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When Fred heard Septima talking about her day, her offered her a job, although he realized she wouldn't be very good at it. How come?
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Did Fred know Septima before he heard her talk?
Did he actually expect her to take the job? Would he have been happy if she had?
Did he realise she wouldn't be good at the job because of what she said? Did he offer her the job because of what she said?
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was she poor?
any disability?
did he mean It?
was she giving a speech?
was he joking?
fred=male
Septima=female
both=human
job:
computer
law
school

had septima been fired?

any crime involved?
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Did Fred know Septima before he heard her talk? irrel
Did he actually expect her to take the job?Well, he thought it was a possibility Would he have been happy if she had? yes
Did he realise she wouldn't be good at the job because of what she said? no Did he offer her the job because of what she said? yes
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was she poor? irrel
any disability? irrel
did he mean It? yes
was she giving a speech?no
was he joking? no
fred=male yes
Septima=female yes
both=human yes
job:
computer no
law no
school no

had septima been fired? irrel

any crime involved? no
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The job being offered:

artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware?
Construction / Craftsman?
Education / Academic Research?
Entertainment / Media?
Executive / Management?
Hospitality / Travel?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing / Distributions?
Medical / Health Services?
Politics / Government / Military?
Sales / Marketing?
Technical / Science / Engineering?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation?
Food Service?
Sports?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
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Was Fred the owner of a business that he wanted to hire Septima for?
Was Fred someone in charge of hiring for a business that he wanted Septima to work at?
Did Fred want Septima to perform a service for im as an individual? like hiring a maid to clean his house? or a plumber? or an electrician?

Was Fred attempting to deceive Septima?
Was Fred doing this out of kindness for Septima?
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The job being offered:

artistic/musical/writer? no
Banking/financial/real estate? no
Clerical/Administrative? no
Computer related / Hardware? no
Construction / Craftsman? no
Education / Academic Research? no
Entertainment yes / Media?
Executive / Management? no
Hospitality / Travel? no
Legal Services? no
Manufacturing / Distributions? no
Medical / Health Services? no
Politics / Government / Military? no
Sales / Marketing? no
Technical / Science / Engineering? no
Teaching / Child care? no
Transportation? no
Food Service? no
Sports? no
Jailbird / Criminal? no
Religion? no
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Was Fred the owner of a business that he wanted to hire Septima for?possibly yope
Was Fred someone in charge of hiring for a business that he wanted Septima to work at? yope
Did Fred want Septima to perform a service for im as an individual? nolike hiring a maid to clean his house? no or a plumber? no or an electrician? no

Was Fred attempting to deceive Septima? no
Was Fred doing this out of kindness for Septima? no
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was Fred's decision to ask Septima for a job based on what she had said about job skills? looks? a particular talent?

had Septima been talking about wanting to do something different with her life? wanting to do a particular thing but had been afraid to try it?

was his decision to ask her for a job based on chauvinism, by any chance?

was his decision to ask her for a job based on what she had said about job skills? looks?

was the entertainment--movies? radio? television? dancing? singing?

was he the owner of (or did he work in) a bar? club?
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Is it important what exactly she said? how she said it?
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Did he think she might get better at the job?
Did he think that by not being very good at it she might make him look good?
Is Fred's job the same as the one he offered Septima? In the same company?
Is Fred an entertainer? Did he offer her a job working alongside him?
Might Fred have offered the same job to a man?
Is Setpima's age relevant?
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was Fred's decision to ask Septima for a job based on what she had said about job skills? no looks? no a particular talent? yes

had Septima been talking about wanting to do something different with her life? no wanting to do a particular thing but had been afraid to try it? no

was his decision to ask her for a job based on chauvinism, by any chance?{ no

was his decision to ask her for a job based on what she had said about job skills? no looks? no

was the entertainment--movies? radio? television? dancing? singing? none of the above

was he the owner of (or did he work in) a bar? no club?
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Is it important what exactly she said? yope how she said it?
yope
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Did he think she might get better at the job? no
Did he think that by not being very good at it she might make him look good? no

Is Fred's job the same as the one he offered Septima? noIn the same company? yes
Is Fred an entertainer? no Did he offer her a job working alongside him?noish Might Fred have offered the same job to a man? no
Is Setpima's age relevant? yope
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was he the owner of (or did he work in) a bar? no club? no
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Fred is not an entertainer himself, but the job offered was in the entertainment industry: commercials? voice-overs ( for animation, for example )? news?

Did he offer her a job because of her accent? her manner of speech? word choice? noises she made?

Was she supposed to be good at this new job, or was the whole point that she will not be good at it?

Are they related? How old is she?
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is it the job that she would not be good at?

Did Fred have an idea to hire someone like Septima or did this notion of hiring someone "not good" occur to Fred after she spoke of her day?

If Septima was indeed not good at the job would that benefit Fred fianacially?

Is it live entertainment?
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Did he hire Septima just so that she would get a job? Any job? If so, was it to stop her doing something she normally did during day?
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Fred is not an entertainer himself, but the job offered was in the entertainment industry: commercials? no voice-overs ( for animation, for example )? no news? no

Did he offer her a job because of her accent? no her manner of speech?yope word choice?yesish noises she made? no

Was she supposed to be good at this new job yope, or was the whole point that she will not be good at it? no

Are they related? irrel How old is she? This puzzle could work for anyone old enough to talk about her day
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is it the job that she would not be good at? yes

Did Fred have an idea to hire someone like Septimayope or did this notion of hiring someone "not good" occur to Fred after she spoke of her day? yes

If Septima was indeed not good at the job would that benefit Fred fianacially? no

Is it live entertainment? yes
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Did he hire Septima just so that she would get a job? no Any job? no If so, was it to stop her doing something she normally did during day? no
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were cameras involved in the job Fred wants to offer?

did Septima have to talk on camera as part of this job? news anchor? weathergirl? commercials?

did she have to talk behind camera (for lack of better words) for her job? voice-overs for commercials? animated voices (maybe for cartoons/animated movies)?

would she be performing on a stage for this job? would she use a microphone for this job?

was Fred an agent of some sort? modeling? talent?

is it important where Fred heard Septima talking? at her present job? restaurant?

is it important what Septima does now?
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were cameras involved in the job Fred wants to offer? no

did Septima have to talk on camera as part of this job? irrel news anchor? no weathergirl? no commercials? no

did she have to talk behind camera (for lack of better words) for her job? no voice-overs for commercials? animated voices (maybe for cartoons/animated movies)? no

would she be performing on a stage for this job? yes would she use a microphone for this job? no

was Fred an agent of some sort? no modeling? no talent? no

is it important where Fred heard Septima talking? no at her present job? irrel restaurant? ditto

is it important what Septima does now? no
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proposed job:
comedy?
fashion?
dressing in costume?
magic?
pantomime?
could a man do the same job?
would Septima be bad at the job because of:
appearance?
gender?
something obvious to everyone?
If Septima was indeed not good at the job would that benefit Fred in any way?
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proposed job:
comedy? possibly
fashion? no
dressing in costume? irrel
magic? no
pantomime? no
could a man do the same job? no, but a parallel puzzle could be done for a man
would Septima be bad at the job because of:
appearance? possibly
gender? no
something obvious to everyone? yes
If Septima was indeed not good at the job would that benefit Fred in any way? no
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is the live act with another person?
puppet show? circus?
should we explore septima's appearance?
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so Septima's job would involve her being on stage, but not as a dancer or singer. Would her part involve speaking at all? would she be a host/ emcee? a public speaker? would she be doing an act of some sort? a sketch routine? a skit? vaudeville?

does Septima have a speech impediment? lisp? stuttering?

total random guess: Septima wants to be on stage and expresses this to a friend. Fred hears a speech impediment and thinks, "her speech impediment would really enhance this act..." so Fred hires Septima to do a particular act so the audience will think her impediment is part of the act and really think the act is hilarious.
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Is sex relevant? Is he or she a stripper? A prostitute? Anything like this relevant?
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is the live act with another person? yes
puppet show? no circus? no
should we explore septima's appearance? no
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so Septima's job would involve her being on stage, but not as a dancer or singer. Would her part involve speaking at all? yes would she be a host/ emcee? no a public speaker? no would she be doing an act of some sort? yesish a sketch routine? no a skit? no vaudeville? no

does Septima have a speech impediment? no lisp? no stuttering? no

total random guess: Septima wants to be on stage and expresses this to a friend. Fred hears a speech impediment and thinks, "her speech impediment would really enhance this act..." so Fred hires Septima to do a particular act so the audience will think her impediment is part of the act and really think the act is hilarious. no. This suggestion is completely OWT (on the wrong track)
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Is sex relevant? no Is he or she a stripper?no A prostitute? no Anything like this relevant? no
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would the act take place on a stage?
in front of an audience?
a public park?
mall?
circus?
street corner?
night club?
stadium?
cruise ship?

would septima have to read lines in the act?
Did Fred think Septima wouldn't be good at the job because of the way she spoke?

does Septima have a
high?
low?
loud?
soft ....voice?

is there a significant expression in the way she speaks? does she speak with her hands? her body?
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Is ventriloquism relevant. Could Septima talk without moving her lips? throw her voice?

Is fred a magician?
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would the act take place on a stage? yes
in front of an audience?
a public park?
mall?
circus?
street corner?
night club?
stadium?
cruise ship?stage location is irrel

would septima have to read lines in the act? yes
Did Fred think Septima wouldn't be good at the job because of the way she spoke? yope

does Septima have a
high?
low?
loud?
soft ....voice? all are irrel

is there a significant expression in the way she speaks? no does she speak with her hands? no her body? no
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Is ventriloquism relevant. no Could Septima talk without moving her lips? nothrow her voice? no

Is fred a magician? no
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Is this a classical story?
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Is this a classical story?no
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Would I realize what was "wrong" with Septima at first sight?
after she speaks?
If I heard her speak but could not see her?
after we speak to one another?
When Fred heard septima she was talking about something she thought she was good at? something she was actually good at?
Did fred want to teach Septima a lesson?
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Would I realize what was "wrong" with Septima at first sight? possibly
after she speaks? yes
If I heard her speak but could not see her?possibly
after we speak to one another? ditto
When Fred heard septima she was talking about something she thought she was good at? irrel something she was actually good at?yope
Did fred want to teach Septima a lesson no
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is there something notable about Septima's appearance:
from the neck up?
from waist to neck?
below the waist?

If she wouldnt be very good at the job, does that mean she would be poor at entertaining the audience? woudl she be poor at some off-stage aspect of the job?
stage fright?
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is there something notable about Septima's appearance:
from the neck up?possibly but not necessarily
from waist to neck? ditto
below the waist?ditto

If she wouldnt be very good at the job, does that mean she would be poor at entertaining the audience? yeswoudl she be poor at some off-stage aspect of the job? no
stage fright? no
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Would Septima use her hands in the proposed live act?
use her body? dance?
props involved? other talents?
does the act involve 1? 2? 3? rel. #? other performers?
would she be a sidekick for another lead performer


anything relevant other than reading lines?
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Would Septima use her hands in the proposed live act? possibly
use her body? yes dance? no
props involved? yesother talents? yes
does the act involve 1? 2? 3? rel. #? other performers? could be almost any number
would she be a sidekick for another lead performer noish


anything relevant other than reading lines?yesish
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Could we best elaborate on the proposed act by exploring..
the props?
the audience?
the costumes?
music?
venue?

are there hand-held props? equipment? is it a play?

Would Fred be displeased if Septima could to the job well?
Would Fred be satisfied if Septima was as poor at the job as he'd anticipated?
Would Septimas poor performance satisfy some need of Fred's?
Would Septima's poor performance satisfy some need at all?
would septima's poor performance enhance the show?


was Septima talking about:
herself?
another person?
something she could do?
something she would like to do?
Something she did ? that day? a previous day?
an encounter?
a complaint?
bragging?
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Could we best elaborate on the proposed act by exploring..
the props?
the audience?
the costumes?
music?
venue? none is esp. important

are there hand-held props? no equipment? nois it a play? yes

Would Fred be displeased if Septima could to the job well? no
Would Fred be satisfied if Septima was as poor at the job as he'd anticipated? yope
Would Septimas poor performance satisfy some need of Fred's? yope
Would Septima's poor performance satisfy some need at all? ditto
would septima's poor performance enhance the show? compared to a what??


was Septima talking about:
herself?
another person?
something she could do?
something she would like to do?
Something she did ? that day? a previous day?
an encounter?
a complaint?
bragging? all are irrel
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quote:

would septima's poor performance enhance the show? compared to a what??




I mean would the play be better with a poor performance from Septima than it would be with a great performance from Septima?

relevant which play?
relevant what kind of play?
relevant what female role in the play?

would fred's offer solve a problem of his?
would Septima's acceptance solve a problem of his?
was the offer purely for his own amusement?
If septima refused, would Fred seek another woman who would not be good at the play?
If septima refused, would Fred try to find another woman who looks like her?
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I mean would the play be better with a poor performance from Septima than it would be with a great performance from Septima? no

relevant which play? no
relevant what kind of play? some aspects are relevant
relevant what female role in the play? ditto

would fred's offer solve a problem of his? see next answer
would Septima's acceptance solve a problem of his? yes
was the offer purely for his own amusement? no
If septima refused, would Fred seek another woman who would not be good at the play? no
If septima refused, would Fred try to find another woman who looks like her? no
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HINT: Find out Septima's good point
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is it a musical? drama? comedy? shakespeare?
Septima being bad at something has another side in which she was good at something? is it the opposite of teh flaw that Fred noticed?
is what she was good at gender related?
was she good at something that is usually needed to act in a play?
would the puzzle work if Fred heard Septima talking about something completely different?
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By Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 4:41 am: Edit Post
is it a musical?unlikely but possibly drama?possibly comedy? ditto| shakespeare?ditto
Septima being bad at something has another side in which she was good at something? yesish is it the opposite of teh flaw that Fred noticed? no
is what she was good at gender related? no
was she good at something that is usually needed to act in a play? yes
would the puzzle work if Fred heard Septima talking about something completely different? possibly




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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 6:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: THINK ABOUT A SKILL AN ACTRESS IN A PLAY NEEDS.
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memory?
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Did Septima demonstrate, directly or indirectly, that she has a great improvistional skills during her recounting of her day? If yes, was it directly? Indirectly?
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memory? yes
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Did Septima demonstrate, directly or indirectly, that she has a great improvistional skills during her recounting of her day? no If yes, was it directly? Indirectly?

************SPOILER********************
When Fred heard Septima describing her day, including verbatim accounts of long conversations, he offered her a job in a play. "But I can't act," she said. "I realize that," Fred replied, "but both the actress & the understudy have the flu & the play goes on tomorrow. I need someone who can learn a lot of lines in a hurry." Thanks for solving it, Hamoreal, & please check out my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.
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Actually, I think the credit should go to Demon_fox09 for the solve. I was thinking either she demonstrated skills in improv or memory, but since demon_fox09 beat me to the punch about the memory, I asked the other question.

Nice puzzle.

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