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[Balin] A chilly reception

Postby Balin » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:56 am

On a cold night, Gustavo lies dead on a balcony. The police suspect an accident. But on examining the body, Detective Dexter believes it to be murder. He opens several doors, and because of this, the murderer is caught. How?
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Re: [Balin] A chilly reception

Postby Westing1992 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:10 pm

Was the murderer hiding behind one of the doors?
Is the cold relevant? To how the murder was committed? To why the police suspected an accident? To how the murder was caught?
Icicles relevant? Other ice or snow?
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Postby Balin » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:48 pm

Was the murderer hiding behind one of the doors? No
Is the cold relevant? Yes To how the murder was committed? To why the police suspected an accident? This, mainly To how the murder was caught?
Icicles relevant? No Other ice or snow? Ice, yes
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Postby Zanreo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:11 am

Was the murderer someone Gustavo knew? Someone the detective knew?
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Postby Balin » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:43 pm

Was the murderer someone Gustavo knew? Yes Someone the detective knew? No
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Postby RedWine » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:20 pm

Were the balcony door open? Closed but not locked? Closed and locked? Did the balcony door lead to an apartment? To an office? Did the balcony have more than one door? Was the balcony connected to more than one room? Is it relevant which floor it was?
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Postby Balin » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:04 pm

Were the balcony door open? Assume this Closed but not locked? Closed and locked?
Did the balcony door lead to an apartment? Yesish/Yope To an office? No Did the balcony have more than one door? Irrel, assume No Was the balcony connected to more than one room? Irrel, assume No Is it relevant which floor it was? No
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Postby RedWine » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:15 am

Did Gustavo die on a balcony? Was Gustavo fully dressed for outside? Normally dressed for inside? Undressed? Did Gustavo die of hypothermia?
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Postby Balin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:06 pm

Did Gustavo die on a balcony? Yes
Was Gustavo fully dressed for outside? Normally dressed for inside? This Undressed?
Did Gustavo die of hypothermia? No
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Postby RedWine » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:25 pm

Did Gustavo go onto the balcony willingly? Is it a theater balcony perhaps?
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Postby Balin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:40 pm

Did Gustavo go onto the balcony willingly? Yes Is it a theater balcony perhaps? Good idea, but No.

Going to change an earlier answer:


Did the balcony door lead to an apartment? Yes
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Postby RedWine » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:47 am

Did Gustavo die shot? stabbed? poisoned? strangled?
Was it Gustavo's balcony? Is the look of balcony relevant? Was there a relevant furniture or equipment? Is it relevant what Gustavo went onto the balcony for? Was the killer ever on the balcony? Was there any relevant ice on the balcony?
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Postby Balin » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Did Gustavo die shot? stabbed? poisoned? strangled? None of these
Was it Gustavo's balcony? No Is the look of balcony relevant? No, except for one thing Was there a relevant furniture or equipment? DOYD of "equipment." No to "furniture" Is it relevant what Gustavo went onto the balcony for? No Was the killer ever on the balcony? Yes Was there any relevant ice on the balcony? Yes
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Postby RedWine » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:01 am

Were there any relevant plants on the balcony? Were there any relevant animals? Was the murderer related to Gustavo? Did they live together? Is the relevant ice inside a drinking glass? Is the motive for murder relevant? Did Gustavo see the killer at the moment of murdering?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:26 pm

Can the balcony door be opened from the outside? Locked from the outside? Unlocked from the outside? Locked from the inside? Unlocked from the inside? Did Dexter open doors in order to determine how air would move with different door states? How it would affect the temperature of different rooms? Is the weather relevant except cold? Are other people's experiences relevant? If so: noises? Heat? Cold? Drafts? Did Dexter Believe a murderer had opened or closed doors after the murder? Did he think something was off with the configuration the doors where found in when the murder was discovered?
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Postby Balin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:49 am

Were there any relevant plants on the balcony? No Were there any relevant animals? No Was the murderer related to Gustavo? No Did they live together? No Is the relevant ice inside a drinking glass? No Is the motive for murder relevant? No Did Gustavo see the killer at the moment of murdering? No

Can the balcony door be opened from the outside? Yes Locked from the outside? No Unlocked from the outside? No Locked from the inside? Yes Unlocked from the inside? Yes Did Dexter open doors in order to determine how air would move with different door states? No How it would affect the temperature of different rooms? No Is the weather relevant except cold? No Are other people's experiences relevant? Experiences of what? If so: noises? No Heat? No Cold? No Drafts? No with an -ish Did Dexter believe a murderer had opened or closed doors after the murder? No Did he think something was off with the configuration the doors where found in when the murder was discovered? No
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Postby trebor » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:30 am

Gustavo is a HAM, correct? Did he die of blunt force trauma? Did he fall onto the balcony? Is it the murderer's balcony? Was the murderer caught immediately when Dexter opened (one of?) the doors? If a specific door had not been opened, would the murderer have been caught? Does Dexter open doors randomly? Was the murderer at the scene when Dexter arrived? When he opened the doors?

Was the ice on the floor of the balcony? Was it normal ice that accumulates in cold temperatures? Did the police suspect Gustavo had slipped on it and died of a resultant injury?

The "equipment" on the balcony...a barbecue? Some other cooking thing? A bike? Something to do with cold weather? Is whatever this thing is the murder weapon? Is there a murder weapon?
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Postby RedWine » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:55 am

Is Dexter the murderer by the way? Are the doors opened by Dexter something that is normally opened during standard police murder procedure (doors of laboratory, of dissecting-room, of fingerprints checking room, of DNA checking room, of archives etc.)? Is murderer hiding in a door selling shop?
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Postby Balin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Gustavo is a HAM, correct? Yes Did he die of blunt force trauma? Yes Did he fall onto the balcony? No Is it the murderer's balcony? No Was the murderer caught immediately when Dexter opened (one of?) the doors? Shortly afterwards, but not immediately If a specific door had not been opened, would the murderer have been caught? Yes Does Dexter open doors randomly? No Was the murderer at the scene when Dexter arrived? Yes When he opened the doors? Yes

Was the ice on the floor of the balcony? Was it normal ice that accumulates in cold temperatures? Did the police suspect Gustavo had slipped on it and died of a resultant injury? Yes to all, very good

The "equipment" on the balcony...a barbecue? No Some other cooking thing? No, but "cooking things" are very relevant to the puzzle A bike? No Something to do with cold weather? No Is whatever this thing is the murder weapon? No Is there a murder weapon? Yes

Is Dexter the murderer by the way? No Are the doors opened by Dexter something that is normally opened during standard police murder procedure (doors of laboratory, of dissecting-room, of fingerprints checking room, of DNA checking room, of archives etc.)? No, and none of these Is murderer hiding in a door selling shop? Ha! But no.
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Postby RedWine » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:06 pm

Is there any blood on the balcony besides possible blood on the floor? Was Gustavo murdered with a cooking tool? Was Gustavo hit from the back?
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Postby Balin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:34 pm

Is there any blood on the balcony besides possible blood on the floor? Yes Was Gustavo murdered with a cooking tool? No, but svv of "cooking tool" Was Gustavo hit from the back? Yes
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Postby trebor » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:38 am

Is the murderer one of the policemen? Or someone else working the scene? If not, was he hiding there? Did the police and Dexter know he was there? Did they discover his presence partway through investigating? Was he discovered there at all?

The blood that wasn't on the floor: was it on the balcony door? On an outside wall?

Was Gustavo murdered with something normally found in a kitchen? Does the murder weapon still have blood on it? Is it on the balcony?
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Postby RedWine » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:44 am

Was the body misplaced after killing? In the version of "accident", was the body believed to fall on certain sticking out part of balcony? If yes, was there blood on this piece? Did any part of the balcony look as it was just cleaned or washed? Was there relevantly no ice on a part of the balcony?
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Postby Balin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:31 pm

Is the murderer one of the policemen? No Or someone else working the scene? No If not, was he hiding there? No Did the police and Dexter know he was there? Yes Did they discover his presence partway through investigating? They learned about him fairly early in the investigation Was he discovered there at all? Yes, although I don't think I'd say "discovered." The murderer's presence wasn't concealed.

The blood that wasn't on the floor: was it on the balcony door? On an outside wall? Neither

Was Gustavo murdered with something normally found in a kitchen? Yes Does the murder weapon still have blood on it? Yes Is it on the balcony? No

Was the body misplaced after killing? No In the version of "accident", was the body believed to fall on certain sticking out part of balcony? Yes, the balcony railing (which is also the relevant "equipment" on the balcony) If yes, was there blood on this piece? Yes Did any part of the balcony look as it was just cleaned or washed? No/not relevantly Was there relevantly no ice on a part of the balcony? No
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Postby biograd » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:03 pm

Is the relevant door that was opened the door of a kitchen cabinet? Was the murder weapon kept in there?
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Postby Balin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:14 pm

Is the relevant door that was opened the door of a kitchen cabinet? No, but OTRT! Was the murder weapon kept in there? No
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Postby trebor » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:43 am

Was the relevant door a fridge door? Oven door? Microwave door? Dishwasher door? Was it a cabinet/cupboard drawer elsewhere in the apartment?

Was the murder weapon concealed in whatever the door was to?

Was this the murderer's apartment?
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Postby Balin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:45 pm

Was the relevant door a fridge door? Oven door? This, well done Microwave door? Dishwasher door? Was it a cabinet/cupboard drawer elsewhere in the apartment?

Was the murder weapon concealed in whatever the door was to? Yes, part of it

Was this the murderer's apartment? No
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Postby RedWine » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:18 pm

Was the weapon something typically found in ovens? Or at least not unusual in the oven? Was the weapon heated in the oven? Was the relevant oven in murderer's apartment? In victim's apartment? Was the oven on?
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Postby Balin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:53 pm

Was the weapon something typically found in ovens? Yes Or at least not unusual in the oven? Yes Was the weapon heated in the oven? Yes Was the relevant oven in murderer's apartment? In victim's apartment? It was in the apartment where the death occurred, which was neither the murderer's nor victim's Was the oven on? Yes
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Postby trebor » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:15 am

Was the item food? (A frozen lasagna can be quite hefty...)
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Postby trebor » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 am

Also, do we need to figure out whose apartment it was?
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Postby RedWine » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:59 am

Was there a party in the apartment, to which Gustavo and the murderer were guests? Was it a hotel apartment?
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:31 am

Was the item food? (A frozen lasagna can be quite hefty...) I like this guess, but No

Also, do we need to figure out whose apartment it was? Not really, but see below...

Was there a party in the apartment Yes! to which Gustavo and the murderer were guests? But No Was it a hotel apartment? Irrel
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Postby trebor » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:54 am

Were Gustavo and the murderer catering the party? Were they there as partyers? To network? To work?

Was the murder weapon the oven rack? A pot/pan? Did it need to be heated to kill Gustavo? Was it being heated for another purpose afterward?

Were the party guests at the apartment when Gustavo was murdered? Did any of them witness it?
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Postby RedWine » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:02 pm

Is the purpose/reason of the party relevant? Was Gustavo's body checked for alcohol or drugs in blood? In the version of the accident, did the police think that Gustavo was a guest? That Gustavo was drunk?
Was there any food in the oven? If yes, was the food prepared in the apartment? Was it ordered somewhere else and put into the oven to pretend it was homemade?
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Postby Balin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Were Gustavo and the murderer catering the party? Close - they were chefs at the party Were they there as partyers? To network? To work? This

Was the murder weapon the oven rack? A pot/pan? Neither Did it need to be heated to kill Gustavo? No Was it being heated for another purpose afterward? Yes

Were the party guests at the apartment when Gustavo was murdered? Yes Did any of them witness it? No

Is the purpose/reason of the party relevant? No Was Gustavo's body checked for alcohol or drugs in blood? Presumably, but irrel In the version of the accident, did the police think that Gustavo was a guest? No That Gustavo was drunk? No
Was there any food in the oven? Yes If yes, was the food prepared in the apartment? Yes Was it ordered somewhere else and put into the oven to pretend it was homemade? No
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Postby RedWine » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:13 pm

Was the murder weapon present in the oven in unchanged form compared to the time of the murder? Was the murder weapon anything edible? Was it later minced? Chopped?
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Postby Balin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:29 am

Was the murder weapon present in the oven in unchanged form compared to the time of the murder? No, good q Was the murder weapon anything edible? No Was it later minced? Chopped? Neither
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Postby trebor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:51 am

By your yes answer to my question, "If a specific door had not been opened, would the murderer have been caught?" do you mean that he would've been caught even if Dexter had left the oven door untouched? Is another action of Dexter's relevant, then? Perhaps in combination with opening the oven? Did he need to open a couple of specific doors to figure everything out?

Given that the murder weapon still has blood on it, does the food being prepared have blood on it, too? Was the murder weapon in the oven that the same time the food was being cooked? (Trying to think of common things to put in ovens that aren't pots, pans, the racks, or food itself.) Was it a casserole dish? Something similar?
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Postby Balin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:54 am

By your yes answer to my question, "If a specific door had not been opened, would the murderer have been caught?" do you mean that he would've been caught even if Dexter had left the oven door untouched? No Is another action of Dexter's relevant, then? Somewhat Perhaps in combination with opening the oven? ...I'll say that he made a deduction that led him to open the ovens Did he need to open a couple of specific doors to figure everything out? The door to the balcony and the oven door

Given that the murder weapon still has blood on it, does the food being prepared have blood on it, too? No Was the murder weapon in the oven that the same time the food was being cooked? Yes (Trying to think of common things to put in ovens that aren't pots, pans, the racks, or food itself.) Was it a casserole dish? No Something similar? No
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Postby trebor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:28 am

Was there a trail from the balcony to the kitchen? (I'm suspecting that may be too obvious.) Was the food at a different state of "doneness" than he would've expected, given the death of one of the cooks?

Part of the murder weapon was concealed in the oven. Does it matter where the rest of it was? Is the murder weapon comprised of two or more things that are their own things in themselves? Or are they like parts of a car, where they're only useful when put together?

Is the part of the murder weapon that's in the oven a more difficult-to-hold thing, like fire, heat, gas, etc?
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Postby RedWine » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:09 am

Would the weapon entirely disappear as a result of heating it in the oven? Would it inadvertently change its form? Did whoever put it into the oven want it to become not recognisable? Was it an electric oven? Gas oven? Fire oven? Relevant?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Was the murder weapon a big block of ice?
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Postby Balin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:46 pm

Was there a trail from the balcony to the kitchen? No (I'm suspecting that may be too obvious.) Was the food at a different state of "doneness" than he would've expected, given the death of one of the cooks? No

Part of the murder weapon was concealed in the oven. Does it matter where the rest of it was? Not really, but I will say that the rest of the weapon was still in the kitchen Is the murder weapon comprised of two or more things that are their own things in themselves? No Or are they like parts of a car, where they're only useful when put together? Also No

Is the part of the murder weapon that's in the oven a more difficult-to-hold thing, like fire, heat, gas, etc? Interesting idea, but No

Would the weapon entirely disappear as a result of heating it in the oven? No Would it inadvertently change its form? No Did whoever put it into the oven want it to become not recognisable? No, with a very tiny -ish Was it an electric oven? Assume this Gas oven? Fire oven? Relevant? Irrel

Was the murder weapon a big block of ice? Also a really good idea, but No
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:47 pm

Was the weapon edible? Was it eaten?
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Postby Grip » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:04 pm

GalFisk, are you thinking of a certain short story that was made into a famous episode of a TV series?

Was the weapon a very unconventional one?
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Postby RedWine » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:46 pm

Was the weapon prepared beforehand? Improvised in the apartment? Was the murder premeditated? Would anyone who was not a cook have an access to the weapon (or ingredients to make it)? Is the menu of the party relevant? Was a bottle part of the weapon?
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Postby Balin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:09 pm

Was the weapon edible? No Was it eaten? No

GalFisk, are you thinking of a certain short story that was made into a famous episode of a TV series? That would make a good puzzle itself! But it's not this one.

Was the weapon a very unconventional one? Yes, I'd say so

Was the weapon prepared beforehand? No Improvised in the apartment? Yes (as in, its use as a weapon was improvised) Was the murder premeditated? No Would anyone who was not a cook have an access to the weapon (or ingredients to make it)? Only if they had access to the kitchen, so No Is the menu of the party relevant? No Was a bottle part of the weapon? No
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Postby Grip » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:26 pm

Was the weapon or parts of it ever alive?
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Postby RedWine » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:08 am

Did the murderer directly hit Gustavo with the weapon? Was it something missile-like?
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Postby Acridian9 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:08 am

Was the murder weapon a container of some sort? so that what it contained was put into the oven and the container itself remained in the kitchen?
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Postby Balin » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Was the weapon or parts of it ever alive? No

Did the murderer directly hit Gustavo with the weapon? Yes Was it something missile-like? No

Was the murder weapon a container of some sort? No so that what it contained was put into the oven and the container itself remained in the kitchen? This is somewhat OTRT, though
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Postby trebor » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:31 pm

Did the murder weapon break? If so, was it supposed to? Was only part of the weapon ever supposed to go in the oven?

The part that's in the oven: used for checking temperature? Foil? A lid for something?
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:20 am

Did the murder weapon break? No/Yope If so, was it supposed to? Same No/Yope as previous Was only part of the weapon ever supposed to go in the oven? Yes

The part that's in the oven: used for checking temperature? No Foil? YES A lid for something? No
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:53 am

Was the weapon ever: frozen? Heated? Molten? Burnt? Evaporated?
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Postby RedWine » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:08 pm

Was the weapon covered with the foil? If yes, is the reason for covering relevant?
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Postby Balin » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 pm

Was the weapon ever: frozen? Heated? The part put in the oven was heated. No to rest Molten? Burnt? Evaporated?

Was the weapon covered with the foil? NoISH If yes, is the reason for covering relevant?
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Postby trebor » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:56 am

At the risk of being pedantic, was the weapon ever wrapped[i] in the foil, as opposed to the foil sitting on top of (or covering) the thing? Attached to it? [i](I think I know how those questions sound, but on the LTPF I think it's best to cover all the bases...)

You said that yes, the murder weapon still has blood on it and that yes, the murder weapon is in the oven. The foil still has blood on it? Does the other part of the weapon still have blood on it? Did the murderer simply improvise a weapon, wrap it in foil, hit Gustavo with it, unwrap the heavy thing, put the foil in the oven to aid in cooking something, and leave the real damage-causing bit of the weapon in plain view, unstained? Was the non-foil component something that one of them brought with them? Something found at the apartment? Are sledgehammers common culinary instruments?
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Re: [Balin] A chilly reception

Postby Balin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:50 pm

At the risk of being pedantic, was the weapon ever wrapped in the foil Same Yope as before as opposed to the foil sitting on top of (or covering) the thing? Correct, this is not it Attached to it? Also Yope (I think I know how those questions sound, but on the LTPF I think it's best to cover all the bases...) You're very right about that!

You said that yes, the murder weapon still has blood on it Right and that yes, the murder weapon is in the oven. Part of the weapon is in the oven The foil still has blood on it? Yes Does the other part of the weapon still have blood on it? No Did the murderer simply improvise a weapon, Yes wrap it in foil, No hit Gustavo with it, Yes unwrap the heavy thing, Yope put the foil in the oven to aid in cooking something, Yes and leave the real damage-causing bit of the weapon in plain view, unstained? Yes Was the non-foil component something that one of them brought with them? No, FA! Something found at the apartment? Yes Are sledgehammers common culinary instruments? No, and that's not the weapon
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Re: [Balin] A chilly reception

Postby Acridian9 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:38 pm

Was the weapon just a roll of foil? And only the external layers were put into the oven?
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Re: [Balin] A chilly reception

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:59 pm

Was the foil put in the oven in order to cook the blood?
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Re: [Balin] A chilly reception

Postby Balin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:35 pm

Was the weapon just a roll of foil? YES! And only the external layers were put into the oven? Yes!

Was the foil put in the oven in order to cook the blood? No, but I think I can call the

****SPOILER****

Gustavo and the murderer (I'll call him Kyle, since we never named him) were two of many chefs cooking at a reception at an apartment. Gustavo went onto an icy balcony to smoke; Kyle came up behind him and hit him with a roll of aluminum foil, killing him. Kyle wiped some of the blood onto the balcony railing (which was round and metal) to make it look like Gustavo had slipped on the ice and hit his head, then returned to the kitchen. He took the bloody outer layer of foil onto a pan, put another layer of foil on top to hide the blood, then put some food on the pan and put the pan into the oven he was using that night, intending to hide the evidence by throwing out the used foil. The body was found by another chef a few minutes later; the police were summoned and at first glance thought it was an accident.

However, when Detective Dexter examined the body, he noticed that the head wound was vertical, not horizontal as it would have been if Gustavo had hit the railing. Since that balcony was only accessible from the kitchen, Dexter deduced the weapon was another metal cylindrical object - a roll of foil - and opened all the ovens to look for foil that was different from the rest. Spotting the double layer of foil in Kyle's oven, he removed the pan and discovered the blood. Since only Kyle had used that oven, he was fingered as the culprit.

Well done everyone, and nicely done Acridian for that last key detail!
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