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Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 3:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A masked man enters a home, grabs an air fresher, and runs away as fast as he can.
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he stealing it?
Did a alarm go off?
did someone/something see him?
Man = H/A/M?
Did he want the air freshener?
Did he need the air freshener?
Was it his home?
Halloween related?
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was he stealing it? yes
Did a alarm go off? no
did someone/something see him? possibly
Man = H/A/M? yes
Did he want the air freshener? yes
Did he need the air freshener? yope
Was it his home? no
Halloween related?no
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Did he mistake the air freshener for something valuable? Is he a burglar?
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Did he mistake the air freshener for something valuable? No

Is he a burglar?yes

be wary of false assumptions
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Was he flatulent? malodorous? Had he just made diahrrea? non diahrrea-poop? urination?
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Was he flatulent? malodorous? Had he just made diahrrea? non diahrrea-poop? urination? none of these
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is the reason he stole the air freshener relevant?
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air freshener = little container that releases an aerosol with a more or less pleasant smell when pressed? or something completely different?
Is the shape of the air freshener relevant?
Its size?
Did he plan to use the air freshener? in the usual way?
Did the air freshener resemble something else?
Did the man want to prove a point by stealing the air freshener?
Did he just want to remove it from this house?
(did it carry fingerprints that were left on some previous occasion?)
Relevant what sort of air freshener?
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is the reason he stole the air freshener relevant? yes

air freshener = little container that releases an aerosol with a more or less pleasant smell when pressed? no or something completely different? this one

Is the shape of the air freshener relevant? no
Its size? no
Did he plan to use the air freshener? irr in the usual way? FA
Did the air freshener resemble something else? yope
Did the man want to prove a point by stealing the air freshener? no
Did he just want to remove it from this house? yes
(did it carry fingerprints that were left on some previous occasion?)no
Relevant what sort of air freshener? yes

be careful of FA's
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Was it poporee?
Did he do it in order to protect the person/people he was stealing it from? To protect himself?
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Was it poporee? no
Did he do it in order to protect the person/people he was stealing it from? no To protect himself? yes
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Could this sort of air fresher be sold at a normal grocery/discount store? If so, would it be on the shelves next to the "StickUps" and "PlugIns"?
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Could this sort of air fresher be sold at a normal grocery/discount store? If so, would it be on the shelves next to the "StickUps" and "PlugIns"? no to both
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Was the air freshener a candle? or in the shape of a candle? Anything to do with those candles where the bottom comes out and you can store valuables inside? Was the air freshener also a container?
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Was the air freshener a candle? noor in the shape of a candle? no Anything to do with those candles where the bottom comes out and you can store valuables inside? no but getting closer

Was the air freshener also a container? yesish, be careful of FA
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Was being an air freshener the primary (or only) intended purpose for which the stolen item was manufactured?

Was the thief intending to use the item as an air freshener?
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Was being an air freshener the primary (or only) intended purpose for which the stolen item was manufactured?

Was the thief intending to use the item as an air freshener?

no to both
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Was the air freshener significantly more valuable than a standard air fresener? Was it made of a valuable material? Did he intend to sell it? Use it for medical purposes?
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Was the air freshener significantly more valuable than a standard air fresener? yes
Was it made of a valuable material? yope Did he intend to sell it? Possibly, but irr Use it for medical purposes? no
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Would a courtesy flush have sufficed?
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Would a courtesy flush have sufficed? no
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did the thief know when he entered the home that he was going to take the air freshener?
Had he seen it before?
Was the air freshener going to be used as evidence against him?
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did the thief know when he entered the home that he was going to take the air freshener?
Had he seen it before?
Was the air freshener going to be used as evidence against him?
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did the thief know when he entered the home that he was going to take the air freshener? he knew when he saw it that he would take it
Had he seen it before? yesish
Was the air freshener going to be used as evidence against him? yope
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Had he seen one like it before? Had he seen it (or one like it?) in a picture? online?

Just to check, was he wearing a mask because he was a thief? Was it by any chance Halloween? Was he wearing the mask for any reason other than to attempt to protect himself from eventual prosecution?

Did anything relevant happen before he entered the house? between his entering the house and his grabbing the air freshener? between grabbing the air freshener and leaving the house? after he left the house?

Had he been in the house before he stole the air freshener? Did he rob the house prior to the 'visit' described in the puzzle statement? Does he know the people who lived at the house? Does he live at the house? Did he ever live at the house? Was he robbing the house? or did he go to the house specifically to take this item? or for some other reason?

Is the air freshener especially valuable only to him? Is it especially valuable to law enforcement officials? To the owners of the house? Is it intrinsically valuable (for example, made of precious gems)?
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Had he seen one like it before? yes Had he seen it (or one like it?) yes in a picture? no online? no


Just to check, was he wearing a mask because he was a thief? yes Was it by any chance Halloween? no Was he wearing the mask for any reason other than to attempt to protect himself from eventual prosecution? no

Did anything relevant happen before he entered the house? yesish between his entering the house and his grabbing the air freshener? noish between grabbing the air freshener and leaving the house? no after he left the house? no

Had he been in the house before he stole the air freshener? no Did he rob the house prior to the 'visit' described in the puzzle statement? no Does he know the people who lived at the house? no Does he live at the house? no Did he ever live at the house? no Was he robbing the house? yes or did he go to the house specifically to take this item? yope or for some other reason? yope

Is the air freshener especially valuable only to him? no Is it especially valuable to law enforcement officials? yes To the owners of the house? yes Is it intrinsically valuable (for example, made of precious gems)? I would say yes, but that may lead to to an FA
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Does the air freshener a container for something else?
Did he go into the house with the intention of stealing just the air freshener?
Or was it something he stole along the way?
Is it the kind of air freshener you spray or you leave lying around?
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Does the air freshener a container for something else? yes is the best answer

Did he go into the house with the intention of stealing just the air freshener? yes
Or was it something he stole along the way? no
Is it the kind of air freshener you spray no or you leave lying around? more of this kind
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Is the air freshener electronic? (Like you plug into a wall), or one of those plastic ones with stuff inside?
Was it once originally an air freshener?
Does it contain a liquid? Solid?
Is this liquid/solid valuable?
Is the actual container itself valuable?
Would I be able to find a normal-version of this air freshener at a store?
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Double post**
I realized that you answered my last question already. Sorry.

Also, is his only / main intent just to remove the air freshener from the house?
Is it a car air freshener?
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Is the air freshener electronic? (Like you plug into a wall), this one or one of those plastic ones with stuff inside?

Was it once originally an air freshener? no
Does it contain a liquid? no Solid? yes
Is this liquid/solid valuable? yes
Is the actual container itself valuable? yes
Would I be able to find a normal-version of this air freshener at a store? which type of store?


be careful of FA
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You skipped over a few of my questions, I'll repost:

Is his only / main intent just to remove the air freshener from the house?
Can you buy cartridges to refill this air freshener?
Relevant?
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You skipped over a few of my questions, I'll repost:

Is his only / main intent just to remove the air freshener from the house?
Can you buy cartridges to refill this air freshener?
Relevant?
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Is his only / main intent just to remove the air freshener from the house? define only and main intent - be very specific in terms of the action you are asking about

Can you buy cartridges to refill this air freshener? no Relevant? Knowing more about the air freshner is very relevant
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Does he only want to remove the air freshener from the house, or does he plan on doing something with it afterwards?
Is it a bomb?
Does the mask have any significance other than displaying that he is a burglar?
Is there anyone else involved that is relevant?
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Does he only want to remove the air freshener from the house, or does he plan on doing something with it afterwards? The important idea is that he wants to remove it from the house. Its irrelevant to the puzzle what happens afterward, but as a hint, I'll tell you he does do something with it

Is it a bomb? no

Does the mask have any significance other than displaying that he is a burglar? No - not other than the reason burglars wear masks anyway

Is there anyone else involved that is relevant? Yes - the obvious other party
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Runs away = out of the house?
Does he open the air freshener?
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Runs away = out of the house? yes
Does he open the air freshener? no
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Oh boy.. I am stuck.
Hint, please? :D
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These are the best questions so far

Was being an air freshener the primary (or only) intended purpose for which the stolen item was manufactured? no

Was the thief intending to use the item as an air freshener? no

Was the air freshener significantly more valuable than a standard air fresener? yes

Did he intend to sell it? Possibly, but irr

did the thief know when he entered the home that he was going to take the air freshener? he knew when he saw it that he would take it

Was the air freshener going to be used as evidence against him? yope

did he go to the house specifically to take this item? yope

Is the air freshener especially valuable only to him? no Is it especially valuable to law enforcement officials? yes To the owners of the house? yes Is it intrinsically valuable (for example, made of precious gems)? I would say yes, but that may lead to to an FA

Is the air freshener electronic? (Like you plug into a wall) this one


Was it once originally an air freshener? no


**You would not find this air freshner at a thrift or drug store**
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Is the air freshener valuable to law enforcement officials only because of its potential help in creating a case against the thief? Is it valuable to the owners solely because of its sentimental value? Is the air freshener held in something that is valuable? Is it held in something that is intrinsically valuable (e.g. a gold candle holder)? Does it hold something valuable?

Would you be able to find this air freshener at a hardware store? a department store (e.g. Sears or J.C. Penney)? Wallyworld or Target? an electronics store (e.g. Best Buy or the erstwhile Circuit City :-( )? an antiques store? a store that sells personal/home security paraphernalia? a high-end boutique?
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Is it a security camera disguised as an air freshener?
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Ah! I bet it's a security camera..
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Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***Spoiler***

Is it a security camera disguised as an air freshener? yes

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/10/webcam.home.invasion/#cnnSTCText

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