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Neither Alice nor Bob knew either Charlie or Dave personally. However, if it hadn't been for them, Alice and Bob wouldn't be married now.

Alice = H/A/F
All others = H/A/M
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I was hoping that Charlie would be short for Charlotte - a HAF. Nuts!
But would the puzzle work if Charlie and/or Dave were HAF's?
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I was hoping that Charlie would be short for Charlotte - a HAF. Nuts! Sorry for the disappointment...
But would the puzzle work if Charlie and/or Dave were HAF's? no - good question!
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Did Charlie know Dave? Did Dave know Charlie?
Does any of the protagonists have a relevant profession?
Would Alice and Bob have met, hadn't it been for Charlie and Dave?
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Did Charlie know Dave? Did Dave know Charlie? irrel
Does any of the protagonists have a relevant profession? yope to all
Would Alice and Bob have met, hadn't it been for Charlie and Dave? unlikely
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Is it relevant where/how A&B met?

If so, Did these circumstances arise due to something that C&D did? Something that happened to C&D? Something that was influenced by the very existence of C&D?

Did something happen to, or was something done by, C&D that allowed A&B to be married (such as enacting legislative change or breaking down socio-cultural barriers)?
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Is it relevant where/how A&B met? yes

If so, Did these circumstances arise due to something that C&D did? yope Something that happened to C&D? no Something that was influenced by the very existence of C&D? yope

Did something happen to, or was something done by, C&D that allowed A&B to be married (such as enacting legislative change or breaking down socio-cultural barriers)? no
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Did they meet at work? At a place of education? Was it a chance encounter? Were they flatmates? Did a common interest or common participation in an event bring them together?

Does the solution involve competition in any form (such as being placed on waiting lists, streamed in specific classes, allocated housing in a particular area etc.)?
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Did they meet at work? yes At a place of education? no Was it a chance encounter? Hmm... yope Were they flatmates? no Did a common interest or common participation in an event bring them together? no

Does the solution involve competition in any form (such as being placed on waiting lists, streamed in specific classes, allocated housing in a particular area etc.)? no
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You said it's relevant that Charlie and Dave were men. Is it because of their position in the workplace (glass ceiling and all that), or is it a field with a large number of males in the workforce? Does their job involve sport? Fashion? Religion?
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You said it's relevant that Charlie and Dave were men. Is it because of their position in the workplace (glass ceiling and all that), or is it a field with a large number of males in the workforce? Does their job involve sport? Fashion? Religion? no to all
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Were C&D working in the same company/department as A&B at all? Did something happen with C&D that caused A&B to come together (such as their men's-only steam baths catching fire and firefighters A&B were put together to put it out?)

If C&D don't work in the same place as A&B, is their job relevant to the puzzle?

Do A&B have a white-collar job? Blue-collar job? Does it relevantly involve computers/the internet?
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Were C&D working in the same company/department as A&B at all? same company, but not same department, which is important Did something happen with C&D that caused A&B to come together (such as their men's-only steam baths catching fire and firefighters A&B were put together to put it out?) no

If C&D don't work in the same place as A&B, is their job relevant to the puzzle? n/a

Do A&B have a white-collar job? this, and so do C&D Blue-collar job? Does it relevantly involve computers/the internet? yes, computers mainly. I'm not sure about C&D's exact jobs, but B works in sales and A in an even more computer-intensive department
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Is the product they're selling relevant? Does A work in IT? Did A need to fix something with B's computer?

I have business to attend to; I will give your puzzle some more thought over the course of the day
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Is the product they're selling relevant? No. They're a multinational corporation that sells a lot of products Does A work in IT? assume yes Did A need to fix something with B's computer? yes! and...

I have business to attend to; I will give your puzzle some more thought over the course of the day I have covers to slip under - looking forward to new questions!
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BLOOOPER: Alice works in sales and Bob works in IT. So it's Bob who needed to fix something with Alice's computer.
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Is it C or D who sent Bob to fix Alice's computer?
Did either C or D break Alice's computer?
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Is it C or D who sent Bob to fix Alice's computer?
Did either C or D break Alice's computer?
no to both
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Did C and D go for a vacation, what caused Bob to be sent instead of them to fix Alice's computer?
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Did C and D go for a vacation, what caused Bob to be sent instead of them to fix Alice's computer? No. C and D would not have been able to fix her computer
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If it was not for C and D ..
.. Alice and Bob would never have met?
.. would not have fallen in love with each other?
.. would not have married?

Is it very relevant that Bob fixed Alice's computer? or might the same also have happened if Bob and Alice had met each other in a different situation?

Did Bob fix Alices computer? if yes: would they also have married if he had not been able to fix it? Was Alice, after Bob had fixed her computer, able to finish some important work? which gave her a promotion in the job?

Is either C or D Alice's boss? Bob's boss?
Do C and D work for the same company? for the same company as Alice? for the same company as Bob?

Is either of Alice or Bob married at the moment when they meet for the first time?
if yes: have C and D an important role in the divorce?

Are C and D relatives? relatives of Alice? of Bob?
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If it was not for C and D ..
.. Alice and Bob would never have met? this, but beware of FA
.. would not have fallen in love with each other?
.. would not have married?

Is it very relevant that Bob fixed Alice's computer? yesish, again beware of FA or might the same also have happened if Bob and Alice had met each other in a different situation? under specific circumstances

Did Bob fix Alices computer? yes if yes: would they also have married if he had not been able to fix it? assume yes Was Alice, after Bob had fixed her computer, able to finish some important work? irrel which gave her a promotion in the job? irrel

Is either C or D Alice's boss? Bob's boss? no
Do C and D work for the same company? for the same company as Alice? for the same company as Bob? they all work for the same company

Is either of Alice or Bob married at the moment when they meet for the first time? irrel
if yes: have C and D an important role in the divorce? no

Are C and D relatives? relatives of Alice? of Bob? no to all

Important clarification: Alice had a software issue that Bob could fix without actually coming to her office.
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Did C and/or D make Alice go to Bob (Bob go to Alice?) after (before?) Bob fixed Alice's computer?
Did Alice and Bob meet at Bob's workplace? at Alice's? somewhere else?
Did Alice want to see Bob in order to say him thank you?
Is Alice working at home? Is Bob?
Is Alice's exact job relevant?
Are C and D's jobs relevant? Do they have a similar job? Are they accountants? auditors?
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Did C and/or D make Alice go to Bob (Bob go to Alice?) after (before?) Bob fixed Alice's computer? hmm. Noish
Did Alice and Bob meet at Bob's workplace? at Alice's? somewhere else? irrel
Did Alice want to see Bob in order to say him thank you? no, but getting OTRT
Is Alice working at home? Is Bob? no to both
Is Alice's exact job relevant? no
Are C and D's jobs relevant? no Do they have a similar job? Alice's, Charlie's and Dave's jobs are all similar Are they accountants? auditors? irrel
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If I get things right, Bob could have fixed Alice's computer without coming to her office, but he decided to go there to do this job for some reason, correct?
If correct, is that reason connected with Charlie and/or Dave? Did Alice insist that Bob come to her office to fix the computer?
Did Charlie or Dave develop Alice's misconception about some computer issues? So that she thought that her computer must be fixed in her office?
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If I get things right, Bob could have fixed Alice's computer without coming to her office, yes but he decided to go there to do this job for some reason, correct? no
If correct, is that reason connected with Charlie and/or Dave? They eventually met because of Charlie and Dave, but not at Alice's office Did Alice insist that Bob come to her office to fix the computer? no
Did Charlie or Dave develop Alice's misconception about some computer issues? So that she thought that her computer must be fixed in her office? no
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Did Bob fix Alice's computer without coming to her office? Did Alice take her computer to Bob's workplace?
Did Alice and Bob meet before Bob fixed the computer? afterwards?
Are C and D coworkers? Or do they work in different departments? it just happened that their actions together resulted in Alice and Bob meeting each other?
Did C and D know each other personally?
You mentioned that it's relevant that C and D are male, right? Do B, C and D have any common interests? hobbies? Did C and D invite Bob to a stag party?
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Did Bob fix Alice's computer without coming to her office? yes Did Alice take her computer to Bob's workplace? no
Did Alice and Bob meet before Bob fixed the computer? afterwards? this
Are C and D coworkers? irrel Or do they work in different departments? irrel it just happened that their actions together resulted in Alice and Bob meeting each other? yes, for svv of actions
Did C and D know each other personally? irrel
You mentioned that it's relevant that C and D are male, right? right Do B, C and D have any common interests? hobbies? Did C and D invite Bob to a stag party? no to all

HINT: It's relevant that I'm using 'boring' placeholder names.
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Are the names being used everyone's real names? If not, are their real names important?
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Are the names being used everyone's real names? no If not, are their real names important? very!

Welcome to the forum, Konnie!
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Thank you, Doriana!
Would we recognize the situation if we knew the characters' real names?
Is this scenario based on a real event?
Is it based on a fictional, but well-known, scenario? A movie? A book?
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Do any of the relevant people have the same name? very similar names? Does Alice (or Bob) confuse two people based on the fact that they share a name? Is it Charlie and Dave whose names were confused? Is this why they must have been the same sex for this to work out?
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Are Charlie and Dave brothers?
(or other close relatives?)
Do they have identical names?
Do they share something with Bob?
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Would we recognize the situation if we knew the characters' real names? it would make it easier
Is this scenario based on a real event? yes
Is it based on a fictional, but well-known, scenario? A movie? A book? no to these

Do any of the relevant people have the same name? yes, two of them do, see below very similar names? and one has a name that is similar to the other name Does Alice (or Bob) confuse two people based on the fact that they share a name? no Is it Charlie and Dave whose names were confused? no, because Is this why they must have been the same sex for this to work out? no, there's a different reason

Are Charlie and Dave brothers? no
(or other close relatives?)
Do they have identical names? yes, identical first names
Do they share something with Bob? no
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Did this event occur within the past year? Decade? century?
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Did this event occur within the past year? Decade? century? the past decade
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Was the story covered by news broadcasting? Entertainment shows? Daytime talk shows?
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Was the story covered by news broadcasting? Entertainment shows? Daytime talk shows? no to all. I think I misunderstood your question "Would we recognize the situation if we knew the characters' real names?". The story behind this is not well-known.
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The story is not well-known, but is the scenario?
When Bob and Alice eventually met, was it in his office? His house? Her house? On a date?
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*Edit: Meant to say, are the people well-known, but not the story?
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The story is not well-known, but is the scenario? no
When Bob and Alice eventually met, was it in his office? His house? Her house? On a date? on a date

Meant to say, are the people well-known, but not the story? no
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Do either C or D have a name similar to Alice? (first name? last name?)
Did Bob misread or mishear Alice's name?
Did he first think Alice is a man? (Alec, Alex, Alik)
Did Bob contact Alice after he fixed the computer? Did he look up Alice in the company's phone directory? but ended up at C or D?
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Do either C or D have a name similar to Alice? (first name? last name?) C and D have the same first name, which is similar to A's first name
Did Bob misread YES! Good question or mishear Alice's name?
Did he first think Alice is a man? (Alec, Alex, Alik) yes!
Did Bob contact Alice after he fixed the computer? Bob sent Alice an e-mail telling her he had fixed the issue, and then Alice replied Did he look up Alice in the company's phone directory? but ended up at C or D?
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Is the role of C and D in this story that because of their first names Bob misread Alice's name? and took her for a man?
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Is the role of C and D in this story that because of their first names Bob misread Alice's name? and took her for a man? yes to both - how come?
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Okay, so did Bob fix either Charlie or Dave's computers? And afterwards, mistakenly contacted Alice to say it was fixed?
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Okay, so did Bob fix either Charlie or Dave's computers? both of them And afterwards, mistakenly contacted Alice to say it was fixed? no, he fixed hers too
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Is the specific computer problem relevant? A computer virus of some sort?
Was Bob supposed to fix Alice's computer?
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Is the specific computer problem relevant? no A computer virus of some sort?
Was Bob supposed to fix Alice's computer? yes
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Did Bob fix first Charlie's and Dave's computer? and then Alice's? Did Bob make some remark on that in his mail to Alice? like "you're the third Alik in a row this week"? to which Alice responded that she is not Alik but Alice? upon which Bob requested that she provides evidence .. ?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Bob fix first Charlie's and Dave's computer? yes and then Alice's? Did Bob make some remark on that in his mail to Alice? yope like "you're the third Alik in a row this week"? this would have been possible, but see below to which Alice responded that she is not Alik but Alice? yes upon which Bob requested that she provides evidence .. ?

You've found out everything we need for the - wait for it, it's gonna be legendary -

********SPOILER********

Bob (my uncle) is an expert for a certain software product a large company uses. So whenever someone has trouble with it, they ask Bob for help, usually via e-mail.
Two men, both called Alik, had recently asked him for advice when he got an e-mail from Alice. He fixed the issue and sent her an e-mail that started with "Dear Alik...", to which she replied that she was in fact an Alice, not an Alik. Bob was so embarrassed by his mistake that he went to her office with chocolates to make up for it.
The rest is your average boy-meets-girl kind of story =)


Thanks for playing, thumbs up for Konnie, Minimo and Sundowner. Well done!

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