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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

NOT the same as tardigradeparty's puzzle.

He never would have gotten his reputation if he hadn't been drunk.

He=his=HAF
FSEI
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So, let's start with a few more basics. Is the first "he", the "his", and the second "he" all the same?
Did he do something while drunk that gave him the reputation?
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So, let's start with a few more basics. Is the first "he", the "his", and the second "he" all the same?Yes
Did he do something while drunk that gave him the reputation? Yope.
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is this a true story? fyoi? fsei?
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is this a true story? fyoi? fsei? this; however, involves a real event.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So...was it the way he got drunk?
was there more than one action that gave him the reputation? if not, when was the action? before he was drunk? while getting drunk? while drunk? after getting drunk?
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Good reputation? Not so good?
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So...was it the way he got drunk? No
was there more than one action that gave him the reputation?Yope, DOYD of 'action'. if not, when was the action? before he was drunk? while getting drunk? while drunk?mostly this after getting drunk?
Good reputation?YES Not so good? VERY good quesstion!
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Did he do something heroic?
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did he fail to do something while drunk which gave him this reputation?

was it not doing anything particularly, just the way he looked? sounded?
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was he doing an impression of someone?
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did he fail to do something while drunk which gave him this reputation?

was it not doing anything particularly, just the way he looked? sounded?
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Did he do something heroic?Yope, DOYD 'heroic'.
did he fail to do something while drunk which gave him this reputation? Yes

was it not doing anything particularly, just the way he looked? sounded? Can you amplify this? 'Looked' + 'sounded' + ______.
was he doing an impression of someone? no
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smelled? felt? tasted?
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did he get drunk like a cup of tea gets drunk?
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smelled? felt?This was part of it. The other two n.r. tasted?
did he get drunk like a cup of tea gets drunk? No, drunk like inebriated.
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the way he talked? walked? behaved?
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the way he talked? walked? behaved?this; no or n.r. to the others.
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did he perform something? which was easier for him while he was drunk?
like walking on a think wall? or something similar?


did others know he was drunk? did it matter?

the fact that he was drunk helped him do whatever he did?
consciously ? unconsciously?
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did he perform something?No - wouldn't call it performing. which was easier for him while he was drunk? Yessish; don't think he would have done what he did if he had been sober.
like walking on a think wall? or something similar? Not these. HINT: It was less what he did than in the way he reacted to something.


did others know he was drunk? No did it matter? Yes, VERY relevant.

the fact that he was drunk helped him do whatever he did? to behave the way he did.
consciously ? unconsciously?this
Wellcome, Blue. Starting off well!
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Hint: Explore what he was reacting to, and/or when.
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Okay, when did he react to the thing? Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Night? Exact hour relevant? If so, may I use the [LTPF list of hours]?
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Okay, when did he react to the thing? Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Night?In the story, at night; not sure what it was IRL. Exact hour relevant? NoIf so, may I use the [LTPF list of hours]? I meant 'when' in a little broader sense than that, but the time of day is somewhat relevant too.
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did someone pull a gun on him? or did something else threatening?

to which he was supposed to get:
scared? angry?
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Are world events relevant? If so, may I use the [LTPF list of centuries]?

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did someone pull a gun on him? No; OTWT or did something else threatening? Could you rephrase, please

to which he was supposed to get:
scared?this would have been the usual reaction angry? No

Are world events relevant? YES If so, may I use the [LTPF list of centuries]? Saving you the trouble: 20th century.

Almost to 100 posts! Going great!
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did someone pull a gun on him? No; OTWT or did something else threatening? Could you rephrase, please

to which he was supposed to get:
scared?this would have been the usual reaction angry? No

Are world events relevant? YES If so, may I use the [LTPF list of centuries]? Saving you the trouble: 20th century.

Almost to 100 posts! Going great!
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Clarification & hint: I said world events were relevant. However, the event in this puzzle was not really a 'world event.' It was, though, a noted event, and all of you on the forum will have heard of it.

We have established it was 20th century. Might be helpful to consider the decade.
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Turn of the century? Tens? Twenties? Thirties? Forties? Fifties? Sixties? Seventies? Eighties? Nineties?
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Turn of the century? Yes, between 1900-1909

Re e-mail: glad you liked it! Hope all turns out well.
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did someone threaten him? with a weapon? with words? with their body?
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did someone threaten him? with a weapon? with words? with their body? No to all.
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did something else happen which was a potential threat?
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Wait, wait wait. He=his=Human adult female?? *wonders if the puzzle statement has a typo* =P
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did something else happen which was a potential threat? Yes - more, really, than just potential, although he was not injured.
Wait, wait wait. He=his=Human adult female?? *wonders if the puzzle statement has a typo* =P You're right, Kaylee. Amazing nobody caught it before. I need a good proofreader! He is male. However, there is a female involved in the puzzle incident.
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did he jump out of the way of something? withstand something hitting him? survive a fall? a crash?
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did he jump out of the way of something? no withstand something hitting him? no, although something did _not_ hit him. survive a fall? a crash? Yope. There was a fall and a crash (svv crash) but they were secondary to something else.
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As suggested, here is a
HINT: Consider the time-frame - something that happened in the period 1900-1910
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Narrow it down a little more: Consider something earth-shaking that happened in the USA about the middle of that time period.
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the San Francisco earthquake?
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the San Francisco earthquake? Yes!
So how did he (shall we call him William?) get an undeserved reputation because of the S.F. earthquake and being drunk?
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Did the earthquake cause something to almost hit him? But he wasn't afraid? Because he was drunk? Earning him his reputation?
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Did the earthquake cause something to almost hit him? But he wasn't afraid? Because he was drunk? Earning him his reputation?That about sums it up.

************SPOILER***************
This is from one of P.G. Wodehouse's Mr. Mulliner stories. Mr. Mulliner had a seemingly endless number of relatives, and this one is "The Story of William" (Mr. Mulliner's uncle). He was courting a girl in San Francisco, but she spurned him for a self-described explorer and adventurer. William was just too timid!
The unhappy and previously teetotalling William went out and got drunk. On his way back to his hotel, he saw something that made him think he had permanent d.t.s. Specifically he saw "a 4'8" man eating hash with his toes." Unknown to William, a troupe of performing midgets was in the neighborhood.
When the quake woke him up in the middle of the night, he thought his mind was still playing tricks on him, and went back to sleep. His girl-friend came to his bedside (no walls to stop her) and was immpressed by William's coolness. The adventurer had run off as fast as his feet of clay could carry him.
They were married and lived happily ever after.
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Great puzzle, and great story! (I found it online and read through it)

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