[Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

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[Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:38 am

If Gertrude had given Tyler a smaller tip, she wouldn't have suffered a sudden death.

They are H/A/What their name suggests. Likely a quick one.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby GalFisk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:41 am

Smaller tip = less money on top of the cost of a service? A tinier pointy object?
Did she die from an accident? Murder? Suicide? Natural cause? Disaster? Illness? Is the amount of money she carried when she died relevant? The type of money? Did she die because she gave away all her coins? Weight of money relevant? Using money for buying something? Using a coin or bill as a tool?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby Earnest » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:31 am

so...Tyler and Gertrude = H/A/M and H/A/F, right?

well tip = helpful information? extra money for service? Relevant Tyler's profession?

If extra money...was Gertrude recognized because she gave that amount of money? Was she foreigner? (e.g. she thought that the amount of money was a smaller but she was reasoning in a different currency?) Did Gertrude want to give that amount of money?

Sudden = as soon as sh gave the money to Tyler? Minutes after? Hours? More?
If she was murdered...was the killer Tyler? Was Tyler the main cause of her death? Was Tyler a waiter? If not was he masked as a waiter? Did Tyler provide a service to Gertrude? Was him a Taxi driver? A barman? A waiter? A killer?
Is the time spend by Gertrude in order to give that amount of money relevant? E.g. had she given him less money would she spend less time? More time? Relevant? (e.g. she wanted to give a taxi driver extra money. Because she concealed the more valuable bills in a specific place and she wanted to give them to the taxi driver she distracted in the attempt of taking the money and died for an accident)
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Galfisk

Smaller tip = less money on top of the cost of a service? Correct A tinier pointy object? No
Did she die from an accident? Murder? This is closest, not quite right Suicide? Natural cause? Disaster? Illness? Is the amount of money she carried when she died relevant? No The type of money? No Did she die because she gave away all her coins? No Weight of money relevant? No Using money for buying something? Not beyond the giving of the tip Using a coin or bill as a tool? No

Earnest

so...Tyler and Gertrude = H/A/M and H/A/F, right? Yes

well tip = helpful information? extra money for service? this Relevant Tyler's profession? Yes

If extra money...was Gertrude recognized because she gave that amount of money? Not sure what that means exactly, her tip was noted Was she foreigner? (e.g. she thought that the amount of money was a smaller but she was reasoning in a different currency?) Irrel Did Gertrude want to give that amount of money? Yes-ish

Sudden = as soon as sh gave the money to Tyler? Minutes after? Maybe this Hours? Or this More?
If she was murdered...was the killer Tyler? Yes! Was Tyler the main cause of her death? Yes Was Tyler a waiter? No If not was he masked as a waiter? No Did Tyler provide a service to Gertrude? Yope Was him a Taxi driver? A barman? A waiter? A killer? This
Is the time spend by Gertrude in order to give that amount of money relevant? E.g. had she given him less money would she spend less time? More time? Relevant? Not relevant (e.g. she wanted to give a taxi driver extra money. Because she concealed the more valuable bills in a specific place and she wanted to give them to the taxi driver she distracted in the attempt of taking the money and died for an accident) Good idea though
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:00 pm

Did she die by manslaughter? Execution?
Was Tyler a professional killer (hitman, assassin)?
Did Gertrude give the money directly to Tyler? Or did she leave it somewhere and Tyler picked it up (i.e. on a table for the waiter, though I know you said Tyler wasn't a waiter)
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:07 am

Did she die by manslaughter? Execution? THIS
Was Tyler a professional killer (hitman, assassin)? Yes, but not those examples
Did Gertrude give the money directly to Tyler? Or did she leave it somewhere and Tyler picked it up (i.e. on a table for the waiter, though I know you said Tyler wasn't a waiter) I suppose it's irrelevant. Probably something like the latter.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:11 am

Is it customary to tip the executioner?! Had she been stingy, would he not have been diligent in ensuring her head was lopped off quickly and cleanly?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15%

Postby GalFisk » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:37 am

If she had given a smaller tip, would the execution have failed? Would it not have been attempted? Was she exectued for a crime? Was there a relevant war? Did she give herself away by giving the big tip? Method of execution relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15% (100 PERCENTED)

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 am

WiZ

Is it customary to tip the executioner?! Well, I hope not "is", but "was", yes! Had she been stingy, would he not have been diligent in ensuring her head was lopped off quickly and cleanly? Exactly

GalFisk

If she had given a smaller tip, would the execution have failed? Would it not have been attempted? Was she exectued for a crime? Was there a relevant war? Did she give herself away by giving the big tip? Method of execution relevant? Good questions, but WiZ got it.

*******************SPOILER*********************

In the middle ages in England, it became customary to give a tip to the executioner to ensure the beheading was completed in one stroke. Similar practice occurred with the guillotine, where the tip ensured the blade was sharpened. So if Gertrude, a condemned criminal, hadn't tipped her executioner well, she may not have gotten the "sudden death" she preferred.


This puzzle also met a swift end. Thanks WiZ for the solve, and to GalFisk, Earnest, and Balin for your good questions.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] 20% is the new 15% (100 PERCENTED)

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:50 pm

This was a good one!
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