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Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not much of a zoologist, but I was recently asked a question about anteaters. How come?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you seen an anteater? in the zoo? in nature?
Do you come from a country where anteaters live?
Is the one who asked the question adult? Do we have to find out more about him/her?
Did this happen in a quiz?
Would the puzzle work with another animal? with any animal?
Is there anything relevant about the anteater? anatomy? behaviour? the word anteater?
Would it help to find out the question?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you seen an anteater? yes but irrel in the zoo? yes but irrel in nature? sadly not

Do you come from a country where anteaters live? no

Is the one who asked the question adult? yes but irrel

Do we have to find out more about him/her? not really

Did this happen in a quiz? no

Would the puzzle work with another animal? no with any animal? no

Is there anything relevant about the anteater? yes anatomy? no behaviour? no the word anteater? no

Would it help to find out the question? yes!
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 1:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the question contain any of the following words:
Where? When? Who? Whose? What? Which? Why? How? anteater?
Could you answer the question? Did you answer it? Is the answer relevant? Was it a yes/no question?
Is the relation between you and the questioner relevant? friends? family? colleagues? strangers?
Was it a personal question? or would anyone have given the same answer?
Did the question aim at your education? personal knowlege? information you happened to have?
Had you seen? read? heard? anything that made it possible to answer?
Is it relevant that anteaters are animals? that the word is composed of "ant" and "eat"?
Any wordplay involved?
Was the question about particular anteaters? anteaters in general?
Was it about one anteater? more than one: 2? 3? ...
Is there any reference to a book? a film? etc?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 1:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the question contain any of the following words:
Where? When? Who? Whose? What? Which? Why? How? anteater? none of those, I'm afraid

Could you answer the question? yes Did you answer it? no Is the answer relevant? not really Was it a yes/no question? yes

Is the relation between you and the questioner relevant? friends? family? colleagues? strangers? this, but beware FA

Was it a personal question? or would anyone have given the same answer? this one

Did the question aim at your education? no personal knowlege? no information you happened to have? no

Had you seen? read? heard? anything that made it possible to answer? no: it was very easy to answer

Is it relevant that anteaters are animals? not really that the word is composed of "ant" and "eat"? no

Any wordplay involved? not "play" exactly, but it involves words, yes

Was the question about particular anteaters? yes anteaters in general?

Was it about one anteater? more than one: 2? 3? ... irrelevant

Is there any reference to a book? a film? etc? no
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 7:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it involve the words "are?", "will?", "can/could you?", "will/would you?"?

Was it about an... "Aunt?"

Perhaps you were all at a family feast and someone commented on how much an aunt eats? :-)
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it involve the words "are?", "will?", "can/could you?", "will/would you?"? none of those

Was it about an... "Aunt?" no

Perhaps you were all at a family feast and someone commented on how much an aunt eats? :-) splendid idea, but no
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm wondering why you didn't answer the question.

Did you consider it rhetorical? were you offended by it? Did the person asking it confuse you with someone else? Was the answer too so obvious you considered answering it superflous?

Was the question asked verbally? if so in person? over the phone? if not, In writing? by E-Mail? other?

A crossword? other puzzle?

Did the question begin with Do You? Have You?

Does Anteater refer to the animal of that name or another animal that preys on Ants?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you anywhere near an anteater at the time? or at a place where there was one?

does the question contain the word Do? you? know? ant(s)?

was any pointing at an anteater involved?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you anywhere near an anteater at the time? no or at a place where there was one? no

does the question contain the word Do? no, but... you? this one know? no ant(s)? no

was any pointing at an anteater involved? no
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ok does the question contain the words did? does? did you? anything to do with watching tv? a show featuring anteaters?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ok does the question contain the words did? this one does? did you? yes! anything to do with watching tv? no a show featuring anteaters? no
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 4:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm please respond to my 4.16 post!!
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 5:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm please respond to my 4.16 post!! my apologies, Peter
I'm wondering why you didn't answer the question.

Did you consider it rhetorical? not really were you offended by it? no Did the person asking it confuse you with someone else? no Was the answer too so obvious you considered answering it superflous? I suppose this is closest

Was the question asked verbally? no if so in person? no over the phone? no if not, In writing? not exactly by E-Mail? no other? yes

A crossword? no other puzzle? no but ...

Did the question begin with Do You? Have You? it began "Did you ..."

Does Anteater refer to the animal of that name or another animal that preys on Ants? an anteater, though this was not the word in the question
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the question printed on paper? on another object? on a screen?
Are there computers involved? the internet? a discussion forum?
Did the question contain the word: think? see? hear? get? go? say? tell? talk? eat?
Did the question itself make you think of an anteater? the context?
Was there a sort of conversation before the question was asked? or after it?
If there was a conversation were you asked several questions?
While doing this did you work? did the questioner? are your occupations relevant?
Was the correct answer to the question yes? no? (I guess that this one won't help on very much but anyway...)
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you responding to a survey?
Was someone telling you a joke? riddle?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the question printed on paper? on another object? on a screen? this one
Are there computers involved? yes the internet? yes a discussion forum? yes
Did the question contain the word: think? see? hear? get? go? say? tell? talk? eat? none of these
Did the question itself make you think of an anteater? yes, this one the context?
Was there a sort of conversation before the question was asked? this one, sort of or after it?
If there was a conversation were you asked several questions? no
While doing this did you work? no did the questioner? no: beware fa are your occupations relevant? no
Was the correct answer to the question yes? no? this one(I guess that this one won't help on very much but anyway...)

Were you responding to a survey? no
Was someone telling you a joke? riddle? neither of these
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are your ages relevant?

did the question contain the words Understand? type?

did the question contain a word which also means anteater? the latin name or something?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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are your ages relevant? no

did the question contain the words Understand? no type? no

did the question contain a word which also means anteater? yes the latin name or something? yope
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this perhaps happen on the lateral puzzles forum? another entertainment forum? or an education/help forum? relevant?
Was the question asked by a human? who was online? or was it a question that you made to pop up on a web page? were you asked to click on yes or no?
Is there another language involved?
Did you read/regard something on a web page before the question was asked?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this perhaps happen on the lateral puzzles forum? the question itself was not asked on the LTPF, but the LTPF is very relevant another entertainment forum? or an education/help forum? relevant? not quite any of these, but similar. I visited two sites in the puzzle scenario: the LTPF and one other.

Was the question asked by a human? no! it was asked by a computer who was online? or was it a question that you made to pop up on a web page? not quite were you asked to click on yes or no? no
Is there another language involved? no
Did you read/regard something on a web page before the question was asked? er ... not quite
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you visit a particular puzzle on the LTPF site? your own?
Did you visit the LTPF site first?
Did you visit the other site looking for some information? to solve a puzzle? to prepare a puzzle?
Was there any error in the question? did it really address to you?
Was there one single word in the question refering to an anteater? a synonym for anteater? the name of a particular anteater?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you visit a particular puzzle on the LTPF site? yes your own? no
Did you visit the LTPF site first? yes
Did you visit the other site looking for some information? yes to solve a puzzle? partly, perhaps to prepare a puzzle? no
Was there any error in the question? no did it really address to you? it was addressed to me but might have been addressed to anyone who did what I did

Was there one single word in the question refering to an anteater? yes a synonym for anteater? yes the name of a particular anteater? yes
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ok is the other word tamandua? aardvark? pangolin? echidna?
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ok is the other word tamandua? YES! aardvark? pangolin? echidna?
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you googling something and spelt it wrongly and google asked . Did you mean tamandua?
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you googling something yes and spelt it wrongly no, I got the spelling right and google asked . Did you mean tamandua? yes!
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the question is what were you googling?
Were you curious about a LTPF user's name and googled it but google had no entries so suggested Tamandua?

I'm not long on the forum and can't recall a user whose name resembles Tamandua.
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes ... good enough for a

****SPOILER****

In the puzzle "iTom" on 7 February, Tomandlu suggested "You could always try googling tomandlu". Which of course I did, and Google, thoughtful as ever, asked "Did you mean tamandua?", which is apparently a species of anteater. Of course I search for those all the time.

Silly puzzle, I know, but thanks for playing.
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not at all silly in fact a very good puzzle. Forgot about Tomandlu.
This is my first solve so I'll never forget what a Tamandua is? Was hoping it would be about Aardvarks which as all fans of sitcom Blackadder will know is a "medium sized insectivore with protruding nasal implement"
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lol nice puzzle
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 1:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree, this was a nice puzzle.

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