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Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 8:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The people of a small German town set a monument to a mite. Why?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant it's germany?
relevant it's a small town?
A particular small town?
monument- relevant what kind? Plaque? Statue?
mite - literal (ie bug)? Nickname? The widow's mite? small coin?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 10:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant it's germany?
relevant it's a small town?
A particular small town? It could be anywhere, but history has put it here.
monument- relevant what kind? no Plaque? Statue? a statue
mite - literal (ie bug)? Nickname? The widow's mite? small coin? a bug

mite monument
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Dietmar--and Tom lad, haven't seen you around these parts for, well, ages. How's the old country these days?

Did an infestation of mites save the town from something? Save a particular person/animal? Chase away a donkey, rooster, cat and dog?

Is there just one, single famous mite involved? If so, does it have a name?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Timotheus :)
Did an infestation of mites save the town from something? Save a particular person/animal? Chase away a donkey, rooster, cat and dog? no to all

Is there just one, single famous mite involved? no, millions and trillions. This statue is to a generic mite
If so, does it have a name? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 4:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a permenant fixture? Is it a tribute to the insect alone? To a person? To literature? To art? To entertainment? To war heros? To a battle?

Did the mites do something beneficial? Harmful? Harmful that resulted in a benefit? Or benefit that resulted in harm? Simultaneously did both?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a permenant fixture? yes Is it a tribute to the insect alone? yes To a person? To literature? To art? To entertainment? To war heros? To a battle? no to the rest

Did the mites do something beneficial? Harmful? Harmful that resulted in a benefit? Or benefit that resulted in harm? Simultaneously did both? lol. something beneficial, I'd say.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the mites...
Bite something? Somebody? an animal?
Eat something?
Get turned into medicine?
Indicate there was a problem with the crops? water? other insects?
Indicate that another species was dying out? The prevalence of mites alerted them in time to save _______ ? A species? The town? The children?
Prevent a plague? Prevent a murderer from getting away?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Tim...yup been busy with other things and just got out of the habit... then another site started doing some puzzles...reminding me how long it was since I'd been here....

So to be clear and avoid an FA.... we are talking about the mites doing something, not someone doing something about the mites, or because of the mites?

Beneficial...how...save from danger? financial? health? artistic? personal advancement?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 5:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 05:52 pm:

Did the mites...
Bite something? Somebody? an animal? no
Eat something? yes
Get turned into medicine? no
Indicate there was a problem with the crops? water? other insects? no
Indicate that another species was dying out? The prevalence of mites alerted them in time to save _______ ? A species? The town? The children?
Prevent a plague? Prevent a murderer from getting away? and no, sorry

By Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970) on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 11:20 pm:

So to be clear and avoid an FA.... we are talking about the mites doing something, not someone doing something about the mites, or because of the mites? right

Beneficial...how...save from danger? financial? health? artistic? personal advancement? financial, entailing personal advantages and advancement of this town
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right, mites eat skin etc don't they so..skin? blood? people? animals? relevant what animal?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Advancement of the town in the area of...
invention?
medicine?
technology?
recognition?
science?
education?
other?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:59 am:

Right, mites eat skin etc don't they so..skin? blood? people? animals? relevant what animal? none of these

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 04:33 pm:

Advancement of the town in the area of...
invention?
medicine?
technology?
recognition?
science?
education?
other? recognition is close. No to the rest. But I was thinking of something else.
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a business in the town prospering that involves mites? (if so, I'm afraid I know where the monument is)
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a business in the town prospering that involves mites? yes
(if so, I'm afraid I know where the monument is) (I have no doubt, you know a lot about that region, as your puzzles show. I came across this puzzle watching the TV show "Genial daneben".) Greetings to Krefeld. :)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the town get rich off of the development of extermination techniques? DDT relevant?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the town get rich off of the development of extermination techniques? DDT relevant? no to both
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Diatomaceous earth relevant? Do they have a lot of fossils there?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Diatomaceous earth relevant? Do they have a lot of fossils there? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it specific type of mite?
Did it eat something organic?
Assuming the above is yes, was it:
wood?
flesh?
leather?
canvas type material?

There is a business in the town that produces something that gets destroyed /eaten by mites?

Are allergies and or medicine involved?
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 8:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it specific type of mite? yes
Did it eat something organic? yes
Assuming the above is yes, was it:
wood?
flesh?
leather?
canvas type material? no to these

There is a business in the town that produces something that gets destroyed /eaten by mites? yope. There is a business that produces something involving mites. But they don't eat what is produced.

Are allergies and or medicine involved? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 5:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

fertilizer relevant or involved?