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dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sylvia is a petite woman in her early 60s whose job description doesn't involve conflict in any way. However, on her first day of work she was unexpectedly summoned to the scene of a violent fistfight.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 1:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the puzzle work if ...
She was called Joan?
She was un-petite?
She was male?
She was a girl? a young woman? a middle-aged woman (say in her fifties)? an old woman (older than seventy)?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 2:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All of these would potentially work (with the exception that a girl could not do her job) - those characteristics of Sylvia were just to make it unusual that she was called
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the violent fistfight going on when she was summoned to the scene of it?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the violent fistfight going on when she was summoned to the scene of it? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she a journalist? Lawyer? Ambulance-chaser?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doctor or para-medic?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she a journalist? no Lawyer? no Ambulance-chaser? no
Doctor yes or para-medic? no
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many people were fighting .. 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? ....100? more?

Was it a pre-arranged fist-fight? A boxing match? A hockey game?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many people were fighting .. 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? ....100? more? probably just a couple

Was it a pre-arranged fist-fight? no A boxing match? no A hockey game? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she summoned to tend their wounds? To pronounce one or both dead?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she summoned to tend their wounds? no To pronounce one or both dead? no
Tony (E20)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she know any of the fighters?
Was she related to any of them?

Was she summoned because of her job?
Was she summoned because of the fist fight?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she know any of the fighters? no
Was she related to any of them? no

Was she summoned because of her job? noish
Was she summoned because of the fist fight? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 7:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a relative involved in the fight?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 1:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a relative involved in the fight? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she sent to try and break up the fight?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she sent to try and break up the fight? yesish
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 5:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have good mediation skills?

Did she know any of the fighters?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have good mediation skills? no
Did she know any of the fighters? no
Tony (E20)
Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As a doctor, did she work in a hospital?

Was she at work when the summons came? Was she on the way to work? Was she on the way home from work?

Was the fight taking place at her place of work?

When she received the summons, how far away was she from the scene of the fight ... less than 10 metres? less than 100 metres? less than 500 metres? less than a kilometre? More than a kilometre?
Batman (Ashusharma)
Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2005 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the fighters children?
Was she the only one summoned?
Is the person who summoned here relevant?
Did more than one person summon her?
Whoever summoned her - did he/she/they know the fighters? know one of the fighters?
Was the fighting taking place in a prison?