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Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He found a treasure. It seems that they found an even larger one

Hopefully not a quickie
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He = H/A/M? They = H/A/M? H/A/F? Mixture?

Any of the following relevant?

Frank Sinatra, (19151998) an American singer and actor?
Frank Sinatra, Jr., (born 1944) an American singer and conductor?
Nancy Sinatra, (born 1940) an American singer and actress?
Tina Sinatra, (born 1948) an American film producer and former actress?
Anthony Martin Sinatra, father of Frank Sinatra?
Vincenzo Sinatra, an 18th century Sicilian architect from Noto?
"Sinatra, Sinatra", a poem by Paul Fericano: a satire on conservatism in America?
"Sinatra Doctrine", the name that Mikhail Gorbachev used jokingly to describe its policy of allowing neighboring nations to determine their own internal affairs (an allusion to the Frank Sinatra song "My Way")?
Sinatra (software), a web application framework written in Ruby?
Sinatra (TV miniseries) a 1992 television mini-series?
"Sinatra", a song by Helmet from their 1990 album Strap It On?
"Frank Sinatra", a song by the American band, Cake?
"Frank Sinatra" (Miss Kittin & The Hacker song), a song by French duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker?
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a specialized arts high school in New York City?
The Trash Can Sinatras, a Scottish band that began in 1987?
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He = H/A/M? Yes They = H/A/M? H/A/F? Mixture? All H/A , gender irrelevant

Any of the following relevant? See below, but an impressive list nonetheless

Frank Sinatra, (19151998) an American singer and actor?
Frank Sinatra, Jr., (born 1944) an American singer and conductor?
Nancy Sinatra, (born 1940) an American singer and actress? This one, but only vaguely. No to the rest
Tina Sinatra, (born 1948) an American film producer and former actress?
Anthony Martin Sinatra, father of Frank Sinatra?
Vincenzo Sinatra, an 18th century Sicilian architect from Noto?
"Sinatra, Sinatra", a poem by Paul Fericano: a satire on conservatism in America?
"Sinatra Doctrine", the name that Mikhail Gorbachev used jokingly to describe its policy of allowing neighboring nations to determine their own internal affairs (an allusion to the Frank Sinatra song "My Way")?
Sinatra (software), a web application framework written in Ruby?
Sinatra (TV miniseries) a 1992 television mini-series?
"Sinatra", a song by Helmet from their 1990 album Strap It On?
"Frank Sinatra", a song by the American band, Cake?
"Frank Sinatra" (Miss Kittin & The Hacker song), a song by French duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker?
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a specialized arts high school in New York City?
The Trash Can Sinatras, a Scottish band that began in 1987?
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Treasure - of monetary value? Sentimental? Personal?
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Are any of Nancy Sinatra's songs relevant? These boots are made for walking?
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Treasure - of monetary value? Yope Sentimental? Yope Personal? No
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Are any of Nancy Sinatra's songs relevant? Yes These boots are made for walking? Yes
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We posted simultaneously, so pleeeese don't forget my questions.
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We posted simultaneously, so pleeeese don't forget my questions. I didn't
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Thank you, :-)

Are the lyrics themselves important? When it was a hit? Other singers that have covered it relevant?
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Are the lyrics themselves important? When it was a hit? Other singers that have covered it relevant? Nothing of the sort. Only the title is somehow relevant, but I wouldn't start to solve the puzzle from the title -- its (vague) relevance will be made clear in the $poyler.
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Are boots relevant? Walking?

Is the treasure an item? More than one? A person?
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Are boots relevant? Vaguely -- the title was not intended as a hint Walking?Not at all

Is the treasure an item? Yesish More than one? Yes, but be careful about FAs A person? No
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Is the treasure a collection of something? Something that has a certain value because of the number of items in it, but each item wouldn't be considered valuable?
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Is the treasure a collection of something? No. To clear out the FAs above, the two treasures "he" and "they" found are not identical in nature Something that has a certain value because of the number of items in it, but each item wouldn't be considered valuable? No
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Is "his" treasure something tangible? Is it a form of media? A record?

Same questions for "their" treasure?
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Is "his" treasure something tangible? Yes Is it a form of media? A record? No to both

Same questions for "their" treasure? Same answers
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Did he find his treasure after them? Before? At the same time?

Treasure hunt relevant? Some other type of hunt?
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Did he find his treasure after them? Before? This one. No to all the rest At the same time?

Treasure hunt relevant? Some other type of hunt?
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His treasure:
Is it something of monetary value? sentimental value? historical value?
Would most people regard it as a treasure?
Is it man-made? natural?

Same questions for their treasure, please.
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His treasure:
Is it something of monetary value? Yes sentimental value? Possibly but unlikely historical value? Definitely
Would most people regard it as a treasure? I don't know. Possibly
Is it man-made? Yes natural? So, no

Same questions for their treasure, please Same answers, with a "Yope" to monetary value
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Wild guess - was either of the treasures a food or drink? Wine?
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Wild guess - was either of the treasures a food or drink? Wine? No
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Was either of the treasures money? Buried treasure?
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Was either of the treasures money? No Buried treasure? Assume yes - good question
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Was his treasure the buried treasure? Theirs?
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Was his treasure the buried treasure? Theirs? Both
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Were the two treasures entirely separate? or was "their" treasure found inside "his"? or were they buried together, and finding "his" suggested that "theirs" existed and could be found at the same site?
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Were the two treasures entirely separate? No or was "their" treasure found inside "his"? No, but very close or were they buried together, and finding "his" suggested that "theirs" existed and could be found at the same site? Exactly so. Well done!
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Was one treasure buried under the other? Did "he" only find part of the treasure? And "they" found the rest?
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Ancient Egypt and pharaohs relevant?
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Was one treasure buried under the other? Unknown Did "he" only find part of the treasure? Yesish or Yes And "they" found the rest? Yes

Ancient Egypt and pharaohs relevant? No

Almost there...
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Is archaeology involved?
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Is archaeology involved? Not in this puzzle
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Did he use a metal detector? Did they?

If "he" did, did he only take the first thing he found? And didn't notice the rest?
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Did he use a metal detector? Did they?

If "he" did, did he only take the first thing he found? And didn't notice the rest?

No to all
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Was "his" a part of "theirs"? Something separate? Something that suggested the existence of "theirs"? Like a map?
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Was "his" a part of "theirs"? Yesish Something separate? No Something that suggested the existence of "theirs"? Yes Like a map? No, his discovery prompted theirs
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Were they professionals in looking for treasures? Were they looking for their treasure before his discovery? Were they aware of the existence of their treasure before his discovery?
Did his discovery indicate the place where they should look for their treasure?
Was his discovery an old coin, by chance?
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Were they professionals in looking for treasures? Probably included some professionals, though not all were like that Were they looking for their treasure before his discovery? Some of them, probably Were they aware of the existence of their treasure before his discovery? No
Did his discovery indicate the place where they should look for their treasure? Yes
Was his discovery an old coin, by chance? No, but very much OTRT. For the purposes of this puzzle, an old coin would work just as well as his real discovery
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Does their treasure contain things of mostly historical value? If so: were they aware, before he found his treasure, that somewhere in that area something interesting had been located ages ago?
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Does their treasure contain things of mostly historical value? Yes If so: were they aware, before he found his treasure, that somewhere in that area something interesting had been located ages ago? No

The only things left to discover is what were the two items and how his discovery led to theirs -- it is established that both are items of mostly historical value
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Were the two items artifacts? Coins?
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Were the two items artifacts? His was Coins? No
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Did "they" find a village? Or lost civilization?
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Did "they" find a village? Or lost civilization? No to both, but a nice idea
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Did "they" find a building? A gravesite? A person?
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Did "they" find a building? A gravesite? This one! It is actually a single grave. A person?
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Was the grave of a famous person? Did "he" find the grave? The gravestone? The body? Something from the grave? Same questions for "they"?
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Was the grave of a famous person? Yes Did "he" find the grave? Yes The gravestone? The body? Something from the grave? Yes

Did "they" find the grave? Yes The gravestone? The body? Something from the grave? Irrelevant
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Location of the grave relevant? If so, in Europe? Was the grave of a king? Was the person buried with his belongings? Did he find one of the belongings? Did his treasure clearly indicate whose grave was that?
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Location of the grave relevant? No If so, in Europe? Was the grave of a king? King is not the appropriate title, but a good equivalent Was the person buried with his belongings? Irrel Did he find one of the belongings? No Did his treasure clearly indicate whose grave was that? Not directly. Since in fact his treasure is not relevant any more -- it was a statue, to be correct to the story -- the only thing remaining is how his finding relates to the finding of the grave
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Was the statue of the person buried? Was the statue valuable? Would it only have been buried with/placed near the grave of someone of high title? And "they" realized this?
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Was the statue of the person buried? Irrelevant Was the statue valuable? Very much so. OTRT and close to the solve Would it only have been buried with/placed near the grave of someone of high title? Unsure, but probably yes And "they" realized this? Probably
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Was the statue specific to a certain era? Or culture? Was it considered an important find?
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Was the statue specific to a certain era? Or culture? Was it considered an important find? Probably yes to all, but unsure. The relevant thing is that it has a large monetary value nowadays
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Did "they" go to search for more statues? And found the grave instead?
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Did "they" go to search for more statues? And found the grave instead? Yes. One small step left. Hint - his profession, for svv of profession, is relevant
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Is it more of a hobby of his which is relevant? Treasure hunting?
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Is it more of a hobby of his which is relevant? No Treasure hunting? No
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 8:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he find a statue doing a part of his job? Was he a farmer?
Could he at once recognize the value of the statue?
Did he announce his finding to public?
Did he find a statue by accident? Or he deliberately looked for the statue?
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he find a statue doing a part of his job? For svv of job, yes Was he a farmer? I doubt it
Could he at once recognize the value of the statue? Probably
Did he announce his finding to public? No, because...
Did he find a statue by accident? Unsure and irrel Or he deliberately looked for the statue? See above
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a thief? Was his finding a statue illegal?
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a thief? Was his finding a statue illegal?

That's it. Well done!

******* SPOILER *******

On 17 January 2011, police in Nemi, Italy, announced that they believed they had discovered the site of the Roman Emperor Caligula's burial, after arresting a thief caught smuggling a statue which they believed to be of the emperor. Some experts do not agree, but that's not relevant to the puzzle. The reference in the title is to his nickname, which means little soldier's boot in Latin (his name being Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus).

Thanks to all who participated and especially Redwine for the solve

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