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(Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:55 pm

An old container is opened and a centuries old mystery is solved.
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:45 pm

A time capsule? A message in a bottle? Is the mystery a murder mystery? Crime mystery? Mathematical puzzle?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:15 pm

A time capsule? no A message in a bottle? no Is the mystery a murder mystery? Crime mystery? no to both of these, although some thought the crime of murder may have been involved before it was solved mathematical puzzle? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:34 pm

Is the container older than the mystery? as old as the mystery? newer?

Relevant what was in the container? If so, an object? If so, natural? man-made?

Is the container bigger than a car? than a chair? than a breadbox (Haven't seen the famous breadbox on here in a while...)? a tennis ball?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:59 pm

Is the container older than the mystery? as old as the mystery? this, about same agenewer?

Relevant what was in the container? very much so If so, an object? no, sorry If so, natural? man-made?

Is the container bigger than a car? no than a chair? yes than a breadbox (Haven't seen the famous breadbox on here in a while...)? yes, indeed a tennis ball? yes
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:01 pm

Is the container a coffin? Is there a human body inside? Mummies relevant?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 pm

Is the container a coffin? no... Is there a human body inside? but YES Mummies relevant? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:06 pm

Relevant who opened the container? Were they expecting to find a human body in there?

Is it the body of a man? woman? child? A historical figure? Someone who famously disappeared?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:17 pm

Relevant who opened the container? not really Were they expecting to find a human body in there? NO

Is it the body of a man? woman? this child? A historical figure? no Someone who famously disappeared? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:42 pm

Did the woman die in the box? Did she die of natural causes? A crime? An accident? A disease? Injury? Suffocation? Execution? Poisoning?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Did the woman die in the box? yes, sadly Did she die of natural causes? no A crime? no An accident? yes A disease? Injury? Suffocation? yes Execution? Poisoning? no to rest
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Balin » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:00 pm

Is the container a trunk or chest?

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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:01 am

Is the container a trunk or chest? could be either or something similar

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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:03 am

Is the container found underwater? in the ground? in a building?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:41 pm

Did she lock herself inside? Did someone seal her inside? Was she sealed in by a machine or sutomated system?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:23 pm

Did she lock herself inside? Did someone seal her inside? Was she sealed in by a machine or automated system? no to all
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:08 pm

You skipped my questions :(
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:38 pm

Oops, sorry about that, that's the first set of questions I missed since being back. :(

Is the container found underwater? in the ground? in a building? this
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:10 am

Is the building a historic one? If so, from [insert LTPF list of centuries]?

Is the mystery what happened to the woman? What the box was for? What the building or room was for?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:44 am

Is the building a historic one? If so, from [insert LTPF list of centuries]? no, not historical, no list needed ;)

Is the mystery what happened to the woman? yes What the box was for? What the building or room was for?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:11 am

Was something else expected in the bow? Was it expected to be empty? Did the woman voluntarily get into the box? Did she fall into it? Hide inside it?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:00 pm

Was something else expected in the box? possibly, irrel Was it expected to be empty? possibly, irrel Did the woman voluntarily get into the box? no Did she fall into it? yes, more or less Hide inside it? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:32 pm

Is the box centuries old? The woman? Was the box recently discovered? Or just recently opened? Was it in a museum?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:44 pm

Is the box centuries old? yes The woman? yes, but only a few Was the box recently discovered? yes Or just recently opened? and this too Was it in a museum? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:35 am

So the building isn't also centuries old?
Is the box from the Middle Ages? Before? After?
Did the woman discover the box? Try to take the box? When she fell into the box, was she conscious? Was she incapacitated in some way? Was anyone else relevantly around when she fell in?
Was the box moved from its location after she died?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:15 pm

So the building isn't also centuries old? it is, but age of building not relevant
Is the box from the Middle Ages? Before? After? after, but also irrel
Did the woman discover the box? svv, yes Try to take the box? no When she fell into the box, was she conscious? yes Was she incapacitated in some way? no Was anyone else relevantly around when she fell in? yes
Was the box moved from its location after she died? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:53 am

Did others see her fall in? And not do something about it? Religion relevant? Is this a performance? Is the type of building relevant? If so, is it a church? A theater? A government building? Is she unable to get out once she falls in?
Did something happen to the building after she falls in?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Did others see her fall in? And not do something about it? Religion relevant? Is this a performance? Is the type of building relevant? If so, is it a church? A theater? A government building? no to these Is she unable to get out once she falls in? YES
Did something happen to the building after she falls in? not relevantly, no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Does the box close when she falls in? Does it lock?
Is the lid too heavy to lift?
Does something fall on top of it?
Does it turn over?
Does someone do something to the the box?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Does the box close when she falls in? yes Does it lock? yes
Is the lid too heavy to lift?
Does something fall on top of it?
Does it turn over?
Does someone do something to the the box? no to rest
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:49 am

Is she out of sight when she falls into the box? Is it relevant what she is doing that causes her to fall in? Is she in a storage room of some kind? Is she in a public place? Private place? In her own home?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Is she out of sight when she falls into the box? yes Is it relevant what she is doing that causes her to fall in? no Is she in a storage room of some kind? in a sense, yes Is she in a public place? no Private place? yes In her own home? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:06 pm

Is the box meant for storing a specific thing? If so: luggage? Food? Cargo for transportation? Something living? Something sensitive to air?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:10 pm

Is the box meant for storing a specific thing? If so: luggage? Food? Cargo for transportation? Something living? Something sensitive to air? irrel, all you need to know about the container is that it was large enough for a human to get into and that it had a lock
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:55 am

Was it in a house? A place of business? A cellar? A barn or stable?
But you say people were relevantly around: Are they in the room? In the building? Do they see her enter the room?
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Postby Grip » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:06 pm

Was it in a house? yup A place of business? A cellar? A barn or stable?
But you say people were relevantly around: Are they in the room? NO In the building? yes Do they see her enter the room? NO
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Did they search for her everywhere except in the box? Was she famous? Was her disappearance famous? Was it unsolved? Mistakenly blamed on someone or something else?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:27 pm

Did they search for her everywhere except in the box? pretty much Was she famous? no Was her disappearance famous? no Was it unsolved? yes Mistakenly blamed on someone or something else? for many of the theories, yes
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:10 am

So she entered a particular room without people realizing she had gone there? Is she a guest in the house? A servant? Was she purposely going unnoticed? Trying to steal something?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm

So she entered a particular room without people realizing she had gone there? YES Is she a guest in the house? yes A servant? no Was she purposely going unnoticed? YES Trying to steal something? no
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby GalFisk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 pm

Was she playing a game? Hide and seek? Was she sneaking? Was she not supposed to be in that room?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:13 pm

Was she playing a game? YES Hide and seek? YES! Was she sneaking? yes Was she not supposed to be in that room? irrel
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:56 am

So she is playing a game of hide and seek at someone's house? And enters a room to hide? Is the room not in regular use? Relevant what room? Is it an attic? Or a dust-sheeted room? Then she falls into a box, which closes her inside?
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 pm

So she is playing a game of hide and seek at someone's house? yes And enters a room to hide? yes Is the room not in regular use? no Relevant what room? yes Is it an attic? YES Or a dust-sheeted room? yes Then she falls into a box, which closes her inside? YES, good enough for spoil, thanks for playing Hobbsicle, GalFisk and all!
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Re: (Grip) What's In The Box, Jack?

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:06 pm

***** SPOILER *****

This puzzle is the urban legend of "Bride and Seek." (With a few alterations.)

During the wedding reception of a young couple, which was held in the large, old mansion of a mutual friend of the bride and groom, the guests decided to play a game of hide and seek. It was decided that the groom was “it” and he eventually found everyone except his new bride.

The longer he searched the more frustrated he became and he was soon furious thinking she had left. He decided the game wasn’t funny anymore and went home without his bride. As weeks went by, and she failed to show up, it was speculated that she had gotten lost, had ran away, or even had been murdered.

A few years later a cleaning lady found an old trunk in a small, out of the way attic of the mansion. The lock had rusted and fallen off and and out of curiosity she opened the container.

Inside the trunk was the rotted body of the missing bride who’d become locked inside. She had been seeking for a place to hide, found the obscure small attic, and found the trunk. She thought about hiding in it, but it looked too rusty and dangerous. She leaned over to look at it more closely and slipped and fell inside. The trunk then closed on her and locked.
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