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Associate (Associate)
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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey people: first puzzle

Catching him successfully was the hard part. Now he knew he would win.
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let ME be the one to welcome you to the forum... good choice.

him=he?
him=H?A?M?
ditto he?
him=criminal? engaged in criminal activity?
win: in court? a contest?
sports involved? games with animals (dogfights, cockfights)?
balls involved? injuries relevant?
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Him=person 1?
He1=he2=person 2?
Person 2 caught person 1?
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him=he? yes
him=H?A?M? yes
ditto he?
him=criminal? engaged in criminal activity?not exactly
win: in court? a contest? kind of this one
sports involved? a kind of sport games with animals sometimes (dogfights, cockfights)?
balls involved? no injuries relevant? yes
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Galfisk

Him=person 1? no
He1=he2 yes =person 2? not this
Person 2 caught person 1? no, not in order by mentioning
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so him=he1=he2, right?
Catching=capturing? catching up to? Passing? Catching in the act? Taking a picture or video of?
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so him=he1=he2, right? yes., but he doesn't = him
Catching=capturing? yes catching up to? Passing? Catching in the act? Taking a picture or video of?

Misanswer: person 2 did catch person one, hard to phrase. I'd say "He" caught "Him"
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I think we have still have some confusion about these pronouns. I'm going to try rephrasing the puzzle statement with proper names. Which of the following is correct?

- Catching George successfully was the hard part. Now Paul knew George would win.
- Catching George successfully was the hard part. Now George knew Paul would win.
- Catching George successfully was the hard part. Now Paul knew Ringo would win.

Would it be accurate to rephrase the first sentence of the puzzle as "Catching George successfully was the hard part for Paul?"

Now:
Is George H/A/M?
Is Paul H/A/M?
Is Ringo H/A/M (if applicable)?
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- Catching George successfully was the hard part. Now Paul knew Paul would win...?
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Catching George successfully was the hard part. Now Paul knew Paul would win...? This is pretty much the situation i'm describing.
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Is George H/A/M? A + B (Alive and Breathing)
Is Paul H/A/M? A + B (Alive and Breathing)
Era/Location/Profession relevant?
Animals relevant?
Mammals? Insects? Birds? Amphibians? Arachnids? Reptiles? Fish? Other?
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Is George H/A/M? A + B (Alive and Breathing) yes, for the time being
Is Paul H/A/M? A + B (Alive and Breathing) yes
Era/Location/Profession relevant? Yes to all three. Bit iffy on profession though.
Animals relevant? No
Mammals? Insects? Birds? Amphibians? Arachnids? Reptiles? Fish? Other?
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Will George die? Be injured? How about Paul? Is any of them already injured? Does Paul willing imply George losing? Could George have won? Would that involve him capturing Paul? Evading Paul? Some kind of hunting going on?
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Will George die? Be injured? How about Paul? Is any of them already injured? Does Paul winning imply George losing? Could George have won? Would that involve him capturing Paul? Evading Paul? Some kind of hunting going on?
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Will George die? yes Be injured? yes How about Paul? He will be fine after Is any of them already injured? no Does Paul winning imply George losing? yes Could George have won? yes Would that involve him capturing Paul? yes Evading Paul? yes Some kind of hunting going on?
Yope
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Will Paul kill George? Is what he's doing illegal? Is this happening during a war? If George had won, would Paul have died?
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Will Paul kill George? yes Is what he's doing illegal? not at the time Is this happening during a war? Irrel. careful of FA.If George had won, would Paul have died? yes
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"The Most Dangerous Game" relevant? Are they trying to kill each other? Is either (or both) in the military? A paramilitary, such as the Viet Cong or the police? Are weapons relevant? Stealth relevant? Time of day relevant?

Was George captured alive? For the specific purpose of killing him afterwards? Execution relevant?
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"The Most Dangerous Game" relevant? No Are they trying to kill each other? Yes Is either (or both) in the military? PossiblyA paramilitary, such as the Viet Cong or the police? no Are weapons relevant? NoStealth relevant? Possibly, if only a bitTime of day relevant? No

Was George captured alive? Yes For the specific purpose of killing him afterwards? Yes, afterwards has a range of meanings though. Execution relevant? No
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Is this based on a real event? Movie/book/similar? FYOI? Are Paul and George equals as far as the puzzle is concerned? Or does it start out with one being the hunter and the other the hunted? Is George captured: in a trap? By gunpoint (or other weapon)? Is Paul working alone? Is George?
does this happen in: [LTPF list of centuries], [LTPF list of continents]?
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Is this based on a real event? It is part of an event Movie/book/similar? possibly FYOI? Nope, but the situtation could be unlikely Are Paul and George equals as far as the puzzle is concerned? possibly equal in physical characteristicsOr does it start out with one being the hunter and the other the hunted? NopeIs George captured: in a trap? Somewhat a trapBy gunpoint (or other weapon)? He was captured by a weapon.Is Paul working alone?yes Is George? yes
does this happen in: [LTPF list of centuries], [LTPF list of continents]?
<b> Not too sure what LTPF means, (i'm still new to this) so if you can elaborate for me it would be appreciated. By my best interpretation, from the 1st century AD on to about the 11th Century AD; European Areas
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LTPF=this forum. Instead of asking 1st BC, 2nd BC....21st BC and so on, we ask [LTPF list of centuries]. I see you already got the gist of it.

Were they enemies? Some sort of duel relevant? Vikings relevant? Roman empire? Gladiator games? Like the one where one gladiator is trying to trap another in a net? If not, is a net relevant? Snare? Cage? Pit?
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Is some kind of duel involved? Maybe an ordeal by battle?
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Galfisk-

Were they enemies? Possibly, but irr. Some sort of duel relevant? Yes Vikings relevant? Roman empire?This Gladiator games? Yes Like the one where one gladiator is trying to trap another in a net? yes! If not, is a net relevant? Snare? Cage? Pit?
Close to solving it. Just have to figure out when to put $poiler up
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Is some kind of duel involved? yes Maybe an ordeal by battle? somewhat
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When = which century? Which well known gladiator match?
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When = which century? Irrel. which century. It has to occur in the time frame however. Which well known gladiator match? This situation could occur in any match with one specific gladiator inside the fight. No well known scenario however.
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So what is left to figure out before the spoiler? Type of gladiator? Retiarii fought with nets.
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So what is left to figure out before the spoiler? Type of gladiator?, Yes Retiarii fought with nets. Exatcly

This seems enough for me to post a

*****************SPOILER******************
Our characters in this puzzle is a Retiarius gladiator and has ensnared is opponent in a net. Seeing as the caught opponent cannot free himself, the Retiarius (Paul in this puzzle) knows he shall win the match.
Well done Galfisk for solving the puzzle

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