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Tomsab (Tomsab)
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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man uses a book and kills a rare bug. He is immediately arrested and eventually sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Why?
Balin (Balin)
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Man = HAM?

Did he hit the bug with the book? Specific book relevant? Did he steal the book? Is anyone else involved?
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No yes and No
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sorry and no
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that's yes to book relevant
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still there?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a Bible?

And in the future, could you please put your text in bold? Like this: \ b { text here } only without the spaces, so it looks like this
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Not a bible
first time doing this why bold
Balin (Balin)
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Was it a rare book? Famous? Hardcover?

Bold helps distinguish the puzzle maker's text (answers) from the solvers' questions. Read the user guide (at the top of the Active Puzzles page) for more info, and if you have questions, ask them in the chatroom. We'll all be glad to help.
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Was it a rare book? no Famous? yes Hardcover? no
Still cant get the bold
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thanks for your help. finally got the bold
Balin (Balin)
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Was he arrested for something involving the book? The bug?

Location relevant?
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Was he arrested for something involving the book?no The bug?yes

Location relevant?yope
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Welcome to the forum!
Was the bug endangered? Valuable? Sacred? Did it belong to someone? Does he know he's risking prison by killing it? Did this happen in modern times? Is it a true story? Is the bug a beetle? Is it an actual bug? Is it bigger than a cockroach?
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Was the bug endangered?no Valuable?yes Sacred?no Did it belong to someone?no Does he know he's risking prison by killing it?yes Did this happen in modern times?yes Is it a true story?yes Is the bug a beetle? yesIs it an actual bug? noIs it bigger than a cockroach?yes
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Was the bug inside the book? Was the bug a replica? A piece of jewelry? A brooch?
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Was the bug inside the book? no Was the bug a replica?no A piece of jewelry?no A brooch?no
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Was he guilty of what he was arrested for? Did he know this? Was he arrested for [LTPF list of crimes]? Did this occur in [LTPF list of centuries]? On [LTPF list of continents]?
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Was he guilty of what he was arrested for?yes Did he know this?yesLTPF lists? New to this Was he arrested for [LTPF list of crimes]?2nd degree murder Did this occur in [LTPF list of centuries]?20th century On [LTPF list of continents]?North America
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An LTPF list is just what someone writes instead of writing everything in that list. So, for example, instead of writing every possible crime (murder, embezzeling, burglary, jaywalking, etc.), I just put [LTPF list of crimes] and it covers every one. This page is helpful:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dromioofephesus/Lateral_Puzzles

Is the "bug" a person? Is "he" HAM (Human, Adult, Male)?

Was the cause of death:

impact
electric shock
the other kind of shock
laceration
suffocation or asphyxiation
burning
freezing
heart attack
allergies
drowning
explosion
radiation
poison
a psionic death ray
laughing to death
other
?
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s the "bug" a person? Is "he" HAM (Human, Adult, Male)?yes and yes

Was the cause of death: gunshot
Balin (Balin)
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Is the book a book (as in, reading)? Was there a gun in the book?

Is the "bug" a famous person?
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Is the book a book (as in, reading)?yes Was there a gun in the book?no

Is the "bug" a famous person?yes (technically was not is)
Balin (Balin)
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Is the victim an author? Actor? Singer? Other entertainer? Was his name the same as a bug's? Nickname?

Was the book written by the victim? Killer?
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Is the victim an author? Actor? Singer? yesOther entertainer? Was his name the same as a bug's? kindaNickname?no

Was the book written by the victim? Killer?neither hint Read June 17 6:55 answers
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The "bug" is a beetle...Beatles?

Oh! Is it Mark David Chapman shooting John Lennon?
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he "bug" is a beetle...Beatles?

Oh! Is it Mark David Chapman shooting John Lennon?
nice!
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Do You get the book part?
Balin (Balin)
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No, I'm still stumped on the book part. Excellent puzzle, btw!
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One more thing: When you think a puzzle's been solved, make sure to post the full answer with the word "$poiler" (with an S). This helps moderators identify which puzzles can be moved to the solved section.
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When he was arrested he had a copy of A Catcher in the Rye and said he was the main character Holden Caulfield. That was the first time I have ever made one up. It was the day after I joined the site and someone laughed at my apparently very old midget sawdust puzzle and suggested I make one up. Thanks for the encouragement.
Balin (Balin)
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I believe this is a SPOILER.

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