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Because so many of them asked for it, none of them got it.
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A puzzle? A lateral thinking puzzle? I do so rarely get yours...

They = them?
it = it?
"asked for it"... refers to... requested? deserved? Colloquialism for doing something that they should be punched for?
"got it"... refers to...received? had it delivered to them? understanding (or lack thereof)?
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A puzzle? No A lateral thinking puzzle? No I do so rarely get yours... Do you mean "rarely understand" or "rarely have a chance to see"?

They = them? Yes
it = it? Yes
"asked for it"... refers to... requested? Yes deserved? No Colloquialism for doing something that they should be punched for? No
"got it"... refers to...received? Yesish had it delivered to them? Yes, for svv of "delivered" understanding (or lack thereof)? No
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Is it something tangible? idea? service?

Is there anything relevant about 'them'? era? or location relevant?
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Is it something tangible? No idea? No service? Yes, for svv of "service"

Is there anything relevant about 'them'? Yes era? Yes or location relevant? Yesish
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Is it the 21st century? 20th? 19 century or earlier?

Location relevant as in geographical location? or type of location?
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Is it the 21st century? 20th? This one 19 century or earlier?

Location relevant as in geographical location? Yes, just that they were in the United States or type of location?
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Any relevant technology involved in this puzzle? Could it have worked in the 19 century or earlier? in the 21st century?
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Does this puzzle have anything to do with tax rebates or credits?
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Any relevant technology involved in this puzzle? Yes Could it have worked in the 19 century or earlier? No in the 21st century? Yesish

Does this puzzle have anything to do with tax rebates or credits?No
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Relevant technology;

computers?
telephones?
telegraph?
other form of telecommunications?
calculators?

If neither of these; something you use in your house? work? shops? restaurants? outdoors?
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Relevant technology;

computers? Noish
telephones? Yes
telegraph? No
other form of telecommunications? Yes
calculators? No

If neither of these; something you use in your house? Yes work? No shops? No restaurants? Sometimes outdoors? Very rarely
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keep thinking fax or mobile, but that doesn't fit with the no answer for work and rarely used outdoors, totally confused... :-(

With this telecommunications technology, do you communicate orally? or written? any radios involved?
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A Playstation 3? The WII? Extra vacation? An extension on their paper? Something where if it had just been one or two people... an exception to the rule... then they would have gotten it? But so many people tried to take advantage of the exception, that the offer was recinded? Like price matching?
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With this telecommunications technology, do you communicate orally? Yesish or written? Noish any radios involved? No
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A Playstation 3? The WII? Extra vacation? An extension on their paper? Something where if it had just been one or two people... an exception to the rule... then they would have gotten it? But so many people tried to take advantage of the exception, that the offer was recinded? Like price matching? No to all
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Do we use this telecommunications technology on a daily basis? or is it something that would be used by only some people? automatic transcriptions relevant (not sure if I use the right term, but am thinking of devices that transcribe spoken message in to text)?
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o we use this telecommunications technology on a daily basis? Yes or is it something that would be used by only some people? Almost everyone in the United States uses it automatic transcriptions relevant (not sure if I use the right term, but am thinking of devices that transcribe spoken message in to text)? No
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You said yes to telephones and yes to other telecommunications device. Does that mean there are 2 different devices, a phone plus something else? or a phone? or phoneline? that is also something else?
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You said yes to telephones and yes to other telecommunications device. Does that mean there are 2 different devices, a phone plus something else? Yes or a phone? or phoneline? that is also something else? No
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Was this telecommunications device invented in the 90's? 80's? 70's? Before 70?
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Was this telecommunications device invented in the 90's? 80's? 70's? Before 70? Before the 1970s
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Television?
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Television? Yes!
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Are we talking about a specific television program? Something like American Idol or X factor, where the viewers vote by phone?
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Are we talking about a specific television program? Yesish Something like American Idol or X factor, where the viewers vote by phone? No
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A type of program? a series? reality shows relevant?
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A type of program? No a series? No reality shows relevant? No
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Does it have something to do with the television itself? like digital? cable? satellite? hd? something else?
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Does it have something to do with the television itself? No like digital? cable? satellite? hd? something else? It has to do with the programs
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The 'they' in the puzzle statement, are they viewers?
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did they ring the television station? a specific programme? some sort of authority over the programmes? did they ring to say something positive? negative? to enter a competition? to ask a question? complain?
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The 'they' in the puzzle statement, are they viewers? Yes

did they ring the television station? Yes a specific programme? Yes some sort of authority over the programmes? Not sure what you mean here did they ring to say something positive? No negative? See last answer to enter a competition? No to ask a question? Yes complain? And this a bit later
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Is this a game show? talk show? did they ask to be given something? if so, due to things that had been said in the program? were they under the illusion that they could get some prize if they filled certain criteria?
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Is this a game show? No talk show? No did they ask to be given something? Yes, for svv of "given" if so, due to things that had been said in the program? Yes, but may mislead were they under the illusion that they could get some prize if they filled certain criteria? No
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Were they requesting that the television station carry a certain program? Did the program become unavailable due to its apparent popularity?
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Was there a competition?

Did they ask for something that they thought they were entitled to? If so, was this something of monetary value? was in information?
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Was there a competition? Yes, but may mislead

Did they ask for something that they thought they were entitled to? Noish If so, was this something of monetary value? No was in information? Noish
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Was there a competition? Yes, but may mislead

Did they ask for something that they thought they were entitled to? Noish If so, was this something of monetary value? No was in information? Noish
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Did 'they' take part in the competition? or did they call in for some other reason?
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Was it a commercial?
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Did 'they' take part in the competition? No or did they call in for some other reason? Yesish

Was it a commercial? No
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Were the viewers requesting the showing of a programme? As in - what will be on next? - you decide...
Indicating their favourite programme? actor? episode?
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Were the viewers requesting the showing of a programme? Yes As in - what will be on next? - you decide... Not like this - the network didn't ask the viewers to call in to indicate what show they wanted...
Indicating their favourite programme? No actor? no episode? No
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sorry - just noticed Lporter asked much the same question a few days ago

Had some event taken place of which viewers wanted coverage? Had someone died and viewers wanted a tribute of some sort?
Did they call just the one channel/network or did every broadcaster have the same experience?
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are you talking about a football broadcast being blacked out in a city due to non sell out?
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Had some event taken place of which viewers wanted coverage? Yope Had someone died and viewers wanted a tribute of some sort? No
Did they call just the one channel/network or did every broadcaster have the same experience? Just the one channel

are you talking about a football broadcast Yes being blacked out in a city due to non sell out? No
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Was the television company going to broadcast the match? if so, did viewers call it asking them not to? or were they not going to broadcast the match? and the viewers called in requesting the tv company to show the match?

Is it relevant what teams were playing?
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Was the television company going to broadcast the match? Yope if so, did viewers call it asking them not to? No or were they not going to broadcast the match? Yope and the viewers called in requesting the tv company to show the match? Yes

Is it relevant what teams were playing? No
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Did the tv company ask if the viewers wanted them to broadcast the match?
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Does this have anything to do with the NFL network?

I think there was a situation recently where a game was scheduled to air on the NFL network and many cable providers did not offer the network. Due to overwhelming response, the NFL decided to air the game on network TV. So I guess my guess at the scenerio would be something along the lines of viewers requesting that the NFL network be added to their cable line up and instead they got the game on network TV?
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Did the tv company ask if the viewers wanted them to broadcast the match? No
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I just wanted to make sure you were aware of my previous questions because it appears as though we posted at the same time
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Does this have anything to do with the NFL network? No

I think there was a situation recently where a game was scheduled to air on the NFL network and many cable providers did not offer the network. Due to overwhelming response, the NFL decided to air the game on network TV. So I guess my guess at the scenerio would be something along the lines of viewers requesting that the NFL network be added to their cable line up and instead they got the game on network TV? No
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Was the television station going to broadcast only part of the match? Only the highlights? Is it relevant what station is involved?

Anything relevant about the American TV system?

Did the viewers ring before the match? During? After?
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Was the television station going to broadcast only part of the match? Yes Only the highlights? No Is it relevant what station is involved? No

Anything relevant about the American TV system? You mean, as opposed to other countries' TV systems? Nothing that I'm aware of

Did the viewers ring before the match? No During? Yes After? Yes
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Since you're from Maryland, I guess we are here talking about American football, which I know zilch about, but will try a few more questions

Was the tv station only going to show first? second? third? fourth? quarter of the game? You said no to highlights, but what about a summary of the game?
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So, the TV station was not going to broadcast all of the match, but only part of it. Did the viewers ring during the match to ask them to broadcast it all? Did they ring after the match to complain that this had not happened?

Did the number of viewers calling the station influence the station's schedule? Did the phone calls cause some technical distress at the station? Is it relevant that many people ringed? Relevant how many? Relevant why the TV station had decided not to broadcast the whole match in the first place?

Did the match end in overtime? Is there actually overtime in American football? I have no clue.
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So, the TV station was not going to broadcast all of the match, but only part of it. Yes Did the viewers ring during the match to ask them to broadcast it all? Yes Did they ring after the match to complain that this had not happened? Yes

Did the number of viewers calling the station influence the station's schedule? Noish Did the phone calls cause some technical distress at the station? Yes Is it relevant that many people ringed? Yes Relevant how many? Not the exact number Relevant why the TV station had decided not to broadcast the whole match in the first place? No

Did the match end in overtime? No Is there actually overtime in American football? Yes I have no clue.

This puzzle is solved. Spoiler coming soon...
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Spoiler:

This puzzle refers to the so-called "Heidi Game", where NBC, the network broadcasting the game, stopped the broadcast to begin a scheduled showing of the made-for-TV movie "Heidi". Corporate headquarters tried to call the broadcasting station to tell them to switch back, but they weren't able to because all the people calling had jammed up their phone lines. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game

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