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Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Superstition had nothing to do with it.
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Did someone do something, or not do something the reasoning for which would commonly be a superstition, but in this case the reason was different?
Like walking under a ladder--or not walking under one?
Breaking a mirror, or not?
Black cat, or not?

Or is the superstition referred to a more private or personal one, or less common?
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Did someone do something, or not do something This one, not do something. the reasoning for which would commonly be a superstition, but in this case the reason was different? No, it wouldn't be commonly considered superstitious, but would be considered superstitious in this situation. And yes, that someone did not do something, but not because of superstition but because of another reason. Like walking under a ladder--or not walking under one?
Breaking a mirror, or not?
Black cat, or not? Yes, the superstition in question is 'like' these examples but arent any of these specifically.
Or is the superstition referred to a more private or personal one, or less common? It's a common superstition in the general sense but it's not a common superstition per say specifically in the way it exists in this situation.
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Anything to do with the number 13?
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Anything to do with the number 13? yes
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Did he choose not to do something on the 13th of the month? (Friday 13th?)
Or is the number thirteen relevant in another way, eg a flight number or a bus number?
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Did he choose not to do something on the 13th of the month? (Friday 13th?) no
Or is the number thirteen relevant in another way, eg a flight number or a bus number? Yes, but no to these specifically
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Is the person human? Adult? Male?

Did he actually take the number 13 into account when deciding not to do something? Or did he not do something that, by chance, had 13 involved?
Does it involve 13 people sitting at a table?
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Are there 13 items involved?
Or is 13 rather a reference number of an address or anything?
Do we need to find out anything about the someone? profession? age? features?
Are there other persons, figures, objects involved?
Are the time or the place relevant?
Concerning the thing that the someone did not do (can we call it action X?):
Did this someone usually do action X? Was he prevented from doing action X this time? Did he choose not to do action X? Did he initially plan to do action X but then decided to abandon? Because of something related to 13?
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Floor thirteen of a building involved? Or lack thereof?
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Is the person human? yes Adult? yes Male? yes

Did he actually take the number 13 into account when deciding not to do something? noish Or did he not do something that, by chance, had 13 involved? yes
Does it involve 13 people sitting at a table? no
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Are there 13 items involved? In a sense of the word, yes
Or is 13 rather a reference number of an address or anything? no
Do we need to find out anything about the someone? yes profession? yes age? Just that he's an adult features? If you mean physical features, no.
Are there other persons, yes figures, figures? Not sure what you mean exactly. objects involved? Yesish
Are the time or the place relevant? NO to time, Yes to place.
Concerning the thing that the someone did not do (can we call it action X?): Yes you can.
Did this someone usually do action X? Possibly, depending on the situation. Was he prevented from doing action X this time? Yesish Did he choose not to do action X? Yes Did he initially plan to do action X but then decided to abandon? no Because of something related to 13? The number itself, no, but what the number referred to in a way, yes.
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Floor thirteen of a building involved? yes Or lack thereof? no
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Here's a clarification on one of the questions i just responded to:

Did he actually take the number 13 into account when deciding not to do something? noish

Noish in the sense that the number itself wasn't relevant to him, but how the number 13 related to something involved in this situation DID play a part on his decision not to do something.
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Let's see if the following list works on this puzzle. Is his profession related to:
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 ?

The other persons envolved: How many 1, 2, ..?
Male or female? relevant?

Is a building relevant? If yes is it of the type: residence? business? hotel? public building?
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Let's see if the following list works on this puzzle. Is his profession related to:
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.

The other persons envolved: How many 1, 2, ..? There are 2 others are involved besides him.
Male or female? relevant? Only relevant in one small way, besides the man already mentioned, one of the other 2 persons is also a male, the third person's gender is irrelevant. Is a building relevant? yes If yes is it of the type: residence? This one. business? hotel? public building?
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May we call the relevant persons Adam (the one who did not do something), Brian (the second man) and Chris (which could be Christopher or Christine ;-)?
Is anyone of Adam, Brian, or Chris in the building (possibly temporally)? If yes on the 13th floor?
Does anyone of Adam, Brian, or Chris live in the building? If yes on the 13th floor?

To come back to Adams occupation, is it perhaps:
Sports?
entertainment?
Jailbird, criminal?
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Does he choose not to go to the thirteeneth floor?
Does his profession have something to do with the building? If so, does he elect not to build a thirteenth story? Not to put it on a map/ directory?
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May we call the relevant persons Adam (the one who did not do something), Brian (the second man) and Chris (which could be Christopher or Christine ;-)? If you want.
Is anyone of Adam, Brian, or Chris in the building (possibly temporally)? Yes, all of them. If yes on the 13th floor? Yes, all of them.
Does anyone of Adam, Brian, or Chris live in the building? Chris definately does, but whether Brian or Adam does is not relevant. If yes on the 13th floor? Yes, Chris lives on the 13th floor.

To come back to Adams occupation, is it perhaps:
Sports?
entertainment?
Jailbird, criminal? This one.
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Does he choose not to go to the thirteeneth floor? no
Does his profession have something to do with the building? yes If so, does he elect not to build a thirteenth story? Not to put it on a map/ directory? No to rest.
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So I'll steal another list. Are any of the following criminal acts that Adam may have commited relevant:
pickpocketing/stealing
burglary/black market
murder/assault
accidental killing?
smuggling/ smuggling illegal aliens
traitor/deserter
kidnapping/arson
destroying property
poacher/disrupting the peace
Other?

Is this criminal act the thing he did't do?
If he had done it would Brian or Chris have suffered? would it have happened on the 13th floor?
We need to find out the reason why he did not do it, right? (the number 13 is out)
Is the reason related to Brian or Chris? Did anyone of them prevent Adam from doing the thing?
Is there a relevant conversation between Adam, Brian, or Chris in any combination?
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So I'll steal another list. Are any of the following criminal acts that Adam may have commited relevant:
pickpocketing/stealing
burglary/black market Yes to Burglary.
murder/assault
accidental killing?
smuggling/ smuggling illegal aliens
traitor/deserter
kidnapping/arson
destroying property
poacher/disrupting the peace
Other? No to rest.

Is this criminal act the thing he did't do? no
If he had done it would Brian or Chris have suffered? noish would it have happened on the 13th floor? Yope
We need to find out the reason why he did not do it, right? (the number 13 is out) That's one of the things you need to find out, but also how the superstition aspect is related to the rest of this puzzle.
Is the reason related to Brian or Chris? no Did anyone of them prevent Adam from doing the thing? no
Is there a relevant conversation between Adam, Brian, or Chris in any combination? Yes, very important, explore.
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Adam committed burglary? Did he enter into the building without permission? into the 13th floor?
Did he steal anything? Or was stealing the thing he did not do?
Were there relevant conversations between:
Adam and Brian (Chris absent)?
Brian and Chris (Adam absent)?
Chris and Adam (Brian absent)?
Adam, Brian, and Chris together?
In/outside the building?
Adam was committing a criminal act, were Brian or Chris 'on his side'? opposed? neutral?
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Adam committed burglary? yes Did he enter into the building without permission? Not relevant into the 13th floor? yes
Did he steal anything? not relevant Or was stealing the thing he did not do? no
Were there relevant conversations between:
Adam and Brian (Chris absent)? Just this one
Brian and Chris (Adam absent)?
Chris and Adam (Brian absent)?
Adam, Brian, and Chris together?
In/outside the building? Could be either
Adam was committing a criminal act, were Brian or Chris 'on his side'? opposed? neutral? Brian was on Adams's side, Chris was not
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Did Adam break into Chris' apartment? Into another apartment on the 13th floor?
Did Brian help him? Did Brian actually break in with him?
Was the relevant conversation between them before this? during? after? Did Adam give instructions to Brian or the opposite?
Was Chris at home? Did he or she see Adam or Brian? Did Chris notice the burglary?
Is the only thing about superstition the 13 in 13th floor?
Can we speak of an act Adam and Brian had planned including burglary? Did this act go on differently than planned? Because of Adam? Brian? Chris? other circumstances?
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Did Adam break into Chris' apartment? yes Into another apartment on the 13th floor? no
Did Brian help him? Did Brian actually break in with him? Yes to both.
Was the relevant conversation between them before this? during? This one. after? Yesish to this one too. Did Adam give instructions to Brian or the opposite? The opposite, Brian gave Adam an instruction. Was Chris at home? Yope Did he or she see Adam or Brian? Not relevant. Did Chris notice the burglary? Not relevant.
Is the only thing about superstition the 13 in 13th floor? yes
Can we speak of an act Adam and Brian had planned including burglary? Not sure what you mean, rephrase?. Did this act go on differently than planned? Because of Adam? Brian? Chris? other circumstances? Hence i'm not sure what act you're referring to.
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If the reason of burglary was not stealing was it: to obtain information? a test of courage? to check if it was possible to break in?
Is the way they broke in relevant? I guess it was by breaking the door open?
Did Brian engage Adam for this?
Did the instruction Brian gave Adam refer to the way to break in?
If I understand it correctly, there was more than 'Adam and Brian broke into the apartment', I called the whole thing 'act' before.
Was this whole thing planned? By Adam and Brian?
Did the plans change during the operation?
The thing Adam didn't do has still to be found out? Would he have done it before they were breaking in? during? after?
Is there more to be found out about Chris?
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If the reason of burglary was not stealing was it: False assumption to obtain information? a test of courage? to check if it was possible to break in?
Is the way they broke in relevant? I guess it was by breaking the door open? Possibly, N/A Did Brian engage Adam for this? Depends on what you mean by 'this', i'm not sure what you mean.
Did the instruction Brian gave Adam refer to the way to break in? no
If I understand it correctly, there was more than 'Adam and Brian broke into the apartment', I called the whole thing 'act' before.
Was this whole thing planned? yes By Adam and Brian? yes
Did the plans change during the operation? yes
The thing Adam didn't do has still to be found out? yes Would he have done it before they were breaking in? no during? yesish after? yesish
Is there more to be found out about Chris? yes
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Did Adam and Brian break into the apartment with the intention to steal? to obtain information? as a test of courage? to check if it was possible to break in? with another intention?
Did they break into the apartment they had chosen before? Did they actually enter into Chris' appartment?
Was it illegal to break into the apartment? Could Adam and Brian escape? After they left was there anything changed? the lock? had anything else relevant changed in/near the apartment?
Did Adam and Brian achieve what they had planned? partly? not at all?
Are the mutual relationships between Adam, Brian and Chris relevant (family, friends, colleagues...)?
Is their any relevant object in this puzzle?
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Did Adam and Brian break into the apartment with the intention to steal? yes to obtain information? as a test of courage? to check if it was possible to break in? with another intention? No to rest.
Did they break into the apartment they had chosen before? Not relevant. Did they actually enter into Chris' appartment? yes
Was it illegal to break into the apartment? yes Could Adam and Brian escape? yope After they left was there anything changed? FA in this question, sort of. the lock? had anything else relevant changed in/near the apartment? irrelevant Did Adam and Brian achieve what they had planned? partly? This one, but not very relevant. not at all? Are the mutual relationships between Adam, Brian and Chris relevant (family, friends, colleagues...)? The only relevant parts of their relationships have already been established. Is their any relevant object in this puzzle? Aside from apartment building itself, no.
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Did Adam escape after the burglary? did Brian?
Did Adam try to escape? did Brian?
Were Adam or Brian hurt during the burglary?
Had Adam and Brian planned to steal something specific? If yes did they find this object in the apartment? was it possible to steal it?
Had Adam and Brian planned to steal valuables? were there any valuables in the apartment? were there less than expected?
At the moment were their plan (which was initially stealing) changed did they feel: dissapointed? tricked? angry? sad? happy? amused? surprised?
Was there a conflict between Adam and Brian?
What is relevant about Chris: occupation? age? something he or she knew? he or she possessed? he or she had done?
Did Chris expect someone to break into his or her apartment?
Alarm relevant?
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Did Adam escape after the burglary? N/A did Brian? N/A
Did Adam try to escape? N/A did Brian? Yesish
Were Adam or Brian hurt during the burglary? no
Had Adam and Brian planned to steal something specific? Not relevant If yes did they find this object in the apartment? was it possible to steal it?
Had Adam and Brian planned to steal valuables? were there any valuables in the apartment? were there less than expected? None of these are relevant.
At the moment were their plan (which was initially stealing) changed did they feel: dissapointed? tricked? angry? sad? happy? amused? surprised? This one.
Was there a conflict between Adam and Brian? yes
What is relevant about Chris: occupation? age? something he or she knew? he or she possessed? yes he or she had done? yesish
Did Chris expect someone to break into his or her apartment? Not relevant
Alarm relevant? no
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They felt surprised because they: saw something? heard something? felt something?
Did they find anything in the appartment that they had not expected? did they not find something they had expected?
They felt surprised because they realized anything?
Did they feel surprised in the moment they entered into the appartment? before? some seconds after? some minutes after?
They both felt surprised for the same reason?
The conflict between Adam and Brian resulted in different opinions wether/how to change the plans?
In the moment they felt surprised was it immediately clear that they would not steal? that they could not steal?
The instruction Brian gave Adam refered to something he should do? should not do? was this the 'something he did not do' from the beginning of the puzzle?
Did Chris possess anything relevant apart from the apartment? something that was into the arpartment?
Was it a 'normal' apartment with rooms? kitchen? toilet? furniture? personal objects of Chris?

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Was Chris at home? Yope Did he or she see Adam or Brian? Not relevant. Did Chris notice the burglary? Not relevant.



I don't understand the 'yope': Did Chris leave the apartment? Did she come home during Adam and Brian were in? I'm a bit confused.
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They felt surprised because they: saw something? heard something? this one. felt something?
Did they find anything in the appartment that they had not expected? did they not find something they had expected? Neither are relevant.
They felt surprised because they realized anything? yesish
Did they feel surprised in the moment they entered into the appartment? before? some seconds after? some minutes after? N/A, sometime after.
They both felt surprised for the same reason? yes
The conflict between Adam and Brian resulted in different opinions wether/how to change the plans? yes
In the moment they felt surprised was it immediately clear that they would not steal? that they could not steal? Yesish to both.
The instruction Brian gave Adam refered to something he should do? This one. should not do? was this the 'something he did not do' from the beginning of the puzzle? yes
Did Chris possess anything relevant apart from the apartment? something that was into the arpartment? No to both.
Was it a 'normal' apartment with rooms? yes kitchen? toilet? furniture? personal objects of Chris? Yes to all.
I don't understand the 'yope': Did Chris leave the apartment? Did she come home during Adam and Brian were in? This one.
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OK Chris came home (I should have asked that earlier...).
Did Adam and Brian hear Chris coming home? and were surprised by this?
The instruction Brian gave Adam was something like: let's hide? let's escape? hide yourself Adam? run away Adam? go and see if someone is coming? go and distract the person who is arriving? go somewhere? do something to the person who is arriving? kill her? do a 'dangerous' thing?
Adam did not do what he was told because: it would have endangered him? for ethical reasons? he thought that there was no use? he thought that Brian should have done it by himself? Adam did not have the time? it was impossible for him?
Why is it irrelevant whether Chris noticed the burglary: the story ends before? Chris is disabled in a way?
Did Chris actually enter into his or her appartment?
Is there a relevant thing still to be found out that happened before: Adam and Brian broke in? they heard something? Chris returned? that happened after Chris returned?
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OK Chris came home (I should have asked that earlier...).
Did Adam and Brian hear Chris coming home? yes and were surprised by this? yes
The instruction Brian gave Adam was something like: let's hide? let's escape? This one. hide yourself Adam? run away Adam? go and see if someone is coming? go and distract the person who is arriving? go somewhere? yes do something to the person who is arriving? kill her? do a 'dangerous' thing? yes
Adam did not do what he was told because: it would have endangered him? This one. for ethical reasons? he thought that there was no use? he thought that Brian should have done it by himself? Adam did not have the time? it was impossible for him?
Why is it irrelevant whether Chris noticed the burglary: the story ends before? This one. Chris is disabled in a way?
Did Chris actually enter into his or her appartment? N/A
Is there a relevant thing still to be found out that happened before: Adam and Brian broke in? they heard something? Chris returned? that happened after Chris returned? This one.
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Did Brian suggest to escape by: a window? the door they had come in? a second door? another way?
It was dangerous to escape because of their altitude? there was no stairway?
Brian escaped by a dangerous way? did he have to climb? to jump? Anything more to find out about Brian?
So Adam stayed in the apartment? did he hide? did he try to escape by a way that Brian had not suggested?
Adam did not escape as he was told because he thought it was dangerous? It was dangerous because they were on the 13th floor, however superstition had nothing to do with it? vertigo relevant?
Is there more to be found out?
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Did Brian suggest to escape by: a window? This one. the door they had come in? a second door? another way?
It was dangerous to escape because of their altitude? This one. there was no stairway?
Brian escaped by a dangerous way? N/A did he have to climb? to jump? Anything more to find out about Brian? Nope, i think that's about it.
So Adam stayed in the apartment? yes did he hide? Not relevant did he try to escape by a way that Brian had not suggested? Not relevant
Adam did not escape as he was told because he thought it was dangerous? correct It was dangerous because they were on the 13th floor, however superstition had nothing to do with it? correct vertigo relevant? no
Is there more to be found out? Nope, I think after this round of answers the situation has become clear. Nice work.

******* Spoiler *****************

This puzzle was inspired by a joke i heard which went like this:

Two thieves robbing an apartment hear the owner coming home.

"Quick, jump out the window," says the first robber.

"Are you crazy? We're on the 13th floor!" says the second robber.

The first one replies,"This is no time to be superstitious!"

A big thanks to everyone who participated in this puzzle.
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So many questions for a story that can be told in four lines... That's what makes a good puzzle, thank you. And I like the joke as well.
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Thanks! Glad you liked it.

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