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[WiZ] Must... have... 3... active... puzzles...

Postby WiZ » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Following a sign, a man walks down an old road that has existed for centuries. After 800 metres, he stops at a cafe and buys lunch for £3.50. 'How apt', he thinks. Where is he?

This is possibly very silly. I possibly don't care.
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:56 am

Is he in the UK?
Is a pun with pounds involved? With losing pounds?
Is the name of the road relevant? Relevant what's written on the sign?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:29 am

Loch Ness relevant? Would the puzzle work 50 years ago? Is 800 meters relevant? Or would 500 work just as well?
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Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:30 am

Is an address relevant? Historical event or context? General or specific location?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:51 pm

LemonCurry

Is he in the UK? yes
Is a pun with pounds involved? no With losing pounds? no
Is the name of the road relevant? no Relevant what's written on the sign? yes

GalFisk

Loch Ness relevant? no Would the puzzle work 50 years ago? In theory, yes, although he would have been outraged at the cost of his lunch and perhaps less inclined to see the humour in the situation Is 800 meters relevant? yes Or would 500 work just as well? no

JenBurdoo

Is an address relevant? yesish, to define 'address' broadly Historical event or context? no General no or specific yes location?
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Postby Westing1992 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:56 pm

IS what he bought relevant? Or simply the price?
Was the sign for the old road? Something at the end of the road? The cafe?
Is this is England? Scotland? Wales? N. Ireland? The country? A city?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:59 pm

IS what he bought relevant? yes Or simply the price? although this is relevant, too
Was the sign for the old road? no Something at the end of the road? yesish The cafe? no
Is this is England? yes Scotland? Wales? N. Ireland? no to rest The country? yes A city? no
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Postby hominid » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:15 am

Relevant what part of England? (Using the standard 9-Region division) London? South East? East? South West? West Midlands? East Midlands? Yorkshire and the Humber? North East? North West?

Is he planning on going further along the road? If the UK switched to a different currency rather thsn pounds, would the puzzle still work? Is he buying a sandwich? A drink? Fruit? Is it a typical English meal?
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Postby LemonCurry » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:26 am

Relevant that 800 metres is about half a mile? Any other (if so, metric? imperial?) measurement units relevant?
Is the name of the road relevant? The complete length? Other distinctions? The name of the cafe?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:05 am

Is math relevant? Units of measurement?
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Postby Earnest » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:59 am

to be sure...:was the cafe at a side of the old street? was the cafe more recent than the street? relevant that it was at 800 meters? Is the cafe an ordinary one? Is the only relevant characteristic that it was located on the ancient street? Did he pay in £? Other currencies?

old road that has existed for centuries --> was it build up by Romans? Can the street be travelled by car (if so, was it full of holes)? By bike? Just a footpath? Had the road just existed for years (e.g. 90 years-100 years), would the puzzle still work? If not, because it is relevant something that identifies the road as ancient? The name of the road? was the road simple to reach? Relevant how it was made? Was it paved with old rocks?

sign = the sign indicating the presence of a cafe? the name of the road? the distance of the cafe?

"apt" is referred to the location of the cafe? To what is sold in the cafe? To what he bought in the cafe with respect to the name of the street?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:27 pm

Hominid

Relevant what part of England? Yes (you are welcome to pursue this line of questioning, although this puzzle will probably be more satisfying if solved through lateral logic rather than playing Huckle Buckle Beanstalk and then justifying the outcome in retrospect) (Using the standard 9-Region division) London? South East? this East? South West? West Midlands? East Midlands? Yorkshire and the Humber? North East? North West?

Is he planning on going further along the road? irrelevant If the UK switched to a different currency rather thsn pounds, would the puzzle still work? yes Is he buying a sandwich? yes A drink? Fruit? no to these Is it a typical English meal? yes

LemonCurry

Relevant that 800 metres is about half a mile? yes Any other (if so, metric? imperial?) measurement units relevant? no
Is the name of the road relevant? no The complete length? no, but explore Other distinctions? yes The name of the cafe? no

GalFisk

Is math relevant? Units of measurement? yes to both, but only to the extent established by LemonCurry's prior question

Earnest

to be sure...:was the cafe at a side of the old street? irrelevant was the cafe more recent than the street? yes relevant that it was at 800 meters? yes Is the cafe an ordinary one? yes Is the only relevant characteristic that it was located on the ancient street? no Did he pay in £? yes Other currencies? no

old road that has existed for centuries --> was it build up by Romans? no Can the street be travelled by car yes (if so, was it full of holes no)? By bike? yes Just a footpath? no Had the road just existed for years (e.g. 90 years-100 years), would the puzzle still work? yes If not, because it is relevant something that identifies the road as ancient? no The name of the road? no was the road simple to reach? yes Relevant how it was made? no Was it paved with old rocks? no

sign = the sign indicating the presence of a cafe? the name of the road? no to these the distance of the cafe? yesish

"apt" is referred to the location of the cafe? To what is sold in the cafe? no to these To what he bought in the cafe yes with respect to the name of the street? no, but explore
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:05 am

Hs any famous person once lived in the street? At the place of the cafe?
Is the Earl of Sandwich relevant? The anecdote how the Sandwich came to its name? Cribbage relevant, in any way?

Relevant what was in the Sandwich? Was it a traditional triangular-shaped English Sandwich? Relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Hs any famous person once lived in the street? no At the place of the cafe? no
Is the Earl of Sandwich relevant? Yes, indirectly The anecdote how the Sandwich came to its name? yes, indirectly Cribbage relevant, in any way? no

Relevant what was in the Sandwich? yes Was it a traditional triangular-shaped English Sandwich? assume yes Relevant? no
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Postby Enjay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:43 pm

Did the sandwich contain meat? Cheese? Salad? Was it a "normal" sandwich filling?

Was it the fact that the sandwich cost £3.50 that he found apt? The fact that that particular sandwich was available?

Did the sign point to something further down the road from the cafe? Did the sign reference the cafe at all? Did it reference Sandwich?

Is he in Sandwich? Did the sign point to Sandwich? Is the famously often-stolen Ham Sandwich sign relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Did the sandwich contain meat? yes Cheese? Salad? no/irrel to rest Was it a "normal" sandwich filling? yes

Was it the fact that the sandwich cost £3.50 that he found apt? this was a factor The fact that that particular sandwich was available? this was also a factor

Did the sign point to something further down the road from the cafe? yes Did the sign reference the cafe at all? no Did it reference Sandwich? yes

Is he in Sandwich? he is Did the sign point to Sandwich? yes, and... Is the famously often-stolen Ham Sandwich sign relevant? yes!

So, he followed a sign saying 'Ham Sandwich' and bought a Ham Sandwich. What was the aptness of the cost?
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Postby Enjay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:51 pm

Is the distance to Ham/Sandwich relevant? Was one of them 3.5 miles away? Or one 3 miles and the other 5?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Is the distance to Ham/Sandwich relevant? yes to both Was one of them 3.5 miles away? Or one 3 miles and the other 5? this

***** SPOILER *****

He is in Sandwich, Kent, England.

The sign showed that two towns lay along the road: Ham and Sandwich. Ham was 3 miles away and Sandwich half a mile. See attached diagram:

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He travelled half a mile down the road and stopped to buy a ham sandwich for 3 and a half pounds, just as, by one interpretation, the sign said he would.


Congratulations, Enjay, and thank you everyone else for playing.
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