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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At an airport, Luke (H/A/M) takes a box from the baggage conveyor belt. Half an hour later, he wakes up in a hospital. What happened?
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before he woke up, was he
...asleep?
...unconscious?
...under anesthetic?
...in a coma?

Had he taken a substance that made him sleep or lose his consciousness?
Did he get a head trauma?
Was he attacked by somebody? By something? Was that something in the box?

Did the thing that got Luke into hospital happen
...inside the airport?
...outside the airport?

Did Luke open the box?

Did the box contain
...a plant?
...an animal?
...a weapon of sort?
...an electronic device?
...clothes?
...food?
...drugs?
...something expensive/valuable?

Is Luke the rightful owner of the box?
Did he steal it?
Was it stolen from him?
Was it still in his possession after he woke up?

Did the box come out of a plane?
Had Luke been on the plane out of which the box came?
Was Luke supposed to get the box for somebody else?
For himself?

Did the box have about the size of
...a shoe box?
...a trunk?
If not, was it smaller than a shoe box?
Bigger than a trunk?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before he woke up, was he
...asleep?
...unconscious? this
...under anesthetic?
...in a coma?

Had he taken a substance that made him sleep or lose his consciousness? no
Did he get a head trauma? no
Was he attacked by somebody? no By something? no Was that something in the box?

Did the thing that got Luke into hospital happen
...inside the airport? this
...outside the airport?

Did Luke open the box? yes

Did the box contain
...a plant?
...an animal? this
...a weapon of sort?
...an electronic device?
...clothes?
...food?
...drugs?
...something expensive/valuable?

Is Luke the rightful owner of the box? yes
Did he steal it? no
Was it stolen from him? no
Was it still in his possession after he woke up? assume yes

Did the box come out of a plane? yes
Had Luke been on the plane out of which the box came? yes
Was Luke supposed to get the box for somebody else? no
For himself? yes

Did the box have about the size of
...a shoe box?
...a trunk? in between a shoe box and a trunk
If not, was it smaller than a shoe box?
Bigger than a trunk?
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was Luke unconscious because he had fainted? lost blood?

had he inhaled something? had he had an allergic reaction?

was the animal a cat? dog? reptile? amphibian? ape? bird?
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to make sure: was the box the direct or indirect cause of his unconsciouness?

Did he know why he was in hospital when he woke up?

Was he suffering from some kind of disease, allergy or condition?

Did he know What was in the box?
Did he pack it himself?
Was he allowed to bring this box on the plane?
Was the animal dead?

Was the animal a cat? Dog? Rabbit? Rat? Fox? Snake?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was Luke unconscious because he had fainted? this lost blood?

had he inhaled something? had he had an allergic reaction? no to both

was the animal a cat? this dog? reptile? amphibian? ape? bird?

Just to make sure: was the box the direct or indirect cause of his unconsciouness? the animal in the box was the direct cause

Did he know why he was in hospital when he woke up? irrel

Was he suffering from some kind of disease, allergy or condition? no

Did he know What was in the box? yope - explore
Did he pack it himself? yes
Was he allowed to bring this box on the plane? yes
Was the animal dead? no, but explore

Was the animal a cat? this Dog? Rabbit? Rat? Fox? Snake?
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Luke pack a cat into a box?
When Luke picked the box up, was it the same box?
Was it still the cat?

So, when he opened the box, he saw a cat, right?
Did it look different from what he had expected?
Was it injured?
Had it eaten something that it shouldn't have eaten?
Had it damaged something?
Did it look scary in a way?
Did it make a strange sound?

Was there anything else in the box?
If so, was it something that Luke didn't expect to be there?
Or had Luke expected something to be there that was now missing?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Luke pack a cat into a box? yes
When Luke picked the box up, was it the same box? yes
Was it still the cat? NO - good q

So, when he opened the box, he saw a cat, right? correct
Did it look different from what he had expected? yes
Was it injured?
Had it eaten something that it shouldn't have eaten?
Had it damaged something?
Did it look scary in a way?
Did it make a strange sound?
no to all, with an -ish for "scary"

Was there anything else in the box?
If so, was it something that Luke didn't expect to be there?
Or had Luke expected something to be there that was now missing?
no to these
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I may know this, doriana kitteh...emailing.
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So, Luke put a cat into the box before going on the flight and when he opened the box after the flight, there was a different cat, right?
Did he faint because the cat was different?

Did the cat hiss or make a face at Luke because it didn't recognize him?

The cat he put into the box, was it a domestic cat?
Was the cat he saw after the flight a domestic cat, too?
Or rather a wildcat (cub)?

Was the cat that he put into the box missing?
Do we need to find out what happened to the cat he put there?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I may know this, doriana kitteh...emailing. 100% correct (:

So, Luke put a cat into the box before going on the flight and when he opened the box after the flight, there was a different cat, right? correct
Did he faint because the cat was different? yes, but there's more to it

Did the cat hiss or make a face at Luke because it didn't recognize him? no

The cat he put into the box, was it a domestic cat? yes
Was the cat he saw after the flight a domestic cat, too? yes
Or rather a wildcat (cub)?

Was the cat that he put into the box missing? yes
Do we need to find out what happened to the cat he put there? yes
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I stayz owt of it nao then. *settulz bak tu watch*
Jondahr (Jondahr)
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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Schrödinger in any way relevant? (hey, cat in a box - had to ask...)

Did the cat have some special value or meaning to the man? Did he faint because he realized he had lost the cat? Was he trying to smuggle something inside the cat?

Is it important in what way the cats were different? Did he expect the cat to be dead and it wasn't?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Schrödinger in any way relevant? (hey, cat in a box - had to ask...) no

Did the cat have some special value or meaning to the man? well, it was his beloved pet Did he faint because he realized he had lost the cat? no Was he trying to smuggle something inside the cat? no, but a good idea

Is it important in what way the cats were different? yes Did he expect the cat to be dead and it wasn't? YES! very good q
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This reminds me of the UL where a family notices their dog playing with something in the backyard, only to find out said plaything is the neighbor's pet bunny, and bunny is no longer among the living. In a panic, they clean up the rabbit and carefully place it back in its hutch. Later they hear a fuss next door and ask what the problem is, only to find out that "Some insensitive weirdo dug up the rabbit we had buried and put it back it its cage! The kids are devastated!"

Did someone replace the dead cat with a live one?

Someone working at the airport (either arrival or departure)? Or for the airline?

Did it look like his dead cat (except for the being alive part)?
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Methinks me knoweth the answer now...I will stay out of it as well.
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I have two cats at home and putting one in a box would require special assistance from the Army :-)

So, the cat he put in the box was dead?
Did he personally bring the cat to the airport and handed it out to the personnel there?
When he retrieved the box, was it the same box?
Did he only think the cat is dead, while in fact it wasn't?
Was it a different cat? If so, of a different color?
Is anyone else relevant in the story?
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone replace the dead cat with a live one? yes

Someone working at the airport (either arrival or departure)? Or for the airline? yes, either airport or airline. Assume airport

Did it look like his dead cat (except for the being alive part)? irrel

So, the cat he put in the box was dead? yes
Did he personally bring the cat to the airport and handed it out to the personnel there? he checked it in as a normal piece of luggage
When he retrieved the box, was it the same box? yes
Did he only think the cat is dead, while in fact it wasn't? no
Was it a different cat? yes If so, of a different color? irrel
Is anyone else relevant in the story? yes, the person who replaced the cat - see above
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the person believe he/she was responsible for killing the cat, and replaced it?
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the person believe he/she was responsible for killing the cat, and replaced it? yesish
I think we have more or less everything. Why did Luke bring a dead cat on the plane in the first place?
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to bring it home to bury it? Or somewhere else of special importance? Was his intention to bury it when he arrived?
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to bring it home to bury it? yes! Or somewhere else of special importance? no Was his intention to bury it when he arrived? yes

Wanna put the pieces together, Jondahr? Or someone else? (:
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Luke's cat died while he was away somewhere. Since it was his beloved pet, he decided to put it in a box and check it in as luggage, so he could bury it at home. But somebody at the airport (baggage control?) discovered the dead cat. Thinking it was their fault it was dead, he/she decided to replace it with another cat, hoping he wouldn't notice. Upon opening the box and seeing his cat alive again (he thought), Luke had a shock and fainted.

Anything I've missed?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything I've missed? no, it's a perfect solution. So perfect that I'll use it for the

******SPOILER********
Luke's cat died while he was away somewhere. Since it was his beloved pet, he decided to put it in a box and check it in as luggage, so he could bury it at home. But somebody at the airport (baggage control?) discovered the dead cat. Thinking it was their fault it was dead, he/she decided to replace it with another cat, hoping he wouldn't notice. Upon opening the box and seeing his cat alive again (he thought), Luke had a shock and fainted.


Nice work, and Jondahr, this was your second solve of one of my puzzles in a row, wasn't it? Thumbs up!
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Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Huzzah! Great puzzle! Had really deserved a longer life, but I guess we touched upon the death-thing too early.

You're right, it was my second! Thank you! :D You make very engaging puzzles, must be because of that I just have to keep at it.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*givz j-kitteh a cheezburgur in celebration* yayz, jondahr!! =) iz most awsum puzzel solvur!!
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle, reminds me of Greg's plan with Mr. Jinx in 'Meet The Parents.'

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