[Solong] Wordsmith

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[Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:37 pm

It takes four of them to equal one of him
.....in a manner of speaking.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Zanreo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:57 pm

Them: People? Objects? Animals? Intangible concepts?
Wordplay/puns relevant?
Him: HAM?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:28 pm

Them: People? Yope Objects? Animals? Intangible concepts? Yope. The others, no.
Wordplay yes/yessish/puns relevant?
Him: HAM? Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:11 pm

Names? Them: male? Female? Mixed? Neither?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:05 pm

Playing cards relevant?

Are Them fictional characters?
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Postby Zanreo » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:45 pm

Them: "Humanized" concepts (like "Mother Nature" or similar)?
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Postby Solong » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:23 pm

Names? YesThem: male? Female? Mixed? ThisNeither?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:25 pm

Are Them fictional characters? Yes!

Playing cards relevant? No.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:26 pm

Them: "Humanized" concepts (like "Mother Nature" or similar)? No.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Balin » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:58 pm

Were the four fictional characters all based off this one real person?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:52 pm

Are any of the 4 characters detectives?

are they from a movie? tv show? book? play?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:55 pm

Were the four fictional characters all based off this one real person? Yope, leaning to no-ish. Explore.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:56 pm

Are any of the 4 characters detectives? No.

are they from a movie? This. tv show? book? play?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Westing1992 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Did one actor play four characters? Or four actors playing one character?
Are actors at all relevant? Their names?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:44 pm

Are the characters from a drama? a comedy? action flick? sci-fi? fantasy? a movie made in the last ten years?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:55 pm

Did one actor play four characters? Or four actors playing one character?
Are actors at all relevant? Their names? No or n.r. to all.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:57 pm

Are the characters from a drama? a comedy? action flick? sci-fi? fantasy? This is closest.a movie made in the last ten years? Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:06 pm

Is it a horror movie? a movie made in the last five years?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:12 pm

Animation relevant? Frame rate? Who Framed Roger Rabbit relevant? (The toons were very expensively animated at a higher frame rate to match the filmed humans).
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:59 pm

Is it a horror movie? No. a movie made in the last five years? I think so.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:02 pm

Animation relevant? Frame rate? Who Framed Roger Rabbit relevant? (The toons were very expensively animated at a higher frame rate to match the filmed humans). Interesting, but no to all. The movie is actually an animated one, but the fact is n.r. Nothing about the film, as a film, is relevant.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:11 pm

Is voice acting relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:35 pm

Is voice acting relevant? Since the movie is an animated one, voice acting is involved, but it is not relevant.

Hint: It might be helpful to identify "him."
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:29 pm

Okay, is him a voice actor in the film? another character in the film?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:54 pm

Okay, is him a voice actor in the film? another character in the film? No to both. He is not an actor at all. Consider the title of the puzzle.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:58 pm

Ah, so your puzzle title is not random or irrelevant, eh?

Is he a writer? poet? musician/songwriter? screenwriter? playwright?

Was this movie a Pixar film?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Ah, so your puzzle title is not random or irrelevant, eh? I try not to be random or irrelevant. My family may beg to differ!

Is he a writer? YES poet? musician/songwriter? screenwriter? playwright?

Was this movie a Pixar film? n.r.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:44 pm

Is the writer still alive?

Writer of books?
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Postby Solong » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:23 pm

Is the writer still alive? No!
Writer of books? Yes, svv 'books'.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:27 pm

Is Shakespeare relevant? Dr. Seuss?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Westing1992 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:17 am

So did four people adapt a screenplay by this single writer? Was there something particularly unusual/amusing about this?
Did the writer write short stories?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:08 pm

Is Shakespeare relevant? No Dr. Seuss? No, but sort of OTRT.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:16 pm

So did four people adapt a screenplay by this single writer? Was there something particularly unusual/amusing about this? A screenplay is involved, but neither 'he' or 'they' wrote it. The 4 people were actually characters in a fictionDid the author write short stories? Best known for his short stories, yes.
There is something unusual about all this, which is what the puzzle is about, but I wouldn't say it is something so unusual as to make you go "WOW! Not a coincidence, if that helps.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:58 pm

Is the author in question Poe? Doyle?

Was he best known for writing horror? sci-fi? fantasy? drama? humor? adventure? kids stories? mysteries?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:43 pm

Is the author in question Poe? Doyle?No to both.

Was he best known for writing horror? sci-fi? fantasy?this drama? humor? adventure? kids stories?and this mysteries?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:46 pm

Were the four characters meant to represent the writer in some way? different aspects of the writer?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby jumpingjacks » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:41 pm

Roald Dahl?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Were the four characters meant to represent the writer in some way? Yes!different aspects of the writer? DOYD 'aspects.'
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:33 pm

Roald Dahl? No.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:38 pm

Were they meant to represent different facets of his personality? his talents?

Are they all of one sex? age?

Are they humans? animals?

The writer = did he write any short stories before 1950?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Westing1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:36 am

Once I thought of this question, I realized what the answer was. But here it is anyway:
Are the four characters named after different parts of the author's name?
(I don't know if this is all you're looking for, or if you want the actual names. If the latter, I'll let the others puzzle them out.)
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:54 am

Westing's question gave me the answer too. If the answer to his question is Yes, I'll stay quiet and just send a PM.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 pm

Were they meant to represent different facets of his personality? his talents? No to both.

Are they all of one sex? No. age? unknown

Are they humans? animals? I think they are all human, but not 100% sure, as I have not seen the film yet.

The writer = did he write any short stories before 1950? Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:07 pm

Once I thought of this question, I realized what the answer was. But here it is anyway:
Are the four characters named after different parts of the author's name? Yes!
(I don't know if this is all you're looking for, or if you want the actual names. If the latter, I'll let the others puzzle them out.) I think you and Balin have the answer, but if you will take a guess as to 'his' nationality, I will let one of you do the honors of solving!
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:24 pm

Went ahead and fired off that PM.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:51 pm

I will tell you that his nationality is Danish.....
and let Balin solve. He is right, and he deserves it!

Note: I am going to see the movie as soon as I can beg, borrow, or rent a kid to see it with me.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Grip » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:56 pm

I think I have a pretty good idea what movie this is now, but do you still want to solve it, Balin?
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Balin » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:05 pm

I'll finish it off.

The characters are Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven from the movie Frozen.

When their names are said consecutively – Hans-Kristoff-Anna-Sven – it sounds like "Hans Christian Andersen," who wrote The Snow Queen, which Frozen is based on.
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Re: [Solong] Wordsmith

Postby Solong » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:04 pm

================SPOILER=================
What Balin said. Thanx to all!
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