wearing a hat? wig? anything relevant on his head? anywear else? any other relevant objects? is temp. relevant? was it hot? cold? relevant? are they doing some kind of sport? physical activity? performing of any kind? a play? was the crayon suppose to be used for deception?
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is the crayon to reflect sunlight? No. is sam wearing a hat? Possibly. wig? anything relevant on his head? anywear else? any other relevant objects? Other things are possible, not particularly relevant. is temp. relevant? was it hot? cold? relevant? Irr. are they doing some kind of sport? physical activity? No. performing of any kind? Noish. a play? was the crayon suppose to be used for deception? No to all.

I'd suggest (because I want this solved ><) thinking of an activity where groups of people with a similar interest might gather in a suburban-ish area with things drawn on their foreheads.
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Are they at a frat party? Tailgating? Sporting event?
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What about Dungeons and Dragons, or a similar social event that usually takes place in costume? Are they in a play?
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Are they at a frat party? Tailgating? Sporting event? No to all.


What about Dungeons and Dragons, No. or a similar social event Somewhat. that usually takes place in costume? Often, yes. Are they in a play? No.
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Are they mostly one gender? Is their common interest related to... sports? movies? books? comics? games? career? dolls/action figures? travel? clothing? a specific form of socialization? Are they dressing up as specific characters (e.g. trekkies)? a certain genre (e.g. furries)? a certain mood (e.g. goths)?
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Are they going to a convention where people tend to dress up (like DragonCon)?

Are they going to be in a parade?

Would it have also made sense for Bill to draw on his own head instead of Sam's?
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Are they mostly one gender? Irr. Is their common interest related to... sports? movies? books? This. comics? games? career? dolls/action figures? travel? clothing? a specific form of socialization? No to rest. Are they dressing up as specific characters (e.g. trekkies)? Yesish. a certain genre (e.g. furries)? a certain mood (e.g. goths)? This is often but not universally done.

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Are they going to a convention where people tend to dress up (like DragonCon)? No.

Are they going to be in a parade? No.

Would it have also made sense for Bill to draw on his own head instead of Sam's? Yes, the reason he doesn't is a detail not really relevant to the solution.
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Is drawing on the forehead primarily for Sam's enjoyment? For the group's? For a person outside the group? For multiple people outside the group?

Is enjoyment even the right word? Benefit? Detriment?

Would it be helpful to determine what book or books are involved?
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Is drawing on the forehead primarily for Sam's enjoyment? For the group's? All possible, this mostly. For a person outside the group? For multiple people outside the group?

Is enjoyment even the right word? Yes. Benefit? Detriment?

Would it be helpful to determine what book or books are involved? Yes, this is really all that needs to be figured out.
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Wait...books + usually goth. Is it a book or books about vampires?
If so, Twilight? Interview with the Vampire? Dracula? Buffy the Vampire Slayer (was that ever a book)?

I still have no guess about the relevance of putting something on a forehead.
Assuming vampire is correct, would the forehead symbol somehow signify that he is a vampire?
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Wait...books + usually goth. Not goth, just a certain style. Is it a book or books about vampires? No.
If so, Twilight? Interview with the Vampire? Dracula? Buffy the Vampire Slayer (was that ever a book)? Nope. I know Buffy was a comic series...

I still have no guess about the relevance of putting something on a forehead. Once you discover the book, it should be obvious.
Assuming vampire is correct, would the forehead symbol somehow signify that he is a vampire? No.
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whoops, read the style/goth part wrong. Thanks for setting me straight =)

Did the style pertain to a certain time period? If so: Caveman? Ancient Egyptian? Ancient Greek? Ancient Roman? Medieval? Renaissance? Victorian? 20th century? Specific decade in 20th century? The future?

Did the style reflect a certain type of person? If so: clown? gangster? soldier? knight?

Is it one book? A series of books? A genre of books?
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whoops, read the style/goth part wrong. Thanks for setting me straight =) No problem.

Did the style pertain to a certain time period? Not really. If so: Caveman? Ancient Egyptian? Ancient Greek? Ancient Roman? Medieval? Renaissance? Victorian? 20th century? Specific decade in 20th century? The future?

Did the style reflect a certain type of person? Yes. If so: clown? gangster? soldier? knight? No to all.

Is it one book? this. A series of books? And this. A genre of books?
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Are all of the books by the same author?

Is it something that is often simultaneously considered one book and multiple books? For example, the Bible? The Lord of the Rings? The Wheel of Time?

Is it/are they fictional? Nonfictional?
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Are all of the books by the same author? Yep.

Is it something that is often simultaneously considered one book and multiple books? For example, the Bible? The Lord of the Rings? Closest to this. The Wheel of Time? It is certainly more than one book, but this puzzle would only concern one.

Is it/are they fictional? This. Nonfictional?
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Science fiction? Fantasy? Mystery? Historical fiction? Classical literature? Romance?
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Science fiction? Fantasy? This.Mystery? Historical fiction? Classical literature? Romance?
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Gosh, I can't think of a single Fantasy series off the top of my head where characters wear some kind of symbol on their foreheads. So...continuing the brute force method until someone else steps in...

JRR Tolkein? Robert Jordan? Terry Brooks? Ursula LeGuin? Brandon Sanderson? Guy Gavriel Kay? Terry Pratchett? Marion Zimmer Bradley? CS Lewis? Whoever wrote the Golden Compass? Terry Goodkind? George RR Martin?
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Noel

Gosh, I can't think of a single Fantasy series off the top of my head where characters wear some kind of symbol on their foreheads. So...continuing the brute force method until someone else steps in... If you've read it, you'll kick yourself. If not, there's no reason you should know. =) Sorry to drag this one out, but I think it's guessable.

JRR Tolkein? Robert Jordan? Terry Brooks? Ursula LeGuin? Brandon Sanderson? Guy Gavriel Kay? Terry Pratchett? My favorite author. Marion Zimmer Bradley? CS Lewis? Whoever wrote the Golden Compass? Terry Goodkind? George RR Martin? None of the above.
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A story on NPR last night reminded me that Harry Potter is also considered fantasy. Is it Harry Potter?
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A story on NPR last night reminded me that Harry Potter is also considered fantasy. Is it Harry Potter? Yes indeed! Thank you for letting me finally end this one.

******************SPOILER
Jane lives just down the block from a book store, so when the new Harry Potter book is about to come out, the line goes right past her house. Just before midnight she gets a knock on her door and the conversation in the puzzle statement ensues.
She is talking to Bill, a guy in a group of guys standing in line, and she sees that all of them have Harry Potter lightning-bolt scars smeared onto their foreheads except one, Sam. She correctly deduces that Bill wants ashes or charcoal to draw on Sam's forehead, so instead she offers a Body Crayon, designed for drawng on one's skin.
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You're right, I'm kicking myself. =)
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Haha, I can see how "fantasy" might lead you down the wrong track, though.

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