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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Annetta pretends to be a bigot. How come??
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Annetta: H? A? F?
Is she pretending to just one person? a group of people? the public in general? is she famous?

Race-related? nationality? class? religion? sexuality? gender? other?

Is she pretending to be a bigot to prove a point? to gain an advantage? if so, is it a tangible one?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Annetta: H? yesA? yes F? yes but irrel
Is she pretending to just one person? noa group of people? yes the public in general? no is she famous? no

Race-related? nationality? class? religion? sexuality? gender? other?She's pretending a specific kind of bigotry, but ANY of these forms of bigotry could work for this puzzle

Is she pretending to be a bigot to prove a point? yope to gain an advantage? yes if so, is it a tangible one? It is a practical benefit
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the people she is pretending to also bigots? Are they members of the group she is pretending to be prejudiced against? For her to gain this advantage, would they need to agree with her? To disagree? To think less of her?

Does she intend to tell them at any point that she is not a bigot?

Does she show them her supposed bigotry by simply telling them? By hinting? By behaving in a certain way towards people? Is one specific bigoted action relevant?

Does her supposed bigotry serve as an excuse for her to do something?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 3:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Are the people she is pretending to also bigots?no Are they members of the group she is pretending to be prejudiced against? possibly For her to gain this advantage, would they need to agree with her? noTo disagree? yesishTo think less of her? yope

Does she intend to tell them at any point that she is not a bigot?

Does she show them her supposed bigotry by simply telling them? yesBy hinting? no By behaving in a certain way towards people?no Is one specific bigoted action relevant? yes

Does her supposed bigotry serve as an excuse for her to do something? yesish
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This group of people she is pretending to: are they her friends? family? strangers? colleagues? teachers? nodding acquaintances?
Does she communicate her "bigotry" to them face to face? in writing? on the phone?
Is she applying for something? For instance, a college room to stay in?
Is it job-related? Has she been relocated to another place, and she is trying to get her employers to change their minds?
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she pretending to be a bigot in order to get out of a situation? get into a situation?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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This group of people she is pretending to: are they her friends? nofamily? no strangers? yes colleagues? noteachers? no nodding acquaintances? no
Does she communicate her "bigotry" to them face to face? yes in writing? noon the phone? no
Is she applying for something? yope or noish For instance, a college room to stay in? no
Is it job-related? yope or noishHas she been relocated to another place, and she is trying to get her employers to change their minds? no
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Is she pretending to be a bigot in order to get out of a situation? yesget into a situation? no
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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This group of people she is pretending to: are they her friends? nofamily? no strangers? yes colleagues? noteachers? no nodding acquaintances? no
Does she communicate her "bigotry" to them face to face? yes in writing? noon the phone? no
Is she applying for something? yope or noish For instance, a college room to stay in? no
Is it job-related? yope or noishHas she been relocated to another place, and she is trying to get her employers to change their minds? no
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Is she pretending to be a bigot in order to get out of a situation? yesget into a situation? no
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her bigotry performed... someplace specific? in school? college? at work? at home? at a government office? at a store? at a restaurant? a set? a stage?

The bigotry performed for a group of strangers... customers? students? passers-by? watchers? patrons? audience? stage audience?

Does she hope that the people around her... share similar feelings of bigotry? become appalled by her behavior? will ostracise her? will attack her? will speed up relevant activities happening around her so she will leave sooner?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Is her bigotry performed... someplace specific? yes in school? college? at work? at home? no at a government office? yes or yesishat a store? no at a restaurant? noa set? no a stage? no

The bigotry performed for a group of strangers... customers? no students? nopassers-by? no watchers? only in so far as anyone that anything is performed for is a "watcher" patrons? no audience? see previous answer but one stage audience?

Does she hope that the people around her... share similar feelings of bigotry? no become appalled by her behavior? yope will ostracise her? yesishwill attack her? nowill speed up relevant activities happening around her so she will leave sooner? yesish
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she being interviewed? for a job? perhaps she applied for a job, and then changed her mind about it?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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is she being interviewed? yes for a job? yopeperhaps she applied for a job, and then changed her mind about it? no
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 10:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she try to escape being appointed for a jury?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sundowner (Sundowner)
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did she try to escape being appointed for a jury? yes

**** SPOILER ******
Annetta is trying to escape jury duty, so she pretends to be a bigot in order to get disqualified from a racially charged case. Puzzzle regulars may recall an earlier puzzle of mine that hinged on the fact that I wanted to be called for jury duty but never have been. By the way, I realized (too late!) that I could have improved the present puzzle by complicating it, e.g., "Annetta's devotion to her musical career led her to pretend to be a racist" when the jury duty she was trying to avoid would use up time she needed to prepare for a previously scheduled recita;l. Oh, well, please check out my new (harder??) puzzle at the bottom of the page.

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