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Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 7:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He robbed them, they cheated him. In the end, he won.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 5:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevent what he robbed them of? Did steal money? food? pride? etc?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 7:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevent what he robbed them of? Yes
Did steal money? food? pride? no etc? Yes!
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Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he robbed them, did he get what he wanted? expected? something else?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he robbed them, did he get what he wanted? expected? something else? both wanted and expected!
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Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this a game by the way(like chess or something)???
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 8:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this a game by the way(like chess or something)??? not a game
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Considering the statement "He robbed them": -
Was he human? Alive? A real person? A fictional character?
Were they human? Alive? Real people? Fictional?
Robbed in the usual sense of depriving someone(permanently?) of something?
Something of monetary value?
Robbed face to face?
Stole from the property of them?
Embezzled from them?
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh, and while we're at it...
Is the He who robbed them the same Him who was cheated? Is the He who won the same as the He who robbed? The same as the Him who was cheated?
Were the Them who were robbed the same as the They who cheated?
When He won, did he win in comparison to Them?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Considering the statement "He robbed them": -
Was he human? Yes Alive? yes A real person? No A fictional character? to the extent that the puzzle itself is FMOI, yes
Were they human? yes Alive? YesReal people? Fictional? yes, as above
Robbed in the usual sense of depriving someone(permanently?) of something? yes, but not permanently
Something of monetary value? No
Robbed face to face? No
Stole from the property of them? No
Embezzled from them? no
oh, and while we're at it... and why not!
Is the He who robbed them the same Him who was cheated? Yes
Is the He who won the same as the He who robbed? Yes
The same as the Him who was cheated? Yes
Were the Them who were robbed the same as the They who cheated? Yes
When He won, did he win in comparison to Them? yes
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, he robbed them meaning he took something of theirs without their consent, correct?
Without their knowlege?
Was what he stole from them something he thought was valuabe at the time of the robbery?
Something tangible, i.e. an object or objects?
Was their cheating of him a method by which they got back what had been robbed from them? If so, was this a premeditated attempt to get back what was stolen?
Or was the cheating a separate act of revenge for the robbery?
Did they cheat him by offering something of no value when he was robbing them?
extreme long shot ahead...
Trading Places relevant?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 9:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, he robbed them meaning he took something of theirs without their consent, correct? Yope
Without their knowlege? No
Was what he stole from them something he thought was valuabe at the time of the robbery? yes
Something tangible, i.e. an object or objects? No
Was their cheating of him a method by which they got back what had been robbed from them? YesIf so, was this a premeditated attempt to get back what was stolen? Yes
Or was the cheating a separate act of revenge for the robbery?
Did they cheat him by offering something of no value when he was robbing them? No
extreme long shot ahead...
Trading Places relevant? heh heh, not relevant in this case but I'm sure it would make a good puzzle someday!
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before he robbed them, did they know they were about to be robbed? (more than a few seconds/minutes before)
Did they know the robber before the robbery?
Did he rob them of status?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before he robbed them, did they know they were about to be robbed? (more than a few seconds/minutes before) no
Did they know the robber before the robbery? no
Did he rob them of status? no
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER APOLOGY
Did they know the robber before the robbery?
the answer should have been Yes
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant that they knew him? Were they colleagues? Friends? Was he able to rob them because they knew him?
Could the phrase 'he robbed them' be replaced by 'he stole it from them'? Or 'he stole these things from them'?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 12:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant that they knew him? Yes Were they colleagues? Noish Friends? no Was he able to rob them because they knew him? yes
Could the phrase 'he robbed them' be replaced by 'he stole it from them'? yope Or 'he stole these things from them'? no
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Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this something political?

Do THEY know HIM personally?
Does HE know THEM personally?
(Does it even matter whether they know each other personally?)

Win, as in elections?
Or as in he got an "advantage"?

Did the "he" having won meant a defeat for the "them"?
Is there a contest?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this something political? no

Do THEY know HIM personally? yes
Does HE know THEM personally? yes
(Does it even matter whether they know each other personally?) yes

Win, as in elections? no
Or as in he got an "advantage"? yes

Did the "he" having won meant a defeat for the "them"? nope
Is there a contest? yope
Senorina_illuminata (Senorina_illuminata)
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Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 4:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it his integrity that he has been robbed of? dignity? pride? self respect?
robbed him of his place at the top?(of a list, category, rank,first place, lead)
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 - 11:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he stole it from them, did he gain it? OR did they just lose it? Like stealing time from them?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Senorina_Illuminati
is it his integrity that he has been robbed of? dignity? pride? self respect?
robbed him of his place at the top?(of a list, category, rank,first place, lead)
no to any of these

Plebeian
When he stole it from them, did he gain it? no
OR did they just lose it? yesLike stealing time from them? but not this specifically
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he take their word?
As in take a pledge from them about something they would do?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he take their word? Yope
As in take a pledge from them about something they would do? but not like this

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