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[WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:00 pm

A young man walks into a shop. He holds up an item of clothing and looks at the label. He holds up an adjacent item of clothing and looks at the label. 'Can these people not count?!' he cries. What prompted this outburst?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Doriana » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:11 pm

Is the shop one that mainly sells clothing? sells clothing among other things?

Is the first item of clothing a t-shirt? shirt? pullover? jacket? pair of trousers? skirt? dress? underwear? sportswear? swimwear? nightwear? footwear? Is it designed for men? women? children? non-humans?

Is the second item of clothing a t-shirt? shirt? pullover? jacket? pair of trousers? skirt? dress? underwear? sportswear? swimwear? nightwear? footwear? Is it designed for men? women? children? non-humans?

Are the two items of clothing the same?

By label, do you mean a small piece of cloth woven into the item of clothing?

Does he look at the size? the laundry symbols? the information about what kind of fabric the piece of clothing consists of?

By "these people", does he mean the people who designed the pieces of clothing? who produced them? who sell them? who buy them?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Wow. So question. Much query. Very asking. How quiz.

Is the shop one that mainly sells clothing? yes sells clothing among other things? some 'other things' are sold

Is the first item of clothing a t-shirt? shirt? pullover? jacket? pair of trousers? skirt? dress? underwear? sportswear? swimwear? nightwear? footwear? no to all :twisted: Is it designed for men? women? children? all, depending on size non-humans? probably usable on animals, too

Is the second item of clothing a t-shirt? shirt? pullover? jacket? pair of trousers? skirt? dress? underwear? sportswear? swimwear? nightwear? footwear? Is it designed for men? women? children? non-humans? answers as above

Are the two items of clothing the same? yes

By label, do you mean a small piece of cloth woven into the item of clothing? I do

Does he look at the size? yes the laundry symbols? the information about what kind of fabric the piece of clothing consists of? no to rest

By "these people", does he mean the people who designed the pieces of clothing? who produced them? these, most relevantly who sell them? who buy them?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Doriana » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:31 pm

Very question, so puzzle, much wow, indeed.

Is the item of clothing typically worn on the head? on the neck? on the upper body? on the lower body? on the hands? on the feet?

Are the two items of clothing the same size?

Is the size indicated by a number? by a letter (or letters)?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:08 pm

Is the item of clothing typically worn on the head? on the neck? on the upper body? on the lower body? these two on the hands? on the feet?

Are the two items of clothing the same size? no

Is the size indicated by a number? by a letter (or letters)? this
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Doriana » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:45 pm

So, upper body and lower body, correct?
Does the piece of clothing have sleeves? legs?
Is it something that is usually worn for a specific activity? If so, a sport? some other hobby?
Dungarees? A jumpsuit? A wetsuit?

Anything else relevant about the pieces of clothing? If so, fabric? colour? pattern? brand? where they were made? price?

Is the size indicated by the standard S, M, L, XL, ... classification? Some other classification?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:20 pm

So, upper body and lower body, correct? correct
Does the piece of clothing have sleeves? legs? neither
Is it something that is usually worn for a specific activity? yes If so, a sport? no some other hobby? yes to hobby, among other things
Dungarees? A jumpsuit? A wetsuit? no to these

Anything else relevant about the pieces of clothing outside of 'what it is', no ? If so, fabric? colour? pattern? brand? where they were made? price?

Is the size indicated by the standard S, M, L, XL, ... classification? yes Some other classification?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Balin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:31 pm

Is it a leotard or unitard of some sort?
Are inspector numbers relevant?
Is the first item of clothing a size small? Medium? Large? Extra large? Extra small?
Same for the second item of clothing?
Relevant that M, L, and XL are all also Roman numerals?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:34 pm

s it a leotard or unitard of some sort? no
Are inspector numbers relevant? no
Is the first item of clothing a size small? Medium? Large? this Extra large? Extra small?
Same for the second item of clothing? Extra large

Fairly confident the puzzle would work equally well with the orders reversed

Relevant that M, L, and XL are all also Roman numerals? yes (puzzle death imminent)
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Doriana » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 am

Is the item of clothing a toga?

Relevant that XL represents a smaller number than L (they're 40 and 50, right?)? So if you interpret the clothing sizes as Roman numerals, you'd expect L to be a larger size than XL?
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby peter365 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:39 am

Wow!! If this puzzle is (as it would appear to be) about a man getting angry over roman numerals then your puzzle title is just genius .
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby WiZ » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:28 pm

Is the item of clothing a toga? yes

Relevant that XL represents a smaller number than L (they're 40 and 50, right?)? So if you interpret the clothing sizes as Roman numerals, you'd expect L to be a larger size than XL? Absolutely spot on

***** SPOILER *****

I went to a costume shop to look for a toga. The XL (40) was bigger than the L (50). Can these people not count?


Well, that certainly fell a lot more quickly than the Roman Empire. Well done, Doriana, and nice work Balin on a very apt question. Just imagine the disappointment of the large gentleman who tried on the M. Peter, thank you for the compliment. I think this might even beat 'Krakatoa' for my favourite.
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Re: [WiZ] Livid [ET TU, LTPF?]

Postby Doriana » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Nice one! Well, the credit should go to Balin for the clever lateral leap, because I only asked the obvious afterwards :)
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Re: [WiZ] Livid [ET TU, LTPF?]

Postby Balin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:23 am

Brilliant puzzle, WiZ.

And I have no idea how I made the connection to Roman numerals. I always feel a little bad when I early-kill a puzzle I enjoy.
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Re: [WiZ] Livid [ET TU, LTPF?]

Postby Zanreo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:38 am

Haha, nice one!
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Re: [WiZ] Livid [ET TU, LTPF?]

Postby biograd » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:00 pm

Haha!
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Re: [WiZ] Livid

Postby Admin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 am

Very clever
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