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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Katie had no idea how old the hotel was until the letter arrived.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a hotel Katie stayed at?
Planning to stay at?

Letter as in text written or otherwise imprinted on paper or similar material, with a recipient and a sender?

Roman numerals relevant?

Was the letter sent to Katie? From the hotel? To the hotel?

Is Katie a historian?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a hotel Katie stayed at? yes
Planning to stay at? no

Letter as in text written or otherwise imprinted on paper or similar material, with a recipient and a sender? yes

Roman numerals relevant? no

Was the letter sent to Katie? yes From the hotel? yes To the hotel? yope

Is Katie a historian? no
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Was the letter addressed to Katie?

Was it sent shortly before she received it?

Was Katie staying at the hotel when the letter arrived?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the letter addressed to Katie? yes

Was it sent shortly before she received it? yes

Was Katie staying at the hotel when the letter arrived? yes, good questions
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant who was the letter from? What it was about?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant who was the letter from? yes What it was about? yes
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Was the letter from: a male? a female? an adult?

Did the sender know Katie personally?

Were there other people receiving a similar letter?

Did Katie receive the letter because she was staying in the hotel?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the letter from: a male? a female? could be either an adult? yes

Did the sender know Katie personally? no

Were there other people receiving a similar letter? yes

Did Katie receive the letter because she was staying in the hotel? yope
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You say Katie was not planning on staying at the hotel. Was the letter somehow sent before she knew she would be staying there?
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You say Katie was not planning on staying at the hotel. Was the letter somehow sent before she knew she would be staying there? FA, no
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the letter written on the hotel paper? Is that relevant?
Was the letter an invitation? A leaflet?
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the letter contain a date? A date far in the past? Was there a typo in the date (i.e. 1912 instead of 2012)?
Was the letter (the one she received, specifically) addressed to Katie? to some other person with the same name? addressed to "any guest of this hotel"? to "anybody whom may concern"?
Did the letter somehow refer to the date when the hotel was founded?
Was the hotel indeed very old?
Are different calendars relevant here? (Julian, Hebrew, Muslim, ..)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the letter written on the hotel paper? yes Is that relevant? not really
Was the letter an invitation? A leaflet? no to these

Did the letter contain a date? yes A date far in the past? no Was there a typo in the date (i.e. 1912 instead of 2012)? no
Was the letter (the one she received, specifically) addressed to Katie? yes to some other person with the same name? no addressed to "any guest of this hotel"? no to "anybody whom may concern"? no
Did the letter somehow refer to the date when the hotel was founded? no
Was the hotel indeed very old? yes
Are different calendars relevant here? no (Julian, Hebrew, Muslim, ..)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had something relevant happened at the hotel before the letter was sent out?

Did the letter contain information about the hotel?

Shot in the dark: Does the letter say that the hotel is haunted because some lady was beheaded there in the 17th century, or something along the lines?

Was the letter sent via the regular postal service? Was it stamped? Or was it distributed only in the hotel?
Was it addressed to Katie's room number? To the actual postal address of the hotel?

The one who sent it - a hotel employee? the manager?
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had something relevant happened at the hotel before the letter was sent out? noish

Did the letter contain information about the hotel? no

Shot in the dark: Does the letter say that the hotel is haunted because some lady was beheaded there in the 17th century, or something along the lines? no, interesting idea though

Was the letter sent via the regular postal service? no Was it stamped? no Or was it distributed only in the hotel? lets say it was this
Was it addressed to Katie's room number? yes To the actual postal address of the hotel? no

The one who sent it - a hotel employee? the manager? could be either, lets say the former
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the letter pushed under her door? put in her cubby hole?

was the purpose of the letter to tell her about something? to ask her to do something? was it a survey? was it an invitation?
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was the letter pushed under her door? yes put in her cubby hole? no

was the purpose of the letter to tell her about something? no to ask her to do something? yes was it a survey? no was it an invitation? no
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Did the hotel ask for donations? did it ask her to leave her room? to stay for longer?
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did it ask her to take care with the ancient plumbing?

is this a sort of joke? was there a typo?
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Did the letter ask her to do something that would only make sense if the hotel was really old?
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Did the hotel ask for donations? no did it ask her to leave her room? no to stay for longer? no

did it ask her to take care with the ancient plumbing? no

is this a sort of joke? yes was there a typo? no

Did the letter ask her to do something that would only make sense if the hotel was really old? no
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did it ask her to do something which she really couldn't? if so, because it was obsolete (such as remembering to put out her candle before going to sleep?)
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did it ask her to do something which she really couldn't? no if so, because it was obsolete (such as remembering to put out her candle before going to sleep?) no, but you're getting warmer
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so was she asked to do something?
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Did she know the age of the hotel from the content of the letter? From the way the letter was distributed? From the external features of the letter? Did the letter make her aware of some features of the hotel she hadn't noticed before?

Did she get known the exact date of the beginning of the hotel? Just the year? Just the century?

Did anybody else get similar letter? Did Katie expect the letter?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the letter ask her to do something quite normal? but because of a pun or similar play on words it could be taken to refer to something done only in the olden days?

in England we still put "Carriages at 12" on invitations
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so was she asked to do something? noish

Did she know the age of the hotel from the content of the letter? yes From the way the letter was distributed? no From the external features of the letter? no Did the letter make her aware of some features of the hotel she hadn't noticed before? yes

Did she get known the exact date of the beginning of the hotel? no Just the year? no Just the century? nothing specific, age based on something else

Did anybody else get similar letter? very likely Did Katie expect the letter? yope

did the letter ask her to do something quite normal? yes but because of a pun or similar play on words it could be taken to refer to something done only in the olden days? no, but good idea
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Does the thing it asked her to do have to do with hygiene? Indoor plumbing relevant?
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does the letter refer to some architectural feature of the hotel? a particular room? something in the grounds?

furnishing? ornaments? doors? lifts? chimneys?

a priest's hole? a hidden passage? cellars? a well? a pump?
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Was the letter written in an obsolete language? (as in old words, old letters, etc) Or maybe the header or footer were in an obsolete language?

Did Katie have any interest in finding how old the hotel was?
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Did the letter contain safety/emergency instructions?
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Does the thing it asked her to do have to do with hygiene? no Indoor plumbing relevant? no

does the letter refer to some architectural feature of the hotel? no a particular room? no something in the grounds? no

furnishing? ornaments? doors? lifts? chimneys? none of these

a priest's hole? a hidden passage? cellars? a well? a pump? no

Was the letter written in an obsolete language? no (as in old words, old letters, etc) Or maybe the header or footer were in an obsolete language? no

Did Katie have any interest in finding how old the hotel was? not really

Did the letter contain safety/emergency instructions? no

HINT: Consider the usual reasons a hotel would communicate with a guest
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"the usual reasons a hotel would communicate with a guest"....

To apologise for an inconvenience? Such as construction/repair work? something that isn't working as it should?
To inform the guest about an upcoming event?

Could the same information have been communicated via phone?
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"the usual reasons a hotel would communicate with a guest"....

To apologise for an inconvenience? not that one Such as construction/repair work? no something that isn't working as it should? no
To inform the guest about an upcoming event? no, something more common that these

Could the same information have been communicated via phone? yope
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to let them see the menu for the next day?
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to let them see the menu for the next day? getting closer, but no
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to order breakfast in bed?

something to do with the laundry?
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to order breakfast in bed? not this one

something to do with the laundry? no
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select their meals? say which meals they will be in for?

select the dishes for a meal? dinner?
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select their meals? say which meals they will be in for? no

select the dishes for a meal? dinner? no, nothing to do with food
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Did the hotel inform her about check-in and check-out time? Did the hotel inform her about how to order a wake-up? Did the letter contain prices for some hotel services? The opening hours of certain facilities?
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Did the hotel inform her about check-in and check-out time? no Did the hotel inform her about how to order a wake-up? no Did the letter contain prices for some hotel services? no The opening hours of certain facilities? no, but one of your ideas is very close
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Did it tell her the facilities available? Was one of them something that doesn't really exist nowadays? Or a very old version of something that does?
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Did it tell her the facilities available? no Was one of them something that doesn't really exist nowadays? no Or a very old version of something that does? no, getting colder
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Did the letter inform how to order a service? Where the facilities are located? Accepted ways of payment?
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was the letter about hotel services? prices? wake-up calls?

did it give prices in an old currency?
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Did the letter inform how to order a service? no Where the facilities are located? no Accepted ways of payment? no

was the letter about hotel services? no
prices? no
wake-up calls? this is extremely close

did it give prices in an old currency? no
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Did it tell her what time breakfast was? What time other meals were?
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Did it tell her what time breakfast was? What time other meals were? no to both...colder
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Is the alarm clock relevant?
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Is the alarm clock relevant? noish, but this is very close
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anything to do with a cock crowing?
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anything to do with a cock crowing? no
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Is time of wake-ups relevant? The way to perform wake-up calls?
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Is time of wake-ups relevant? yes The way to perform wake-up calls? yope
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is it the way the time is expressed?
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is it the way the time is expressed? no
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Are wake-ups possible only on certain hours?
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Are wake-ups possible only on certain hours? no
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Are guests expected to demand a wake-up certain time beforehand?
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Did the letter somehow imply that it was written before time zones (or daylight saving time?) were introduced?
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are guests expected to demand a wake-up certain time beforehand? no

Did the letter somehow imply that it was written before time zones (or daylight saving time?) were introduced? no
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Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the hotel been giving out the same letter with the same wording since the beginning? Are the wake-up calls done by telephoning to the phone in the room?
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Had the hotel been giving out the same letter with the same wording since the beginning? yope Are the wake-up calls done by telephoning to the phone in the room? no, great question
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Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*swoop*
Is there even a phone in the rooms?
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Are they done by someone coming to the room? By some kind of bell pull system? Is this because phones weren't invented when the hotel was founded?
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*swoop*
Is there even a phone in the rooms? no

Are they done by someone coming to the room? no By some kind of bell pull system? no Is this because phones weren't invented when the hotel was founded? yes
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Would the guest be woken by a sound? By light? By being physically moved? Would someone tap on the door? Would the guest be given an alarm clock?
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Would someone actually come to the door to wake them? Come into the room?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 1:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, wait... would they send a wake-up letter instead of a wake-up call?
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Would the guest be woken by a sound? no By light? no By being physically moved? no Would someone tap on the door? no Would the guest be given an alarm clock? no

Would someone actually come to the door to wake them? no Come into the room? no

Oh, wait... would they send a wake-up letter instead of a wake-up call? yes, well done. $p0yl3r to follow...
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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

****** SPOILER *******
This puzzle is based on a joke. The joke goes something like this 'I stayed in a really old hotel' (How old was it?) 'it was so old they sent me a wake up letter.' Thanks to everyone for the great questions. Nicely swooped, Balin.
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I think I've heard that joke before. Good puzzle Wildcard!

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