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When Ned learned that his sister was dying, he decided to become a used-car salesman. How come?
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Was he hoping to find a particular used car?

Was his sister injured in a car accident?
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were his intentions good towards her? bad? criminal? immoral? devious? altruistic? self interested? for some one else's benefit?

did he hope to prevent her from dying? to ease her dying? to help her live longer? to remove pain?
to get revenge? to speed her death?

inheritance relevant? medical negligence? euthanasia?

relevant what she was dying of? a disease? cancer? following trauma? following a crime?

was she already undergoing a medical process that would result in her death? or did he just know that she was likely to die at a particular point in time?

is there any other job that he could take up that would serve the same purpose? is it relevant that the job mentioned is one where the person is not really trusted? that it is associated with 'shady dealing'?

could he equally have become a teacher? a policeman? a shop assistant? a newspaper vendor? a realtor?
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When Ned learned that his sister was dying, he decided to become a used-car salesman. How come?
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Was he hoping to find a particular used car? no

Was his sister injured in a car accident? irrel
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were his intentions good towards her? no bad? yesish criminal? yesishimmoral? yesish devious? yesishaltruistic? noself interested? yes for some one else's benefit? no

did he hope to prevent her from dying? no to ease her dying? no to help her live longer? noto remove pain? no
to get revenge? no to speed her death? no

inheritance relevant? yes medical negligence? no euthanasia? no

relevant what she was dying of? no a disease? cancer? following trauma? following a crime?

was she already undergoing a medical process that would result in her death? irrel or did he just know that she was likely to die at a particular point in time irrel

is there any other job that he could take up that would serve the same purpose?yes is it relevant that the job mentioned is one where the person is not really trusted? no that it is associated with 'shady dealing'? no

could he equally have become a teacher? no a policeman? no a shop assistant? no a newspaper vendor? no a realtor?no
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Does the amount of time he would have to train for this position have any relevance?

Anyone besides he and his sister relevant? Is his sister aware of his plan?

Is the fatal nature of his sister's condition relevant? If she was merely mildly? seriously? ill would he have come to the same conclusion?

Does he expect (someone else?) to inherit something? From his sister?
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did he hope to gain financially? illegally?
would he have legally inherited something of value from his sister?
did he do this to ensure he got his inheritance? to get something more? to get something from her will that he would not otherwise have got?
did he do this to fulfil a condition of her will? to pretend that he was fulfilling a condition?

was anyone else relevant going to inherit from her? did he want to disinherit someone else? is any other member of the family relevant? her spouse? was she married? relevant? did she have kids? relevant?
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Does he expect to inherit cars from his sister? Other property which enables him to start a business as a used-cars salesman?

Did he have the idea to set up such a business before he learned his sister was dying? Would his sister be against him opening such a business? Did he refrain from opening a business with regard to his sister?

Is someone else (besides himself and his sister) relevant?
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Does the amount of time he would have to train for this position have any relevance? yes

Anyone besides he and his sister relevant?yes Is his sister aware of his plan? irrel

Is the fatal nature of his sister's condition relevant? yesIf she was merely mildly? no seriously? no ill would he have come to the same conclusion? no

Does he expect (someone else?no to inherit something? yes From his sister? yes
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did he hope to gain financially? yes illegally? yesish
would he have legally inherited something of value from his sister? yes
did he do this to ensure he got his inheritance? yes to get something more?yesish to get something from her will that he would not otherwise have got? yes
did he do this to fulfil a condition of her will? yesto pretend that he was fulfilling a condition? no

was anyone else relevant going to inherit from her? yes did he want to disinherit someone else? yesis any other member of the family relevant? yes her spouse? yeswas she married? yes relevant? yesdid she have kids? norelevant? yes
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Does he expect to inherit cars from his sister? no Other property which enables him to start a business as a used-cars salesman? no

Did he have the idea to set up such a business before he learned his sister was dying? no Would his sister be against him opening such a business? yopeDid he refrain from opening a business with regard to his sister? no

Is someone else (besides himself and his sister) relevant? yes
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So the relevant people determined thusfar are Ned, his sister, her husband - and also the fact that they don't have kids. Is anyone else relevant? `

Was he unemployed before deciding to become a used-car salesman? Would this be his first job?

Is it relevant what his sister is dying from? Is there any way in which his going for the job might indirectly hasten her death? Prevent her from having children? Split up the relationship between her and her husband? Disinherit her husband from her will?

You said that he was going for the job to fulfil a clause in his sister's will. Has this clause got anything to do with him getting a job? A specific kind of job? Getting an education?

Is the clause of the form of: "If I have kids, they get x; and if I don't have kids, x goes to my brother"? "My brother must be/have x in order to get y"? "My husband must be/have x (or not be/have x?) in order to get y"?
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So the relevant people determined thusfar are Ned, his sister, her husband - and also the fact that they don't have kids. Is anyone else relevant? no`

Was he unemployed before deciding to become a used-car salesman? irrel Would this be his first job? ditto

Is it relevant what his sister is dying from? no Is there any way in which his going for the job might indirectly hasten her death?no Prevent her from having children? noSplit up the relationship between her and her husband? yesishDisinherit her husband from her will? yesish

You said that he was going for the job to fulfil a clause in his sister's will. Has this clause got anything to do with him getting a job? no A specific kind of job? no Getting an education? no

Is the clause of the form of: "If I have kids, they get x; and if I don't have kids, x goes to my brother"? no"My brother must be/have x in order to get y"? no"My husband must be/have x (or not be/have x?) in order to get y"? no
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If Ned succeeds, will something relevant happen to his brother-in-law other than being disinherited?

Relevant what kind of inheritance we are talking about?

Does the clause in her will relate directly to Ned? Her husband? Is it a condition someone must comply with?
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If Ned succeeds, will something relevant happen to his brother-in-law other than being disinherited? yes

Relevant what kind of inheritance we are talking about? no

Does the clause in her will relate directly to Ned? yesHer husband? yesIs it a condition someone must comply with? yesish
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Will the brother-in-law go in prison?

Did the relevant clause in her will go along he line "If Ned does something/does not do something, he'll get X? Same for her husband?

Were either Ned, his sister or her brother involved in some criminal activities?
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Will the brother-in-law go in prison?Do you mean the sister's husband? If so, no

Did the relevant clause in her will go along he line "If Ned does something/does not do something, he'll get X? yes Same for her husband? yes

Were either Ned yes, his sister no or her brother Do you meran her husband? If so, the answer is noinvolved in some criminal activities?
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Ok, let it be the husband, then :-))

If Ned succeeds, would the husband be dead? Does Ned want the husband dead because he would become the sole heir?
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Ok, let it be the husband, then :-))

If Ned succeeds, would the husband be dead? yesDoes Ned want the husband dead because he would become the sole heir? yes
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Would Ned kill the husband himself?

Would he do something to a car which would result in the husband's death?

Does Ned want to learn how a car works?
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Would Ned kill the husband himself? yes

Would he do something to a car which would result in the husband's death?yope

Does Ned want to learn how a car works? no
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Would a car be involved in the husband's death?

Is the husband supposed to be killed in a car accident?

If so, would Ned/the husband be in the car?
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Would a car be involved in the husband's death? yope or noish

Is the husband supposed to be killed in a car accident? no

If so, would Ned/the husband be in the car?N/A
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does ned want to sell the brother in law a car? buy one from him?
does he want a way to alter a car? hide a car? want an alibi? want a reason for driving a particular car? or several cars?
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Does the husband work in the automobile industry?

If the husband never learned of Ned's intention to be a used-car-salesman, would this change anything?
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Does the husband work in the automobile industry? irrel

If the husband never learned of Ned's intention to be a used-car-salesman, would this change anything? no
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you didn't answer my questions....
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does ned want to sell the brother in law a car? nobuy one from him? no
does he want a way to alter a car? no hide a car? no want an alibi? nowant a reason for driving a particular car? noor several cars? no
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you didn't answer my questions.... Rectified, with my deepest apologies!!
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sooooo...

if Ned did not do the illegal thing he and the husband would have shared the inheritance - correct? the husband would have got more? got it all?
so Ned decides to kill the husband? or have him killed? or cause him to die in some way?
and Ned decides to set up as a used car salesman in order to make this illegal act possible? easier? to ensure he doesn't get caught? doesn't get charged? doesn't get found guilty?
by becoming a UCS does Ned enable the murder to take place?
does Ned become a UCS before the husband dies? afterwards? before the sister dies? after? relevant?

if there are other jobs he could have taken up with the same effect do they all involve being self-employed? all salesmen? all involve cars? all involve selling secondhand things?
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sooooo...

if Ned did not do the illegal thing he and the husband would have shared the inheritance - correct?possibly the husband would have got more? ditto got it all? ditto
so Ned decides to kill the husband? yes or have him killed? no or cause him to die in some way? see previous answer buit one
and Ned decides to set up as a used car salesman in order to make this illegal act possible? noeasier? yesto ensure he doesn't get caught? yesish doesn't get charged? see previous answer doesn't get found guilty? see previous answer but one
by becoming a UCS does Ned enable the murder to take place? no
does Ned become a UCS before the husband dies? yes afterwards? nobefore the sister dies? yesafter? no relevant? yes

if there are other jobs he could have taken up with the same effect do they all involve being self-employed? no all salesmen? noall involve cars? yesall involve selling secondhand things? no
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so it was necessary for Ned's plan that he become a UCS before his sister dies - is this because it would look suspicious if he did it afterwards? because he needed her alive at this point? because he needed her to know he was a UCS? needed her to respond to him becoming a UCS?
did he sell her a car? give her a car?

would this equally work for him if he got a job as a chauffeur? in a car wash? as a salesman for new cars? as a mechanic?
For the following questions I'm assuming the husband dies - is that OK?
relevant how the husband dies? as a result of an apparent accident? was he poisoned? shot? hit? made to fall? cut in some way? crushed? asphyxiated?
did it appear to be natursal causes? or was it obviously murder? but Ned did not appear to be guilty?
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Did he use one of the used cars to hide the body? To transport the body? To kill the husband?
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so it was necessary for Ned's plan that he become a UCS before his sister dies - is this because it would look suspicious if he did it afterwards? no because he needed her alive at this point? yes because he needed her to know he was a UCS? noneeded her to respond to him becoming a UCS? no
did he sell her a car? nogive her a car? no

would this equally work for him if he got a job as a chauffeur? no in a car wash? no as a salesman for new cars? possibly as a mechanic? ditto
For the following questions I'm assuming the husband dies - is that OK? yesish
relevant how the husband dies? some methods are precludedas a result of an apparent accident? was he poisoned? shot? hit? made to fall? cut in some way? crushed? asphyxiated?all the ones you mention are possible
did it appear to be natursal causes? probably notor was it obviously murder? more likely but Ned did not appear to be guilty? yes
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Did he use one of the used cars to hide the body? no To transport the body? noTo kill the husband? no
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Is a used car used to create an alibi? Does some aspect of the business create an alibi?
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Is a used car used to create an alibi? no or maybe noish Does some aspect of the business create an alibi?see previous answer
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Would Ned physically need a car to kill his brother-in-law? Would he need it indirectly? As a pretext? (e.g. to get an alibi)?
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Would being a UCS enable him to process paperwork (in a shady way) that he otherwise couldn't do?

Is he interested in a particular car? If so, does the car have to do with the inheritance?
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Would Ned physically need a car to kill his brother-in-law? no Would he need it indirectly? no As a pretext? no or noish(e.g. to get an alibi)? ditto
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Would being a UCS enable him to process paperwork (in a shady way) that he otherwise couldn't do? no

Is he interested in a particular car? no If so, does the car have to do with the inheritance?
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Does the object Ned is selling have to be a car?

Is it important that:

Ned is selling CARS?
Ned is selling USED cars?
Ned is SELLING something?
Ned is employed at all?
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Does the object Ned is selling have to be a car? yes

Is it important that:

Ned is selling CARS? yes
Ned is selling USED cars? no
Ned is SELLING something? no
Ned is employed at all? no
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Does Ned need access to a car (or many cars) to dispose of the body (or other evidence of the murder) ?
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Will the brother-in-law ever come into a direct contact with any of Ned's cars? If so, alive? Dead?
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Does Ned need access to a car (or many cars) to dispose of the body no(or other evidence of the murder) ? yesush or yope
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Will the brother-in-law ever come into a direct contact with any of Ned's cars? noIf so, alive? Dead?
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Does Ned become a UCS because he wants access to car ownership/transfer details?

Would Ned have to sell or buy a car for his plan to work?
-before his sister's death?
-before the husband is murdered?
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Does Ned become a UCS because he wants access to car ownership/transfer details?

Would Ned have to sell or buy a car for his plan to work? no
-before his sister's death? no
-before the husband is murdered? no
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Would it also work if he just had a friend who was a UCS and was willing to lend him a set of car keys?
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Would it also work if he just had a friend who was a UCS and was willing to lend him a set of car keys? no
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During any time relating to the act of murder (including any travel to and from the act, cleanup from it, etc.), in order to carry out his plan...
Did Ned need to drive a car? Did he need to use a car for some other purpose? Did he need to be a passenger in a car? Did another relevant person need to drive a car? Need to use a car? Need to be a passenger in a car?
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During any time relating to the act of murder (including any travel to and from the act, cleanup from it, etc.), in order to carry out his plan...
Did Ned need to drive a car? yesish Did he need to use a car for some other purpose? no Did he need to be a passenger in a car? noDid another relevant person need to drive a car? no Need to use a car? noNeed to be a passenger in a car? no
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did he need to hide the body in the trunk? Was he hoping to frame someone else for the murder? Make it look like a suicide? An accident? Make it so no one would find the body? Make it so no one would even think he was dead?
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did he need to hide the body in the trunk? no Was he hoping to frame someone else for the murder? no Make it so no one would find the body? no Make it so no one would even think he was dead? no
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Does he need to be seen in a car? Does he actually need to sell cars? or does he just need access to a car?
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Does he need access to places he would only have as a car salesman?
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Does he need to be seen in a car? no Does he actually need to sell cars? \b} no}or does he just need access to a car? yesish
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Does he need access to places he would only have as a car salesman? yesish
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Did Ned's sister mention the word car in her will?
Did she refer to Ned's occupation?
Did she refer to anyone's death (apart from possibly her own)?
Ned needs to be "selling cars", but does he actually need to sell any car? A specific car?
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Did Ned's sister mention the word car in her will? irrel
Did she refer to Ned's occupation? no
Did she refer to anyone's death (apart from possibly her own)? yes
Ned needs to be "selling cars" see above, the issue is access to cars, not whether he actually sells any, but does he actually need to sell any car? no A specific car? no
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Did Ned's sister mention the death of her husband in her will? That her husband would inherit her unless he is dead?

Did Ned plan to use a car to kill his brother-in-law? Or to quickly get between two places? To get a (false) alibi?
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Okay, so Ned needs access to cars for some reason that relates to the murder of his brother-in-law. But he has to actually be a UCS, and not just get access to cars some other way. If he is successful in killing his brother, will it be vehicular homicide? If not, will his brother die from starvation? Lack of water? Poison? Electric Shock? Shooting? Stabbing? Blunt impact? Strangulation? Suffocation? Drowning? Fire? Lethal injection? Other?

Is the body likely to be discovered? Is the cause of death likely to be discovered? Is the fact that his death was a murder likely to be discovered? Is Ned likely to be a suspect in said murder? Is the murder weapon (if applicable) likely to be found and/or traced to Ned?
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Did Ned's sister mention the death of her husband in her will? yes That her husband would inherit her unless he is dead? yes

Did Ned plan to use a car to kill his brother-in-law? see next answer Or to quickly get between two places? yesish To get a (false) alibi? no
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Okay, so Ned needs access to cars for some reason that relates to the murder of his brother-in-law. But he has to actually be a UCS, and not just get access to cars some other way. no. See above If he is successful in killing his brother, will it be vehicular homicide? noIf not, will his brother die from starvation? noLack of water? no Poison? unlikerly Electric Shock? possiblyShooting? ditto Stabbing? dotto Blunt impact ditto Strangulation? dittoSuffocation? dittoDrowning? ditto Fire? ditto Lethal injection? not legal execution or legal assisted suicide, if that's what you mean Other? possibly

Is the body likely to be discovered? yesIs the cause of death likely to be discovered? yesIs the fact that his death was a murder likely to be discovered? yesIs Ned likely to be a suspect in said murder? yesIs the murder weapon (if applicable) likely to be found irreland/or traced to Ned?no
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Did Ned's sister in practice just specify something like "My husband will inherit me, unless he's dead, then my brother will inherit me instead"? Or did she have some special conditions written in her will? Relevant?
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Did Ned's sister in practice just specify something like "My husband will inherit me, unless he's dead, then my brother will inherit me instead"? yesOr did she have some special conditions written in her will? yes Relevant? yes
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Did she say that if her husband was dead, her brother would inherit as long as he didn't kill her husband? Did she mention a specific way that the husband might die?
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Is this related to some linguistic technicality/ambiguity/loophole in the wording of his sister's will?

Is he exploiting a consequence of his sister's will which could probable have been foreseen by it's creatress? Or is it rather rather far-fetched?

Will he need access to a car (several cars?) of which he won't be the owner at the time when/if he will need access to it/them? (For example, by keeping or copying reserve keys to cars which he sells as a car dealer?)

Will he need access to specific content in some car/cars? If so, before...; at the time of...; after the murder of his sister's husband?

Are the locations of some car/cars relevant? f so, before...; at the time of...; after the murder of his sister's husband?
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Will someone else than Ned be "dying for a car" at some moment? which car Ned will then provide? in exchange for something else?
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Did she say that if her husband was dead, her brother would inherit as long as he didn't kill her husband? noDid she mention a specific way that the husband might die? no
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Is this related to some linguistic technicality/ambiguity/loophole in the wording of his sister's will?no or noish

Is he exploiting a consequence of his sister's will which could probable have been foreseen by it's creatress? yesish Or is it rather rather far-fetched? no

Will he need access to a car (several cars?) one of which he won't be the owner at the time when/if he will need access to it/them? yes(For example, by keeping or copying reserve keys to cars which he sells as a car dealer? no)

Will he need access to specific content in some car/cars? If so, before...; at the time of...; after the murder of his sister's husband?

Are the locations of some car/cars relevant? yes if so, before...; yesat the time of... yes; after the murder of his sister's husband? yes
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Will someone else than Ned be "dying for a car" at some moment? yope which car Ned will then provide? noish in exchange for something else? no
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Yope to "Will someone else than Ned be "dying for a car" at some moment?"... maybe if I rephrase or something...

Will someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law be needing a car at some moment? Will someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law desire _access to_ a car at some moment? Will someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law wish to _drive_ a car at some moment?

If yes to any of the above, which one of them -- his sister? or his brother-in-law? And, before or after the other one's death??? And (just to be sure...), before or after their own death???

Or will someone be dying "because of" a car? Or will someone die "in order to get a car"?

Which will happen first (according to Ned's plans): the death of his sister? or the death (murder) of his brother-in-law?
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Yope to "Will someone else than Ned be "dying for a car" at some moment?"... maybe if I rephrase or something...

Will someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law be needing a car at some moment? irrel Will someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law desire _access to_ a car at some moment? irrelWill someone(s) of Ned's sister and Ned's brother-in-law wish to _drive_ a car at some moment? irrel

If yes to any of the above, which one of them -- his sister? or his brother-in-law? And, before or after the other one's death??? And (just to be sure...), before or after their own death???

Or will someone be dying "because of" a car? yesish Or will someone die "in order to get a car"? no

Which will happen first (according to Ned's plans): the death of his sister? or the death (murder) of his brother-in-law?the latter
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HINT: Everyone is over-complicating this puzzle, which has a really simple solution!
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Does the inheritage from Ned's sister include a car? Relevant?
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Does the inheritage from Ned's sister include a car? irrel Relevant? no
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If Ned ends up killing his brother-in-law after his sister's death but before the reading of the will, will he still get the results he wants? Does his sister still need to be alive when her husband dies so that she can alter her will? If she finds out that Ned is her husband's murderer, will it matter to Ned's plans?
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If Ned ends up killing his brother-in-law after his sister's death but before the reading of the will, will he still get the results he wants?no Does his sister still need to be alive when her husband dies yesso that she can alter her will no? If she finds out that Ned is her husband's murderer, will it matter to Ned's plans? probably

RECAP (& ADDITIONAL HINT): Add the following to the puzzle statement: The sister's will splits her estate between Ned & her husband, & adds that if either predeceases her, the other gets the full estate. Ned is planning to murder his sister's husband before she dies. Ned becomes a used car salesman to have access to the cars, but not to hide the body.
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So is the significance of the order here just that if the brother-in-law dies after the sister, half her money will still go to his estate? Or is there a relevant action that the sister needs to take for Ned's plan to work? And presumably Ned does not plan to inherit the money from a prison cell? So does he hope that someone else will be accused? That he will get out of the charge on a technicality? That his sister will intervene on his behalf?
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So is the significance of the order here just that if the brother-in-law dies after the sister, half her money will still go to his estate? yes Or is there a relevant action that the sister needs to take for Ned's plan to work? noAnd presumably Ned does not plan to inherit the money from a prison cell? yesSo does he hope that someone else will be accused? not necessarily That he will get out of the charge on a technicality?no That his sister will intervene on his behalf? no
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Does Ned plan to kill his brother-in-law with a car?
Is he planning a hit and run "accident"?
Will he tamper with the brakes and then send his brother-in-law out for a test drive?
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Alibi relevant? Will he make use of his access to the cars (one car, rather) to construct a fake alibi?
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So is the significance of the order here just that if the brother-in-law dies after the sister, half her money will still go to his estate? yes Or is there a relevant action that the sister needs to take for Ned's plan to work? noAnd presumably Ned does not plan to inherit the money from a prison cell? yesSo does he hope that someone else will be accused? not necessarily That he will get out of the charge on a technicality?no That his sister will intervene on his behalf? no
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Does Ned plan to kill his brother-in-law with a car? no
Is he planning a hit and run "accident"? no
Will he tamper with the brakes and then send his brother-in-law out for a test drive? no
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Alibi relevant? noishWill he make use of his access to the cars (one car, rather) to construct a fake alibi? noish
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Does Ned need access to cars to be able to get close to the husband? Is the relationship between him and the husband relevant? Are they enemies?
Is it important that Ned has access to a car that is not his? Will the car be damaged? Would he get caught if he was using his own car?
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Did Ned not have a car of his own? so he just needed a way to have access to a car when killing his BIL? Being a car salesman was an easy way to always have cars available?

BTW, that acronym - BIL - I used for Brother-In-Law is the Swedish word for CAR... :-)
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Wait - is the distance between Ned and his BIL relevant? Does Ned need the car to get to his BIL?
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Is the car Ned needs access to one that he will come into contact with while working as a UCS?

Does the car need to be a particular type/make/model/colour?

Is Ned planning to 'kill BIL' in the car he needs access to?
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Does Ned need access to cars to be able to get close to the husband? yopeIs the relationship between him and the husband relevant? no Are they enemies? irrel
Is it important that Ned has access to a car that is not his? yesWill the car be damaged? noWould he get caught if he was using his own car? Well, it would be a lot more likely
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Did Ned not have a car of his own? No, he does have a car of his ownso he just needed a way to have access to a car when killing his BIL? noish Being a car salesman was an easy way to always have cars available? yes

BTW, that acronym - BIL - I used for Brother-In-Law is the Swedish word for CAR... :-)
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Wait - is the distance between Ned and his BIL relevant? yope Does Ned need the car to get to his BIL?possibly
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Is the car Ned needs access to one that he will come into contact with while working as a UCS? yes

Does the car need to be a particular type/make/model/colour? no

Is Ned planning to 'kill BIL' in the car he needs access to? no

This is close enough for me to declare a

******SPOILER *********************
Ned's sister is very rich but Ned is not. She once told him her will left half her fortune to her husband & half to Ned. When he learned that she was dying, he decided to double his inheritance by killing the husband before her death. He became a used car salesman to have access to cars that were not recognizably his & hence would not be recognized when he went to murder the husband. He would also be more likely to be identified on the street if he were on foot.This puzzle is adapted from a TV show & illustrates what a poor judge of difficulty I am--I thought it would be easy. I also think my new one will be hard. Please check it out!!
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I can see why you thought it would be easy. We skirted all around that idea for ages without asking what now seems was clearly the next most obvious question!

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