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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When a passenger failed to give his cab driver a tip, the driver got revenge in a clever & unusual way. What was it??
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Possible $poyler emailed, with a BLOOPER: I forgot to put my name at the end of the email. Sorry.
Kdoc (Kdoc)
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did the revenge mean that the cabdriver got some extra money? did it mean that the passenger lost some money? was the passesnger embarrassed? physically hurt? upset?
did this involve the passenger getting back in the cab? getting into another cab? ending up in the wrong place?

were there any other relevamt passengers?
relevant where this happens? which country? US?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Kdoc (Kdoc)
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did the revenge mean that the cabdriver got some extra money? no did it mean that the passenger lost some money? no was the passesnger embarrassed? no physically hurt? no upset? yes
did this involve the passenger getting back in the cab? no getting into another cab? noending up in the wrong place? no

were there any other relevamt passengers? no
relevant where this happens? yes which country? yes US? no
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 2:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Possible $poyler emailed.
Admin (Admin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 11:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is one of my favourite puzzles. It first appeared as The Cabbie's Revenge in my book Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles published in 1997.
http://www.amazon.com/Perplexing-Lateral-Thinking-Puzzles-Sloane/dp/0806997672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292759224&sr=1-1

I often use this puzzle in creative thinking workshops.

Good puzzling!

Paul Sloane
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
This is one of my favourite puzzles. It first appeared as The Cabbie's Revenge in my book Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles published in 1997.
http://www.amazon.com/Perplexing-Lateral-Thinking-Puzzles-Sloane/dp/0806997672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292759224&sr=1-1

I often use this puzzle in creative thinking workshops.

Good puzzling!

Paul SloaneOops! My apologies, Paul! Several people have emailed $poilers to me--so someone, please post the solution on the puzzle so I can $poil it & post a new one!!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All righty, the solution:

The passenger was going to see the play The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, and the cabbie told him who the killer was, thus $poyling his trip and his fun.
Admin (Admin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Felicia,

There was no need to spoil. You could have carried on. I do not mind puzzles from the books appearing here but I prefer that an acknowledgement and a link are provided.

All the best

Paul Sloane
Nimue (Nimue)
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Felicia, Felicia Nimue!!!!!!

There was no need to spoil. You could have carried on. I do not mind puzzles from the books appearing here but I prefer that an acknowledgement and a link are provided. I did not know that the puzzle was from one of your books--of course I would have not have knowingly used it without acknowledgment!

All the best And so in likewise to you!!

Paul Sloane
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't forget the **********SPOILER**********...
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

************** SPOILER ******************
The cabdriver was taking the passenger to the long-running whodunit play "The Mousetrap," As the man was leaving the cab without tipping the driver, the driver told him the ending.
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ooh, wouldn't it be really ironic if one of us now got revenge on Nimue for spoiling this before we did by telling her who did it? But I won't. Even though when I looked the play up on Wikipedia to see something about it and the play of the same name in Hamlet, it said "the ending is secret. X did it." only it said who X was and said it a bit more eloquently than that. But I won't spoil (should it be $poil since we aren't actually talking about a puzzle here?) it for anyone out there.
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nimue already knows who did it!!

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