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Balin (Balin)
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I'm not huge on rulebreakers, but I ran a chess-themed one about a year ago that went over well, so here's another board game-themed rulebreaker. This time it's Clue(do)-themed. Unlike my chess one, there's no specific post that will end the game, but you do have to figure out the rules that determine WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT. Again, please do not guess the alphabet.

And... go!
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What's your name?
What is your favorite color?
Blue.
No, green!
Aaahhhh!
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I guess if this is a Clue themed puzzle, I should have said:

What is your favorite color?
Peacock.
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What's your name? Mrs. White in the Hall with the Candlestick
What is your favorite color? Mrs. White in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Blue. Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Wrench
No, green! Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Lead Pipe
Aaahhhh! Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Wrench

What is your favorite color? Mrs. White in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Peacock. Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench
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Who?
What?
When?
Where?
Why?
What what?
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Who? Miss Scarlet in the Study with the Wrench
What? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
When? Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Wrench
Where? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Why? Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Wrench
What what? Mr. Green in the Kitchen with the Wrench
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Jack sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so between the two of them
They licked the platter clean
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I'm breaking with tradition and playing a Rulebreaker which I usually avoid like the plague

What's the frequency Kenneth?
What's love got to do with it?
Who are you?
Why do I find it so easy to resist listening to music by The Temptations?
If a White Peacock covered in Mustard and Plum sauce was eaten by the Scarlet Pimpernel would it make you Green with envy?
Green?
Plum?
Peacock?
White?
Mustard?
Scarlet?
Dagger?
Conservatory?
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I'm no good at rulebreakers, but there's something fun and nostalgic about Clue.

Wrench.
Wrench!
Where and why?
Where?
Why?
How?
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Jack sprat could eat no fat Professor Plum in the Lounge with the Lead Pipe
His wife could eat no lean Miss Scarlet in the Billiard Room with the Lead Pipe
And so between the two of them Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Rope
They licked the platter clean Mrs. White in the Billiard Room with the Revolver

I'm breaking with tradition and playing a Rulebreaker which I usually avoid like the plague The plague is not a possible weapon. Glad to see you've given this a whirl

What's the frequency Kenneth? Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
What's love got to do with it? Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Lead Pipe
Who are you? Miss Scarlet in the Dining Room with the Wrench
Why do I find it so easy to resist listening to music by The Temptations? Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the Revolver
If a White Peacock covered in Mustard and Plum sauce was eaten by the Scarlet Pimpernel would it make you Green with envy? Mrs. White in the Library with the Knife
Green? Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Wrench
Plum? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Peacock? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench
White? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Mustard? Mrs. White in the Hall with the Wrench
Scarlet? Mrs. White in the Lounge with the Wrench
Dagger? Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Conservatory? Mr. Green in the Ballroom with the Wrench

I'm no good at rulebreakers, but there's something fun and nostalgic about Clue. Glad you're giving it a shot!

Wrench. Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Wrench! Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Where and why? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Knife
Where? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Why? Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Wrench
How? Miss Scarlet in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
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Wrench?
Why not?
Can you explain?
Is it not clear?
How should I know that?
Perhaps we should start all over.
Do you think that would help?
I do not think that would help.

The alternate did console.
The console did alternate.
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Wrench? Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Why not? Mr. Green in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Can you explain? Miss Scarlet in the Dining Room with the Revolver
Is it not clear? Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Lead Pipe
How should I know that? Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Rope
Perhaps we should start all over. Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Rope
Do you think that would help? Miss Scarlet in the Kitchen with the Lead Pipe
I do not think that would help. Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Revolver

The alternate did console. Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
The console did alternate. Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
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Dormitory
Dirty room
Seatbelt
Testable
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Dormitory Mrs. White in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Dirty room Mrs. White in the Hall with the Candlestick
Seatbelt Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Wrench
Testable Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
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Rythym?
Why?
Sky?
Eiao?
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Rythym? Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Why? Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Wrench
Sky? Mrs. White in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Eiao? Mr. Green in the Lounge with the Wrench
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it's interesting that single words always seem to get "Wrench" (at least so far), but they're not the only thing that does. Hmm.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

Green eggs and ham?
Sam I am?
I am Sam?
ROYGBIV?
Red orange yellow green blue indigo violet?
Scarlet mustard green peacock plum?
Scarlet mustard green peacock plum.
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it's interesting that single words always seem to get "Wrench" (at least so far), but they're not the only thing that does. Hmm. Single words will always get "Wrench" as a consequence of the rule itself. But that is not the actual rule.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Wrench

Green eggs and ham? Mrs. Peacock in the Billiard Room with the Knife
Sam I am? Professor Plum in the Billiard Room with the Knife
I am Sam? Professor Plum in the Ballroom with the Knife
ROYGBIV? Mrs. White in the Ballroom with the Wrench
Red orange yellow green blue indigo violet? Mr. Green in the Dining Room with the Lead Pipe
Scarlet mustard green peacock plum? Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Lead Pipe
Scarlet mustard green peacock plum. Mr. Green in the Billiard Room with the Lead Pipe
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While we're comparing notes, my last post included anagrams, so I would assume that it's not just the letters themselves that is important but also perhaps their order.

T-shirt
mid-nineties
all-inclusive
ex-wife
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Dinner?
Diner?
diner?
dinner.
dinner
in red?
in red N.
din er?
d in er?
d i n e r?
does it never ever read?
it does never read ever.
foes fit fir for food?
foes fit fire for food?

Interesting.
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I've a sneaky feeling there's some vowel counting going on. Is there?

Also when I played Cluedo in my youth the character was Reverend Green . I didn't realise until now that in the US he is Mr Green


Navan?
Racecar?
Able was I ere I saw Elba?
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Interesting about Reverend Green. I never heard that before.

Related to Ciaobella's comment above: My last post had questions with all the same words (and therefore the same letters) in a different order. The person and weapon were the same, but the location was not.


I'll be home for Christmas?
I'll be home for?
I'll be home?
I'll be?
I'll?
be home for Christmas?
home for Christmas?
For Christmas?
Christmas?
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While we're comparing notes, my last post included anagrams, so I would assume that it's not just the letters themselves that is important but also perhaps their order. OTRT

T-shirt Mr. Green in the Hall with the Wrench
mid-nineties Miss Scarlet in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
all-inclusive Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the Wrench
ex-wife Professor Plum in the Hall with the Wrench

Dinner? Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Diner? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench
diner? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench
dinner. Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench
dinner Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench
in red? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Candlestick
in red N. Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Knife
din er? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Candlestick
d in er? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Candlestick
d i n e r? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench
does it never ever read? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Lead Pipe
it does never read ever. Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Lead Pipe
foes fit fir for food? Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Candlestick
foes fit fire for food? Colonel Mustard in the Dining Room with the Candlestick

Interesting. Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Wrench

I've a sneaky feeling there's some vowel counting going on. Is there? Yes!

Also when I played Cluedo in my youth the character was Reverend Green . I didn't realise until now that in the US he is Mr Green True, although there is one US version that does use Rev. Green


Navan? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Racecar? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Able was I ere I saw Elba? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Lead Pipe

Interesting about Reverend Green. I never heard that before.

Related to Ciaobella's comment above: My last post had questions with all the same words (and therefore the same letters) in a different order. The person and weapon were the same, but the location was not.


I'll be home for Christmas? Miss Scarlet in the Lounge with the Candlestick
I'll be home for? Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Knife
I'll be home? Miss Scarlet in the Ballroom with the Knife
I'll be? Miss Scarlet in the Ballroom with the Candlestick
I'll? Miss Scarlet in the Kitchen with the Wrench
be home for Christmas? Professor Plum in the Study with the Candlestick
home for Christmas? Professor Plum in the Dining Room with the Wrench
For Christmas? Professor Plum in the Ballroom with the Wrench
Christmas? Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Wrench
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Christmastime?
Christmas time?
Christ mas time?
emitsamtsirhc?
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Christmastime? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Wrench
Christmas time? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Rope
Christ mas time? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Lead Pipe
emitsamtsirhc? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Wrench
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aeiou?
aaaaa?
eeeee?
uoiea?
aaaa?

qwerty?
qwrty?
qwrt?
qwr?
qw?
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Indivisibility?
Woodcock?
Uluru?
Ere?
Aardvark?

Indivisibility
Woodcock
Uluru
Ere
Aardvark
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aeiou? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Wrench
aaaaa? Mrs. Peacock in the Hall with the Wrench
eeeee? Mrs. Peacock in the Hall with the Wrench
uoiea? Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Wrench
aaaa? Mr. Green in the Hall with the Wrench

qwerty? Mr. Green in the Study with the Wrench
qwrty? Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Wrench
qwrt? Mr. Green in the Kitchen with the Wrench
qwr? Mrs. White in the Lounge with the Wrench
qw? Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the Wrench

Indivisibility? Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Wrench
Woodcock? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Uluru? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Ere? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Aardvark? Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Wrench

Indivisibility Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Wrench
Woodcock Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Uluru Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Ere Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Aardvark Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Wrench
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Green beets?
Green beans?
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Did you perhaps answer the next question wrong the last time it was asked?
Why do I find it so easy to resist listening to music by The Temptations?
Shouldn't it have been Mr. Green?

I'm reasonably certain that the answer to this question will involve Professor Plum?
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Green beets? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Green beans? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench

Did you perhaps answer the next question wrong the last time it was asked? Mr. Green in the Hall with the Wrench
Why do I find it so easy to resist listening to music by The Temptations? Mr. Green in the Ballroom with the Revolver
Shouldn't it have been Mr. Green? Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the Wrench

Very astute; good catch on my BLOOPER earlier. I think you have part of the rule.


I'm reasonably certain that the answer to this question will involve Professor Plum? Professor Plum in the Ballroom with the Knife

And now I'm absolutely certain you have part of the rule.
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What can that part add?
Then we get the end?
If I dig, will I find it?
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Mr. Green in the Study with the Lead Pipe?
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope?

Good puzzle but I'll let someone else reveal it (and yes these are the only two that work) :)
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What can that part add? Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Candlestick
Then we get the end? Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Knife
If I dig, will I find it? Mrs. White in the Dining Room with the Lead Pipe

Mr. Green in the Study with the Lead Pipe? Mr. Green in the Study with the Lead Pipe
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope? Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope

Good puzzle but I'll let someone else reveal it (and yes these are the only two that work) =) Good work Liquizt!
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Now I know why I don't play these I'm absolutely rubbish at them . Is the post number relevant at all?
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I'm still a long way from solving it (very impressive, Liquizt!)

Beets green?
Beans green?
Beans green and ham?
Eggs green and ham?
Green eggs and ham?
Greeneggsandham?
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Now I know why I don't play these I'm absolutely rubbish at them . Is the post number relevant at all? No; only the actual question is relevant. I'll RECAP below

I'm still a long way from solving it (very impressive, Liquizt!)


Beets green? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Beans green? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Beans green and ham? Mr. Green in the Dining Room with the Knife
Eggs green and ham? Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Knife
Green eggs and ham? Mrs. Peacock in the Billiard Room with the Knife
Greeneggsandham? Mrs. Peacock in the Billiard Room with the Wrench

RECAP:

-The rule has 3 parts: WHO, WHERE, and with WHAT.
-Vowel counting is involved in one part.
-Only the actual question is taken into account; punctuation, capitalization, etc. are irrelevant.
-Any one-word questions, as a consequence of the WHAT rule, will be answered with the Wrench.
-Word order is somewhat relevant to one part of the rule.
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word order affects the location part only, right?
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Kaylee Kitteh in the In-N-Out with the Cheezburgur?
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word order affects the location part only, right? Right

Kaylee Kitteh in the In-N-Out with the Cheezburgur? Mrs. White in the Library with the Lead Pipe
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Balin Cat in the Five Guys with the Little Cheezburgur?
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Balin Cat in the Five Guys with the Little Cheezburgur? Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Lead Pipe
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Kyeannkitteh in the Freddy's with the Double Cheezburgur?
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o hai Kyeannkitteh, haz misseded u. Kayleekitteh goez tu bed nao...*yawnz* hopez u iz gud. dreamz of cheezburgur, awl teh kittehz plz. =)
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o hai kayleekitteh, i haz misseded yuo tu. kyeannkitteh haz been buzy with homework )=. hopez yuo iz gud az well.
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Mississippi?
Miss?
Georgia?
Georgia on my mind?
Virginia?
Ohio?
Iowa?
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Kyeannkitteh in the Freddy's with the Double Cheezburgur? Mr. Green in the Library with the Revolver

Mississippi? Mrs. White in the Ballroom with the Wrench
Miss? Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Georgia? Miss Scarlet in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Georgia on my mind? Mrs. White in the Kitchen with the Rope
Virginia? Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Ohio? Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Wrench
Iowa? Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Wrench
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Noel?
Card?
Hope?
Love?

Balin?
Balin Balin?
Balin Balin Balin?
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Noel? Professor Plum in the Dining Room with the Wrench
Card? Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Wrench
Hope? Professor Plum in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Love? Professor Plum in the Library with the Wrench

Balin? Miss Scarlet in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Balin Balin? Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen with the Wrench
Balin Balin Balin? Mrs. White in the Kitchen with the Wrench
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What is this?
What's this?
What is that?
What's that?
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What is this? Mr. Green in the Ballroom with the Knife
What's this? Mrs. Peacock in the Ballroom with the Candlestick
What is that? Mr. Green in the Kitchen with the Knife
What's that? Mrs. Peacock in the Kitchen with the Candlestick
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Card?
Cart?
Carte?
Carrot?
Car rot?
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Card? Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Wrench
Cart? Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Wrench
Carte? Miss Scarlet in the Dining Room with the Wrench
Carrot? Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Wrench
Car rot? Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Wrench
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Aa
Ae
Ai
Ao

Ei
Ea
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Aa Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the Wrench
Ae Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the Wrench
Ai Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Wrench
Ao Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench

Ei Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the Wrench
Ea Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom with the Wrench
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AARP
Named
Avid
Savor
Veins
Bear
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Oa
Oe
Oi
Oo
Ou

Boa
Boe
Boi
Boo
Bou


Boat
Boet
Boit
Boot
Bout

Boats
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All below are with the Wrench, so I'll just give the Who and Where:

AARP Professor Plum in the Billiard Room
Named Miss Scarlet in the Lounge
Avid Professor Plum in the Kitchen
Savor Miss Scarlet in the Lounge
Veins Miss Scarlet in the Kitchen
Bear Professor Plum in the Library

Oa Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory
Oe Colonel Mustard in the Lounge
Oi Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room
Oo Colonel Mustard in the Hall
Ou Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room

Boa Miss Scarlet in the Lounge
Boe Miss Scarlet in the Kitchen
Boi Miss Scarlet in the Library
Boo Miss Scarlet in the Ballroom
Bou Miss Scarlet in the Lounge


Boat Professor Plum in the Hall
Boet Professor Plum in the Hall
Boit Professor Plum in the Hall
Boot Professor Plum in the Hall
Bout Professor Plum in the Hall

Boats Miss Scarlet in the Study
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C
Cat
Catch
Catcher
Catchphrase
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C Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Wrench
Cat Miss Scarlet in the Study with the Wrench
Catch Mrs. White in the Conservatory with the Wrench
Catcher Mrs. White in the Billiard Room with the Wrench
Catchphrase Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Wrench
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You're getting very close to the answer. I will RECAP with HINTS about what parts of the clue involve what parts of the question:

WHO: Involves vowel counting and... something else
WHERE: Very loosely involves word order
WITH WHAT: Involves two words (which is why one-word questions get the same weapon)
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Should be white?
Should be Mr Plum?
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Should be white? Mrs. White in the Conservatory with the Revolver
Should be Mr Plum? Professor Plum in the Billiard Room with the Revolver

Care to share what you've got?
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I think the first part of the rule is: absolute value of n_vowels - n_consonants, wrapping around lengths of 6. Professor Plum corresponds to 0, 6, 12 etc.

Still working on the other ones.


Boat boat car?
Boat boat truck?
Boat car boat?
Boat truck boat?
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I think the first part of the rule is: absolute value of n_vowels - n_consonants, wrapping around lengths of 6. Professor Plum corresponds to 0, 6, 12 etc. Correct.

Here's how the WHO part of the rule works: Assign a number to each character, starting from the start of the game. Miss Scarlet is 1 (she goes first in a game of Clue), Col. Mustard is 2, and so on. Subtract number of vowels from number of consonants (or vice versa, whichever gives a positive number); if greater than 6, subtract until you get a number between 1-6. Use the character corresponding to that number.


Still working on the other ones. HINT: The other ones also require assigning a number value to the rooms and weapons, in a certain order


Boat boat car? Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Candlestick
Boat boat truck? Mrs. White in the Hall with the Candlestick
Boat car boat? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Candlestick
Boat truck boat? Mrs. White in the Hall with the Candlestick
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Car boat boat?
Truck boat boat?
Boat car car?
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Car boat boat? Miss Scarlet in the Study with the Candlestick
Truck boat boat? Mrs. White in the Hall with the Candlestick You're doing the right thing with the truck; it's just bad luck that they're all ending up the same
Boat car car? Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick
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Treat boat boat?
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Treat boat boat? Miss Scarlet in the Hall with the Candlestick
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Balin said I could spoil but a lot of good progress has been made here since I figured the rules so I'd prefer someone else finish it up rather than put that to waste.

Clue: All three formulas look similar.

Vene got
WHO = abs(vowels - consonants) modulo 6 Hence why anagrams didn't affect that category...

Note,
abs() is the absolute function which makes the number positive; e.g. abs(4) = abs(-4) = |-4| = 4.

It's been established that punctuation is ignored, so consider it as all being removed before the formulas are applied. What we're really dealing with here are strings of alphabetic characters and spaces... Try playing around with my two self-answering questions below and there are plenty of other answers above for confirming/eliminating ideas. Finally, negative answers are just as helpful as positive ones, so if you eliminate an idea let others know :)

Mr. Green in the Study with the Lead Pipe?
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope?
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Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope?
epoR eht htiw ydutS eht ni kcocaeP .srM?
Peacock in the Study with the Rope?
Mrs. in the Study with the Rope?
Mrs. Peacock the Study with the Rope?
Mrs. Peacock in Study with the Rope?
Mrs. Peacock in the with the Rope?
Mrs. Peacock in the Study the Rope?
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with Rope?
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the?

Note which of the above are 'in the Study' and which are 'with the Rope' and find the common link. Ignore the WHO as we know that rule.
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Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the Rope? in the Study with the Rope
epoR eht htiw ydutS eht ni kcocaeP .srM? in the Study with the Rope
Peacock in the Study with the Rope? in the Kitchen with the Rope
Mrs. in the Study with the Rope? in the Study with the Lead Pipe
Mrs. Peacock the Study with the Rope? in the Study with the Revolver
Mrs. Peacock in Study with the Rope? in the Study with the Rope
Mrs. Peacock in the with the Rope? in the Study with the Rope
Mrs. Peacock in the Study the Rope? in the Study with the Rope
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with Rope? in the Study with the Rope
Mrs. Peacock in the Study with the? in the Study with the Rope
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Liquizt, I tried to avoid formalizing it like this, but I'm glad you did: the way you wrote it is exactly what I had in my notes! :-)

I'll try to get back into this now...
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If this has not been solved by the 30th I will $poil
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****SPOILER****

First, I assigned a number value to each character, room, and weapon.
-Character: Starting from Miss Scarlet (who starts the game) and going clockwise around the board. So Scarlet = 1, Mustard = 2, etc.
-Room: The same, starting with the Lounge (to Scarlet's left). So Lounge = 1, Dining Room = 2, etc.
-Weapon: Alphabetical order. Candlestick = 1, Knife = 2, etc.

Then, I calculated the who, what, & where by the following (vice versa when applicable, depending on which number was bigger):
-WHO: number of consonants minus number of vowels, take the answer and get the character corresponding to that number.
-WHERE: alphabetical value of last letter minus first letter.
-WITH WHAT: number of letters in longest word minus number of letters in shortest word.

For all of these, if the answer was greater than 6 (or 9 for "where") I subtracted 6 (or 9) until I got a number that worked. If the answer was 0 I took the last one on the list (this is why all 1-word questions were "Wrench" -- the longest and shortest words were the same, so the answer was always 0).

I hope this makes sense. Nice work Liquizt, who solved it, and thanks to everyone who worked on it.
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Nice. I was definitely nowhere close to solving those, but it's a nice set of rules, nonetheless.

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