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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 1:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A penniless sculptor made a statue which he sold. Because of this he died soon afterward. Why?

This puzzle is taken from my new book Lethal Lateral Thinking Puzzles. It is a selection of the most gruesome, murderous and mysterious puzzles from previous books.

Paul Sloane
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 1:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the statue was of? What the statue was made of?

Did the sculptor die accidentally? Murdered? Suicide? Execution? Of natural causes?

Did the sculptor commit a crime? Murder?
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Was he commissioned to sculpt the statue or did he just create it in the hope that he would sell it?

Is it relevant who/what the subject of the statue was? If it was a person , did they cause his death?

Did he die because he sold it or made it?
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Relevant how much he earned with this statue? to whom he sold it?
Was he robbed?
Did somebody benefit from the sculptor's death?
inherit the money?
Did the sculptor conceal something within the statue? if so: knowingly?
Was the sculpture small enough that it could be carried around? small enough to fit in a pocket?
Relevant what the sculpture represented? a human being?
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Balin,

Is it relevant what the statue was of?
NO

What the statue was made of?
YES

Did the sculptor die accidentally?
YES

Murdered? Suicide? Execution? Of natural causes?
NO

Did the sculptor commit a crime? Murder?
NO
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PETER,

Was he commissioned to sculpt the statue or did he just create it in the hope that he would sell it?
IRRELEVANT

Is it relevant who/what the subject of the statue was? If it was a person , did they cause his death?
NO, NO

Did he die because he sold it or made it?
MADE IT
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SUNDOWNER,

Relevant how much he earned with this statue? to whom he sold it?
NO

Was he robbed?
NO

Did somebody benefit from the sculptor's death?
inherit the money?
NO

Did the sculptor conceal something within the statue? if so: knowingly?
NO

Was the sculpture small enough that it could be carried around? small enough to fit in a pocket?
NO

Relevant what the sculpture represented? a human being?
NO
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 2:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the sculptor die because of the health impact of materials used to make sculpture? Relevant how long it took him to make sculpture? Relevant how much time elapsed between making sculpture and sculptor's death?
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Redwine,

Did the sculptor die because of the health impact of materials used to make sculpture?
NO - OR NOT DIRECTLY

Relevant how long it took him to make sculpture?
NO

Relevant how much time elapsed between making sculpture and sculptor's death?
NO
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he sell the statue for cash? or did he barter? If he had not been penniless and still made the statue would he have been likely to die in the same manner and same timeframe as he did?
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Would he have survived if he did not sell the statue? if he gave it away for free? destroy it?
Was the sculpture made in the place where it finally should be? (as it was too big to carry it around) Was it ever moved?
Did he die as a consequence of being in the place where the sculpture was made? just being in the wrong place at the wrong time? (did a plane crash on him?)
Did he carve out the sculpture out of a rock?
Was the material used for the sculpture poisonous? radioactive?
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I think I may have heard of this story .. Was the sculpture under water?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter,

Did he sell the statue for cash? or did he barter?
YES OR IRRELEVANT

If he had not been penniless and still made the statue would he have been likely to die in the same manner and same timeframe as he did?
NO (GOOD QUESTION)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SUNDOWNER,

Would he have survived if he did not sell the statue? if he gave it away for free? destroy it?
NO

Was the sculpture made in the place where it finally should be? (as it was too big to carry it around)
NO

Was it ever moved?
YES

Did he die as a consequence of being in the place where the sculpture was made?
YES

just being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
I GUESS SO

(did a plane crash on him?)
NO

Did he carve out the sculpture out of a rock?
NO

Was the material used for the sculpture poisonous? radioactive?
NO
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OSTAP,

I think I may have heard of this story .. Was the sculpture under water?
NO
MUST BE A DIFFERENT SITUATION. PLS SET YOUR VERSION AS A PUZZLE!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he suffer from a condition that made him more prone to some sort of diseases? Was his poverty the cause for this condition? The time between completing the statue and his death: days? months? years? Was the statue made of stone? Wood? Metal? Salt? Ice?
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If he had not been penniless, could he afford any safety precautions while making the statue and therefore not die? Did his health suffer while making the statue?
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Rbruma,

Did he suffer from a condition that made him more prone to some sort of diseases? Was his poverty the cause for this condition?
NO

The time between completing the statue and his death: days? months? years?
DOES NOT REALLY MATTER - SAY MONTHS

Was the statue made of stone? Wood? Metal? Salt? Ice?
METAL
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

REDWINE,

If he had not been penniless, could he afford any safety precautions while making the statue and therefore not die?
WRONG LINE - IRRELEVANT

Did his health suffer while making the statue?
NO
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If he had not been penniless, would he have made the statue at all?
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Was the metal radioactive? Was the statue made of some precious metal?
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The metal: lead? bronze? Relevant the size of the statue?
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If he had not been penniless, would he have used a different material? or a different ingredient in the material? or a different process?

Did he make the sculpture at the place he lived? If he had not been penniless, would he have been able to use a workshop or other space separate from his living area?
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Redwine,

If he had not been penniless, would he have made the statue at all?
YES - HE WAS A SCULPTOR
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BALIN AND RBRUMA,

Was the metal radioactive? Was the statue made of some precious metal?
NO, NO

The metal: lead? bronze?
NO

Relevant the size of the statue?
POSSIBLY A LITTLE. IT WAS NOT SMALL
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the weight of the statue relevant? Was it made of brass? Copper? Was it hollow? Solid?
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If the sculptor hadn't been penniless, would he have chosen another material? Other tools? Other workplace?
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But it is relevant that the sculptor was penniless? Relevant that he wasn't insured in some way? For sickness? Accident?
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Did he die at home? or in the place where the sculpture was made? while the sculpture was transported? (relevant how it was transported?)
Did he stay with the sculpture while it was moved? because he could not afford insurance?
or did he have to move it himself?
Did he die in an accident? if so: did more people die in this accident?
Would the accident also have happened if the sculptor had not been penniless? but he would not have been in this place then?
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I know this one already; I've seen it in one of Admin's books (though not said new one). If you want some unofficial answers before Admin posts to confirm, the weight is possibly relevant (I'm not sure), it could be one of a few different metals (the version I remember states it as being copper), it was solid AFAIK, he would have chosen another material but presumably the same tools and workplace, and it is relevant that he was penniless, but no insurance is relevant AFAIK. It's been a while since I heard the puzzle, though.

Are my answers right?
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You missed my questions at 6:38.
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I've actually got the book with this in it on my desk at work!
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Balin,

Is the weight of the statue relevant?
A LITTLE

Was it made of brass? Copper? Was it hollow? Solid?
NO, YES, NO, YES
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RED AND MARK

If the sculptor hadn't been penniless, would he have chosen another material?
YES

Other tools? Other workplace?
IRRELEVANT

But it is relevant that the sculptor was penniless?
YES

Relevant that he wasn't insured in some way? For sickness? Accident?
NO OR IRRELEVANT
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SUNDOWNER,

Did he die at home? or in the place where the sculpture was made?
YES, YES

while the sculpture was transported? (relevant how it was transported?)
NO

Did he stay with the sculpture while it was moved?
NO

because he could not afford insurance?
NO

or did he have to move it himself?
IRRELEVANT

Did he die in an accident? if so: did more people die in this accident?
YES, NO

Would the accident also have happened if the sculptor had not been penniless?
NO

but he would not have been in this place then?
NO
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NOEL,

If he had not been penniless, would he have used a different material?
YES

or a different ingredient in the material? or a different process?
NO

Did he make the sculpture at the place he lived?
YES

If he had not been penniless, would he have been able to use a workshop or other space separate from his living area?
IRRELEVANT
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Was the sculpture still there when the accident happened?
Did the sculpture damage his home in some way? because of its size? its weight?
Did the process of making the sculpture damage his house?
Did he use material he had removed from the house?
Was the accident an explosion? a fire? did the house collapse? did something fall on him? did he die from electric shock? did he die from poisonous gas?
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Sundowner,

Was the sculpture still there when the accident happened?

NO - HE HAD SOLD IT

Did the sculpture damage his home in some way? because of its size? its weight?
NO

Did the process of making the sculpture damage his house?
YES

Did he use material he had removed from the house?
YES

Was the accident an explosion? a fire? did the house collapse? did something fall on him? did he die from electric shock? did he die from poisonous gas?
NO, YES, NO, POSSIBLY, YES, NO
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Was the sculpture made of copper wire?
Did he take the copper wire from the house's electrical installation?
(did he use the water pipe as neutral wire -- never try that at home, guys!)
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Sundowner,

Was the sculpture made of copper wire?
YES

Did he take the copper wire from the house's electrical installation?
YES (BROADLY)

(did he use the water pipe as neutral wire -- never try that at home, guys!)
NO
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Was he electrocuted? Poisoned? Did he own the copper? Or steal it? Relevant? Did he damage something relevant in the process of taking the copper? Something important? Did he die because he had damaged something that could've saved his life? Such as the phone wires? Heating system? Water system? Did he take the copper form his own home? Another home? Another building? Outside?
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Galfisk,

Was he electrocuted? Poisoned?
YES, NO

Did he own the copper? Or steal it? Relevant?
IRRELEVANT

Did he damage something relevant in the process of taking the copper? Something important?
Did he die because he had damaged something that could've saved his life?
EFFECTIVELY YES

Such as the phone wires? Heating system? Water system?
NO

Did he take the copper form his own home? Another home? Another building? Outside?
YES, NO, NO, YES
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Did he take the wire from a light source? An alarm?
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Was the copper he took from the ground wire of an electrical box or power outlet? Was there then a malfunction of an appliance that electrified the box?
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Balin and Biograd,

Did he take the wire from a light source? An alarm?
NO

Was the copper he took from the ground wire of an electrical box or power outlet? Was there then a malfunction of an appliance that electrified the box?
NO
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was he removing the grounding cable from a lightning rod, when lightning struck the rod? Or did lightning strike the rod later, go through various parts of the house instead of the ground cable, and kill him inside?
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* * * SPOILER * * *

Well done Galfisk.

was he removing the grounding cable from a lightning rod, when lightning struck the rod? Or did lightning strike the rod later, go through various parts of the house instead of the ground cable, and kill him inside?

Because he was poor he could not afford materials so he took the copper cable from the lightning conductor on his house which stood on top of a hill. Months later the house was struck by lightning and he was killed.

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