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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 6:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a different scenario in mind when I read Ciaobella's puzzle. Here goes:
A woman told her husband that their electric heater was not working and needed repair. He couldn't have been happier.
Verdant (Verdant)
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Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the happiness related to the repairs of the heater? The lack of a working heater?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the happiness related to the repairs of the heater? No. The lack of a working heater? Indirectly.
Verdant (Verdant)
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Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does temperature have a hand in it? Noise?

Is the type of heater relavent? Was it a radiator or a convector? Did it have a fan?

Would the husband have the same reaction were it were oil operated?
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 6:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How flattering!

Was he happy because the house would be colder? Because they would need an alternative heat source?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 7:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does temperature have a hand in it? See below.Noise? No.

Is the type of heater relavent? Was it a radiator or a convector? Did it have a fan? all irrelevant.

Would the husband have the same reaction were it were oil operated? Yes.


***Ciaobella
"How flattering!" 

Was he happy because the house would be colder? Because they would need an alternative heat source? This.
Verdant (Verdant)
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the alternative heat source inside their residence?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the alternative heat source inside their residence? Yes.
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it an electronic heat source?

If no, did it involve fire?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it an electronic heat source? No.

If no, did it involve fire? Yes.
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A fireplace?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A fireplace? No.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a stove? an Aga? gas?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a stove? an Aga? gas? A gas heater.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the husband happy because he expected to pay less for utilities from now on? (This would make me very happy)

Because he would get the opportunity to install a new heating source?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the husband happy because he expected to pay less for utilities from now on? (This would make me very happy)

Because he would get the opportunity to install a new heating source? No to both.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 3:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

because he would be able to barbecue?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

because he would be able to barbecue? No.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the husband be happy, if an alternative heat source was not a gas heater?
Was he happy for a gas heater because of the fuel it uses? the flame it generates? heating effectiveness? other feature?
Was he going to use the gas heater for other purpose than heating?
Is crime involved?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the husband be happy, if an alternative heat source was not a gas heater? Possibly.
Was he happy for a gas heater because of the fuel it uses? the flame it generates? heating effectiveness? other feature? This, DYOD of "feature".
Was he going to use the gas heater for other purpose than heating? Yes.
Is crime involved? Yes.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he planning to murder his wife? If yes, did he plan a gas poisoning?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he planning to murder his wife? Yes. If yes, did he plan a gas poisoning? Yope, explore.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

carbon monoxide poisoning?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

carbon monoxide poisoning? That's it.

The husband wants to get rid of his wife, and sees the perfect opportunity. He knows the old gas heater is broken and emitting deadly levels of carbon monoxide, and uses it to poison her.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


SPOILER
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very dark- I like it!

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