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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They have an advantage over other members of their class.
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Class: taxonomy relevant? Education relevant? "They" = H/A/M? animals/plants/fungi/bacteria/viruses/whatever else?

Kittehz? =) because they can haz cheezburgur, soli kitteh?
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Social class?
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Class: taxonomy relevant?no Education relevant?Yes "They" = H/A/M? animals/plants/fungi/bacteria/viruses/whatever else? Human, not adult, both M & F

Kittehz? =)No, see above because they can haz cheezburgur, soli kitteh? only if I have one, too! =0)
Social class? n.r.
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Race relevant?
Private v. public schooling?
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Race relevant? No
Private v. public schooling? No - could be either.
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of course, what we call "private" school, our British friends call "public" school, and what they call "private", we call "homeschooling"...o.o hrm...is that relevant?
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of course, what we call "private" school, our British friends call "public" school, and what they call "private", we call "homeschooling"...o.o hrm...is that relevant? No; think maybe there is a slight FA.
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does the class in the puzzle statement refer to a class in school? college? uni?

social class? biological? class as in competitions? like in sport where people may be grouped into different classes to compete?
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does the class in the puzzle statement refer to a class in school? Yes; no to everything else.college? uni?

social class? biological? class as in competitions? like in sport where people may be grouped into different classes to compete?
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specific course relevant? If so, science? mathematics? literature? history? government? health?
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specific course relevant? If so, science? mathematics? literature? history? government? health? No to all; OTWT.
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would 'they' typically be described as disadvantaged in comparison with other members of their class?
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would 'they' typically be described as disadvantaged in comparison with other members of their class?Not in any relevant way.

This is probably a good place for a disclaimer: The answer to this puzzle is rather silly, so don't take it too seriously.


Welcome, Andy - and I'm serious about this!
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Thanks

is the advantage to one specific task/skill that the students might need to undertake?

How many is they? 2? 3? ..... n? Does the puzzle refer to a number of students in one specific class? or a number of students in their respective classes?
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is the advantage to one specific task/skill that the students might need to undertake? Yes!

How many is they? 2?they is 2 3? ..... n? Does the puzzle refer to a number of students in one specific class?Yessish or a number of students in their respective classes?

Hint: It has been established that they are not in college or university. Might be helpful to narrow it down further.
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are they 5-11 years old? 11-14? 14-18?
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is the advantage physical? height? speed? strength?

a brother and sister? twins? cousins? friends?

anything to do with their names?
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Are they taller than the other children?
Are they related to the instructor if there is one? Are they handi capped or children living with a handicapped relative? I'm thinking Braille here or sign language?
Oh, are they children?
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Are we talking elementary aged kids?
Public school?
School for the blind? Can the kids in your puzzle, the ones with the advantage, see? Hear? Speak?
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are they 5-11 years old?This 11-14? 14-18?
is the advantage physical? height? speed? strength? No to all

a brother and sister? twins?this; not nec. relevant, though cousins? friends?

anything to do with their names? YES

Are they taller than the other children?
Are they related to the instructor if there is one? Are they handi capped or children living with a handicapped relative? I'm thinking Braille here or sign language?
Oh, are they children? They are young children; no to everything else.

Are we talking elementary aged kids? see above
Public school?
School for the blind? Can the kids in your puzzle, the ones with the advantage, see? Hear? Speak? No to all.
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do they have names that are really easy to learn? Say? Spell? Recognise when written down?
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do they have names that are really easy to learn? Say? Spell?Yes to all! Very much OTRT. Recognise when written down? Yope
School for the blind? Can the kids in your puzzle, the ones with the advantage, see? Hear? Speak? No to all. Oops! I meant, of course, that they can see, hear and speak, but that is not the advantage that they have. But it seems you were on the right track in spite of my answer.
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is the advantage that they can spell their own names? Say their own names? Or is it that the rest of the kids can spell? say the names?

Anything to do with alphabetical order? Typing on a keyboard?
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is the advantage that they can spell yope or irrtheir own names? Say their own names? They can say their own names, as most children can. So that's not what gives them an advantage. Or is it that the rest of the kids can spell? say the names? Same answer.

Note: It's the first names that are relevant.


Anything to do with alphabetical order? No; not alphabetical-related.Typing on a keyboard? They can type their names on a keyboard.
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Do they have short names? Names with only very few different letters? Do their names rhyme?
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Do they have short names?YES Names with only very few different letters?n.r. Do their names rhyme? No

Remember, this is a rather silly puzzle!
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Do they only have initials? One initial?
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are they just known by a one word name? E.g. Pele
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Do they only have initials? One initial?Initials n.r. - it's even simpler than that.
are they just known by a one word name? E.g. Pele n.r.
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Are their names actual words, such as Jack? Do their names rhyme? relevant?
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Are their names actual words,Yope such as Jack? Do their names rhyme? No, but they do have the same initial. relevant?
HINT: They will have an advantage in _writing_ their names. How the names are pronounced, etc, is irr.
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do their names consist only of letters that are learned first by young children? i.e. letters that are easily formed?
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do their names consist only of lettersNoish that are learned first by young children? i.e. letters that are easily formed? Even easier than that!
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Of only a few letters? Of the same letters?
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Of only a few letters? Of the same letters?No; FA
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are they known by their initials only? e.g. DJ, CJ

or just a symbol like prince was?
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Have they names that sound like letters? like Adey? Opey? Edie? Jay? Bebe? Beattie?
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are they known by their initials only? e.g. DJ, CJ See below

or just a symbol like prince was? YES

Have they names that sound like letters? like Adey? Opey? Edie? Jay? Bebe? Beattie? see below.

************SPOILER***************
WARNING: This puzzle is rated GP for Groaner Pun!

Their names are Dorothy and Dashiell, or, for short, Dot and Dash, or . and -! And I wish I could say their last name is Morse.
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There really is a Dash, the new baby of friends. He was a preemie, still very smmall for his age, so Dash fits him very well. So I gave him a fictional twin sister for puzzling purposes.

Thanks to all. Off to a great start, Andy1
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-. .. -.-. . / .--. ..- --.. --.. .-.. . / .. / -.. --- / . -. .--- --- -.-- / - .... . ... . / --. .-. --- .- -. . .-. / .--. ..- -. ... / -. --- / -- .- - - . .-. / .... --- .-- / .-.. .- -- .
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(And, of course, the last word in that last post refers to the pun, not the puzzle.)
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I had to memorize the Morse Code at one time, but I've completely forgotten 98% of it. Translation, please? pretty please?
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Hey, I'm a fully qualified Morse/kitteh translator. It says "Naiz puzzl, I iz anjoi gronur punz no matturz hao laem", or in plain English "Nice puzzle, I do enjoy those groaner puns no matter how lame.

Nice puzzle indeed (:
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Doriana, Balin and Soli...

I laughed off and on for at least an hour when I read the end of this. Kitteh Morse code! What will you all think of next? =) Thank you, Soli, for the great puzzle, Balin, for the first ever post I've seen on the LTPF in Morse code (KITTEH Morse code, no less...=D) and Doriana for teh purrfect translashun...er, the perfect translation. =D Hehehe!

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