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Smartyllama (Smartyllama)
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marissa died because of the salad. Explain.
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Marissa H? A? F? Was she allergic to something in the salad? Salad=lettuce, tomatoes, or fruit etc? Did she die within 1 minute of eating the salad? 1 hour? 1 Day? 1 Week? 1 month? 1 year? More?
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tomatoes relevant?
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Was Marissa H? A? F? yes to all Was she allergic to something in the salad? no Salad=lettuce, tomatoes, or fruit etc? Lettuce and other miscellaneous vegetables Did she die within 1 minute of eating the salad? 1 hour? 1 Day? 1 Week? 1 month? 1 year? More? FA to all of those choices
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, I posted that at the same time you posted this question:
Tomatoes relevant? no, I just thought it would be a cool title
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the FA that she ate the salad? Or that she died, as in passed away?
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the FA that she ate the salad? this one Or that she died, as in passed away? she really did die.
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmm...did she make the salad?
Did she buy it from the store or a restaurant?
Is any of this relevant?
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Hmmmm...did she make the salad? yes
Did she buy it from the store or a restaurant?
Is any of this relevant? very
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she make it for herself? For someone else? Did she cut herself and bleed to death? I dunno. Lol.
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Did she make it for herself? For someone else? it is irrelevant who she was making it for Did she cut herself and bleed to death? I dunno. Lol. good thought but no
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 2:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was her cause of death:
loss of blood?
choking?
suffocation?
stabbing?
gunshot?
natural causes?
disease?

Did she die:
instantly after she made the salad?
1 minute later?
1 hour?
1 day?
Month?
Year?
More?
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And also, was she murdered? Did she commit suicide?
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Was her cause of death:
loss of blood? no
choking? possibly
suffocation? no
stabbing? possibly
gunshot? possibly
natural causes? no
disease? no

Did she die:
instantly after she made the salad? possibly
1 minute later? possibly
1 hour? no to rest
1 day?
Month?
Year?
More?

And also, was she murdered? yes Did she commit suicide? so no
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Was there only one more relevant person to the puzzle (the murderer) or more than one? Did she know her murderer?
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Was there one murderer? Two? Three? More?

Were her murderer(s) present when she made the salad?

Were her murderer(s) members of her family? A friend? (some friend) A co-worker? A stranger?

Did this happen in modern times? In America? During the day? Night?

Was she murdered in her own home? Someone else's home? A restaurant? A cafeteria? Somewhere else?

When she was making the salad, did she know she was about to die?
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Was there only one more relevant person to the puzzle (the murderer) or more than one? only one Did she know her murderer? yes

Was there one murderer? this one Two? Three? More?

Were her murderer(s) present when she made the salad? yes-ish or yope

Were her murderer(s) members of her family? this one A friend? (some friend) A co-worker? A stranger?

Did this happen in modern times? In America? During the day? Night? irr to all

Was she murdered in her own home? this one Someone else's home? A restaurant? A cafeteria? Somewhere else?

When she was making the salad, did she know she was about to die? no
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Was the murderer her mother? Father? Sister? Brother? Son? Daughter? Husband? Aunt? Uncle? Grandparent?

Did the murder commit the act wilfully or was it an accident?
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Was the murderer her mother? Father? Sister? Brother? Son? Daughter? Husband? this one Aunt? Uncle? Grandparent?

Did the murder commit the act wilfully or was it an accident? willfully
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Would this puzzle work for any other type of food? Maybe something that didn't have vegetables? Is there an important ingredient we should figure out?

At the time, did she do anything besides make a salad?

By making a salad, did she prove something to the husband? That she's wronged him somehow? Like infidelity? That she's a liar?

Did the husband premeditate his murder long before she made the salad? Did the husband decide, "if she makes a salad, then I know I have to kill her"?

Are the husband's intentions malevolent? Or is he trying to spare her from something? Or some other potentially virtuous reason?
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Also....

By making a salad, did the woman make herself vulnerable to attack?

Does the husband live with the wife?

Are they newly married? Married for a long time?

Is money relevant? Like pre-nuptial agreements or the lack thereof?
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Would this puzzle work for any other type of food? see next two answers Maybe something that didn't have vegetables? no Is there an important ingredient we should figure out? yes

At the time, did she do anything besides make a salad? yesish

By making a salad, did she prove something to the husband? That she's wronged him somehow? yope Like infidelity? yopeThat she's a liar? yope

Did the husband premeditate his murder long before she made the salad? no Did the husband decide, "if she makes a salad, then I know I have to kill her"? no

Are the husband's intentions malevolent? this one Or is he trying to spare her from something? Or some other potentially virtuous reason? so no to these

By making a salad, did the woman make herself vulnerable to attack? no

Does the husband live with the wife? yes

Are they newly married? Married for a long time? irrelevant

Is money relevant? Like pre-nuptial agreements or the lack thereof? not relevant
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Is the relevent ingredient(s) in the salad a vegetable? If so, is it....

Lettuce?
Carrots?
Onions?
Celery?
Tomatoes?
Something uncommon in salads?
Something green?

Otherwise, is it...
A meat?
A dairy product?
A fruit?
A topping?
A dressing?
Poison?!?



Possible motives for murder.....

Was he an abusive husband to begin with?
Was he a controlling or dominating husband?
Was he a jealous husband?
Was she trying to leave him?
Was she going to murder him if she lived?
Was he insane?
Did they recently have an argument?
Were drugs/alcohol/narcotics involved?
Was she having an affair?
Did she wrong him in another way?
Is custody important?

In fact....do they have any kids? Is that relevant?
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Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 2:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the relevent ingredient(s) in the salad a vegetable? If so, is it....

Lettuce?
Carrots?
Onions? this one
Celery?
Tomatoes?
Something uncommon in salads?
Something green?

Otherwise, is it...
A meat?
A dairy product?
A fruit?
A topping?
A dressing?
Poison?!?



Possible motives for murder.....

Was he an abusive husband to begin with? possibly
Was he a controlling or dominating husband? possibly
Was he a jealous husband? possibly
Was she trying to leave him? no
Was she going to murder him if she lived? no
Was he insane? no
Did they recently have an argument? no
Were drugs/alcohol/narcotics involved? no
Was she having an affair? noish
Did she wrong him in another way? no
Is custody important? no

In fact....do they have any kids? Is that relevant? irrelevant
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Hmm, I like this riddle.

So she was preparing a salad with onions? And the onions made her cry? And because she was crying, the husband suspected she was about to leave him? Maybe because she was fed up with the way he treated her? But he was too proud/controlling to let her ever leave, so he kills her?
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Hmm, I like this riddle.

So she was preparing a salad with onions? yes And the onions made her cry? yes And because she was crying, the husband suspected she was about to leave him? you're close, but not exactly Maybe because she was fed up with the way he treated her? no But he was too proud/controlling to let her ever leave, so he kills her? no
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Did he ask her if she was cheating, and then she started crying?
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Did he ask her if she was cheating, and then she started crying? yes, and now it's time for a :

*****SPOILER***

Marissa was making a Salad and she was chopping onions. They made her cry. Her husband then arrived home and accused her of cheating on him. She turned around to deny it, but he saw tears in her eyes and thought they were tears of guilt. So he killed her out of rage


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Good puzzle.
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Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thank you
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Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 1:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good one, Smartyllama.

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