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SmarterBrother (Mycroft)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are Jones and Plum relatives of each other? Brothers? father and son?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Prof. Plum teach at SJLC? yes, but he rarely shows up Is Professor his job title? yes
Are Jones and Plum relatives of each other? Brothers? no father and son? no
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are Jones and Plum relatives of each other? no
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the something else use his mind? is it a physical skill? can you see him do it? hear him do it? is that something else what jones bases his opinions on?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the something else use his mind? not much is it a physical skill? not really a skill can you see him do it? yes hear him do it? no is that something else what jones bases his opinions on? yope
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he do the something else legitimately? or does he fake it? is it related to the subject he is a professor of? would it help to know what subject he teaches?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he do the something else legitimately? yes or does he fake it? no is it related to the subject he is a professor of? not at all would it help to know what subject he teaches? not relevant
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant to whom Dr. Jones makes the report?

Have Jones and Plum ever met in person? Have they interacted in some way?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant to whom Dr. Jones makes the report? no (maybe I should've just said "believes" instead of "reports")

Have Jones and Plum ever met in person? noHave they interacted in some way? no good questions!
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has Jones ever seen Plum? Live? Recorded? Heard him? Read something of his?
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Jones know Plum works at Lateral? Does he know anything about Plum's behavior there?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has Jones ever seen Plum? no Live? no Recorded? no Heard him? no Read something of his? no

Does Jones know Plum works at Lateral? yes Does he know anything about Plum's behavior there? yope
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Dr. Jones' (stated) opinion based on something he has read? Heard?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 3:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Dr. Jones' (stated) opinion based on something he has read? no Heard? yes
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Dr. Jones simply restate the one opinion he had heard so as not to appear ignorant regarding the conversation?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 12:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Dr. Jones simply restate the one opinion he had heard so as not to appear ignorant regarding the conversation? not exactly
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is silver relevant?
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did plum discover anything? is jones' opinion based on something plum does every day? or on something plum did once?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is silver relevant? no ok I'm curious. why silver?

did plum discover anything? no
is jones' opinion based on something plum does every day? yes or on something plum did once? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looking for double meanings, is all, after re-reading the puzzle statement...

Does/did Jones misinterpret something he overheard? Misunderstand something? Miss part of something (e. g. he heard "...industrious, sholarly--everything you expect in a professor" but missed the preceding "not")?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looking for double meanings, is all, after re-reading the puzzle statement...
I wouldn't want to tarnish his reputation! :) but metals aren't relevant here

Does/did Jones misinterpret something he overheard? yes Misunderstand something? yes Miss part of something (e. g. he heard "...industrious, sholarly--everything you expect in a professor" but missed the preceding "not")? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he overhear a converstation (about Plum, I mean)? If so, could he hear both (or all) sides of the conversation?

Was the conversation about Plum's work at Lateral U.?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he overhear a converstation (about Plum, I mean)? yes If so, could he hear both (or all) sides of the conversation? yes

Was the conversation about Plum's work at Lateral U.? yesish
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there any sarcasm involved in the conversation? Did the conversors (conversationators?) intentionally mislead Jones? Did they know he was listening?

Would someone reading a text transcription of the conversation reach the same conclusion as Dr. Jones?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there any sarcasm involved in the conversation? no Did the conversors (conversationators?) intentionally mislead Jones? no Did they know he was listening? maybe, irrel

Would someone reading a text transcription of the conversation reach the same conclusion as Dr. Jones? NO
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Forsooth! The game's afoot...

Homonyms relevant? Anything like my silly statement in Sciguy47's puzzle (Ctrl+Alt+Del)?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything like my silly statement in Sciguy47's puzzle (Ctrl+Alt+Del)?

[viz. He was out standing in his field? Sorry, couldn't resist.]


Good God, Holmes, you've got it! By some weird stroke of fate that statement happens to be the exact one Dr. Jones overheard. Care to work out the few final details?

I hadn't even noticed you had posted that in the other puzzle - and just shortly after this one had started. I think you must have somehow subconsciously solved this one and temporarily repressed the solution!
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That is a bit spooky, isn't it. spooky.

Something like two people discussing Prof. Plum and one says "So what's he like at work?" And the other says "Oh, when it comes to work, he's always out standing in his field."?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****
That's pretty much it! Prof Plum spends much of his time pottering about his small "hobby farm", where he works even less energetically than he does at the university. During Dr. Jones' visit, he heard it confirmed by several sources that Plum was consistently out standing in his field
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHHH!

Good puzzle, Dryman.

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