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[Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Why does a man with a moustache buy a false moustache?

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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby WiZ » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:18 pm

Is it relevant that he has a moustache? Does he plan to wear the false moustache? At the same time as his authentic moustache? Does he plan to shave his authentic moustache and then wear the false moustache? Does the false moustache resemble his authentic moustache? Is he planning to wear his authentic moustache at the same time as someone else is wearing the fake moustache?

I have never before in my life typed the string 'authentic moustache', and here I've used it four times in a single line.

Is a crime being committed or about to be committed? Is there any identity theft or impersonation afooteth? Theatre? Fancy dress parties?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Is he having chemotherapy? Is he going to shave off his real moustache? Replace it with the new one? Wear both moustaches? At the same time? Do the moustaches look identical?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:04 am

Is it relevant that he has a moustache? No Does he plan to wear the false moustache? No At the same time as his authentic moustache? No Does he plan to shave his authentic moustache and then wear the false moustache? No Does the false moustache resemble his authentic moustache? No Is he planning to wear his authentic moustache at the same time as someone else is wearing the fake moustache? No (tiny -ish)

I have never before in my life typed the string 'authentic moustache', and here I've used it four times in a single line. The things the LTPF does to our vocabulary...

Is a crime being committed or about to be committed? Actually, a crime already has been committed, but it's not extremely relevant to the puzzle! Is there any identity theft or impersonation afooteth? Noeth (again with an -ish... eth) Theatre? No Fancy dress parties? No

Is he having chemotherapy? No Is he going to shave off his real moustache? No Replace it with the new one? No Wear both moustaches? No At the same time? No Do the moustaches look identical? No
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:02 am

Did he buy it for usage as a false moustache? If so: by himself? By someone else? Relevant that it looks nothing like his own? Are other elements of disguise relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby wwhere » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:42 am

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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 pm

Relevent where he buys the false moustache? from whom he buys it? Does he relevantly buy something else? Is he doing anything relevant with the false moustache? Does he want anyone to see him buying it? To find it? Is anyone else relevantly using it?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 pm

Is he doing a kiss-o-gram or strip-o-gram or something like that? (I'm thinking a FreddieMercury-o-gram, lol)

Is he going to put the moustache on a portrait or on a mirror?

Has something been stolen? Moved? Would it help if we knew what the non-extremely-relevant crime was? Perhaps for context?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 pm

wwhere's guess was correct - well done!

Did he buy it for usage as a false moustache? Yes If so: by himself? See below By someone else? Relevant that it looks nothing like his own? No Are other elements of disguise relevant? No

Relevent where he buys the false moustache? No from whom he buys it? No Does he relevantly buy something else? No Is he doing anything relevant with the false moustache? Yes Does he want anyone to see him buying it? Probably not To find it? Probably not Is anyone else relevantly using it? No, see below

Is he doing a kiss-o-gram or strip-o-gram or something like that? (I'm thinking a FreddieMercury-o-gram, lol) This is one of the funniest guesses I've seen in a while. But, No.

Is he going to put the moustache on a portrait or on a mirror? YES, on a portrait

Has something been stolen? Yes but irrel Moved? See previous Would it help if we knew what the non-extremely-relevant crime was? Perhaps for context? Sure, it was murder and theft
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 pm

Did he put it on the portrait to insult someone, either the person in the portrait, or someone else? The painter? Is it to disguise the person in the portrait? Is it HAM in the portrait? Was the person an ancestor?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:27 pm

Did he put it on the portrait to insult someone, either the person in the portrait, or someone else? No The painter? No Is it to disguise the person in the portrait? No Is it HAM in the portrait? Yes Was the person an ancestor? Yes but beware FA
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:50 pm

Would it help to know whose ancestor the portrait is? Is this a jolly jape or a wizard wheeze? Is the ancestor one of his (the protagonist's) ancestors? One of someone else's? Would it help to explore the FA of 'ancestor'? Is it his own father? Does he want to make the picture look like an ancestor? His? Does he take a photo of the portrait, or him with the portrait?

Should we explore the murder and theft? Does he have ill feelings towards the man in the photo? Is the fake moustache an insult?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Would it help to know whose ancestor the portrait is? Yes Is this a jolly jape or a wizard wheeze? Is the ancestor one of his (the protagonist's) ancestors? No One of someone else's? Yes Would it help to explore the FA of 'ancestor'? See next Is it his own father? No, but the portrait is relevantly of someone's father. FA cleared Does he want to make the picture look like an ancestor? Noish His? No Does he take a photo of the portrait, or him with the portrait? No

Should we explore the murder and theft? Not relevant to the puzzle, so No Does he have ill feelings towards the man in the photo? Irrel Is the fake moustache an insult? No
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:03 pm

Is the man in the portrait still alive? Is it a wanted photo? Is the man in the portrait a wanted man? Is the crime that has been committed (which is not extremely relevant to the puzzle) just whatever it was that caused him to be wanted? Does the protagonist want to put the moustache on the portrait to see if the portrait man resembles "someone's" father, or someone else in particular?
Is the man in the picture the father of an abandoned or adopted child?
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:05 pm

Is the man in the portrait still alive? No Is it a wanted photo? No Is the man in the portrait a wanted man? Irrel Is the crime that has been committed (which is not extremely relevant to the puzzle) just whatever it was that caused him to be wanted? No
Does the protagonist want to put the moustache on the portrait to see if the portrait man resembles "someone's" father, or someone else in particular? Yes, exactly
Is the man in the picture the father of an abandoned or adopted child? Yes.

****SPOILER (with as few story spoilers as possible)****

In Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Poirot suspects that one character is the illegitimate son of the victim. This person has a moustache; the victim did not, but the home contains a portrait of the victim as a younger man. Poirot buys a false moustache and attaches it to the portrait; when he now see the other character's face, he knows his suspicion is correct.

Nice quick solve - kudos to mimsy for most of the questions and the solution, Galfisk and LemonCurry for early questions, wwhere for the early correct PM, and WiZ for new vocabulary.
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Re: [Balin] Fuzz (*SHAVED*)

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Great puzzle :-D Hercule and his moustache never even occurred to me!
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