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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lydia is sitting at the breakfast table, reading the local paper. She sees that a new restaurant has opened in town, not far from her apartment. Preliminary reviews are glowing. She tells her husband about it. He nods in an interested fashion, but they both know they will never go to it.

They both have adventurous palates, no dietary requirements, and a fair amount of disposable income. Why will they never go there?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they eat only at home? Can they freely move outside their house?
Is Lydia's apartment also her husband's apartment?
Would they like to go to the newly-opened restaurant? Would they commit a crime if they went there?
Is it relevant what type of restaurant it is?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they eat only at home? No, they go to other restaurants several times a year Can they freely move outside their house? yes
Is Lydia's apartment also her husband's apartment? yes
Would they like to go to the newly-opened restaurant? They're a fan of restaurants in general, and like the idea of this one Would they commit a crime if they went there? no
Is it relevant what type of restaurant it is? yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the restaurant serve cuisine from a particular part of the world? If so, Europe? Asia? Africa? America? Australasia?

Do either of them want to go there? Is it relevant who owns the restaurant? Where exactly it is?

Do either of them have any relevant health issues? Are either of their jobs relevant?

Is it relevant why Lydia brings it up at all if she knows they will never go?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is their religion relevant? Does the restaurant serve the dishes they are not allowed to it?
Is it relevant what means of transportation would they need to go to the restaurant? Is it relevant how they're able to pay for this restaurant's meal? Do they know the owner of the restaurant?

Lydia: human adult female?
Her husband: human adult male?
Is Lydia healthy? Mentally stable?
Is her husband healthy? Mentally stable?
Are their professions relevant? Their hobbies? Their political views?
Does anybody else live with them? Do they have pets? Relevant?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the restaurant serve cuisine from a particular part of the world? not relevantly If so, Europe? Asia? Africa? America? Australasia? n/a

Do either of them want to go there? Lydia's husband would probably go there if he were a single man Is it relevant who owns the restaurant? no Where exactly it is? no

Do either of them have any relevant health issues? Yes, DOYD 'health' Are either of their jobs relevant? no

Is it relevant why Lydia brings it up at all if she knows they will never go? No
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fun with cross-posting!

Is their religion relevant? no Does the restaurant serve the dishes they are not allowed to it? no
Is it relevant what means of transportation would they need to go to the restaurant? no; assume it's walking distance Is it relevant how they're able to pay for this restaurant's meal? no Do they know the owner of the restaurant? irrelevant

Lydia: human adult female? yes
Her husband: human adult male? yes
Is Lydia healthy? Yope - DOYD of 'healthy' Mentally stable? yes
Is her husband healthy? Mentally stable? yes to both
Are their professions relevant? no Their hobbies? noTheir political views? no
Does anybody else live with them? assume no Do they have pets? irrelevant Relevant? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are either of the couple ill? Going to die soon? Is Lydia pregnant?

If they were to be served the same food as the restaurant serves in their own flat, would that be ok?

Could they go to the restaurant? Would going cause them some problem? A health problem? Financial? Social? Emotional? Would it be hard for there to get there? Would they not enjoy their meal there for some reason?

Is the state of the relationship between the two relevant?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are either of the couple ill? no Going to die soon? no Is Lydia pregnant? no

If they were to be served the same food as the restaurant serves in their own flat, would that be ok? yes

Could they go to the restaurant? yes Would going cause them some problem? no A health problem? Financial? Social? Emotional? no to all Would it be hard for there to get there? no Would they not enjoy their meal there for some reason? correct!

Is the state of the relationship between the two relevant? Insofar as the two of them would usually to go restaurants with each other
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is anyone who works at the restaurant relevant?

Is the way in which the food is served there relevant? Eg buffet, table service, all you can eat? Is the restaurant themed in some relevant way? Does it have a gimmick?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is anyone who works at the restaurant relevant? no

Is the way in which the food is served there relevant? yes Eg buffet, table service, all you can eat? but not in this sense Is the restaurant themed in some relevant way? yesish Does it have a gimmick? yes, one could call it that
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Lydia's appearance relevant? Is her husband's? Their weight? Height?

Do the staff dress in a certain way? Is the decor relevant?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Lydia's appearance relevant? no Is her husband's? no Their weight? no Height? no

Do the staff dress in a certain way? no Is the decor relevant? yope
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can Lydia see? Is it a restaurant where people dine in the darkness?
Do the restaurant have any entrance requirements?
Is Lydia alcoholic? Any other relevant vice?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can Lydia see? yes Is it a restaurant where people dine in the darkness? yes!
Do the restaurant have any entrance requirements? no
Is Lydia alcoholic? no Any other relevant vice? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she afraid of the dark?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she afraid of the dark? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an issue for them that they wouldn't know what they are eating? That they might drop food? Is one of them particularly clumsy?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an issue for them that they wouldn't know what they are eating? no That they might drop food? no Is one of them particularly clumsy? no
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would Lydia accept having a dinner in the dark in her own flat?

Does she have bladder issues? And she's afraid not to find the bathroom in the dark?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would Lydia accept having a dinner in the dark in her own flat? Most probably not

Does she have bladder issues? no And she's afraid not to find the bathroom in the dark? although this plays a part in the solution
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have to go to a bathroom at regular intervals? E.g. to take medication? to test her blood sugar?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have to go to a bathroom at regular intervals? E.g. to take medication? to test her blood sugar? No; her bathroom habits are unremarkable, although there's a good chance she would have to painstakingly find her way to one at some point during the restaurant meal. It's just one of a few issues she would have, however.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she deaf? And she wouldn't know how to communicate with the staff or with her husband?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she over-active and cannot sit for a long time?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she deaf? And she wouldn't know how to communicate with the staff or with her husband? yes!

***** SPOILER *****

The restaurant offers a 'dining in the dark' experience. Lydia is profoundly deaf. Not only would she be unable to converse with her husband during the meal, she would find making complaints or requests to the staff, or anyone, very difficult indeed.


Well done all, especially Doriana for sticking with it.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle! =)

Here's a deal: Now that I've solved one of your puzzles, why don't you have a look at my new-ish puzzle and ask a question?

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