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[WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:33 am

Marty, a popular and sociable young man, is enjoying a bombastic house party, which is in full swing. He (and those around him) are having a great time, when suddenly he disappears and hides silently in the basement for a quarter of an hour, hoping nobody notices he is gone. Why?

ROIMBT. Caveat Earlispoilor.
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby wolfier » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:12 am

At the end of that quarter hour, did Marty return to the party? If so, stealthily?
Does Marty care whether people know he was gone afterwards, say, a week after?
Was it a planned disappearance, or was it triggered by an event during the party?
Did anyone relevantly get drunk?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:59 am

Is he playing a game? Along the lines of hide and seek? Hoping to frighten someone? Does he do something more than just be silent when he's in the basement? Like take a phone call? Is he feeling calm and content emotionally? Or is he feeling overwhelmed by the party?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:52 pm

Wolfier

At the end of that quarter hour, did Marty return to the party? yes If so, stealthily? yesish
Does Marty care whether people know he was gone afterwards, say, a week after? no
Was it a planned disappearance yes, or was it triggered by an event during the party? no
Did anyone relevantly get drunk? no - but this would be to his advantage

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Is he playing a game? noish Along the lines of hide and seek? no Hoping to frighten someone? yesish Does he do something more than just be silent when he's in the basement? yes Like take a phone call? no Is he feeling calm yope and content yes emotionally?Or is he feeling overwhelmed by the party? no
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby Earnest » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:08 am

Was he waiting for someone? Was Marty relevantly the owner of the house? Did he know relevantly the house (had he been there previously)? Was there someone like a girl who he likes? Relevant? When going to the basement did he make sure that nobody saw him?
Did he want to make a surprise (e.g. fireworks...)? Can we assume that the basement was an empty room? Or were there for instance electricity/lights plugs or central cabins (don't know if it is right in english...I mean the devices through which one can control the electricity of an house...)?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:03 am

Relevant how many people are at the party? If so, more than 20? More than 50? 100? Is he being malevolent in his actions? Is he trying to be funny? Did he have any accomplices? Anyone who knew beforehand of his plan? Is he alone in the basement? Did anyone relevantly see him disappear?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby wolfier » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:46 am

Had Marty not gone to the basement, would the experience of other guests be different for the rest of the party?
e.g. would the party be cut short?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:31 pm

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Was he waiting for someone? no Was Marty relevantly the owner of the house? no Did he know relevantly the house (had he been there previously)? not necessarily, but it would be an asset in this case Was there someone like a girl who he likes? no Relevant? no When going to the basement did he make sure that nobody saw him? yes
Did he want to make a surprise (e.g. fireworks...)? yes Can we assume that the basement was an empty room? no Or were there for instance electricity/lights plugs or central cabins (don't know if it is right in english...I mean the devices through which one can control the electricity of an house...)? Yes, something a lot like this.

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Relevant how many people are at the party? not hugely If so, more than 20? probably; any further detail irrel More than 50? 100? Is he being malevolent in his actions? perhaps a little Is he trying to be funny? yes, first and foremost Did he have any accomplices? no Anyone who knew beforehand of his plan? no Is he alone in the basement? yes Did anyone relevantly see him disappear? no

Wolfier

Had Marty not gone to the basement, would the experience of other guests be different for the rest of the party? yes
e.g. would the party be cut short? no
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:13 pm

Is he trying to surprise a single person? Such as someone whose birthday it is? Is he tampering with the lights? Or aiming to surprise everyone there? Something else powered by electricity? A kitchen appliance? Is it likely that anyone would be angry or annoyed by his actions? Does he relevantly reveal himself after the deed has been done? Was the yes to Earnest's question, "Did he want to make a surprise (e.g. fireworks...)?", a yes to fireworks also, or just the surprise?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:34 pm

Is he trying to surprise a single person? no Such as someone whose birthday it is? n/a Is he tampering with the lights? yes Or aiming to surprise everyone there? yes Something else powered by electricity? yes, in general A kitchen appliance? yes, but largely irrelevant Is it likely that anyone would be angry or annoyed by his actions? yes, at least for a while Does he relevantly reveal himself after the deed has been done? yes Was the yes to Earnest's question, "Did he want to make a surprise (e.g. fireworks...)?", a yes to fireworks also, or just the surprise? The surprise
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:42 pm

So would it be correct to say that the lights were the focus of his exercise and other electrical items, such as the kitchen appliances, happened to also be affected in the process? Did the lights flicker? Turn off? Are the lights the sole cause of the surprise? Is he trying to annoy anyone? Cause another emotion besides fear? Would the people be annoyed because he frightened them? Because something else happened due to his act?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:52 pm

So would it be correct to say that the lights were the focus of his exercise and other electrical items, such as the kitchen appliances, happened to also be affected in the process? correct Did the lights flicker? no Turn off? yes Are the lights the sole cause of the surprise? yes Is he trying to annoy anyone? 'annoy' isn't quite right Cause another emotion besides fear? yes Would the people be annoyed because he frightened them? yes Because something else happened due to his act? no
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:55 pm

Do the lights simply turn off? If so, for the entire time Marty's down in the basement? Is his intention to lure someone down to the basement, where he would reveal himself? Which would frighten them? Is he trying to frustrate the other guests with the lack of lighting?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:58 pm

Do the lights simply turn off? Yes, among other appliances If so, for the entire time Marty's down in the basement? no Is his intention to lure someone down to the basement, where he would reveal himself? no Which would frighten them?
n/a Is he trying to frustrate the other guests with the lack of lighting? no - 'frustration' isn't a goal, or even a likely consequence
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 pm

Is he trying to make them happy? Laugh? Confuse them? Do they see the funny side eventually?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:07 pm

Is he trying to make them happy? yesish Laugh? yes Confuse them? no - they are liable to suspect something Do they see the funny side eventually? yes
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 pm

Do the lights going off make the party guests do something relevant? Try to investigate the occurrence? Do something embarrassing? Do they emotionally react in some way? Get paranoid? Hysterical? And once they've calmed down, that's when they see the funny side?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:26 pm

Do the lights going off make the party guests do something relevant? yesish, see following answers Try to investigate the occurrence? no Do something embarrassing? yesish Do they emotionally react in some way? yes Get paranoid? yes Hysterical? yes And once they've calmed down, that's when they see the funny side? yes

Why would they react so strongly, under the circumstances?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 pm

If none of them relevantly got drunk, were any of them taking drugs? Was it a case of mass hysteria due to one person overreacting at first? Were they all outside and thought there was an intruder in the house?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 pm

If none of them relevantly got drunk, were any of them taking drugs? Not relevantly (but also not unlikely) Was it a case of mass hysteria due to one person overreacting at first? no, the relevant reaction would be widespread and simultaneous Were they all outside and thought there was an intruder in the house? no
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 pm

Damn, thought I was onto something there! :lol:

Do they react rationally? Is any sort of substance abuse relevant? Did the reaction last until Marty revealed himself? Or the lights turned back on? Could none of them see anything at all? Did they walk into objects in the house? Into each other? Were they afraid that the lights would not come back on?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:02 am

Do they react rationally? yes Is any sort of substance abuse relevant? no Did the reaction last until Marty revealed himself? yes Or the lights turned back on? they would have calmed down, but been none the wiser Could none of them see anything at all? Did they walk into objects in the house? Into each other? all irrel Were they afraid that the lights would not come back on? yes
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby Enjay » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:52 am

Is it a Halloween party?

Is Marty trying to replicate something from a scary film they have watched?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby Earnest » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:29 am

Is there something fluo in the room where the guests were? Would they be still surprised once the light is turned on? When the light is still off?

Marty reveals himself = masked? With a costume? Say something relevantly? Using a microphone?a device of some sort? Are noises relevant? Music? Scary sounds? Was there a storm outside? Did martin go upstairs when the lights were turned off making the scary noise of steps in the dark? Disco lights relevant?

Birthday cakes relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:40 am

Did they think there'd been a power cut? Did they ever think a person was responsible for the outage?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:37 pm

Enjay

Is it a Halloween party? No - and it could not have been

Is Marty trying to replicate something from a scary film they have watched? no

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Is there something fluo in the room where the guests were? no Would they be still surprised once the light is turned on? I think so - there'd be a general state of confusion, mingled with relief When the light is still off? as above

Marty reveals himself = masked? no With a costume? no Say something relevantly? Yes - he would give the game away Using a microphone? no a device of some sort? no Are noises relevant? Music? Scary sounds? no to all Was there a storm outside? irrel; assume no Did martin go upstairs when the lights were turned off making the scary noise of steps in the dark? no Disco lights relevant? no

Birthday cakes relevant? no

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Did they think there'd been a power cut? Not a power cut, but ORT... and worse Did they ever think a person was responsible for the outage? Yes (but only after Marty revealed the truth)
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:47 pm

Was it relevantly light outside? I.e. it was summer? Did the guests believe that they may have been in serious danger? Did they believe something had blown up, or something along those lines, to cause the power outage and that the house was about to catch fire?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 pm

Was it relevantly light outside? no, this would not have been possible I.e. it was summer? this will hinge on where in the world the puzzle is set Did the guests believe that they may have been in serious danger? yes Did they believe something had blown up, or something along those lines, to cause the power outage and that the house was about to catch fire? not along these lines, however
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby wolfier » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:04 pm

furnace, fireplace or heaters relevant? does the danger have anything to do with freezing to death? is it winter time with short daylight hours?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 pm

furnace, fireplace or heaters relevant? no to all - and only the heater would have been embroiled in this scheme does the danger have anything to do with freezing to death? no is it winter time with short daylight hours? If this puzzle were set in the northern hemisphere, yes. But it doesn't have to be
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:16 pm

Is it relevant that it takes place in the southern hemisphere then? And not relevant that it's necessarily summer? Is it relevant that it is dark outside? Did they think they'd possibly die? If their fears were correct, would the onset of the danger they're fearing be immediately following the outage?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:28 pm

Is it relevant that it takes place in the southern hemisphere then? No - it could work in either And not relevant that it's necessarily summer? Correct - this is contingent on the hemisphere in which it is set Is it relevant that it is dark outside? The darkness doesn't really play a role in the solution - but it would be impossible, under teh circumstances, for it to be light outside Did they think they'd possibly die? yes If their fears were correct, would the onset of the danger they're fearing be immediately following the outage? Yes, it would have been set in motion at that point - but their death would certainly not be immediate
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:42 pm

Would their imagined cause of death be exposure? Hypothermia? Heatstroke? Starvation? Dehydration? Murder (just in case, you never know...)?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 pm

Would their imagined cause of death be exposure? Hypothermia? Heatstroke? no to these Starvation? Dehydration? Yes to these Murder (just in case, you never know...)? Also a very real possibility.

Note: list of possible causes of death is not exhaustive... but those are three of the most likely ones
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby Enjay » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:48 pm

Is it at New Year? Christmas? Does he want them to think the world has ended? Is the millennium bug relevant? 2012 supposedly being the end of the world? The rapture?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:48 pm

Were they frightened of the effects of the lights going out? Or the cause? Did they fear they'd somehow be locked in the house? Were they all definitely in the house?
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Re: [WiZ] Party Hearty Marty

Postby WiZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:09 pm

Is it at New Year? Yes! Christmas? no Does he want them to think the world has ended? not quite, but - Is the millennium bug relevant?

***** SPOILER *****

It is just before midnight on December 31, 1999. Marty is playing a prank on the guests - he has slipped away to the basement, in which lies the main fusebox. At the stroke of midnight, he will turn off the power, plunging the house into darkness.

The guests, young and the worse for drink, will assume that all the fears around Y2K will have come to fruition... until Marty flips the power back on and comes back to laugh (at, and with) the guests.


Congratulations, Enjay, on the solution, Android, for much of the legwork, and everyone else for playing!
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Postby android18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 pm

Great puzzle!
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