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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because Alan was extra careful, he caused the very thing he feared.

Alan=he1=he2=HAM.
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Is Alan a scientist? Did he cause a disaster? Was he injured? Did he die? Was he doing something riskier than he normally did? Other people relevant? Or animal(s)? does his carefulness make him: work slower? Use less of whatever? Take breaks? Do something differently? Wear/use protective equipment? Or other equipment he not normally uses?
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Is Alan a scientist? no Did he cause a disaster? no Was he injured? no Did he die? no Was he doing something riskier than he normally did? no, possible FA Other people relevant? yes, 2 Or animal(s)? no does his carefulness make him: work slower? Use less of whatever? Take breaks? Do something differently? this Wear/use protective equipment? Or other equipment he not normally uses? no to the rest
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Alan's profession relevant?
Age?
Is he related to either of the 2 other people?
Are they coworkers?
Did he fear physical hurt to himself? Did he have a phobia? Did he fear failure? Rejection? Loss of something?
Time period relevant?
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Alan's profession relevant? no
Age? no
Is he related to either of the 2 other people? no
Are they coworkers? no
Did he fear physical hurt to himself? Did he have a phobia? Did he fear failure? Rejection? Loss of something? this is closest, but beware mislead.
Time period relevant? only that it's relatively modern times
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Did he fear:
Loss of something material?
Loss of a person?
Loss of a job or other position?
Loss of some kind of ability?
Loss of time?

Was his careful behavior intended to prevent the thing he feared?
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Did he fear:
Loss of something material?
Loss of a person?
Loss of a job or other position?
Loss of some kind of ability?
Loss of time? None of these, exactly. I guess it's a little bit of time, and an ability, but again beware the mislead.

Was his careful behavior intended to prevent the thing he feared? yes

In fact, why don't I rephrase the puzzle statement as: "Because Alan was extra careful, he caused the very thing he was trying to avoid."
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Is he playing a game? Competing in some way?
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Is he playing a game? Competing in some way? nope.
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Is he trying to accomplish something?
Is some kind of record involved?
A game?
Which he is trying to avoid losing?
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Is he trying to accomplish something? noish
Is some kind of record involved?
A game?
Which he is trying to avoid losing? no to these
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Is he doing something that he does often?
Does he know the other two people?
Are they HAM? HAF?
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Is he doing something that he does often? hard to answer. No, but there's one aspect of it that he does often.
Does he know the other two people? not personally, no.
Are they HAM? HAF? HA, gender irr.
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Does he interact with them? Try to avoid them? Are their professions relevant? Are they colleagues?
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Does he interact with them? Assuming you're talking about the 2 relevant people... yes for both. Try to avoid them? no Are their professions relevant? yes Are they colleagues? no, but they do have a professional link to one another. But not to Alan.
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Do any of them evaluate him in some way? Are they in the same room? Are they even inside? Is he performing? Taking a test?
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Do any of them evaluate him in some way? no Are they in the same room? person 1:no. person 2:same place, don't know if "room" applies. Are they even inside? person 1:location is irr, person 2:most likely outside. Is he performing? no Taking a test? no
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Is person 2 (Bob) in communication with person 2 (Betty)?
Are any vehicles relevant?
Is Bob a cop?
Did Alan get arrested?
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Is person 2 (Bob) in communication with person 2 (Betty)? indirectly, yes.
Are any vehicles relevant? no
Is Bob a cop? no
Did Alan get arrested? no
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Does Alan speak to: Bob (person 1)? Betty (person 2)? Otherwise communicate with person 1? Person 2? Does he see any of them? Do any of them see him?
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Does Alan speak to: Bob (person 1)? Betty (person 2)? yes to both Otherwise communicate with person 1? Person 2? no Does he see any of them? he sees Betty, but not Bob Do any of them see him? the seeing is reciprocal.
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Did he speak to Bob on the phone? Did he want to hide from either of them that he was speaking to the other?
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Did he speak to Bob on the phone? yes Did he want to hide from either of them that he was speaking to the other? no
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are Bob and Betty communicating through Alan?
Is he interpreting?
Is any exchange of services or other business dealing going on?
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are Bob and Betty communicating through Alan? no
Is he interpreting? no
Is any exchange of services or other business dealing going on? yesish, but remember, Alan's job is irrelevant.
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Is Alan a customer or client of either Bob or Betty?
Both?
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Is Alan a customer or client of either Bob or Betty? Both? It would be more or less accurate to refer to him as a "customer" of both.
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Is he trying to buy something? From Bob? From Betty? If so: a service? An object? Did he call Bob? Or did Bob call him? Did he call to complain about Betty?
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Is he trying to buy something? no From Bob? From Betty? If so: a service? An object? Did he call Bob? this Or did Bob call him? Did he call to complain about Betty? no
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Has Alan already bought something? Does either Bob or Betty represent a company? Is money involved in the thing he's trying to avoid? Did he lose face?
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Has Alan already bought something? no Does either Bob or Betty represent a company? ...define. Neither of them is a CEO or anything, if that's what you mean. Is money involved in the thing he's trying to avoid? no Did he lose face? probably not
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Do Bob and Betty work for the same company?
Are any of the following industries relevant:
Law? Government? Medicine? Entertainment? Food industry? Travel/Tourism? Sales/Merchandising? Repair/Maintenance? Banking? Non-profit?
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Do Bob and Betty work for the same company? no
Are any of the following industries relevant:
Law? Government? Medicine? Entertainment? this Food industry? Travel/Tourism? Sales/Merchandising? Repair/Maintenance? Banking? Non-profit?
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Is Betty performing?
Entertainment:
Movies? Music? Drama? Dance? Magic? Mime?
Has he called Bob before?
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Is Betty performing? no
Entertainment:
Movies? Music? this is a part of it Drama? Dance? Magic? Mime? but there's another part not mentioned here.
Has he called Bob before? Alan? Possibly, but irr
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Is Alan doing anything illegal? Anything that could be construed as illegal? Same for Betty and Bob.
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Is Alan doing anything illegal? Anything that could be construed as illegal? Same for Betty and Bob. no to all
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Is time involved? Is a circus involved? Is the music "on-hold" music? Elevator muzak?
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Is time involved? only in that there is a timeline of events to figure out. Is a circus involved? Is the music "on-hold" music? Elevator muzak? No. Creative guesses, though.
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Is the type of music relevant? Is a sporting event relevant?
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Is the type of music relevant? Is a sporting event relevant? no to both
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Is there a concert? Is the entertainment mostly musical? Visual? TV relevant? Film?
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Is there a concert? yes Is the entertainment mostly musical? this Visual? TV relevant? Film?
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Did he cause a technical problem? A death? Injuries? People to not like the music?

Is he a singer? Part of a band? Does he work for the band? Stage manager? Security?
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Did he cause a technical problem? A death? Injuries? People to not like the music? none of these

Is he a singer? Part of a band? Does he work for the band? Stage manager? Security? none of these
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Are Bob and Betty both in music? Is Alan performing? Watching/listening? does he cause: embarrassment? Unwanted attention? Is his mistake a slip of the tongue? A moment of clumsiness? Is he trying to keep a secret?
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Are Bob and Betty both in music? they're both in jobs that are connected to music in some way, don't know if I would say they're "in music" Is Alan performing? Watching/listening? yope does he cause: embarrassment? Unwanted attention? Is his mistake a slip of the tongue? A moment of clumsiness? Is he trying to keep a secret? none of these
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Is Alan part of the crowd? Does he lose something? Have something stolen?
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Does he get thrown out of the concert?
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Is Alan part of the crowd? yope Does he lose something? Have something stolen? no to these
Does he get thrown out of the concert? no, but...
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Is Alan working at the concert? Attending? Does he have to leave early?
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Is Alan working at the concert? no Attending? yope Does he have to leave early? no
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Is he supposed to be at the concert? Is he meeting someone there? Dropping them off? Picking them up?
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Is he supposed to be at the concert? yesish - DOYD of "supposed to be" Is he meeting someone there? Dropping them off? Picking them up? no to the rest
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Does he intend to go to the concert? To attend it? Does he have a ticket for himself? For someone else?
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Does he intend to go to the concert? To attend it? yes to both Does he have a ticket for himself? yope For someone else? no
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Is he planning to crash the concert? To steal something from it?
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Is he planning to crash the concert? To steal something from it? no to both
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Does he attend any part of the concert? All of it?
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Does he attend any part of the concert? no All of it?
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Does he intend to attend the concert? But due to extenuating circumstances, he cannot?
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Does he intend to attend the concert? yes But due to extenuating circumstances, he cannot? yes
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Did he neglect to do something? Do something he shouldn't have? Was the problem with his car? His house? Did he park illegally?
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Did he neglect to do something? Do something he shouldn't have? this, but beware mislead Was the problem with his car? His house? Did he park illegally? none of these
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Is he trying to sell the ticket? Is he trying to get to the concert? Is not being able to attend the concert the very thing he feared?
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Is he trying to sell the ticket? no Is he trying to get to the concert? well, yes, and he succeeds. That's not the relevant part. Is not being able to attend the concert the very thing he feared? yes
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Does he get into the concert? Is his ticket real? Does he get in, and have to leave? Or is he stopped at the door? Does he even have a chance to get in?
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Does he get into the concert? no Is his ticket real? FA Does he get in, and have to leave? no Or is he stopped at the door? This. And just because I'm anxious to get to the lateral part here, Betty is the one who turns him away at the door. Does he even have a chance to get in? I'm not sure what you mean. He doesn't get in, and there's a reason why he doesn't get in.
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Is the ticket for him? Is there more than one ticket? Are any of the tickets real? Fake? Does he claim to know someone inside? Bob? Does he claim to know the performers? But Betty realizes he's lying?
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Is the ticket for him? Is there more than one ticket? Are any of the tickets real? Fake? this is all pretty much based on an FA. But there are no fake tickets involved. Does he claim to know someone inside? Bob? Does he claim to know the performers? But Betty realizes he's lying? none of this.
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Are there any real tickets involved? Does he have a ticket? More than one? Does he intend to pay for the ticket and use it to get in?
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Are there any real tickets involved? not really Does he have a ticket? no, but... More than one? Does he intend to pay for the ticket and use it to get in? no
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Is he buying a ticket? Is he scalping? Has he bought a scalped ticket?
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Is he buying a ticket? Is he scalping? Has he bought a scalped ticket? no to all
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Is he trying to pay his way in without buying a ticket? Is the concert sold out?
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Is he trying to pay no his way in without buying a ticket? but he doesn't buy a ticket Is the concert sold out? probably, doesn't really matter
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Is he trying to get in without paying? But he only makes it to the door before he's caught?
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Is he trying to get in without paying? technically, yes, but not in the way you're thinking But he only makes it to the door before he's caught? caught isn't the right word.
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Is he posing as a security guard? Or someone else who works at the concert?
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Is he posing as a security guard? Or someone else who works at the concert? no
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Is he trying to meet someone inside?
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Is he trying to meet someone inside? no. By the way, I know it's weird to go to a concert alone, but a concert-going buddy wouldn't affect the situation, so for simplicity's sake assume he's alone.
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Is he trying to get in without paying? Does he intend to pay someone at all? Bribe someone to get in?
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Is he trying to get in without paying? again, yes, but beware mislead Does he intend to pay someone at all? no Bribe someone to get in? no
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*****HINT******
Alan didn't pay for a ticket, but he also wasn't doing anything illegal or immoral. You've established that Betty is a bouncer (what a pleasant alliteration!), now try to figure out how Bob fits into it, considering that all you know about Bob is that his job is somewhat related to the music/entertainment industry, and that he and Alan spoke on the phone.
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Is Alan a member of the press? Is Bob?
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Is Bob the organizer of the concert? The manager of the band? (Is a band involved btw?) The owner of the concert place? The ticket seller? Does he work in any way at the concert place when Alan is refused to access?

Is the concert place relevant to some extent?

Is Alan going to the concert place or to another place where the concert is broadcasted (maybe not to pay the ticket)?
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Noel:

Is Alan a member of the press? no Is Bob? no, but sort of close

Mattiel:
Is Bob the organizer of the concert? no The manager of the band? no (Is a band involved btw?no) The owner of the concert place? no The ticket seller? no Does he work in any way at the concert place when Alan is refused to access? not at it, but as I said earlier, he has some kind of professional link to it.

Is the concert place relevant to some extent? No. Assume the concert is at some nameless club.

Is Alan going to the concert place this or to another place where the concert is broadcasted (maybe not to pay the ticket)?
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Long-distance shot: does Alan try to be hired as a supplementary staff member, or as a volounteer, for that special evening?
Is Bob the responsible for some external activity that evening (catering, security, cleaning, VIP welcoming, press welcoming, etc)?
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Long-distance shot: does Alan try to be hired as a supplementary staff member, or as a volounteer, for that special evening? no
Is Bob the responsible for some external activity that evening (catering, security, cleaning, VIP welcoming, press welcoming, etc)? no
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Did Alan buy something from Bob? Did they agree to a sale of some sort?

Did Alan win a ticket from a radio station? And Bob was the DJ?
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Did Alan buy something from Bob? no Did they agree to a sale of some sort? no

Did Alan win a ticket from a radio station? And Bob was the DJ? yes, excellent! Now then...
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Did Alan ever collect the winning ticket? Did Bob try to get it to him? But never was able to reach Alan? Because he wasn't home? His cell phone battery died? If that, did he forget to charge his phone? So Alan tried to get in by saying "I won the radio contest," but Betty wouldn't let him in?
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Did Alan ever collect the winning ticket? no Did Bob try to get it to him? yes But never was able to reach Alan? no, he reached Alan Because he wasn't home? His cell phone battery died? If that, did he forget to charge his phone? So Alan tried to get in by saying "I won the radio contest," but Betty wouldn't let him in? Alan did say he won the radio contest, and Betty didn't let him in. Why?
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Did Bob give Alan the ticket? Did Bob go to see Alan? In order to give him the ticket? But he forgot to bring it?
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Did Bob give Alan the ticket? Did Bob go to see Alan? In order to give him the ticket? But he forgot to bring it? No to all of these. Remember, they only spoke on the phone. I think it's fairly unusual for DJs to personally deliver concert tickets anyway, unless it's a media opportunity.
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Was the ticket sent through the mail? Did it get lost in the mail?
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Was the ticket sent through the mail? no Did it get lost in the mail? so no
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Was the ticket an e-ticket? A regular ticket? Was Alan supposed to pick it up at the will-call window or something?
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Was the ticket an e-ticket? A regular ticket? Was Alan supposed to pick it up at the will-call window or something? That scenario would work, too. I'm picturing Betty-the-bouncer with a list of the people who are getting comp tickets.
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Did Alan give his real name to Bob for getting the ticket? His wife's name? A friend's? Did he give any other information other than name?
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Did Alan give his real name to Bob for getting the ticket? yesish, explore. His wife's name? A friend's? no to these Did he give any other information other than name? assume no
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Did he give a shortened version of his name? A nickname? Just first, no last? Just last, no first? Did he give his middle name? Did he need to?
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Did he give a shortened version of his name? no A nickname? no Just first, no last? no, but... Just last, no first? no Did he give his middle name? irr Did he need to?
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Did he give his first name? His last name? Did he give a complete version of both of these? Did he give his wife's maiden name? Is his last name hyphenated?
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Did he give his first name? yes His last name? yes, but... Did he give a complete version of both of these? yes, but... Did he give his wife's maiden name? no Is his last name hyphenated? no
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Did he give something additional to his last name? Forget to give something? Like a suffix? Jr? Sr? II? III?
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Was his (his=Alan's) last name some kind of famous surname? Same surname as Bob, or as Betty? Some word meaning something funny, or nasty, or insulting, or whatever?
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Balin:

Did he give something additional to his last name? noish Forget to give something? Like a suffix? Jr? Sr? II? III? no

Mattiel:

Was his (his=Alan's) last name some kind of famous surname? Same surname as Bob, or as Betty? Some word meaning something funny, or nasty, or insulting, or whatever? no to all
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Do we need to find out his exact last name? Or would this be possible with any last name?

Did he misspell his name?
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Do we need to find out his exact last name? Or would this be possible with any last name? When I eventually post the $poiler, it will be with a particular name. But this would work with any number of last names, though by no means all. You absolutely don't have to come up with the name I'm thinking of (that would be ridiculous!)

Did he misspell his name? no, but...
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Does he have a common last name? Is it the same as the musician? The DJ? Does he enter his name in all caps? All lowercase?
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Did he spell his name on the phone, letter by letter?
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Balin:

Does he have a common last name? no Is it the same as the musician? no The DJ? no Does he enter his name in all caps? All lowercase? FA, I believe

Mattiel:

Did he spell his name on the phone, letter by letter? yes
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Did the DJ spell his name wrong when entering the information in?
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Clarify: "his" = Alan's, in the last question.
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So, Alan spells his last name on the phone to Bob, who, in turn, has to communicate this name to Betty for her guest list, right?
Does Bob understand Alan's name correctly? Does he communicate it correctly to Betty? Does Betty understand it correctly?
Does the name written on Betty's list correspond to Alan's real last name?
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Balin:

Did the DJ spell Alan's name wrong when entering the information in? YES

Mattiel:

So, Alan spells his last name on the phone to Bob, who, in turn, has to communicate this name to Betty for her guest list, right? Right
Does Bob understand Alan's name correctly? noDoes he communicate it correctly to Betty? so no Does Betty understand it correctly? given the name she gets from Bob, yes
Does the name written on Betty's list correspond to Alan's real last name? no
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Did Bob spell the name to Betty? Speak it? Send it by mail? E-mail? Did Bob write it down messily, and could not read his own handwriting?
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Did Bob spell the name to Betty? Speak it? Send it by mail? E-mail? method of communication between Bob and Betty is irr. Did Bob write it down messily, and could not read his own handwriting? no
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Was his enunciation relevant? Could the puzzle statement be clarified to "Because Alan was extra careful to enunciate every letter of his name, he caused the spelling of his name to be misheard"?

Was a single letter misheard? as another letter? as that letter written twice? as not being part of the name as all? same if multiple letters were misheard?
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Was his enunciation relevant? no Could the puzzle statement be clarified to "Because Alan was extra careful to enunciate every letter of his name, he caused the spelling of his name to be misheard"? no

Was a single letter misheard? no as another letter? no as that letter written twice? no as not being part of the name as all? difficult to answer, but I'm going to stick with no same if multiple letters were misheard? yesish to multiple letters being misheard
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*********RECAP*************
Alan won a call-in radio contest for free concert tickets. When he spoke with Bob, the DJ, he gave his name. Because he was in some respect extra careful, he caused the very thing he was trying to avoid: Bob did not understand his last name correctly, so when he got to the concert Betty, the bouncer, did not recognize his name on the list and did not let him in.

This is where it gets almost purely lateral. Don't assume anything that isn't stated in this recap.
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Did Alan state his middle initial as well? Middle name? Does he have a suffix after his name? (i.e. Jr, Sr, II, III)
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Does Bob mistake the "spelt" version of Alan's last name as the real name? Ex. if the name is "one", and Alan says "O-N-E", Bob understands it like "Houennee" or smth like that?
Other try: any special characters involved (like from foreign languages)? Special stresses? Tilde, diaeresis?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mattiel:

Does Bob mistake the "spelt" version of Alan's last name as the real name? Ex. if the name is "one", and Alan says "O-N-E", Bob understands it like "Houennee" or smth like that? exactly!

*****************SPOILER*********************
This is the story of Alan Liu, pronounced "Loo." His whole life, people had trouble spelling his name. So one day, Alan won a call-in radio contest for free tickets to a concert he really wanted to see. During the commercial break, Bob the DJ asked for his information so he could be put on the list for comp tickets. He gave his date of birth, etc. and when asked for his first name he said "Alan." But when asked for his last name, to be extra careful that Bob wouldn't misspell his name, he said "L-I-U." When he got to the concert, though, Betty the Bouncer couldn't find an Alan Liu on the list, and assumed he was trying to gate crash. Mr. Alan Ellyu was a no-show.

Thanks for sticking with this, everyone, especially Galfisk and ISH for the early legwork, Balin for continuing to pound away at it, and Mattiel for the final solve.

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