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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 1:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melanie took something from another person, then went to school. As a result, her name became famous. How?

This could go quickly.
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 3:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melanie is H/C/F? Relevant if she's at elementary school? Middle school? High School?

Did she take the something to school? Did she take it without permission?

Did the name Melanie become famous from this, or this a filler name? Fictional scenario?
Balin (Balin)
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Melanie is H/C/F? Yes/No/Yes Relevant if she's at Yes elementary school? Middle school? High School? No to all

Did she take the something to school? Yes Did she take it without permission? No

Did the name Melanie become famous from this, or this a filler name? It's a filler name, and No Fictional scenario? In the same way that movies "based on a true story" have plenty of details that didn't actually happen. This is a fictional puzzle based on a real person I know, and her name is not Melanie.
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melanie is an adult? In college? Is she a teacher? Or student?

Did she take a tangible object? Or an idea? Phrase?
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

G & S have anything to do with this puzzle? If so, you are a puzzler after my own heart!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 5:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melanie is an adult? Yes, in her early 20s In college? Yope Is she a teacher? Or student? This

Did she take a tangible object? No Or an idea? No Phrase? No

G & S have anything to do with this puzzle? 'Fraid not If so, you are a puzzler after my own heart!
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she take someone's name? Identity?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she take someone's name? Yes Identity? No
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she take someone's last name by marrying him?
Balin (Balin)
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Did she take someone's last name by marrying him? Yes
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Melanie go to Law School? Medical School? some other graduate school program?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 3:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Melanie go to Law School? Medical School? A specific type of this some other graduate school program?
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 3:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dental school? optometry school? veterenarian school?
Balin (Balin)
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Dental school? optometry school? veterenarian school? This one
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Melanie's fame more because of her husband? or because of her? or a combination of both?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Melanie's fame more because of her husband? or because of her? or a combination of both? This, but not why you think.
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 4:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Melanie graduate from veterinary school? did she actually work as a veterinarian? did she become famous while she was a student? soon after graduation? while working as a vet?


Is it relevant how long ago she went to veterinary school? was it in the 21st century? 1990s? 1980s? earlier?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 4:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Melanie graduate from veterinary school? Yes did she actually work as a veterinarian? Yes
did she become famous while she was a student? soon after graduation? while working as a vet? This

Is it relevant how long ago she went to veterinary school? was it in the 21st century? Present day 1990s? 1980s? earlier?
Emeraldink (Emeraldink)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 5:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could her name become famous if she did not get married? got married, but did not change her name? changed her name without getting married?

Is sounding of her name relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Could her name become famous if she did not get married? No got married, but did not change her name? No changed her name without getting married? Yes

Is sounding of her name relevant? Yope
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her name sound funny when put with 'Dr' (are vets even known as Dr)?
Is her first name relevant? Her maiden name? Her husband's first name?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her name sound funny when put with 'Dr' No (are vets even known as Dr)? Yes
Is her first name relevant? Her maiden name? Her husband's first name? No to all
Emeraldink (Emeraldink)
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter which animals she treats ( the most )? For example, "Dr. Shell saves turtles"?
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 6:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she replace her last name? added her husband's name to hers? her name to her husband's? with a dash?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 2:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter which animals she treats ( the most )? No For example, "Dr. Shell saves turtles"? But this is OTRT

Did she replace her last name? This added her husband's name to hers? her name to her husband's? with a dash?

You're almost there...
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her new last name related to animals in general rather than a specific one? (eg Dr Petz)

Or to her career (eg Dr Vet)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her new last name related to animals in general rather than a specific one? (eg Dr Petz)

Or to her career (eg Dr Vet) We have a winner.

****SPOILER****

Melanie married her fiancÚ and took his last name, Vet. She then went to school to be a veterinarian, and her name became well-known on those lists circulating the Internet of people whose names match their professions.

The real "Melanie" (a friend of mine) is indeed engaged to a man with the last name Vet, but she is not going to veterinary school.

Nice work everyone, especially Paul for the last bit. New puzzle when I think of one.

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