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Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 2:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

doorknob?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A stopper for the sink? A rod to hang clothes on (or even on which to hang clothing)? Espresso machine? Armadillo snood? Umbrella rack? Fire extinguisher? Intercom?

Is it normally considered (or even assumed) to be part of something else?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 12:48 am:   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 - 02:14 am:


Was it removed from:
The living room?
The entryway?
The bathroom?
The bedroom?
The kitchen? none of the above
Will knowing this help at all? possibly

Was it:
Mounted on the wall?
The ceiling?
A door?
The floor?
Onto another standard feature - like a fridge? It wasn't a fixture - RPA

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 02:25 pm:


doorknob? no

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 04:05 pm:


A stopper for the sink? Hah, a personal sink. I should be so lucky A rod to hang clothes on (or even on which to hang clothing)? came complete with the wardrobe Espresso machine? another communal facility Armadillo snood? no less than any other room Umbrella rack? come on, this one's just silly Fire extinguisher? No, but the ceiling floods regularly Intercom? no

Is it normally considered (or even assumed) to be part of something else? strictly speaking, it's a component, but most people consider it to be a seperate entity.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 2:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right then, brute force method it is....

Do-hicky removed from...
The dining room?
The sitting room?
The family room?
The attic?
The hallway?
The closet?
The basement?
Another room?
Another storage area?

Missing whatever made of...
air?
space?
vacuum?
wood?
Metal?
glass?
plastic?
mineral?
sand?
paper?
another element on the periodic table?
A combination of the above?

Missing a whole room? A whole compartment?
Are you the only person in all of _____ without a closet?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 6:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you only discover that the thing-gummy was missing when you tried to use the widget that it's a component of?

Was the missing thingy in any way attached to the structure of the room?

Was it attached to a piece of free-standing something-else?

Is the missing thing-gummy smaller than a deck of cards? smaller than a toaster? smaller than a sofa cushion? smaller than a desk? smaller than a bed?
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it specifically "in" the room? Or could it be outside, such as a doorbell or door knocker?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 2:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 02:36 am:


Right then, brute force method it is....

Do-hicky removed from...
The dining room?
The sitting room?
The family room?
The attic?
The hallway?
The closet?
The basement?
Another room?
Another storage area?

I'm tempted to say no to all, but strictly speaking, yope to all may be more correct, albeit misleading

Missing whatever made of...

Metal? yes


Missing a whole room? My room is missing a room... no, incorrect A whole compartment? no
Are you the only person in all of _____ without a closet? no

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 06:11 am:


Did you only discover that the thing-gummy was missing when you tried to use the widget that it's a component of? No, but that would have been a sure-fire indicator

Was the missing thingy in any way attached to the structure of the room? yes

Was it attached to a piece of free-standing something-else? no

Is the missing thing-gummy smaller than a deck of cards? yes

By Paul S (Psdubl07) on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 09:58 pm:


Is it specifically "in" the room? sometimes Or could it be outside, such as a doorbell or door knocker? sometimes :P
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 5:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your room only one, all-purpose room? a bed-sit? Do you have a private bathroom, or is it down the hall?

Doorlock knob? deadbolt? deadbolt knob? the lever-thing that controls the angle of the heat vent louvers? window crank? Ventian blind adjuster? the bollard to tie the blind cords off to?

Where the bigger thing that the Missing Whatzit was attached to was: on the ceiling? a wall? a window? the floor? the door? a transom?

Is the Missing Whatzit a control device of some sort? a handle? a switch?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 5:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, yeah. Was there originally only one of the Missing Whatzits in the room? more than one? if more, did the previous resident remove all of them? some of them? only one of them?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 6:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 05:01 am:


Is your room only one, all-purpose room? correct a bed-sit? no Do you have a private bathroom, or is it down the hall? 'tis just across the hall

Doorlock knob? deadbolt? deadbolt knob? the lever-thing that controls the angle of the heat vent louvers? window crank? Ventian blind adjuster? the bollard to tie the blind cords off to? none of these

Where the bigger thing that the Missing Whatzit was attached to was: on the ceiling? a wall? a window? the floor? the door? the door a transom?

Is the Missing Whatzit a control device of some sort? strictly speaking, yes a handle? a switch? neither

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 05:07 am:


Oh, yeah. Was there originally only one of the Missing Whatzits in the room? at any one time, yes more than one? yes if more, did the previous resident remove all of them? yes
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Automatic door-closer? A thinggummy to stop the door knob from poking a hole in something?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One of those kick-down doorstops?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 11:19 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 Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 03:17 pm:


Automatic door-closer? A thinggummy to stop the door knob from poking a hole in something? no to all

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 06:01 pm:


One of those kick-down doorstops? no
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 4:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hinges?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 4:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What all was attached to my dorm-room door? Hmmm... Not much.


The room number plate? a peephole? door knocker?

Sometimes in the room, sometimes outside... is it mounted to the outside of the door, then, so that when the door is closed it's outside, and when the door is open it's inside? or is it something that can be mounted on either the inside or outside of the door, as the landlord decides?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 8:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 04:37 am:


hinges?

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 04:58 am:


What all was attached to my dorm-room door? Hmmm... Not much.


The room number plate? a peephole? door knocker? no to all

Sometimes in the room, sometimes outside... is it mounted to the outside of the door, then, so that when the door is closed it's outside, and when the door is open it's inside? no or is it something that can be mounted on either the inside or outside of the door, as the landlord decides? no
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a deadbolt? a lock of some other type?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 9:42 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 - 02:42 pm:


a deadbolt? a lock of some other type? no to both
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think we're all assuming it has hinges, since otherwise it would've been pretty obvious the first time you went to open it, but what the heck, does it have hinges? The pin for the hinges?

A kick plate (the sheet of metal sometimes added to the bottom of doors to prevent scuffs/dings from people kicking it as they go through)?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A key?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mail-slot cover?

Something really obvious that we've all missed?

Something typically found on residential doors? on business doors?

You're sure that knowing why the previous resident removed it won't help us?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 2:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 10:05 pm:


A key? *grin* I was wondering when someone would take a stab at the most obvious answer. Much fun could have been had saying 'no to all' as I watched increasingly bizarre attachments to doors being offered as solutions. However, as the old adage goes, the most obvious answer is also the correct one.

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

My room has no key.

I transferred from room 935 to room 918 halfway through the year, given my dissatisfaction with the windowless matchbox I had been assigned to. The resident who lived in 918 before I did lost his room key early on, and he terminated his contract with the hostel's owners halfway through the year, moving out... with the only replacement key. A second replacement was never made.


It may be mildly relevant to point out that I moved out of the building on November 5th, 3 days before a spoiler was issued.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 3:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PPPPppppppttttthhhhhhhhbbbbbbbbbb.


Great puzzle, Wiz. Thank you.

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