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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They said it would kill him, but they never thought it would happen this way.
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Hi,

Ok lets start with some basics;
He Adult? Human? Male?
They=They?
Did "it" kill him?
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Hi, hi!

Ok lets start with some basics;
He Adult? Human? Male? yes
They=They? um, yes.
Did "it" kill him? yope
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hello!
is he dead?
did they kill him?
in a way they had not intended?

did he die of an accident? a sickness? suicide? murder?

is it important what country this takes place in? what continent? what era?

is it important to find out about his
exact age
profession
family relations
hobbies
religion
nationality

did anyone else die at the same time?

is it important to find out more about them?
are they more than five people?
are they related to him?
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was he smoking a cigarrette, the light from which gave him away, upon which he was shot?
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hello!
is he dead?now he is, yes
did they kill him? no
in a way they had not intended? no

did he die of an accident?yope a sickness?no suicide?no murder?no

is it important what country this takes place in?yope, could be any developed country what continent?not really what era?modern times

is it important to find out about his
exact age no
profession no
family relations no
hobbies no
religion no
nationality no

did anyone else die at the same time? no

is it important to find out more about them? yope
are they more than five people? maybe
are they related to him?yope

was he smoking a cigarrette, the light from which gave him away, upon which he was shot?no
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Did they think one particular event/happening would kill him?
Or a lifelong bad habbit like smoking or drinking?
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Did they think one particular event/happening would kill him? no
Or a lifelong bad habbit like smokingexactly this! or drinking?
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Did he jump?
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Did he jump?no
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Did they think he would die from smoking? By getting cancer? But he actually died from smoking by causing a fire? Like falling asleep with a lit cigarette?
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Hee that sounds like my man in my puzzle Lethal Love! He's found a friend.

The place he was smoking relevant? If he had lit his ciggie but didn't inhale, would he still have died? Would he have died if he had taken out his cigarette and put it in his mouth, but didn't light it?
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Oops...previous answer was incomplete....
Or a lifelong bad habbit like smokingexactly this! or drinking?and some of this!

Did they think he would die from smoking?yes By getting cancer?maybe But he actually died from smoking by causing a fire?yesish Like falling asleep with a lit cigarette?but no

The place he was smoking relevant?yes If he had lit his ciggie but didn't inhale, would he still have died?yes, but FA Would he have died if he had taken out his cigarette and put it in his mouth, but didn't light it?yes
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Did he die because someone saw him smoking? Did his smoking cause someone to do something?
Did he actually die in a fire?
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Did he die because someone saw him smoking?no Did his smoking cause someone to do something?no
Did he actually die in a fire?yes
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SHC? Is it relevant what he used to light his smokes? How he lighted them?
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SHC?no Is it relevant what he used to light his smokes?yes How he lighted them?no
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did he use matches? a cigarette lighter? something unconventional?


is any of the following about "them" relevant?
their ages
their connection to "him"
their connection to each other
their exact amount (you wrote "maybe" above)
their professions
their hobbies
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did he use matches?no a cigarette lighter?yes something unconventional? no


is any of the following about "them" relevant?
their ages no
their connection to "him"noish
their connection to each other no
their exact amount (you wrote "maybe" above)no
their professionsno
their hobbiesno
"they" are not really relevant, just a collection of people who may know him who would think smoking and drinking are bad for him, like friends and family, or co-workers, even just casual acquaintances
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Did he die in an explosion?
gas relevant?
gasoline relevant?
Was he in a dark basement with gas coming from a perforated pipe and he decided to get a cigarette?
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Did he die in an explosion? yope...yes may mislead
gas relevant? no
gasoline relevant? no
Was he in a dark basement with gas coming from a perforated pipe and he decided to get a cigarette?no
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Was the lighter used (i. e. intentionally lit) to start the fire (vs. an accidental spark or something like that)?

Did he use his lighter during a situation in which open flames are contra-indicated?

Was he playing with his lighter? Using it to burn something? To light his way? Is the fuel source of the lighter relevant? Relevant if it's a standard disposable butane lighter? A Zippo™? Does it use flint? Electronic spark? Relevant?
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Was the lighter used (i. e. intentionally lit) to start the fire (vs. an accidental spark or something like that)? no

Did he use his lighter during a situation in which open flames are contra-indicated? no

Was he playing with his lighter?no Using it to burn something?no To light his way?no Is the fuel source of the lighter relevant?yes Relevant if it's a standard disposable butane lighter?it was this A Zippo™? Does it use flint? Electronic spark? Relevant?only relevant that it burns lighter fluid
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Well, to be picky, butane lighters use butane rather than lighter fluid.

Was the lighter lit at all (in the conventional sense, I mean) during this scenario? Did it explode? Due to heat? Pressure? Lack of pressure? Did it somehow effect the actions of others?
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Well, to be picky, butane lighters use butane rather than lighter fluid. you are correct. excuse my mistake, I have no idea why I wrote lighter fluid. I should have said...only relevant that it uses butane. It is, indeed, a standard butane lighter.

Was the lighter lit at all (in the conventional sense, I mean) during this scenario?no Did it explode?yes Due to heat?yope Pressure?no Lack of pressure?no Did it somehow effect the actions of others?not sure what you mean here
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I guess I was thinking along the lines of a third party being involved and taking some action because of the lighter--for example, a security person or police officer, like that?

Was there a third party involved?

Relevant where the lighter was on his person? Source of heat relevant?
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Was he trying to light a cigarette at the time? Trying to use the lighter for some other purpose? Not trying to use the lighter at the time? Was the lighter defective? Did he use it incorrectly? Did the lighter not work so he tried to use some other source of heat to get it started? A match? A stove? Did he accidently expose the lighter to an unsafe condition? Leave it in the sun? Car? Car trunk?
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I guess I was thinking along the lines of a third party being involved and taking some action because of the lighter--for example, a security person or police officer, like that? yope

Was there a third party involved? yes

Relevant where the lighter was on his person?yesish Source of heat relevant?yes

Was he trying to light a cigarette at the time?no Trying to use the lighter for some other purpose?no Not trying to use the lighter at the time?correct, he was not trying to use the lighter. Was the lighter defective?no Did he use it incorrectly?no Did the lighter not work so he tried to use some other source of heat to get it started?no A match?n/a A stove?n/a Did he accidently expose the lighter to an unsafe condition?noish to yope Leave it in the sun?no Car?no Car trunk?no
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Was he holding the lighter? Was it visible? In a pocket? Fanny pack/backpack/briefcase/etc.?

Yope to heat, no to pressure, was there also an impact of some kind?
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Was he holding the lighter?no Was it visible?no In a pocket?yes Fanny pack/backpack/briefcase/etc.? no

Yope to heat, no to pressure, was there also an impact of some kind?yes
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Hint: Explore the events in the hours leading up to the death.
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Did the third party detect the lighter in some way even though it was not visible?

If he had not had the lighter, would the third party have acted in the same way?

I guess what I'm getting at is did the presence of the lighter trigger the event(s) which resulted in his death? Or was it more that the event would've happened anyhow and if the lighter hadn't been there he might've survived it?
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Did the third party detect the lighter in some way even though it was not visible? NO

If he had not had the lighter, would the third party have acted in the same way? yes

I guess what I'm getting at is did the presence of the lighter trigger the event(s) which resulted in his death? Or was it more that the event would've happened anyhow and if the lighter hadn't been there he might've survived it?ok, a certain "event" happened that would have happened whether or not he had the lighter, and this "event" was brought about by an earlier "event" that also would have happened whether or not he had the lighter. Because he had the lighter, though, this second "event" caused the explosion that lead to his death. He almost certainly would not have died if he had not had the lighter.
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Did a bullet hit the lighter in his pocket? Was he an innocent bystander? Was it a robbery of some kind? Or some other crime?
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Did a bullet hit the lighter in his pocket?no, but otrt Was he an innocent bystander?no Was it a robbery of some kind?no Or some other crime?yope
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Car accident (I was going to ask about an airplane, and then I realized that perhaps the lighter wouldn't have been held out as a significant factor of death in an airplane crash--I'm so clever sometimes I could just hug myself)? Other vehicular extremity? Terrorist action? Was there deliberate violence? Accident due to malfeasance (e. g. someone cutting corners in manufacturing/building something)? Accident due to someone being under-the-influence? Part of a silly dare?
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Car accident no (I was going to ask about an airplane, and then I realized that perhaps the lighter wouldn't have been held out as a significant factor of death in an airplane crash--I'm so clever sometimes I could just hug myself)? Other vehicular extremity?no Terrorist action?no Was there deliberate violence?yes Accident due to malfeasance (e. g. someone cutting corners in manufacturing/building something)?no Accident due to someone being under-the-influence?well, yes, but not how you mean exactly Part of a silly dare?no
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Time for some background, I guess--was he in a building at the time? A bar? Disco? Private residence? Place of business (other than previously listed)? Was the deliberate violence aimed at him? Was it intended to harm someone (vs. something)? Was the item that impacted the lighter a relatively common, everyday thing? Had he been drinking? Had the third party? Was there only one other person involved? 2? 3? More?
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Time for some background, I guess--was he in a building at the time?yes A bar?yes Disco? Private residence? Place of business (other than previously listed)? Was the deliberate violence aimed at him?yope Was it intended to harm someone (vs. something)?yesish, or yope Was the item that impacted the lighter a relatively common, everyday thing?noish Had he been drinking?yes Had the third party?yope Was there only one other person involved?no 2?this 3? More?
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Ah! Progress!

Did something smack into the lighter? Or did it smack into something (i. e. he was propelled into something and the lighter took the brunt of the impact)? If the former, something which might be relatively common in a bar (e. g. pool cue, bar stool)?

Were both of the other people men? Women? One of each? Had one of the other people been drinking? Any bouncers involved?
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Did something smack into the lighter?yes Or did it smack into something (i. e. he was propelled into something and the lighter took the brunt of the impact)?no If the former, something which might be relatively common in a bar (e. g. pool cue, bar stool)? no

Were both of the other people men?no Women?no One of each?yes Had one of the other people been drinking?yes Any bouncers involved?no
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screaming "fire" in a crowded room relevant?
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screaming "fire" in a crowded room relevant?no
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Relationship of the other two (to each other) relevant? Both adults? Had he been drinking? Had she? Did he strike our hero (does he have a name yet?)? Did she?

Would one normally expect a blow from such an item to cause a lighter to explode? Is it edged? Blunt? Associated with a particular profession?
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Relationship of the other two (to each other) relevant?yesish Both adults?yes Had he been drinking?yes Had she?no Did he strike our heroyes (does he have a name yet?he does not. you are welcome to give him one)? Did she?yes

Would one normally expect a blow from such an item to cause a lighter to explode?yesish Is it edged?yes Blunt?no Associated with a particular profession?yesish
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(ok, how about Bob for our hero, Tom for his male assailant and Hilda for the female)

So Bob and Tom were both drinking at the bar? Was Hilda present while they were drinking? Did her entry trigger the violence? Are Tom and Hilda married? Dating? Siblings? Mother and son? Father and daughter?

Was it a knife? Sai? Katana? Claymore? Bayonet? Was Bob armed as well?
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(ok, how about Bob for our hero, Tom for his male assailant and Hilda for the female) works for me

So Bob and Tom were both drinking at the bar?yes Was Hilda present while they were drinking?no Did her entry trigger the violence?no Are Tom and Hilda married? Dating? Siblings? Mother and son? Father and daughter?none of these...perhaps the "yesish" answer as far as the relevance of this relationship should me noish...

Was it a knife?no Sai?no Katana?no Claymore?no Bayonet?no Was Bob armed as well?no
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perhaps the "yesish" answer as far as the relevance of this relationship should BE noish...
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Also, maybe describing the object as edged was misleading. It is sharp, but not a blade.
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Hmmm...are the professions of any of them relevant? If so, Bob? Tom? Hilda? Were Tom and Hilda co-workers? Was the "weapon" (just one, right?) being carried by Tom? By Hilda? Or was it already in the bar (weapon of opportunity, I guess)?

What is the weapon made of--metal? Glass? Stone? Wood? Plastic? Ceramic? Ice?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...are the professions of any of them relevant?yes If so, Bob?no Tom?no Hilda?yes Were Tom and Hilda co-workers?no Was the "weapon" (just one, right?right) being carried by Tom?no By Hilda?yes Or was it already in the bar (weapon of opportunity, I guess)? no

What is the weapon made of--metal?this Glass? Stone? Wood? Plastic?and this Ceramic? Ice?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Bob and Tom were drinking at the bar and got into an altercation? Was Hilda present during the start of the activity? Is the weapon something she normally carries? Something someone in her profession would normally carry? Is it usually considered to be a weapon? More of a tool (I realize a weapon can be a tool, but I hope you know what I mean)?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Bob and Tom were drinking at the bar and got into an altercation?yes Was Hilda present during the start of the activity?no Is the weapon something she normally carries?yes Something someone in her profession would normally carry?yes Is it usually considered to be a weapon?yes More of a tool (I realize a weapon can be a tool, but I hope you know what I mean)?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a police officer? A security guard? Military? FBI? Hunter?

Sharp weapon but not a blade...I'm guessing not a bow...a taser?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a police officer?yes! A security guard? Military? FBI? Hunter?

Sharp weapon but not a blade...I'm guessing not a bow...a taser?yes!
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so Bob died because he was a smoker, but not in the way people expected. He got into a fight in a bar and the police officer called in to deal with the situation was unable to subdue him physically herself, so she attempted to use the (usually) non-lethal taser. Unfortunately, at least one of the taser prongs hit the disposable lighter in Bob's pocket, causing it to explode and killing him. Is that pretty close?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so Bob died because he was a smoker, but not in the way people expected. He got into a fight in a bar and the police officer called in to deal with the situation was unable to subdue him physically herself, so she attempted to use the (usually) non-lethal taser. Unfortunately, at least one of the taser prongs hit the disposable lighter in Bob's pocket, causing it to explode and killing him. Is that pretty close?you got it!

********SPOILER***************

This is based on the true story of one Dennis Crough, aged 53, from Daytona Beach Florida, who was subdued by a female police officer after attacking someone with a knife. The taser hit the lighter in his shirt pocket, causing it to explode and set his upper body on fire. Dennis's burns did not kill him, but in my imaginary scenario, after a bar fight which would likely leave our Bob with some alcohol on his clothes, the outcome was much worse.

Good job Bodo for wrapping that one up so quickly! Feel free to jump in on my other puzzles, and I will post a new one soon!
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 5:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Soapbox time--there has been some controversy over the use of tasers because there have been occasions in which they have proven to be more lethal than intended. Usually this is because the person being subdued is under the influence of something and also refuses to cooperate. This has led to calls for banning their use, which I truly don't understand: if you don't want the police killing people with tasers should they instead shoot them with their guns? Or bludgeon them into a coma?
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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I saw a pretty hideous picture while reading about tasers (to make sure I had all my info straight for this puzzle), of a guy who had been hit with a taser dart in his eye. Pretty ghastly injury, but I'd venture to say a bullet would be quite a bit worse.

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