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Caesarachilles (Caesarachilles)
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First puzzle. Hopefully not too obscure or difficult.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Bang! Bang! Bang! Thud! Screech! Boom. Boom. Boom.
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Title relevant?
Boom/Bang/Thud/Screen = Onomatopoeia?
Does "Boom!" = "Boom." ?
Is each Boom! the same?
Each Bang! ?
Each Thud! ?
Each Boom. ?

Screech of the brakes of a car?
Bang from a gunshot?

How many people involved, if any?
1?
2?
3?
4?
More than 4?

Any animals involved?
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Is the puzzle prompt itself intended to be a haiku? (ie. with syllables being 5,7,5 per line)
Is the answer in haiku form?
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Title relevant? No. That was left over from what I was going to post. [smacks forehead] Call this one: Sounds
Boom/Bang/Thud/Screen = Onomatopoeia? Yes
Does "Boom!" = "Boom." ? Yope
Is each Boom! the same?
Each Bang! ?
Each Thud! ?
Each Boom. ? Yes to all

Screech of the brakes of a car? No
Bang from a gunshot? Yes

How many people involved, if any?
1?
2?
3?
4?
More than 4? At least 2, irrelevant beyond that.

Any animals involved? Only humans.
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Is the puzzle prompt itself intended to be a haiku? (ie. with syllables being 5,7,5 per line)
Is the answer in haiku form? See above.
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Let's name the two people Bill and Mary.
I'm assuming that one is male, one is female.
Is this okay?

Is either person holding the gun?
Let's make him Bill, if that's okay.

Does Bill shoot the gun?
Does Bill shoot the gun on purpose?
Does Bill shoot the gun at Mary?
Does anyone shoot the gun at Mary?
Are either being shot at?
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Let's name the two people Bill and Mary.
I'm assuming that one is male, one is female.
Is this okay? OK, but it's not really relevant.

Is either person holding the gun? Yes
Let's make him Bill, if that's okay. OK

Does Bill shoot the gun? Yes
Does Bill shoot the gun on purpose? Yes
Does Bill shoot the gun at Mary? Yes
Does anyone shoot the gun at Mary? Yes
Are either being shot at? Yes
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is the screech a car starting?
do we need to figure out a reason for all three bangs?
booms?
is there a reason that the first booms have an exclamation point and the last three have a period.
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Is it an actual, dangerous, weapon-type-thingy gun?
Is Mary afraid of Bill?
Are Bill and Mary married?
Is Bill angry and Mary?
Does Bill want to shoot Mary?
Is he being forced to?
Does he intend to kill Mary?
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is the screech a car starting? No
do we need to figure out a reason for all three bangs? Please rephrase.
booms? Here also.
is there a reason that the first booms have an exclamation point and the last three have a period. Yes
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Boom! = knock on the door?
Bang = gun shots?
Thud = Mary falls to the ground?
Screech = scream?
Boom. = footsteps walking out?
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Boom! = knock on the door? No
Bang = gun shots? Yes
Thud = Mary falls to the ground? Yes
Screech = scream? No
Boom. = footsteps walking out? No
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You skipped my other questions.
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Oops! Missed these.
Is it an actual, dangerous, weapon-type-thingy gun? Yes
Is Mary afraid of Bill? Yope
Are Bill and Mary married? No, but not really relevant.
Is Bill angry and Mary? You mean "at" Mary? Yes
Does Bill want to shoot Mary? Yes
Is he being forced to? Yope
Does he intend to kill Mary? Yes
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Does Bill have any mental condition?
Does it amplify his anger or cloud his judgment?
Should we figure out what Mary did to anger Bill?
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Does Bill have any mental condition? No
Does it amplify his anger or cloud his judgment? See above.
Should we figure out what Mary did to anger Bill? Yes
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Is money relevant?
Did Mary commit a crime?
Did Bill commit a crime before shooting Mary?
Did Mary die?
Did Bill die?
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Is money relevant? No
Did Mary commit a crime? Irrelevant
Did Bill commit a crime before shooting Mary? Irrelevant
Did Mary die? Yes
Did Bill die? No
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Did Mary reveal something to Bill that would make a common person angry?
Did Mary insult Bill?
Did Mary cheat Bill out of a bet?
Did Mary steal something from Bill?
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Did Mary reveal something to Bill that would make a common person angry? No
Did Mary insult Bill? No
Did Mary cheat Bill out of a bet? No
Did Mary steal something from Bill? No
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Is there a war going on? Do the booms represent drums? Footfalls? Something falling? Hitting something?

Does this occur outdoors or indoors? Relevant?

Is the time period relevant?
Is the location relevant?

Intriguing puzzle statement, by the way!

Is Mary dead?

Would it be correct to assume that towards the middle, Bill fires three shots (the bangbangbang) and Mary falls to the floor (thud)?
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Is there a war going on? Yope Do the booms represent drums? Yope Footfalls? No Something falling? No Hitting something? No

Does this occur outdoors <--This or indoors? Relevant? Yes

Is the time period relevant? Assume recent modern.
Is the location relevant? Clarify what you mean by "location."

Intriguing puzzle statement, by the way! Thanks!

Is Mary dead? Yes

Would it be correct to assume that towards the middle, Bill fires three shots (the bangbangbang) and Mary falls to the floor (thud)? Yes to both, but beware of FA.
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Is mary making the boom boom noises? Does Bill shoot her out of irritation? Are the booms preventing bill hearing something important? Are the 3 booms at the end from the same source as those at the start? Does the fact that booms continue after Mary is shot mean that Bill failed in his objective?
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Is mary making the boom boom noises? No
Does Bill shoot her out of irritation? Yope. See above.
Are the booms preventing bill hearing something important? No
Are the 3 booms at the end from the same source as those at the start? Yes
Does the fact that booms continue after Mary is shot mean that Bill failed in his objective? No
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Does the weather play any part in this puzzle? Is the booming noise thunder? Or could it be a sonic boom? Any relevant modes of transport?

p.s. forgot to say what an excellent puzzle statement . Hope you have more of them in your locker.
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Does the weather play any part in this puzzle? No Is the booming noise thunder? No Or could it be a sonic boom? No Any relevant modes of transport? Please rephrase

p.s. forgot to say what an excellent puzzle statement . Hope you have more of them in your locker. Thank you! I've got a few more ideas...
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Does mary fall because she was shot?
Were some of the booms drums?
are the three bangs because Bill fired the gun 3 times?
do we need to figure out why?
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Does mary fall because she was shot? Yes
Were some of the booms drums? All "booms" were made by the same source.
are the three bangs because Bill fired the gun 3 times? Yes
do we need to figure out why? Yes
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Do all of these sounds happen within a relatively short time frame, say within a few minutes? within about an hour? longer?

Did Bill fire three times because there were three booms? That is, if there were only two initial booms, would he have shot only twice? Did he want to use the booms (or their source?) as auditory cover for the shooting? Is the source of the booms fireworks?

Are tires the source of the screech? Is it a car peeling out?
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Do all of these sounds happen within a relatively short time frame, say within a few minutes? within about an hour? longer? About a minute or less.

Did Bill fire three times because there were three booms? That is, if there were only two initial booms, would he have shot only twice? Did he want to use the booms (or their source?) as auditory cover for the shooting? Is the source of the booms fireworks? No to all of the above.

Are tires the source of the screech? Yes Is it a car peeling out? Yes
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Do Bill and Mary know each other personally?
Has Bill ever seen Mary before?
Vice versa?
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Do Bill and Mary know each other personally? No
Has Bill ever seen Mary before? No
Vice versa? No
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Is Bill asked to kill Mary?
Commanded?
Forced to?
Did someone tell Bill that Mary did something?
Which in turn angered him?
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Is Bill asked to kill Mary? Not directly.
Commanded? Same
Forced to? Yes, but "forced" is too strong.
Did someone tell Bill that Mary did something? No
Which in turn angered him? No
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Does Bill not have in a choice in killing Mary?
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Does Bill not have in a choice in killing Mary? There is nothing compelling Bill to kill Mary specifically.
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could bill kill anyone?
is he a sociopath?
is he a physcopath?
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could bill kill anyone? Yes, I suppose so...
is he a sociopath? No
is he a physcopath? No
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Is Bill in the vehicle producing the "screech"? is Mary?
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Is Bill in the vehicle producing the "screech"? is Mary? Bill is in the car making the screech.
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how close in secession are the Boom!s and Boom.s to each other? all within a second? several seconds apart? a minute or more apart?
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how close in secession are the Boom!s and Boom.s to each other? all within a second? several seconds apart? a minute or more apart? Please rephrase. Do you mean how close is each Boom! and Boom. to each other Boom! and Boom.? Or how long the entire scenario takes?
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How close is each Boom! to antoher Boom!? same for Boom.?
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How close is each Boom! to another Boom!? Same for Boom.? Each Boom! is about a second apart from the next Boom!. Same with each Boom.
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Is marry a part of some sort of protest?
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Is Mary a part of some sort of protest? No
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Are the first three booms louder than the last three booms? If so, does the elimination of Mary cause the reduction in sound level?

Were three shots necessary? Did Mary get shot three times?

Were the booms emanating from approximately the same location as Mary?

Was Mary involved in whatever was producing the booms?
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Are the first three booms louder than the last three booms? Yes If so, does the elimination of Mary cause the reduction in sound level? No

Were three shots necessary? Not sure what you mean by "necessary." Did Mary get shot three times? Assume that yes, all three shots hit Mary.

Were the booms emanating from approximately the same location as Mary? No

Was Mary involved in whatever was producing the booms? No
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Were the booms related to why she was killed?

By three shots necessary, could the puzzle work just as well if it were "Boom! Boom! Boom! Bang! Thud! Screech! Boom. Boom. Boom."?

Is the reduction in the sound level of the booms due to the boom-maker creating quiter booms? Was it due to the distance to the booms changing? Were the booms muffled by something?

Did Bill intend for the booms to mask or hide detection of the gunshots?

Did Bill need to burn rubber and drive quickly to escape any particular pursuer or for any particular reason? Or was he driving fast for no reason other than he was generally anxious to get out of there?
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Were the booms related to why she was killed? No

By three shots necessary, could the puzzle work just as well if it were "Boom! Boom! Boom! Bang! Thud! Screech! Boom. Boom. Boom."? Yes

Is the reduction in the sound level of the booms due to the boom-maker creating quiter booms? No; the booms are produced at the same volume at the source throughout the scenario. Was it due to the distance to the booms changing? Yes Were the booms muffled by something? No

Did Bill intend for the booms to mask or hide detection of the gunshots? No

Did Bill need to burn rubber and drive quickly to escape any particular pursuer or for any particular reason? Or was he driving fast for no reason other than he was generally anxious to get out of there? Bill does it just to get away from the scene as soon as possible.
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Are the booms produced inside the car? By a radio/CD player/other electronic device playing music?

Is Bill H/A/M?
Is Mary H/A/F?

Is the Mafia or a similar organisation involved?
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Are the booms produced inside the car? Yes By a radio<--This /CD player/other electronic device playing music? Yes

Is Bill H/A/M? Yes
Is Mary H/A/F? Yes

Is the Mafia No or a similar organisation involved? Yes
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Post Number: 110
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Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drive by shooting by a gang-banger with the car stereo pounding?
Caesarachilles (Caesarachilles)
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Post Number: 102
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Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drive by shooting by a gang-banger with the car stereo pounding? Yes! We have a winner!

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William "Badass Bill" Murdock is driving through the 'hood with is car stereo pounding out rap music when he sees "Bloody" Mary Stevens, a member of a rival gang. He busts out a nine and pops a cap on Mary, who falls to the ground dead, then peels out and drives away. The sound of his stereo recedes into the distance.

Congratulations to Davesnothere for solving the puzzle! And good job to everyone else who participated!

Seeing as this is my first puzzle, any feedback that you have is much appreciated! Good puzzle, bad puzzle? Easy? Hard? Were there things I could have done better? Would you like to see more "unusual" puzzles/puzzle statements, or should I stick to more "normal" ones?
Davesnothere (Davesnothere)
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Post Number: 114
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 7:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congrats should go to Markobr, who made the lateral leap, asking the questions that broke it open. There should probably be some etiquette that prohibits someone like me from swooping in and stealing the solution. Kind of like when the cheetah makes the kill and the hyenas show up and steal it.

Good puzzle, and I agree with Jenburdoo that it's an intriguing form of a puzzle statement.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Post Number: 68
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 12:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As we're not counting points here (or are we?), no such etiquette is necessary. Everyone can read all the questions and find out who had which ideas. Davesnothere found out the source of the booms was moving, and Caesarachilles established the presence of a car. So maybe I swooped in to ask a quite obvious question...

An etiquette against asking questions would probably be a bad idea: Laterals with nobody asking anything for days or even weeks are far more common in this forum than people rushing to their keyboards in an attempt to be the first to steal a solution.

About the puzzle: A very good idea for the statement, the story behind being quite easy (but not too easy). Oh well, I wouldn't have ruled out Bill being a sociopath...

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