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Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Once a month, a woman visits a man locked in a prison cell. She is strip searched on both arriving and leaving the prison. After two years, the man is released; had the woman not visited him, he would have been shot instead.
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man escape? If so, did she help him? Were they observed together by the guards at any time besides when she entered and left?
Are they H/A/M/W?
Is his crime relevant? Did he commit a crime?
Are time and place relevant?
Is this a true story, fiction, or from your imagination?
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man escape? No, but... If so, did she help him? She did help him. Were they observed together by the guards at any time besides when she entered and left? No.
Are they H/A/M/W? Yope for the man, yes for the woman.
Is his crime relevant? Yes. Did he commit a crime? Yope.
Are time and place relevant? No.
Is this a true story, fiction, or from your imagination? From my imagination.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the man released because he was found innocent? Because he was thought insane? Was he released through legal or illegal channels?
Would he have been executed had the woman not visited?
Was she related to him? His doctor? Lawyer?
Is the man human? Male? Adult? (answer separately). Is he an animal in a shelter?
Was he a prisoner of war?
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the man released because he was found innocent? This. Because he was thought insane? Was he released through legal or illegal channels? Legal.
Would he have been executed had the woman not visited? Yes.
Was she related to him? This. His doctor? Lawyer?
Is the man human? Yope. Male? Irr. Adult? Irr. (answer separately). Is he an animal in a shelter? No.
Was he a prisoner of war? No to noish.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she his mother? Sister? Daughter? Cousin? An in-law?

Is the man alive? Is he a facsimile of a human (like a picture or statue)? Is he aware of his release? Is he injured in some way? Could it be argued that the woman rescued him? Was she directly responsible for his release? Indirectly?

Is anyone else besides the two of them involved? The guards? The warden? The government?

Was he arrested in time of war? Is the crime of which he was accused relevant?
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she his mother? Sister? Daughter? Cousin? An in-law? Irrelevant; she doesn't necessarily even need to be a blood relation.

Is the man alive? Yope. Is he a facsimile of a human (like a picture or statue)? No. Is he aware of his release? Yes. Is he injured in some way? This is difficult to answer; I'm going to go with no, but do explore this. Could it be argued that the woman rescued him? Yes. Was she directly responsible for his release? Indirectly? Indirectly.

Is anyone else besides the two of them involved? The guards? The warden? The government? Could you elaborate on what you mean by involved?

Was he arrested in time of war? Yope: one can argue it's war, but the enemy is not another country. Is the crime of which he was accused relevant? YES.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By the way, if we're assuming this "war" can indeed be classified as a war, then the answer to your earlier question, "Was he a prisoner of war?", becomes yesish.
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a terrorist? An "enemy combatant?" Was he a citizen of the country that imprisoned him? Guantanamo Bay relevant? Was he in the military? A pacifist? A conscientious objector?

Is the crime civil? Criminal? Was he the only person arrested for it? Was he ever tried? Found guilty? Was he imprisoned under false pretenses?

Is it a state/province, local, national or military prison? Relevant?

Is he injured physically? Mentally? Is he in a coma at some point? Was he not injured but already disabled? Did his release have anything to do with his mental or physical state ("Not Guilty on account of insanity" for example)?

Was anyone besides the man and/or his female relative (let's call her his sister) partially responsible for his release? Did the sister do anything to help her brother besides visit him? Did she, for example, call his elected representative, write letters, or something like that while she was not at the prison?

Did she bring anything relevant into or out of the prison? Did she seduce anyone?
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a terrorist? An "enemy combatant?" Neither of these. Was he a citizen of the country that imprisoned him? Irr, but let's say yes. Guantanamo Bay relevant? No. Was he in the military? A pacifist? A conscientious objector? None of these.

Is the crime civil? Criminal? Was he the only person arrested for it? Was he ever tried? Found guilty? Was he imprisoned under false pretenses? No to all.

Is it a state/province, local, national or military prison? It could be any of these; it's most likely to be military or makeshift. Relevant? No.

Is he injured physically? Yes. Mentally? Arguably; let's say no. Is he in a coma at some point? He might be if his sister wasn't visiting him. Was he not injured but already disabled? No. Did his release have anything to do with his mental or physical state ("Not Guilty on account of insanity" for example)? YES.

Was anyone besides the man and/or his female relative (let's call her his sister) partially responsible for his release? Hmm. He was directly released by those keeping him prisoner, but he and his sister knew something they didn't, and this aided his release. Did the sister do anything to help her brother besides visit him? Yes, but she only did it during her visit. Strictly speaking, she also made special preperations for her visit immediately beforehand, but that's it. Did she, for example, call his elected representative, write letters, or something like that while she was not at the prison? Nothing like this.

Did she bring anything relevant into or out of the prison? YES. Did she seduce anyone? No.
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, I left out a bit of info: Did she bring anything relevant into or out of the prison? YES, she brought something in.
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Second and third thoughts deleted ;-)

Was what she brought in tangible? If so, since she was stripsearched - was it too small to be detected? Hidden inside her in some way?
If not, was it information of sorts?

Since his crime is neither civil nor criminal, I'm a tad confused. What other sort of crime is there? Or was it rather a breach of some law?
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Second and third thoughts deleted ;-) Cheers. ^^

Was what she brought in tangible? Yes. If so, since she was stripsearched - was it too small to be detected? Hidden inside her in some way? This.
If not, was it information of sorts?

Since his crime is neither civil nor criminal, I'm a tad confused. What other sort of crime is there? Or was it rather a breach of some law? FA. I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but "crime" is an arguable way to describe the reason he's in the cell. Consider other circumstances which could lead to a person being locked up.
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Imprisoned for expressing a certain view? Belief? Religion? Libel? Slander? Or is this political, in a Nelson Mandela-isque way?

What she brings in ---> has she swallowed it and then regurgitates it? Hidden in a body cavity?

Is it medication?
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Imprisoned for expressing a certain view? Belief? Religion? Libel? Slander? Or is this political, in a Nelson Mandela-isque way? None of the above.

What she brings in ---> has she swallowed it and then regurgitates it? Hidden in a body cavity? This.

Is it medication? Yope; you're OTRT.
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it an attempt to commit a crime?

Were they drugs ---> Hallucinogens to prove he was insane?
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it an attempt to commit a crime? Noish.

Were they drugs ---> Hallucinogens to prove he was insane? No.
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 1:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

UCMJ relevant?

Was the man alive when he was released? Since he wasn't injured, did he have a physical(?) or mental(?) disability? From birth?

What the sister brings into the prison - would she get in trouble for having it at all? for bringing it into a prison? for bringing it specifically to the man?
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man is Yope alive and Yope human, is he an alien? a robot?
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Is she helping to: destroy evidence? Make him seem insane? Make him seem normal? Blame someone else for the crime?

Is he imprisoned for the safety of others?Anything supernatural involved? Wild guess: Is he a vampire and is she bringing him blood?
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

UCMJ relevant? I don't know what UCMJ stands for, sorry.

Was the man alive when he was released? Yope. However, yes. Since he wasn't injured, did he have a physical(?) or mental(?) disability? Mm... yope. This really depends on how you define "disability"; what he has could certainly be considered as such, but beware FA. From birth? No.

What the sister brings into the prison - would she get in trouble for having it at all? No. for bringing it into a prison? No. for bringing it specifically to the man? Yes.

The man is Yope alive and Yope human, Correct. is he an alien? a robot? Neither of these, but you're OTRT.

Is she helping to: destroy evidence? Make him seem insane? Make him seem normal? This. Blame someone else for the crime?

Is he imprisoned for the safety of others? Yes. Anything supernatural involved? Yes. Wild guess: Is he a vampire and is she bringing him blood? Yes!

Before I $poil, however: how would feeding him aid his release?
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, that was a total guess. So, have they imprisoned him to see whether or not he is a vampire? Because if he dies without blood, he obviously is? But she is secretly bringing him blood--or allowing him to drink hers?--so that he'll seem like a human?
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, that was a total guess. So, have they imprisoned him to see whether or not he is a vampire? Because if he dies without blood, he obviously is? But she is secretly bringing him blood--or allowing him to drink hers?--so that he'll seem like a human? Haha, it was a good guess! You've pretty much figured out enough for me to post the...


***************SPOILER***************
The man is a vampire. Unfortunately for him, vampires are considered dangerous and are always exterminated upon discovery. However, it's very difficult to tell a vampire from a human, since vampires in this universe don't have fangs, reflect in mirrors, and aren't allergic to sunlight, garlic, or crosses. So unless a vampire is caught red-handed, those suspected of being one are locked in a cell for two years and fed a strictly vegetarian diet. Those who become extremely ill or beg for blood are taken out and shot.

So our guy has been caught. Luckily, prisoners are allowed visitors, but a strip search is mandatory to prevent them from feeding the vampires: going in, they're checked for sharp objects, syringes, containers; going out, they're checked for fresh cuts or bite marks. Our hero's sister can't bear to see him exterminated, so to get around the searches, she simply visits when she's menstruating. It's gross, but undetectable, and enough to keep her brother healthy throughout his incarceration.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, nice little twist at the end. Cool puzzle!
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you! It's also my first puzzle that wasn't instantly solved, hah.

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