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Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What it says in the title
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"it" in the statement = "it" in the title? is the "it" a thing? alive? a person? an animal?
Lynne (Lynne)
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"it" in the statement = "it" in the title? no, I just meant that the title is also the puzzle statement

So to be clear the statement is as follows:
Well at least it gives me a subject for a puzzle

is the "it" a thing? alive? a person? an animal? none of these
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is it something bad that happened?

the riots?
Lynne (Lynne)
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is it something bad that happened?

the riots? no to both
Lynne (Lynne)
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Ever since I put the original statement I've been thinking that there is nothing to go on and I personally dislike such vague statements. So we have a new puzzle statement. All previous answers still stand - it's still the same puzzle.

I never knew that my dogs had been so naughty!
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Did you eventually find out? Were the dogs actually naughty?
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Did you eventually find out? yope Were the dogs actually naughty? NO
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Did you think they were naughty? Did someone else think so? Did you blame the dogs for something they didn't do? Did someone else blame the dogs for something they didn't do?
Did another dog do "it"? Did "it" happen at all? Was something destroyed? Taken? Soiled?
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Did you think they were naughty? no Did someone else think so?yes Did you blame the dogs for something they didn't do? no Did someone else blame the dogs for something they didn't do? yes
Did another dog do "it"? no Did "it" happen at all? 'it' doesn't refer to the dogs as such Was something destroyed? Taken? Soiled? nothing naughty happened at all
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Someone else: one person? Relative? Neighbor? Friend? Enemy?
Did the person(s): see something? Hear something? Smell something? Misunderstand something?
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Someone else: one person? Relative? Neighbor? Friend? Enemy? none of these!
Did the person(s): see something? Hear something? Smell something? Misunderstand something? if you're referring to that someone else, then 'misunderstand something' is vaguely close but could mislead
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Is it relevant where this happened? At your house? In a public place?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Is it relevant where this happened? At your house? In a public place?

I discovered this at my house
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Someone else: people? At your house? Did you discover this outside?
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Someone else: passers-by?
Were you doing something in your garden, left it for a while during work and someone noticed the mess and blamed the dogs?
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did that someone else speak to you in person? phone you? did you find out whatever it was via a third party?
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Someone else: people? yope At your house? yes Did you discover this outside? no

Someone else: passers-by? no
Were you doing something in your garden, left it for a while during work and someone noticed the mess and blamed the dogs? no and FA

did that someone else speak to you in person? no phone you? no did you find out whatever it was via a third party? this is closest but with a huge ish
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Is a note involved? Or other text?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Is a note involved? Or other text? this one
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Did you learn about it all via an e-mail? Via ordinary letter?
Did someone threaten to sue you?
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Did you learn about it all via an e-mail? no but OTRT Via ordinary letter? no
Did someone threaten to sue you? no
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Text: on paper? On a computer? Or phone? Or other display? A newspaper headline? Was the text written specifically to you?
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Text: on paper? On a computer? this one Or phone? Or other display? A newspaper headline? Was the text written specifically to you? NO - good question
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Text on a website? In a program? Relevant who wrote it? Did it appear to say something about your dogs?
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on a social networking site?

was it about all dogs in general? or your dogs in particular? a breed of dog?
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Text on a website? yes In a program? yes Relevant who wrote it? yes Did it appear to say something about your dogs? yes

on a social networking site? no

was it about all dogs in general? or your dogs in particular? a breed of dog? no to all
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Did the text refer to something/someone which happened to have the same name(s) as your dogs?
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Did the text refer to something/someone which happened to have the same name(s) as your dogs? noish
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Did it say something like "your dogs <something>"?
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Did it say something like "your dogs <something>"? no
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Do you know personally the writer of the text? Is the writer famous?
Was the text a post on the forum? a blog entry?
Besides the relevance of your dogs, did the text refer to you? your house? your friends?
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Do you know personally the writer of the text? no Is the writer famous? not a 'writer' as such
Was the text a post on the forum? no a blog entry? no
Besides the relevance of your dogs, did the text refer to you? it could do your house? noish your friends? it could do, and that could include you

and these be hints
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Was the text something general about people? particular group of people? people who have something in common?
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Was the text something general about people? to think of it as text, although there was indeed the written word, is misleading particular group of people? it seemed to be open to everybody people who have something in common? who would appear to have something in common
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was it a photo? a cartoon? with a caption?

was it something about dog-owners?
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was it a photo? a cartoon? with a caption? no to all

was it something about dog-owners? NO, very definitely not! (hint)
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Sorry, mis read what you wrote, I thought you said dogs and owners as opposed to dog-owners. So you can take that very definite NO to refer to dogs with or without their owners. However, come to think of it, dog owners themselves could be of relevance to the site, but not because of owning a dog.
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Was it an advertisement? an invitation? Was there any relevant graphics?
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Was it an advertisement? an advertisement led me to the page but it wasn't an advertisement in itself, although it was selling a service an invitation? not an invitation to an event, but certainly an invitation to find out something Was there any relevant graphics? no
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Was it one of those silly "If you liked this then you may like....." type links that you see in Amazon , ITunes etc.

Any slang for Dogs relevant? mutt? pooch?
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Was it one of those silly "If you liked this then you may like....." type links that you see in Amazon , ITunes etc. no, it purports to be a serious site

Any slang for Dogs relevant? mutt? pooch? nope, no dogs were mentioned at all on the site itself
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was the site anything to do with dogs at all?

did it make you think of your dogs because their names were mentioned in another context?
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was the site anything to do with dogs at all? no, not in any way shape or form

did it make you think of your dogs because their names were mentioned in another context? nope
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I'm bored with this! I normally let puzzles run their course but this one needs to be put out of it's misery.

OK, there was a site advertised above another puzzle (Google ads) which was where you could enter a name and get a report on that person's criminal record. I put my husband's name in and it said there was a report to be had. Uh oh. But you have to pay a fee of course. I put my own name in, and lo, there's a report to be had on me. Okaaay. I put Shadow's name in, and Sandy's name - both my rascals have criminal records. I put in The First Fiddle Fido of Mistyfell (my childhood dog's father's kennel name.) Another criminal...... Finally I put in "this site is a con" and guess what? The site is convicted,too
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**********SPOILER**********
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Smart Lynne. Wish I could have thought of something to ask.

So what's the final report on those crafty canines of crime? Lots of petting and doggy treats?
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Oh, the one surviving dog is a reformed character. He was a ratbag as a puppy but he's the model of good behaviour nowadays. Bless his paws.

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