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Alelia's interest in education causes her to be interested in a peculiar matter that interests almost no one else & is unrelated to the subject matter of her education. How come??
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When you say "almost no one else" does that mean that there is at least one other person that she would know that would be interested in or related to this matter?

Is this something that would come up due to her experiences in some sort of educational facility (university, online course, etc)?

When you say "interests almost no one else" do you mean that it interests very few people she knows or very few people in her country (or planet)?

If someone else were to find out about Alelia's interest, is it likely that they would find it silly? Unbecoming? Understandable? Evil?

Oh, and is Alelia's name important?
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When you say "almost no one else" does that mean that there is at least one other person that she would know that would be interested in or related to this matter? no, just that I can't be SURE she would be the only one

Is this something that would come up due to her experiences in some sort of educational facility (university, online course, etc)? yope

When you say "interests almost no one else" do you mean that it interests very few people she knows or very few people in her country (or planet)? very few people on the planet

If someone else were to find out about Alelia's interest, is it likely that they would find it silly? noUnbecoming? no Understandable? yes Evil? no

Oh, and is Alelia's name important? No==surprise!!
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By "interest in education", do you mean that Alelia is interested: in learning? in teaching? in forms of education? (e.g private/public schooling, "democratic schools", homeschooling, etc.) something else?

Does her interest in education lead her to visiting some place? some internet website? reading some book? that causes her interest in this peculiar matter?

Can the "peculiar matter" in question be regarded as an issue of:
- Philosophy?
- Politics?
- History?
- Prediction of future events?
- Analysis of current events?
- Sociology?
- Economics?
- Geographical knowledge?
- Astronomy?
- Religion/mysticism?
- The paranormal?
- The origins of the universe?
- Media by which we express ourselves? (e.g. books, newspapers, internet, film...)
- Something else entirely?
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By "interest in education", do you mean that Alelia is interested: in learning? in teaching? in forms of education? (e.g private/public schooling, "democratic schools", homeschooling, etc.) something else? Just in education in general

Does her interest in education lead her to visiting some place? some internet website? reading some book? that causes her interest in this peculiar matter? Any connection with any of these would be indirect & convoluted

Can the "peculiar matter" in question be regarded as an issue of:
- Philosophy? no
- Politics? no
- History? no
- Prediction of future events? noish
- Analysis of current events? no
- Sociology? no
- Economics? no
- Geographical knowledge?
- Astronomy? no
- Religion/mysticism? no
- The paranormal? no
- The origins of the universe? no
- Media by which we express ourselves? (e.g. books, newspapers, internet, film...) no
- Something else entirely? yes
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So her actual education doesn't matter, just the fact that she is interested in educated?

Is the "peculiar matter" something that exists on the earth?
Is it related to geographical knowledge?
Is it related to guessing something? Gambling? Playing some sort of game of chance?
Is it something that she does/is involved with for her entertainment? Does she gain some sort of knowledge that she values out of it?
Is there anything else about Alelia as a person that we need to know? About her background? About her current location?
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So her actual education doesn't matter, just the fact that she is interested in educated?

Is the "peculiar matter" something that exists on the earth?
Is it related to geographical knowledge?
Is it related to guessing something?no Gambling? no Playing some sort of game of chance? no
Is it something that she does/is involved with for her entertainment? yope Does she gain some sort of knowledge that she values out of it? no
Is there anything else about Alelia as a person that we need to know? yesAbout her background? no About her current location? no
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the effect her education will have on her personally?
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the effect her education will have on her personally?no
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Could someone else, who had no knowledge of Alelia, be interested in the same peculiar matter? Or must one know Alelia to have any knowledge of that matter?
Is the peculiar matter something physical?
Is Alelia; a student? a teacher? employed within education? Oh, and H? A? F?
Do any of her friends know of her interest in this matter?
How does she satisfy her curiosity in the peculiar matter - through reading? direct observation? interrogating others? introspection? watching TV? listening to radio?
Does she have to be in a particular place (or places) to find out more about the peculiar matter?
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Could someone else, who had no knowledge of Alelia, be interested in the same peculiar matter? yes Or must one know Alelia to have any knowledge of that matter? no
Is the peculiar matter something physical? no
Is Alelia; a student? irrela teacher? ditto employed within education? dittoOh, and H? yes A? yesF? yes but irrel
Do any of her friends know of her interest in this matter?
How does she satisfy her curiosity in the peculiar matter - through reading? direct observation? interrogating others? introspection? watching TV? listening to radio?Any or all
Does she have to be in a particular place (or places) to find out more about the peculiar matter? no
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HINT: I'm Alelia
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Especially after the holidays, I see the word "broadening" and think of one's...um...backside? (No offense intended to you - just explaining why I'm not looking in a full length mirror these days!) Right track?
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Especially after the holidays, I see the word "broadening" and think of one's...um...backside? no(No offense intended to you - just explaining why I'm not looking in a full length mirror these days!) I'm not offended. As old forum hands know, I used to weigh 257 pounds. Right track? no
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any of the following relevant in any way here.. Mallory? meteorology? writing of fiction? writing of poetry? medical ethics? euthanasia? care of the elderly? cats? cakes? TV shows? dieting? statins? academic life?
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any of the following relevant in any way here.. Mallory? no meteorology? no writing of fiction? no writing of poetry? no medical ethics? noeuthanasia? no care of the elderly? no cats? nocakes? no TV shows? no dieting? nostatins? no academic life? n.
Looks as though there's only ONE big thing in my life you've left out!
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HINT: It would be much better to proceed by finding out what area of Alelia's life is relevant than to try to guess, without this information, the unusual interest she developed.
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You can tell how many years we've been doing this Felicia Nimue...

philosophy relevant? politics?

the relevant area: work related? hobbies related? family related? pets related? education related? politics related? religion (or lack of) related? health related? race related? food related? travel related? physical appearance related? age related? art related? childhood related?
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You can tell how many years we've been doing this Felicia Nimue...

philosophy relevant? no politics? no

the relevant area: work related? yesish hobbies related? yesish family related? nopets related? no education related? yesishpolitics related? noreligion (or lack of) related? no health related? norace related? nofood related? no travel related? no physical appearance related? age related? noart related? no childhood related? no
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How did you lose the weight, by the way? This question is a little off-track for the puzzle, but I'd love some advice.
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How did you lose the weight, by the way? This question is a little off-track for the puzzle, but I'd love some adviceBy not eating anything that tasted good for 13 out of 14 days & then, one day every 2 weeks or so, cutting loose & eating whatever I wanted (e.g., 20 desserts). This is also how I have been maintaining the loss. It always gives me something to look forward to & it keeps me from feeling disgustingly wholesome. All things considered, I had more fun when I was fat (I LOVE cake, cookies, & candy), but I think that the quality of life is much less important than the quantity.
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Writing letters to the editor relevant? Writing lateral puzzles?
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Writing letters to the editor relevant?No, but you're ORT (on the right track) Writing lateral puzzles? no
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Is writing relevant? Reading? The media?

Is your love life significant to the puzzle? *smiles* How about family? Other loved ones?
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Is writing relevant? yes Reading? see previous & next answers The media? yes

Is your love life significant to the puzzle? no *smiles* How about family? no Other loved ones? no
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So the subject matter of your education which matters, is it.....

philosophy?
communication?
short story writing?
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So the subject matter of your education which matters, is it.....

philosophy?
communication?
short story writing? all are irrel
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What about....

Politics?
The way that you write?
The way you think when you write?
The way that you teach?
Your classes?
The people in your classes?
Your high school/university?
Any of your school's publications or productions? (like a school newspaper or a play)
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What about....

Politics? yope
The way that you write? yope
The way you think when you write? see above
The way that you teach? no
Your classes? no
The people in your classes? no
Your high school/university? no
Any of your school's publications or productions? no (like a school newspaper or a play)
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HINT: An interest in something other than education could yield the same result
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Is your interest unique because it's personal to your life? Like a personal experience?
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Is your interest unique because it's personal to your life? yes Like a personal experience? yesish
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Hmm...

So your interest has to do with you yourself? The way you listen to speech? The way you comprehend the world around you? Any quirks or interesting tics?

Does your interest have to do with your opinions? How you form opinions? How you express opinions?
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Hmm...

So your interest has to do with you yourself? No. I'm not the subject of the interest. It's just that a peculiar circumstance in my life has given me this interest. The interest is not about me. (I'm not that interesting, I'm afraid.) The way you listen to speech? no The way you comprehend the world around you? noAny quirks or interesting tics? no

Does your interest have to do with your opinions? see next answers How you form opinions? no How you express opinions? sort of, but again, it's not really about me
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Is somebody else the subject or your interest? A group of people? If so, do you know this person/people personally?
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Is somebody else the subject or your interest? no A group of people? no If so, do you know this person/people personally? n/a
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HINT: THE RELEVANT ACTIVITY OF MINE IS SOMETHING I'VE OFTEN MENTIONED ON THIS FORUM.
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Watching Law & Order?
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Watching Law & Order? no--it's an activity I perform much less often
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Riding trains?
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Riding trains? no
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HINT: The peculiar interest is not in an obscure academic subject but in an obscure fact about the world, e.g., which city's zoos have anteaters (although it's not that, of course).
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Does the obscure fact fall under the category of (obscure) facts about literature? television? media? animals? food? plants? architecture? city planning? public works? home decor? appliances? leisure activities? clothing? economics? vehicles? travel? geography? linguistics? chemistry? pollution? medicine? law? government? philosophy? math? music? art? drama? people or a group of people in general? specific people/person? military? reproduction? computers? the interwebs? anthropology? paleontology? museums? space travel? astronomy? astrology? kitchen sinks?
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Does the obscure fact fall under the category of (obscure) facts about literature? television? media? animals? food? plants? architecture? city planning? public works? home decor? appliances? leisure activities? clothing? economics? vehicles? travel? geography? linguistics? chemistry? pollution? medicine? law? government? philosophy? math? music? art? drama? people or a group of people in general? specific people/person? military? reproduction? computers? the interwebs? anthropology? paleontology? museums? space travel? astronomy? astrology? kitchen sinks? No to all!!!!!!!!!
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2 HINTS: 1. The activity of mine which has given rise to this peculiar interest is something I've often mentioned in the chatroom.2. The peculiar interest is not so much obscure as peculiar to be interested in. Anyone who wants to know the answer to the question that interests me can find out in about a second. You should determine HOW he would find out!
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The activity of yours that has given rise to that particular interest is...
1. Complaining about people not posting questions on your lateral puzzles?
2. Always have three lateral puzzles?
3. Protesting against fascism?
4. Eating chocolate?
5. Making lists of names of people to use in lateral puzzles?
6. Dancing?
7. Taking surveys?
8. SCUBA diving?
9. Writing novellas?
10. Swinging from vines?

Is there any relevant information that I obviously missed in my quick skimming of the puzzle thus far?
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The activity of yours that has given rise to that particular interest is...
1. Complaining about people not posting questions on your lateral puzzles? no
2. Always have three lateral puzzles? no
3. Protesting against fascism? Fascism? I never encounter fascism. What is this, 1940?
4. Eating chocolate? no
5. Making lists of names of people to use in lateral puzzles? no
6. Dancing? Me? Dancing? I'm far too lazy!
7. Taking surveys? no
8. SCUBA diving? I'd sooner eat a pound of live salamanders that scuna dive!!
9. Writing novellas? Novellas are one of the few things that I don't write
10. Swinging from vines?Nooooooooooo

Is there any relevant information that I obviously missed yesin my quick skimming of the puzzle thus far?no, the information about my relevant activity is not in this puzzle but elsewhere on the forum
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Praising Thomas Malory? Writing flash fiction? Reading Paul's newsletter? Eating cake? Playing the guitar? Aiding/abetting known criminals? Minding your business? Motorcycle riding? Listening to Ted Nugent?
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Praising Thomas Malory? Writing flash fiction? Reading Paul's newsletter? Eating cake? Playing the guitar? Aiding/abetting known criminals? Minding your business? Motorcycle riding? Listening to Ted Nugent? none of the above activities, not even the ones I actually engage in
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Are any of the following relevant:
fiction?
nonfiction?
music?
pets?
pi?
pie?
RI?
colors?
lateral puzzles?
psychology?
psychotics?
antipsychotics?
egos?
eggos?
legos?
reading?
'riting?
'rithmetic?
why only one of the three Rs actually begins with an R?
the use of apostrophes as a mark of omission?
grammar nazis?
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Are any of the following relevant:
fiction?
nonfiction?
music?
pets?
pi?
pie?
RI?
colors?
lateral puzzles?
psychology?
psychotics?
antipsychotics?
egos?
eggos?
legos?
reading?
'riting?
'rithmetic?
why only one of the three Rs actually begins with an R?
the use of apostrophes as a mark of omission?
grammar nazis? Only "'riting" & nonfiction are relevant
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Is all nonfiction relevant? or just one (or more?) subgenres?
Biography?
Autobiography?
Textbooks?
Historical event(s)?
Lit crit?
Scientific papers?
Journal/diary?
Blogs?
Other?

Are writing and nonfiction relevant to the "interest in education"? To the "peculiar matter"? To the "obscure fact"?

Are you the person doing the writing? or does this have to do with something someone else (or several someone elses?) wrote/is writing/has written?
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Is all nonfiction relevant? no or just one (or more?) subgenres? yes
Biography?
Autobiography?
Textbooks?
Historical event(s)?
Lit crit?
Scientific papers?
Journal/diary?
Blogs?
Other? yes--& no to all others

Are writing and nonfiction relevant to the "interest in education"? yesTo the "peculiar matter"? yesTo the "obscure fact"? As I said, the fact isn't obscure; it's just something that it's odd to be interested in

Are you the person doing the writing?yesor does this have to do with something someone else (or several someone elses?) wrote/is writing/has written? no
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HINT: Find out just what sort of writing I'm talking about. It's something I've often mentioned that I do, but no one has mentioned it on this puzzle yet.
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Journalism relevant? Weightless poetry?
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Weighty poetry? (a greenery-yallery Sir Thomas Malory foot-in-the... but there comes a point at which speculation must make a stand)
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Journalism relevant? yes Weightless poetry? no. And by the way, just what is weightless poetry?
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Weighty poetry? no(a greenery-yallery Sir Thomas Malory foot-in-the... but there comes a point at which speculation must make a stand)
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Are book reviews relevant?
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Are book reviews relevant? no
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You say:

Anyone who wants to know the answer to the question that interests me can find out in about a second. You should determine HOW he would find out!

by googling?
by asking you? by asking someone else?

is this grammar related?
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You say:

Anyone who wants to know the answer to the question that interests me can find out in about a second. You should determine HOW he would find out!

by googling? no
by asking you? you could find it out this way, but there's a much easier wayby asking someone else?ditto

is this grammar related? no
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I think you mentioned fairly often that you're writing columns? is this relevant? are the columns about education-related topics? are they always for the same journal? for an education-related journal?
Relevant that you have to "fill" a given space with your column? so you cannot write as much as you may find appropriate for the topic but have to fit the text as good as possible to the size of the column?
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Anyone who wants to know the answer to the question that interests me can find out in about a second. You should determine HOW he would find out!

By looking at your profile?
(That's all the questions I can think of.)
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I think you mentioned fairly often that you're writing columns? Yes. I deliberately mentioned it A LOT when this puzzle started to languish, because that is the sort of writing that is relevant. I even posted a new puzzle whose statement refers to my column is this relevant? yesare the columns about education-related topics? yes--my general topic is higher educationare they always for the same journal? yes for an education-related journal? no
Relevant that you have to "fill" a given space with your column?f/a, I have a word limit, but I'm not told I have to fill exactly so many inches. so you cannot write as much as you may find appropriate for the topic but have to fit the text as good as possible to the size of the column? no
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Anyone who wants to know the answer to the question that interests me can find out in about a second. You should determine HOW he would find out!

By looking at your profile? no
(That's all the questions I can think of.)
HINT & RECAP: Add to the puzzle description that I write a monthly newspaper column on higher education. That's the only way higher education is relevant. So this peculiar interest is one that is the result if writing a monthly column.
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And suddenly the clouds part...

...does the interest have to do with "Fat Studies" classes that are slowly being offered at various Universities around the world? And this became the topic of your article...
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And suddenly the clouds part...

...does the interest have to do with "Fat Studies" classes that are slowly being offered at various Universities around the world? no And this became the topic of your article... irrel
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So your interest has to do with writing a regular column for the Providence RI paper? Or arose from writing said column?

Have you always been interested in this topic? Was there a specific trigger that made you interested, and if so, is it relevant?

Does it have to do with a person or people? A place or places? A thing or things?

Is the topic of interest something intangible?
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is your interest in something that occurs monthly? in astronomical phenomena? in the ways days and dates fall together? in some aspect of the calendar?

is your interest in sales figures for publications? in numbers of website hits? related to dates?

does this interest relate in some way to human behaviour? the way humans think? the way editors think?
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So your interest has to do with writing a regular column for the Providence RI paper? see next answer"Or arose from writing said column? yes

Have you always been interested in this topic? noWas there a specific trigger that made you interested, and if so, is it relevant? yes

Does it have to do with a person or people? no A place or places? noA thing or things? yesish

Is the topic of interest something intangible? yes
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is your interest in something that occurs monthly? yesin astronomical phenomena? noin the ways days and dates fall together? yes in some aspect of the calendar? yes

is your interest in sales figures for publications? no in numbers of website hits? norelated to dates? yes

does this interest relate in some way to human behaviour? no the way humans think? nothe way editors think? no
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Is the fact that it's a monthly column relevant? Is it published on a particular date each month (1st of the month, say)? A particular day (First Monday of the month)? Does the thing that occurs monthly have to do with your column? Education? Anything to do with the waiting period between turning it in and having it published?

Is a specific date relevant?

Anything to do with regular occurrences associated with the calendar -- like how the calendar repeats itself every 28 years, or how there is ALWAYS at least one Friday the 13th in a year and never more than three, or how Leap Days are occasionally dropped?
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Is the fact that it's a monthly column relevant? yes Is it published on a particular date each month (1st of the month, say)? noA particular day (First Monday of the month)? yes, the lasst Tuesday Does the thing that occurs monthly have to do with your column? yesEducation? Anything to do with the waiting period between turning it in and having it published? no

Is a specific date relevant? no--see previous set of answers

Anything to do with regular occurrences associated with the calendar -- like how the calendar repeats itself every 28 years no, or how there is ALWAYS at least one Friday the 13th in a year and never more than three no, or how Leap Days are occasionally dropped? no--when. By the way, thanks for these interesting bits of information!!
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Is your interest basically which date the last Tuesday of the current month is? The later the more time you've got to write your column? (from that point of view the June would be a perfect month this year ..)
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Is your interest basically which date the last Tuesday of the current month is? The later the more time you've got to write your column? (from that point of view the June would be a perfect month this year ..) yes

***SPOILER *************
Are any of you interested in what date the last Tuesday of the month falls on? You would be if you wrote a monthly column that was due on the previous Wednesday. A perfect month has 31 days, the last of which is a Tuesday. A crummy month ends on a Monday, and a February that ends on a Monday should not even be allowed to exist. Thanks for sticking with it, everyone, & for solving it, Sundowner, & please direct your needle-sharp minds to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.

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