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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My last puzzle's not been finished yet. However, it's getting there, so...

They were the first to apologize, and the 35th to be welcomed.
Balin (Balin)
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They: H? A? M? [LTPF list of integers]? Were "they" related to each other?
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They: H? A? M? Humans, all ages, mixed genders.[LTPF list of integers] Lots. In a word, irrelevant.?
Were "they" related to each other?
Presumably not all of them (jokes aside)
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Are "they" defined by: hobbies? occupation? relatedness (to one another)? geographical location? income level? education level? health? political views?
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Were they all welcomed as a group? Were the other 34 that were welcomed also groups?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Noel: Are "they" defined by: hobbies? Not this occupation? Or this relatedness (to one another)? No geographical location? THIS! income level? education level? health? political views? And this(ish?), rest irrelevant

Balin: Were they all welcomed as a group? Yes. Were the other 34 that were welcomed also groups? In the same way, yes.
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Are they residents of a US state? The 35th state to become a state?
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Are they residents of a US state? Yes
The 35th state to become a state? You're quick on the uptake, Noel ;-) Yes, which would be... (Just knowing the number doesn't prove to me you know the name or the circumstances. Why would they be prodigals?)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because they'd joined the Confederacy in the Civil War?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because they'd joined the Confederacy in the Civil War? They had, yes, and there's more to it...
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Had they been one of the first to secede? One of the last?
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Had they been one of the first to secede? One of the last? That's...difficult to answer. *ponders it carefully* Let's just say not all those who left came back right away.
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Did some people in the state not secede?

Waitwaitwait...Google has given me the name of the state, and I know the story behind it...should I post or email?
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Did some people in the state not secede? No, but...

Waitwaitwait...Google has given me the name of the state, and I know the story behind it...should I post or email? Go ahead, Matt. I love your solves :-)
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Post away :-D
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The state is West Virginia, which was formed after Virginia's secession from the USA. A bunch of delegates/citizens/etc. met and seceded from Virginia, joining the USA as West Virginia.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The state is West Virginia, which was formed after Virginia's secession from the USA. A bunch of delegates/citizens/etc. met and seceded from Virginia, joining the USA as West Virginia.

Exactly and precisely so! And that is the origin of the 35th state, and therefore the ***SPOILER***.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice one!

Now how about giving some of my puzzles a push? One of them is actually uber-close to being solved....
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There you are. Hopefully I've gotten something right. I'm unsure about the statistics, and I haven't seen The Princess Bride in years...
Balin (Balin)
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Thanks for the boost - you've broken excellent ground on the two that are non-statistical!
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I have? YAY!!!

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