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Nimue (Nimue)
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This puzzle forum's very own Felicia Nimue was taking a walk in the woods about 2 weeks ago. She had planned to walk there for about an hour, but when she checked her watch, she immediately turned around & left the woods--even though the time indicated by her watch was what she expected it to be. How come??
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Did you walk only 1/2 an hour, so you could get back with the other half?
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Relevant how long you had been walking for? Less than an hour?
When you left the woods, did you go straight home? Did you spend about an hour walking? Did you leave the woods because you didn't want to be late for something? You needed to get back? You needed to be out of the woods for some reason?
Was the time shown on your watch the correct time? Was it the time when you had been planning to leave?
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Did you walk only 1/2 an hour, so you could get back with the other half? no
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Relevant how long you had been walking for?yes--I should have mentioned that I had been walking for only about 15 minutes Less than an hour?yes
When you left the woods, did you go straight home? no Did you spend about an hour walking? no Did you leave the woods because you didn't want to be late for something? yope You needed to get back? yes You needed to be out of the woods for some reason? see previous answer
Was the time shown on your watch the correct time? yes Was it the time when you had been planning to leave? no
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Is it relevant who was in the area? Did you want to pretend that you had to be someplace quickly? To get away from someone/something? Did you suddenly remember something at home that you hadn't taken care of?

After you turned around and left the woods, did you continue walking for the full hour? Did you go someplace significant after you left the woods? Was there something significant in the woods? Is the position of the sun relevant? Do these woods close at sundown?
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Is the date relevant?
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Is it relevant who was in the area? no Did you want to pretend that you had to be someplace quickly? no To get away from someone/something? no Did you suddenly remember something at home that you hadn't taken care of? no

After you turned around and left the woods, did you continue walking for the full hour? yes Did you go someplace significant after you left the woods? yes Was there something significant in the woods? no Is the position of the sun relevant? no Do these woods close at sundown? irrel--This incident took place around 10 am
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Is the date relevant?no
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So the situation is approximately:
10am. Nimue leaves her house planning to walk in the woods for 1 hour.
10.15am, Nimue checks her watch and decides to leave the woods.
Did it take you 15 minutes to leave the woods?
Sometime in the intervening period - between 10.30 and 11? Nimue goes somewhere else significant - somewhere outdoors? a shop? someone's house? another woods?
11am. Nimue retuns home as scheduled?
Is the actual act of checking your watch relevant? was there something relevant on your wrist? on the face of you watch? Written on your hand? Did it remind you of something you had to do?
Were you planning to go to the place that you went to after you left the woods at some point after 11am?
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So the situation is approximately:
10am. Nimue leaves her house planning to walk in the woods for 1 hour. yope--I didn't leave my house at 10 am, but I did plan tpo walk in the wioods for about an hour
10.15am, Nimue checks her watch and decides to leave the woods. yes
Did it take you 15 minutes to leave the woods? no--about 5 ( I hadn't gotten far in
Sometime in the intervening period - between 10.30 and 11? Nimue goes somewhere else significant - somewhere outdoors? no a shop? yes someone's house? no another woods? no
11am. Nimue retuns home as scheduled? a bit later
Is the actual act of checking your watch relevant? see next answer was there something relevant on your wrist? yes on the face of you watch? no Written on your hand? no Did it remind you of something you had to do? yesish
Were you planning to go to the place that you went to after you left the woods at some point after 11am? no
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Did you notice that your watch was broken? so you went to buy a new one?
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Did you notice that your watch was broken?no so you went to buy a new one? no
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Did you retrace your steps? Relevant?

(My imagined scenario is that you noticed a missing piece of jewelry or something else that you wanted to find and repair - or some part of one of the above.)
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Oooo...better yet - you noticed your wrist turning green and went back to the jewelry store...no?
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Did you retrace your steps?noish
Relevant? yes

(My imagined scenario is that you noticed a missing piece of jewelry or something else that you wanted to find and repair - or some part of one of the above.) no
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Oooo...better yet - you noticed your wrist turning green and went back to the jewelry store...no? no
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Did the thing on your wrist make you aware of something you had to do? (as opposed to reminding you that you had to do it) Was the thing on your wrist related to something you were wearing? was it a scar of any sort? Was it related to the fact you were wearing your watch?
Did you buy anything in the shop you went to?
If you hadn't checked your watch at that time, would you have gone to the shop later? not at all? If you'd checked your watch just at the end of your walk, would you still have gone to the shop? (even if this meant staying out of the house longer than 1 hour)
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Did the thing on your wrist make you aware of something you had to do? (as opposed to reminding you that you had to do it) yes Was the thing on your wrist related to something you were wearing yes was it a scar of any sort? no Was it related to the fact you were wearing your watch? no
Did you buy anything in the shop you went to? irrel
If you hadn't checked your watch at that time, would you have gone to the shop later? yes not at all? no If you'd checked your watch just at the end of your walk, would you still have gone to the shop? (even if this meant staying out of the house longer than 1 hour) yes
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The thing you were wearing - a jumper/coat/other cloth-type garment? relevant what it was made of? cotton? leather? some sort of jewelry? gold? silver? plastic? leather?
The thing you were wearing - had you put it on that morning? when getting dressed? just before going out for a walk? was it in the same state as it was when you put it on? had your skin reacted with the thing in any relevant way? was the thing in contact with your skin?
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The thing you were wearing - a jumper/coat/other cloth-type garment? no relevant what it was made of? no cotton? no leather? no some sort of jewelry? yes gold? no but irrel silver? yes but irrel plastic? noleather? no
The thing you were wearing - had you put it on that morning? yeswhen getting dressed? no just before going out for a walk? no was it in the same state as it was when you put it on? yeshad your skin reacted with the thing in any relevant way? no was the thing in contact with your skin? yes
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Jewelry - bracelet? ring? other? relevant?
Did you have to look at the thing in order to find out that the thing that needed doing needed doing? if someone had walked past you and said "oh, nice <item>" would that have given you the relevant information?
Is it relevant when you put the thing on? why you were wearing it?
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Is it strictly decorative? Do you have a practical reason for wearing it? Does it have any sort of power source?
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Jewelry - bracelet? yes ring? no other? no relevant? yes
Did you have to look at the thing in order to find out that the thing that needed doing needed doing?no if someone had walked past you and said "oh, nice <item>" would that have given you the relevant imformation? possibly
Is it relevant when you put the thing on? yes why you were wearing it? yes
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Is it strictly decorative?yesDo you have a practical reason for wearing it? no Does it have any sort of power source? no
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Do you wear it for some symbolic reason? does it have any relevant sentimental value?
Did you learn something new about the bracelet by looking at it? Do you wear the bracelet on the same wrist as your watch? relevant?
Did you put the bracelet on while you were at home? had you only recently bought it? that morning?
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Do you wear it for some symbolic reason?no does it have any relevant sentimental value? no
Did you learn something new about the bracelet by looking at it? yes Do you wear the bracelet on the same wrist as your watch? yes relevant? yes
Did you put the no bracelet on while you were at home? no had you only recently bought it? no that morning? no
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Was the bracelet a gift? relevant? Did you just receive the bracelet that day? Had you just had it repaired?
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Was the bracelet a gift?no relevant? yes Did you just receive the bracelet that day?yesish Had you just had it repaired? no
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Had you borrowed it? Were you trying it on in a store and accidentally left with it on?
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Had you borrowed it? no Were you trying it on in a store and accidentally left with it on? yes


******* SPOILER **************
A few weeks ago, I spopped in at a store, tried on a bracelet, dfecided not to buy it, & left still wearing it--which I did not realize till I was walking in the woods, checked my watch, & found the bracelet still on my wrisat. So I went right back to the store to return it. Sorry ot was so easy; check out my new one!

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