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Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want to avoid someone ?
Did she want to avoid reaching home at that time (when the bus stopped close to her house) ?
If she had indeed got off near her house, would she have been able to reach the house directly ? within 2 minutes, say ?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 02:24 pm:

Is there someone else relevant to this puzzle? yes a group of people? yes a couple? yes a non-himan animal? no if yes to any of these was it someone/people? she hoped to see? Could you rephrase this? I don't understand this question.
Did she live with someone relevant? no

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 03:42 pm:

Is the noish that was the subject of contention previously a matter of wording the particular question? I'm not sure what this means either. Questions that have different words sometimes get different answers
Is anyone else relevent to this puzzle? yes
If so, does she meet someone at this bus stop? no

By Amol D. (Amol) on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 04:25 pm:

Did she want to avoid someone ? no
Did she want to avoid reaching home at that time (when the bus stopped close to her house) ? no
If she had indeed got off near her house, would she have been able to reach the house directly ? yes within 2 minutes, say ? yes
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a relevant building between her house and where she gets off? such as a school? Do need to establish the young woman's profession? age? anything else about her? Is there a relevant time lapse between her getting off the bus and getting home?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a relevant building between her house and where she gets off? no such as a school? n/a Do need to establish the young woman's profession? no age? not more specifically than that she was a young woman anything else about her? no Is there a relevant time lapse between her getting off the bus and getting home? the time lapse was exactly the time it took for her to walk from where she got off the bus to her home
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want to help someone else? Meet someone else? See someone else? Harm someone else?

Is the other person involved male? Female? E-mail? (I don't know what that meant, either.)

Approx. same age as her? Older? Younger?

Is the other relevant person on the bus at any point? Before she got off? As she got off? After?

If the other relevant person were not in the picture, would she have disembarked at the stop nearest her house?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want to help someone else? Meet someone else? See someone else? Harm someone else? none of these

Is the other person involved male? Female? irrel E-mail? (I don't know what that meant, either.)

Approx. same age as her? this Older? Younger?

Is the other relevant person on the bus at any point? yes Before she got off? this As she got off? After? and not these

If the other relevant person were not in the picture, would she have disembarked at the stop nearest her house? no
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the other person involved get off at the stop nearest her house?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the other person involved get off at the stop nearest her house? no
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want/need someone else to see where she got off the bus? to provide some sort of alibi?
Was the area where she got off the bus a "nicer" area to live than where she lived and she was a bit of a snob?(!) or vv?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want/need someone else to see where she got off the bus? no to provide some sort of alibi? no
Was the area where she got off the bus a "nicer" area to live than where she lived and she was a bit of a snob?(!) or vv? irrel
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she physically prevented from getting off the bus at the stop near her home by the other person? something else?
Was she being held hostage/being threatened by the other person?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she want this other person to see her? on the bus? is she trying to establish where this other person lives? what they do?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tricia Harvey (Trixie) on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 11:03 pm:

Was she physically prevented from getting off the bus at the stop near her home by the other person? noish to yope something else? no
Was she being held hostage/being threatened by the other person? no

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 11:10 am:

Does she want this other person to see her? yes on the bus? yes is she trying to establish where this other person lives? no what they do? no
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in good health ?
was the other person in good health ?
The Cusp of Cancer - is this a reference to ill health ?
Or is it a place ?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in good health ? yes
was the other person in good health ? yes
The Cusp of Cancer - is this a reference to ill health ? no
Or is it a place ? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant why she walked back, instead of getting the bus back?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant why she walked back, instead of getting the bus back? not especially
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she at any stage talk to this other person? was that her objective?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she at any stage talk to this other person? yes was that her objective? possibly
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Reading previous answers, in order to avoid being struck by a thunderbolt, I am now somewhat confused. One answer indicates that there are "a couple" of other "relevant people" involved, yet we seem of late to have been talking about a single "relevant person". Are there, in fact, exactly two other relevant people? If so, are they a "couple" in the leather-jacketed sense of the term?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Reading previous answers, in order to avoid being struck by a thunderbolt, I am now somewhat confused. One answer indicates that there are "a couple" of other "relevant people" involved, yet we seem of late to have been talking about a single "relevant person". Are there, in fact, exactly two other relevant people? If so, are they a "couple" in the leather-jacketed sense of the term? Including Our Heroine, there are two main characters in this story. They ishishly form a couple in the leather-jacketed sense.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And still I am lost...

Is there someone else relevant to this puzzle? yes a group of people? yes a couple? yes

Now, unless "else" is to be interpreted in some fashion other than its customary English sense, this would seem to imply that there are a couple of people "other than" Our Heroine. But what you say above implies that this is not the case. Is this apparent inconsistency resolvable? Is it relevant?

And if the relevant people really are confined to Our Heroine and one other, is it still right to say that the gender of this other person is irrelevant, given that they "ishishly" form a couple?

I'm not trying to be difficult. I'm just trying to understand. Even though I know it's a puzzle :)