[WiZ] Religious Conviction

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[WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:00 am

A man in a tiny rural town in Australia is attending a church service. A few minutes into the service, he gets up, drives home, reads a magazine, and drives back to the church and returns to his seat. Why did he do this?

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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:56 am

Is the religion relevant? The particular denomination?

Did the man feel he was requested to do this? Relevant during which part of the service he left? Relevant when he came back?

Is it relevant that this was a tiny rural town in Australia? Could the same thing occur in Sydney? In New York? In a tiny rural town in the United States?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:28 am

Is it lrelevant which magazine he read? Did he live far from the church? Was him active part of the service (a priest, an organizer, a player...)

Did he read the meagazine for a long time? For hours? Minutes? Seconds? Did he read a name in the magazine? The title of the magazine? Did he took the magazine into the church? Did he read an article? A specific article? Did he need to go to the bathroom and use to read a magazine while in the bathroom? Did he get up in a specific part of the service? Did he just want to leave the church?

To be sure...was the magazine at his home? Did he drive home to read the magazine? Did he read the magazine while doing something else?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby peter365 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:43 pm

Is this a normal everyday Church Service? Or is it for a special occasion a christening? Wedding? Funeral?

Does he read the magazine in paper form?

Is the service still going on when he gets back? Was it suspended while he was away? Or did it continue along without him?

Does anything relevantly happen on his drive from and back to the church?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:26 pm

LemonCurry

Is the religion relevant? no The particular denomination? no

Did the man feel he was requested to do this? no Relevant during which part of the service he left? no Relevant when he came back? no

Is it relevant that this was a tiny rural town in Australia? yesish Could the same thing occur in Sydney? Most likely not In New York? Even more likely not In a tiny rural town in the United States? Yes, although slightly less likely

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Is it lrelevant which magazine he read? yes Did he live far from the church? close enough that he could drive home and back within the hour Was him active part of the service (a priest, an organizer, a player...) no, assume he was just an ordinary congregant

Did he read the meagazine for a long time? no For hours? no Minutes? possibly Seconds? also possibly Did he read a name in the magazine? yes The title of the magazine? yes, but irrelevant Did he took the magazine into the church? no Did he read an article? not in depth A specific article? yes, one specific article would be relevant, however Did he need to go to the bathroom and use to read a magazine while in the bathroom? no Did he get up in a specific part of the service? no Did he just want to leave the church? no

To be sure...was the magazine at his home? yes Did he drive home to read the magazine? yes Did he read the magazine while doing something else? no

Peter

Is this a normal everyday Church Service? Yes Or is it for a special occasion a christening? Wedding? Funeral? no to these

Does he read the magazine in paper form? yes

Is the service still going on when he gets back? yes Was it suspended while he was away? no Or did it continue along without him? yes

Does anything relevantly happen on his drive from and back to the church? no
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby Enjay » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:49 pm

Is it relevant what was happening in the church service when he left? Did something in the church service trigger him to leave? Something he saw? Heard? Was he already planning to do this when he arrived at the church?

When he left did he know that he was going to read a magazine when he got home? Did he know what article he was going to read? Had he previously read it?

Are any other people at the church service relevant? Did people notice him leave? Would they have known why he was leaving?

Relevant why he came back? Did he come back of something he had read in the magazine? Because he didn't want to miss any more of the service than he had to?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:01 pm

s it relevant what was happening in the church service when he left? no Did something in the church service trigger him to leave? no Something he saw? a sight was relevant, however Heard? no Was he already planning to do this when he arrived at the church? no

When he left did he know that he was going to read a magazine when he got home? yes Did he know what article he was going to read? yes Had he previously read it? yesish

Are any other people at the church service relevant? yes Did people notice him leave? yes Would they have known why he was leaving? no

Relevant why he came back? yes, FA lurking Did he come back of something he had read in the magazine? yes, but... Because he didn't want to miss any more of the service than he had to? this is also true, however
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:42 am

Was someone missing in church? (Serious business in some small communities)
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby peter365 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:55 am

Did he buy the magazine? Or did it belong to someone else in the house? Does the magazine cater for a specific interest or hobby? Does it have a letters page? Did he read something that he himself had written?

Is there a relevant excerpt from the service? a bible quote perhaps?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:02 pm

LemonCurry

Was someone missing in church? no (Serious business in some small communities)

Peter

Did he buy the magazine? no Or did it belong to someone else in the house? But also no Does the magazine cater for a specific interest yes or hobby? no Does it have a letters page? no Did he read something that he himself had written? no
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby Solong » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:46 pm

Is it a church-related magazine or newsletter?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:09 pm

Is it a church-related magazine or newsletter? no
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby Earnest » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:37 pm

Did he see someone famous in the church? Did he see sonething straordinary (I mean which was not normal to see in the church usually)? Was him an abitual congregant? Did he go to church every week? Did he want to check something in the magazine? Was the article related to something present in the church? Someone present in the church?

When he returned to his seat, was there anyone inside the church? Was the function finished? Did he come back to his original seat? Did he want to see something related to his seat? Something he could see just by his seat? Relevant why took his original seat and not another one?
Did he talk to someone relevantly when he came back to the church?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:05 pm

Did he see someone famous in the church? not 'famous' exactly, but explore Did he see sonething straordinary (I mean which was not normal to see in the church usually)? yesish Was him an abitual congregant? yes Did he go to church every week? yes Did he want to check something in the magazine? yes Was the article related to something present in the church? Someone present in the church? this, very good

When he returned to his seat, was there anyone inside the church? yes Was the function finished? no Did he come back to his original seat? yes Did he want to see something related to his seat? no Something he could see just by his seat? no Relevant why took his original seat and not another one? No; as this is a true story, he was sitting with his wife (who was very annoyed that he left the service)
Did he talk to someone relevantly when he came back to the church? yes, but we're going to have to be more specific as to the timeline
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby Enjay » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:12 pm

Had he seen the relevant person before? If so, in person? In the magazine? Was the person a criminal? A long-lost family member or friend?
Did he go home to check if the person was in fact the person he thought they were?

Did the man do something relevant in between going home and returning to church? Did he leave and come back more than once?
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 pm

Had he seen the relevant person before? yes If so, in person? no In the magazine? yes Was the person a criminal? yes A long-lost family member or friend? no to these
Did he go home to check if the person was in fact the person he thought they were? yes

Did the man do something relevant in between going home and returning to church? Aside from check the magazine, no Did he leave and come back more than once? no

***** SPOILER *****

The man was the sole police officer in the village. He had read that morning in an INTERPOL magazine about a dangerous criminal who was suspected to have fled to hide among family in Australia. In church that morning, he saw this very person, sitting discreetly in a pew at the back!

Given the unlikelihood of this, he wanted to be certain he had the right guy before making an arrest. He headed home, confirmed in the magazine that this was the very felon, returned to the church, and eventually made the arrest.


Congratulations, Enjay, on the solution, and thank you everyone else for playing. Thus ends an uncharacteristically long run of WiZ puzzles being solved in the 30s.
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction [CONVICTED]

Postby Enjay » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:28 pm

Sorry Wiz - I didn't intend to spoil it early! Good story for a puzzle!
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction [CONVICTED]

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:41 pm

No need to apologise - The 'Easy' section is my specialty. To have had a run of 5 or 6 that lasted past 30 was the strange part, really :)
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Re: [WiZ] Religious Conviction [CONVICTED]

Postby Earnest » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:58 am

Ahahaha glad to be part of this! However WiZ you should be happier than us for having stated such great puzzles until now!
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