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Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 8:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why did they arrest the puzzler?
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 9:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzler - someone who invented a puzzle? Played a prank?

Was the puzzler H?A?M? Relevant?

Was the puzzler actually arrested? If so, was the charge serious?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzler - someone who invented a puzzle? This, for svv of invented. Played a prank? No.

Was the puzzler H? Yes. A? Yes. M? Irr. Relevant? No.

Was the puzzler actually arrested? Yes. If so, was the charge serious? Yes.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the relevant puzzle a lateral puzzle? If so: Posted on lateralpuzzles.com? Somewhere else? Simply told some people, like in the good old times?

Did the puzzler actually commit a crime?

Was the puzzler arrested by the police?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the relevant puzzle a lateral puzzle? No. If so: Posted on lateralpuzzles.com? Somewhere else? This. Simply told some people, like in the good old times? No.

Did the puzzler actually commit a crime? No.

Was the puzzler arrested by the police? No.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle posted on the WWW? In Usenet? IRC? Another online service? Or is it posted offline, e.g. on a wall?

Is the puzzler the person who posted the puzzle? Someone trying to solve it? The admin of the website etc. where it is posted?

Is the puzzler charged with a crime?

Was the puzzler arrested by some military organization? By an intelligence service? Some other governmental institution? By a private person or organization?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle posted on the WWW? In Usenet? IRC? Another online service? None of the above. Or is it posted offline Yes., e.g. on a wall? But not this.

Is the puzzler the person who posted the puzzle? This. Someone trying to solve it? No. The admin of the website etc. where it is posted? No.

Is the puzzler charged with a crime? No.

Was the puzzler arrested by some military organization? By an intelligence service? This. Some other governmental institution? By a private person or organization? None of the others.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do those arresting the puzzler think the puzzler is a spy? Helping spies? Is a terrorist? Helping terrorists? Is a political activist against government interests? Helping such activists? Is planning a crime?

Do they misunderstand something about the puzzler? About the puzzle?

Is the puzzler interrogated? Searched? Fingerprinted and photographed? Is he released again after some time?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do those arresting the puzzler think the puzzler is a spy? Yes. Helping spies? Yes. Is a terrorist? Helping terrorists? Is a political activist against government interests? Helping such activists? Is planning a crime? No to the others.

Do they misunderstand something about the puzzler? Yes. About the puzzle? Yes.

Is the puzzler interrogated? Yes. Searched? No. Fingerprinted and photographed? No. Is he released again after some time? Yes.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the puzzle involve locating something?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they think the puzzle is in fact part of encoded communication between spies?

Is the puzzle posted in a newspaper? A magazine?

What is the amount of time between the arrest and the release of the puzzler? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years?

Is the puzzler in fact a spy? Helping spies?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they think the puzzle is in fact part of encoded communication between spies? Yes.

Is the puzzle posted in a newspaper? This. A magazine?

What is the amount of time between the arrest and the release of the puzzler? Minutes? Hours? Days? Hours to days. Weeks? Months? Years?

Is the puzzler in fact a spy? Helping spies? No to both.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You forgot my question, please :-))
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the puzzle involve locating something? Oops. No.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 1:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle part of the editorial content of the newspaper? Maybe a crossword puzzle? Or is it something sent in by a reader? An advertisment? A letter to the editor?

Is the chain of events roughly the following: Someone working for an intelligence service sees the puzzle. He notices something about it which made him think it is/contains secret communications of a spy. The intelligence service finds out who posted the puzzle and arrests this person ("the puzzler"). The puzzler is interrogated and is soon able to give an explanation about the suspicious content that convinces the intelligence service the puzzler is probably no spy. So he is released again.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle part of the editorial content of the newspaper? Maybe a crossword puzzle? This. Or is it something sent in by a reader? An advertisment? A letter to the editor?

Is the chain of events roughly the following: Someone working for an intelligence service sees the puzzle. He notices something about it which made him think it is/contains secret communications of a spy. The intelligence service finds out who posted the puzzle and arrests this person ("the puzzler"). The puzzler is interrogated and is soon able to give an explanation about the suspicious content that convinces the intelligence service the puzzler is probably no spy. So he is released again.

Got it.

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Spoiler

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Shortly before D-Day, several crossword puzzles in the London newspapers had suspicious clues. One puzzle used "Overlord," the term for the entire invasion of France. Another included "Utah," and "Sword," the codenames of two invasion beaches. The puzzlers were grilled by British intelligence, who found that the clues were coincidental, and also realized that there wasn't really any way for the Germans to tell what those words meant.

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