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Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Even though the chips were oiled and salted, the man couldn't eat them
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Computer chips relevant? Chips of rock? Concrete?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Computer chips relevant? Chips of rock? Concrete?
no to all
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Allergies relevant?

Man -- H? A? M? Alive at the time of this puzzle?

Salted -- is sodium chloride relevant? Some other salt in the chemical sense? Or salt in the cryptographic sense?

Oiled -- is the source of the oil animal? Vegetable? Mineral?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Allergies relevant? <b?no</b>

Man -- H? A? M? Alive at the time of this puzzle? yes

Salted -- is sodium chloride relevant? Some other salt in the chemical sense? Or salt in the cryptographic sense? typical table salt

Oiled -- is the source of the oil Vegetable? yes
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Posted on Friday, January 09, 2009 - 3:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the chips, in origin, vegetable? Animal? Mineral?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Are the chips, in origin, vegetable? Animal? Mineral? no to all
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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The reason why he could not eat them:
was there basically a problem on the part of the chips? (were they not edible?) Of the man (was he unable to move?) Of general circumstances (were the chips behind a thick glass?)
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Could he eat cinnamon bunzah?
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Couldn't eat them -- was physically unable? Or it would be harmful for him to do so? Or some authority forbade him from eating them?

Did the man have some medical condition which made salt harmful to him?
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was there basically a problem on the part of the chips? (were they not edible?) yes

Could he eat cinnamon bunzah? just as well as you can ;)

Couldn't eat them -- was physically unable? no

Or it would be harmful for him to do so? yes


Or some authority forbade him from eating them? I believe that this question could be answered yes for every substance any human would ever encounter so I will answer it yope

Did the man have some medical condition which made salt harmful to him?no
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So the chips were not the fish-and-chips sort, but something else which is not edible and is called "chips" ?
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Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the chips were not the fish-and-chips sort, but something else which is not edible and is called "chips" ? yes
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Poker tokens? Money? Cow dung? Chips off the old block? Chips on somebody's shoulders?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Poker tokens? Money? Cow dung? Chips off the old block? Chips on somebody's shoulders? no to all
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Are the chips made of a material which is not edible? Have they ever been edible?
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Are the chips made of a material which is not edible? yes

Have they ever been edible? For the purpose of this puzzle, I'll say no. One may be able to argue that point, but its irrelevant
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Do these chips have anything to do with optimizing the horsepower of an engine?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Do these chips have anything to do with optimizing the horsepower of an engine? no
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Are these chips made from plant material? or synthetic material?
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Are these chips made from plant material?no

or synthetic material? which definiton of synthetic are you asking about?
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Definition Number 2? Just kidding!

Noting or pertaining to compounds formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin?
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Noting or pertaining to compounds formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin? yes
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Does one typically find these chips in an oiled and salted condition?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Does one typically find these chips in an oiled and salted condition? no
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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So they are not made of potatoes? Are they made of some originally natural but human-processed substance?

Are they a part of a larger whole?

Would a normal person consume the salt and the oil used to salt and oil the chips?
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So they are not made of potatoes?

Are they made of some originally natural but human-processed substance? yes

Are they a part of a larger whole? I believe I can answer this yes, but that if I do so you'll be working of an FA

Would a normal person consume the salt and the oil used to salt and oil the chips?yes
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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So they are not made of potatoes? that is correct

Come on and ask some questions. Think about the one thing that hasn't yet been asked in regards to these chips
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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the chips oiled and salted by mistake? Did they accidently get caught up in a process which oils and salts something edible?
Or did someone oil and salt them deliberately? Were they oiled and salted at the same time (or one immediately after the other)? Did the person oiling and salting them mistake them for something edible? Do they look like something edible?
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Or did someone oil and salt them deliberately? yes

Were they oiled and salted at the same time (or one immediately after the other)? no

Did the person oiling and salting them mistake them for something edible? yes


Do they look like something edible? yes
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Anything to do with plastic play food?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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**Spoiler**


Yes!! Finally!! - I can't believe it took this long to get to that point, especially given the first questions asked.

The mans daughter came and brought up the potato chips from her picnic basket and wanted him to eat them. He said he couldn't eat them because they were not salted. So she went into the kitchen, put salt on them, and came back out. Then he said he couldn't eat them because chips need oil. So she went back into the kitchen and dumped a bottle of oil over them. She came back out but he still couldn't eat the chips because toy food isn't edible
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 5:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice, Bolapara!
This was a good one...very clever. :-)

And actually, this puzzle wrapped up fairly quickly. In the LTPF, I often need to remind myself of the lesson learned from The Tortoise and the Hare. :-)

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