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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nevina said, "Two is less than one but more than zero." What was she talking about??
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Do all the numbers refer to the actual numbers? To X of that object?

Is Nevina's statement correct (given the as-yet-unknown context)?
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quarters?
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Do all the numbers refer to the actual numbers? yes To X of that object? yes

Is Nevina's statement correct (given the as-yet-unknown context)? yes
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quarters? no
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Do they all refer to the same object? Is the object tangible? If so, bigger than a finger? hand? loaf of bread? chair? table? car? house? Is it made from [LTPF list of materials]?

Is Nevina H/A/F? Relevant? Anything relevant about her?
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Is two = two halves?
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Do they all refer to the same object? yesIs the object tangible? yesIf so, bigger than a finger?yes hand? yesloaf of bread? yeschair?some chairs but not others table?some tables but not otherscar? nohouse? no Is it made from [LTPF list of materials]? Flesh & blood!

Is Nevina H yes/A possibly/F? yes Relevant? yes, yes,noAnything relevant about her?no
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Is two = two halves? no
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Are the "objects" people? animals?
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Are the "objects" people? yesanimals? see previous answer
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is the gender of the two and the one relevant?

is she saying that two of one type of person is less important/worthy/useful than one of another?

is she quoting some sort of tariff? like seats in planes? or fairground rides?
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is the gender of the two and the one relevant? it can work for any gender combination}

is she saying that two of one type of person is less important yes/worthy no/useful no than one of another?

is she quoting some sort of tariff? nolike seats in planes? no or fairground rides? no
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Are the two people who are less than one person connected in any way? If so: by profession? Blood? Birthplace? Age? Gender? Looks?
Could one of these two be that "one"?
Anything besides importance relevant?
Two managers are worse than one but better than none?
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Are the two people who are less than one person connected in any way? yes If so: by profession? irrel Blood? irrel Birthplace? irrelAge? They are probably but not necessarily fairly close in age. Gender? They are probably but not necessarily the same gender. Looks? no
Could one of these two be that "one"? yesish
Anything besides importance relevant? noish
Two managers are worse than one but better than none? no (I think that two managers are apt to be worse than none!)
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Does the two have power over people? Does the one? Are they celebrities? Did this happen in modern times? Relevant?
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Does the two have power over people? no or noishDoes the one? ditto Are they celebrities? irrel Did this happen in modern times? irrel Relevant? no
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HINT: Focus on the fact that 2 are less important than 1.
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is the importance of the two related to something they (or one of them) says? does?

is it related to how they are perceived by others?

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
politics? religion? health? healthcare? law? education? race? nationality? hobbies? pets? romance? art? literature? military matters? jobs? music? the media?
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is the importance of the two related to something they (or one of them) says? yope does? yope

is it related to how they are perceived by others? yes

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
politics? no religion? no health? nohealthcare? no law? noeducation? no race? nonationality? nohobbies? nopets? no romance? yes art? noliterature? nomilitary matters? nojobs? nomusic? no the media? no
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does this relate to how a romantically involved couple are preceived by others? that they are sometimes treated more like one person than two separate people?
does it relate to how the law treats them? how society treats them?
if a couple is relevant - does it have to be a married couple? engaged? dating?

does this relate to tax? finance in any way?
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does this relate to how a romantically involved couple are preceived by others? yopethat they are sometimes treated more like one person than two separate people? no
does it relate to how the law treats them? no how society treats them? no
if a couple is relevant - does it have to be a married couple? engaged? dating?dating

does this relate to tax? no finance in any way? no
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In the puzzle statement it says:
Two is less than one but more than zero.

does the 'two' relate to two people who are dating each other? two people who are dating the same other person? or wanting to?

is this in any way related to the saying, 'two's company, three's a crowd'?

does she mean that if you are dating one person only then that person is likely to be more important to you than if you are dating two at the same time?
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In the puzzle statement it says:
Two is less than one but more than zero.

does the 'two' relate to two people who are dating each other? no two people who are dating the same other person? yesor wanting to? no

is this in any way related to the saying, 'two's company, three's a crowd'? no

does she mean that if you are dating one person only then that person is likely to be more important to you than if you are dating two at the same time? yes

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

Oh, how humiliating! Clever Hannah is too clever for this puzzle! When Nevina, who is attracted to Frank, heard that he had 2 girlfriends, she said, "That's less than one but more than zero," because if he had only one, the relationship would probably be more serious & the prospects even worse for Nevina. Please check out my new, harder (??) puzzle!!
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Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't feel humiliated -- that's a very clever (and accurate) puzzle!
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Thanks! This line was going to be in one of my short stories, but it didn't make it into the published version.
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Funnily enough, I've also heard this expression used by police detectives. Having two suspects for a crime is better than none, but they would much rather have just one.

Also funny, I suppose, that I'm posting this over two years after anyone would ever conceivably read it. Yeah.
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I think Nimue ran the "suspects" version of the 1>2>0 puzzle as well.

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