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Visconti (Visconti)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was his first attempt, but he was determined to discover the secret, even if he had to go it alone.
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His = He 1 = He 2? Did he go it alone? He = H? A? M? Is his job relevant? Is space relevant? Is exploration relevant?
Visconti (Visconti)
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His = He 1 = He 2? Yes Did he go it alone? Yes He = H? A? M? Boy, Age 7 Is his job relevant? no Is space relevant? Yes, but careful of FA Is exploration relevant? Yes, but careful of FA
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Douglas Adams relevant?
Hitchhikers relevant?
Is the secret something that was purposely coverd up or hidden?
Or a secret of science or archaeology?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Douglas Adams relevant? no
Hitchhikers relevant? no
Is the secret something that was purposely coverd up or hidden? yes
Or a secret of science or archaeology? no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story? FYOI? FSEI? If any of the two latter, could it have happened?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Is this a true story? yes FYOI? FSEI? (not sure what this means, but it's a true story)If any of the two latter, could it have happened?
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FYOI/FSEI "from your own/someone else's imagination
Eli (Eli)
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Is this a known story? Or something that happened to you or someone you know?

Era relavant? Location? Is it relevant that it's a boy? Could this have happened if he was younger? much older?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a known story? no Or something that happened to you no or someone you know? this

Era relavant? kind of, it happened 2 weeks ago Location? no Is it relevant that it's a boy? no Could this have happened if he was younger? not really much older? not under the circumstances of this situation
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Was it something not normally done alone?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Was it something not normally done alone? No
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Is the SECRET something kept from the Boy?
Is the SECRET simply understanding the Boy lacks?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Is the SECRET something kept from the Boy? Yes
Is the SECRET simply understanding the Boy lacks? No
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Is the boy adopted and trying to discover his real parents?
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Is the boy adopted and trying to discover his real parents? no
Eli (Eli)
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Is the secret a real secret? like some hidden money? or jewellery? Or is the secret something that only a child would appreciate?

Any other people relevant? relevant who hides the secret from the boy?
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Is a game involved?
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Is a game involved?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Is the secret a real secret? yes like some hidden money? or jewellery? Or is the secret something that only a child would appreciate? the last one

Any other people relevant? yope relevant who hides the secret from the boy? yope

Is a game involved? yes
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Is the boy playing Clue?
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Is the boy playing Clue? no
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Is the game a published game?
or a made-up game?
Are the other people just facilitating the game?
Are the other people playing the game?
Is the object of the secret a real item that can be held by the child?
Does the child get to keep the object of the secret?
Is the word "galaxy" relevant?
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Is the game a published game? yes
or a made-up game?
Are the other people just facilitating the game? no
Are the other people playing the game? no
Is the object of the secret a real item that can be held by the child? no
Does the child get to keep the object of the secret? yes
Is the word "galaxy" relevant? yes
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Is the boy playing "Super Mario Galaxy"?
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Is the boy playing "Super Mario Galaxy"? yes, the secret is in super mario galaxy, but that doesn't solve this lateral puzzle. his first 'attempt' wasn't at playing the game, what was he attempting to do? and what do you make of 'he had to go it alone'?
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Is the boy playing...
"Super Mario Galaxy" ?
"Super Mario Galaxy 2" ?
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Is the boy playing...
"Super Mario Galaxy" ?
"Super Mario Galaxy 2" ? this, but not really relevant, could be either
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Does the secret involve getting star-bits, coins, lives?
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Does the secret involve getting star-bits this, coins, lives?
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Was the boy attempting to get all the stars to unlock Luigi?
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Was the boy attempting to get all the stars to unlock Luigi? No. Just one. The solution to this puzzle takes place outside of the game - no knowledge of the game is necessary to continue on with this puzzle.
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Was he trying to find information about the secret? On the internet? Elsewhere?
Visconti (Visconti)
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Was he trying to find information about the secret? yes On the internet? yes! Elsewhere?

...feel this is enough to:

************** SPOILER *************
Thought this might be a better puzzle, but... The other day my 7 year old son, who had previously not been allowed on the internet, decided he was going to take it upon himself to get on the computer and try to figure out how to get a star for a level he was stuck in on Super Mario Galaxy 2. He had seen me search for videos on youtube showing how to get stars so he kind of knew what to do. Wife told me he got onto youtube, typed in the level, and was watching the video before we noticed. So.. youtube was the 'guide to the galaxy'.

So... now I have him being on the internet to worry about.

Thanks for playing, thought it might go longer, but it's tough to answer questions like 'is galaxy relevant?'. It is, but not to the meat of the puzzle.
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Cute(:
Gameczar (Gameczar)
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It was fun. Thanks for the puzzle Visconti. By the way your puzzle became a family affair. I was grilling my kids about secrets in Super Mario Galaxy.

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