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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 3:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom and Eli both perform the same action in preparation for the same activity. This action proves to help Tom, but has a negative effect for Eli. What's going on?

Despite the title and the names of the protagonists, the Super Bowl is completely irrelevant.
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 4:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom: HAM?
Eli: HAM?
Is the action done at the same time/place for both? The activity? Relevant?
good, as the extent of my knowledge about the super bowl is that the giants and the patriots are playing. the end.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 5:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom: HAM? H, young A, M
Eli: HAM? Same
Is the action done at the same time/place for both? Approximately for time, probably not for place The activity? Yes Relevant? Yes, mainly for the activity
good, as the extent of my knowledge about the super bowl is that the giants and the patriots are playing. the end. =D
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do Tom and Eli know each other?
Are they at least aware of each other?

Did something go wrong because of an error in the preparation and Eli was blamed?
Whereas Tom fixed it?

Did they both prepare something for the very same activity?

Did the activity invole other people besides Tom and Eli?
If so, were it
<=5?
<=50?
<=100?
<=1000?
<=10000?
>10000?

Was it related to a hobby of theirs?
To a public event?
A concert?
A sports event?
Amusement partk / fair relevant?
(Summer) camp relevant?
Trekking relevant?
Animals relevant?
Cars relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do Tom and Eli know each other? Irrel, assume No
Are they at least aware of each other? At some point in the puzzle, yes

Did something go wrong because of an error in the preparation and Eli was blamed? No
Whereas Tom fixed it? No

Did they both prepare something No for the very same activity? Yes

Did the activity invole other people besides Tom and Eli? Yes
If so, were it
<=5?
<=50? This -- probably around 20-25 others
<=100?
<=1000?
<=10000?
>10000?

Was it related to a hobby of theirs? I wouldn't call it a "hobby"
To a public event? DOYD of "public event"
A concert? No
A sports event? No, but OTRT
Amusement partk / fair relevant? No, but it is a leisure/amusement activity
(Summer) camp relevant? No to this and below
Trekking relevant?
Animals relevant?
Cars relevant?
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did they prepare themselves? (as opposed to something) was the preparation practising? wearing protective clothing?

was it to play a game?
Balin (Balin)
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did they prepare themselves? (as opposed to something) Yope was the preparation practising? No wearing protective No clothing? Yes

was it to play a game? I'd call it this, with slight svv on "game"
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2012 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paintball? Hunting?
Something to do with school/college?
Balin (Balin)
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Paintball? This is closest, but No. No to rest Hunting? Something to do with school/college?
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2012 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Laser Tag?
Balin (Balin)
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Laser Tag? Yep!
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did one of them wear darker colour clothing? And the other one wear lighter/brighter colours?
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Does Eli test-fire his laser gun? Thus giving away his location? And Tom shoots him and wins? Are they on the same team? Opposite teams? If opposite teams, can we call Eli's team the Giants and Tom's team the Patriots? Did the Giants win? Because of Eli's action? Because of Tom's? Anyone else relevant? If so, just make up names of Giants and Patriots for their respective teams. And if they're on the same team, use both.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 3:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did one of them wear darker colour clothing? Yes And the other one wear lighter/brighter colors? And yes.

I don't need to answer Gregory's questions, as Haenlomal has cracked it open.

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

Tom & Eli were going to play laser tag one day, and for luck, both of them wore their lucky shoes. However, Eli's shoes were bright white, and so they could be seen under the blacklights of the laser tag arena. This caused him to be seen and shot a lot. Tom's shoes, though, were dark, and so he remained more inconspicuous.

Nice work everyone, especially Haenlomal for the big crack. New puzzle soon, I hope.
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 4:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great puzzle, Balin!

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