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Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I sleep with them most every night, but I really would like to be holding one right now!
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"right now" = night? day?
"right now" are you awake? asleep?
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"right now" = night? day? day
"right now" are you awake? asleep? awake
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Are they alive? manufactured? something you eat or drink? something you wear?

Are they solid? liquid? gas?

Are they soft? hard? squishy? shiny? smooth? textured? bumpy?

Are they usually a specific color? or range of colors? Are they patterned?
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Are they alive? manufactured? This something you eat or drink? something you wear? No to rest

Are they solid? This liquid? gas?

Are they soft? It depends hard? Hmm I would say either ideally No or else Yopish, it depends squishy? No shiny? Possibly when new but not usually smooth? It depends, under some circumstances I would definitely want one to be, textured? Shapewise, Noish. Colorwise, possibly bumpy? Possibly or No, it depends

Are they usually a specific color? Well I would say that there is one most common color or range of colors? But sometimes this Are they patterned? Colorwise?, not usually, but occasionally

Sorry that some of these questions are a bit difficult to answer..investigate
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Are they pillows? Sleep with them=have them in your bed at night? Do most people own those things? Sleep with those things?
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Is their purpose to protect you from noise? light? provide warmth?
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Is the one most common color most similar to: white? black? grey? red? orange? yellow? green? blue? purple? brown? clear?
Are they usually more likely to be a bold color? or a pastel color?
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is it a beautiful girl in your dreams and you wish you could hold her for real?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Galfisk

Are they pillows? NoSleep with them=have them in your bed at night? Yes Do most people own those things? Can't answer the question as stated. Could you clarify your queestion? Sleep with those things? yes, at least in most countries

Redwine

Is their purpose to protect you from noise? light? provide warmth? Sometimes warmth, but a significant F/A needs to be cleared up before I can accurately answer.

Noel
Is the one most common color most similar to: white? This black? grey? red? orange? yellow? green? blue? purple? brown? clear?
Are they usually more likely to be a bold color? or a pastel color?

Deholmes

is it a beautiful girl in your dreams and you wish you could hold her for real? No
Noel (Noel)
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Are they made of: wood? other plant material? paper? fabric? plastic? stone? concrete? metal? something that used to be part of a living creature (e.g. bone or fur)?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Are they made of: wood? other plant material? paper? fabric? plastic? stone? concrete? metal? something that used to be part of a living creature (e.g. bone or fur)? Sorry, but the same F/A makes these hard to answer at the present time.

HINT - read the puzzle statement again, and ask a typical lateral clarifying question.
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I = you, Beachbum? I = HAM?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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I = you, Beachbum? I = HAM? Nice try but Yes
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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I = you, Beachbum? I = HAM? Nice try but Yes
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Is it some special type of pillow?
Is it something that other puzzlers might be likely to own?
Is it something that I, living in a warm climate, would be likely to own?
Is its primary purpose to aid sleep? or to help one relax, or both?
I'm thinking of those collar-type pillows which are supposed to be useful for sleeping in planes, trains & buses. Anything like that?}
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Is it some special type of pillow? No
Is it something that other puzzlers might be likely to own? Yes, in one sense
Is it something that I, living in a warm climate, would be likely to own? In a certain sense, it would a nice fit in a warm climate
Is its primary purpose to aid sleep? In one sense or to help one relax In a different sense, or both?
I'm thinking of those collar-type pillows which are supposed to be useful for sleeping in planes, trains & buses. Anything like that?} No

Careful not to be mislead - False Assumption is still there
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Are "they" multiples of the same thing? Or are "they" different from each other?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Are "they" multiples of the same thing? Need not be duplicates of the exact same thing, but could be. e.g. in the sense that I could say that I like drinking out of them, where "them" could be ceramic mugs. Or are "they" different from each other?

The more important distinction is between "them" and "one" in the puzzle statement. This is what has to be explored.
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Is them in your dreams? animate? part of a bedroom setting?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Is them in your dreams? No animate? ?? Animated? No part of a bedroom setting? Yes
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by animate i meant alive
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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by animate i meant alive OK then no
Noel (Noel)
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Ah,so is "one" in the statement one of "them"?
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Are they in your dreams at night?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Ah,so is "one" in the statement one of "them"? No!

Are they in your dreams at night? No
Noel (Noel)
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Ok, you sleep with some of whatever "they" are (at night), but you want one of a completely different something right now (during the day). Correct?

How many of "them" are there - 2? 3? 4? 5? more?
Did something about "them" cause you to want the "one"?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Ok, you sleep with some of whatever "they" are (at night), Yes but you want one of a completely different something Different but they are related in a way right now (during the day). Yesish, not every day Correct?

How many of "them" are there - 2? 3? 4? 5? more? Usually one or two
Did something about "them" cause you to want the "one"? Not at all

If anyone asks,I could give the relationship between "they" and "one"
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are they sleeping pills?
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I cant get it out of my mind that they are women in your dreams but you want a real one now
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Are they soft toys? Teddy bears?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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are they sleeping pills? No

I cant get it out of my mind that they are women in your dreams but you want a real one now Well that's so special, but no.

Are they soft toys? Teddy bears? No

"Them" and "one" are completely different types of objects, but there is a relation between the two that makes the puzzle statement make sense. Determining what is "them" is a a good step to continue.
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are they sleeping pills? No

I cant get it out of my mind that they are women in your dreams but you want a real one now Well that's so special, but no.

Are they soft toys? Teddy bears? No

"Them" and "one" are completely different types of objects, but there is a relation between the two that makes the puzzle statement make sense. Determining what is "them" is a a good step to continue.
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are they earphones? some ant-snoring device?
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are they earphones? some ant-snoring device? No, the answer is much simpler than that - makes me wonder if I did a blooper somewhere along the line
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I realize that this puzzle is a bit confusing, but just concentrate on the "them" for now. That part of the answer really should go quick - I apologize for all the confusing answers before.
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pyjamas?

you said man-made - made of fabric? metal? plastic? glass?
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pyjamas? No but OTRT

you said man-made - made of fabric? This metal? plastic? glass?

One of my previous post mentioned the objects being rough and the like. Sorry, Ignore that - these things are usually very soft. I am fairly sure that at least half of us sleep with them routinely.
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bed socks?
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Hmm, I'm trying to figure out what is similar to pajamas but not something you wear. Sheets? Blankets?
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Comforter? Sleeping bag?
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Hmm, I'm trying to figure out what is similar to pajamas but not something you wear. Sheets?
YES, of course! (Sorry if I gave misleading answers before.)

So why would I like to be holding onto one during the day?|
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Wait so to clarify-- before you said "them" and "one" were completely different, but when we found out "them" was sheets, "one" still means something completely different, right? Not sheets? (sorry if that sounded confusing)
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Wait so to clarify-- before you said "them" and "one" were completely different, but when we found out "them" was sheets, "one" still means something completely different, right? Yes Not sheets? But "one" is in fact a sheet! (sorry if that sounded confusing) No worries, probably my fault.
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"they" are bed sheets, right?

Is the "one" a different type of sheet? Such as a sheet of paper? Or is it also a bed sheet?
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do you wish you were holding one to cover your nakedness?
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Is the "one" a different type of sheet? Yes, quite different Such as a sheet of paper? No, OTRT Or is it also a bed sheet? No

do you wish you were holding one to cover your nakedness? No
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BLOOPER ALERT: Guessing a sheet of paper is on the _wrong_ track, not the _right_ track!

HINT: if you were trying determine what the sheet is actually attached to (which is not the puzzle - but may help), then in that case you would have been on the right track.
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Sheet of toilet paper?

The one sheet you wish you had now is (or would be) attached to something? a roll? a wall? a boat? Would this sheet be commonly found in the home?

Do you think that any of the LTPF-ers have this sheet? that many of them do? that all of them do?

Is the sheet made primarily of: fabric? paper or a paper-like material? metal? digits and/or data? a liquid or frozen liquid? gas? some other solid I haven't mentioned? Is the sheet tangible?

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