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Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are several As in the world. There are even more Bs. But Frank is the only person in the world to be both an A and a B.
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a theory, although it's probably one of many answers that fit the puzzle statement. I don't see an address I can e-mail it to, though.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's not on my profile...I'll email you if you want to send your guess
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Please do.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Frank = H/A/M?

Is everyone in the world either an A or a B?

Physical characteristics relevant? Religions? Nationalities? Professions?

Has Frank always been both an A and a B?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Frank = H/A/M? Yes to all

Is everyone in the world either an A or a B? No

Physical characteristics relevant? No Religions? No Nationalities? Yes Professions? Yes

Has Frank always been both an A and a B? No
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, never mind, I know now that my guess was wrong.

Is Frank the only person to have the two professions, A and B?

Is he the only person to have the two nationalities, A and B?

Is he simultaneously an A and B? Or did he transition from one to the other?

Is the profession realted to 'nationality' in some sense? Is it political or diplomatic? Do changes in law or country borders or some form of international treaties/agreements play a part in the solution?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, never mind, I know now that my guess was wrong. I'd be interested to know what it was...or you could save that for your own puzzle, of course

Is Frank the only person to have the two professions, A and B? Yes

Is he the only person to have the two nationalities, A and B? No

Is he simultaneously an A and B? Yes Or did he transition from one to the other? No

Is the profession realted to 'nationality' in some sense? Yesish Is it political or diplomatic? Yes Do changes in law No or country borders No or some form of international treaties/agreements Yes play a part in the solution?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought 'Frank' was a pseudonym for Adam Rainer - the only person to have ever been, medically speaking, both a giant and a dwarf.

Is Frank a diplomat? A parliamentarian or congressional representative? A monarch (or other position of power established around the feudal era)? Does he work predominantly in one country?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought 'Frank' was a pseudonym for Adam Rainer - the only person to have ever been, medically speaking, both a giant and a dwarf. Interesting!

Is Frank a diplomat? I'm not sure of the exact scope of this term, see later answers A parliamentarian or congressional representative? Yes A monarch Yes (or other position of power established around the feudal era)? Does he work predominantly in one country? Predominantly, yes
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, Frank is a king? Is he more than a king? Is he the king of two countries or places? Is he the king of one place and the <other> of another?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, Frank is a king? No Is he more than a king? Yes, ignoring the fact that he is not actually a king Is he the king of two countries or places? No Is he the king of one place and the <other> of another? Yes, except again not actually a king
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he the pope? Is he the only Latin American pope? (although 'several popes' in the world is a bit of a stretch)

Relevant that we have a Pope Emeritus for the first time?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he the pope? No Is he the only Latin American pope? (although 'several popes' in the world is a bit of a stretch)

Relevant that we have a Pope Emeritus for the first time? No
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a prince? Will Frank become king some day? Is he an European monarch?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a prince? Yes Will Frank become king some day? No Is he an European monarch? Yes
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Frank the Prince of Monaco? Prince of Liechtenstein? Prince of Andorra?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Frank the Prince of Monaco? Prince of Liechtenstein? Prince of Andorra? This. So what is A and what is B?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, are we referring to the President of France and the Co-Prince of Andorra? Someone simultaneously a Monarchial head of state and a Republican/Parliamentary head of state?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, are we referring to the President of France and the Co-Prince of Andorra? Someone simultaneously a Monarchial head of state and a Republican/Parliamentary head of state?
Mais oui

*****SPOILER*****
Andorra has a unique monarchial system, ruled by two co-princes. One of these positions is held by the Bishop of Urgell, and the other by the President of France. This makes whoever is the French president, currently François Hollande (Frank), the only person in the world to be a monarch (A) and the head of state of a republic (B) simultaneously. He is also the only monarch in the world to be elected by common citizens (though not those of the country of which he is monarch).
Slightly amusing when you consider how the French treated their own royal family.

Thanks everyone for playing along with this quick puzzle!
Ostap (Ostap)
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Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is at least one more person who was during his life A and B, though subsequently, not at the same time: Simeon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was from 1943-1946 as Simeon II emperor (tzar) of Bulgaria, and from 2001-2005 prime minister of the Bulgarian Republic.

Just to add a bit of trivia ..

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