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Yatin509 (Yatin509)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ronny played Football,Cricket,Baseball,Ice hockey,Rugby,Soccer,Basketball,Tennis, Golf but never Hockey. Why so?
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Welcome to the forum Yatin. I've popped your name onto the puzzle title.

Is Ronny a Human ? Adult? Male?

Is there some physical reason why he never played Hockey i.e. would he have been physically able to play the game?

Did Ronny have some mistaken belief about Hockey? Did he believe it to be a girls sport?

Olympic Games relevant? Professionalism?

Is Ronny particularly good at a particular sport? or a bit of a jack of all trades?

Is where Ronny is from relevant?
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Is Ronny a Human ?Yes
Adult?Yes
Male?doesn't matter

Is there some physical reason why he never played Hockey i.e. would he have been physically able to play the game? Yes

Did Ronny have some mistaken belief about Hockey?No
Did he believe it to be a girls sport? No

Olympic Games relevant? Professionalism? No

Is Ronny particularly good at a particular sport? or a bit of a jack of all trades? He is good at all sports

Is where Ronny is from relevant? No
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Can you have a look at the formatting section which will show you how to bold your answers. It makes it much easier for the solvers to follow. Don't worry you'll soon pick up all the tricks.

Back to the questions... Was Ronny forbidden to play Hockey? Is his school relevant? His parents? Did Ronny want to play Hockey?

I should check an assumption. We are talking about Field Hockey here aren't we?
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Was Ronny forbidden to play Hockey? Is his school relevant? His parents? No.
Did Ronny want to play Hockey? Yes.

I should check an assumption. We are talking about Field Hockey here aren't we? Yes.
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Are there any other sports/games which Ronny want to play but he can't? If yes, is the reason the same as about Hockey?
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Are there any other sports/games which Ronny want to play but he can't? If yes, is the reason the same as about Hockey? Smart but not the answer for a lateral thinking puzzle
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Is he allowed to play hockey?
Is there a hockey team he could join?
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Is he allowed to play hockey? Yes
Is there a hockey team he could join? no
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Is there no hockey team because nobody is playing hockey in this place/region/country?
Are there any hockey grounds? (or is it called pitch for hockey?)
Would it be possible for Ronny to get (buy) hockey equiment?
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Is there no hockey team because nobody is playing hockey in this place/region/country? No there are hockey teams but none for him
Are there any hockey grounds? (or is it called pitch for hockey?)yes
Would it be possible for Ronny to get (buy) hockey equiment? yes
Vesica (Vesica)
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Just to check - Ronnie is a male?
But his gender is irrelevant?
And he lives in an area where Field Hockey teams exist?
Is lacrosse at all relevant here?

Is playing formally (on a school team or some such) relevant here?
As opposed to playing a casual game with friends?

Did he have the skills to play Field Hockey?

Is his age relevant?
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Just to check - Ronnie is a male? yes
But his gender is irrelevant? no
And he lives in an area where Field Hockey teams exist? yes
Is lacrosse at all relevant here? no

Is playing formally (on a school team or some such) relevant here? no
As opposed to playing a casual game with friends?no

Did he have the skills to play Field Hockey? yes

Is his age relevant? no
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the very first round of questions you answered:
Male? doesn't matter
And now you answered me:
But his gender is irrelevant? no

So - To clarify, Is his gender relevant?
(i.e. Is it important to the solution that Ronnie is MALE?)

Is it relevant that Field hockey is almost exclusively a female sport?
Whereas males tend to play the very similar sport of lacrosse?
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So - To clarify, Is his gender relevant?
(i.e. Is it important to the solution that Ronnie is MALE?) no and not at all

Is it relevant that Field hockey is almost exclusively a female sport? noooooo
Whereas males tend to play the very similar sport of lacrosse? hockey is played by males and females both
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Would Ronny's playing Hockey contravene the sport's rules in some way?
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Is he unable to play hockey because he is male?
Are there so many males who play hockey that Ronny doesn't make it into a team?

Is Ronny's age relevant?

You answered "Is there some physical reason why he never played Hockey i.e. would he have been physically able to play the game?" with "Yes".
Did you mean that the reason why he doesn't play hockey is a physical one?
Or did you mean that he is physically able to play hockey?

If it's the former, is he, for some reason, unable to run and handle the hockey stick at the same time?
If so, is the problem more related to running?
Or more related to handling the stick?

Is Ronny's height relevant?
Are his physical proportions?
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does Ronny have any physical disability or ailment? allergies?
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Would Ronny's playing Hockey contravene the sport's rules in some way? no
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Is he unable to play hockey because he is male? no
Are there so many males who play hockey that Ronny doesn't make it into a team? no

Is Ronny's age relevant? no

You answered "Is there some physical reason why he never played Hockey i.e. would he have been physically able to play the game?" with "Yes".
Did you mean that the reason why he doesn't play hockey is a physical one? Yes
Or did you mean that he is physically able to play hockey? he is not able to play hockey

If it's the former, is he, for some reason, unable to run and handle the hockey stick at the same time? Yes he can't run but he can handle the stick
If so, is the problem more related to running? yes
Or more related to handling the stick? no

Is Ronny's height relevant? no
Are his physical proportions? no

does Ronny have any physical disability or ailment?yes allergies? no
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Can Ronny play ice hockey?

Can Ronny play street hockey?

Can Ronny play lacrosse?
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Did he have this problem with running when he was able to play the other sports listed in the puzzle statment?
Had he played all those first, then became injured?

Are the sports listed in your puzzle statments literal sports or video games?

Is the timeperiod this puzzle is takting place in relevant?
Is the country relevant?

Sorry for the misunderstanding re: field hockey. According to wikipedia, the US (The northest US in particular) is one of the ONLY places were field hockey is almost exclusively female (and lacrosse is almost exclusively male). I learned something!! Guess I should stop thinking of field hockey as a "girls game".
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Can Ronny play ice hockey? Yes

Can Ronny play street hockey? no

Can Ronny play lacrosse? {doesn't matter}


Did he have this problem with running when he was able to play the other sports listed in the puzzle statment? Yes
Had he played all those first, then became injured? no

Are the sports listed in your puzzle statments literal sports or video games? Video games

Is the timeperiod this puzzle is takting place in relevant? no
Is the country relevant? no


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

Ronny has bad limbs and he can't even walk. HE owns these video game such as FIFA, NBA, NHL etc. for his console. But there is no console game for hockey so isn't able to play it when he wants to and is allowed too. And yeah literally without console he can't play any sport mentioned. Nice playing THANK YOU


Sorry for the misunderstanding re: field hockey. According to wikipedia, the US (The northest US in particular) is one of the ONLY places were field hockey is almost exclusively female (and lacrosse is almost exclusively male). I learned something!! Guess I should stop thinking of field hockey as a "girls game". never mind till you have the answer
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AH ha!! Nicely done! That was such a LONG list of sports that I took me a while to figure out they could all be video games. Nice puzzle and a good little lateral twist there to get to this solution.

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