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Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1090
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A woman wanted to buy something so she put some raw fish into her handbag. Why?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Post Number: 624
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 2:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any cats in this puzzle?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1091
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solo1,

Any cats in this puzzle?

NO
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the fish still alive? Was it a fish she bought from a market of sorts? Was the raw fish canned or otherwise packaged? Was the fish of the species that are normally used in cooking, or rather one of those to be kept in an aquarium?
Ostap (Ostap)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want to buy a pan?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1092
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rbruma,

Was the fish still alive?
NO

Was it a fish she bought from a market of sorts?
IRRELEVANT

Was the raw fish canned or otherwise packaged?
NO

Was the fish of the species that are normally used in cooking, or rather one of those to be kept in an aquarium?
COOKING
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1093
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OSTAP,

Did she want to buy a pan?

NO
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4695
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she planning on commiting a crime? smuggling? drugs relevant? was the purpose of the fish to disguise the smell of something?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1094
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter,

Was she planning on commiting a crime? smuggling? drugs relevant? was the purpose of the fish to disguise the smell of something?

NO to those
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4696
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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has the woman misunderstood something? e.g any problems with language, dialect or local customs? Did she think she couldn't buy the item without a fish in her bag? Was she facing competition for the item she wanted to buy? Was she bidding for it in auction? Was the fish intended to put off other perspective buyers?

During the transaction would the fish have been removed from her bag? perhaps the fish was her method of payment?

Is a specific type of fish necessary for this to work?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1095
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter,

Has the woman misunderstood something? e.g any problems with language, dialect or local customs?
NO

Did she think she couldn't buy the item without a fish in her bag?
NO

Was she facing competition for the item she wanted to buy?
YES

Was she bidding for it in auction?
NO

Was the fish intended to put off other prospective buyers?
YES

During the transaction would the fish have been removed from her bag?
YES

perhaps the fish was her method of payment?
NO

Is a specific type of fish necessary for this to work?
NO
Senorita_illuminata (Senorita_illuminata)
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Post Number: 28
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Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she utilize the fish to render the purchase less attractive to potential buyers?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1096
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Senorita,

did she utilize the fish to render the purchase less attractive to potential buyers?
YES
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4698
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Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she intend to leave the fish somewhere so it would rot? Is she buying a property?
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1097
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter,

Did she intend to leave the fish somewhere so it would rot?
YES

Is she buying a property?
YES
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 1098
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

* * * SPOILER * * *

Did she intend to leave the fish somewhere so it would rot? Is she buying a property?

Peter got it. She wanted to buy a house. She went on a tour with the agent and asked for a moment alone in a room. She hid some raw fish in say the curtain rail. She knew that the bad smell would put off other buyers and that she would have a better chance of buying the property cheaply.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 4699
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Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 - 11:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hurrah,

What an evil plan.

Nice puzzle.

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