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Gourami (Gourami)
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Yes, my puzzle titles do have a bit of a theme, actually.

This is one puzzle with two solutions, so as I've seen other users do in the past, I'll post the answers for one in red, and for the other in blue. Please specify whether you're asking about puzzle one, two, or both. Thank you!

1) A woman lives in a very good neighborhood, has a trusting nature, and posesses nothing of great monetary value. As such, she rarely locks up her house. One day she begins locking the door, although she still has no fear of theft. Why?

2) A woman lives in a very good neighborhood, has a trusting nature, and posesses nothing of great monetary value. As such, she rarely locks up her house. One day she begins not only locking the door, but locking the windows and asking neighbors to keep an eye on the house while she is away. She still has no fear of theft. What's happening?

Both are true stories.
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For 1 & 2:
Does she lock the door when she goes out? When she will be staying in? Relevant?
Dos she lock it to stop someone getting in? Anyone in particular? To stop someone getting out?
Does she live alone? Relevant?
Does something happen on that one day that makes her start locking the door?
Any other relevant people to the puzzle, other than the woman and the neighbours in puzzle 2?
Is there anything special about the woman that we need to discover?

Puzzle 1:
Does this woman specifically not lock the windows when she locks the door? Could she conceivably lock the windows for the same reason as she locks the door?
Is it relevant that in this puzzle she does not ask the neighbours to keep an eye on the house?

Puzzle 2:
Is there anything relevant about the neighbours we need to find out?
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Any domestic animals relevant here? Like, for instance:

Blue puzzle:
Does she lock the door and windows to avoid that her parrot gets out?
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Enjay (Enjay)

Puzzle 1:
Does she lock the door when she goes out? Yes.When she will be staying in? No.Relevant? Helpful, yes.
Dos she lock it to stop someone getting in? Yes.Anyone in particular? Yes.To stop someone getting out? No.
Does she live alone? Irr.Relevant?
Does something happen on that one day that makes her start locking the door? Noish.
Any other relevant people to the puzzle, other than the woman and the neighbours in puzzle 2? Yes.
Is there anything special about the woman that we need to discover? Not really.


Does this woman specifically not lock the windows when she locks the door? No.Could she conceivably lock the windows for the same reason as she locks the door? She could, though it might be extreme.
Is it relevant that in this puzzle she does not ask the neighbours to keep an eye on the house? Yes, it is not necessary.

Puzzle 2:

Does she lock the door when she goes out? Yes.When she will be staying in? Possibly.Relevant? Possbly helpful...
Dos she lock it to stop someone getting in? Yes.Anyone in particular? Certain people. To stop someone getting out? No.
Does she live alone? Irr.Relevant?
Does something happen on that one day that makes her start locking the door? Yes.
Any other relevant people to the puzzle, other than the woman and the neighbours in puzzle 2? Yes.
Is there anything special about the woman that we need to discover? Depends on your definition of "special."

Is there anything relevant about the neighbours we need to find out? No.

Grainbeer (Grainbeer)

Any domestic animals relevant here? No. Like, for instance:

Blue puzzle:
Does she lock the door and windows to avoid that her parrot gets out? No, but I can see how a lock-opening parrot would be troublesome.
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For both puzzles:

Would you consider the woman's behaviour eccentric? Reasonable?

Geographic location relevant? If so, U.S.? Europe? Africa? Asia? Oceania?

Era relevant?

Would it be a crime for the relevant people in each puzzle to enter the woman's house?
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1)

Would you consider the woman's behaviour eccentric? Reasonable? It's me, so this. =)

Geographic location relevant? If so, U.S.? This, irrelevant.Europe? Africa? Asia? Oceania?

Era relevant? Not very, but present day.

Would it be a crime for the relevant people in each puzzle to enter the woman's house? No.

2)

Would you consider the woman's behaviour eccentric? A bit. Reasonable? Under the circumstances, yes.

Geographic location relevant? If so, U.S.? This, fairly relevant.Europe? Africa? Asia? Oceania?

Era relevant? No.

Would it be a crime for the relevant people in each puzzle to enter the woman's house?Possibly,but they probably wouldn't be charged.
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Blue puzzle:

Is the purpose of the locking to give the impression (to possible intruders?) that nobody is at home/away for a while/not living there?
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Is the purpose of the locking to give the impression (to possible intruders?) that nobody is at home/away for a while/not living there? No.
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Blue puzzle:

The people she wants to prevent to enter into her house, are they criminals? Is there something special about them? Is she afraid they may find something inside her house?
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Blue puzzle:

Is her age relevant? Younger than 40? Older? Older than 60? Is her profession relevant? Are any personal relations relevant?
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Blue puzzle:

The people she wants to prevent to enter into her house, are they criminals? No.Is there something special about them? Not really, but define "special".Is she afraid they may find something inside her house? No.

Blue puzzle:

Is her age relevant? No. Younger than 40? Older? Older than 60? Is her profession relevant? No, it is based on a true story from her book; she is a writer.Are any personal relations relevant? No.
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Blue puzzle:

When I said special, I meant if there was something about these people that made the woman not want them in her house, these people particularly, not anybody else.

These people: is their gender relevant? Occupation? Number? More than 5? More than 10? Do they work for the state? For the police or equivalent? Relevant?
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Blue puzzle:

When I said special, I meant if there was something about these people that made the woman not want them in her house, these people particularly, not anybody else. Ah. I'd say...sort of.

These people: is their gender relevant? No.Occupation? Yes.Number? No.More than 5? More than 10? Do they work for the state? No.For the police or equivalent? No.Relevant?
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So, occupation is relevant. Is it a profession many people have? Or is it unusual? Is this occupation directly linked to the fact that they can enter into her house? Are they journalists? Are they book sellers, Jehovah's witnesses or something alike?
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So, occupation is relevant. Is it a profession many people have? Yes, in regions. Or is it unusual? Some might consider it that. Is this occupation directly linked to the fact that they can enter into her house? No.Are they journalists? No.Are they book sellers, Jehovah's witnesses or something alike? No.
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So, it's a common occupation in some regions but not so common in others... in the US or everywhere in the world? In rural areas? In cities? Is it a profession that requires a University diploma? Or at least highscool? Is it related to farming?
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So, it's a common occupation in some regions but not so common in others... I won't answer all these questions because...in the US or everywhere in the world? In rural areas? In cities? Is it a profession that requires a University diploma? Or at least highscool? Is it related to farming? That's it.
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So, she's afraid some farmers can enter into her house. So she lives in a rural areal. Poor farmers? Specific ones? Does she know them? Did she or someone from her family do something to them?
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So, she's afraid some farmers can enter into her house. Yes.So she lives in a rural area. Yes.Poor farmers? Irrelevant.Specific ones? Not really.Does she know them? Irrelevant.Did she or someone from her family do something to them? No.
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So the "thing" that happened and made her fear the farmers, was it something she did? Something she said? Something she heard someone else saying? Something that was on the news? Something that happened in her town or area? Or broader?
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So the "thing" that happened and made her fear the farmers, was it something she did? Sort of FA, and no. Something she said? Something she heard someone else saying? Something that was on the news? Something that happened in her town or area? Or broader? This, I suppose, but again FA.
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So she didn't actually fear, but didn't want them to enter her house. The thing they would do inside her house, would it be considered as something wrong? Something you shouldn't do? Would thet enter without her permission? Is it something related to their activity of farmers?
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So she didn't actually fear, but didn't want them to enter her house. Right.The thing they would do inside her house, would it be considered as something wrong? Noish.Something you shouldn't do? Noish.Would they enter without her permission? Yes.Is it something related to their activity of farmers? YES.
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RECAP

She is locking her door to prevent farmers from entering. She is not afraid of them and does not think they will steal anything. This is based on a true story from one of her books.

So why try to keep the farmers out?
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Is she a famous writer? Living? Dead? American? European? Other?

Do they want her to lend them something? Or to show them something? Or to look around? To buy her house or a specific part of her house? To sell them some object? Someting which is precious for her?
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Is she a famous writer? Somewhat. Living? This. Dead? American? This. European? Other?

Do they want her to lend them something? No.Or to show them something? No. Or to look around? No. To buy her house or a specific part of her house? No. To sell them some object? No. Someting which is precious for her?
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Do they want to use the location of the house? Is it to do with the height? The view from the windows?
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As I said on my other puzzle, I'm sorry for the long absence. I've been internetless.

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Do they want to use the location of the house? Is it to do with the height? The view from the windows? None of the above, but interesting line of thought.
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Blue Puzzle

Were the farmers leaving her part of their crop and she didn't want it? leaving anything else?

And how many farmers were there? 1, 2, 3, etc.?
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Were the farmers leaving her part of their crop and she didn't want it? Yes! Close enough for a sp0i1! But only on the blue part. leaving anything else?

And how many farmers were there? 1, 2, 3, etc.?

Blue $p0i1er**************
One of the most proliferate crop in Virginia, as even the amateur gardener knows, is zucchini (green summer squash). There's always an overabundance. People sell it, and when no one wants to buy it anymore, they give it away, hide it in other recipes, etc. As Barbara Kingsolver relates in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, it's the only time of the year that rural folks (or at least her) lock their car doors even in the church parking lot, to avoid a surprise "gift" of zucchini while they're away. I'd assume the same is true of houses. =)

Nice guess, Bigpurple!
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You lock your door when you go out? but not your windows? and not out of a fear of theft? but because of a possible intruder that in some way you feel threatened by? uninvited guest?

Person you're preventing from entering your home is H? A? M?
If they did get in would they want to stay and wait until you returned? or leave again before you returned?
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Does the red puzzle resemble the blue puzzle in any of the following ways:

farmers involved?
leaving unwanted items?
more than one person?
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You lock your door when you go out? Yes.but not your windows? Right, but it would still be logical if I did.and not out of a fear of theft? Right.but because of a possible intruder that in some way you feel threatened by? No.uninvited guest? No.

Person you're preventing from entering your home is H? A? M? Yes to all.

If they did get in would they want to stay and wait until you returned? or leave again before you returned? This.

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Does the red puzzle resemble the blue puzzle in any of the following ways:

farmers involved? No.

leaving unwanted items? No.

more than one person? No.
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Potential intruder:
Immediate family member?
Extended family member?
Friend?
Ex-friend?
Ex?
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Potential intruder:
Immediate family member?
Extended family member?
Friend? This.
Ex-friend?
Ex?
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You want to prevent the friend from seeing something?
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You want to prevent the friend from seeing something? Not seeing...
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You don't want the friend to go into your home.... But your not afraid of him taking anything.

Do you want to stop him from realizing something while he is in your house?

Do you want to prevent him from doing something in or to your home or the stuff in it?
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You don't want the friend to go into your home.... But your not afraid of him taking anything. No to "afraid" and yope to "taking"...but explore.

Do you want to stop him from realizing something while he is in your house? No.

Do you want to prevent him from doing something in or to your home No. or the stuff in it? Yope.
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I hate that I used the word 'your' wrong. It should have been "you're." Sorry!

Okay... he is going to do something to something in your house, correct? (or yope)

Is the something he is going to do tangible?

Does her or her friend's profession factor in?

Is the someone who she wants to prevent entering her home a member of her family (assume I have a list of all family relations)? her boyfriend/fiance/husband?

Will he be using an item you don't want him to? eating something you don't want him to?

Will the thing he does make your life harder? make you dread going home?

You said it was a friend.... is it that your friend would come in to do you a good service/favor that you would prefer he didn't do?
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If they were to visit:

Would your home be in the same state you left it after they've gone?

Would/could they acquire any knowledge you don't want them to have?

Would gaining entry into your home allow them to partake in some further activity that you do not want?
Would they leave something you don't want them to leave? sense something (i.e. smell/hear/touch etc.) that you don't want them to sense? do something you don't want them to do?

Does this friend have another kind of relationship with you (e.g landlord)?
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I hate that I used the word 'your' wrong. It should have been "you're." Sorry! I suppose your forgiven this one time. =)

Okay... he is going to do something to something in your house, correct? (or yope) Yes.

Is the something he is going to do tangible? Yes.

Does her or her friend's profession factor in? No.

Is the someone who she wants to prevent entering her home a member of her family (assume I have a list of all family relations)? her boyfriend/fiance/husband? Friend or significant other, irrel. which.

Will he be using an item you don't want him to? eating something you don't want him to? None of these.

Will the thing he does make your life harder? No.make you dread going home? No.

You said it was a friend.... is it that your friend would come in to do you a good service/favor that you would prefer he didn't do? No.

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If they were to visit:

Would your home be in the same state you left it after they've gone? No.

Would/could they acquire any knowledge you don't want them to have? No.

Would gaining entry into your home allow them to partake in some further activity that you do not want? Yesish.
Would they leave something you don't want them to leave? sense something (i.e. smell/hear/touch etc.) that you don't want them to sense? do something you don't want them to do? This.

Does this friend have another kind of relationship with you (e.g landlord)? No.

To avoid leading you off down the wrong path, let me restate and clarify things. The puzzle statement says she doesn't fear theft. But I said "yope" to whether she's afraid of him taking anything. These are both true, and I will change the yope to a yes.
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Would the something taken belong to the person who she wanted to keep out of the house?

Maybe she said she lost something her friend let her borrow so as to not give it back, and she did not want her friend seeing that she still had it.
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Would the something taken belong to the person who she wanted to keep out of the house? YES.

Maybe she said she lost something her friend let her borrow so as to not give it back, and she did not want her friend seeing that she still had it. No.
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Is she [in the red puzzle] afraid of him taking photographs?
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Is she [in the red puzzle] afraid of him taking photographs? No, interesting thought though.
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So you started locking your door to keep a friend from entering your house while you were away, since you were afraid that he might take something that belonged to him.

So all we have to find out now is what this something was?

Is the situation light-hearted or are you serious about not wanting him in your house?
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So you started locking your door to keep a friend from entering your house while you were away, since you were afraid that he might take something that belonged to him. I wouldn't say "afraid," but yes.

So all we have to find out now is what this something was? That doesn't really even matter, simply why I would keep him from taking his own things.

Is the situation light-hearted or are you serious about not wanting him in your house? Mostly lighthearted.
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Maybe you've kept away a stash of cigarettes/drugs/alcohol/anything else you want him to quit / stop doing?
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Maybe you've kept away a stash of cigarettes/drugs/alcohol/anything else you want him to quit / stop doing? No.
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Is it December and the friend is going into the house to peek at his Christmas gift?
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No, nice idea. =)
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She doesn't want him taking away his own property, yes? Is this item one large thing? One small thing? Several large things? Several small things? Several related things?

How did the item(s) get into her house: She brought it to the house? He brought it there? Has this item(s) been at the house for a long time?

What type of door is being locked – the entrance doors? Or the garage doors? Relevant?
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Does the friend know that you have the item? (items?)
Is it his because he's paid for it? do you have it because you're making it for him? (a portrait? a garment?)
Is your fear not simply that he'll take it, but that he'll take it before it's finished?
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She doesn't want him taking away his own property, yes? Yes. Is this item one large thing? One small thing? Several large things? Several small things? Several related things? Irr.

How did the item(s) get into her house: She brought it to the house? He brought it there? This. Has this item(s) been at the house for a long time?

What type of door is being locked – the entrance doors? This. Or the garage doors? Relevant? Only relevant that he can't get in.

Rabrab (Rabrab)

Does the friend know that you have the item? (items?) Yes.
Is it his because he's paid for it? No. do you have it because you're making it for him? (a portrait? a garment?) No.
Is your fear not simply that he'll take it, but that he'll take it before it's finished? No.
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I get the impression that the “what is it” questions are not relevant, yes? Instead we need to address the “why she doesn't want him to have it” questions, yes?

But please allow one more quick question concerning the item, it is a tangible thing, right?
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Kaygee (Kaygee)

I get the impression that the “what is it” questions are not relevant, yes? Instead we need to address the “why she doesn't want him to have it” questions, yes? Couldn't have said it better myself.

But please allow one more quick question concerning the item, it is a tangible thing, right? Yes.
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I'm going to throw a few wild thoughts to see what sticks...
If the item was taken from your house, would it make you sad, mad, happy or indifferent?
Are you keeping the item away from him because you are sad, mad, happy or indifferent?
If he were successful at taking his items, would that be the end of the relationship?
In order to take the item, will he have to disassemble, destroy, or otherwise “mess up” something else in your house?
Is it okay for him to come into your house when you are present? If so, does he ever ask to take his property with him when he leaves?
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I'm going to throw a few wild thoughts to see what sticks... Sometimes that's best.
If the item was taken from your house, would it make you sad, mad, happy or indifferent? Maybe a bit frustrated.
Are you keeping the item away from him because you are sad, mad, happy or indifferent? Again, frustrated.
If he were successful at taking his items, would that be the end of the relationship? No.
In order to take the item, will he have to disassemble, destroy, or otherwise “mess up” something else in your house? No.
Is it okay for him to come into your house when you are present? YES.If so, does he ever ask to take his property with him when he leaves? This would only lead you off the trail. Let's say, if he came while I was there, I would give him his stuff. Good q.
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Did something happen in the days prior to your decision to lock the doors?
Are you ensuring that he has to talk to you first in order to get his stuff back?
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Are you ensuring that he has to talk to you first in order to get his stuff back? Yes!
No explanation necessary besides that, I think.

****************SPOILER
A woman, let's call her Jane, lets her friend Albert store some stuff at her place, as it is convenient for him. Later, she is trying to get in touch with him for several days and is unable to; he wont answer his phone, she doesn't see him anywhere...so she starts locking her door whenever she leaves the house. If he wants his stuff, he'll have to return her calls first. =)
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Yea!
My first Spoiler.
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Brilliant puzzle, I'd vote for it if there were such a contest! Keep 'em coming girl!
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Btw, I missed the theme of your titles... is the REM song relevant?
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Thank you, and congratz, Kaygee.

Not really, I was just reflecting the safe and happy type of community where no one locks their doors.

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