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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because his father was allergic to roses, Ahmed pretended to be a terrorist. How come????
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Did Ahmed travel on an aircraft? Did he make a bogus phone call? Did he pass through airport security? Is he a Muslim, and is his religion relevant in any way? Was Ahmed arrested? Does this have anything to do with the prohibition of liquids on international flights?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:16 pm:
Did Ahmed travel on an aircraft? no
Did he make a bogus phone call? no Did he pass through airport security? no Is he a Muslim poassibly, and is his religion relevant in any way?yope Was Ahmed arrested? no Does this have anything to do with the prohibition of liquids on international flights? no
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Was his father going to be in any trouble?
Did his father take any medication for the allergy?

Did his father's allergies cause him to sneeze, thus alerting someone he was there?
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Did this happen in USA? In an Islamic country? Just to clarify - Ahmed: Human Adult Male? His father: HAM?
Is it relevant that roses are involved rathwer than another flower? Did Ahmed pretend to be a terrorist to save himself from something? To save his father? To get some personal gain? To get a gain for his father?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 12:42 am:
Was his father going to be in any trouble? no
Did his father take any medication for the allergy? irrel

Did his father's allergies cause him to sneeze possibly, thus alerting someone he was there?irrel
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Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:37 am:
Did this happen in USA? yes In an Islamic country? no Just to clarify - Ahmed: Human Adult Male? yes His father: HAM? yes
Is it relevant that roses are involved rathwer than another flower? no Did Ahmed pretend to be a terrorist to save himself from something? noi To save his father? no To get some personal gain? no To get a gain for his father? yes
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Was he trying to keep his father away from roses? Trying to get medicine for his father? Trying to cure or subdue the allergies?

Acting like a terrorist=
saying something?
taking some action?
refusing to say/ do something?
Did he only pretend to be a terrorist for a moment? A day or less? a long period?
Does anyone die in this story?
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Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 8:18 pm:
Was he trying to keep his father away from roses? Trying to get medicine for his father? Trying to cure or subdue the allergies?

Acting like a terrorist=
saying something? yope
taking some action?see above
refusing to say/ do something? yes
Did he only pretend to be a terrorist for a moment? yes A day or less? see previous answer a long period? no
Does anyone die in this story? no
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Did he refuse to help someone?
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Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 11:26 pm:
Did he refuse to help someone? no
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Did he refuse to have his bags searched? Refuse to cooperate with authority in some way?

(Oh, and was that a 'no' to my first three questions from the previous post?)
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Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 9:42 pm:
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Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 8:18 pm:
Was he trying to keep his father away from roses? yes Trying to get medicine for his father? no Trying to cure or subdue the allergies? no
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(Oh, and was that a 'no' to my first three questions from the previous post?) Ooops--not answering those questions was my oversight, which I have rectified
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Was he trying to hide his father? Prevent him from sneezing?
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Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 8:41 am:
Was he trying to hide his father? no Prevent him from sneezing? no
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Did he refuse to have his bags searched? Refuse to cooperate with authority in some way? Does this take place in an airport? On a plane? Outside? In another building?
Is someone carrying a boquet of roses? A single rose? Does someone attempt to give him flowers? Give his father flowers? Are the flowers delivered to them?
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Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 6:29 pm:
Did he refuse to have his bags searched? no Refuse to cooperate with authority in some way? noi Does this take place in an airport? no On a plane? no Outside?possily In another building? possibly
Is someone carrying a boquet of roses? no A single rose? no Does someone attempt to give him flowers? no Give his father flowers? no Are the flowers delivered to them? noish
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is there a flower seller nearby? or are the flowers growing somewhere? does someone try to get them to go close to the roses? on purpose? or accidentally?

does he say something like I have a gun? or a bomb? to make people move away from him?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 5:35 pm:
is there a flower seller nearby? no or are the flowers growing somewhere? yes does someone try to get them to go close to the roses? no on purpose? or accidentally?

does he say something like I have a gun? no or a bomb? no to make people move away from him? no
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Do they want to go a certain way to avoid passing the roses but that way is blocked by some security people?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 8:38 am:
Do they want to go a certain way to avoid passing the roses but that way is blocked by some security people? no
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does it matter hoe far away from the roses they are when they notice them? what the closest they come to them is? is there a path that leads away from the roses? can they get down it? do they try to walk back up the path/road whatever they have just come down? do they need to do something/go somewhere close to the roses? do they want someone else to go/do something for them?
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:14 am:
does it matter hoe far away from the roses they are when they notice them? it matters where the roses are what the closest they come to them is? yes is there a path that leads away from the roses?yes can they get down it? yes do they try to walk back up the path/road whatever they have just come down? see next answer do they need to do something/go somewhere close to the roses? yes do they want someone else to go/do something for them? yes
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Does anyone believe he is a terrorist? All around him? All but his father? His father only?
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do they need to do something close to the roses? or just go somewhere close to them? are the roses outside a shop? is it relevant if the roses are connected with a place? or are they just growing on a patch of grass in a park? is someone selling something relevant close to the roses? food? clothes?
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 8:03 am:
Does anyone believe he is a terrorist? yes All around him? no All but his father? no His father only? no
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do they need to do something close to the roses? yesish or just go somewhere close to them? yes are the roses outside a shop? no is it relevant if the roses are connected with a place? yes or are they just growing on a patch of grass in a park? no is someone selling something relevant close to the roses?no food? no clothes? no
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Is he pretending just in his mind? Is it just a game? Is he serious? Does he need to build up courage for something? Create a sense of urgency?
Is he afraid of his father?
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 10:13 pm:
Is he pretending just in his mind? no Is it just a game? no Is he serious? no Does he need to build up courage for something? no Create a sense of urgency? yes
Is he afraid of his father? no
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Did he pretend to be a terrorist so that the police would dig his garden up in order to find evidence, and thereby remove rose bushes that were growing there?
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Did something special happen around that day, such as the roses were blooming?
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 10:46 pm:
Did he pretend to be a terrorist so that the police would dig his garden up in order to find evidence, and thereby remove rose bushes that were growing there? YES!!!! HI HANNAH!!GREAT TO SEE THAT YOUR RAZOR-SHARP MIND IS BACK ON THE FORUM:-):-):-):-)!! AND PLEASE SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON MY OTHER PUZZLES!!
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One day, an old Arab-American emailed his son, who no longer lived at home, & said, "I've become allergic to the roses in the garden, but I'm not strong enough to dig up the rosebushes & I don't want to spend the money to hire someone to do it." The son replied by email, "My father, whatever you do, do not have the garden dug up. I have buried THE THING there." The next day, Federal agents came to the old man's house & uprooted all his rosebushes. This is adapted from a joke I heard at a the annual dinner of my state's branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. Thanks for the brilliant work, Hannah, & please demolish my other puzzles too (including the new one I'm about to post)!!

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