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[Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:04 pm
by Enjay
A woman dials a number. Then she looks out of the window, hangs up before anyone can answer, and dials another number. Why?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:25 pm
by GalFisk
Did she dial an incorrect number the first time? Did she change her mind about who she wanted to dial? Did she use something outside to remind her what a specific number was? Is she H? A? Relevant who she's dialing the first time? The second time? WAG: is she calling a time service, but happens to see an indicator of the time outside, and now is calling to cancel something she found out that she wouldn't be in time for?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
by markobr
Is the first number she dials some kind of emergency number? The second number? Would the puzzle work as well with a man rather than a woman dialing numbers? Is her second call actually answered? Does this happen in the 21st century? 20th? 19th? Earlier? Country relevant?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:26 pm
by Zanreo
Relevant where she is? In what building she is in? Did she intend to hang up before anyone answered the first call?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
by Enjay
Galfisk
Did she dial an incorrect number the first time? No Did she change her mind about who she wanted to dial? Yes Did she use something outside to remind her what a specific number was? No Is she H? Yes A? Yes Relevant who she's dialing the first time? Yes The second time? Yes WAG: is she calling a time service, but happens to see an indicator of the time outside, and now is calling to cancel something she found out that she wouldn't be in time for? No but good guess!

markobr
Is the first number she dials some kind of emergency number? The second number? No to both Would the puzzle work as well with a man rather than a woman dialing numbers? Yes Is her second call actually answered? Yes Does this happen in the 21st century? This 20th? 19th? Earlier? Country relevant? No

Zanreo
Relevant where she is? Not really In what building she is in? No Did she intend to hang up before anyone answered the first call? When she first dialled? No

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:10 pm
by Doriana
Is the first number the number of a person? of a business? of a service? Is it a landline number? mobile number? Same questions for the second number.

Food delivery relevant?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 pm
by Enjay
Is the first number the number of a person? This of a business? of a service? Is it a landline number? mobile number? and this Same questions for the second number. Same answers

Food delivery relevant? No

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:49 am
by Doriana
Is person #1 someone she knows? If so, her partner? parent? child? other relative? friend? co-worker? boss? Same question for person #2.

When she looks out of the window, does she see person #1? person #2? another relevant person?
Weather relevant at all?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:44 pm
by hominid
Is person #1 H? A? F? M? Is person #2 H? A? F? M?

When she looks outside, does she see something that tells her she needs to hang up and call the other person? Does she see a person? an animal? an object? the weather? something that's always been there? something that just got there?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:50 pm
by Enjay
Doriana
Is person #1 someone she knows? Yes If so, her partner? parent? This, for both people child? other relative? friend? co-worker? boss? Same question for person #2.

When she looks out of the window, does she see person #1? person #2? another relevant person? No to all
Weather relevant at all? Noish

hominid
Is person #1 H? A? F? M? HAF Is person #2 H? A? F? M? HAM

When she looks outside, does she see something that tells her she needs to hang up and call the other person? Yes Does she see a person? an animal? an object? No to all these the weather? Noish something that's always been there? No something that just got there? No

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:04 pm
by Doriana
Are her parents married? divorced? separated? Are both parents alive at the time of the puzzle statement? Relevant how old they are? Is either of them relevantly sick?

Birthdays relevant? anniversaries? holidays?

Does she expect both of her parents to be in the same place?

Is anyone in danger? If so, the woman? her mother? her father?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:24 pm
by Enjay
Are her parents married? This divorced? separated? Are both parents alive at the time of the puzzle statement? Yes Relevant how old they are? No Is either of them relevantly sick? No

Birthdays relevant? anniversaries? holidays? No to all

Does she expect both of her parents to be in the same place? Yes

Is anyone in danger? If so, the woman? her mother? her father? No to all

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:31 pm
by Doriana
Driving relevant? Does she see something that reminds her that her mom is (probably) driving, so she decides to call her dad? If so, a car? her parents' car? a billboard encouraging people to not use their phone while driving?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:07 pm
by Enjay
Driving relevant? Yes Does she see something that reminds her that her mom is (probably) driving, so she decides to call her dad? Yes! If so, a car? her parents' car? a billboard encouraging people to not use their phone while driving? But no to all these

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:26 am
by Doriana
Does she see an accident? an ambulance? a hospital? a cemetery?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:22 pm
by Enjay
Does she see an accident? an ambulance? a hospital? a cemetery? No to all

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:09 am
by Doriana
Time of day relevant? Does she see that it's dark, remember that her dad doesn't drive in the dark, and conclude that her mom must be driving?

Is what she sees related to driving? to her mom? to her mom driving? to phones? to using phones while driving?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 am
by AlbatrossLover
Hope it's alright if I jump in...

Is her mom's profession relevant? Does it have to do with driving? Cars? Traffic infractions?

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:14 pm
by Enjay
Doriana
Time of day relevant? Does she see that it's dark, remember that her dad doesn't drive in the dark, and conclude that her mom must be driving? Yes, exactly!

Is what she sees related to driving? to her mom? to her mom driving? to phones? to using phones while driving?

AlbatrossLover
Hope it's alright if I jump in... Of course, welcome! Bad luck that Doriana just got the solution though :P

Is her mom's profession relevant? Does it have to do with driving? Cars? Traffic infractions

SPOILER

The woman knows that her parents are in the car together, and wants to get hold of them. She dials her mum's mobile number first, then looks out the window and sees that it's dark outside. Her dad never drives in the dark, so she concludes that her mum will be driving and won't answer her phone, hangs up and dials her dad's mobile instead.

Re: [Enjay] Ring Ring [DARKENED]

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:31 pm
by Doriana
Nice puzzle! And welcome, AlbatrossLover!