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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 12:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man boasted and successfully avoided monetary loss. How?

Man = H/A/M
FSEI
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Title relevant? Drinking?

Did the man boast about his ability to do something? his finanacial situation? success with women? some great sporting achievement?

I'll stop there in case I create an LTPF list of what men boast about.
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well I think you've missed out an important one

did he boast about any physical attribute?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Title relevant? Laterally. You can solve it without the title Drinking? No

Did the man boast about his ability to do something? Noish/Yope his finanacial situation? Yope. No to rest success with women? some great sporting achievement?

I'll stop there in case I create an LTPF list of what men boast about. I'm a bit surprised that list doesn't already exist.

well I think you've missed out an important one

did he boast about any physical attribute? No
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man boast about one or more of his possessions? If so, a television?
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man boast about one or more of his possessions? Yes If so, a television? No
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drugs relevant?
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Was the possession electronic? Would it normally be kept in the:
Living room?
Dining room?
Study?
Bedroom?
Bathroom?
Home theatre?
Other?
Did he actually have the possession?
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 12:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry if this is a double post...

Did the man actually own the possession? Or was he faking it?
Was it electronic? Or no? Physical? Mental?
Would it be kept in a:
Living room?
Dining room?
Study?
Bathroom?
Bedroom?
Home theatre?
Other?
Was the possession smaller than: A kitteh? A breadbox? A backpack? A refrigerator? A small bathroom? A large bathroom? A car? A house? A street? A neighborhood? A city? A state? A country? A continent? The world? The sun? The solar system? The galaxy? The universe?
That was fun!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 3:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drugs relevant? No

Did the man actually own the possession? Yes Or was he faking it?
Was it electronic? Or no? This Physical? This Mental?
Would it be kept in a:
Living room?
Dining room?
Study?
Bathroom?
Bedroom?
Home theatre?
Other? The story I got this from doesn't actually say, but given the time period, I'd assume in a study.
Was the possession smaller than: A kitteh? A breadbox? A backpack? Between backpack and fridge A refrigerator? A small bathroom? A large bathroom? A car? A house? A street? A neighborhood? A city? A state? A country? A continent? The world? The sun? The solar system? The galaxy? The universe?
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just based on the puzzle title, is it perhaps a giant bottle of Budweiser beer?
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Oops I see that drinking is not relevant, so I apologise for my previous question. But just for "yes" points..

Will the answer to Beachbum's last posteed question be "no"?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just based on the puzzle title, is it perhaps a giant bottle of Budweiser beer? No

Oops I see that drinking is not relevant, so I apologise for my previous question. But just for "yes" points..

Will the answer to Beachbum's last posteed question be "no"? It was indeed. "Yes points" -- I think that's a new term. Nice!
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re "Yes Points".. there are already quite a few variants of puzzle types here.. So why not someone host one where the object is to get the most "no" answers (for example)?
Although thinking about it, it would always be trivially easy to come up with a question whthin the context of a certain puzzle, that could be always answered no, for example "Space shuttle relevant?"
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

re "Yes Points".. there are already quite a few variants of puzzle types here.. So why not someone host one where the object is to get the most "no" answers (for example)? Interesting idea... that might make a good experimental type. Care to try it out?
Although thinking about it, it would always be trivially easy to come up with a question whthin the context of a certain puzzle, that could be always answered no, for example "Space shuttle relevant?" Point taken.
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his boast based on the item's value? it's use? Does he claim to have invented it?

Are we talking 20th Century here? If so insert LTPF of decades in the 20th Century.
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his boast based on the item's value? Noish it's use? Yes Does he claim to have invented it? No

Are we talking 20th Century here? Yes If so insert LTPF of decades in the 20th Century. 1920s or '30s
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could the item be considered rare? antique?

Just to clarify the man boasting is doing so in the 20's or 30's?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could the item be considered rare? No antique? No

Just to clarify the man boasting is doing so in the 20's or 30's? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 1:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boasting save him from making a bad investment? buying something that he didn't need? Incurring a fine or some other penalty? Having to compensate someone? Infringing on copyright or a patent?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boasting save him from making a bad investment? buying something that he didn't need? Incurring a fine or some other penalty? Having to compensate someone? Infringing on copyright or a patent? No to all
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the item a safe?
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Did his boasting the direct cause of the avoidance of the monetary loss? If so (or even if not), was he bragging about some kind of security system? A large dog, perhaps?
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is the item a safe? Yes!

Did his boasting the direct cause of the avoidance of the monetary loss? Yes If so (or even if not), was he bragging about some kind of security system? Yes, see above A large dog, perhaps? So not this
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Did someone who was going to rob him overhear his boast and then thought it wouldn't be worth it?

Hey my 4000th post which has only taken me 5 years
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congratulations, king of puns!
Balin (Balin)
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Did someone who was going to rob him overhear his boast Yes and then thought it wouldn't be worth it? No

Hey my 4000th post which has only taken me 5 years Congratulations Peter366! (It is a leap year, after all...)
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Hey my 4000th post which has only taken me 5 years Congratulations Peter366! (It is a leap year, after all...) I never thought of that

Does he boast about the safe as a decoy and actually keeps his valuables elsewhere?

I'm assuming that the avoidance of monetary loss is his not being robbed. Is that right?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he boast about the safe as a decoy and actually keeps his valuables elsewhere?

I'm assuming that the avoidance of monetary loss is his not being robbed. Is that right? Yes to all of this, so

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

This is from the Agatha Christie short story "Strange Jest." In the story, Miss Marple talks briefly about her Uncle Henry and mentions how he boasted frequently about a supposedly unbreakable safe he installed. Because of all his talking, burglars broke in one night and broke open the safe...but there was nothing in the safe in the first place; his valuables were hidden behind some books.

Nice solve Peter, nice work everyone else, new puzzle below.
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh and to think my 4000th post could have been a solve .

Nice work Balin

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