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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 10:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Events in the global economy over the last few years have led to an reduced ability of mine to do something that I used to be really good at.

Your mission is to ascertain what that ability is.
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is lack of sufficient funds involved?
Did you collect gold or other valuables?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solving puzzles?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

backing winners? making puns?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for neglecting this for the last few days but I've been a bit under the weather

Deholmes

Is lack of sufficient funds involved? No
Did you collect gold or other valuables? No
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin

Solving puzzles? Ha, I've only ever been ok at this.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez

backing winners? making puns? LOL, no and it's not smoking or drinking pints of Guinness either!
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 12:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a physical ability? a mental one?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a physical ability? this onea mental one?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 3:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this ability involve strength? Speed? Dexterity? Does it require a prop?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this ability involve strength? No Speed? Yesish Dexterity? Yesish Does it require a prop? Yes
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 4:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have access to the prop less often than you used to have?

Is the prop bigger than a hand? a breadbox? a chair? a table? a car? a house?

Is the prop made of plastic? metal? wood? glass? porcelain? leather? fabric?

Is it something edible?

Is opening something in an unusual way relevant?
Hamilton (Hamilton)
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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with the downturn in Ireland specifically?

Has the depression led to a lack of supply of an object? If so, an imported object?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana

Do you have access to the prop less often than you used to have? No

Is the prop bigger than a hand? a breadbox? a chair? a table? It's not a uniform shape so hard to say but of this list I guess table is closest a car? a house?

Is the prop made of plastic? metal? Partly this wood? glass? porcelain? leather? fabric? No to rest

Is it something edible? No

Is opening something in an unusual way relevant? No
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with the downturn in Ireland specifically? Partly but not entirely
Hi Hamilton and welcome


Has the depression led to a lack of supply of an object? not specifically the depression but a supposed shortage of something may be relevant. There are numerous factors at play. If so, an imported object? Not an object but something imported is very relevant
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana

Do you have access to the prop less often than you used to have? No

Is the prop bigger than a hand? a breadbox? a chair? a table? It's not a uniform shape so hard to say but of this list I guess table is closest a car? a house?

Is the prop made of plastic? metal? Partly this wood? glass? porcelain? leather? fabric? No to rest

Is it something edible? No

Is opening something in an unusual way relevant? No
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

has the cost of doing this thing become prohibitive? the cost of getting to a particular location? buying fuel?

is the item a piece of sports equipment? something you use to play a game?

horse drawn vehicles relevant?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 11:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

has the cost of doing this thing become prohibitive? Cost is relevant the cost of getting to a particular location?Yes buying fuel? Yes

is the item a piece of sports equipment? something you use to play a game?

horse drawn vehicles relevant? No to rest
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you only demonstrate the ability at a particular location? or practise it at that location?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you only demonstrate the ability at a particular location? or practise it at that location? Yes to both but I should clarify something which will blow this puzzle wide open. The ability is displayed while actually buying fuel
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is pumping fuel for an exact amount of money relevant (e.g. exactly 50)?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Exactly ...........

***********Spoiler************

I used to be really good at stopping the petrol pump on an exact round number. However given the steady climb in fuel prices over the last few years the dials turn that much faster so I invariably put 70.02 or 65.03 in. I think it must be a guy thing but it really pees me off when I miss the magic round number.

More life and death puzzles coming your way soon.

Well done Doriana.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle!
But I don't think it's a guy thing - my mum and I both always try to stop the pump on a round number.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle. And no, it's not a guy thing - my parents both try to stick with a round number but I don't really care about it.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The trying to hit the round number may not be a guy thing but the getting annoyed at missing it probably is.

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