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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 12:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Tony know a bit about Sarah's personal habits / personal life? Relevant?

Did Tony have reason to assume that because the sheet music was in the locker just prior to the lesson, that she had not practiced?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Tony know a bit about Sarah's personal habits / personal life? no/irrelevant Relevant? no

Did Tony have reason to assume that because the sheet music was in the locker just prior to the lesson, that she had not practiced? no, he expected the sheet music to be in the locker just prior to the lesson
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I not quite sure I fully understand the situation just yet...was the 5-minute delay entirely caused by Sarah opening her locker and retrieving her sheet music (and/or other related documents)? Or was there something else contributing to it?

Did Sarah stand and study her music for 5 minutes after retrieving the documents? So from the 5 minute delay, Tony deduced that she was familiarizing herself with the music -- something she would not need to do if she had actually practiced?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I not quite sure I fully understand the situation just yet...was the 5-minute delay entirely caused by Sarah opening her locker and retrieving her sheet music (and/or other related documents)? yes Or was there something else contributing to it? no

Did Sarah stand and study her music for 5 minutes after retrieving the documents? no So from the 5 minute delay, Tony deduced that she was familiarizing herself with the music -- something she would not need to do if she had actually practiced? not a bad idea, but unfortunately not the right one
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If Sarah had done her homework would she still have required the sheet music?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If Sarah had done her homework would she still have required the sheet music? yes
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she talking to a friend at the time? If so, did he overhear her mentioning to her friend that she had her lesson and she hadn't practiced a bit?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she talking to a friend at the time? no If so, did he overhear her mentioning to her friend that she had her lesson and she hadn't practiced a bit? n/a
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 5:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What was it that alerted Tony's suspicion:
That she opened her locker?
That she removed the sheet music?
That she took so long at her locker?
Something else?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 7:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What was it that alerted Tony's suspicion:
That she opened her locker?
That she removed the sheet music?
That she took so long at her locker? this - good question
Something else?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the music at the back?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 9:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the music at the back? no, but good idea
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Tony conclude that Sarah was spending some time reacquainting herself with the music?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 10:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Tony conclude that Sarah was spending some time reacquainting herself with the music? no
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it only the extra time Tony noticed it took for Sarah to reach his room, after having been to her locker, that made him ask her to leave? or was that just one clue?

Was it anything specific about the noise Sarah and her locker produced? something that alerted Tony? or was there a sound that was missing?

Did Tony suspect Sarah had not made her homework before he heard the noise?

While having heard Sarah/the noise at the locker, was it anything more he sensed after that which made him certain she hadn't practiced? something he heard?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she puzzling over which book she needed?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp) on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 01:07 pm:

Was it only the extra time Tony noticed it took for Sarah to reach his room, after having been to her locker, that made him ask her to leave? or was that just one clue? the extra time in combination with the noise she made at her locker

Was it anything specific about the noise Sarah and her locker produced? well, there are some relevant unidentified characteristics of it... something that alerted Tony? ...that led Tony to conclude that Sarah had not practised or was there a sound that was missing? no

Did Tony suspect Sarah had not made her homework before he heard the noise? he may have had some idea (if, for example, Sarah had not been particularly conscientious about practising in the past), but he was not sure until he heard the noise

While having heard Sarah/the noise at the locker, was it anything more he sensed after that which made him certain she hadn't practiced? no something he heard? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 01:07 pm:

Was she puzzling over which book she needed? no
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Sarah see something in her locker that she didn't expect to see? Had Tony put something in her locker before she arrived? Had someone else put something in there?
Did Sarah make some kind of audible noise when she opened her locker? Something like a gasp? a loud sigh? a laugh? a word? a phrase?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Sarah see something in her locker that she didn't expect to see? no Had Tony put something in her locker before she arrived? no Had someone else put something in there? no one other than Sarah had put anything in Sarah's locker
Did Sarah make some kind of audible noise when she opened her locker? Something like a gasp? a loud sigh? a laugh? a word? a phrase? no, Sarah did not utter any relevant sounds. The only relevant sounds are those of the locker itself
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To solve this puzzle, is there anything else that we need to learn about:
Sarah?
Tony?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it something that fell out of the locker, making a very recognizable sound? something that ought not to have been there (if she had practiced)?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:35 pm:

To solve this puzzle, is there anything else that we need to learn about:
Sarah?
Tony? All you need to know is what Sarah did on this occasion.

By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp) on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 08:15 pm:

Was it something that fell out of the locker, making a very recognizable sound? no something that ought not to have been there (if she had practiced)? n/a