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Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi everyone – just discovered this site a couple of days ago. After having a go at some of your puzzles thought I'd pitch one of my own. Probably not particularly taxing but I feel I should start slowly! Hope you enjoy.

I gave her a gift. He called the police.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome, Ajcham!

I = you?
Her = human? adult?
He = human? adult?

Was he her husband? relative?

Was the gift dangerous in any way? Did he call the police because of the gift?
Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome, Ajcham! Thanks Alhucema! : )

I = you? Not really, but assume yes
Her = human? adult? Yes to both
He = human? adult? And again

Was he her husband? No relative? Yes

Was the gift dangerous in any way? Yes Did he call the police because of the gift? Yes
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gift explosive? poisonous? alive?
Was it given purposefully to cause harm?

Was he her father? son? cousin? uncle? grandfather?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was something incidental to the gift dangerous (such as the wrapping) rather than the gift itself?
Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(Alhucema)
Was the gift explosive?No poisonous?Yes alive?No
Was it given purposefully to cause harm?Yes

Was he her father?This son? cousin? uncle? grandfather?


(Jenburdoo)
Was something incidental to the gift dangerous (such as the wrapping) rather than the gift itself? No

I fear this may not have been as good a puzzle as I had hoped – many of the key points have already been identified. Guess I need some practise devising them!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gift intended to harm: her? Her father? Someone else? Is it a chemical? A venom? Or toxin? Did she know it was poisonous? Did you trick her?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome to the forum! It's a wonderful place! =)

Was it a plant? animal?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it be helpful to know the reason why you wanted to harm her?
Dezza4444 (Dezza4444)
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Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 5:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the gift look inocent?
was she alergic to the gift ie-nuts?
could she hold the gift in her hand?
was the gift a message?, a supernatural power?
Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for the delay guys!

Galfisk:
Was the gift intended to harm: her?Yes Her father? No Someone else? No
Is it a chemical?This A venom? Or toxin? Did she know it was poisonous?No Did you trick her?Yes

Jumping Jack:
Was it a plant? animal? No to both

Alhucema:
Would it be helpful to know the reason why you wanted to harm her?No, irr.

Dezza4444:
did the gift look inocent?Yes
was she alergic to the gift ie-nuts?No
could she hold the gift in her hand?Yesish
was the gift a message?No, a supernatural power?No
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 8:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it solid? Liquid? Gaseous? Radioactive? Is it mercury? That you gave her to play with? Did you want to: hurt her? Kill her? does it poison by: skin contact? Ingestion? Inhalation? Did her father know it was dangerous? Is the poison: slow-acting? Cumulative?
Does the gift only consist of the poison itself? Or is it contained in something relevant? Something that will administer the poison?
Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it solid? Liquid?This Gaseous?

Radioactive?No Is it mercury?No

That you gave her to play with?No Did you want to: hurt her? Kill her?This

does it poison by: skin contact? Ingestion? I've assumed this, but it isn't strictly relevant to the main point of the solution. Inhalation?

Did her father know it was dangerous?No

Is the poison: slow-acting? Cumulative?Irr.

Does the gift only consist of the poison itself?Yes Or is it contained in something relevant?Noish Something that will administer the poison?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Monday, April 05, 2010 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has this anything to do with the fact that "Gift" is the German word for "poison"?
Ajcham (Ajcham)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has this anything to do with the fact that "Gift" is the German word for "poison"? It has everything to do with that!

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SPOILER

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Indeed, the word "gift" is German for poison - that was what I gave to her, and not a gift as we typically understand it in English (ie. a present)


Thanks for taking part guys, and I hope I can come up with some better puzzles in future.

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