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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What endangered his life also saved his life

....and surprised me. After all, it's August!
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Are both "his"'s the same? "His" - H? A? M?
"me" = you, Solitaire? Is "he" related to you? Do you know him?
Did this actually happen? This month?
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Are both "his"'s the same? "His" - H? A? M? I should have said - yes
"me" = you, Solitaire? Yes Is "he" related to you? Do you know him? No to both.
Did this actually happen? This month? Yes to both. You may be on to something, Balin.
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May we call him Matt? If so, was Matt's life endangered by global warming? Saved by it? Did this happen in North America? South America? Africa? Europe? Asia? Australia/Oceania? Antarctica?
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May we call him Matt? Sure If so, was Matt's life endangered by global warming? Saved by it? irr. The only significance of the title is that this hemisphere _is_ warm in August. Did this happen in North America? Yes South America? Africa? Europe? Asia? Australia/Oceania? Antarctica?
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Did this happen in Canada? Mexico? The U.S.? If the US, in:
AL? AK? AZ? AR? CA? CO? CT? DE? FL? GA?
HI? ID? IL? IN? IA? KS? KY? LA? ME? MD?
MA? MI? MN? MS? MO? MT? NE? NV? NH? NJ?
NM? NY? NC? ND? OH? OK? OR? PA? RI? SC?
SD? TN? TX? UT? VT? VA? WA? WV? WI? WY?

o hay soli kitteh, kaylee kitteh'z dad wurkz foar postul servuce, haz known teh state postul codes foar forevur =)
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was it ice that endangered his life?
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Did this happen in Canada? Mexico? The U.S.? If the US, in: NY

was it ice that endangered his life?Yope, leaning to noish
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Did he get frostbite? Hypothermia?
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upstate New York? NYC? Long Island? on Niagara Falls?
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Did he get frostbite? Hypothermia? No to both
upstate New York? NYC? this Long Island? on Niagara Falls?
was it ice that endangered his life?Yope, leaning to noish On 2nd thought, more like noish, leaning to yope.
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was it snow? frost? hail? dew? condensation?
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penguins eating cheezburgur? lol =D

did this happen recently? did it happen in the 2000's? 1990's? 1980's? 1970's? 1960's? 1950's? 1940's? 1930's? 1920's? 1910's? 1900's? Earlier?
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after all, you didn't necessarily indicate you were alive when it happened, soli kitteh...could haz read about it =)
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was it snow? frost? hail? dew? no to all condensation? yopish
penguins eating cheezburgur? lol =D Neither penguins nor cheezburgurs in this puzzle.

did this happen recently? YES did it happen in the 2000's? 1990's? 1980's? 1970's? 1960's? 1950's? 1940's? 1930's? 1920's? 1910's? 1900's? Earlier?

after all, you didn't necessarily indicate you were alive when it happened, soli kitteh...could haz read about it =) You are beginning to catch on to how my sneaky mind works! But not in this case. I was alive.
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rain?
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mist? fog? smog?
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rain? yope
mist? fog? smog? no to all
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Acid rain? Freezing rain? Sleet? Falling monkeys from heaven? (What, you never know...)
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Acid rain?no Freezing yope rain? yope Sleet? Falling monkeys from heaven?
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black ice? iz odd name, iz cleer aftur awl...sorree for no penguinz or cheezburgur...*sigh*
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lightning?
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black no ice?yes; however no ice was actually present iz odd name, iz cleer aftur awl...sorree for no penguinz or cheezburgur...*sigh*
lightning? no
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Was it dry ice?
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Was it dry ice? No. No ice was present, though ice was involved.
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Wind chill relevant? Is the ice involved: of natural origin? Artificial? Both (such as icing on an airplane)? Does it melt? Is it on a surface? On a body of water? In the air?
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had ice been present previously? had it melted?

or are we talking about hypothetical ice? the danger of ice? antifreeze? ice in drinks?

ice skating? ice machines? ice ice baby?
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Wind chill relevant? No Is the ice involved: of natural origin? Artificial? Had ice been present, itwould have been of natural origin. Both (such as icing on an airplane)?no Does it melt? Is it on a surface? yes to both On a body of water? In the air?no to both
had ice been present previously? yes! had it melted? yes, but n.r.

or are we talking about hypothetical ice? yessish the danger of ice?Yes! OTRT antifreeze? ice in drinks? no to both of theese

ice skating? ice machines? ice ice baby? no to all
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Was there a risk that there would be ice somewhere? Which surprised you because it was august? Was his life saved because there was no ice? would his life be in danger if there was ice? Would he die if there was ice? High altitude relevant?
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Was there a risk that there would be ice somewhere?no Which surprised you because it was august? Was his life saved because there was no ice?irr would his life be in danger if there was ice?irr Would he die if there was ice? {irr High altitude relevant? As in, on a mountain? No.
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measures people might take because of the danger of ice? like putting salt or grit on roads or pavements?

was it a road warning sign? or a "danger thin ice" sign by a lake?

snow tyres? snow chains?
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measures people might take because of the danger of ice?yes! like putting salt YES or grit on roads or pavements? very much OTRT

was it a road warning sign? or a "danger thin ice" sign by a lake? no; not a sign

snow tyres? snow chains? no to both, but explore
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Was salt put on a dry road to prevent ice from forming in the first place?
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Was salt put on a dry road to prevent ice from forming in the first place? No, f.a.
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had salt got into his car and made it dangerous? like maybe it had rotted the brake pads?

or something to do with the effect of salt on te tyres?
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had salt got into his car and made it dangerous? like maybe it had rotted the brake pads? No to both. But (HINT) the danger was vehicle-related.

or something to do with the effect of salt on te tyres? No
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Was the danger related to his car? Someone else's car? Any car whatsoever?
Had salt caused a windshield to become pitted and/or foggy?
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Was the danger related to his car? Someone else's car? yope to both - the vehicle he was driving. Any carno whatsoever?
Had salt caused a windshield to become pitted and/or foggy? No. There was a problem, but I'm not sure what caused it.
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Too bad salt can't help with hurricaines or flodding. If it did, New Yorkers would be using it now, and we would use it in the South.

Could I interest anyone in a recap?
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o yez plz, can we haz recat? also, put a link in the chatroom you might like, soli kitteh!! it iz not haz cheezburgur, but almost as good =D
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Yes, I saw the post in the chatroom. Interesting.

RECAP: *********
A man was driving a vehicle in NYC in August - this August, but before the storms, which are not relevant. It is _not_ a passenger vehicle. Something happened to his vehicle which endangered his life, exact cause not known. It is related, indirectly, to ice, but there was no ice on the roads.
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And, in case you are wondering, there is no salt on the roads either.
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was he driving a cab? a bus? a lorry? a van? a police car?

did the vehicle have snow tyres on?
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was he driving a cab? a bus? a lorry? this a van? a police car?

did the vehicle have snow tyres on? AFAIK, no. In August?
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Did ice fall on his car?
Did some part of his truck ice up?
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Did ice fall on his car?
Did some part of his truck ice up? No to both. Remember, it's August!
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Was the truck transporting ice? Did the ice melt?
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Was the truck transporting ice? Did the ice melt? No. The truck was designed to transport something, but not ice.
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Was the truck transporting something? Relevant? Was it transporting what it was designed for? Is it designed to transport something related to ice? Driving on ice? Or fighting ice? Did the truck: break down? Crash? Run off the road? Hit something? Catch fire? Lose tyre(s)? Wheel(s)? Cargo? Something else?
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was it a salt dispensing truck?

I haven't forgotten it's August :oD
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Was the truck transporting something?Not known Relevant? yope Was it transporting what it was designed for? If it was transporting something, it would be what it is designed for Is it designed to transport something related to ice? yes Driving on ice? Or fighting ice? this Did the truck: break down? Crash? Run off the road? No, but OTRT Hit something? yes - explore Catch fire? Lose tyre(s)? Wheel(s)? Cargo? no or unknown to all these Something else? Don't really know, but I think we can assume brake failure.

was it a salt dispensing truck? YES!


I haven't forgotten it's August :oD For a few more hours, anyway. It looks like this might be solved before September, so keep up the good work!
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kittehz no liek salt dispensin truck, iz getz salt on teh cheezburgur...meltin ice getz kittehz all wet an stuffz!

also, iz confuseded kitteh...can haz recat plz?


so did the salt dispensing truck endanger someone's life and save it, too? the truck had brake failure...what else? *tries to take it all in*
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also, iz confuseded kitteh...can haz recat plz?

so did the salt dispensing truck endanger someone's life and save it, too? the truck had brake failure...what else? *tries to take it all in*

********RECAP**********
The driver of a salt-dispensing truck had his life endangered, probably because of btake failure. The truck hit something. (Explore?) But because he was driving a salt-dispensing truck, his life was saved - possibly because of the salt, possibly just because of the configuration of the truck.
Some pretty broad hints there - explore!
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iz hit...other truck? person? kitteh? cheezburgur? (was it a cheezburgur truck, soli kitteh? o.O)
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Did the salt absorb most of the impact?

Did the truck catch fire from the crash? But the salt put out the fire?
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iz hit...other truck? person? kitteh? cheezburgur? (was it a cheezburgur truck, soli kitteh? o.O) No to all - especially cheezburgerz and kittehs, so put your mind at rest.

Did the salt absorb most of the impact? IDK, from the story, if there was any salt in the truck. See my recap above.

Did the truck catch fire from the crash? But the salt put out the fire?No fires, thank goodness.
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Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 7:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*iz puts mind at rest* kaylee kitteh iz much relieved, soli kitteh, thanx yuo...also, iz had cheezburgur tonite =) soli kitteh haz had recently?
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Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 9:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the truck hit something while reversing? going forward? on the side?

did it hit a bridge?
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*iz puts mind at rest* kaylee kitteh iz much relieved, soli kitteh, thanx yuo...also, iz had cheezburgur tonite =) soli kitteh haz had recently? Nowt recently, but twomorrow is paydey!
did the truck hit something while reversing? no going forward? yes! on the side? ?? Explain?

did it hit a bridge? No. OTRT
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Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

our gritter lorries have spraying things at the back but I seem to remember that they have something sticking out at the sides as well - I was thinking these protrusions might have scraped against something or caught on something

did the top of the truck hit something? did it go into a tunnel? hit a road sign?
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Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

our gritter lorries have spraying things at the back but I seem to remember that they have something sticking out at the sides as well - I was thinking these protrusions might have scraped against something or caught on something Well, the US trucks apparently have a hopper thing on the back to distrubute the salt, and this tilted and caught on something, and saved him.

did the top of the truck hit something? Not the top - the entire truck. did it go into a tunnel? No - explore. hit a road sign? no; it was not on a road.

Just a little bit more and you will have it! Remember, this is a _lateral puzzle_ with a typical lateral puzzle twist in the solution.
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 1:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it on a railway line? in a car park? at an aerodrome?

did the truck smash into something and the impact caused the hopper to lift, then that caught on something and prevented the truck going even further into the thing? I quite like the idea of an aeroplane, then the hopper might have caught on a wing.

did this happen outdoors? if not on a road, on some sort of paving or tarmac?
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Was the truck distributing the salt at the time? Was it in a field?
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was it on a railway line? in a car park? at an aerodrome? No to all

did the truck smash into something and the impact caused the hopper to lift, then that caught on something and prevented the truck going even further into the thing? That's more or less what happened. I quite like the idea of an aeroplane, then the hopper might have caught on a wing. I like the idea too, but it was much simpler than that.

did this happen outdoors? No! or noish. if not on a road, on some sort of paving or tarmac? irr
Was the truck distributing the salt at the time? Was it in a field? No to both.
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was the truck just leaving or entering the depot? the garage?

a petrol station?
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was the truck just leaving or entering the depot? the garage? YES!

a petrol station?

********SPOILER***********
While drwoning my sorrows and trying to cool off with an iced coffee at the local Starbucks, I saw a headline in the NY Times that attracted my attention, so I had to spring the $2 for a copy.
This was from Augut 18.

A salt-spreading truck had driven through the wall of the 2nd-story garage, where it had been driven for maintenance. It was 3/4 of the way out, and only the fact that the hopper part tilted and caught prevented it from plunging, with its driver, to the sidewalk.

I've been in NYC, but only in the summertime, and I'd just as soon leave it that way.


Thx to all the brillilant posters, and esp. to Shez!
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Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 6:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

tee hee!
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Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 6:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

soli kitteh iz was sad? =( well, kaylee kitteh hopez teh puzzeling made foar a happiur kitteh! =) fun puzzel soli kitteh! here, can haz cheezburgur. *givz* And iced coffee. =)

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