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Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Two guys run into a bar when they hear two gunshots. A woman looked over and screamed. The whole bar was petrified. What happened?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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I'll update around lunchtime every weekday
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I'm kind of confused. Seems pretty normal to me. Obviously the whole bar WILL be petrified on hearing shots, and someone WILL scream. Is the mystery part about why the two guys were running BEFORE the shots were fired?


Oh, and is the change in tense in the puzzle statement intended, or is that inadvertent?
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Welcome to the forum, Fleemco. In the future, please include your name in the title of the puzzle.

Did they run into the bar because they heard the gunshots? Were the running and the shooting going on at the same time? Was one or both of them shot? Was what they heard as two gunshots actually the sound of two bullets being fired from a gun?
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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"Two guys" = Human? Adult? Male?
"Woman" = Human? Adult? Female?

Possibly similar to Gourami's question, if so just point me in the direction of the answer to his question. I just want to make sure i hit all these bases so i apologize for duplicate questions.

The two guys (can i call them Alex and Bill?)...
were running before the gunshots?
were running in preparation for the gunshots?
started running after the gunshots?
ran because of the gunshots?
were already heading to the bar before gunshots were fired?
were doing something else and went into the bar because of the gunshots?

Were Alex and Bill some how involved with this situation in the bar? or was it a mere coincidence that these events were coming to pass in the bar and they were there/nearby.

Does "a woman" (can i call her Cindy?) have any sort of prior connection with Alex and Bill before these events came to pass? or is she seeing both of these individuals for the first time?

Does Cindy scream because of what she sees? because of the gunshots? because Cindy just screams periodically for no apparent reason and the fact that she is screaming now while these events are taking place is mere coincidence?

"petrified" = stunned/amazed/astounded/left speechless by the events that transpired? merely a figure of speech?

"petrified" = in the magical sense that things were literally turned to stone?
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Relevant -

- The location?
- The time period?
- Alex and Bill's profession? Anyone else's?

- By the whole bar, you mean everyone in it? Is it crowded? Is the number of people relevant?

Are the scream and the petrification due to the same cause? Are Alex and Bill the cause of the scream? The petrification? Or is the scream, or the petrification, caused by the shots?

Were the gunshots real shots, fired from a gun? If so, was the gun loaded? Did bullets hit anyone? Anything? Is a robbery in progress? Are Alex and Bill police officers?

Is anyone dead or injured?
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Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is our friend fleemco coming back? Or did he next to fix his ... spoiler?
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Hey Fleemco,
I do give people more time to respond, but since you're new, just a reminder: Please answer existing questions on this puzzle or it will be sent to Lateral Limbo. Thank you!
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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sorry for the delay i lost the website on my comp.

Is the mystery part about why the two guys were running BEFORE the shots were fired? NO Did they run into the bar because they heard the gunshots? YES Were the running and the shooting going on at the same time? YES Was one or both of them shot? NO Was what they heard as two gunshots actually the sound of two bullets being fired from a gun? YES "Two guys" = Human? yes Adult? IRR. Male? YES
"Woman" = Human? YES Adult? YES Female? YES

Possibly similar to Gourami's question, if so just point me in the direction of the answer to his question. I just want to make sure i hit all these bases so i apologize for duplicate questions.

The two guys (can i call them Alex and Bill?)...
were running before the gunshots? MAYBE
were running in preparation for the gunshots? NO
started running after the gunshots? YES
ran because of the gunshots? YES
were already heading to the bar before gunshots were fired? NO
were doing something else and went into the bar because of the gunshots? YES

Were Alex and Bill some how involved with this situation in the bar? NO or was it a mere coincidence that these events were coming to pass in the bar and they were there/nearby. YES

I WILL ANSWER THE OTHER QUESTIONS TOMORROW...
Indianforce (Indianforce)
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Kindly put your answers in bold, it makes it so much more easier to distinguish them from the questions.
Thanks!
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Does "a woman" (can i call her Cindy?) have any sort of prior connection with Alex and Bill before these events came to pass?NO or is she seeing both of these individuals for the first time? YES

Does Cindy scream because of what she sees?YES because of the gunshots?NO because Cindy just screams periodically for no apparent reason and the fact that she is screaming now while these events are taking place is mere coincidence? NO

"petrified" = stunned/amazed/astounded/left speechless by the events that transpired? merely a figure of speech?NO

"petrified" = in the magical sense that things were literally -turned to-(HINT: was already) stone? THIS


Relevant -

- The location? YES
- The time period? NO
- Alex and Bill's profession?NO Anyone else's? NO

- By the whole bar, you mean everyone in it? NO Is it crowded? NO Is the number of people relevant? NO

Are the scream and the petrification due to the same cause?NO Are Alex and Bill the cause of the scream? YES The petrification? NO Or is the scream, or the petrification, caused by the shots? NO

Were the gunshots real shots, fired from a gun? YES If so, was the gun loaded? IRR. Did bullets hit anyone? NO Anything? IRR. Is a robbery in progress? YES Are Alex and Bill police officers? NO

Is anyone dead or injured? NO
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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By the way, my name is ben.
Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Did the screaming intitiate some kind of security measure? Is it relevant that it was in a bar?
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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"petrified" = magically turned to stone? naturally turned to stone (like petrified wood)? or they are merely carved statues of people that were never alive?

Is this like a scene from a table top role playing game where Alex and Bill are our player characters that Cindy is some sort of gorgon (Medusa) terrorizing the local bar?

is anything about the location relevant aside from that its a bar?

Cindy's screamed - because alex and bill ran into the bar? would she have screamed if any random person male (female?) ran into the bar?

is Cindy a patron of the bar? employee? Owner/manager?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Did the screaming intitiate some kind of security measure?NOIs it relevant that it was in a bar?finally...NO, not IN a bar

"petrified" = magically turned to stone?NO naturally turned to stone (like petrified wood)?YES or they are merely carved statues of people that were never alive?NO

Is this like a scene from a table top role playing game where Alex and Bill are our player characters that Cindy is some sort of gorgon (Medusa) terrorizing the local bar? NO this is in real life

is anything about the location relevant aside from that its a bar?YES

Cindy's screamed - because alex and bill ran into the bar?YES would she have screamed if any random person male (female?) ran into the bar? YES

is Cindy a patron of the bar? employee? Owner/manager/?NONE
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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bar = typical bar that serves drinks and possibly other some food items? a metal (or in this case stone?) bar like the kind you put clothing hangers on?

is everything in the bar stone? Just people? just inanimate objects?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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ar = typical bar that serves drinks and possibly other some food items?NO a metal (or in this case stone?) bar like the kind you put clothing hangers on? YES

is everything in the bar stone? technically...YES Just people? NO just inanimate objects? NO
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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Is the bar located outside? in a cave? some other naturally occurring cover/structure? in a man made structure?

Is the bar horizontal? vertical?

Does Cindy have any sort of specific profession that deals with stone?

Do Alex and Bill hit their head on the bar? some other body part? Does Cindy scream because they hit the bar? because she's naked? or performing some other typically private activity?
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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Is what Alex and Bill were doing before they heard gunshots and ran into the bar relevant?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Is the bar located outside?YES in a cave?NO some other naturally occurring cover/structure?NO in a man made structure? NO

Is the bar horizontal?THIS vertical?

Does Cindy have any sort of specific profession that deals with stone? NO

Do Alex and Bill hit their head on the bar? YESsome other body part? NO Does Cindy scream because they hit the bar?YES because she's naked?IF YOU WANT TO SAY SO.... or performing some other typically private activity? NO

Is what Alex and Bill were doing before they heard gunshots and ran into the bar relevant? NO
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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I will tell the answer if 3 people request it....
Flemsneezy (Flemsneezy)
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recap

So Alex and Bill are walking along. Somewhere they hear two gunshots. Curious or otherwise, they turn to start running toward the gun shots but both unfortunately hit their head on a stone bar. Some where near by Cindy saw them hit their heads and screamed.

Is this it? or do i need to look more into the gunshots themselves and why Alex and Bill would start heading toward them?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ding ding ding we have a winner!!! good job Flemsneezy

i made this off a joke ; two guys run into a bar, the first on says "OW!". ROTFLOL

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