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Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He didn't get the memo, and three people died.
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He must be a HAM?
Did three people die because he didn't get the memo?
Death: Intentional? Accident? Same cause of death for all three?
Did he know them?
Did the dead know each other?
Did he know three people died?
Did he know he didn't "get the memo?"
Is his occupation relevant?
Are theirs?
Three dead people: HAMs? HAFs?
Are their occupations relevant?
Location relevant?
Time period relevant?
True story? FYOI? Famous or otherwise notorious people involved?
Memo: a memo, or is this a euphemism for information? Spoken information? Written? Transmitted otherwise? A letter? A telephone call? An email? A text?
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He must be a HAM? Yes
Did three people die because he didn't get the memo? Yes
Death: Intentional? Accident? All are accidental, though this one has a little tweak to that Same cause of death for all three? No
Did he know them? Yes (at least one of them), FA
Did the dead know each other? Yes
Did he know three people died? No
Did he know he didn't "get the memo?" No
Is his occupation relevant? Yes
Are theirs? Yes
Three dead people: HAMs? HAFs? Inconsequential. Let's make it 2 HAMs and 1 HAF
Are their occupations relevant? Yes
Location relevant? Yes
Time period relevant? Only somewhat - assume present day
True story? FYOI? I made this up, like the other Causality puzzles Famous or otherwise notorious people involved? Nope
Memo: a memo, Yes, a literal memo. The way I imagine it... or is this a euphemism for information? Spoken information? Written? Transmitted otherwise? A letter? A telephone call? An email? ...it was sent through email. However, the exact form is irrelevant. A text?
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Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 2:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we name these people?
Can "He" be Kyle?
And the dead: Steve, Ivan, and Eleanor?
Was the memo telling him to take some kind of action?
His occupation: military? law enforcement? municipal? journalistic? media? other?
Their occupations: military? law enforcement? municipal? journalistic? media? other?
Were all four professional colleagues?
Were any professional colleagues?
Or did any of them otherwise know each other?
Terrorist actions relevant?
Relevant how he "didn't get the memo" -- ?
Did he not check his email?
Did it end up in his spam directory?
Is his computer disabled?
Was the errant memo sent by one of the dead?
Location:
Asia?
N America?
S America?
Africa?
Europe?
Australia?
Oceania?
Antarctica? ...still waiting for a puzzle set there...
In a city? small town? the countryside?
Is a residence relevant? An office? A public place?
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Can we name these people? Yes
Can "He" be Kyle? Sure And the dead: Steve, Sounds good Ivan, FA! and Eleanor? OK
Was the memo telling him to take some kind of action? Yesish
His occupation: military? law enforcement? municipal? journalistic? media? other? He works in an office. Exactly what kind of office is irrelevant.
Their occupations: military? law enforcement? municipal? journalistic? media? other? Steve works in the same office, but more information is needed for him. Eleanor's is Other, and needs to be determined
Were all four FA professional colleagues? No
Were any professional colleagues? Yes, Kyle & Steve
Or did any of them otherwise know each other? Yes, Steve & Eleanor
Terrorist actions relevant? No
Relevant how he "didn't get the memo" -- ? Irrelevant. The way I see it, the memo was sent on a mass list to all employees. Kyle was accidentally left off the list
Did he not check his email?
Did it end up in his spam directory?
Is his computer disabled?
Was the errant memo sent by one of the dead? Yes, Steve
Location:
Asia?
N America?
S America?
Africa?
Europe? Let's say Europe. Not what I meant by "Location" though.
Australia?
Oceania?
Antarctica? ...still waiting for a puzzle set there... I'm sure if you peruse the archives you'll find one or two.
In a city? small town? the countryside? See below
Is a residence relevant? An office? Yes, as stated under the "occupation" questions. A public place?
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So Kyle was one of the three dead people? Did they die together? Did Kyle die first? Did they die at the same Place? Was the accident work-related?
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So Kyle was one of the three dead people? Yes, FA cleared Did they die together? \b[Yes-ish} Did Kyle die first? Steve and Kyle died pretty much simultaneously. Eleanor died a second or two later. Did they die at the same Place? Yes, less of an -ish than before Was the accident work-related? No
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Was the cause of Death for all three the same? Did They die from a fall? From the impact of a heavy object? A Sharp object? A vehicle? Electric shock? Poison? Other chemicals? Fire? From Heat otherwise?

The Memo: Did Steve get it? Did Eleanor? Was it an Instruction? A Warning? Did it say that something is not safe to use? Did. the authors know they put someone's Life in danger if someone didn't get it?
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Was the cause of Death for all three the same? No Did They die from a fall? Eleanor and Kyle, this From the impact of a heavy object? Steve, this A Sharp object? A vehicle? Electric shock? Poison? Other chemicals? Fire? From Heat otherwise?

The Memo: Did Steve get it? Did Eleanor? No to all Was it an Instruction? This A Warning? Did it say that something is not safe to use? No Did the authors know they put someone's Life in danger if someone didn't get it? No
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Did Kyle and Eleanor fall out of the window? Did. Kyle fall on top of Steve, who was standing outside? Were Kyle and Eleanor distracted by Steve standing outside? Were they arguing whether Steve was allowed to leave so early? Was this to be settled by the instruction?
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Did Kyle and Eleanor fall out of the window? No - no windows are involved in this puzzle Did Kyle fall on top of Steve, In a sense, Yes who was standing outside? No Were Kyle and Eleanor distracted by Steve standing outside? No Were they arguing whether Steve was allowed to leave so early? No Was this to be settled by the instruction? No
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Was it an accident with the elevator?
Was the instruction not to use the elevator?
Was Kyle in the cabin, while Steve was crushed underneath?
Was Steve a mechanic trying to fix something?
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Was it an accident Yope with the elevator? Yes
Was the instruction not to use the elevator? No
Was Kyle in the cabin, while Steve was crushed underneath? Yes
Was Steve a mechanic trying to fix something? No

I should clarify: While the deaths could be considered accidental, it is also true that they were caused by Eleanor.
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Did Eleanor want someone to get hurt? But not killed?
Did Eleanor want someone else to get killed?
Die Eleanor want Kyle to get hurt? Steve?
Die Eleanor want Kyle or Steve to lose his job? Stay out of office for a while?

Was Kyle Steve's boss? Vice versa? Was one of them planned to be fired?
Was Eleanor Steve's wife/significant other? Jealousy relevant?
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Did Eleanor want someone to get hurt? But not killed? No
Did Eleanor want someone else to get killed? No
Die Eleanor want Kyle to get hurt? Steve? No to both
Die Eleanor want Kyle or Steve to lose his job? Stay out of office for a while? No to both

Was Kyle Steve's boss? Vice versa? This Was one of them planned to be fired? No
Was Eleanor Steve's wife/significant other? It's irrelevant how they know each other. Assume they are friends. Jealousy relevant? No
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Did Eleanor press a button to call the elevator to her floor? Was she coming to visit Steve?

Was there a door missing on the floor where Steve got into the elevator shaft?

Is the relevance of the memo simply that, had Kyle gotten it, he would have been busy in the office (or elsewhere) and therefore not in the elevator at the relevant time? Or, was there actual information in the memo that would have helped him avoid the accident?
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Did Eleanor press a button to call the elevator to her floor? No Was she coming to visit Steve? No

Was there a door missing on the floor where Steve got into the elevator shaft? No, slight FA

Is the relevance of the memo simply that, had Kyle gotten it, he would have been busy in the office No (or elsewhere) Yes (not "busy" but "elsewhere" and therefore not in the elevator at the relevant time? Yes Or, was there actual information in the memo that would have helped him avoid the accident? But this is also true

HINT: Eleanor's job has not been determined.
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HINT: Eleanor is a criminal.
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was the accident caused by Eleanor committig a crime? Some kind of sabotage? Hiding from the police? From someone else? Fleeing from someone?
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was the accident caused by Eleanor committig a crime? Yes Some kind of sabotage? Yes, it was sabotage & theft Hiding from the police? From someone else? Fleeing from someone? No to these
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Did Steve help Eleanor with the theft? Was he in the shaft because of that? Was Steve suspicious and tried to catch Eleanor in the act? Was Eleanor in the shaft too?
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Did Steve help Eleanor with the theft? Yes Was he in the shaft because of that? Yes Was Steve suspicious and tried to catch Eleanor in the act? No Was Eleanor in the shaft too? Yes
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So, Steve was the boss...die he write the memo? Did the memo say that everyone can leave early that day? Did Steve write the memo in order to rob the building including elevator shaft undisturbed?
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So, Steve was the boss...die he write the memo? Yes Did the memo say that everyone can leave early that day? No, but OTRT Did Steve write the memo in order to rob the building including elevator shaft undisturbed? Yes
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Did Steve organize a company party? Ordered the staff to get working somewhere else?
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Did Steve organize a company party? Ordered the staff to get working somewhere else? No to both - getting colder.
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So far we have:
-Steve, the boss, sent a memo to the employees working in the office. The effect of the memo, if followed, would have been that nobody (except Steve) was work at the time when the deaths occurred?
-Kyle did not get the memo, and so he WAS at work. In fact, he was in the elevator the moment that the "accident" occurred?
-Steve and Eleanor were conspiring to steal one or more items from the building?
-Steve was in the elevator shaft UNDER the cabin when he died. However, Eleanor died from a fall, and therefore was NOT under the cabin at the time of death?

Was Eleanor above the cabin when she died? Was she attempting to steal the cable that was holding up the elevator cabin, to sell it as scrap metal? Was the falling of the cabin caused by her cutting the cable? Did her and Steve intend for the cabin to be on a different floor than it was, based on the assumption that nobody would be using it?
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So far we have:
-Steve, the boss, sent a memo to the employees working in the office. The effect of the memo, if followed, would have been that nobody (except Steve) was work at the time when the deaths occurred?
-Kyle did not get the memo, and so he WAS at work. In fact, he was in the elevator the moment that the "accident" occurred?
-Steve and Eleanor were conspiring to steal one or more items from the building?
-Steve was in the elevator shaft UNDER the cabin when he died. However, Eleanor died from a fall, and therefore was NOT under the cabin at the time of death?
These are all correct

Was Eleanor above the cabin when she died? Was she attempting to steal the cable that was holding up the elevator cabin, to sell it as scrap metal? Was the falling of the cabin caused by her cutting the cable? Did her and Steve intend for the cabin to be on a different floor than it was, based on the assumption that nobody would be using it? ...Well, that was a lot quicker than I thought. All of this is correct.

Only a couple of things are left:
-What caused Eleanor to fall?
-What did the memo say?
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I imagine Eleanor could have been on top of the elevator when cutting the cable? Or at least in the elevator shaft?
The thieves assuming that the elevator was at the bottom of it's travel?
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I imagine Eleanor could have been on top of the elevator when cutting the cable? Or at least in the elevator shaft? She was at the top of the shaft. The elevator was on a floor somewhere in the middle.
The thieves assuming that the elevator was at the bottom of it's travel? Yes, they thought it would be on the bottom floor
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well presumably when cutting the cable, as Eleanor was expecting merely that the cable would drop, and instead an elevator came crashing down (it wouldn't, by the way, but let's not dwell on that!) the shock/noise/speed of cable would be likely to cause her to fall?
The memo - did it actually mention the elevator? Something to the effect of it being serviced so employees could have the day off?
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well presumably when cutting the cable, Yes, but not in the way you think. Remember, she was NOT on top of the elevator as Eleanor was expecting merely that the cable would drop, and instead an elevator came crashing down (it wouldn't, by the way, but let's not dwell on that!) Um... let's assume all the other safety devices were inactive? the shock/noise/speed of cable would be likely to cause her to fall? No
The memo - did it actually mention the elevator? Something to the effect of it being serviced so employees could have the day off? Basically it told the employees to take a certain day off. Reason why is irrel. All you need now is why Eleanor fell.
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Ah - Anybody else relevant in the building at the time? On the same floor as Eleanor?
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Ah - Anybody else relevant in the building at the time? No On the same floor as Eleanor?
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You're very close, so I might as well drop a HINT: Eleanor was in the shaft to cut the cable, but was not on top of the elevator. She fell to her death... so where was she, and how did she fall?
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Was she attached to a rope or some similar abseiling device that got caught up and she was dragged to her death?

Was she standing in the jimmied-open doorway to the lift on the top floor? And, maybe over-reaching or something?

Was she attached to the ceiling with suction cups that lost their suction in the chaos?

Had she bored a hole into the roof of the shaft, somehow?

Was she using a jetpack that ran out of fuel?

Had she installed a trampoline on the roof of the shaft, jumped from it, and found upon her descent that the roof was lower than expected (and could be survived?)

Was she really some kind of winged mammal?
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Was she attached to a rope or some similar abseiling device She had attached herself to the top of the shaft by means of a rope or cable. No to the rest of these, but I do like the creativity, especially those jetpack and trampoline ones. that got caught up and she was dragged to her death?

Was she standing in the jimmied-open doorway to the lift on the top floor? And, maybe over-reaching or something?

Was she attached to the ceiling with suction cups that lost their suction in the chaos?

Had she bored a hole into the roof of the shaft, somehow?

Was she using a jetpack that ran out of fuel?

Had she installed a trampoline on the roof of the shaft, jumped from it, and found upon her descent that the roof was lower than expected (and could be survived?)

Was she really some kind of winged mammal?
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Did the rope snap? Was it severed? Did it burn up? Did she somehow become detached from it? Did she lose her grip? Did some unexpected force pull the rope hard or feed it rapidly through, dragging her with it or slackening so much she fell?

Was her method of cutting the cable to blame? Did she use some kind of sharp hand-held implement? Did she use fire? Acid? Lasers? Was there an explosion?
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Did the rope snap? Was it severed? This Did it burn up? Did she somehow become detached from it? Did she lose her grip? Did some unexpected force pull the rope hard or feed it rapidly through, dragging her with it or slackening so much she fell?

Was her method of cutting the cable to blame? Yes Did she use some kind of sharp hand-held implement? She used bolt cutters Did she use fire? Acid? Lasers? Was there an explosion?
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Is there more to it than her accidentally severing her own support cable, then?
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Is there more to it than her accidentally severing her own support cable, then? Nothing more than that.

****SPOILER****

Steve is the boss of a company where Kyle works; unknown to the employees, Steve was having serious financial trouble. One day, Steve's friend Eleanor, a thief, came to him with a proposition: she would steal from the company, crippling it both physically and business-wise. Steve agreed, and sent out a memo to the employees instructing them to take the next day off, making up some excuse as to why the business would be closed. However, he accidentally failed to send the memo to Kyle.

The next morning, Kyle showed up to work as normal, taking the elevator up. However, Steve, in the basement, cut the power to the elevator, trapping Kyle in it several floors up before walking to the bottom of the elevator shaft to make sure the elevator was on the bottom floor. Eleanor, hanging from a cable at the top of the shaft, went to cut the elevator's cable; however, though she succeeded, she also cut through her own support cable as well. The elevator's safety features were inoperative (maybe Steve deactivated them - I didn't think this part through), so the elevator fell along with Eleanor.

Meanwhile, Steve had stepped into the elevator shaft to make sure it was on the bottom floor. The elevator landed on him, killing him along with Kyle; Eleanor landed on top of that a few seconds later. Thus ended the story.

Nice work everyone, especially Biograd for getting a big chunk of it and WiZ for the coup de grāce.

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