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(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, nice work on the rehash! But the answer's no, there's nothing wrong with the cash.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's try a different metre

Since I need to ask questions in rhyme:
This cash, that arrived just in time
On the relevant scene -
Could it maybe have been
The loot from a different crime?

Was he due, this particular day,
To be let out of jail come what may?
Had he only been told
That he would be paroled,
Might he say to his friend "Stay away"?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Remind me please, as I’ve forgotten-
Were these bank notes “gains ill-gotten”?
‘Twas legal tender, we’ve been told,
But were the bank notes new or old?

The time in prison Steve had spent:
Was it for embezzlement?
Or did he spend the time in nick
Because he tried a conf’dence trick?

Would it help to know the nation
Which contained the jail’s location:
Whereabouts within the world
Were these rum events unfurled?

The prison inmates, so down-trodden -
Was this in the era modern?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit)

Let's try a different metre

Since I need to ask questions in rhyme:
This cash, that arrived just in time
On the relevant scene -
Could it maybe have been
The loot from a different crime? Yope, towards nay - it was not loot from a crime, but a crime was at play.

Was he due, this particular day,
To be let out of jail come what may?
Had he only been told
That he would be paroled,
Might he say to his friend "Stay away"? Most likely he'd have been out soon without the bail being sent, this is where he was negligent.

By Tony (E20):

Remind me please, as I’ve forgotten-
Were these bank notes “gains ill-gotten”? No
‘Twas legal tender, we’ve been told,
But were the bank notes new or old? Irrel., as far as I can tell.

The time in prison Steve had spent:
Was it for embezzlement? No
Or did he spend the time in nick
Because he tried a conf’dence trick? I don't think so, but I may need you to be more specific - I'm not sure what you mean by 'conf'dence trick.'

Would it help to know the nation
Which contained the jail’s location:
Whereabouts within the world
Were these rum events unfurled? That too is irrelevant, wherever the hell he went.
(Sorry about the language, I liked that rhyme. I promise it won't happen all the time.)

The prison inmates, so down-trodden -
Was this in the era modern? Yes.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A "Confidence Trick" (- sometimes shortened to "con")
Is a phrase which relates to a "scam" or a "swindle".
Had Steve found some innocent dupe to prey on?
Did he tempt Sleeping Beauty to give him her spindle?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Curator of the LTPF Weightless Poetry Museum apologises for not having spent as much time on this highly entertaining puzzle as he ought. But the last message reminded him of his schooldays, a very long time ago :) It will make no sense to anyone except Bereoan, and possibly Lynne...

The old alone may comprehend
A sense in my decree,
But - if you find a fish on land,
Ah! throw it in the sea.


G K Chesterton

And no one can tell where the wind'll
Come from, or where it will go.
But a chiz is a swiz or a swindle,
As any fule kno.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20):

A "Confidence Trick" (- sometimes shortened to "con")
Is a phrase which relates to a "scam" or a "swindle".
Had Steve found some innocent dupe to prey on?
Did he tempt Sleeping Beauty to give him her spindle? No - thanks, I just wanted to check
That you didn't mean anything beyond a con or a trick.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Such age-ist assertions must stop!
The youngsters in this here talk-shop
Can access the droll mirth
Of Adrian Mole'worth -
In text speak that's "How 2 B Topp"

See:
http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/

Apologies for going off topic
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, if my memory does not fail:
There's something odd about the bail.
Is it important how they paid it?
Whether in banknotes or in check?
Did they steal, rob or counterfeit it?
Or something else, then? What the heck?


Forgive my language, if you please,
It'll make me feel much more at ease!
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon):

So, if my memory does not fail:
There's something odd about the bail. Yes
Is it important how they paid it?
Whether in banknotes or in check? Far more likely in lotsa bills, though a check is not impossible.
Did they steal, rob or counterfeit it? No
Or something else, then? What the heck? Yes
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If loads of money was produced
By Steve (or friend of his persuasion),
Then "Blow me down" and "I'll be deuced" -
Could he be done for tax evasion?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20):

If loads of money was produced
By Steve (or friend of his persuasion),
Then "Blow me down" and "I'll be deuced" -
Could he be done for tax evasion? No, but good thought. Almost sad it was for naught.
Ian (Image)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 2:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This crime to which his bail led the way,
Was it felony? Misdemeanor? What would you say?
Was Steve dangerous? Had he killed?
Had he caused blood to be spilled?
Was his crime physical? A heist or attack?
Or was it something like a trespassing act?
Or some other crime, stranger still?
Would Steve's job give us facts use-um-fill?
Was this friend of Steve's betraying his trust?
Did he think jail time for Steve was a must?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image):

This crime to which his bail led the way,
Was it felony? Misdemeanor? What would you say? I believe it's a felony, at least that's what they tellin' me.
Was Steve dangerous? Had he killed? No
Had he caused blood to be spilled? No
Was his crime physical? A heist or attack? No
Or was it something like a trespassing act? Somewhere between these theories; it's non-violent, but still serious.
Or some other crime, stranger still?
Would Steve's job give us facts use-um-fill? No
Was this friend of Steve's betraying his trust? No
Did he think jail time for Steve was a must? No, he was trying to help- just might not be the brightest whelp.
Ian (Image)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Steve was first put in jail,
Before he tried to pay his bail:
Did he lie? Betray someones trust?
Were the cops the ones who made the bust?
Or was he cought by some private snoop?
Did he go against individual or group?
Was his crime against government? Corporation?
Or even, in fact, an entire nation?
Was it substance abuce? (That is to say, drugs)
Was he envolved with some gang of thugs?
Or did he act alone, as the only one?
Will knowing his crime make this puzzle sooner done?
tricia harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd like to add a thought or two
But I'm confused - so what's new?!
Was he playing Monopoly
And got "Get out of Jail Free"?
Then ended going back in again
The very next time the dice was spun?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 1:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image):

When Steve was first put in jail,
Before he tried to pay his bail:
Did he lie? Betray someones trust? No
Were the cops the ones who made the bust? Yes
Or was he cought by some private snoop?
Did he go against individual or group?
Was his crime against government? Corporation?
Or even, in fact, an entire nation? This is closest, see below list.
Was it substance abuce? (That is to say, drugs)Yes
Was he envolved with some gang of thugs?
Or did he act alone, as the only one? He was a big part of a group - it really ws quite a coup
Will knowing his crime make this puzzle sooner done? Yes

By tricia harvey (Trixie):

I'd like to add a thought or two
But I'm confused - so what's new?!
Was he playing Monopoly
And got "Get out of Jail Free"?
Then ended going back in again
The very next time the dice was spun? No, but a great idea. Till next time, see ya!
Ian (Image)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 2:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cocain? Marijuana? Heroin? Does it matter?
Please answer, at least, to the latter.
Was he an addict? A dealer? A drug lord?
Were the drugs something that he could afford?
Was he drugging himself? Or other poor men?
Was this poisen? Depressant? Halogen?

The money, how was it strange?
Was in it sight? Sound? Or an odour quite strange?
Was it in feel? Taste? (ick..)
Could it perhaps make someone feel sick?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image):

Cocain? Yes Marijuana? Heroin? Does it matter?
Please answer, at least, to the latter.
Was he an addict? A dealer? Close, he was a trafficker, who brought drugs from overseas, maybe from Africa(r)
A drug lord?
Were the drugs something that he could afford?
Was he drugging himself? Yes Or other poor men?
Was this poisen? Depressant? Halogen?

The money, how was it strange?
Was in it sight? Sound? Or an odour quite strange?
Was it in feel? Taste? (ick..)
Could it perhaps make someone feel sick? Could be a combination of sight, odor, taste, and feel - I'd bet sight set it off, then the rest was revealed.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll submit this idea for appraisal:
Those that testify "Crime never pays" 'll
Be greatly amused
If the bills had been used
To snort cocaine through passages nasal.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20):

I'll submit this idea for appraisal:
Those that testify "Crime never pays" 'll
Be greatly amused
If the bills had been used
To snort cocaine through passages nasal. YES, they had, and since you've foiled'er, I'll go ahead and post the...

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

They only trapped Steve
Because he decided to leave.
If he'd have chosen to stay,
He'd have gotten away.


Steve was busted for his suspected connection
To a coke smuggling ring he had a hand in.
Lacking evidence, he'd have beat the rap at trial
If he stayed in his cell a while,
But he left on bail brought in by a man he'd befriended.

However, this guy, who was one of Steve's pals
Didn't know Steve used the same bills
To snort the drug, nor did he think
Steve's money could link
Steve to the crime and land him back in the cell.
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cleverly done! I enjoyed the rhyme
Though to pose a question took quite some time.
Is the poetry thing a first for the forum
Or has someone else done it before? Um,
Don't think I'll do any of mine in this way
But will join in again if another you play.
Ian (Image)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree with all that Trixie did say,
It'd be great to see more puzzles done this way.
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I totally agree, but I for one need a break -
Answering so much in rhyme was getting to be more than I could take!

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