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Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 3:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Andrew, aged 20, makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by being in the background during a couple's most intimate moments. This process is both legal and morally commendable. Explain.
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 4:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he heard? Seen? Is he on a condom package? TV?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 4:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Laura Kozma (Lkozma) on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 04:21 am:

Is he heard? yes Seen? yes Is he on a condom package? TV? no to either
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Andrew male? Human?
Intimate as in physicaly close? Loving? Tender? Lovemaking?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just one couple?

is he paid by the couple?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 08:41 pm:

Andrew male? Human? yes to both
Intimate as in physicaly close? yes Loving? yes Tender? yes Lovemaking? NO :)

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 08:41 pm:

Just one couple? no

is he paid by the couple? yes
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His age relevent?
Is he a priest at marriges? (Kiss the bride etc.)
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clarification, is he a priest marrying people?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he physically present himself at the time, or is he "present" in some sort of pre-packaged format (VCR, DVD, film, something like that?)

If he's physically present, can he hear? see? the couple? is he paying any attention to them, or is he doing something else? (playing music? driving the limo?)
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 01:14 am:

His age relevent? not enormously
Is he a priest at marriges? (Kiss the bride etc.) Sadly, no. If priests made 6-figure salaries, I would've been more attentive in R.I.

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 01:15 am:

Clarification, is he a priest marrying people?

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 01:27 am:

Is he physically present himself at the time, yes or is he "present" in some sort of pre-packaged format (VCR, DVD, film, something like that?) no

If he's physically present, can he hear? see? the couple? both is he paying any attention to them, _any_ attention? Yes or is he doing something else? yes (playing music? no driving the limo? noish)
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 4:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Driving something?

Tunnel of Love operator? (Again with the six-figure salary catch)

Is what he does common practice? He the only one who does it?

Could a woman do it?

FYOI? Real life? Fiction?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 4:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 04:08 am:

Driving something? yesish

Tunnel of Love operator? (Again with the six-figure salary catch) no

Is what he does common practice? define 'common' He the only one who does it? by no means

Could a woman do it? yes, although few, if any, do

FYOI? Real life? Fiction? real life
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 9:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he somehow in control of something?

Are there multiple couples present at the same time? Are the other people, doing the same thing as Andrew, present at the same time? Or does he work strictly alone? Are there other people present, but not doing the same thing as Andrew?

Are the couples expecting to see Andrew? or is his presence a surprise to them?

Does the couple pay Andrew directly, or is he employed by someone else?

Are the couples in a public place at the time? a semi-public place (like a wedding hall or banquet room?) a private place? Are they in their home? someone else's home?

Wild Guess time: Is Andrew the driver of one of those for-hire carriages that are so popular with tourists and couples in love? I suspect very few of them make six figures, though. Pout.
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 09:49 am:

Is he somehow in control of something? yes

Are there multiple couples present at the same time? no Are the other people, doing the same thing as Andrew, present at the same time? no Or does he work strictly alone? yes Are there other people present, but not doing the same thing as Andrew? no

Are the couples expecting to see Andrew? yes or is his presence a surprise to them? no

Does the couple pay Andrew directly, yes or is he employed by someone else? no

Are the couples in a public place at the time? the most public place you could imagine a semi-public place (like a wedding hall or banquet room?) a private place? Are they in their home? someone else's home? no to rest

Wild Guess time: Is Andrew the driver of one of those for-hire carriages that are so popular with tourists and couples in love? no I suspect very few of them make six figures, though. sadly Pout. indeed
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Photography relevant?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:53 am:

Photography relevant? no
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Andrew work for a TV station? a film company?
Is he a bodyguard?
Are the couples ordinary couples? Are they celebrities? politicians? A royal family?
Are they getting married when Andrew is there? Are they already married? Children relevant?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Common as in many people do it? As in he does it every day? Week? Month? Year?

Does Andrwe have a relevent second job?

Does Andrew just stand near the couples? Speak to them? Speak, but not to the couples?

hmmmm So he doesn't pay much attention to the couples and he yesishly drves something...

Does he care what the couples are doing?

Would what he drives/controls be called a vehicle? Animal? A person crazy? Other?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Christiane Scharf (0815) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 02:21 pm:

Does Andrew work for a TV station? a film company?
Is he a bodyguard? neither
Are the couples ordinary couples? yes Are they celebrities? politicians? A royal family? As it happens, no, but all these examples aren't unlikely clientele
Are they getting married when Andrew is there? no Are they already married? no Children relevant? no

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 02:54 pm:

Common as in many people do it? I wouldn't say 'many' As in he does it every day? Week? during a busy month Month? during a slow month Year?

Does Andrwe have a relevent second job? no

Does Andrew just stand near the couples? no Speak to them? yes Speak, but not to the couples? no

hmmmm So he doesn't pay much attention to the couples and he yesishly drves something...

Does he care what the couples are doing? yes

Would what he drives/controls be called a vehicle? only by the loosest possible definition Animal? no A person crazy? no Other? yes
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the driving thing be a balloon? A machine?

About how much each couple pays him the same? Exactly the same? Ratically differennt?

Do the couples speak back to him?

Relevant what the couples are doing?

Could just about anyone do what he does? Could do it with training? With schooling? Have to be born with talent or atribute?

"Most public place you could imagine"

Does this take place in a school? Mall? Home(by loosest possible definition)? Monument? Historical site? Historical building?
Place where he does this relevent?

Does the couple care what he says? Are they paying attention to him?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Most public place you could imagine...

On the street?
in a park?
at a tourist destination?
on television?
sports stadium?
restaurant?
shop?

Do these couples make an appointment to meet Andrew there?

Does every couple that he does this thing for? to? with? about? pay him the same amount? Does he do the exact same thing for every couple? or does he have a sliding scale of performance?

loosest possible definition of vehicle... Hmmm. "A means of moving people or goods from one place to another." How's that?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 3:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 12:33 am:

Would the driving thing be a balloon? YES! A machine?

About how much each couple pays him the same? roughly Exactly the same? Ratically differennt? no to others

Do the couples speak back to him? If they're not abhorrently impolite, yes

Relevant what the couples are doing? YES

Could just about anyone do what he does? no Could do it with training? yes With schooling? yes Have to be born with talent or atribute? no

"Most public place you could imagine"

Does this take place in a school? Mall? Home(by loosest possible definition)? Monument? Historical site? Historical building? Surely these aren't the most public places you could imagine :P
Place where he does this relevent? yes

Does the couple care what he says? not terribly Are they paying attention to him? yes

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 02:35 am:

Most public place you could imagine...

On the street?
in a park?
at a tourist destination?
on television?
sports stadium?
restaurant?
shop? Your measly examples quiver in fear of the sheer publicity of this place. :P

Do these couples make an appointment to meet Andrew there? yes

Does every couple that he does this thing for? yes to? no with? yes about? no pay him the same amount? yes Does he do the exact same thing for every couple? yes or does he have a sliding scale of performance? no

loosest possible definition of vehicle... Hmmm. "A means of moving people or goods from one place to another." How's that? Pretty darn good
Ian (Image)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 3:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Take place where the balloon takes off? In the air above the city? Countryside? Water?

Is he giving them a tour? Or just a ride in the balloon? Is his job simply to operate the balloon?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 3:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sunrise? sunset? champagne? balloon rides? The kind often marketed as "romantic gifts"?

So the couple is watching the scenery and drinking wine and canoodling, and Andrew is occasionally saying things like "Don't lean on that rope, please?" and the couple is mostly ignoring him and continuing to canoodle and carouse?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You mentioned the couples are not married - are they becoming engaged?

The cost for one couple to use his services be in the tens? hundreds? thousands? tens of thousands? more?
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there proposals involved?

Public place: simply open air?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 3:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 03:36 am:

Take place where the balloon takes off? yes In the air above the city? yes Countryside? Water? above both of these

Is he giving them a tour? no Or just a ride in the balloon? yes Is his job simply to operate the balloon? yes

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 03:51 am:

Sunrise? sunset? champagne? all these are frequently involved balloon rides? yes The kind often marketed as "romantic gifts"? yes

So the couple is watching the scenery and drinking wine and canoodling, and Andrew is occasionally saying things like "Don't lean on that rope, please?" and the couple is mostly ignoring him and continuing to canoodle and carouse? I couldn't have put it better myself

By (Stuccosalt) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 09:18 pm:

You mentioned the couples are not married - are they becoming engaged? YES!!!!

The cost for one couple to use his services be in the tens? hundreds? <-- This thousands? tens of thousands? more?

By Laura Kozma (Lkozma) on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 10:15 pm:

Are there proposals involved? YES

***** SPOILER *****

Andrew is a commercial hot air balloon pilot, and owns his own ballooning firm. While he offers his services as pilot to anyone willing, he makes a great proportion of his money by providing the ultimate proposal atmosphere. Rides in hot air balloons are not cheap, however...


...unless you are the first cousin of the aforementioned, and passengers inexplicably pull out at the last minute :) Hi Andrew!

One last thing:


Public place: simply open air? YES!
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Score one for stabs in the dark! Nice puzzle Wiz.

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