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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They'd better not
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mumble?
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Euclid? Hippocrates?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would something bad happen if they did?

They: human? Male? Female? A group with some of both?
Less than 10 people? Less than 100? 1,000?, 1 million? 1 billion?
Unified by geography? Profession? Age? Hobby/interest? Blood? Something else?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Friday afternoon puzzle?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

Mumble? of course they'd better do that. How else would anyone make puzzles about them?

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 03:58 pm:

Euclid? Hippocrates? neither, but an interesting line of thought :)

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 04:19 pm:

Would something bad happen if they did? yes

They: human? yes Male? yope Female? yope A group with some of both? yes
Less than 10 people? this one Less than 100? 1,000?, 1 million? 1 billion?
Unified by geography? Profession? Age? Hobby/interest? Blood? Something else? this one

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 04:39 pm:

Friday afternoon puzzle? no - I just posted it on Friday afternoon to fool you :)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they specific, real people? any of them famous? all of them?
Something they would do collectively? or each individually?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the group some signficant affiliation? a government body? club? cult? military unit? organization that works together? family? business? people who do lateral puzzles? support group? police officers? similar?
contemporaries?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 07:14 pm:

Are they specific, real people? both any of them famous? no all of them? laeftr
Something they would do collectively? this one or each individually?

By Chuck Raby (Wildcard) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:19 pm:

Is the group some signficant affiliation? yesish a government body? no club? no cult? no military unit? no organization that works together? yes family? yes business? no people who do lateral puzzles? what they do in their spare time is no concern of mine support group? no police officers? no similar? to what? contemporaries? yes, indeed

This "group" is rather smaller than you think :)}
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A family unit? Include a mother? a father? children? relevant how many children? gender of children relevant?

The group is two or more, so the group contains 2 people? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8?
Any fractional people included?
Does the puzzle involve having children?
is the title of the puzzle relevant?
talking about squaring the number of people in the group? the number of children?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 10:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Chuck Raby (Wildcard) on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 11:27 pm:

A family unit? yes Include a mother? not yet a father? not yet children? and not yet relevant how many children? gender of children relevant?

The group is two or more, so the group contains 2 people? this one 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8?
Any fractional people included? \b(not yet}
Does the puzzle involve having children? no
is the title of the puzzle relevant? yes, and there will be several bonus points available for working out why :)
talking about squaring the number of people in the group? the number of children? not this kind of thing
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

de facto relationship?
engagement?
wedding in near future?
not planned yet?
Is what they better not do related to a wedding?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 11:21 am:

de facto relationship? indeed, and about to become de jure as well
engagement? yes
wedding in near future? very much so
not planned yet? it has been most carefully planned
Is what they better not do related to a wedding? yes, indeed
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wedding ceromony, specifically:
Guest list
Venue
Families
Religion
Size
Musical Repotoire
Dress
Jewelery
Wedding Band

Reception
Guest List
Venue
Gift List
Food
Size
Music

Signing of the Register
Choice of Witness

Honeymoon
Destination
Length of Duration
Choice in accomodation
Choice in Transport
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:02 pm:

•Wedding ceromony, specifically:
•Guest list
•Venue this one, ish
•Families
•Religion
•Size
•Musical Repotoire
•Dress
•Jewelery
•Wedding Band

•Reception
•Guest List
•Venue
•Gift List
•Food
•Size
•Music

•Signing of the Register
•Choice of Witness

•Honeymoon
•Destination
•Length of Duration
•Choice in accomodation
•Choice in Transport

none of the others, I'm afraid
Damien Sullivan (Docd)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they planning an unusual venue for the wedding ceremony?

If they did do what they had planned, would the consequence have been:
Physical harm to one of them? both? Someone else? Something else?
Financial harm?
Legal trouble?
Damaging to their reputation?
Damaging to the stability of the ensuing marriage? Damaging to their, um, future reproductive potential?

Were they planning to try to do something demonstrably impossible?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Damien Sullivan (Docd) on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:45 pm:

Were they planning an unusual venue for the wedding ceremony? very much so

If they did do what they had planned, oh, they did most of what they had planned. One aspect, however, had they done it, would have caused... would the consequence have been:
Physical harm to one of them? both? this one Someone else? Something else?
Financial harm?
Legal trouble?
Damaging to their reputation?
Damaging to the stability of the ensuing marriage? Damaging to their, um, future reproductive potential?

Were they planning to try to do something demonstrably impossible? no - just somewhat inadvisable
Damien Sullivan (Docd)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the wedding venue a hazardous place to be in normal circumstances?
Or was it only hazardous in view of what they had planned to do there?
Would the plan have been just as dangerous for any couple with the same idea?
Would the celebrant &/or guests be at risk of harm?

The physical harm:
Death?
Blunt trauma?
Penetrating trauma?
Drowning or near drowning? Electrocution? Thermal injury?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Damien Sullivan (Docd) on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 01:10 pm:

Was the wedding venue a hazardous place to be in normal circumstances? yes
Or was it only hazardous in view of what they had planned to do there? this made it rather more dangerous, though
Would the plan have been just as dangerous for any couple with the same idea? yes
Would the celebrant no &/or guests perhaps be at risk of harm?

The physical harm:
Death? perhaps
Blunt trauma? this one, certainly
Penetrating trauma? and this one, possibly
Drowning or near drowning? Electrocution? Thermal injury? none of those
Damien Sullivan (Docd)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they going to jump from something(skydiving? Bunjee jumping?) to celebrate their marriage?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Damien Sullivan (Docd) on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 01:20 pm:

Were they going to jump from something(skydiving? Bunjee jumping?) to celebrate their marriage? no, but this is very much in the right forest...
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they planning to do cliff diving?
Does the wedding involve an airplane? the space shuttle? a glider? Hang glider? some kind of slingshot? trebu-- treb...catapult? a skyscraper? A tightrope? trapese? being shot out of a cannon? trampoline? parasailing? parachuting from something other than a plane? Into the Grand Canyon?