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[Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Tue May 23, 2017 5:29 pm

A thief (HAM) was caught because a chicken made him chicken.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby GalFisk » Tue May 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Chicken1: coward? Living bird? Food? Chick (woman)?
Same q for chicken2.
Did the thief become afraid of a bird?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby WiZ » Tue May 23, 2017 8:35 pm

HAM and two chickens... excuse me, I'm going to make myself a club sandwich.

Was he caught at the scene of the crime? Some time later? Did his 'chickening out' cause him to leave evidence? Prevent an escape from the crime scene? Reveal him? Had he taken the item by the time he 'became chicken'? By the time the chicken appeared on the scene? Did he steal something tangible? Intangible (like money obtained through fraud, for example)? Did he steal someone's heart?

Was it petty theft? Grand theft? Did it involve food? Did he have an accomplice? Was he caught by a policeman officer?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:03 pm

Chicken1: coward? Living bird? This. Food? Chick (woman)?
Same q for chicken2. Coward.
Did the thief become afraid of a bird? Yes.

Was he caught at the scene of the crime? Some time later? Later.
Did his 'chickening out' cause him to leave evidence? Prevent an escape from the crime scene? Reveal him? This.
Had he taken the item by the time he 'became chicken'? Yes. By the time the chicken appeared on the scene? Yes.
Did he steal something tangible? This. Intangible (like money obtained through fraud, for example)? Did he steal someone's heart?

Was it petty theft? Grand theft? Did it involve food? Irr. For simplicity's sake, let's say it was a necklace.
Did he have an accomplice? No. Was he caught by a policeman officer? Perhaps.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Did he know the chicken was a bird? That it was a chicken? Was it noisy? Aggressive? Contagious? Defensive? Creepy?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby irishelk » Fri May 26, 2017 3:06 pm

Did the appearance of the chicken make him infer something? If so, was he correct in his inference? Was he being superstitious in any way?

Does the chicken belong to him? To someone he stole from? To someone else relevant? Does it not belong to anyone? Has it escaped?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:11 am

Did he know the chicken was a bird? That it was a chicken? Yes. Was it noisy? Yope. Aggressive? Contagious? Defensive? Creepy?

Did the appearance of the chicken make him infer something? No. If so, was he correct in his inference? Was he being superstitious in any way? I suppose it could be considered that.

Does the chicken belong to him? No. To someone he stole from? To someone else relevant? It doesn't really matter who it belonged to. Does it not belong to anyone? Has it escaped? No.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby GalFisk » Sat May 27, 2017 1:33 am

Was he afraid it would be noisy? That it would wake or alert someone?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sat May 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Was he afraid it would be noisy? Yes! That it would wake or alert someone? But not because of this.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:19 pm

Was the chicken displayed on a screen?Did he accidentally turn on the TV with an high volume? (not really convinced)Was the chicken in a cage?Free?On a street?Relevant?Did he previously meet the chicken?Was the chicken noisy because of having seen/recognised the thief?For other reasons?Food or fear for instance?

"Discovered later": minutes, hours, days, weeks later?Relevant what he did with the necklace in the meantime?Did he hide it?Did he sell it back to someone else?Relevant?Was he discovered while at home?Somewhere else?Somewhere where there was a chicken?A place where there are usually chickens?Chicken farms?Farms in general?Restaurants?War between chickens relevant?

Relevant where he stole the necklace?In a Bank?Did he enter in a house?Was he able to escape in a first instance?Or was he blocked in the crime scene an unable to move?Was he hiding himself?In the scene of crime?Somewhere else?

Was there other chickens or just one?Was a relevant proof/s discovered on the crime scene? Is the noise of the chicken somehow bringing suspects on him?Just the noise?Was its chickening a "normal" chickening or something strange on its call?Is its chickening prevent him to do something?

Is this a real life case? A fictional one?A cartoon?For instance "Chicken run","Chicken little"...not really an expert of chicken-related films
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Was the chicken displayed on a screen? Did he accidentally turn on the TV with an high volume? (not really convinced) Neither of these. Was the chicken in a cage? Free? Neither in a cage nor free... On a street? Relevant? Did he previously meet the chicken? No. Was the chicken noisy because of having seen/recognised the thief? Yope. For other reasons? Food or fear for instance?

"Discovered later": minutes, hours, days, weeks later? After the theft? The next day. Relevant what he did with the necklace in the meantime? Not terribly. Did he hide it? Let's assume he hid it. Did he sell it back to someone else? Relevant? Was he discovered while at home? His own home? No. Somewhere else? Somewhere where there was a chicken? Yes; he was afraid of it. A place where there are usually chickens? Or near a place with chickens. Chicken farms? Farms in general? Restaurants? War between chickens relevant?

Relevant where he stole the necklace? Once again, not terribly. Though some scenarios of the theft would work better than others, the puzzle mostly revolves around how the thief was caught. In a Bank? Did he enter in a house? Was he able to escape in a first instance? Or was he blocked in the crime scene an unable to move? Was he hiding himself? In the scene of crime? Somewhere else? He was not hiding.

Was there other chickens or just one? Just one. Was a relevant proof/s discovered on the crime scene? No. Is the noise of the chicken somehow bringing suspects on him? Just the noise? The chicken wasn't actually noisy; he was just afraid it would be. Was its chickening a "normal" chickening or something strange on its call? Is its chickening prevent him to do something?

Is this a real life case? A fictional one? Fairly certain it's fictional. A cartoon? For instance "Chicken run","Chicken little"...not really an expert of chicken-related films
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:40 pm

Neither in a cage nor free:was the chicken relevantly tied with a rope?In an enclosure?Relevant?
Did the chicken recognized the thief because of the necklace?Because of other reasons (such as tattoos, scars...don't know if it is possible though)?

Reveal him= reveal his presence to someone else?Was him alone when discovered?with someone else?relevant?would the noise of the chicken reveal the presence of someone in general?Would the chickening of the chicken be a normal chickening?A particular one?Could the chicken actually make noise?

Would any other noise reveal him?Just a chicken noise?Just that chicken noise?Echo relevant?Was him known by police?For having previously committed other crimes?Would the chicken noise relevantly cause something else than just revealing him?

Relevant when did it happen?Modern times?During WWII?WWI?

Was the thief discovered in a store?In a public place?in a park?Outside?Inside?Relevant?Did he have the necklace with him when discovered?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:53 pm

Neither in a cage nor free: was the chicken relevantly tied with a rope? In an enclosure? Relevant? Yes, but it wasn't secured by a rope or chicken enclosure.
Did the chicken recognized the thief because of the necklace? Because of other reasons (such as tattoos, scars...don't know if it is possible though)? The chicken didn't recognize him.

Reveal him= reveal his presence to someone else? Was him alone when discovered? with someone else? relevant? would the noise of the chicken reveal the presence of someone in general? When I said he was revealed, I meant that he was revealed to be the thief; he wasn't hidden.
Would the chickening of the chicken be a normal chickening? A particular one? A rooster crow, most likely. Could the chicken actually make noise? Probably, but not necessarily.

Would any other noise reveal him? Just a chicken noise? Just that chicken noise? Just that chicken's crow. Echo relevant? No. Was him known by police? For having previously committed other crimes? No and no. Would the chicken noise relevantly cause something else than just revealing him? No.

Relevant when did it happen? It works better during an earlier age. Modern times? During WWII? WWI? Before all this.

Was the thief discovered in a store? In a public place? in a park? Outside? Inside? Relevant? Not that much; there were other people around, though. Did he have the necklace with him when discovered? Not necessarily.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:22 am

Time: middle age?Renaissance? Ancient times?Far west?Part of the day relevant?Morning?Afternoon?Evening?Night?
Place relevant? South America?America?Europe?Asia?Africa? Religion/cultures relevant?
Was the chicken supposed to be there?Did the chicken have a relevant role in the place where he was?Was the chicken on a rooftop?Was it a particular chicken?Species relevant?Would the chickening of that chicken directly reveal him as a thief?

Is the fact that rooster crow usually announces the sunrise/light relevant?

Any physical/medical condition of the thief relevant?
Was he wanted?Was his face relevantly covered?Did he wear something relevant?
Was the thief committing another crime?Was he doing something relevant?Could he be mistaken for an "ordinary person"?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Time: middle age? Renaissance? Ancient times? Far west? These could all work.
Part of the day relevant? No. Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Night?
Place relevant? No. South America?America?Europe?Asia?Africa? Religion/cultures relevant? No.
Was the chicken supposed to be there? Yope. Did the chicken have a relevant role in the place where he was? Yope. Was the chicken on a rooftop? Was it a particular chicken? Species relevant? No to all. Would the chickening of that chicken directly reveal him as a thief? Yes.

Is the fact that rooster crow usually announces the sunrise/light relevant? No.

Any physical/medical condition of the thief relevant? No.
Was he wanted? Was his face relevantly covered? Did he wear something relevant? No to all.
Was the thief committing another crime? No. Was he doing something relevant? Could he be mistaken for an "ordinary person"? Yes.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Acridian9 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Was the chicken black? Relevant that black roosters were considered agents of the devil? Relevant what color(s) the chicken was? was the chicken free to move around? was it somehow restrained? were its legs tied? Its wings?

Were any of the other people present afraid the chicken could crow? Among those people, was there the owner of the chicken? the owner of the necklace? the policemen that arrested the thief?

Did the chicken relevantly touch someone? peck someone? Did anyone relevantly touch the chicken? Did the thief?

Motive of the theft relevant? Was it a theft on commission?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:47 am

Relevant role of the chicken: was it a signal?A symbol?Was the chicken meant to be sold?To be eaten?To attract people?

Would the chickening provoke a relevant reaction of the man, that would reveal him as a thief, rather than just escaping/trying to avoid to be caught? Or would the chickening direct the attention of the people on him?
Would the chicken be noisy after that the thief had a relevant contact with it (teasing the chicken, touching the chicken)?Or even before they could have any contact?
Did the thief approach to the rooster?Was the thief attracted by something?Was it a trap?

Other people around: did someone know the thief?Was related to him?Is there something of his physical appearance that could reveal him as a thief?
Wild guess: was the thief famous?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:34 pm

Was the chicken black? Relevant that black roosters were considered agents of the devil? Relevant what color(s) the chicken was? No to all. was the chicken free to move around? was it somehow restrained? This. were its legs tied? Its wings? Neither of these.

Were any of the other people present afraid the chicken could crow? They might have been. Among those people, was there the owner of the chicken? the owner of the necklace? the policemen that arrested the thief? All three.

Did the chicken relevantly touch someone? peck someone? Did anyone relevantly touch the chicken? Did the thief? No to all.

Motive of the theft relevant? Was it a theft on commission? No and no.

Relevant role of the chicken: was it a signal? This. A symbol? Was the chicken meant to be sold? To be eaten? To attract people?

Would the chickening provoke a relevant reaction of the man, that would reveal him as a thief, rather than just escaping/trying to avoid to be caught? You mean crowing? No. Or would the chickening direct the attention of the people on him? THIS.
Would the chicken be noisy after that the thief had a relevant contact with it (teasing the chicken, touching the chicken)? THIS. Or even before they could have any contact?
Did the thief approach to the rooster? Yes. Was the thief attracted by something? No. Was it a trap? Yes.

Other people around: did someone know the thief? Maybe, but not relevant. Was related to him? Is there something of his physical appearance that could reveal him as a thief? Yes, explore.
Wild guess: was the thief famous? No.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:17 pm

Was the thief trying to steal the chicken? Guess--> while stealing the necklace, the thief has also stolen some food so that it was supposed he was poor/hungry. So a trap was constructed and the chicken was used as bait.

Physical appearance that could reveal him as a thief: clothing? or did he suffer from a relevant disease? Dwarfism? Obesity?Blind?Armless?One-armed?crippled?Did he have some weapon with him?Knife?Pirates relevant?

Did the trap involved some other relevant object?Just the chicken?Did he see the chicken immediately? Was the chicken in a box?And the thief stole the box?Open the box?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:40 pm

Was the thief trying to steal the chicken? No. Guess--> while stealing the necklace, the thief has also stolen some food so that it was supposed he was poor/hungry. So a trap was constructed and the chicken was used as bait.

Physical appearance that could reveal him as a thief: clothing? or did he suffer from a relevant disease? Dwarfism? Obesity?Blind?Armless?One-armed?crippled?Did he have some weapon with him?Knife?Pirates relevant? No to all.

Did the trap involved some other relevant object? YES! Just the chicken? Did he see the chicken immediately? He couldn't see it, but he knew it was there. Was the chicken in a box? No, but OTRT. And the thief stole the box? Open the box? Neither.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:59 pm

was the chicken inside the object involved in the trap? Above? Near?

He couldn't see it, but he knew it was there: because the object is usually associated with chickens? Because he saw feather?

was the object included in the trap the bait? Was it a bag?a sack?A container of some sort?A container meant for money?Food?Animals?Chickens?Eggs(golden eggs for instance if it is fictional)?

Was the thief trying to steal the object but he accidentally touched the chicken?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Acridian9 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:42 pm

Was the trap something like asking all people present there to do something to the chicken, and the chicken would crow only to the thief? because it saw him and can recognize/identify him? And the thief refused?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:45 am

was the chicken inside the object involved in the trap? This. Above? Near?

He couldn't see it, but he knew it was there: because the object is usually associated with chickens? Because he saw feather? Neither.

was the object included in the trap the bait? FA. Was it a bag? a sack? A container of some sort? A container meant for money? Food? Animals? Chickens? Eggs(golden eggs for instance if it is fictional)? No to all of these.

Was the thief trying to steal the object but he accidentally touched the chicken? No.

Was the trap something like asking all people present there to do something to the chicken, and the chicken would crow only to the thief? YES! (though not to the chicken directly...) because it saw him and can recognize/identify him? No. And the thief refused? Yope.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Acridian9 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:25 am

Were the people just _told_ that the chicken is able to identify the thief (but it really can't)? If so, only if they interact with the trap? something like: if the thief touches this (whatever the chicken is into) then the chicken will crow?

Did all people try the trap? Did the thief?

Edit: Did the thief _pretend_ to try the trap?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Was there just one relevant object or more than one?If there were more than just one, could all the objects be relevantly opened?Was the chicken inside one of them?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:11 am

Were the people just _told_ that the chicken is able to identify the thief (but it really can't)? Yes! If so, only if they interact with the trap? something like: if the thief touches this (whatever the chicken is into) then the chicken will crow? Yes!

Did all people try the trap? Did the thief? See the following...

Did the thief _pretend_ to try the trap? YES!

Was there just one relevant object or more than one? If there were more than just one, could all the objects be relevantly opened? Was the chicken inside one of them? Just the one object. All you need now is to find out what the object was, or at least how it caught the thief...
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:47 am

Is it a common object?Used in houses?Is the object meant to be a trap?To be a game?Magic tricks involved? Can the object be lift? be opened?If so, has it got a cover on the top?On the bottom?Is it a sort of box?If the trap works, is it able to physically block the thief?Imprison him? Was the object on the floor?Suspended?On a table?Was it closed by a lock?Did it have holes?Was it made by wood?By iron? By aluminum? By glass? Other materials? Was it relevantly colored?

Did the owner and the police understand that he was the thief after he tried the trap?Even before?Or while he was trying the trap? Did they understand it even if the chicken had not crowed, right? So, was the thief able to do something that other people could not? Like be able to force a lock? Maybe the same lock with which the necklace was guarded?

So, the chicken wasn't really able to identify the thief, but the thief was identified...was it by chance?Or did the thief relevantly touch/open/interact with the object in a different manner than other people?If so, did he take a gimmick that only experienced thieves are able to adopt?did he use his ability to steal? Or was his physical appearance to cheat him?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:38 pm

Is it a common object? It was at the time. Used in houses? Yes. Is the object meant to be a trap? As its usual purpose? No. To be a game? Magic tricks involved? No to both. Can the object be lifted? Yes. be opened? No. If so, has it got a cover on the top? On the bottom? Is it a sort of box? DOYD of box. If the trap works, is it able to physically block the thief? Imprison him? It wasn't this type of trap. Was the object on the floor? Suspended? On a table? On the floor OR a table; both could work. Was it closed by a lock? No. Did it have holes? Was it made by wood? By iron? [b]This. By aluminum? By glass? Other materials? Was it relevantly colored? Yes.

Did the owner and the police understand that he was the thief after he tried the trap? This. Even before? Or while he was trying the trap? Did they understand it even if the chicken had not crowed, right? They were counting on the chicken not crowing. So, was the thief able to do something that other people could not? No. Like be able to force a lock? Maybe the same lock with which the necklace was guarded?

So, the chicken wasn't really able to identify the thief, but the thief was identified...was it by chance? Or did the thief relevantly touch/open/interact with the object in a different manner than other people? THIS. If so, did he take a gimmick that only experienced thieves are able to adopt? did he use his ability to steal? No. Or was his physical appearance to cheat him? I'm not quite sure what you mean, but his physical appearance after interacting with the object was what identified him as the thief.
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Acridian9 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:59 pm

Was the object an helmet?
Its relevant color: grey? black? green? red? brown? blue? was it freshly painted? so that those who touched it would have paint on their hands?

"They were counting on the chicken not crowing": because they thought the thief was not among them? because a person had already been arrested for that crime?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:44 am

object: was it mostly used in kitchens?a pot?a fork?a spoon?a blade?a cutter?a knife? A chair?was it mostly used in bathrooms? In bedrooms?Was it used in inside?Outside?To clean up?To make fire?To keep the house warm?For self defense?Part of furnitures?Is the object still used now (I suppose not right?)?An iron? Is it bigger than a football ball?
Did the object relevantly belonged to the person who has been robbed? Did the thief relevantly interact with the object when he committed the crime? Did the thief interact with the object through his hands?his face?his mouth?his legs?Arms?Tongue?Teeth?Feet?Nose?

Was him stripped?Was him dirtied?By ashes?By dust?Coming from the object?Was it painted?All painted?Just some parts?
Guess--> he (one of his clothes) was painted by fresh paint and then he stripped himself to clean up what he wears. Maybe he got a tattoo and was recognized.

his physical appearance after interacting with the object was what identified him as the thief: was he colored?On face?Did they recognized him as the thief just because of his appearance? Did they saw him when he committed the crime?Is a trace relevant?Did the thief differently interact with the object because he had fear that the chicken would have crowed?If so was him more cautious?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:07 pm

Was the object an helmet? No.
Its relevant color: grey? black? This. green? red? brown? blue? was it freshly painted? No but OTRT. so that those who touched it would have paint on their hands? YES.

"They were counting on the chicken not crowing": because they thought the thief was not among them? because a person had already been arrested for that crime? No to both.

object: was it mostly used in kitchens? a pot? THIS. a fork? a spoon? a blade? a cutter? a knife? A chair?was it mostly used in bathrooms? In bedrooms?Was it used in inside?Outside?To clean up?To make fire?To keep the house warm?For self defense?Part of furnitures?Is the object still used now (I suppose not right?)?An iron? Is it bigger than a football ball?
Did the object relevantly belonged to the person who has been robbed? Did the thief relevantly interact with the object when he committed the crime? No to both. Did the thief interact with the object through his hands? This. his face?his mouth?his legs?Arms?Tongue?Teeth?Feet?Nose?

Was him stripped? No. Was him dirtied? By ashes? No, but OTRT; ashes are relevant. By dust? Coming from the object? Ash would have come from the object. Was it painted? All painted? Just some parts?
Guess--> he (one of his clothes) was painted by fresh paint and then he stripped himself to clean up what he wears. Maybe he got a tattoo and was recognized. No.

his physical appearance after interacting with the object was what identified him as the thief: was he colored? No, but OTRT. On face? Did they recognized him as the thief just because of his appearance? Yes. Did they saw him when he committed the crime? No. Is a trace relevant? Not sure what you mean by this. Did the thief differently interact with the object because he had fear that the chicken would have crowed? If so was him more cautious? YES!

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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby SurfingPikachu » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Umm, a theft was discovered, everyone was rounded up and told to enter a dark, secluded room and put their hands in a pot and told that when the thief did it, a magical chicken would cluck, and this was at a time when this could be believable, but the pot was actually filled with ash, and the thief did not place his hands in the pot fearing the chicken would cluck, so when he exited the room and his hands were clean, that pointed him out as the one having a guilty conscience?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:45 pm

ashes relevant: did they come from a fire? A still active fire? Were them part of the trap? Like they were put under the iron pot in order to let people think that the chicken was dead?Cooked?was the iron pot on a fire? was it opened? without a cover?Did the thief relevantly blow ashes away from the pot?

Is the color of the thief's skin relevant? Of its hands in particular? Is the black color due to the ash? Did the thief interact with the pot with the palm of its hands? Knuckles? Back? Did the pot relevantly have handles? Was the pot very hot?Warm?Cold?Normal in temperature?Was also who tried the trap aware of that?Did the thief burn his hands?

his physical appearance after interacting with the object was what identified him as the thief: in particular its hands? other parts of his body?Were its hands covered by ashes?
Was the fact that he was cautious prevent him to do something?Made him do something?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Acridian9 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Yeah....that's more or less where I was pointing to! I would have said that the pot was dirtied with some ashes, then people were asked to touch the pot knowing that the chicken would crow when the thief touched it. So the thief pretended to touch the pot, thus being the only one with clear hands. Do we get it???
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Earnest » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:02 pm

yeah...maybe people were asked to knock on the pot and the thief touched it preventively ... more or less this Arcadian9?
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Re: [Westing1992] Chicken Chicken

Postby Westing1992 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:58 pm

Umm, a theft was discovered, everyone was rounded up and told to enter a dark, secluded room and put their hands in a pot and told that when the thief did it, a magical chicken would cluck, and this was at a time when this could be believable, but the pot was actually filled with ash, and the thief did not place his hands in the pot fearing the chicken would cluck, so when he exited the room and his hands were clean, that pointed him out as the one having a guilty conscience?
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This is more or less it: after a theft, a detective put a chicken underneath a sooty pot. The suspects were told to place their hands on the pot, with the chicken crowing when the thief touched it. The chicken did not crow; the suspects were then told to put their hands up. The thief was the only one with clean hands, showing that he only pretended to touch it; since he was the thief, he was afraid the chicken would crow and reveal him.
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