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Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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At a town, a pilot picked up a woman whose flight was canceled, sure that it wouldn't be out of his way. Why?
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Arg! Title needs to change to South AMERICA!!! :-(
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Did he pick her up by buying her a drink? ;)
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Did he pick her up by buying her a drink? ;)nice try, but no
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First, let's get the standard questions out of the way.

The pilot=he? human? adult? male?
The woman is a human? adult? female?

Is it important why her flight was cancelled?
Picked up as in gave her a lift? If so, in his plane? car? bike? other means of transport?
Is either of these important;
the town?
the woman's planned destination?
the pilot's planned destination?

Anything about the pilot? the woman?
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Is the town in South America? Does it matter, for the purposes of the puzzle, where the town is?

Is he in the plane when he talks to the woman? Is he on foot? In a car?

Has he met her before?
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First, let's get the standard questions out of the way.

The pilot=he? human? adult? male?Yeeeah
The woman is a human? adult? female? yes

Is it important why her flight was cancelled? no
Picked up as in gave her a lift? If so, in his plane?yes car? bike? other means of transport?
Is either of these important;
the town? yes
the woman's planned destination?no
the pilot's planned destination? yes

Anything about the pilot? the woman?
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anything to do with the equator? lines of latitude? longtitude?
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Was the woman a flight attendant? Did she work at the airport? for an airline?
Did they know each other before he picked her up?
Anything to with the military? government?
Did the woman care where she was flying to? Was she trying to escape from the town? Was she involved in anything illegal?
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Was the woman a flight attendant? A pilot?
Did they know each other?
Was the woman involved in something illegal? Trying to escape from the town? So she did not care where she would go to?
Anything to do with the military? Government?
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Sorry for posting twice - first post did not appear so I posted again and then both appeared. Oops!
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You said the town it happened is important. Is it the town itself that is important, in which case we would need to determine name of the town? Or some spesific "property" or quality about it,in which case we need to find out what that quality is?
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anything to do with the equator? lines of latitude? longtitude?no

Was the woman a flight attendant? Did she work at the airport? for an airline?
Did they know each other before he picked her up?
Anything to with the military? government?
Did the woman care where she was flying to? Was she trying to escape from the town? Was she involved in anything illegal?No to all!!!

ou said the town it happened is important. Is it the town itself that is important, in which case we would need to determine name of the town?YES! Or some spesific "property" or quality about it,in which case we need to find out what that quality is?yope
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So lets try to narrow it down then? Is the town in one of the bigger, fairly well known countries? Like Brazil? or Argentina? Or a small not-so-often heard of one? Like Guyana? Or Suriname?

Just to clarify, by South America, you mean south of Panama, right??
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So lets try to narrow it down then? Is the town in one of the bigger, fairly well known countries? Like Brazil?Brasil: :-) or Argentina? Or a small not-so-often heard of one? Like Guyana? Or Suriname?

Just to clarify, by South America, you mean south of Panama, right??yes
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Was there only one airport in the town? One airline?
Did all the flights from the town only go to one specific location? So that the pilot and the woman would by necessity have to be going to the same place? And therefore the pilot knew it would not take him out of his way?
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Was there only one airport in the town? One airline? there were many
Did all the flights from the town only go to one specific location?no So that the pilot and the woman would by necessity have to be going to the same place? And therefore the pilot knew it would not take him out of his way?no to all
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Hi

You missed these earlier questions:

Is he in the plane when he talks to the woman? Is he on foot? In a car?

Has he met her before?

Is the town Rio? Sao Paolo? Brasilia? (Here endeth my knowledge of Brazilian towns.)
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Is his planned flight a long distance?
Has he alredy planned his route?
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Is it a big city in Brasil? Well known?
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Hi

You missed these earlier questions:

Is he in the plane when he talks to the woman? Is he on foot? In a car?Irr, actually he picks her up without knowing where she is going...

Has he met her before?so. no

Is the town Rio? Sao Paolo? Brasilia?Well, just in time, you have gotteth the correct town (Here endeth my knowledge of Brazilian towns.)

s his planned flight a long distance?Yep!
Has he alredy planned his route?no

Is it a big city in Brasil?Look above Well known?hmm, well, woodworm got it in his first three towns so...
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Oh yeah, I didn't even know about Sao Paola... Is it really famous?
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Did the pilot have to leave the town for some reason? Did he not care where he would fly to? Was the pilot a charter pilot? So that he would go wherever someone hired him to? Therefore wherever she was going would not be out of his way?
(Just a shot in the dark as I still have no idea what the city has to do with it)
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Is there something about Brasilia that is important for this puzzle to work? It's location? History? The fact that it's a constructed/planned city? Other aspects?
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Did the pilot have to leave the town for some reason?no Did he not care where he would fly to?he cared Was the pilot a charter pilot?I guess So that he would go wherever someone hired him to?yeah Therefore wherever she was going would not be out of his way?no, his plane was not a passenger one
(Just a shot in the dark as I still have no idea what the city has to do with it)well, you have some FAs

Is there something about Brasilia that is important for this puzzle to work?yep, although other cities could work, this was the best :-) It's location?yes-ish with an FA History?no The fact that it's a constructed/planned city? Other aspects?none
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Is this a real-life pilot? Or is it fictional? Does he actually fly the plane out of Brasilia airport? Or is he in fact playing a computer game? A simulator or some sort? Is it a round the world flight? Is it anything to do with the actual word "Brasilia"?
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Is this a real-life pilot? Or is it fictional?well, fictional, but the location of the puzzle is still there, no matter what Does he actually fly the plane out of Brasilia airport?yes Or is he in fact playing a computer game?nice try, but no A simulator or some sort?no Is it a round the world flight?Close!! Is it anything to do with the actual word "Brasilia"?nope
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The yes-ish important thing about location;

that it's in the state Goias?
that it's built in a savanna?
that it was build in a short period of time?
the shape of the city?
that it's on the list of world heritage sites?
that it's in the center of Brasil?
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The yes-ish important thing about location;

that it's in the state Goias?
that it's built in a savanna?
that it was build in a short period of time?
the shape of the city?
that it's on the list of world heritage sites?
that it's in the center of Brasil?this is the closest at a yope
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Is it in the center of something else than Brasil? Or is it located in a certain distance or located compared to something else in Brasil?
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Does it matter if it's a domestic or international airport? Does it matter if her cancelled flight was to a domestic location or an international location?
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Is it in the center of something else than Brasil?no Or is it located in a certain distance or located compared to something else in Brasil?Certain distance to something, not a town in brazil

Does it matter if it's a domestic or international airport? Does it matter if her cancelled flight was to a domestic location or an international location?all irr
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Check E-Mail.
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I did, and I replied. Good work, Martin! you have the answer
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Certain distance from something you said. Is that something in Brasil? South America? North America? Some other place in the world?

Is that something a location?
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Certain distance from something you said.Yes I did Is that something in Brasil? South America? North America? Some other place in the world?Someplace in the world

Is that something a location?Yeah
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Is it the distance that is important? Or that specific location?
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Is it the distance that is important?Yes-ish Or that specific location?U need the SPECIFIC town.(or city
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The way I understood your previous answer that other city/town is not in the Americas. Right?

Is it in Asia? Australia? Europe? Africa?
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The way I understood your previous answer that other city/town is not in the Americas. Right? That is correct

Is it in Asia?Yes Australia? Europe? Africa?
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In China? India? Thailand? Korea? Pakistan? Indonesia? Japan? other?
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In China?Yes! India? Thailand? Korea? Pakistan? Indonesia? Japan? other?
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The great wall?
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The great wall?no
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Shanghai? Beijing? Chongquing? Guanzhou? Taipei? Hong Kong? Changsha? Tianjin?

That's all the cities in China that i know!!
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Shanghai? Beijing?Yes Chongquing? Guanzhou? Taipei? Hong Kong? Changsha? Tianjin?

That's all the cities in China that i know!!Well, my parents speak chinese, and I don't know 4 in that list!!
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so is there something unique about the distance from Brasilia to Beijing? Is it an exact round number of miles/kilometers? Would it be anything do with "if you tunnelled straight down from Brasilia you'd end up in Beijing?
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so is there something unique about the distance from Brasilia to Beijing?Yes Is it an exact round number of miles/kilometers?Yes-ish, clarification please? Would it be anything do with "if you tunnelled straight down from Brasilia you'd end up in Beijing?Very close, but a plane usually does not burrow through earth
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Is this a real-life story?
The distance from Brasilia to Beijing by plane is 9144 miles. Should we consider it 9000 miles?
Is it relevant that Brasilia and Beijing are both capitals of their respective countries?
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Is her job relevant? If so, is she a diplomat? Is she Brazilian? Chinese?
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s this a real-life story? no, FMOI
The distance from Brasilia to Beijing by plane is 9144 miles. Should we consider it 9000 miles?Well, yeah, but WHY wasn't picking her up in his way?
Is it relevant that Brasilia and Beijing are both capitals of their respective countries?no

Is her job relevant? If so, is she a diplomat? Is she Brazilian? Chinese?b{all irr}
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is the distance exactly half the circumference of the earth?
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forgot to ask is he planning a round the world flight?
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I think I get it...If he is going from Brasilia to Beijing, and Brasilia and Beijing are on exactly opposite sides of the earth, then any place on earth would be on a great circle, or direct flight path, between the two cities. Of course, that's an awfully long flight.
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is the distance exactly half the circumference of the earth?YES!!!
Guess that is enough for a...
SPOILER!
The Pilot was flying from Brasilia to Bei-jing, which is around half-the-world, so any point on the Earth wouldn't be a detour for him. Nice job to all who participated, especially Peter and Eli

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