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Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is cold and their is snow on the ground. A man is out following someone else's tracks in the snow. He comes to a river. It is frozen over, the tracks go across the ice. However when the man tries to follow across the ice he breaks through the ice and drowns.

Why?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he weigh more than who he was pursuing?

Is it relevant how much time had passed between one going over the ice and the other?

Was his footware relevant?

Were the tracks made by a human?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, just thought...

Was the man walking?

If not, was he is a car or something that was too heavy?
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he weigh more than who he was pursuing? No

Is it relevant how much time had passed between one going over the ice and the other? No

Was his footware relevant? No

Were the tracks made by a human? Yes

Oh, just thought...

Was the man walking? Yes

If not, was he is a car or something that was too heavy? No
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he try and cross the river at exactly the same point?

Is it relevant why he's following the other person's tracks? Does the other person know they're being followed? Or suspect they might be being follow? relevant?

Has the follower got anything relevant with him? on him?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you came back... Orcy ;)

Relevant what the tracked person was wearing on his feet? What our not-so-hero was wearing? Just checking, tracks as in footprints? Train tracks?
Rubberduck (Rubberduck)
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 7:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the tracks he was following made by footprints? snow shoes? skis?
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 8:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to get these things out of the way:
- Did the ice thaw during the time between the first man and the second man passed it?
- Was the thickness of the ice layer more or less identical in both cases?
- Was the ice cracked or damaged before the second man crossed it?
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Unleashedllama

Does he try and cross the river at exactly the same point? Yes

Is it relevant why he's following the other person's tracks? No

Does the other person know they're being followed? Or suspect they might be being follow? relevant? Yes to all

Has the follower got anything relevant with him? on him? No

/b{Crazypalpig}

So you came back... Orcy ;) Yep :]

Relevant what the tracked person was wearing on his feet? No What our not-so-hero was wearing? No Just checking, tracks as in footprints? Yope Train tracks? No

Rubberduck

Were the tracks he was following made by footprints? Yes snow shoes? skis? No to rest

Mimino

Just to get these things out of the way:
- Did the ice thaw during the time between the first man and the second man passed it? No
- Was the thickness of the ice layer more or less identical in both cases? Yes
- Was the ice cracked or damaged before the second man crossed it? No
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the man knew he was being followed? Did he create the illusion of having crossed at that point by somehow creating his footprint tracks without actually walking over the ice? Did the first man employ any tool or animal to cross the river?

Just to clarify further : for all mentions of tracks in the puzzle statement can we substitute footprints?
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter365

So the man knew he was being followed? Yes Did he create the illusion
of having crossed at that point by somehow creating his footprint tracks without actually walking over the ice? Yes Did the first man employ any tool or animal to cross the river? No, He never crossed as you know now..

Just to clarify further : for all mentions of tracks in the puzzle statement can we substitute footprints? If you want...
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You got close enough Peter so here is the...

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

Well that was a fast puzzle. Here is what happened. Man #1 was an escaped prisoner. He was aware that the police were after him and would easily be able to follow his tracks in the snow. So when he came to the river which was frozen over and had snow coating it. He knew that ice coated in snow melts. Thus he could not cross. So using a poll he made what appeared to be tracks across the ice. When the police man came he attempted to cross the ice which in its weakened state broke.

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