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Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1023
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2012 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They were happy but I wasn't. I was late for work.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2012 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I" = you, Admin?

Are both "I"s the same person? H/A/M?

"They" = H? A? M/F?
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 5:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they happy because they did something? received something?

Were you late to work because you didn't get out the door in time? Because something caused the commute to be longer? Because you had to make a side trip? Because you had to return home?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1024
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Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin,

"I" = you, Admin?
YES

Are both "I"s the same person? H/A/M?
YES

"They" = H? A? M/F?
HUMAN ADULT MALE
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1025
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Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 8:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CIAO,

Are they happy because they did something? received something?
YES, YES

Were you late to work because you didn't get out the door in time?
NO

Because something caused the commute to be longer?
YES

Because you had to make a side trip?
NO

Because you had to return home?
NO
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Post Number: 935
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 3:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that "they" are all male? Would this puzzle work if "they" were all female? If it was a group of men and women?

Do "they" work with you? Did you interact with "them" personally? Did you see "them" during your commute? Specific type of transportation relevant? For example, if you take the bus, could this puzzle work just the same if you drove yourself to work?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1027
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 9:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that "they" are all male?
NO

Would this puzzle work if "they" were all female? If it was a group of men and women?
YES, YES

Do "they" work with you?
NO

Did you interact with "them" personally?
NO

Did you see "them" during your commute?
POSSIBLY

Specific type of transportation relevant?
YES

For example, if you take the bus, could this puzzle work just the same if you drove yourself to work?
NO
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4081
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the mode of transport your car? train?

Did a freak or at least an unusual event occur? I'd imagine a late train is not unusual!

They were happy... had they come into money? are they supporters of a particular team? or a team themselves? chess relevant? or any sport, games or passtimes for that matter?

Was it their celebrating that caused you to be late?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1028
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter,

Is the mode of transport your car? train?
NO

Did a freak or at least an unusual event occur?
YES

I'd imagine a late train is not unusual!
CORRECT

They were happy... had they come into money?
YES

are they supporters of a particular team? or a team themselves? chess relevant? or any sport, games or passtimes for that matter?
NO

Was it their celebrating that caused you to be late?
NO
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they protesting? Were they criminals? Do they all belong to the same profession? If so, is the specific profession relevant?

Do you carpool? Do you take the bus? Do you walk? Do you ride a bicycle? a motorcycle?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're a man that get's about so I'm guessing Airport delays?

Is the recent huge lotto jackpot in the US relevant? Some other lotto ?

By the way am the only one who has a problem with one person potentially winning $600 million when so many people live in poverty.
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1029
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ciao and Pete,

Were they protesting? Were they criminals?
NO

Do they all belong to the same profession? If so, is the specific profession relevant?
YES, YES

Do you carpool? Do you take the bus? Do you walk? Do you ride a bicycle? a motorcycle?
NO, YES, NO, NO, NO

You're a man that get's about so I'm guessing Airport delays?
NO

Is the recent huge lotto jackpot in the US relevant? Some other lotto ?
NO, YES

By the way am the only one who has a problem with one person potentially winning $600 million when so many people live in poverty.
600 WINNERS OF $1M EACH WOULD BE FAIRER BUT APPARANTLY LESS ATTRACTIVE TO PUNTERS
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4090
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So they were a lotto syndicate? Were they transport workers of some sort? or workers on which transport depends?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1030
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

* * * SPOILER * * *

Peter,

So they were a lotto syndicate? Were they transport workers of some sort? or workers on which transport depends?

Correct

They were a group of bus drivers who had won the lottery. They did not show up for work the next Monday so some people were late for work.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/19/euromillions-lottery-corby-bus-drivers
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4097
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Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hee Hee nice one. Must admit I'd find it hard to drag myself out of bed on Monday if i'd won the lotto on Saturday.

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