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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was lyin' but he was telling the truth when he described himself. He was not mythical, but he was telling the truth when he described himself.
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All he's the same?

If so, adult, human?
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All he's the same? yes

If so, adultyes human? Yes, although...
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Actually happened?

Artificial intelligence relevant?

In both sentences of the puzzle statement, did he describe himself in the same way?

Are there more possible sentences that could be added to the puzzle statement, that end with the same "but he was telling the truth".., that could be added without changing the meaning of the puzzle?

An actor?
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A character from a book? film? computer game?
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Actually happened? yes

Artificial intelligence relevant? no

In both sentences of the puzzle statement, did he describe himself in the same way? He could have described himself in more than one way, but usually in the way indicated by the 2nd sentence.

Are there more possible sentences that could be added to the puzzle statement No

An actor? no

A character from a book? film? computer game? No; real life.
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Hint: there is a reason why I wrote 'lyin' instead of 'lying.'
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Is a pun on the word "lion" relevant? Is he from the South?
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Narnia relevant?
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Is a pun on the word "lion" relevant? Yes1 Is he from the South? No, but maybe explore this.
Narnia relevant? No
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Was he eaten or attacked by a lion? Did he think he was a were-lion (or something like that)?
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Was he eaten or attacked by a lion? No Did he think he was a were-lion no (or something like that)? Yes, something like that, although he didn't think he was, and he wasn't a real lion.
Follow up on locating him geographically.
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Africa? America? Asia? Europe? Australia?
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Africa? America? Asia? Europe? Australia?
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Title Relevant? If so, Battle for Thermoylae relevant? King Leonidas? Xerxes? Perhaps somebody else from Sparta?
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Africa? America? Asia? Europe? This Australia?
Title Relevant? Yessish, in a lateral way.. If so, Battle for Thermoylae relevant? King Leonidas? Xeres? Perhaps somebody else from Sparta? ...but none of these. Not related to history, or maybe related only tangentialy.
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Is a lion on a family crest, sigil, or something similar relevant?
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Is a lion on a family crest, sigil, or something similar relevant? Yope
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Is a lion on a family crest, sigil, or something similar relevant? Yope
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Hint: Geography is relevant. To save a round of questions, he is located in the UK.
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Is he an MP? Did he say he was?
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Is he an MP? Yes, but not relevant to the puzzle. Did he say he was? He could, but he could also say he was something else, which might sound like a lie, but wasn't. The 'something else' is connected with the government, but loosely.
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did he say he was an adviser? to an MP?
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did he say he was an adviser? to an MP? No to both.
Clarification: When he said his title, he said what he was - metaphorically, anyway.
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not Nick Griffin then?

is his title also an adjective? a noun?
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not Nick Griffin then? No, but good thinking. His family name is n.r.
is his title also an adjective? noa noun? yes. Matter of fact, he has two titles, both nouns, both nouns, and both the same kind of noun.
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are we looking for both titles?

are they olde worlde things? master of the rolls? master of the chamberpot? speaker?
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are we looking for both titles? Yes. The first sentence refers to the first title, the second one to the second title.
are they olde worlde things? yes master of the rolls? master of the chamberpot? no to both, but somewhat OTRT. speaker? no, nothing like that.
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chief whip?
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chief whip? Sounds sort of kinky, doesn't it. But no, nothing to do with legislation, or the actual governing part of government.
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did he actually describe himself as a lion?

is it a courtesy title? is there only one person in this position?

is it an honour? my favourites are Privy Councillor and Commander of the Bath.

is the mythical reference a creature? a God? a country?
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did he actually describe himself as a lion? As the actual feline critter? No. But also yessish.
is it a courtesy title? Well, it has actual duties, so is not just honorary. But I suppose it could be called courtesy, too. So Yope. is there only one person in this position? Yes
is it an honour? Yes! my favorites are Privy Councillor and Commander of the Bath. Not these, but sort of similar.
is the mythical reference a creature? yes
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is this job in the royal household?

is heraldry relevant?
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is this job in the royal household? No

is heraldry relevant? Yes!I think you're closing in on it, Shez.
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Richard the Lionheart?
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alas the only thing I know about heraldry is lions rampant. and that the names of the colours are all wrong.

is a particular family crest relevant?

is this person a duke? earl? viscount?
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I'm not sure but I would guess that one of the jobs he holds is the Lord Lyon King of Arms? So he is not from the South but from the North? and he could call himself a king without lying?
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alas the only thing I know about heraldry is lions rampant sort of OTRT
is a particular family crest relevant? No
is this person a duke? earl? viscount? None of these. He was (he's decceased) a baronet. But r.r.
I'm not sure but I would guess that one of the jobs he holds is the Lord Lyon King of Arms? Exactly! So he is not from the South but from the North? Yes and he could call himself a king of arms without lying? Yes, and he could call hemself a lion without lying!

Now, where does the myth come in?
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Oh, sorry, Alhucema. I missed your question. No, not him.
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Am I right that Lord Lyon King of Arms is the title that refers to the lion? and the man had another title that refers to a mythical creature? Did he have both titles at the same time?
Was the mythical creature: a dragon? a unicorn? a gryffin? a mermaid?
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Am I right that Lord Lyon King of Arms is the title that refers to the lion? Yes and the man had another title that refers to a mythical creature? Yes! Did he have both titles at the same time? There may have been some overlap, but n.r.
Was the mythical creature: a dragon? a unicorn? this; no to the rest.

*******************SPOILER***************
The late Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk was both the Lyon King of Arms and the Unicorn Pursuviant of Arms. "He put Unicorn under 'occupation' on his passport, and a stewardess asked him what it meant. He explained that a unicorn was a beast who could only be caught when he laid his horn in a maiden's lap, whereupon the young stewardess blushed deeply."

Congrats to Sundowner, & thanks to all the other anglophiles who took part1
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Sundowner, I missed your previous question, but the answer to the 2nd one covers it, anyway.
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Oops, I didn't miss it after all. Ignore previous apology, or save it for another occasion. Too early in the morning for me to think, even though it's after 10 a.m. here!
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great puzzle, thanks!

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