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Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This one is inspired by recent Enjay's puzzle.

Gossips worked better than denial.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Time relevant? location?

Were the gossips about a person? about a thing? about a situation?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana:
Time relevant? location? No to both.

Were the gossips about a person? Yes. about a thing? No. about a situation? Yes.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Politics relevant? entertainment business? sports? science?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana:
Politics relevant? Yes. entertainment business? Yes. sports? No. science? No.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gossip about a politician? About someone who works in entertainment? Was it about one person? 2 people? a larger group of people?

Love affairs relevant? Money? Drugs?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana:
Was the gossip about a politician? Yes. About someone who works in entertainment? Yes. Was it about one person? 2 people? Thisish. a larger group of people?

Love affairs relevant? Yes. Money? Drugs? No to these.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the gossip about a politican having a love affair with someone working in entertainment? Is the politican H/A/M? F? Is the entertainment person H/A/M? F? Is either of the two married?

Relevant what exactly the entertainment person works as? If so, musician? actor?
Is the politican high-ranking? relevant?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana:
Is the gossip about a politican having a love affair with someone working in entertainment? This is correct and relevant. However, the gossip the puzzle sentence refers to concerned something else. Is the politican H/A/M? F? Human adult male. Is the entertainment person H/A/M? F? Human adult female. Is either of the two married? Both are.

Relevant what exactly the entertainment person works as? Not relevant. If so, musician? actor?
Is the politican high-ranking? Yes. relevant? It's only relevant that he was high-ranking. Exact position is not relevant.
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the politician and the women from the entertainment indeed have a love affair?
Were they trying to hide it?
Did the gossip in any way help either of them? help hiding the love affair?
Did the gossip suggest that one of them is homosexual?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sundowner:
Did the politician and the women from the entertainment indeed have a love affair? Yes, at least for the purpose of this puzzle.
Were they trying to hide it? Yes.
Did the gossip in any way help either of them? Finally, yes. help hiding the love affair? Yope.
Did the gossip suggest that one of them is homosexual? No.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 12:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the gossip suggest that the affair happened? Is it not believed (or less believed) by someone relevant? Are either of their spouses relevant? If so: His? Hers? Is the gossip spoken? Printed? Televised? On the internet? Relevant who started it?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk:
Did the gossip suggest that the affair happened? No. People were talking about the affair before the relevant gossip started. Is it not believed (or less believed) by someone relevant? The affair itself was believed by many people. Are either of their spouses relevant? No. If so: His? Hers? Is the gossip spoken? Initially yes. Printed? Televised? On the internet? Later it's published, means are irrelevant. Relevant who started it? Yes, very much.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he start it? Did she? Did a PR firm? Is the relevant gossip believed? Does the gossip: confirm the affair? deny the affair? Distract from it? Is the relevant gossip about: him? Her? Someone else?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk:
Did he start it? Did she? Did a PR firm? This one. Gossip was started by people responsible for his PR.
Is the relevant gossip believed? Initially, yes.
Does the gossip: confirm the affair? Yes, in a specific way. deny the affair? No. Distract from it? No.
Is the relevant gossip about: him? Yes. Her? Yes. Someone else? DOYD of "someone", I'd say yes.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pregnancy relevant? Abortion? Is the gossip from the PR firm partially false? Completely false? Completely true?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk:
Pregnancy relevant? Yes. Abortion? No. Is the gossip from the PR firm partially false? Completely false? This. Completely true?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the gossip say she's pregnant? That he is the father of an unborn child? Born child? Is it designed so that when pregnancy (or fatherhood) is shown to be false, the rumors about the affair will be considered false as well? Or at least less trustworthy?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk:
Does the gossip say she's pregnant? Yes. That he is the father of an unborn child? Yes. Born child? No. Is it designed so that when pregnancy (or fatherhood) is shown to be false, the rumors about the affair will be considered false as well? Yes. Or at least less trustworthy? Yes.

That went quicker than expected, so here's the
****************SPOILER*************************

Once there were gossips about love affair between a prominent politician and a celebrity in entertainment business. The rumors were true and revealing the affair would have had very bad impact on politician's career.
I learned that politician's PR specialists dealt with it in an interesting way. They started a widely commented gossip that the celebrity is pregnant and the politician is the father. When it soon turned out to be obviously false, the rumors about the affair were considered false as well.


Thanks to everybody who contributed and congrats to Galfisk for solving this little puzzle.

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