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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man walks into a bar. The bartender looks at him and runs away. This saves another man's life. How?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a joke? was he an Englishman, and Irishman or a Scotsman?
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Is the bartender scared?
Was a murder avoided?
Is it relevant in what way the other man would have died?
Can we call the first man A, the bartender B, and the man whose life was saved MP950? (MP950 is the type designation of the Canon printer right beside me on the desk, in case anyone wondered)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the bartender in immediate danger as the man walks into the bar? does he spot something about the man? does the bartender know the man who walked into the bar? did he think he knew him? But was mistaken? had they met previously? Did the man walking into the bar jog the bartender's memory regarding something? regarding the man whose life was saved?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a joke? No was he an Englishman, and Irishman or a Scotsman? Nationalities irrel ;-)

Is the bartender scared? Yes
Was a murder avoided? Yes
Is it relevant in what way the other man would have died? Yes
Can we call the first man A, the bartender B, and the man whose life was saved MP950? (MP950 is the type designation of the Canon printer right beside me on the desk, in case anyone wondered) Sure... why not. If we're going to use technological names, why don't we call the first guy Adobe and the bartender Beta.

is the bartender in immediate danger as the man walks into the bar? No does he spot something about the man? Yope does the bartender know the man who walked into the bar? Yes did he think he knew him? But was mistaken? No had they met previously? Yes, slight svv of "met" Did the man walking into the bar jog the bartender's memory regarding something? No regarding the man whose life was saved?

Hello there Andy -- haven't seen you around in a while
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 2:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Adobe intend to kill MP950? Did Beta intend to kill MP950? I like these names. I have an odd sense of being completely weird and undeniably sophisticated when I use them.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 9:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Beta scared because Adobe shouldn't have been in the bar? Did Beta think Adobe was dead?

Did MP950 put innocent Adobe in prison in past and now Adobe is free again and wants revenge - which is all known to Beta?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Adobe intend to kill MP950? No Did Beta intend to kill MP950? Yes I like these names. I have an odd sense of being completely weird and undeniably sophisticated when I use them. Thank Abc for that... ;-)

Is Beta scared because Adobe shouldn't have been in the bar? Yesish! Did Beta think Adobe was dead? No but OTRT

Did MP950 put innocent Adobe in prison in past and now Adobe is free again and wants revenge - which is all known to Beta? No
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Adobe resemble someone? Is he a twin? Is he carrying anything relevant? Is the sole purpose of Adobe's visit to the bar to stop Beta from Killing MP950.

These names are very B12262-GX270 in my opinion. Hee hee.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Beta do something wrong to Adobe in past?
Did Beta think Adobe is in prison? in hospital? in mental hospital? abroad?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This whole scenario with the barroom and the tech names brings to mind the cantina scene from Star Wars Ep. 4

Was Adobe carrying any weapons?
Was Adobe feuding with Beta?
Was Adobe feuding with MP950?
Was MP950 feuding with either?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Adobe resemble someone? No Is he a twin? No Is he carrying anything relevant? No Is the sole purpose of Adobe's visit to the bar to stop Beta from Killing MP950. Noish

These names are very B12262-GX270 in my opinion. Hee hee. I applaud your $U8 puns.

Did Beta do something wrong to Adobe in past? Yes
Did Beta think Adobe is in prison? No to all, but this is OTRT-ish in hospital? in mental hospital? abroad?

This whole scenario with the barroom and the tech names brings to mind the cantina scene from Star Wars Ep. 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWO5Ai_a80M

Was Adobe carrying any weapons?
Was Adobe feuding with Beta?
Was Adobe feuding with MP950?
Was MP950 feuding with either? Yes, with Beta. No to rest
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On that note, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw

So, Beta the Bartender wanted to kill MP950, right?
Had MP950 done something wrong? Was Beta hired to kill MP950? Relevant how the killing was to take place? If so, poison? Relevant that Beta is a Bartender? MP950's profession relevant? Adobe's profession relevant? Time period relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On that note, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw Brilliant!

So, Beta the Bartender wanted to kill MP950, right? Yes
Had MP950 done something wrong? No Was Beta hired to kill MP950? No Relevant how the killing was to take place? Yes If so, poison? Yes Relevant that Beta is a Bartender? Yes, slight FA MP950's profession relevant? No Adobe's profession relevant? Yes Time period relevant? No
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was MP950 a customer in the bar?
Did Adobe work for law enforcement?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Beta a bartender in the bar where this takes place? or pretending to be? Is he there solely to kill MP950?

Will Adobe by carrying out his professional duties discover the plot to poison MP950? Is he a health inspector or something similar?

Or maybe Adobe works in the bar? and Beta had arranged that he wouldn't show up for work allowing him to take his place and commit the crime but Adobe ruins the plot by actually turning up?

Was Beta trying to frame Adobe for the murder?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was MP950 a customer in the bar? Yes
Did Adobe work for law enforcement? No

Is Beta a bartender in the bar where this takes place? No... or pretending to be? Yes! Is he there solely to kill MP950? Yes!

Will Adobe by carrying out his professional duties discover the plot to poison MP950? Is he a health inspector or something similar? No but...

Or maybe Adobe works in the bar? and Beta had arranged that he wouldn't show up for work allowing him to take his place and commit the crime but Adobe ruins the plot by actually turning up? Was Beta trying to frame Adobe for the murder? ...this is the answer. How on earth did you get that already?

**********SPOILER**********

Beta kidnaps Adobe, a bartender, and goes to work posing as Adobe. His intent is to wait for MP950, a regular customer, to show up so that Beta can poison his drink and place the blame on Adobe. However, Adobe escapes his captivity and heads over to the bar. Beta sees him walk in and hurriedly flees, abandoning his plans.

Excellent solve Peter -- how did you get that?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have no idea Balin , more by luck than design. I'm enjoying a good run of solves at the moment so maybe it's just a form thing. I'll be back to my old clueless self soon I've no doubt.

This was an excellent puzzle by the way and I feel a bit bad about spoiling it so soon.

I'll sign off by wishing you IP7941 A570g BKC/XXpr209 Balin.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle, and it really is nice when your brain is firing on all cylinders like Peter's (even if it tends to burst the host's bubble prematurely).
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you for the puzzle, Balin- interesting as ever. Love your murder (or almost murder) mysteries.

Peter, I'm very impressed! Well done!

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