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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle statement an afterthought?
Is there a vowel missing from somewhere? Would the addition of a vowel somewhere be a good thing?

I'm still wondering about that possible FA - was it that the question was asked and answered by the humans involved?

If so: Is one person interacting in some way with a group of people, other than by communicating?
or is someone communicating something other than the question and answer?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 10:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle statement an afterthought? yessish
Is there a vowel missing from somewhere? noWould the addition of a vowel somewhere be a good thing? speaking without vowels is very difficult, but in the context of the puzzle, this is irrelevent

I'm still wondering about that possible FA - was it that the question was asked and answered by the humans involved? no

If so: Is one person interacting in some way with a group of people, other than by communicating?
or is someone communicating something other than the question and answer?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In that case:
Is any relevant person dead? fictional? imaginary? not what one would normally consider "human"?
is the "one" person an adult? male or female?
(Scarmiglione)
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ancient Mariner relevant?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the puzzle title part of a poem? going like this:

with my cross/bow I shot the albotross?

LTPF albatrosses relevant?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 7:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What's the frequency, Zenith?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In that case:
Is any relevant person dead? fictional? imaginary? not what one would normally consider "human"? no to all
is the "one" person an adult, male or female?

Ancient Mariner relevant? yes, but orthagonally..

is the puzzle title part of a poem? going like this:

with my cross/bow I shot the albotross?
see above, the title is a line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This is somewhat relevent, but not directly to the puzzle declaration
LTPF albatrosses relevant? Only as a herring

What's the frequency, Zenith?
not sure I follow... unless you are referring to Caeser Ciphers, which aren't relevent either...
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are vowels actually relevant at all? or is this a puzzle about solving puzzles?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are vowels actually relevant at all? no or is this a puzzle about solving puzzles? no, but nice idea
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does someone not need any help? or not want to take a risk?
Are quotations relevant?
Is money relevant?
Is someone reading something? watching something? listening to something?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 3:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does someone not need any help?no or not want to take a risk?yessish, but probable FA
Are quotations relevant? no
Is money relevant? YES
Is someone reading something? watching something? listening to something? no to all
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has money been spent? received? won? lost? earned? stolen? borrowed? loaned? printed? minted? burned?
Is a particular form of money relevant? coins? notes? cheques? cards? a particular currency?
Is gambling relevant?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 2:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has money been spent? yes received? won? lost? this as well earned? stolen? borrowed? loaned? printed? minted? burned?
Is a particular form of money relevant? no coins? notes? cheques? cards? a particular currency?
Is gambling relevant? noish -> no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 2:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stock markets relevant? investments in general? did someone make a bad investment?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 3:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stock markets relevant? no investments in general? see next did someone make a bad investment? not quite, yope-ish -> FA. The 'bad'-ness wasn't towards an investment as such, but someone did lose a lot of money
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 3:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so someone lost a lot of money. One person?
Was this through their own fault? entirely?
Were they a victim of some sort of scam?
Was the money that was spent the same as the money that was lost? Was it spent on something that turned out to be worthless?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so someone lost a lot of money. yes One person? no
Was this through their own fault? yessish entirely? yope
Were they a victim of some sort of scam? no
Was the money that was spent the same as the money that was lost? yes Was it spent on something that turned out to be worthless? yope
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 3:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they expect to receive something in exchange for the money? tangible objects? intellectual property? services? admission to a venue? other money? vowels?
Did they receive anything? was it what they expected?
Was one person primarily to blame? did this person also lose money?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 5:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they expect to receive something in exchange for the money? yope tangible objects? intellectual property? this could be argued, for svv of "property" services? admission to a venue? other money? and this eventually, though this wasn't a primary objective vowels?
Did they receive anything? no was it what they expected?
Was one person primarily to blame? YES did this person also lose money? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Education? information?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle statement something that should have been said? which would have prevented all this?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Education? no information? yessish

Is the puzzle statement something that should have been said? which would have prevented all this?
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