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Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BYOBOW

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Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the puzzle sentence stand for a word? An abbreviation? Did you encounter this "phrase"? If so, did you hear it spoken? Did you see it written?
Is time relevant? Is location relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the "BYO" = "Bring your own"?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Party invites relevant? Bring your own bottle? Bring your own bottle of wine?

Or is this more cryptic crossword like e.g. a yob wrapped up in a bow. Or maybe a backward boy in a bow?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 10:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Redwine
Does the puzzle sentence stand for a word? An abbreviation? This one. Did you encounter this "phrase"? If so, did you hear it spoken? Did you see it written? It came to my mind when I read about a particular story.
Is time relevant? Current time. Is location relevant? In Europe. Not particularly relevant.

Balin
Does the "BYO" = "Bring your own"? Yes.

Peter365
Party invites relevant? No. Bring your own bottle? Bring your own bottle of wine? Yes to "Bring your own", but not bottle and not wine.
Or is this more cryptic crossword like e.g. a yob wrapped up in a bow. Or maybe a backward boy in a bow? No, nothing like that. It is an acronym, and half of it you've already found.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 1:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant who is doing the bringing? One person? Two? More? H/A/M?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the situation concern an organized event? Is BOW usually provided to people, without having to bring their own? Was someone warned or asked to bring their own BOW?
Is BOW edible? Is BOW drinkable? Is BOW usually considered personal?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin
Relevant who is doing the bringing? One person? Two? More? Could be a lot of people, hypothetically. H/A/M? All human, of course. Adults and children (provided they're above a certain age). Male and female.

Redwine
Does the situation concern an organized event? No. Is BOW usually provided to people, without having to bring their own? Yes, very good. Was someone warned or asked to bring their own BOW? Nobody was actually asked or warned, as this is a hypothetical scenario, based on a real situation. However, if you should ever go to this place, you'd better BYOBOW. ; )
Is BOW edible? Is BOW drinkable? It is drinkable, but not needed for drinking in this scenario. Is BOW usually considered personal? Not at all.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this place a hospital? School? Restaurant? Means of public transportation?
Do people go to that place willingly? Do people visit that place in case of emergency?
Is this place a government institution? Private institution?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the BOW in this case stand for <container> of <liquid>? Is water involved?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Redwine
Is this place a hospital? School? Restaurant? Means of public transportation? Neither.
Do people go to that place willingly? Yes, and even pay for it. Do people visit that place in case of emergency? Normally not.
Is this place a government institution? Private institution? Places like this can be run by government institutions or private organizations. The real story behind this puzzle involves one run by the government. (not really relevant, though)

WiZardofnz
Does the BOW in this case stand for <container> of <liquid>? Exactly. Is water involved? Yes.

So we have: BYOBOW = "Bring your own bucket of water".
Now find out where one should bring his/her own bucket of water, and why.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Firefighting relevant?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the water needed for leisure? For health? Do people want to gain money using buckets of water?
Would one person with bucket of water suffice for whatever is the water needed?
Are animals involved?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin
Firefighting relevant? Good thought, but no.

Redwine
Is the water needed for leisure? Yes. For health? Possibly. Do people want to gain money using buckets of water? Not really.
Would one person with bucket of water suffice for whatever is the water needed? Not at all. Many people with many buckets of water are needed.
Are animals involved? No.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pools relevant? Was a pool opened before it had been filled with water?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana
Pools relevant? Yes, very much so. Was a pool opened before it had been filled with water? Actually, it did not open because there was no water ..

I think that's enough for a ..

*** SPOILER ***

BYOBOW

In 2005 or so, the city heads of Trencin, Slovakia, decided to build a new indoor swimming pool. A request for bids was announced, and as it is usual these days, separately for the building, for electricity, for water and sewage, and so on.

As for the contract for water and sewage, one of the bidders who did not win the contract, went before the court, claiming that the contractor selection was not fair. The city administration, in order to avoid legal proceedings, decided to start a new request for bids for the water and sewage. (the contract for the building being signed in the meanwhile)

So, the building was constructed, and about the water and sewage installation contract was disputed. And finally, when the building was done, it turned out to be significantly more expensive than expected, and the financial crisis of 2008-2009 did the rest, so that the city of Trencin found they currently have no money to proceed and canceled the whole water and sewage tender.

So, the citizens of Trencin now have a nice, modern swimming pool, just it is without water.

Perhaps they should open it on a Bring-your-own-bucket-of-water basis.

I guessed that one would be easy. Thanks for puzzling anyway. More difficult puzzles are still in the process of reaping.

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