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Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My last two puzzles were solved pretty quickly, and now my long-running one is through too. I've try to make this one more vague, but I fear it may be too easy as well. We'll see.

Riley is in a hospital, with bruises and marks all over his body. The culprits (we'll call them Dan and Eric) are never prosecuted.
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Riley = H/A/M?
Dan = H/A/M?
Eric = H/A/M?

Did Dan and Eric physically attack Riley?
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Riley = H/A/M?
Dan = H/A/M?
Eric = H/A/M? Yes to all

Did Dan and Eric physically attack Riley? Noish, sort of DOYD
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Did Riley get the bruises and marks from falling? running into something? being hit with an object? multiple objects? Did he get all of them at the same time?

Do Riley and Dan know each other? Dan and Eric? Eric and Riley?
Are their jobs relevant?

Does Riley know Dan and Eric are the culprits? Does anyone at the hospital know?
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Did Riley get the bruises and marks from falling? running into something? being hit with an object? Yeshish to this, no to others. multiple objects? Did he get all of them at the same time? Over the course of a few days.

Do Riley and Dan know each other? Dan and Eric? Eric and Riley? Riley knows them somewhat, Dan and Eric know each other better than they know Riley.
Are their jobs relevant? Yes

Does Riley know Dan and Eric are the culprits? Yes Does anyone at the hospital know? Probably not.
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Do they all work together? Did Riley suffer his injuries at work? Does he work in a field where injuries are not uncommon?

Had Dan and Eric intended to cause physical harm to Riley?
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Do they all work together? Dan and Eric do.Did Riley suffer his injuries at work? Does he work in a field where injuries are not uncommon? No to these

Had Dan and Eric intended to cause physical harm to Riley? Noish, they didn't want to harm Riley.
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Had they intended to harm someone else? Were they at work when they caused harm to Riley?

Do Dan and Eric work in

Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other
?

Same question for Riley.
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Had they intended to harm someone else? *sigh*Yesish haha. Were they at work when they caused harm to Riley? They were working.

Do Dan and Eric work in

Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other Hard to believe, but none of these. That's an extensive list though.


Same question for Riley. Riley's job is irrelevant, sorry for not specifying.
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Do they work indoors? if so, in an office? a factory? a shop? a restaurant? a museum? a theatre? a gym? a hotel?

Do they work outdoors? if so, in construction? agriculture? forestry?

Do they work in an unusual environment? if so, up in the air? underwater? in outer space?

Are they athletes?

Do they have a common job?
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Do they work indoors? Usually if so, in an office? a factory? a shop? a restaurant? a museum? a theatre? a gym? a hotel? No to these.

Do they work outdoors? if so, in construction? agriculture? forestry?

Do they work in an unusual environment? if so, up in the air? underwater? in outer space? No to all else.

Are they athletes?

Do they have a common job? Fairly common, I'd say. It might also be helpful to focus on Riley's injuries/condition.
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Did an object cause his injuries? If so, an object that Dan and Eric use at work? Are the marks on his body bite marks? burn marks? stretch marks? pock marks?
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Did an object cause his injuries? Some of them. If so, an object that Dan and Eric use at work? Not one they normally use. Are the marks on his body bite marks? burn marks? This is closest, but beware of FA. stretch marks? pock marks?
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Chemical burns relevant?
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Sports relevant? Can the injuries be said to be sports injuries? Were the injuries intentional? Did Riley think they would be prosecuted? Did he think they should be?
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Are allergies relevant?
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Chemical burns relevant? No. The tem burn is misleading, but true.

Sports relevant? Can the injuries be said to be sports injuries? No Were the injuries intentional? Noish Did Riley think they would be prosecuted? Did he think they should be? No to both.

Are allergies relevant? No
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*term
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Burn: rope burn? Other friction burn? Sunburn? Other radiation burn? Indian burn?
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Burn: rope burn? This Other friction burn? Sunburn? Other radiation burn? Indian burn?
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Did Riley have an accident before? Did Dan and Eric save him from a dangerous situation?
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Did Riley have an accident before? No Did Dan and Eric save him from a dangerous situation? Yes, or at least they believed so.
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HINT: Riley also showed sign of starvation and dehydration, although his skin did not lack moisture.
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Did Dan and Eric find Riley in a remote place? Did they think he couldn't get out of there by himself?

Did they use an improvised device out of ropes to rescue him? Because they didn't have the proper equipment?
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Did Dan and Eric find Riley in a remote place? Did they think he couldn't get out of there by himself? No, OTWT.

Did they use an improvised device out of ropes to rescue him? Because they didn't have the proper equipment? No, OTWT. What they did actualy went according to plan.
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HINT: Either Riley or someone who cared about him asked Dan and Eric to do what they did.
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Are Dan and Eric EMT workers? paramedics?
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Did Riley get dehydrated and starved on purpose? Did someone intentionally deprive him from food and drinking water?
Did Riley suffer from a relevant medical condition before he get the bruises/marks?
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Are Dan and Eric EMT workers? paramedics? No

Did Riley get dehydrated and starved on purpose? Yes Did someone intentionally deprive him from food and drinking water? Yes
Did Riley suffer from a relevant medical condition before he get the bruises/marks? I wouldn't call it medical (some might), but it was certainly a bad condition.
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Was Riley in prison? Was he subject to an experiment?
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Was Riley in prison? No Was he subject to an experiment? No, but this might be the closest so far.
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Did he try to break some record? Did he have access to food and water but decided not to eat/drink?
Did either Dan or Eric deprive Riley of food and water?
Was Riley paid to be deprived of food and water? Did he pay for being deprived of food and water?
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Did he try to break some record? No Did he have access to food and water but decided not to eat/drink? No
Did either Dan or Eric deprive Riley of food and water? Yes!
Was Riley paid to be deprived of food and water? Did he pay for being deprived of food and water? No to these.
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Nobody had asked before: Time and place relevant?
Was this a sort of punishment? Torture?

Was Riley starved and then flogged?
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Nobody had asked before: Time and place relevant? Only slightly. I'll tell you it occurred in Riley's home, his bedroom specifically.
Was this a sort of punishment? Torture? Technically speaking it was torture, but it was not done for this purpose.

Was Riley starved and then flogged? He was starved and dehydrated, not flogged.

Hint: Dan, Eric, and Riley all considered Dan and Eric's actions good-intentioned and a legitimate solution to Riley's "problem." Many of you may not, depending on your beliefs.
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Did Dan, Eric, and Riley intent to cure Riley's condition by whatever they did? If yes, was the condition curable by normal medical means? Is it relevant why they did not choose to treat in conventional way?
Did it happen in modern times?
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Did Dan, Eric, and Riley intent to cure Riley's condition by whatever they did? YesIf yes, was the condition curable by normal medical means? Possibly, had they studied it more. Is it relevant why they did not choose to treat in conventional way? Riley's beliefs and Dan and Eric's jobs made them more likely to choose this method.
Did it happen in modern times? Yes, but it could have happened in the past. In fact it was far more common in the past than today.
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Was this an exorcism?
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Was this an exorcism? YES!

SPOLIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Priests Dan and Eric have just performed a long exorcism on one of their paritioners, Riley. Riley and his family had noticed some disturbing behavior and blackouts, and feared the worst.

Unfortunately, exorcisms are very strenuous and often cause subjects many injuries. (From being tied to a bed, pushed down, lack of food and water.) If they had stuudied Riley's condition more closely, they might have found a less painful solution.

Good work everyone. :-)
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You made a typo in the s-word, so your puzzle won't get moved to the "solved" section.
***SPOILER*** <- now it will :-)

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