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Stefan and Philipp (Sobs)
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Difficulty: Medium

Type: Fictional

Story: "Just one?"

To Solve: What is the question about?
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how much sugar in tea?
Is it to do with an amount of an object?
Is it to do with a game?
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how much sugar in tea? No
Is it to do with an amount of an object? Yope
Is it to do with a game? No
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Are you saying it? Is whoever is saying it in a shop? Home? Street vendor stall?
Based of movie? TV show? Book?
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Are you saying it? No
Is whoever is saying it in a shop?No
Home?No
Street vendor stall? No

Based of movie? Yes, kind of, but it won't help you
TV show? No
Book? No
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Is the title relevant?
Has someone asked for one of something, to which the provider is confirming "Just one?"
Or has someone asked for a quantity of something, and being told there's "Just one"?
Or maybe how many of something are left?
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Is the title relevant? No
Has someone asked for one of something, to which the provider is confirming "Just one?" No
Or has someone asked for a quantity of something, and being told there's "Just one"? No. The question mark inside the quotation marks is correct
Or maybe how many of something are left? Yope
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Is a human saying this? Just one? (:-)
to one other? Human? More than one? Lots?
Is is said? Written? Thought? (notwithstanding the fact that to say or write something you must at some point be thinking it)
Is the one representing a quantity? If so, is it something that you could have 1.0001 of, like a weight or length, or would you usually have 1,2,3,etc. of, like a Cornetto?
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Is a human saying this? Just one? Yes, one human
to one other? Human? More than one? Lots? to one human
Is is said? Written? Thought? said
Is the one representing a quantity? Yes
If so, is it something that you could have 1.0001 of, like a weight or length, No
or would you usually have 1,2,3,etc. of, like a Cornetto? Yes
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Age of either party particularly relevant?
Older person saying "Just One?" to younger person?
Or younger to older?
Is it likely that the person saying "Just One?" Would have preferred more than one? Or preferred less than one?
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Age of either party particularly relevant? No
Older person saying "Just One?" to younger person? Or younger to older? Irrelevant
Is it likely that the person saying "Just One?" Yope
Would have preferred more than one? Or preferred less than one? FA
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Once again:

Age of either party particularly relevant? No
Older person saying "Just One?" to younger person? Or younger to older? Irrelevant
Is it likely that the person saying "Just One?" Would have preferred more than one? Or preferred less than one? FA
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Is the relationship between the parties relevant?
Friends?
Enemies?
Family?
Colleagues?
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Is the relationship between the parties relevant? Yes
Friends?
Enemies?
Family?
Colleagues? Yes
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Is the phrase said as a result of one of the people counting some items?
If so, is the expression one of
Surprise?
Happiness?
Sadness?
Anger?
Humour?
Or just puzzlement?
would Just One be considered an unusually low (? or high?) number of these items to see in one situation?
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Is the phrase said as a result of one of the people counting some items? No
If so, is the expression one of
Surprise?
Happiness?
Sadness?
Anger?
Humour? This one!
Or just puzzlement?
would Just One be considered an unusually low Yes(? or high? No) number of these items to see in one situation? Yes
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Would it be something usually found in pairs? Or something usually found in larger numbers?
(and if so....)
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Would it be something usually found in pairs? No
Or something usually found in larger numbers? In this case: Yes
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So the amusement is caused by there being just one of something that would normally be in larger numbers?
Would these items A specific larger number (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,....)
... or hundreds and thousands ??
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So the amusement is caused by there being just one of something that would normally be in larger numbers? Yope
Would these items A specific larger number (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,....)
... or hundreds and thousands ?? This one
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I assume from your previous anwer it's not literally "hundreds & thousands", the sweets?
Are these things:
Living?
Animate?
Real?
Would it be useful to determine the nature of their work?
Were the objects (or object, in this case) something connected with the guys' work?
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I assume from your previous anwer it's not literally "hundreds & thousands", the sweets? Maybe one hundred to some hundred could be expected
Are these things:
Living? No
Animate? No
Real? Yes
Would it be useful to determine the nature of their work? Yes
Were the objects (or object, in this case) something connected with the guys' work? Yes
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Sorry, slight misunderstanding. There is a confection in England, small flakes of multicoloured candy, called "Hundreds & Thousands", which I thought may be the subject of the puzzle. Hence my hanging on to this phrase :-)
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Sorry, slight misunderstanding. There is a confection in England, small flakes of multicoloured candy, called "Hundreds & Thousands", which I thought may be the subject of the puzzle. Hence my hanging on to this phrase :-)

That's alright with us, but there are no sweets in the puzzle :-)
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Is the nature of the work predominantly physical (i.e. involving manual labour)?
Clerical?
Legal?
Entertainment-related?
Technical?
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Is the nature of the work predominantly physical (i.e. involving manual labour)? No
Clerical? Office-Job: Yope - Church-Job: No
Legal? Yes
Entertainment-related? No
Technical? No
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Is it necessary to determine mor specifically the nature of the work? or is 'legal profession' sufficient?
Do both people work in the same job?
(in case we do need to be more specific...)
Barristers?
Judges?
Legal secretaries?
People overseeing reading of wills?
And is the Just One relating to some physical item? Document? Client? Case?
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Is it necessary to determine mor specifically the nature of the work? Yes or is 'legal profession' sufficient?
Do both people work in the same job? Yes
(in case we do need to be more specific...)
Barristers?
Judges?
Legal secretaries?
People overseeing reading of wills? All no
And is the Just One relating to some physical item? This one Document? Client? Case?
To avoid confusion: The "Yes" behind "Legal?" was meant to mean "not illegal" (no mafia or so)
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[Thanks, I/we could've spent considerable time hanging on THE legal profession rather than simply A legal profession (-: ]
For their work, do the people spend most of their working time inside an office-type enviromnent?
At the time of the statement, is either party (? or both?) looking at the thing to which the statement relates?
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For their work, do the people spend most of their working time inside an office-type enviromnent? Yes, at least lots of their time
At the time of the statement, is either party (? or both?) looking at the thing to which the statement relates? No
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aha! Trawling through the past puzzles provides a LTPF-type list of professions!!

Do the people work in the following areas?

artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ?
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Do the people work in the following areas?

artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ? This one. Apparently their job is not mentioned (or I would not put it into one of these categories). But it is a quite common profession and absolutely legal
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oh dear...
Does their work involve animals?
supplying some service to people?
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Does their work involve animals? No
supplying some service to people? Yes, but usually an indirect service
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Ok, the objects:-
Is the assumption correct that the two people are in a conversation?
And that the phrase "just one" is said during the conversation?
(for ease, let's say Vic and Bob are holding the conversation, ok?)
Can Vic see one of the object being referred to?
Can Vic see more than one?
Can Bob see one of the objects?
Can Bob see more than one?
Are Vic and Bob together during this conversation?
Or discussing this by phone? email? letter?
Would a normal person be able to physically lift one of these objects?
Is the object a solid thing?
Would one typical example of this thing be approximately the size of:-
A grain of rice?
A pea?
A football?
A breadbin?
A car?
A bus?
A house?
A town?
A planet?
(if somewhere in between, please indicate)
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Is the assumption correct that the two people are in a conversation? Yes
And that the phrase "just one" is said during the conversation? Yes
(for ease, let's say Vic and Bob are holding the conversation, ok?) Ok
Can Vic see one of the object being referred to? No
Can Vic see more than one? No
Can Bob see one of the objects? No
Can Bob see more than one? No
Are Vic and Bob together during this conversation? Yes
Or discussing this by phone? email? letter? No
Would a normal person be able to physically lift one of these objects? With difficulties, but yes, at least for a short time
Is the object a solid thing? Yes
Would one typical example of this thing be approximately the size of:-
A grain of rice?
A pea?
A football?
A breadbin?
Somewhere here
A car?
A bus?
A house?
A town?
A planet?
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So the difficulty someone would have lifting this thing would be because of it's size and/or weight, correct?
This thing is not physically fixed to the floor, correct?
(I was thinking of parking meters)
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So the difficulty someone would have lifting this thing would be because of it's size and/or weight, correct? Probably size and weight, yes
This thing is not physically fixed to the floor, correct? Yes, not fixed
(I was thinking of parking meters) No
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Would determining what this object is give away the whole thing?
Is the thing something one would be likely to find: -
Indoors?
Outdoors?
Both?
Inside an office?
Inside a home? (assuming the home is not a home-office, just a domestic dwelling)
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Would determining what this object is give away the whole thing? Hmm, maybe
Is the thing something one would be likely to find: -
Indoors?
Outdoors?
Both?
Inside an office?
Inside a home? (assuming the home is not a home-office, just a domestic dwelling)

Well, usually everywhere, but in this special case mainly outdoors. Its not that difficult.
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this profession:
public service of any kind?
firefighters?
police?
religious/clergy?
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this profession:
public service of any kind? Yes
firefighters?
police? Yes!
religious/clergy?
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thank goodness, I didn't think it was possible to come up with any other professions!!

ok, so between the size of a car and a breadbin...
Closest to size of:
microwave?
chair?
motorcycle?
refrigerator?
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Closest to size of:
microwave?
chair?
motorcycle? This one, only a litte smaller and not that heavy
refrigerator?
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I'm so baffled....

Is the object electronic? electrical? does it have moving parts? manmade? invented recently, 10yrs ago, 20? 50? 100? more? been around since the dawn of time? usually remain stationary? do the police use this object regularly? does is help perform a certain function?
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I can hardly answer your questions but i'll try to. Its much easier than you think

Is the object electronic? No
electrical? No
does it have moving parts? Erm, generally yes, but not this one can't move anymore [big hint]
manmade? Well, yes
invented recently, 10yrs ago, 20? 50? 100? Wasn't invented
more?
been around since the dawn of time? Almost, yes
usually remain stationary? As i said: This one can't move
do the police use this object regularly? Big hint: The police has to do whith these objects regulary, but they dont "use" it.
does is help perform a certain function? No
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Was this object at one time living?

it always seems easy whan you know the answer!!
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Was this object at one time living? YES

it always seems easy whan you know the answer!! true :-)
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Um, dead human bodies?

did something major happen which police thought would cause many casualties, but only one person died?
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Um, dead human bodies? Perfect
did something major happen which police thought would cause many casualties, but only one person died? No
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in this situation would there usually be hundreds of bodies? hundreds of living people?

they are humored that only one person died? or that only one person is present?

is how the person died relevant?
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in this situation would there usually be hundreds of bodies? Yes hundreds of living people? No

they are humored that only one person died? No or that only one person is present? Yope

is how the person died relevant? No
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Is it just suprising that this is the only body in that specific place?

Is it the first body buried in a new cemetery?
Were there other bodies there previously?
Are there other bodies there now and there is just something specific that only applies to this one?
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Is it just suprising that this is the only body in that specific place? FA
Is it the first body buried in a new cemetery? No
Were there other bodies there previously? No
Are there other bodies there now and there is just something specific that only applies to this one? Yes
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So, are the policemen discussing some method of death? Is the method of death of one person significantly different to others?
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So, are the policemen discussing some method of death? No
Is the method of death of one person significantly different to others?
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Is just one of the bodies male? or just one female? or is the just one referring to any type of different physical characteristic of one body, like hair color or age?
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Is just one of the bodies male? or just one female? or is the just one referring to any type of different physical characteristic of one body, like hair color or age? All no
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Is the just one: -
Dead through murder?
Dead through suicide?
Dead through accident?
Dead through natural causes?
Dead at all?
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Is the just one: -
Dead through murder? Yes
Dead through suicide?
Dead through accident?
Dead through natural causes?
Dead at all? Yes
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Is the humour in the statement caused by the method of the murder?
Is the method of the murder relevant?
Is humour caused be the fact that only one person has been murdered this way?
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Is the humour in the statement caused by the method of the murder? No
Is the method of the murder relevant? No
Is humour caused be the fact that only one person has been murdered this way? No

In general, you already found out by what the amusement was caused:
So the amusement is caused by there being just one of something that would normally be in larger numbers? Yope
Would these items A specific larger number (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,....)
... or hundreds and thousands ?? This one
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Are the two discussing a death/murder scene?
Could this murder happen again in similar circumstances? If it did, would it be likely more people would die?
Is location of the dead body relevant?
Or circumstances - e.g. homeless? Drug Addict? Very old? very young?
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Are the two discussing a death/murder scene? Yes
Could this murder happen again in similar circumstances? If it did, would it be likely more people would die? irrelevant
Is location of the dead body relevant? YES
Or circumstances No - e.g. homeless? Drug Addict? Very old? very young?
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erm... Has the dead body been found in a cemetery?
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...which would make the puzzle statement a reply to the statement "There's been a body found in the cemetery!"?
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erm... Has the dead body been found in a cemetery?
...which would make the puzzle statement a reply to the statement "There's been a body found in the cemetery!"? YES, exactly

******Spoiler******Spoyler
This happened in the german TV-series "Tatort". One of the two inspectors had anwered a phone call about the newly found body and summarized it to his colleage saying:
"We have a body in the cemetery!"
The humorous answer was: "Just one?"
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Very good. Considering it concerns dead bodies/murder and police it's amazing we didn't zoom in on it sooner :-)

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