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Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

However hard they tried, they didn't find them
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Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could they have found them? Or was it impossible?

They- HAM? They 1=They 2? Is them: people? Animals? Objects? Ideas?
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Could they have found them? yes Or was it impossible? no

They- HAM? yes, no, irrelevant They 1=They 2? yesIs them: people? no Animals? no Objects? yes Ideas? no
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Did they want to find them?

So "they" are children, right? Is a game going on? Are they in school? Is this a scavenger hunt? Are the objects of varying shapes and sizes? Or more than one of the same object?
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Did they want to find them? yes

So "they" are children, right? yes Is a game going on? no Are they in school? no Is this a scavenger hunt? no Are the objects of varying shapes and sizes? yes Or more than one of the same object? no
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Coult they see the objects? but failed to recognize them? Or were they hidden from view? Are the objects bigger than: bateria? The point on this question mark? A fingernail? Mouse? Bread box? Bigger than them? Did they look in the wrong places? Were they mislead? Real physical objects? Or images on paper? Or in a computer?
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Coult they see the objects? possibly, possibly not but failed to recognize them? if they did see them they failed to recognize them Or were they hidden from view? again it's possible Are the objects bigger than: bateria? yes The point on this question mark? yes A fingernail? yes Mouse? this size upwards Bread box? yes Bigger than them? probably not that much bigger than a breadbox Did they look in the wrong places? yes Were they mislead? yope Real physical objects? yes Or images on paper? no Or in a computer? no
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the objects deliberately hidden from the children? Or were they just lost?
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Were the objects deliberately hidden from the children? where they were placed was quite deliberate Or were they just lost? no
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Were they looking for a manufactured item? Food? Something alive?

Were they indoors? Outdoors? Location otherwise relevant?

Is anyone besides the children relevant? Did a person hide something from them? If so, was it someone they knew?
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Were they looking for a manufactured item? yes, plural Food? possibly, but not just food Something alive? no

Were they indoors? this one Outdoors? Location otherwise relevant? geographical location not relevant

Is anyone besides the children relevant? yes Did a person hide something from them? yesIf so, was it someone they knew? yes
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be away for a week from tomorrow. Not sure whether I'll have much internet access.
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Were the items hidden by an adult?
Their parents?
Other relative?
Teacher?

Or was it another child?
A sibling?
A friend?
A child that was angry with the searching children?
Or one who generally didn't get along with?

Did whoever hid the items do it to punish the children?
To tease them?

Were (some of) the items things the children had used before?
If so, did they do so regularly?
Have they never used them before?
Or are they new?

Are the items supposed to be presents/surprises for the children and whoever hid them didn't want them to see them before a certain time?

Are the children in a hurry?
Do they need the items immediately?
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome to the forum

Were the items hidden by an adult? yes
Their parents? yes
Other relative?
Teacher?

Or was it another child?
A sibling?
A friend?
A child that was angry with the searching children?
Or one who generally didn't get along with? none of these

Did whoever hid the items do it to punish the children? not at all
To tease them?

Were (some of) the items things the children had used before? no
If so, did they do so regularly?
Have they never used them before? this one
Or are they new? yes

Are the items supposed to be presents/surprises for the children and whoever hid them didn't want them to see them before a certain time? correct

Are the children in a hurry? not necessarily
Do they need the items immediately? no
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks! :-)

Are the children looking for their Easter presents?
Christmas presents?
Birthday presents?
Gifts associated with a different holiday? Or occasion?
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the children looking for their Easter presents?
Christmas presents? this one
Birthday presents?
Gifts associated with a different holiday? Or occasion?
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the children wanted to see their presents before the actual gift giving?

And their parents had known that they would look for them and said something that set them on the wrong track so they'd look only in certain places although the presents were somewhere else?

And since the children didn't expect to find their presents in a place other than, let's say their parents' bedroom, it could be that they had already seen them in, let's say the living room, but it didn't occur to them that these are their presents because they had to be in the bedroom?

So the presents could well be right behind them (reference to the title) when the children were in the living room but they didn't realize it because, in their mind, nothing that's not in the bedroom can be a present?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the children wanted to see their presents before the actual gift giving? yes

And their parents had known that they would look for them yes and said something that set them on the wrong track so they'd look only in certain places although the presents were somewhere else? no

And since the children didn't expect to find their presents in a place other than, let's say their parents' bedroom, it could be that they had already seen them in, no let's say the living room, but it didn't occur to them that these are their presents because they had to be in the bedroom? nope

So the presents could well be right behind them yes(reference to the title) when the children were in the living room no but they didn't realize it because, in their mind, nothing that's not in the bedroom can be a present? nope
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe that's a little far out, but... Did the parents (knowing the children would consider that way too obvious to believe that's the real place) truthfully told them where to find the presents and the children looked everywhere but there thinking their parents would never give away the place prematurely?
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe that's a little far out, but... Did the parents (knowing the children would consider that way too obvious to believe that's the real place)yes truthfully told them where to find the presents no and the children looked everywhere but there yes thinking their parents would never give away the place prematurely? they just knew they were hidden, but they didn't find them
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the presents lying underneath the Christmas tree all the time?
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the presents lying underneath the Christmas tree all the time? no, but the right sort of thinking
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the presents in the closet? In the stockings? In the children's rooms? Under their beds? The parents' bed? Were the parents holding them? Had the presents been wrapped yet?
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 8:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the presents in the closet? yes In the stockings? In the children's rooms? yes Under their beds? The parents' bed? Were the parents holding them? Had the presents been wrapped yet?

******** SPOILER **********

Simple story - the mother of the story told how she hid the children's Christmas presents in their own closets, knowing that they wouldn't look in there. Maybe their clothes 'lived' on the floor and it was only her who put them away. She also 'hid' newly made cookies in the cookie jar, and would laugh at their attempts to hunt throughout the entire kitchen for them, anywhere but where they belonged
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Well done
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle!

Am I the only one who is reminded of The Purloined Letter a little bit?

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