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Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One morning, Shannon goes around her house and finds three packs of cards. She removes them from their packs, shuffles all three together, then returns approximately 52 to each pack. She carries the three packs in her pockets all day, and takes them out when she returns home at night. She never repeats the action. What is she doing?
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cards = playing cards?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Cards = playing cards? Yes.

And I should have said, immediate $p0i1ers please e-mail.
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she planting seeds?
Sollen (Sollen)
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does she intend for the cards to be used in a game? does she intend for a game to be unwinable or have unexpected results because non of the decks have appropriate cards?


are the cards in the deck arranged in any particular order? or truely random?

did she use the cards for a use this day? or had them in case she needed them?

is it relevent they were cards, or could other similar objects be used?

are these regular poker cards(as opposed to the kind that have double face cards and no lower cards)
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Is she planting seeds? No, but I'm intrigued...

Sollen (Sollen)

does she intend for the cards to be used in a game? No...with a tiny ish... does she intend for a game to be unwinable or have unexpected results because non of the decks have appropriate cards? No.


are the cards in the deck arranged in any particular order? or truely random? This.

did she use the cards for a use this day? Yesish. or had them in case she needed them? No.

is it relevent they were cards, or could other similar objects be used? Certain other things culd be used.

are these regular poker cards Yes. (as opposed to the kind that have double face cards and no lower cards)
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this based on a true story? Based on a video game? FYOI? Did this happen today? Are you playing with the queen of hearts? Would Tootsie Rolls have sufficed instead of playing cards? Or would it have to be something like a Bicycle?
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Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Is this based on a true story? Yes. Based on a video game? No. FYOI? Nope. Did this happen today? A few days ago. Are you playing with the queen of hearts? Hm? Would Tootsie Rolls have sufficed instead of playing cards? Yes. Or would it have to be something like a Bicycle? I don't think three bicycles could fit in one's pockets, so no.
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Controlled substances relevant?
Rcs (Rcs)
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Magic tricks relevant? Secret messages? Anything illegal?

Is it important that she has the cards in her pockets all day? Did she go anywhere or do anything else unusual that day? Is she trying to pretend the packs of cards are something else? Is it relevant that she mixed up the decks, or could she have left each deck in its original box and still done the same thing?
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 7:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she ever take the cards out of her pockets during the day?

If she had only two packs, would she achieve the same result? And if she had four?
Sollen (Sollen)
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did anyone else see the pack of cards during the day? touch them? use them?

is a profession relevent? a hobby? favorite past time?

did she simply need roughly 166 of *something* and decided cards would work?

did she half to shuffle the cards? would them being in order have prevented her from doing what she wanted?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Controlled substances relevant? No.

Rcs (Rcs)

Magic tricks relevant? Secret messages? Anything illegal? No to all.

Is it important that she has the cards in her pockets all day? Hard to answer. Did she go anywhere or do anything else unusual that day? No, normal day. Is she trying to pretend the packs of cards are something else? No. Is it relevant that she mixed up the decks, or could she have left each deck in its original box and still done the same thing? The same thing would probably be achieved either way.

Alhucema (Alhucema)

Does she ever take the cards out of her pockets during the day? Irr.

If she had only two packs, would she achieve the same result? Yes. And if she had four? Yes.

Sollen (Sollen)

did anyone else see the pack of cards during the day? touch them? use them? Irr.

is a profession relevent? a hobby? favorite passtime? I'd say this.

did she simply need roughly 166 of *something* and decided cards would work? No, interesting though...

did she have to shuffle the cards? would them being in order have prevented her from doing what she wanted? Again, a similar result would be achieved either way.
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 6:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she know how the three packs of cards got there? Did she expect them to be in this place? Was she searching for something when she went round the house?
Relevant where she put the cards in the evening? Did she put them back to the same place?
Did she ever during the day take the card packs out of the pocket? or the cards (or some of them) out of the box (maybe still inside the pocket)?
Were the cards in the pockets of her coat? of her jacket? of her trousers?
Did she ever take off this piece of clothing during the day? if so, were the cards still in the pockets at this moment?
Would she have achieved the same when she had carried the cards in her purse or backpack, instead of her pockets?
Would she have achieved the same with any other three items of the approximate size of a pack of cards?
Did she want to give the impression that she was carrying something else in her pockets?
Was she involved in any crime or scam?
Sollen (Sollen)
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

she really really likes asking people to play the game 52 card pickup?

does the act of having them in her pockets enough? random idea, is she trying to way her pockets down?
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Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she go around her house in the sense of going from room to room? Or did she literally go outside of her house and walk around it?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 3:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sundowner (Sundowner)

Did she know how the three packs of cards got there? Irr. Did she expect them to be in this place? Her house? Yes. Was she searching for something when she went round the house? Cards.
Relevant where she put the cards in the evening? No. Did she put them back to the same place?
Did she ever during the day take the card packs out of the pocket? Irr. or the cards (or some of them) out of the box (maybe still inside the pocket)? Irr.
Were the cards in the pockets of her coat? of her jacket? of her trousers? Pants, irr.
Did she ever take off this piece of clothing during the day? No. if so, were the cards still in the pockets at this moment?
Would she have achieved the same when she had carried the cards in her purse or backpack, instead of her pockets? A similar result, yes.
Would she have achieved the same with any other three items of the approximate size of a pack of cards? A similar result, yes.
Did she want to give the impression that she was carrying something else in her pockets? No.
Was she involved in any crime No. or scam? No...but a bit of an ish, depending on your definition of scam.

Sollen (Sollen)

she really really likes asking people to play the game 52 card pickup? lol, No.

does the act of having them in her pockets enough? Rephrase? random idea, is she trying to weigh her pockets down? No.

Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Did she go around her house in the sense of going from room to room? Yes.Or did she literally go outside of her house and walk around it? No.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Would she never be able to achieve the same result if she were to repeat her actions? Did she actually accomplish her intended result? Did she simply want to be the subject of an LTP?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Would she never be able to achieve the same result if she were to repeat her actions? It would be unnecessary. Did she actually accomplish her intended result? Yes. Did she simply want to be the subject of an LTP? =)

*****************SPOILER
Shannon did something completely at random in order to make a lateral puzzle about it.

Hi. I'm Shannon. XD
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 2:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Shannon
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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I knew somebody would do something like this eventually. If you noticed, I had guessed this in several other puzzles. Very nice. :]
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello.
And thank you.

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