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[WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:35 pm

One night, a stranger hands Hunter a piece of paper. It is a drawing of a dead man, freshly killed. The man has Hunter's name.

However, Hunter is not worried, and carries on with what he was doing. Explain.
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 pm

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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Earnest » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Relevant the name "Hunter"? Was Hunter working while the soneone give him the paper? Was it halloween and it was a painting meant for Hunter's mask? One night = was it a relevant night? (E.g. halloween?) Is Hunter a HAM?

Is the someone who gave him the paper related with him? A child? A friend of him? A HAF? A HAM? His daughter? Was Hunter's name written somewhere relevantly on the paper? On his dead body? Was the dead body represented lying on the floor in the drawing? Standing?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:58 pm

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Relevant the name "Hunter"? Somewhat Was Hunter working while the soneone give him the paper? yes Was it halloween and it was a painting meant for Hunter's mask? no One night = was it a relevant night? (E.g. halloween?) no Is Hunter a HAM? yes

Is the someone who gave him the paper related with him? no A child? yes, but not his child A friend of him? no - remember, they are a stranger A HAF? A HAM? H/C/Irrel His daughter? no Was Hunter's name written somewhere relevantly on the paper? yes On his dead body? no Was the dead body represented lying on the floor in the drawing? no Standing? no

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You are correct, although that's only half the story. Think about the bigger picture in light of the questions and answers to Earnest, above.
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:29 pm

Was it an actual death threat?
The actual Hunter S. Thompson relevant?
Is Hunter an actual hunter of some kind? Is Hunter being hunted? Is the child just a messenger? Is the method of death relevant? Is Hunter's occupation relevant? Whatever Hunter's doing when the paper arrives, is that relevant?
Was Hunter expecting this to any extent? Is he going to die? Is he going to take evasive action? Is he confident he can resist or thwart death?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:31 pm

Was it an actual death threat? no
The actual Hunter S. Thompson relevant? no, I just struggle with puzzle titles
Is Hunter an actual hunter of some kind? no Is Hunter being hunted? no Is the child just a messenger? no Is the method of death relevant? yes Is Hunter's occupation relevant? yes Whatever Hunter's doing when the paper arrives, is that relevant? yes
Was Hunter expecting this to any extent? Yes, to some extent Is he going to die? no (well, not due to the circumstances here) Is he going to take evasive action? no Is he confident he can resist or thwart death? He doesn't feel he will have to
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Earnest » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:14 am

Did he ask the child to hand him the paper? Was it the first paper he has been given by a child? Did the child say/do sonethibg relevant before handing him the paper?

Hand in = throw him the paper from a certain distance? Give him the paper in a polite manner? Was the paper a regular A4 paper? Had the child a bad attitude toward Hunter? Relevant? Bad/good intentions? Was Hunter surprised/had a negative /neutral feeling toward the paper? Did the child hand him the drawing directly or maybe the drawing inside the envelope of a letter with Hunter's name on it? Was the child joking? Was Hunter killed in the paper by guillotine? Hanging? Death penalty? Was hunter an executioner? Shot? Burried alive? Poisoned? Electroshock? Drown?

Had the child drawn down the paper? Someone else? Was his profession a modern profession? Sonething involving dead/going to be dead? Was he working that night? If so was him a baker(basing on the fact that he was working in the night)?

Was the represented one a glorious death? Like on a battle field? Was hunters' name on the paper a dedication? A wish for him to die? It specifies that the dead body belonged to Hunter? Was the freshly dead body the only thing represented on the paper? Was him the only one who dead?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:44 am

So, it's not an actual death threat... just to be sure, there's no actual death here, past present or future? Method of death: natural causes, murder of some kind, suicide, illness, traffic accident, other accident, war, fighting, old age, hanging, other?
Is this fictional? Could it/did it happen in real life? School relevant, or other situation where a child would be present typically?
Hunter's occupation: Indoors or outdoors? Blue collar, white collar, mechanical, fixing stuff, service industry, teaching, arts, military, animal vegetable mineral other?
Does it matter what Hunter was doing at the time?
Does the paper have anything else written on it besides Hunter's name and the drawing of the man?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Balin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:40 pm

Before death, was the victim a living human?
Has the death been widely reported?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Enjay » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Is the game Hangman relevant? Another game?

By "Hunter's name" do you mean "Hunter"? Another name? Is Hunter a nickname?

Is the name written on the paper? Does the drawing represent a real person? If so, one with Hunter's name?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:59 am

Earnest

Did he ask the child to hand him the paper? irrelevant, actually - assume it was expected Was it the first paper he has been given by a child? no Did the child say/do sonethibg relevant before handing him the paper? not immediately beforehand, but explore

Hand in = throw him the paper from a certain distance? Give him the paper in a polite manner? this Was the paper a regular A4 paper? assume yes Had the child a bad attitude toward Hunter? no Relevant? no Bad/good intentions? neither, relevantly Was Hunter surprised/had a negative /neutral feeling toward the paper? He was certainly surprised Did the child hand him the drawing directly or maybe the drawing inside the envelope of a letter with Hunter's name on it? directly Was the child joking? no Was Hunter killed in the paper by guillotine? Hanging? Death penalty? these two; no to rest Was hunter an executioner? Shot? Burried alive? Poisoned? Electroshock? Drown?

Had the child drawn down the paper? yes Someone else? no Was his profession a modern profession? yes (as in, it still exists today) Sonething involving dead/going to be dead? no Was he working that night? yes If so was him a baker(basing on the fact that he was working in the night)? no

Was the represented one a glorious death? no Like on a battle field? no Was hunters' name on the paper a dedication? no A wish for him to die? no It specifies that the dead body belonged to Hunter? yope Was the freshly dead body the only thing represented on the paper? no Was him the only one who dead? yes

InvisibleMimsy

So, it's not an actual death threat... just to be sure, there's no actual death here, past present or future? correct Method of death: natural causes, murder of some kind, suicide, illness, traffic accident, other accident, war, fighting, old age, hanging this; no to rest, other?
Is this fictional? no Could it/did it happen in real life? It did School relevant, or other situation where a child would be present typically? no, this isn't a situation which primarily/necessarily involves children
Hunter's occupation: Indoors or outdoors? indoors Blue collar, white collar, mechanical, fixing stuff, service industry, this; no to rest teaching, arts, military, animal vegetable mineral other?
Does it matter what Hunter was doing at the time? yes
Does the paper have anything else written on it besides Hunter's name and the drawing of the man? yes

Balin

Before death, was the victim a living human? I'll say no in light of your next question (I'm assuming you mean non-fictional, nameable person)
Has the death been widely reported? no

Enjay

Is the game Hangman relevant? Yes (this is what Mimsy's PM established) Another game? no

By "Hunter's name" do you mean "Hunter"? yes Another name? no Is Hunter a nickname? no

Is the name written on the paper? yes Does the drawing represent a real person? no, assuming you mean this question in the same sense that I'm assuming Balin did :P If so, one with Hunter's name? no
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Balin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:59 pm

Was the child playing Hangman? Was Hunter? Was anyone else?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:26 pm

Was the child playing Hangman? yes Was Hunter? no Was anyone else? yes, but irrelevant
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:48 am

So, the man hanging from the gallows on the paper, that was meant to be Hunter. Did it have six dashes - - - - - - which had been filled in H U N T E R? Did it have several other letters guessed with lines through them to indicate that those letters had been tried in vain? OR did it have a different word completed, I don't know, P E N C I L for example, and then Hunter's name written under the gallows to indicate that the dead man was Hunter? Had Hunter been playing the game WITH the child? Had there been or would there be other rounds of the game? Is it relevant how old the child was? E.g. was the child too young to be expected to know how to write "Hunter"? Was the child's name Hunter too?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:29 pm

So, the man hanging from the gallows on the paper, that was meant to be Hunter. no Did it have six dashes - - - - - - which had been filled in H U N T E R? yes - and this is all you need to establish about what was on the piece of paper and how intentional it was Did it have several other letters guessed with lines through them to indicate that those letters had been tried in vain? OR did it have a different word completed, I don't know, P E N C I L for example, and then Hunter's name written under the gallows to indicate that the dead man was Hunter? no Had Hunter been playing the game WITH the child? no Had there been or would there be other rounds of the game? irrelevant Is it relevant how old the child was? E.g. was the child too young to be expected to know how to write "Hunter"? no Was the child's name Hunter too? no/irrelevant
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Earnest » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 am

Was Hunter's work related with trash? Trowing paper away? Separate collection? Anything to do with children?

Did the child know that Hunter's name was hunter when handing him the paper? Had it been written in italic would the H of hunter in the paper be capital? Relevant?

Would the child hand Hunter him the paper had not his name appeared? Did Hubter see what written on the paper when the child handed him in? Did the child give him the paper in light of what he was doing? In light of his job? Of his name?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:41 pm

Was Hunter's work related with trash? Trowing paper away? Separate collection? no, these were not his key responsibilities Anything to do with children? yes, but not primarily

Did the child know that Hunter's name was hunter when handing him the paper? no Had it been written in italic would the H of hunter in the paper be capital? Relevant? no to both

Would the child hand Hunter him the paper had not his name appeared? yes Did Hubter see what written on the paper when the child handed him in? yes Did the child give him the paper in light of what he was doing? yes In light of his job? yes Of his name? no
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby Enjay » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 pm

Had the child been playing hangman with someone else? Had the child guessed the word "hunter"? Had the child come up with the word and someone else guessed it?

Did Hunter wear a name badge? Was his name relevantly displayed anywhere? Could the child read?

Did Hunter work in retail? Food service? A hotel? Bar? Was the child, or someone he was with, a customer where Hunter worked?
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:59 pm

Had the child been playing hangman with someone else? yes Had the child guessed the word "hunter"? no - the word was revealed after the man was fully drawn (and quartered) Had the child come up with the word and someone else guessed it? irrelevant

Did Hunter wear a name badge? no Was his name relevantly displayed anywhere? no Could the child read? yes

Did Hunter work in retail? Food service? this A hotel? Bar? Was the child, or someone he was with, a customer where Hunter worked? yes

I don't think we need to torture this puzzle any further. It was poorly worded and mostly guessed immediately.

***** SPOILER *****

Hunter is a waiter at a family-friendly restaurant. There are bits of paper and crayons at each table to keep children entertained. One night, a child engages in a game of hangman in which the word is, coincidentally, 'hunter'. As Hunter is clearing the table at the end of the meal, the child hands him what appears to be a recently executed man bearing Hunter's name. The waiter is momentarily disconcerted, but understands what has happened and continues clearing the table.


Congratulations Enjay, Earnest and Mimi, and thanks everyone else for playing!
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson [HANGED]

Postby Balin » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 pm

Ni_e _ne.
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Re: [WiZ] S. Thompson [HANGED]

Postby Earnest » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:19 am

Very nice one!
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