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Gourami (Gourami)
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For many college students, their last one is their first one.
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Does "last" in this context mean latest/most recent? ...final in a series of events over time? ...furthest in one direction in a certain visual or conceptual arrangement?
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Do both of the "ones" refer to the same thing?
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Is 'it' something that is specific to college students?

Or is it something that usually happens when you are that age?

Is the statement true for MOST college students?

If the statement isn't true for a college student, is that normal?
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Does "last" in this context mean latest/most recent? Yes,...final in a series of events over time? And yes....furthest in one direction in a certain visual or conceptual arrangement? No.

Dropofahat (Dropofahat)

Do both of the "ones" refer to the same thing? Strictly speaking yes, but in different contexts.

Natanz (Natanz)

Is 'it' something that is specific to college students? Yes.

Or is it something that usually happens when you are that age? No.

Is the statement true for MOST college students? Probably more than 50%.

If the statement isn't true for a college student, is that normal? Yes, it's not unusual.
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Would an equivalent phrase be: "most college students only do (or have) this once"?
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Would an equivalent phrase be: "most college students only do (or have) this once"? Hm. That would be a true statement, for a specific meaning of "this."
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is graduating relevant? enrolling? are names relevant? (last name, first name?)
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Is test-taking relevant? Is the word "last" a play on the word "final" (as in "final exam")?

Is drinking alcohol relevant?
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is graduating relevant? Yes. enrolling? Noish. are names relevant? (last name, first name?) No.

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Is test-taking relevant? No.Is the word "last" a play on the word "final" (as in "final exam")? No.

Is drinking alcohol relevant? No, though I knew that would come up. =)
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Is the word "degree" relevant?
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Nope.
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Does it have to do with what you wear for graduation? (Mortar board? gown? class ring?)
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No.
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Is it the actual graduation ceremony that's relevant? Something that happens before the ceremony? Something that happens after the ceremony? Or is it what the ceremony symbolizes? Finishing school? Heading to the real world?

Could you say the same thing about high school graduation? Graduate school graduation? Kindergarten graduation? (which, by the way, I don't get the point of at all! =) )
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Or wait, instead of being about actual graduation, is it about the requirements needed to graduate? Course requirements? Failed classes? Major?
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Is it the actual graduation ceremony that's relevant? No. Something that happens before the ceremony? Technically, yes. Something that happens after the ceremony? Or is it what the ceremony symbolizes? Finishing school? Heading to the real world? No to rest.

Could you say the same thing about high school graduation? Graduate school graduation?
Kindergarten graduation? (which, by the way, I don't get the point of at all! =) ) Agreed.
Yes to graduate school, no to rest except in certain circumstances.


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Or wait, instead of being about actual graduation, is it about the requirements needed to graduate? You could say that, yes. Course requirements? Failed classes? Major? But none of these.
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Money relevant? For tuition? Student loans?
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Money relevant? Yes! For tuition? Yes. Student loans? And yes.
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A check? A payment? A bill?
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Late payment?
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A check? A payment? This is relevant. A bill? And this.

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Late payment? No.

A little hint to keep you on the right track: Both "one"s are more than one word.
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Credit cards? Is the aggressive marketing of them to college students relevant? Kids getting themselves in financial trouble? Learning their lesson about something and never doing it again?
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Credit cards? No. Is the aggressive marketing of them to college students relevant? No, but isn't that so strange? Kids getting themselves in financial trouble? No, but OTRTish. Learning their lesson about something and never doing it again? No.
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Student Loan? Financial Aid? A particular type of financial aid?
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Welcome to the forum!

Student Loan? Financial Aid? This is involved, yes. A particular type of financial aid?

All are relevant.
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Being in debt?
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Being in debt? This is sort of relevant. To be more accurate, could I ask you (and actually, the last few posters) to clarify what you're asking?
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Federal Aid? Stafford Loan? Pell Grant? The dreaded "FAFSA Application"?
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Federal Aid? Stafford Loan? Pell Grant? The dreaded "FAFSA Application"? To clarify, are you asking if these are relevant, if they're the answer, etc? They could all be involved.

And yes, FAFSA is so unnecessarily complicated.
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Is going without financial aid for a semester relevant?
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You said each "one" means strictly speaking the same thing but in different contexts. If we populated each "one" in the puzzle statement, would the first and second "one"s be made up of the same words?

Is it repayment of a student loan that is relevant? is the action of repaying relevant? or the physical bill one gets?

Is the "last one" related to graduation? Is the "first one" related to loan repayment?
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Is going without financial aid for a semester relevant? No.

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You said each "one" means strictly speaking the same thing but in different contexts. Yes. If we populated each "one" in the puzzle statement, would the first and second "one"s be made up of the same words? No, although they would have a word in common.

Is it repayment of a student loan that is relevant? No. is the action of repaying relevant? No. or the physical bill one gets? Hm, yesish.

Is the "last one" related to graduation? Yes, or close to it. =) Is the "first one" related to loan repayment? No, but I think you're OTRT.
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Their last "student loan" becomes their first "personal loan"?
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Their last "student loan" becomes their first "personal loan"? Nope.
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Does the occurrence of the event tend to vary by gender - a little? a lot? not at all?

Is the nature of the first/last event related to a course requirement? Graduation requirement? Personal relationship? A physical object? A person?

Is membership in a sorority relevant? A fraternity? Some other club/organization?
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Is it the college decal they put on their car?
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Does the occurrence of the event tend to vary by gender - a little? a lot? not at all? Not at all, to my knowledge.

Is the nature of the first/last event I don't know if I would call it an event, although it does take place within a time frame. related to a course requirement? No. Graduation requirement? Yope to yesish. Personal relationship? A physical object? A person? No to rest.

Is membership in a sorority relevant? A fraternity? Some other club/organization? No.

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Is it the college decal they put on their car? No.
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Are either of the "ones" a diploma?
A credit card?
Would this statement not apply to college students who paid upfront for their schooling? (Or I should say, had their parents pay for it =)
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Are either of the "ones" a diploma? No.
A credit card? No.
Would this statement not apply to college students who paid upfront for their schooling? (Or I should say, had their parents pay for it =) Yes, it wouldn't.
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Are parking tickets involved?
I can't believe I'm resorting to this, but I'm trying to spoil one of your puzzles so you can put your new one up, which I can tell you are excited about...

Is the first "one" bigger than a bread box?
An object?
An idea?
A piece of paper?
Made of plastic?

Is the 2nd "one" bigger than a bread box?
An object?
An idea?
A concept?
A piece of paper?
Made of plastic?

Is using a computer involved in this puzzle?
Going to the bursar's office?
Does it have to do with something that must be done to graduate?
Having to admit something to your parents?
Does it absolutely have to be their "last" one? (i.e. If this happened to me in undergrad, could it possibly happen again if I chose to go to graduate school or get my PHD?)
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Are parking tickets involved? No.
I can't believe I'm resorting to this, but I'm trying to spoil one of your puzzles so you can put your new one up, which I can tell you are excited about... Why thank you, Cupofsun, that's very nice of you. One will get solved today, I can feel it.

Is the first "one" bigger than a bread box?
An object?
An idea?
A concept? Basically this. It's a time period.
A piece of paper?
Made of plastic?

Is the 2nd "one" bigger than a bread box?
An object?
An idea?
A concept? This. It's technically the same thing as the first "one," but framed in a different context.
A piece of paper?
Made of plastic?

Is using a computer involved in this puzzle? Not necessarily, but probably.
Going to the bursar's office? I don't believe that s/he would be involved with this specific process.
Does it have to do with something that must be done to graduate? Yes.
Having to admit something to your parents? No.
Does it absolutely have to be their "last" one? No. (i.e. If this happened to me in undergrad, could it possibly happen again if I chose to go to graduate school or get my PHD?) Yes, absolutely.
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So, "the last one" and "their first one" are some kind of time periods? Or things that are done during periods of time? Would students usually find them: Pleasant? "Necessary Evil"? Unspectacular?
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About that word in common that both "one's" share:
Is the common word a noun?
Number of syllables 1? 2? 3? 4?
Does it refer to money? a loan? debt? relationship? living arrangement? partner? will? phase of life?
Is a legal document involved?
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So, "the last one" and "their first one" are some kind of time periods? Yes. Or things that are done during periods of time? Ways of marking periods of time by what goes on in them, I'd say. Would students usually find them: Pleasant? "Necessary Evil"? Unspectacular? Could be any.

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About that word in common that both "one's" share:
Is the common word a noun? Yes.
Number of syllables 1? 2? 3? This. =)4?
Does it refer to money? a loan? debt? relationship? living arrangement? partner? will? phase of life? This is closest; it refers to the time mentioned above.
Is a legal document involved? Vaguely.
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Is that noun "Semester"?
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Are loan grace periods relevant? Deferment?
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Is that noun "Semester"? Indeed it is.
And so we have: "For many students, their last semester __________ is their [or "the"] first semester ______________."


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Are loan grace periods relevant? No. Deferment? No.
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Is the first blank "of college"? The second one?
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Is this it?
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester of their career? (or life?)
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Wait! I think I got it!
For many students, their last semester break is their first semester broke!
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Is the first blank "of college"? Yes. The second one? No.

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Is this it?
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester of their career? (or life?) No, quite true though.
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Uh-oh. Just spotten Noel's post. So the answer can't be as clever as my guess "break,broke" (smile), but it still must be clever, like it rhymes and has to do with being broke. So how about:
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester (or period) of homage? mortgage? bondage? pottage? pawnage? passage? shortage? upitty-uppage? I'm not gonna give uppage!
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Aw, I liked the break/broke answer. Clever!

Does the second blank rhyme with "of college"? Have the same number of syllables as "of college"? Is it a prepositional phrase? Or another part of speech?
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(Thanks Noel.) A few more tries...
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester (or period) of
(true) knowledge? cleavage? (Hey, it could be LA) forage? image? toilage?
OK, one more... it's a longshot, but here goes: pillage? (business majors)
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Wefigure (Wefigure)

Uh-oh. Just spotten Noel's post. So the answer can't be as clever as my guess "break,broke" (smile), but it still must be clever, like it rhymes and has to do with being broke. So how about: Haha, good guess.
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester (or period) of homage? mortgage? bondage? pottage? pawnage? passage? shortage? upitty-uppage? I'm not gonna give uppage! I promise that it doesn't rhyme with college.


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Does the second blank rhyme with "of college"? No. Have the same number of syllables as "of college"? No. Sorry, it's not a witticism, just a sentence. Is it a prepositional phrase? Yes. Or another part of speech? It's several words, and could be phrased in several ways.

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(Thanks Noel.) A few more tries...
For many students, their last semester of college is their first semester (or period) of
(true) knowledge? cleavage? (Hey, it could be LA) forage? image? toilage? I'm really not sure where the rhyming idea came from...no, but all are wonderful.
OK, one more... it's a longshot, but here goes: pillage? (business majors) Haha no.
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Their last semester of college is their first semester in debt?
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Their last semester of college is their first semester in debt? No.
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Is the sentence these exact words:
"Their last semester of college is their first semester IN _____________"
Insert other words for "IN"
WITH
WITHOUT
ON
TO

Their last semester of college is their first semester working/with a job?

(Even if that's not it, I want to pull my hair out when I meet college seniors who have never had a job. Grrrrrrrr. :-)
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Is the sentence these exact words:
"Their last semester of college is their first semester IN _____________" No.
Insert other words for "IN"
WITH
WITHOUT This would be most likely, although there are several ways to phrase the general idea that I'm looking for.
ON
TO

Their last semester of college is their first semester working/with a job? No.

(Even if that's not it, I want to pull my hair out when I meet college seniors who have never had a job. Grrrrrrrr. :-) Haha, I'm glad I've had a job or two, then, for your sake. Honestly, though, I can understand focusing 100% on school while you're in it.
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Their last semester in college is their first semester -without a following semester?
-without more schooling?
-to pay for?
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Their last semester in college is their first semester -without a following semester? No.
-without more schooling? No.
-to pay for? Yes, this is part of it.
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their first semester without something to pay for?
their first semester without needing to pay for ___?
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How "lateral" is your puzzle? Truly (lateral in the classic sense)? Mostly? Slightly? Not really?
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How "lateral" is your puzzle? Truly lateral in the classic sense? Mostly? Slightly? Not really?
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their first semester without something to pay for? Noish.
their first semester without needing to pay for ___? Yesish, method of payment is relevant.

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How "lateral" is your puzzle? Truly (lateral in the classic sense)? Mostly? Slightly? Not really? I'm not sure I understand the question. Lateral thinking is a method of finding a solution by thinking of something not immediately obvious and inducing a flash of insight, rather than working out something step-by-step. So yes, it's definitely a puzzle that you can use lateral thinking to solve.
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first semester without an ID card? an ID number? a student ID? financial aid? financial aid from parental units? first semester of financial independence?
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first semester without an ID card? an ID number? a student ID? financial aid? You're so close with this! What aspect of financial aid would not be applicable to the last semester? financial aid from parental units? first semester of financial independence?
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Their last semester of college is the first semester they didn't have to apply for financial aid?
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*******************SPOILER
Nice job, Wefigure, and thanks to everyone for sticking with it.

For many students, their last semester in college is the first semester in which they don't have to scramble around to get financial aid for next semester.

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