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Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 9:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A phone call saved him
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saved him from ___:
death?
physical injury?
emotional injury?
financial loss?
embarrassment?

did the call
reveal new information?
deny false information?
cause him to do something he wouldn't have?
cause him not to do something he would have?
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Stinkycheese:

saved him from ___:
death? probably
physical injury? probably
emotional injury? not really
financial loss? no
embarrassment? no

did the call
reveal new information? yesish
deny false information? no
cause him to do something he wouldn't have? yes
cause him not to do something he would have? noish
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death/injury = _______
- capital punishment?
- murder?
- attempted murder?
- accident?
- disease?

did it cause him to:
- go somewhere?
- perform an action?
- prevent someone else from performing an action?
- remember something?
- be pardoned?
- realise a previously unknown fact about himself?
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Stinkycheese:

death/injury = _______
- capital punishment? no
- murder? possibly
- attempted murder? possibly
- accident? no
- disease? no

did it cause him to:
- go somewhere? yesish
- perform an action? yes
- prevent someone else from performing an action? noish
- remember something? no
- be pardoned? no
- realise a previously unknown fact about himself? no

good questions!
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Is this man's age relevant? Time period in which this takes place relevant?

Did he recieve the call in his home? Car? On his cell phone? At work? In another building? Is his exact location relevant?
Did it cause him to go outside? Go inside? Lock a door or window?
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Everything:

Is this man's age relevant? no Time period in which this takes place relevant? no

Did he recieve the call in his home? FA Car? FA On his cell phone? FA At work? FA In another building? FA Is his exact location relevant? no
Did it cause him to go outside? no Go inside? no Lock a door or window? no
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Did he answer the phone? Just hear the phone ring?
Or did he make the phone call?

Does it matter who called, or just that there was someone on the other end?
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Or was the call between two other people? (or more?) If so, does he know either one of/any of these people? Did he know of the phone call? Did he hear the actual conversation? Was it related to him by someone else?
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Puzzlicious:

Did he answer the phone? no Just hear the phone ring? no
Or did he make the phone call? yes

Does it matter who called, or just that there was someone on the other end? please rephrase

Jumpingjack:
Or was the call between two other people? (or more?) no If so, does he know either one of/any of these people? Did he know of the phone call? Did he hear the actual conversation? Was it related to him by someone else?
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Does it matter who he called?
Was he saved because he would have been doing something else if he hadn't made the call?
Would he have been involved in:
a crime?
an accident?
someone intentionally hurting him?

Was anyone else hurt?
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Puzzlicious:

Does it matter who he called? YES
Was he saved because he would have been doing something else if he hadn't made the call? yesish
Would he have been involved in:
a crime? yes with the danger of FA
an accident? no
someone intentionally hurting him? yes!

Was anyone else hurt? no
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Is the person on the phone and the person who is intentionally going to hurt him the same person? Is a third person involved?
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If there is a third person who recieves the call: adult? male? Relevant relationship with OH? With the potential murderer? Does he know OH? Does he know the murderer? Did the call/action caused by the call relate to the murderer in any direct way? Or is this the lateral step?

Is he indoors or outdoors when making the call? At home? At work?
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Snoozer:

Is the person on the phone and the person who is intentionally going to hurt him the same person? no Is a third person involved? yes!

Zephyr14:

If there is a third person who recieves the call: adult? yes male? no Relevant relationship with OH? if with OH you mean the saved one: yes With the potential murderer? noish Does he know OH? yes Does he know the murderer? yesish Did the call/action caused by the call relate to the murderer in any direct way? yes Or is this the lateral step? no

Is he indoors or outdoors when making the call? irr. At home? At work? irr.

good questions!
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When answering the phone, is he mistaken for the other person?
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... with something like "Is he dead yet?"
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Snoozer:

When answering the phone, is he mistaken for the other person? FA. He is the caller

... with something like "Is he dead yet?" no
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Is he dialing a number to a normal phone or a cell phone?
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I assume human female then? Is she his girlfriend/wife/significant other? His mother? His adult daughter? Other family relation? or completely other relation?

And before, you said that the thing Our Hero was saved from is possibly murder and possibly attempted murder. Does this mean that the murderer wasn't convinced to murder him? Wasn't convinced to murder him? Is there anything like this, relevant, in that answer?
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Snoozer:


Is he dialing a number to a normal phone or a cell phone? normal phone would fit the story better

Zephyr14:

I assume human female then? yes Is she his girlfriend/wife/significant other? wife His mother? His adult daughter? Other family relation? or completely other relation?

And before, you said that the thing Our Hero was saved from is possibly murder and possibly attempted murder. Does this mean that the murderer wasn't convinced to murder him? Wasn't convinced to murder him? Is there anything like this, relevant, in that answer? He wanted to do something bad to Our Hero. Could be murder, could be beating him up. It is not really relevant to the story. Let us say he wanted to murder him
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Whn he calls his wife, does he have any idea that Villain wants to kill him? Does he have a relevant reason for calling her, or can we assume he just called to chat?
Does he tell his wife anything relevant? Does his wife tell him anything relevant? Does Wife know of Villain's evil plans? Does Wife do anything relevant after the phone call? Relevant how long the call lasted? If Our Hero hadn't made the call to his wife, would Villain have hurt him during the time of the call? a few minutes after? a few hours after? on the same day? the next day? a few days later? longer that that?
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Would the murder take place close to where he made the phone call? Did he need to go away to make the phone call, eg to a phone booth?
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Jumpingjack:

Whn he calls his wife, does he have any idea that Villain wants to kill him? not at all Does he have a relevant reason for calling her, or can we assume he just called to chat? he is just calling home like he could do it every day
Does he tell his wife anything relevant? no Does his wife tell him anything relevant? not directly Does Wife know of Villain's evil plans? yes! Does Wife do anything relevant after the phone call? no Relevant how long the call lasted? it was short, this information could help a bit If Our Hero hadn't made the call to his wife, would Villain have hurt him during the time of the call? no a few minutes after? no a few hours after? probably on the same day? definitely the next day? a few days later? longer that that? no to the rest
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Is Villain with Our Hero's wife when OH makes the phone call? Is Wife having an affair with Villain? Does OH hear V in the background? Does Wife accidentally allude to V's presence in the house? So after the phone call to W, does OH now know that V wants to kill him? Does Wife want Villain to kill Our Hero too? Is she part of the plan? Does OH go home after work that day? Does he make a police report?
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Jumpingjack:

Is Villain with Our Hero's wife when OH makes the phone call? yes! Is Wife having an affair with Villain? no Does OH hear V in the background? no Does Wife accidentally allude to V's presence in the house? not accidentally So after the phone call to W, does OH now know that V wants to kill him? not exactly Does Wife want Villain to kill Our Hero too? no Is she part of the plan? no Does OH go home after work that day? yes Does he make a police report? yesish
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So Villain went to OH's house? Did he think OH would be there? Since OH is not there, he holds OH's wife captive? Does V know that W is talking to OH on the phone? And W very cleverly hints to OH that there is someone else in the house and she is being held prisoner? Do we need to find out what she said? Does OH go home immediately after the phone call? Or does he wait until the end of his typical workday? Does he bring policemen home with him?
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Jumpingjack:

So Villain went to OH's house? yes Did he think OH would be there? yes Since OH is not there, he holds OH's wife captive? yes Does V know that W is talking to OH on the phone? no And W very cleverly hints to OH that there is someone else in the house and she is being held prisoner? yesish Do we need to find out what she said? a bit of it, might be misleading Does OH go home immediately after the phone call? no, he gets the police first Or does he wait until the end of his typical workday? no Does he bring policemen home with him? yes!
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So all that's left to find out is how OH's wife hinted to him? When she receives the call, does she pretend that she is talking to someone else, to trick the villain? And since she is (to OH) speaking complete nonsense and not responding to what he is saying at all, OH senses that something is wrong and gets the police?
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did he get really suspicious because she acted nice to him (for the first time in ages)?
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does V know at all that W has made the phone call? does she manage to sneak off and make it? and jsut told him V was there?
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Jumpingjack:

So all that's left to find out is how OH's wife hinted to him? yes When she receives the call, does she pretend that she is talking to someone else, to trick the villain? no And since she is (to OH) speaking complete nonsense and not responding to what he is saying at all, OH senses that something is wrong and gets the police? no, don't you think that would be too easy?

Snoozer:

did he get really suspicious because she acted nice to him (for the first time in ages)? no but good thought

damia:

does V know at all that W has made the phone call? does she manage to sneak off and make it? and jsut told him V was there? FA. She does not make the call
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V doesn't know that W is talking to OH, correct? Does he know that she is talking to someone on the phone, though? Is he right next to her when she is on the phone to OH? Does he tell her what to say? Does W speak in a different language from what she usually uses to communicate with her husband?
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Do they have a common code language? Like, the word Blue means the police?
Do they know anyone working for the police, but only refer to him by name during the phone call?
Is she telling him to pick up something on the way back from a certain address, that of the police?
Is she saying that her mother is visiting or her brother who recently escaped from prison, and he always sends over the police when things like that happen?
Is she saying that someone is visiting, someone they both know is dead?
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Jumpingjack:

V doesn't know that W is talking to OH, correct? Correct. Does he know that she is talking to someone on the phone, though? yes Is he right next to her when she is on the phone to OH? yes Does he tell her what to say? no Does W speak in a different language from what she usually uses to communicate with her husband? no

Snoozer:


Do they have a common code language? Like, the word Blue means the police? no
Do they know anyone working for the police, but only refer to him by name during the phone call? no but what a good idea!
Is she telling him to pick up something on the way back from a certain address, that of the police? no, but wouldn't that be clever of her?
Is she saying that her mother is visiting or her brother who recently escaped from prison, and he always sends over the police when things like that happen? no
Is she saying that someone is visiting, someone they both know is dead? no
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does she pretend she is speaking to someone else she knows? a family member? a female? sister? mother?
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Uh... Does the husband realize the situation she's in? Or does she make him bring the police for another subtle reason?
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Before the phone call, did he have reasons to worry about the safety of himself and his family?
Is her husband working for the police?
Does the villain hear his end of the conversation?
Is the conversation strange in any way? Like she is avoiding his questions, or give him strange replies? Or does she hang up when he is about to say something?
Is she saying something they have agreed to never say over the phone?
Is the police bugging their phones?
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damia:

does she pretend she is speaking to someone else she knows? a family member? a female? sister? mother? no

Zephyr:

Uh... Does the husband realize the situation she's in? he knows there must be something wrong Or does she make him bring the police for another subtle reason? no

Snoozer:

Before the phone call, did he have reasons to worry about the safety of himself and his family? no
Is her husband working for the police? no
Does the villain hear his end of the conversation? the husband's? no
Is the conversation strange in any way? yes! Like she is avoiding his questions, no or give him strange replies? yesish, explore Or does she hang up when he is about to say something? noish, explore
Is she saying something they have agreed to never say over the phone? no
Is the police bugging their phones? no

Hint: there is a lateral leap you didn't find yet. And another important question you didn't ask.

RECAP:
A Villain comes to the house of a man, Our Hero and wants to murder him. Our Hero is not home but his wife is. (There is some more to explore here) He helds her captive to wait until Our Hero comes home. Our Hero calls home, his wife answeres the phone. (Something more to explore here) Because of the phone call Our Hero knows that there is something wrong and comes home with the police.
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Is the wife tied up? Is she hurt when the villain pushed his way in? Is her voice affected?
When her husband says "hi honey" - or whatever - does she say something like "no, I'm sorry he's not in just now"? Does she say "this is Veronica" when she's always called Ronnie?
Is anyone else involved? children?
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From the conversation, would the villain understand that it is her husband calling?
Do they have caller id? If so, does she recognise his number but answers "sorry, you got the wrong number", or "he will be home shortly", or "hello officer, are you looking for my husband"?
Is he always calling home at the same time every day, and she acts surprised that he is calling?
Is her husband at work when he is calling? Does it matter where he works? If so, at a bank? office? blue collar? government? large organisation?
Are they rich? Is her husband handling large amounts of money? are they criminals?
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Sunshine:

Is the wife tied up? no but explore Is she hurt when the villain pushed his way in? no but explore Is her voice affected? no but explore
When her husband says "hi honey" - or whatever - does she say something like "no, I'm sorry he's not in just now"? that is a part of what she says Does she say "this is Veronica" when she's always called Ronnie? no
Is anyone else involved? yes! children? no

Snoozer:

From the conversation, would the villain understand that it is her husband calling? no
Do they have caller id? irr. If so, does she recognise his number but answers "sorry, you got the wrong number", or "he will be home shortly", or "hello officer, are you looking for my husband"? no
Is he always calling home at the same time every day, and she acts surprised that he is calling? no
Is her husband at work when he is calling? Does it matter where he works? If so, at a bank? office? blue collar? government? large organisation? irr.
Are they rich? yes Is her husband handling large amounts of money? irr. are they criminals? no
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The other person relevent: male/female/relevant? I'll use "she" for the next questions:
Is she at the house? Does she come to the house during the events of the puzzle?
Is she mentioned in the phone conversation? Does she talk the phone with anyone involved in the puzzle?
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Zephyr:

The other person relevent: male/female this /relevant? not so much I'll use "she" for the next questions:
Is she at the house? yes Does she come to the house during the events of the puzzle? no
Is she mentioned in the phone conversation? no Does she talk the phone with anyone involved in the puzzle? no
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is she restrained in any way? does he threaten her? is she gagged? does she name the person she is pretending to speak to?

is this female a family member? friend? colleague of his? hers?
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damia:

is she restrained in any way? yes, if you don't mean the wife does he threaten her? no is she gagged? yes does she name the person she is pretending to speak to? no

is this female a family member? friend? colleague of his? hers? no to all
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Is she an animal? (The gagged one)
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Is the normal background noise uncomfortably silent during the phone call?
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The gagged one: is she employed by the family? to clean the house, look after the pets etc?
Does Wifey indirectly refer to her during the phone call?
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Martinfg:

Is she an animal? (The gagged one) no

Snoozer:

Is the normal background noise uncomfortably silent during the phone call? no

Jumpingjack:

The gagged one: is she employed by the family? yes! to clean the house, look after the pets etc? yes, she is the maid!
Does Wifey indirectly refer to her during the phone call? noish. explore
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Does the maid usually answer the phone?
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Martinfg:

Does the maid usually answer the phone? yes
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Was it very unusual for his wife to answer the phone?

Did the man suspect something was wrong because his wife and not the maid answered the phone?

Did the villan mistake the maid for the mans wife?
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Martinfg:

Was it very unusual for his wife to answer the phone? absolutely

Did the man suspect something was wrong because his wife and not the maid answered the phone? yes. it was even more than suspect

Did the villan mistake the maid for the mans wife? no
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so the first thing that tipped him off was that she answered the phone? then she pretended that it was someone else who had phoned and said he wasn't in? anything else she said on the phone relevant?
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damia:

so the first thing that tipped him off was that she answered the phone? the only thing then she pretended that it was someone else who had phoned and said he wasn't in? yesish, explore anything else she said on the phone relevant? no. but there is still something to find out.
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Is his wife deaf?
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ok she pretended it was someone else? do we need to know who? she said out loud that her husband wasn't there? did she pretend to take a message for him? did she say anything else about him?
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Is there a significant reason for gagging the maid?
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does she pretend to talk to someone asking for the maid?
Does the maid come from another country? Speak another language? If so, is the wife speaking that language to her husband?
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Martinfg:

Is his wife deaf? BINGO!

damia:

ok she pretended it was someone else? do we need to know who? she said out loud that her husband wasn't there? did she pretend to take a message for him? did she say anything else about him? see above. she does not know who is on the phone. She says something like "He is not home. Yes, this is Wifey. OK, I'll tell him you called"

Jumpingjack:

Is there a significant reason for gagging the maid? Just to have only one person to guard.

Snoozer:

does she pretend to talk to someone asking for the maid? no
Does the maid come from another country? Speak another language? If so, is the wife speaking that language to her husband? no, see above

So, the lateral leap was done! Does someone want to put this together or shall I spiol?
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Hmmm I just have one question: wouldn't it be obvious to Villain that Wifey was deaf? Since, upon entering the house, he would definitely ask her things like, "Where is Hubby?" etc. And so it would be really silly of him to make her answer the phone...
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you are so right! can you find out how it would not be obvious to him?
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Because the maid did all the talking while Wifey just smiled prettily? And when the phone rang, he gagged the talkative maid and gestured to Wifey to answer the phone?
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Can the wife lipread?
Therefore when the phone rang the villan heard it and said something menacing like "you better answer that",pointing to the phone, which she did and her husband realised that his deaf wife would never answer the phone so suspected trouble was afoot.? (I assume she is just deaf and not dumb)
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Perhaps the villain can't speak? :D
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Jumpingjack:

Because the maid did all the talking while Wifey just smiled prettily? no And when the phone rang, he gagged the talkative maid and gestured to Wifey to answer the phone? no

Martinfg:

Can the wife lipread? yes! you are so smart!
Therefore when the phone rang the villan heard it and said something menacing like "you better answer that",pointing to the phone, which she did and her husband realised that his deaf wife would never answer the phone so suspected trouble was afoot.? (I assume she is just deaf and not dumb) that is the story I had in mind!

Zephyr:

Perhaps the villain can't speak? :D
That could make a great puzzle!

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

A rich man is married to a woman who is deaf. She is a very good lipreader so many people wouldn't even notice she is deaf. The couple has a maid that always answeres the phone. The husband calls his wife from work every day and the maid "translates" between Our Hero and Wifey.
Our Hero accidently started some business-activity that annoyed the local mafia boss. The MB sent out his favourite murderer to get rid of Our Hero. The Murderer went to Our Hero's house where he found the two women. He didn't want to harm them but wanted to keep them quiet until Our Hero comes home. So he gagged the maid and sat down with Wifey in the living room. While waiting, Wifey starts a conversation to find out why her husband shall be murdered. She is desperatly trying to find a way to save him. Suddenly the murderer says "Go and answer it. Don't give anything away about my presence". Wifey needs a second to understand. "Go and answer the phone!" the murderer says more angry. Wifey has her chance!! This could be her husband! And if not, there is still the possibility that it is someone who knows her! She picks up the phone and says "Hello? No, he did not return home yet. Yes, this is Wifey. Pardon? OK, I will tell him you called". Our Hero, on the other end of the line, is absolutely sure that there must be something wrong and gets the police to come home with him.

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