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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...so now it's smelly.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone die? Did something explode? Is the smell caused by a gas? A liquid? A solid? Is there even a smell? Is this in the same style as your older "Disaster!" puzzles?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone die? Did something explode? Is the smell caused by a gas? Yes to all. A liquid? A solid? Is there even a smell? Yope. Is this in the same style as your older "Disaster!" puzzles? Not intentionally.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dead people: 1 person? 2? 3? More? [LTPF list of integers]? True story? Was the explosion due to a build-up of pressure? Ignition of something flammable? Was the exploding thing a tank of a sort? Did the person/people die in the explosion?

Shot in the dark: did someone try to light a...*ahem*...flatus? And blew themself up doing so?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dead people: 1 person? 2? 3? More? [LTPF list of integers]? About 300. True story? Yes. Was the explosion due to a build-up of pressure? Ignition of something flammable? This. Was the exploding thing a tank of a sort? No. Did the person/people die in the explosion? Yes.

Shot in the dark: did someone try to light a...*ahem*...flatus? And blew themself up doing so? Haha, no.
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a bomb? Was the explosion intentional? Accidental? Were the people all in the same area? The same building? Were they indoors? Outdoors?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a bomb? No. Was the explosion intentional? Accidental? This. Were the people all in the same area? The same building? Yes. Were they indoors? This. Outdoors?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the exploding thing explode because of a malfunction? A leak? A gas leak? Was the explosion from a heater? A water heater? A boiler?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the exploding thing explode because of a malfunction? A leak? A gas leak? This. Was the explosion from a heater? A water heater? A boiler? Neither.
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gas leak from a furnace? Was it ignited by a spark? An open flame? Another heat source? Something electrical?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gas leak from a furnace? No. Was it ignited by a spark? An open flame? Another heat source? Something electrical? This.
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it ignited by a bare wire? A stove? A lamp?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it ignited by a bare wire? A stove? A lamp? Neither. The ignition source is not that relevant.
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The gas that leaked - was it hydrogen? Methane? Butane? Propane? Acetylene?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The gas that leaked - was it hydrogen? Methane? Mostly this, it was natural gas. Butane? Propane? Acetylene?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it leak from the ground? From a pipe? A hose?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it leak from the ground? From a pipe? This. A hose?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the people in a public building? A home? A place of business? A church? A stadium?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the people in a public building? This. A home? A place of business? A church? A stadium?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A library? A school? A skyscraper? A library? A bank?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A library? A school? This. A skyscraper? A library? A bank?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the gas leak come from the heating system? From a science experiment?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the gas leak come from the heating system? From pipes leading to this. From a science experiment?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the explosion occur while school was in session? Is this at an elementary school? Middle school? High school? University?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the explosion occur while school was in session? Yes. Is this at an elementary school? Middle school? High school? Any/all of the above. Not important. University? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Attempted recap:

An explosion at a school, occurring while the school was in session, killed about 300 people. The explosion was caused by a natural gas leak, and there's a significant smell involved.

What's needed to find?
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 8:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good recap. There is much to discover about the smell. You need to find out what the puzzle statement means.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"it": the school? The pipe? A person? A place? Did the smell come solely from the gas? Or from something else? Plus the gas? Did the smell occur after the explosion? Before it?
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"it": the school? The pipe? A person? A place? Neither. Did the smell come solely from the gas? FA. Or from something else? Yesish. Plus the gas? Noish, same FA. Did the smell occur after the explosion? this, but beware of FA. Before it?
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the gas cause the smell at all? Was the smell caused by the explosion? An effect of the explosion? Did the explosion break something, which caused the smell?
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Did the gas cause the smell at all? Was the smell caused by the explosion? An effect of the explosion? Did the explosion break something, which caused the smell? No to all - there's a lateral connection.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the explosion cause a fire? Did the firemen put it out? Did they cause the smell?
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the explosion cause a fire? Did the firemen put it out? Did they cause the smell? No to all.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did anyone relevant respond to the explosion?
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did anyone relevant respond to the explosion? Noish. Something relevant was done after the disaster.
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Did people remove the bodies? Were there any survivors? Relevant? Did the survivors do something relevant?
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Did people remove the bodies? Were there any survivors? Relevant? Did the survivors do something relevant? All irrelevant.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this happen before natural gas companies started adding odorants to their product? but now as an attempt to avoid such disasters, we have smelly natural gas (I know that last parted sounded comical, but it was meant totally literally)?
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's got to be it, Biograd....nice job!
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Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2010 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***SPOILER***
Exactly right, good work Balin and Biograd!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_School_explosion

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