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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As one of my other puzzles is about to be spoiled due to Arek Fu's inspired brilliance here's another one for you.

I'm no literary scholar so why is it that I can't wait to read something by Aldous Huxley
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Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Aldous you mean the author of "A Brave New World," right?

Is this a book? Essay? Something else?

Does it have anything to do with...

-The title?
-plot?
-subject?
-characters?
-the physical item itself?

Could this apply to items by authors other than Aldous Huxley?

Is the item's format (regular, large print, CD, etc) relevant?

Did you buy, borrow, steal the item or were given it as a gift? Are you expecting to pay to read it? Did you see a friend who owns it or is reading it? Was it recommended to you, or did someone tell you not to read it?

Do you want to read the entire item or are you looking for a specific passage? Do you want to read the item for its own sake (because you like it/want to) or is there a more specific reason? Are you assigned to read it? Required?

Are the following relevant:

-You?
-Other people?
-Huxley
-The item itself
-Is the term "literary scholar" relevant?
-A review of the item
-An illustration
-Is the title relevant? If so, is a specific quote from the item relevant? A quote from elsewhere?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Aldous you mean the author of "A Brave New World," right? That's the man

Is this a book? no Essay? no Something else? yes

Does it have anything to do with...

-The title? no
-plot? no
-subject? no
-characters? no
-the physical item itself? yes

Could this apply to items by authors other than Aldous Huxley? in this specific instance no but it could do in others

Is the item's format (regular, large print, CD, etc) relevant? yes

Did you buy, borrow, steal the item or were given it as a gift? a gift from my 3 girlsAre you expecting to pay to read it? noDid you see a friend who owns it or is reading it? no Was it recommended to you, or did someone tell you not to read it? neither

Do you want to read the entire item or are you looking for a specific passage? entire..but be careful Do you want to read the item for its own sake (because you like it/want to) or is there a more specific reason? a more specific reason Are you assigned to read it? Required? no to both

Are the following relevant:

-You? I like to think I'm always relevant as I am in this puzzle
-Other people? yesish
-Huxley noish
-The item itself yes
-Is the term "literary scholar" relevant? no
-A review of the item no
-An illustration no
-Is the title relevant? yes If so, is a specific quote from the item relevant? no but be careful A quote from elsewhere? yesish

there's a potential FA lurking here
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this an item owned by Huxley? Written by Huxley? Written on by Huxley? Is it worth money? Is it worth lots of money? Is it a collector's item? Is it tangible? If so, is it bigger than a breadbox?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 7:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this an item owned by Huxley? no Written by Huxley? yope Written on by Huxley? no Is it worth money? no Is it worth lots of money? no Is it a collector's item? no Is it tangible? yes If so, is it bigger than a breadbox? no
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Posted on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Blooper alert

If so a specific quote from the item relevant? Answer should have been yes
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By "can't wait to read it" do you mean "I really want to read it" or are you for some reason literally unable to wait to read it? If you are literally unable to wait, is it because a person is forcing you to? If so, would the consequences if you don't be family issues? Minor injury? Serious injury? Death? just annoyance?
Or, am I totally wrong and there is some outside force that is making it literally impossible for you to not read it?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By "can't wait to read it" do you mean "I really want to read it" or are you for some reason literally unable to wait to read it?the former If you are literally unable to wait, is it because a person is forcing you to? so no to this If so, would the consequences if you don't be family issues? Minor injury? Serious injury? Death? just annoyance?

Or, am I totally wrong and there is some outside force that is making it literally impossible for you to not read it? not this either
Sunshine (Sunshine)
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 9:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a collection by various authors? Short stories? Quotes? Is one particular subject relevant? Something of particular interest to you? A sport? music?
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a collection by various authors? no Short stories? no Quotes? yes to quotes no to various authors Is one particular subject relevant? no Something of particular interest to you? A sport? music? so no
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will you "read" with your eyes? ears? fingers?
Is a computer necessary? A machine of another kind? Is a game involved?
Have words written by Huxley been used by someone else in another context?
Did Huxley write an introduction to someone else's work which is relevant?
Is a quotation from Huxley printed on a carton/ wrapping containing something else?
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will you "read" with your eyes? thisears? fingers?
Is a computer necessary? no A machine of another kind? no Is a game involved? no
Have words written by Huxley been used by someone else in another context? no
Did Huxley write an introduction to someone else's work which is relevant? no
Is a quotation from Huxley printed on a carton/ wrapping containing something else? no but OTRT
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Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 2:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quotes of Huxley?

Is the length of the text on this item relevant?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quotes of Huxley? amongst others yes

Is the length of the text on this item relevant? yope
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Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 9:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the quotes printed? handwritten?
Did your girls make this item? buy it? was it given to them? Is their schooling relevant?
Is the whole item made of paper? card? wood? metal? plastic? glass? material? leather? other animal? plant? material
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Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the quotes printed? yes handwritten?
Did your girls make this item? no buy it? yes was it given to them? Is their schooling relevant? no
Is the whole item made of paper? mostly card? a little of this wood? metal? plastic? glass? material? leather? other animal? plant? material no to the rest
Sunshine (Sunshine)
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Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, not a book - is it a magazine? a greeting card? something you would use in an office?
Is "use" an appropriate term?
Once you had read it, would you keep it? give it away? throw it away?
Was it a birthday gift? another special occasion? Relevant?
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 11:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, not a book correct- is it a magazine? no a greeting card? no something you would use in an office? yes
Is "use" an appropriate term? yesish
Once you had read it, would you keep it? if you mean Huxley's quote then no give it away? no throw it away? yes
Was it a birthday gift? another special occasion? Relevant? a Christmas gift and this is yopishly relevant.

I think you're nearly there
Sunshine (Sunshine)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 12:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A calendar with a daily quotation?
Is Huxley's quote at the start of your holiday?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A calendar with a daily quotation?
Is Huxley's quote at the start of your holiday? perfect so.................

Spolier

Yes my desk calendar which my children bought me for christmas is of the quote a day variety. In this case an insult a day. Mr Huxley's quote is on Thursday 26th June which is my last day of work before departing on my annual fortnight in France. So basically running this puzzle was my way of saying to you all Nah nah nah I'm going on holidays soon

Btw Huxley's quote is "She was a professional athlete -- of the tongue" although it doesn't mention to whom he was referring .

My favourite one is by Henny Youngman : "I like to run into you again .... when i'm driving and you're walking"
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 2:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have a good holiday!

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