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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Risa dresses conservatively, acts normal, carries no probematic luggage, and belongs to no group that is subject to discrimination. But when she travels by plane, she often gets delayed at airport security. How come??????
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed a possible answer...
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 3:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have a pacemaker/plate in her skull/ other thing in her body that sets off the metal detectors?

Does she have an artificial leg, and is unable to remove her shoes?

Does she have a hearing aid or some other device that must stay near her body? Or that cannot be x-rayed?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 3:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have a name that's on some list to be screened? Does it have to do with how she books her travel (i.e. paid in cash or a one-way ticket)?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 4:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she always greet her friend Jack, the security guy?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she from Wellington, and is thus arouses suspicion because she acts normally and dresses conservatively?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

'Is thus arouses security?!' All your base are belong to Wiz, it appears.
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Er, suspicion. I'm just going to leave now.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 2:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hehe. Actually, I like that idea!

Does she "arouse security?" Thus they detain her simply because she's sexy and they want an excuse to talk to her or touch her? Err... I mean, search her....
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Underwire relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ed Mason (Logician) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 12:53 am:

Emailed a possible answer... I replied by e-mail & it wasn't the solution

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 03:11 am:

Does she have a pacemaker/plate in her skull/ other thing in her body that sets off the metal detectors? no

Does she have an artificial leg, and is unable to remove her shoes? no

Does she have a hearing aid or some other device that must stay near her body? no Or that cannot be x-rayed? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 03:44 am:

Does she have a name that's on some list to be screened? no Does it have to do with how she books her travel (i.e. paid in cash or a one-way ticket)? no

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 04:10 pm:

Does she always greet her friend Jack, the security guy? no. I gave that as a puzzle a long time ago & it was guessed instantly

By Steve Wort (Wizardofnz) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:00 am:

Is she from Wellington, and is thus arouses suspicion because she acts normally and dresses conservatively? no

By Steve Wort (Wizardofnz) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:01 am:

'Is thus arouses security?!' All your base are belong to Wiz, it appears.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 02:39 pm:

Hehe. Actually, I like that idea!

Does she "arouse security?" noThus they detain her simply because she's sexy noand they want an excuse to talk to her or touch her? They DO want to talk to her, but not because sher's sexyErr... I mean, search her....

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 02:43 pm:

Underwire relevant? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anti-profiling?
Ally McCabe (Strongplacebo)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she famous so people want autographs? Does she look like someone famous?
Does this only happen to her at airports?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:01 pm:

Anti-profiling?

By Ally McCabe (Strongplacebo) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 09:13 pm:

Is she famous so people want autographs? no Does she look like someone famous? no
Does this only happen to her at airports? no

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Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She puts make-up on badly?

Is she stopped because of her physical appearance?
Her behaviour?

Is she alone when she is stopped?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 10:05 pm:

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:01 pm:

Anti-profiling? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 02:14 am:

She puts make-up on badly?no

Is she stopped because of her physical appearance? yesish
Her behaviour? yesish

Is she alone when she is stopped? irrel
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are her travel destinations relevant?
Type of tickets he is buying?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vesica (Vesica) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:21 pm:

Are her travel destinations relevant? no
Type of tickets he is buying? no
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she physically handicapped? Disabled? Deformed? Relevant?

Is she legally sane? Clinically insane? Mentally retarded? Relevant?

Does she react badly to metal detectors?
Does she not like letting go of her bag?

Do the security people think she is a threat to public safety?

(Out of nowhere)
Is she a hermaphidite?
Does she have weirdly designed/constructed clothes? Relevant?
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she human? Or could she be another animal?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 11:00 pm:

Is she physically handicapped? no Disabled? no Deformed? no Relevant? yesish

Is she legally sane?yes Clinically insane? no Mentally retarded? no Relevant? no

Does she react badly to metal detectors? no
Does she not like letting go of her bag? no

Do the security people think she is a threat to public safety? no

(Out of nowhere)
Is she a hermaphidite? no
Does she have weirdly designed/constructed clothes?
no Relevant?

By Paul S (Psdubl07) on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 07:53 pm:

Is she human? yes Or could she be another animal? no

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Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The yes'ishly physically relevant aspect of Risa -- does it have to do with her:
-- head?
-- shoulders?
-- arms?
-- hands?
-- upper torso?
-- lower torso?
-- legs?
-- feet?
-- some other body part?
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 3:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have any sort of disorder or illness that:
Slurs her speech?
Causes tics of some sort?
Makes her act in suspect manner?

Is the issue with her walking?
Her speech?
Her appearance?

Are they alerted by something in her documentation?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 09:24 pm:

The yes'ishly physically relevant aspect of Risa -- does it have to do with her:
-- head? yes
-- shoulders? yes
-- arms?yes}
-- hands? yope
-- upper torso? yes
-- lower torso? yope
-- legs? ditto
-- feet? ditto
-- some other body part? yes

By Vesica (Vesica) on Thursday, November 03, 2005
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vesica (Vesica) on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 03:32 am:

Does she have any sort of disorder or illness that:
Slurs her speech? no
Causes tics of some sort? no
Makes her act in suspect manner? no

Is the issue with her walking? no
Her speech? no
Her appearance? yes

Are they alerted by something in her documentation? yes
Sam Hastings (Sjh)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she look different to her passport photo?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Sam Hastings (Sjh) on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 05:29 pm:

Does she look different to her passport photo? yes, but you still need to figure out why she getsw delayed so long

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Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 8:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she taller than they would have expected? shorter? does she have different color skin than what is in her photo? different color hair? significant weight loss? do people want to ask her how she lost the weight?
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Different gender?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm betting on one of those last two--different gender (although I would expect her to get a new passport at that point) or a weight gain where it could be wondered if she was smuggling something in the extra volume...
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well not if she was technically male and lived as a woman. I am not sure you CAN get another passport for that. According the government you would still be male...
mojtaba (Mojtaba)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she have plastic surgery?
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 2:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, if not those, how about a simple question to solve this argument either way...

Has this been occuring her whole life?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 08:30 pm:

is she taller than they would have expected? no shorter? no does she have different color skin than what is in her photo? no different color hair? no significant weight loss no do people want to ask her how she lost the weight? yes

By Vesica (Vesica) on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 08:42 pm:

Different gender? no

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 02:54 am:

I'm betting on one of those last two--different gender (although I would expect her to get a new passport at that point) or a weight gain where it could be wondered if she was smuggling something in the extra volume...

By Vesica (Vesica) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 02:51 pm:

Well not if she was technically male and lived as a woman. I am not sure you CAN get another passport for that. According the government you would still be male...

By mojtaba (Mojtaba) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 08:56 pm:

did she have plastic surgery? no

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 02:31 am:

Ok, if not those, how about a simple question to solve this argument either way...

Has this been occuring her whole life? no

********** SPOILER ************* I'm Risa & here's what often happens when I present my ID at airport security. "That's not you." "That was 147 pounds ago." "How did you lose all that weight?" Sorry it was so easy & please direct those sharp lateral minds to my harder new puzz;le at the bottom of the page.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny how they don't allow you to carry extra luggage .... I've just lost the equivalent of the baggage allowance but it didn't sway them to let me carry extra bags - even though I would have carried it in flesh if I'd travelled six months ago :)
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Lynne - I too have lost a significant proportion of a baggage allowance. This means that between me, you and Felicia Nimue we have probably lost the equivalent of one or two lateral puzzlers...
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No worries there--I've been busy gaining to try to make it up. I feel obligated to maintain equilibrium, yeah, that's it.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, you could hardly keep the extra luggage on the seat with you, as you would keep your extra body weight.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hannah, I've losrt the equivalent of a lateral puzzler all by myself !!

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