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Because it was flu season, Una thought it was Delphine's birthday. How come?
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Una = H/A/F?
Delphine = H/A/F?
True story?
Location relevant? Time period?
LTPF lists of continents and centuries, please?
Good thing you got that last one done with, finally! What a ride...here's hoping this doesn't take so long!
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Una = H yes/A possibly but not necessarily/F? U & D are probably but not necessaarily the same sex, but which sex is irrel
Delphine = H/A/F? same as above
True story? I made it up
Location relevant?yes Time period?yes
LTPF lists of continents Could be any continent and centuries, please?20th or 21st
Good thing you got that last one done with, finally! What a ride...here's hoping this doesn't take so long! It won't if all you clever lateral thinkers get to work on it!
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You say the location is relevant.
But it could be any continent (and consequently, any country...even Antarctica which is 'no man's land'...would this work if U&D were penguins?
So by location, you must not mean geographic, but more general...

A pharmacy? (Walgreens is giving flu shots out in my area. They also sell birthday cards.)
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You say the location is relevant.
But it could be any continent (and consequently, any country...even Antarctica which is 'no man's land'...would this work if U&D were penguins? No, I said they were human. And how many penguins have beliefs about birthdays?
So by location, you must not mean geographic, but more general... Some countries may be more likely than others, but any country is possible. You're right, though, that there are restrictions on location in another sense.

A pharmacy? no (Walgreens is giving flu shots out in my area. They also sell birthday cards.)
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I was teasing about the penguins. You didn't specify that Antarctica wouldn't work, and it has no permanent human residents, I believe, LOL.

A hospital?

At U&D's home(s)?
Are they related? Do they live together? Apart? Do they even know each other? (Clearly U knows of D, but one may know of someone without knowing them.) Is D a famous person?
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I was teasing about the penguins. You didn't specify that Antarctica wouldn't work, and it has no permanent human residents, I believe, LOL. Who said the residents had to be permanent? Antarctica would work.

A hospital? possibly

At U&D's home(s)? possibly
Are they related? irrel Do they live together?irrel Apart? irrelDo they even know each other? irrel (Clearly U knows of D, but one may know of someone without knowing them.) Is D a famous person? irrel
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"Who said the residents had to be permanent?" LOL, true. I am going to think this over some more.
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Did Una and Delphine live together? Near each other? Did Una mistakenly believe this because of something that was spoken? By Delphine? Something she had bought? Candles?
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Did Una and Delphine live together? irrel Near each other? ditto Did Una mistakenly believe this because of something that was spoken? yope By Delphine? noSomething she had bought? noCandles? no
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Because of something that was communicated in some way? To Una?
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Because of something that was communicated in some way? yesish To Una? yesish
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Something that was seen? REad?
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did una have flu? delphine? someone else relevant?

are flu vaccinations relevant? medication of any sort?
are tissues (kleenex) relevant? sneezing? saying 'bless you'? or Gezundheit?
is coughing relevant?

is flu relevant at all? something else that goes along with flu? another medical condition relevant?
any of these relevant - birthday presents? birthday cake? birthday cards? candles? parties?

do U and D know each other? relevant? friends? relations? customer/client? teacher/pupil? strangers?

does something have to be spoken for this to work? something to be communicated?
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Something that was seen? noish REad? no
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did una have flu? delphine? someone else relevant? all are irrel

are flu vaccinations relevant? medication of any sort?
are tissues (kleenex) relevant? sneezing? saying 'bless you'? or Gezundheit?
is coughing relevant? all are irrel

is flu relevant at all? yesish something else that goes along with flu? see next answer another medical condition relevant? infections diseases in general
any of these relevant - birthday presents? birthday cake? birthday cards? candles? parties? no

do U and D know each other? relevant? friends? relations? customer/client? teacher/pupil? strangers? irrel to all

does something have to be spoken for this to work? yope or noishsomething to be communicated? yes
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is transmission of infectious agents relevant? barriers to transmission?
is it relevant that someone 'gets a year older' on their birthday?
was U doing something to prevent herself being infected? was D?
did U have to see D to believe this? learn something about her?
did U see something written that was relevant?
was D getting some kind of special treatment? wearing something relevant? going somewhere particular? carrying something in particular? is there a relevant inanimate object in this puzzle?

is transportation relevant? eating? drinking? clothing? shopping?

would many people have the same thought as U? was it a reasonable thought?
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Because it was flu season, Una thought it was Delphine's birthday. How come?
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Una = H/A/F?
Delphine = H/A/F?
True story?
Location relevant? Time period?
LTPF lists of continents and centuries, please?
Good thing you got that last one done with, finally! What a ride...here's hoping this doesn't take so long!
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Una = H yes/A possibly but not necessarily/F? U & D are probably but not necessaarily the same sex, but which sex is irrel
Delphine = H/A/F? same as above
True story? I made it up
Location relevant?yes Time period?yes
LTPF lists of continents Could be any continent and centuries, please?20th or 21st
Good thing you got that last one done with, finally! What a ride...here's hoping this doesn't take so long! It won't if all you clever lateral thinkers get to work on it!
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You say the location is relevant.
But it could be any continent (and consequently, any country...even Antarctica which is 'no man's land'...would this work if U&D were penguins?
So by location, you must not mean geographic, but more general...

A pharmacy? (Walgreens is giving flu shots out in my area. They also sell birthday cards.)
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You say the location is relevant.
But it could be any continent (and consequently, any country...even Antarctica which is 'no man's land'...would this work if U&D were penguins? No, I said they were human. And how many penguins have beliefs about birthdays?
So by location, you must not mean geographic, but more general... Some countries may be more likely than others, but any country is possible. You're right, though, that there are restrictions on location in another sense.

A pharmacy? no (Walgreens is giving flu shots out in my area. They also sell birthday cards.)
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I was teasing about the penguins. You didn't specify that Antarctica wouldn't work, and it has no permanent human residents, I believe, LOL.

A hospital?

At U&D's home(s)?
Are they related? Do they live together? Apart? Do they even know each other? (Clearly U knows of D, but one may know of someone without knowing them.) Is D a famous person?
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I was teasing about the penguins. You didn't specify that Antarctica wouldn't work, and it has no permanent human residents, I believe, LOL. Who said the residents had to be permanent? Antarctica would work.

A hospital? possibly

At U&D's home(s)? possibly
Are they related? irrel Do they live together?irrel Apart? irrelDo they even know each other? irrel (Clearly U knows of D, but one may know of someone without knowing them.) Is D a famous person? irrel
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"Who said the residents had to be permanent?" LOL, true. I am going to think this over some more.
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Did Una and Delphine live together? Near each other? Did Una mistakenly believe this because of something that was spoken? By Delphine? Something she had bought? Candles?
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Did Una and Delphine live together? irrel Near each other? ditto Did Una mistakenly believe this because of something that was spoken? yope By Delphine? noSomething she had bought? noCandles? no
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Because of something that was communicated in some way? To Una?
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Because of something that was communicated in some way? yesish To Una? yesish
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Something that was seen? REad?
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did una have flu? delphine? someone else relevant?

are flu vaccinations relevant? medication of any sort?
are tissues (kleenex) relevant? sneezing? saying 'bless you'? or Gezundheit?
is coughing relevant?

is flu relevant at all? something else that goes along with flu? another medical condition relevant?
any of these relevant - birthday presents? birthday cake? birthday cards? candles? parties?

do U and D know each other? relevant? friends? relations? customer/client? teacher/pupil? strangers?

does something have to be spoken for this to work? something to be communicated?
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Something that was seen? noish REad? no
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did una have flu? delphine? someone else relevant? all are irrel

are flu vaccinations relevant? medication of any sort?
are tissues (kleenex) relevant? sneezing? saying 'bless you'? or Gezundheit?
is coughing relevant? all are irrel

is flu relevant at all? yesish something else that goes along with flu? see next answer another medical condition relevant? infections diseases in general
any of these relevant - birthday presents? birthday cake? birthday cards? candles? parties? no

do U and D know each other? relevant? friends? relations? customer/client? teacher/pupil? strangers? irrel to all

does something have to be spoken for this to work? yope or noishsomething to be communicated? yes
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is transmission of infectious agents relevant? yesbarriers to transmission? yes
is it relevant that someone 'gets a year older' on their birthday? no
was U doing something to prevent herself being infected? no was D? no
did U have to see D to believe this? nolearn something about her? yes
did U see something written that was relevant? no
was D getting some kind of special treatment? no wearing something relevant? nogoing somewhere particular? nocarrying something in particular? no is there a relevant inanimate object in this puzzle? yes

is transportation relevant? eating? drinking? clothing? shopping? no to all in this group

would many people have the same thought as U? yes was it a reasonable thought? yes
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is a calendar relevant? did U see D's calendar? with a date highlighted?

the relevant thing D was doing to prevent infection: was it an action on her part? keeping away from other people? from potentially infected people? covering her nose? mouth? using a mask? not touching common objects? not touching doorknobs?

was D acting in some way one might associate with someone on their birthday? did she say something relevant? is music involved? pets?

the relevant inanimate object - something associated with transmission of infection? stopping of transmission of infection? is it a medication of any sort? any medical device? is the object linked to birthdays?

did U see the relevant inanimate object? smell it? hear it? touch it? was she told about it?
in the absence of the inanimate object would U still have thought it was d's birthday?
if it had not been flu season would the inanimate object still hve been present?
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Eating ice cream relevant? (Like maybe Delphine was eating ice cream for breakfast to treat the sore throat, and Una thought she got to eat ice cream for breakfast because it was her birthday?)
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is a calendar relevant? no did U see D's calendar? nowith a date highlighted? no

the relevant thing D was doing to prevent infection: was it an action on her part? False assumption keeping away from other people? from potentially infected people? covering her nose? mouth? using a mask? not touching common objects? not touching doorknobs? no to all

was D acting in some way one might associate with someone on their birthday? no did she say something relevant? no is music involved? yes pets? no

the relevant inanimate object - something associated with transmission of infection? nostopping of transmission of infection? yes is it a medication of any sort? no any medical device? no is the object linked to birthdays? no

did U see the relevant inanimate object? probablysmell it? probably not hear it? yopetouch it? nowas she told about it? no
in the absence of the inanimate object would U still have thought it was d's birthdayno
if it had not been flu season would the inanimate object still hve been present? yes
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Eating ice cream relevant? no(Like maybe Delphine was eating ice cream for breakfast to treat the sore throat, and Una thought she got to eat ice cream for breakfast because it was her birthday? no)
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is the song happy birthday relevant? is singing relevant? playing a musical instrument?
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is the song happy birthday relevant? yes is singing relevant? yes playing a musical instrument? no
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did U hear someone singing happy birthday? or thought she did? was U singing? D? someone else?
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did U hear someone singing happy birthday yes or thought she did? see previous answer was U singing? no D? no someone else? yes
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was it someone else's birthday? and U heard someone singing happy birthday to them? and thought it was to d?
was do acting in a way that made it seem that she was being sung to? was D in a particular location that is relevant? one that related to being sung happy birthday to?
did U hear the song and think the name stated was D?
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Was she told to sing in order to clear out her sinuses? her ears?
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was it someone else's birthday? no one relevant to the puzzle. (Every day is someone's birthday, right? and U heard someone singing happy birthday to them? yope and thought it was to d? yes
was do acting in a way that made it seem that she was being sung to? no was D in a particular location that is relevant? yes--GOOOOOOD QUESTION!!one that related to being sung happy birthday to? yesish
did U hear the song and think the name stated was D?yes & it WAS D
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Was she told to sing in order to clear out her sinuses? no her ears? no, but both these questions are ORT
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Would another well-known song have worked as well? Such as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? Or did it have to be Happy Birthday?
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Clarification:
By "worked as well" I meant whether she could have sung another song for the same purpose, not whether another song would have lead someone to think it was her birthday.
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Would another well-known song have worked as well? yesSuch as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? That song would work less wellOr did it have to be Happy Birthday? no
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Clarification:
By "worked as well" I meant whether she could have sung another song for the same purpose, not whether another song would have lead someone to think it was her birthday.
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HINT: Find out exactly where Delphine & Una are at the time that Una acquires the belief that it is Delphine's birthday.
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Was Delphine washing her hands? Was she singing Happy Birthday to make sure that she washed her hands for long enough?
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Was Delphine washing her hands? yes Was she singing Happy Birthday to make sure that she washed her hands for long enough? yes


*********** SPOILER ******************
Una didn't know about the health advice to prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands for as long as it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song. So when she was in a ladies' room with Delphine & someone else, who sang that song, using Delphine's name while hand-washing, she figured that it was Delphine's birthday. Sorry it was so easy, & please check out my new, harder puzzle you know where.
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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry Nimue - I've never heard of that advice - I never would have got this one!
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I've actually always heard to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or "The ABCs" (which are really the same song, of course), but I can see how Happy Birthday would work just as well. And it certainly makes for a better lateral puzzle.
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I've heard this advice before; I actually heard it first in kindergarten, but never again until the swine flu scare.

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