[Solong] Payback time?

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[Solong] Payback time?

Postby Solong » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:32 pm

1812, anybody? or maybe 1904?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:20 am

1812/1904 the years? The mathematical numbers? Numbers denoting something else? Would any other number work? Historical events relevant? Mathematical operations? Street numbers?
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Postby RedWine » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:18 am

Is the puzzle sentence a question asked by someone relevant? To someone relevant? Was it relevantly answered? Leap years relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby Solong » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:46 pm

1812/1904 the years? Yes.The mathematical numbers? Numbers denoting something else? Would any other number work? No.Historical events relevant? Yes.Mathematical operations? Street numbers? No to both.
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Postby Solong » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Is the puzzle sentence a question asked by someone relevant? Asked by me. A rhetorical question.
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby RedWine » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:06 pm

Do the years refer to relevant battles? Revolutions? Inventions? Discoveries? Works of art? Works of law?
Do both dates refer to the same type of events?
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Postby Solong » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:41 am

Do the years refer to relevant battles? 1812 does. Revolutions? Inventions? Discoveries? Works of art? 1904 does. Works of law?
Do both dates refer to the same type of events? They are not the same type of events, but both are related to another, ongoing, event.

For now, it is best to concentrate on the 1812.
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Postby Tiger » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:56 am

Present-day USA relevant? Present-day UK?

Is the 'ongoing event' a conflict between nations? Within a nation? A social movement?
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Postby RedWine » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:56 am

Russian campaign of Napoleon relevant?
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Postby Solong » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:39 pm

Present-day USA relevant? Yes.Present-day UK? No. Another country is involved, but it is not the UK.

Is the 'ongoing event' a conflict between nations? Within a nation? A social movement? None of these - nothing so serious.
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Postby Solong » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:42 pm

Russian campaign of Napoleon relevant? No. The other country involved is not Russia, or France either.
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Postby danobrazil » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:39 pm

Is there another year you could ask along with the other 2? Ongoing event as in there could be a 3rd year in the mix?
Is U.S relevant only to 1812? And the other country only to 1904?
Other country in Europe? NA, SA, Africa, Aus? Asia? Middle East?
Work of art - Literature? Poetry? Other written? Painting? Sculpting/Statue? Music? Dance? Theatrical? Architecture/Built thing?
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Postby Sundowner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:07 pm

1812: The war between US and Great Britain? The US invasion into Canada?
Did the work of art o 1904 in some way take revenge for the 1812 events?
Isaac Brock relevant? Brock University?
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Postby Solong » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:46 pm

Is there another year you could ask along with the other 2? No. Ongoing event as in there could be a 3rd year in the mix? "Ongoing" meaning happening now, and has happened in many years since 1812, though not necessarily all years.
Is U.S relevant only to 1812? The war of 1812 and the US involvement in it is relevant. And the other country only to 1904? I would say that no specific country is relevant to 1904.
Other country in Europe? NA This., SA, Africa, Aus? Asia? Middle East?
Work of art - Literature? This; usually considered as "World literature," though written in English. Only laterally related to the puzzle subject. Poetry? Other written? Painting? Sculpting/Statue? Music? Dance? Theatrical? Architecture/Built thing?
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Postby Solong » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:58 pm

1812: The war between US and Great Britain? Yes.The US invasion into Canada? Yope.
Did the work of art o 1904 in some way take revenge for the 1812 events? No.
The literary work of 1904 does not even directly refer to the 1812 events. But there is a sort of lateral relation to the ongoing events.

Isaac Brock relevant? Brock University? No to these.
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Postby danobrazil » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:34 pm

Any of these relevant - American author? National Debt? Votes? Mark Twain? Frank Baum? Jack London? Money? Maritime? U.S. States? Borders? Treaties? Winners? Losers?
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Postby Solong » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:34 pm

Any of these relevant - American author? Not an American author.National Debt? Votes? Mark Twain? Frank Baum? Jack London? Money? Maritime? None of these. U.S. States? Many US states are involved, but the one that the puzzle is about isn't a state.Borders? Noish.Treaties? No. Winners? Losers? Yopish, in that it might seem like the winners turned out to be the losers!
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Postby Vaivas » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:04 am

Is the author Canadian? English? Scottish? French? Does 1904 refer to someone's death or birth?
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Postby Solong » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:12 pm

Is the author Canadian?the author of the book? No, but something pertaining to Canada is involved. No to the rest. English? Scottish? French? Does 1904 refer to someone's death or birth? No. It refers to the date of publication of a book. Since this would probably not be known to most people, just concentrate on the 1812 reference.
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:45 am

Borders relevant? Citizenship? A specific person? Or group?
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Postby danobrazil » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:43 pm

Does the book refer to the War of 1812?
Since the war of 1812 is widely debated by historians is that fact relevant? And winners and losers is highly contested as well - is that relevant?
Any of these highly relevant - Independence? Death total? Inventions? Mexico? U.S. states that were not states at the relevant time period? Growth of government? Size of a country? American Indians? Detroit? White House?
Does "payback time" mean someone/group is getting their well deserved payback (or at least should)? Or does it mean someone/group should be payed back?
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Postby Solong » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:05 pm

Borders relevant? YopeCitizenship? No A specific person? No. OTWTOr group? yessish
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Postby Solong » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Does the book refer to the War of 1812? No - the book is about a fictional war.
Since the war of 1812 is widely debated by historians is that fact relevant? And winners and losers is highly contested as well - is that relevant? No. No debate about the war of 1812 is relevant, just the fact that it occurred.
Any of these highly relevant - Independence? Death total? Inventions? Mexico? U.S. states that were not states at the relevant time period? Growth of government? Size of a country? American Indians? Detroit? All of these are n.r.White House? Yessish
Does "payback time" mean someone/group is getting their well deserved payback (or at least should)? Or does it mean someone/group should be payed back? Yope to both questions. It possibly seems like someone is being 'paid back;' that's why I used the question mark. Whether the payback or retaliation is deserved or intentional is n.r.

I think, just maybe, a FA is being made.
Warning: Don't take this puzzle too seriously. Like many of mine, it is a little bit silly!
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Postby danobrazil » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:31 pm

The the party being dealt the payback - England or English Person? The U.S. or an American? Canada or a Canadian? A group? An individual? A president? General? King? A political figure? A royal figure? A military figure? A business/business person?
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Postby Solong » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:01 pm

The party being dealt the payback - England or English Person? The U.S. or an American?The US - no specific individual. Canada or a Canadian? No. Canada is seemingly doing the paying back. A group? An individual? A president? General? King? A political figure? A royal figure? A military figure? A business/business person? None of these. FA still exists.
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Postby danobrazil » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:55 am

Is the FA that I'm taking a serous path to solving? That payback is more of a jesting/jabbing type metaphor for something else?
Could this be construed as a light-hearted way of the U.S getting payback from Canadians doing something better - like comedy? or an art form? or laws?
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Postby Solong » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:57 pm

Is the FA that I'm taking a serous path to solving? That's part of it, but not the only FA.That payback is more of a jesting/jabbing type metaphor for something else? Yes, very metaphorical.
Could this be construed as a light-hearted way of the U.S getting payback from Canadians It may seem that way. doing something better - Not necessarily better. like comedy? or an art form? or laws? All n.r.

Nudge: What is usually one of the first questions asked, that has not been asked yet?
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Postby Balin » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:52 pm

H/A/M?
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby danobrazil » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:09 pm

Is this a real world situation? Fantasy?
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby Solong » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:07 pm

H/A/M? Americans: H/yes/A/M/ irr. Canadians: H/no/A/M irr
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Postby Solong » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Is this a real world situation? Fantasy? very real
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Postby danobrazil » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:57 pm

Animals involved? From Canada? Wolves? Bears? Plant life? Objects given the name Canadian?
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Postby Solong » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:11 pm

Animals involved?Yes! From Canada? Originally. Wolves? Bears? Plant life? No to all three.Objects given the name Canadian?Yes.
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby danobrazil » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:19 pm

Canadian - Geese, Moose, Beaver, Deer, Skunk, Lynx, Cougar, Musk Ox, Fox, Otter, Wolverine, Elk, Caribou, Muskrat, Bobcat, Rabbit, Raccoon? A fish?
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby Solong » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:41 pm

Canadian - Geese, Yes!Moose, Beaver, Deer, Skunk, Lynx, Cougar, Musk Ox, Fox, Otter, Wolverine, Elk, Caribou, Muskrat, Bobcat, Rabbit, Raccoon? A fish?

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Canada geese have been 'invading' the US, and even northern Mexico, for many years. Usually they were migratory. But recently, due to the growth of suburbia, with its green lawns & swimming pools, they have been settling down year-round in the more temperate parts of the country. And Washington, D.C., is more goose-friendly that most because of its area of parkland (the Mall, etc.) Given the excretory abilities of these geese - 3 lbs per diem per goose - this can get to be a problem. It's almost like Canada is retaliating for the Yankee invasion of 1812. The city might have to be burned down again to get rid of them!

In 1904, Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo was published. Its theme was a fictional South American war over bird poop. This was based on a real war between Chilie, Peru and Bolivia. (Guano was a component of gunpowder at the time.)
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Postby Solong » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:43 pm

Oops, don't know why the bold feature didn't work. I should have previewed before posting.
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Re: [Solong] Payback time?

Postby GalFisk » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:02 pm

Haha, great.
Edit and put [/b] at the end of your post instead of [b] and you should get bold.
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