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Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey again! Here's another quickie while you guys work on my first puzzle. Not sure if this one has been told here before, but my friend came up with it last night, and I couldn't resist!

A woman sleeps. A man dies.
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Are both human? Adults?

Are they related to each other? Know each other?

Would the man have died if the woman wasn't asleep? Could she have prevented his death is she was awake?

Dies he die a natural death? Disease? Accident? Murder?
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any jobs relevant? any crime? any vehicles?
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Are both human? yes Adults? Yes

Are they related to each other?no Know each other? <yes</b>

Would the man have died if the woman wasn't asleep? yesishCould she have prevented his death is she was awake? yes!

Dies he die a natural death? Disease? Accident? Murder? none of these...

Good guesses, guys! you should all get it quickly!
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Suicide?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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any jobs relevant yeshishany crime? any vehicles? no to rest
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Suicide? YES
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When he commits suicide, does he think that the woman is dead (a sort of R&J scenario)?
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When he commits suicide, does he think that the woman is dead (a sort of R&J scenario)? yes!
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Romeo & Juliet?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Romeo & Juliet? Nope

Sorry guys, but I wont be able to post for the next three or four days... Keep asking lots of good questions! :-)
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Checking again, did he commit suicide BECAUSE he thought she was dead?
Are they lovers?
True story?
Era relevant?
Location/culture relevant?
Is she a nurse/doctor?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Checking again, did he commit suicide BECAUSE he thought she was dead? yep
Are they lovers? no
True story? it could have been
Era relevant? somewhat
Location/culture relevant? yes
Is she a nurse/doctor? no
~damia~ (~damia~)
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are they just friends? did he think he had killed her? does it matter how he thought he might have done this?
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are they just friends? irr did he think he had killed her? YES does it matter how he thought he might have done this? YES
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did he think he had strangled her? smothered her? something more violent? something involving blood? a weapon?
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did he think he had strangled her? smothered her? something more violent? something involving blood? a weapon? None of these, sorry...
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Did he think he poisoned her? Suffocated her?
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Did he think he poisoned her?this one, good job!
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is his job something to do with medicine? had he given her some tablets to take? or liquid medicine? did he think she had given her too much?
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is his job something to do with medicine? had he given her some tablets to take? or liquid medicine? did he think she had given her too much?no to all
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Did he think she ate something? Drank something? Inhaled something? Got something injected?
Did he kill himself because he was afraid of the law? because he couldn't live with this act? because he thought he would be poisoned himself?
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Did he think she ate something? She did Drank something? Inhaled something? Got something injected?
Did he kill himself because he was afraid of the law? This... because he couldn't live with this act? and this because he thought he would be poisoned himself?no
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Is he a food-taster?
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I'm posting for Blazingphoenix since they can't get to a computer for a week

Is he a food-taster?No
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so he thought he had poisoned her after she ate something? did he put something on her food? in her food? did he make the food? out of any special ingredients?
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so he thought he had poisoned her after she ate something? did he put something on her food? in her food? did he make the food? out of any special ingredients? Yes to all! Wow!
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lol cool

did he put something in it that he had picked himself? from a garden? or forest? mushrooms? some sort of herb?

or is it more like a "special" ingredient such as a drug? cannabis?
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I'm still posting for Blazingphoenix for now.

did he put something in it that he had picked himself?No from a garden?No or forest?No mushrooms?No some sort of herb?Yes

or is it more like a "special" ingredient such as a drug?No cannabis?
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had he bought the herb from a shop? a supermarket? grocery? or similar? or some kind of natural medicines shop?

are some people allergic to this herb? or have some sort of bad reaction?
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had he bought the herb from a shop?No a supermarket?No grocery?No or similar?No or some kind of natural medicines shop?No

are some people allergic to this herb?No or have some sort of bad reaction?No
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Hey, thanks for helping out, Danaria! You rock!

I am back! That was a long, drawn out spring break that made me want to jump off a cliff... Ugh. But now I am back and able to set and solve puzzles once more!
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welcome back!

did he get this herb from somewhere outside? did he buy it? from a person? from the internet?
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welcome back! Thank you! It's good to be back!

did he get this herb from somewhere outside?well... did he buy it? yes from a person? YES!! from the internet?
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did he buy it from someone he knew? someone on the street?
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did he buy it from someone he knew?irr someone on the street?Irrel

you don't need to know who, just that he got it from a merchant. Keep guessing!
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ok do we need to know what type of food he made? did she know he put this herb in it? did he think it might be dangerous in any way?
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ok do we need to know what type of food he made? not really did she know he put this herb in it? NO did he think it might be dangerous in any way? not right away
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HINT: Alright, you guys know that he made the woman food and added an herb he bought from some person. She was unaware of the herb, and fell asleep. Now you need to find out who they were and how he died! ("who" meaning their professions, really)
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does he take poison? shoot himself? jump off a building? throw himself under a moving vehicle?
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does he take poison? shoot himself? jump off a building? this one is the closest... throw himself under a moving vehicle?
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Did he jump off something else than a building?
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Is this a legend, myth or fairy tale?
Was an herb meant
to cure an illness?
to enhance a characteristic?
to change an attitude?
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throw himself off a cliff?
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Did he jump off something else than a building? let me clear it up, he jumped OUT of a building, not OFF... out and into something

Is this a legend, myth or fairy tale? It could be, but it could be true as well
Was an herb meant

to cure an illness?
to enhance a characteristic?
to change an attitude? None. It was simply meant to add spice to the meal, or so the man thought

throw himself off a cliff? so no

Sorry I've been gone for so long... But I am back and ready to help solve!
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does it matter what building he jumped into? was it a building that would kill anyone that entered? Was the building set to be demolished?
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does it matter what building he jumped into? was it a building that would kill anyone that entered? Was the building set to be demolished? No, he jumped out of the building into something else below... remember, the era and culture are important...
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Did he jump into something liquid? A moat? A busy road? Did he die of asphyxiation? Crushing? Poisoning? Drowning? Impact with a hard object?
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Did he jump into something liquid? yes A moat? YES!!! A busy road? Did he die of asphyxiation? Crushing? Poisoning? Drowning? So this one Impact with a hard object?

Well, now it should be easy to guess who he and the woman are! Hurry and solve so I can spoil! I'll give a present to the first person to solve it! Sorry, Danaria, you are exempt from that, since you know the answer already... but here's a present anyway.
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Hmm... Let's see here.
A cook puts an unusual spice into queen's dinner. When a page arrives back at the kitchen with a message that the queen is dead, cook jumps out of the window and drowns in the moat below. Later on another messenger announces that queen has awaken and is asking for seconds. If only he had waited a few seconds! Or if they had a phone...
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Hmm... Let's see here.
A cook puts an unusual spice into queen's dinner. When a page arrives back at the kitchen with a message that the queen is dead, cook jumps out of the window and drowns in the moat below. Later on another messenger announces that queen has awaken and is asking for seconds. If only he had waited a few seconds! Or if they had a phone...

********SPOILER!!!**********

Yep! The cook got a new spice that he decided to try out in the queen's dish. The spice was a drug that relaxes the body and causes you to fall asleep. When she fell over, he had assumed that she was dead. Not wanting to get caught and tortured, he jumped out the window into the moat, so the Queen never got to ask him for seconds! Good job guys! I'll come up with a new one soon!

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