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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mia's avarice prevented a crime.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was forest fires the crime?
Did one person or multiple people attempt the crime?
Was the crime intentional or unintentional?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was forest fires the crime? no
Did one person or multiple people attempt the crime? assume two people
Was the crime intentional or unintentional? intentional
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mia = H/A/F? surely Mia iz nawt doriana kitteh...is it someone doriana kitteh knows? real person? fictional? alive? dead? true story? FYOI? FSEI?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mia = H/A/F? yes, although her gender is not relevant surely Mia iz nawt doriana kitteh... correct is it someone doriana kitteh knows? no real person? no fictional? yes alive? for the context of the puzzle, yes dead? true story? FYOI? FSEI? this, though it might be based on true stories
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Was the crime: murder? theft? fraud? vandalism? drug related? assault? arson?

Did Mia personally know the two criminals?

Was Mia the victim? Was there a victim?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the crime: murder? theft? this fraud? vandalism? maybe this too drug related? assault? arson?

Did Mia personally know the two criminals? no

Was Mia the victim? no Was there a victim? there would have been one if she hadn't prevented the crime
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Burglary, or shoplifting relevant?

Were the criminals intending to steal something in particular?
Did they break into or trespass into a place? A building? House? Or had they been prevented from doing so?

Did Mia personally know the intended victim?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Burglary, or shoplifting relevant? yes, burglary

Were the criminals intending to steal something in particular? no
Did they break into or trespass into a place? A building? House?
Or had they been prevented from doing so? this

Did Mia personally know the intended victim? yes
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant exactly what was going to be stolen? Where it was going to be stolen from?
Did Mia get hold of the to-be-stolen stuff before the criminals could?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was Mia the intended victim? (just checking, as you could truthfully answer 'yes' to that last if she was, lol)

if not, was the victim H/A/M? H/A/F? Related to Mia: biologically? through marriage? dating? just friends?
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Is it relevant exactly what was going to be stolen? no Where it was going to be stolen from? yes
Did Mia get hold of the to-be-stolen stuff before the criminals could? no

was Mia the intended victim? no (just checking, as you could truthfully answer 'yes' to that last if she was, lol)

if not, was the victim H/A/M? H/A/F? H/A/irrel Related to Mia: biologically? through marriage? dating? just friends? no to all
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Did Mia dislike the intended victim? Did Mia intend to commit a crime? Gambling relevant?
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Did Mia dislike the intended victim? irrel Did Mia intend to commit a crime? no Gambling relevant? no
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Is the time period relevant? time of day relevant? Did the entirety of the puzzle occur in one day?

Is the puzzle title relevant? If so, would it be helpful to find the connection between the title and the puzzle statement? Should we focus on something else for now?
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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires?" doez they haz smokey teh bear in germinee, doriana kitteh? haz been long tiem since I seez himz...
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the time period relevant? modern day time of day relevant? no, only in so far that most burglaries occur at dusk or night Did the entirety of the puzzle occur in one day? NO - good q

Is the puzzle title relevant? no If so, would it be helpful to find the connection between the title and the puzzle statement? no Should we focus on something else for now? Finding out about Mia's and the vicitim's relationship would help you a lot. So far, we've established that they're not biologically related, not married, not dating and not friends.

"Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires?" not relevant... doez they haz smokey teh bear in germinee, doriana kitteh? haz been long tiem since I seez himz... Iz nawt haz smokey teh bear, but akshelly iz nawt haz manee forest fiurz in germinee. maybe iz teh bear himselvz who iz cawsez dem, lol :D
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did Mia know the intended victim?

was the intended victim a neighbour? work colleague? did they go to the same church?
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did Mia know the intended victim? yes

was the intended victim a neighbour? yes! work colleague? did they go to the same church?
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi! I'm new at this forum, so if I'm doing things wrong, please feel free to chop off my head with a blunt axe. Otherwise I'll never learn. ;)

Had Mia neglected to pay something? Or do something else that would have cost her money? Should she have repaired something?

Were they neighbours as in living in houses next to each other? Adjecent appartments? The same building? Area? Did her neighbour like her? And vice versa? Relevant?

Was the burglary/theft going to take place in her neighbour's home?
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Hi! I'm new at this forum, so if I'm doing things wrong, please feel free to chop off my head with a blunt axe. Otherwise I'll never learn. ;) Hi and welcome to the Forum, Jondahr (: ! *getting my axe ready*

Had Mia neglected to pay something? no Or do something else that would have cost her money? not neglected, but she didn't do something that would cost her money Should she have repaired something? no

Were they neighbours as in living in houses next to each other? probably this Adjecent appartments? The same building? Area? Did her neighbour like her? irrel And vice versa? irrel Relevant? so, no

Was the burglary/theft going to take place in her neighbour's home? yep
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Was Mia at home when the burglary was due to take place? Did she see the burglars?

Did the burglars get into the house? Did they get as far as the door? Window? Close enough to see the house? Were they caught? Or did they give up? Was there nothing there to steal?

The thing that Mia didn't do, did she fail to do it at several occations? Or just once? Was she supposed to do it a long time ago?
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Was Mia at home when the burglary was due to take place? irrel, and that's a good question! Did she see the burglars? assume no

Did the burglars get into the house? no Did they get as far as the door? possibly Window? possibly Close enough to see the house? possiby Were they caught? no Or did they give up? this Was there nothing there to steal? no, there was something

The thing that Mia didn't do, did she fail to do it at several occations? this Or just once? no Was she supposed to do it a long time ago? no
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

aww, doriana kitteh, be nice to teh new kitteh! *givz jondahr teh cheezburgur of welcomes* hai, I iz kaylee kitteh =) welcome to teh LTPF, we is all friends!!
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aww, doriana kitteh, be nice to teh new kitteh! *givz jondahr teh cheezburgur of welcomes* hai, I iz kaylee kitteh =) welcome to teh LTPF, we iz all friends!!
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(*pokes the double post* huh. silly interwebz!)
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did Mia choose not to do something to her own home? install a burglar alarm? fix her lighting? maintain her property in some way?

did she choose not to spend money? give money away?

did she save something? like, did she collect bottles for recycling?
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did Mia choose not to do something to her own home? install a burglar alarm? fix her lighting? maintain her property in some way? no to these

did she choose not to spend money? yes give money away? no

did she save something? like, did she collect bottles for recycling? no to these
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So the burglars realized they wouldn't be able to go through with the burglary, because of something they saw? Heard? Were told? Smelled?? Felt? Something to do with the house? Garden (if there is one)? On the way to the house? The house of Mia?

Btw, did the burglars know who Mia was?
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So the burglars realized they wouldn't be able to go through with the burglary, because of something they saw? noish, there might be a minor FA (false assumption) Heard? Were told? Smelled?? Felt? no to rest Something to do with the house? yep! Garden (if there is one)? no On the way to the house? no The house of Mia? no

Btw, did the burglars know who Mia was? no
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Was the item to be stolen located inside the house?
Particular room relevant? Anything else located in the house relevant?
Did Mia put or leave something in the house? Did she take something?
The burglars gave up because: they thought it would be difficult to enter the house? they thought it would be difficult to steal the item? They thought it would be difficult to exit the house?
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did Mia live in an apartment? a house?
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Was the item to be stolen located inside the house? yes
Particular room relevant? Anything else located in the house relevant? no to both
Did Mia put or leave something in the house? no Did she take something? yes, although not in the house - good q
The burglars gave up because: they thought it would be difficult to enter the house? they thought it would be difficult to steal the item? They thought it would be difficult to exit the house? no to all

did Mia live in an apartment? a house? assume a house
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Did the burglars have trouble finding the right house? Aha! Did Mia steal the I in her neighbour's roman housenumber to replace the one she had lost in her own? :p
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Did the burglars give up because they thought they would be caught?
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Did the burglars have trouble finding the right house? no Aha! Did Mia steal the I in her neighbour's roman housenumber to replace the one she had lost in her own? :p hehe, no

Did the burglars give up because they thought they would be caught? yesish
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Did the burglars think they might be caught because of something they saw? heard? at Mia's house? the victim's house? Mia's yard? the victim's yard? the street? Was Mia at the victim's house?
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Did the burglars think they might be caught because of something they saw? yes heard? no at Mia's house? no the victim's house? yes Mia's yard? the victim's yard? the street? Was Mia at the victim's house? no to rest
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Did they think somebody was at home? That the victim had a dog? That she had a burglaralarm?
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Did they think somebody was at home? yes That the victim had a dog? That she had a burglaralarm? no to these
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Did they see something through a window? At the door? On the roof? On the walls of the house? Outside the house?

Was the victim supposed to be on vacation, and the milk bottles/newspaper/something like that should have been piling up on the steps were gone cause Mia had stolen it?
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Did they see something through a window? At the door? On the roof? On the walls of the house? Outside the house? see below

Was the victim supposed to be on vacation, and the milk bottles/newspaper/something like that should have been piling up on the steps were gone cause Mia had stolen it? Ding ding ding, we have a winner! (:

********SPOILER********
One evening, two burglars are driving around in Mia's neighbourhood, looking for houses where newspapers are piling up - a good sign that their owners are on vacation.

Mia's neighbours have a newspaper subscription whereas Mia doesn't. Every time they're on holiday, she takes their daily paper so that she doesn't have to buy it. So, when the burglars pass by, they assume that Mia's neighbours are at home and decide not to break into their house.


Nice work, Jondahr, Ciaobella and everyone else who played! (:
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*givz cheezburgur to everybody!*
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Yay! Great puzzle! :D Guess I escape the axe for now...
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I'll make sure to steal all my neighbours' papers, ahem, to prevent any future burglaries.
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That's pretty funny. I liked the puzzle!

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