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Cartbeforehorse (Cartbeforehorse)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Note, all the clues are here to sole this one. It doesn't need any yes/no questions. If no-one gets it within a few days I'll start answering them, but I'll stress that it works better as a puzzle if you solve it whole.

Standing back, he liked what he saw. One thing left to do for the perfect ambiance. He lit the plain wax candle on the center table and made sure it burned with a nice looking flame which accounted for the glow in the room. Now finished, he turned to leave, but not before lighting the wax candle along the wall near the door he exited out of.
Several hours later he returned. He blew out the candle near the door, which had melted down several inches by now. Then he walked over and looked at the room, still aglow with the candle on the table, with a bright flame atop, unchanged and without any hint of melting. It was exactly as he left it. Why is that?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He didn't just turn on one of those LED candles, did he?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was painting a room with a candle?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess it was one of those fake white candles that has a lightbulb on top in the shape of a flame and a fake drip of wax running down the candle. In other words, I am thinking that it was really a light and not a real candle.
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the plain wax candle in a time warp?

Did he travel back in time?

Similar to Booklover - was the plain wax for decor only and the actual flame was fed by gas (or some other fuel)?
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 6:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The candle on the table was in a painting. He "liked what he saw" before he lit it, and it "accounted for the glow" in the room. That indicates that the glow was present before he "lit" the candle. When he returned, he "walked over and looked at the room". He wouldn't have to walk over if the room was the actual room that he entered.
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well done, RabRab, I believe you've got it!
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This one would have worked wonderfully for questioning. It could have kept us going for quite a while.

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