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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In order to do good, Cyntherea pretended not to be pregnant, even though no one would have disapproved of her pregnancy. How come?
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Was Cyntherea married? Is she HAF?

Was she trying to do good for many others? A few? One? Herself?
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Was Cyntherea married? yesIs she HAF?yes

Was she trying to do good for many others?yes A few? no One? noHerself? no
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Are the "others" part of a certain community? Group? Team?

Do they have something in common? Income? Religious views? Political views? Level of education? Age? Size?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she do good by pretending not to be pregnant? Or did she pretend not to be pregnant in order to be able to do good? By being allowed to do something pregnant women are not supposed to do?
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Employment opportunities relevant? Labour protection regulations? Other regulations for the safety of pregnant women?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Balin (Balin)
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Are the "others" part of a certain community? no Group? yope--see belowTeam? no

Do they have something in common? yes Income? no Religious views? noPolitical views? noLevel of education? no Age? yes Size? yes
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Did she do good by pretending not to be pregnant? yes Or did she pretend not to be pregnant in order to be able to do good? no By being allowed to do something pregnant women are not supposed to do? no
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Employment opportunities relevant? no Labour protection regulations? no Other regulations for the safety of pregnant women? no
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Was Cynthera doing good for other HAFs? Were they also pregnant? Were they overweight?

By doing good was she trying to protect others from something? from hurting their feelings?
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Interestingly enough, I read the puzzle title on the main page several times without realizing, until just now, the "prengant" typo.

If she's not doing good for other pregnant women, for children? Does Cynthera have other children? Was she trying to get pregnant? Has she been pregnant before? (I'm thinking of an Angelina Jolie type situation, where she's in the process of adopting when she learns she's pregnant) Is she "showing" at the time when she's pretending not to be pregnant? Does her husband know? If so, does he approve of the deception?
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Is there a relevant charity? Is maternity clothing relevant e.g. did she buy clothes in a charity shop that she knew would not fit her as she felt unable to say no.
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Was Cynthera doing good for other HAFs? yesWere they also pregnant? no Were they overweight? yes

By doing good was she trying to protect others from something? yes from hurting their feelings? yes
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Interestingly enough, I read the puzzle title on the main page several times without realizing, until just now, the "prengant" typo. Oops!!

If she's not doing good for other pregnant women, for children? no Does Cynthera have other children? irrelWas she trying to get pregnant? irrelHas she been pregnant before? irrel(I'm thinking of an Angelina Jolie type situation, where she's in the process of adopting when she learns she's pregnant) Is she "showing" at the time when she's pretending not to be pregnant? yes Does her husband know? irrel If so, does he approve of the deception? irrel
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Is there a relevant charity? no Is maternity clothing relevant e.g. did she buy clothes in a charity shop that she knew would not fit her as she felt unable to say no. no
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Is she pretending to overweight, instead of pregnant? So that if/when people ask her how far long the baby is, she acts upset that they would "mistake" her being overweight as her being pregnant? Thus doing her bit to try and get people to stop asking such questions of random people who may or may not actually be pregnant?
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Got the "mistake her being pregnant/overweight" bit the wrong way round...oops :-(
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...and there's me misreading my own questions.


I'll stop digging now.
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Logician (Logician)
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Is she pretending to overweight, instead of pregnant? yes So that if/when people ask her how far long the baby is, she acts upset that they would "mistake" her being overweight as her being pregnant? yesThus doing her bit to try and get people to stop asking such questions of random people who may or may not actually be pregnant? yes

********** SPOILER *************
Apparently, people often think that a fat young woman are pregnant & ask, "When are you due?" thereby ruining the woman's whole day. So when the genuinely pregnant Cynthera was asked this, she said, "I'm not pregnant," in the hope of discouraging this bad practice. By the way, I find this problem surprising. Fat women rarely look pregnant, as they're apt to be fat all over, rather than just having fat stomachs. When I was fat, no one ever asked me when I was due. This [puzzle illustrates what a bad judge I am of puzzle difficulty--I thought it would be hard. I think my new one will be too--check it out at the bottom of the page.

Logician (Logician)
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Got the "mistake her being pregnant/overweight" bit the wrong way round...oops :-(
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 1:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
...and there's me misreading my own questions.


I'll stop digging now

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