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This is a Connections puzzle. The title is only vaguely relevant; it is (mostly) a quote from The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base, which is not relevant at all. It's also a bit of an original idea, but saying exactly how would $poil the solution (or part of it). What connects:

-a misplaced pot,
-a question asked too soon, and
-a location without reason?
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Pot - a physical pot? A kettle? Teapot? A pot used for cooking?

Question - a common question? Is this from a work of fiction? A real-life scenario?
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Pot as in snooker or pool?
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Pot as in marihuana? Misplaced as in: placed in a relevant, wrong location? Simply lost?
Did the question asked to soon reveal that the asker knew something s/he tried to hide? Relevant who asked? Relevant who heard it?
Location: physical place? Was there something or someone in the location, without having a reason to be there?
People involved: 1? 2? 3-5? 6-23? 24-77? More? Less?
Has a crime been committed?
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Pot - a physical pot? yes A kettle? Teapot? neither of these A pot used for cooking? yope

Question - a common question? no Is this from a work of fiction? this A real-life scenario?

Pot as in snooker or pool? no

Pot as in marihuana? no Misplaced as in: placed in a relevant, wrong location? yes Simply lost? no
Did the question asked to soon reveal that the asker knew something s/he tried to hide? no Relevant who asked? yes Relevant who heard it? yes
You have a bit of an FA about the "question asked too soon."

Location: physical place? yesish Was there something or someone in the location, without having a reason to be there? no, it's more lateral than that =)
People involved: 1? 2? 2 if you're talking about the location without reason ... 3-5? 6-23? 7 if you mean the whole puzzle 24-77? More? Less?
Has a crime been committed? no; also, to clarify, these are all different items mostly irrelevant to each other, with one common bond (the goal is to figure out the bond)
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Question asked too soon - by a person?
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Question asked too soon - by a person? yope; this is not the FA, but the FA is still present here
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Is there only one question?
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Is there only one question? yes, not the FA
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The misplaced pot - made of metal? Would "lost" be a better word than "misplaced"?
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The misplaced pot - made of metal? irrel Would "lost" be a better word than "misplaced"? no
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Pot - used in relation to food? Drink? Water? An urn?
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Pot - used in relation to food? Drink? Water? An urn? no to all
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Was the question: spoken? Written? Communicated in some other way? Communicated in real time? Face to face? Too soon: too early in time? Before something relevant, as opposed to after?
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Do the three phrases in the puzzle statement reference works of art? Of literature? Songs? Only some of them do this? Only one?

Are they descriptions of said works?
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Was the question: spoken? this Written? and this Communicated in some other way? Communicated in real time? not sure what you mean Face to face? no, you have another FA ... great Too soon: too early in time? yesish Before something relevant, as opposed to after? this may be closer

Do the three phrases in the puzzle statement reference works of art? this, more specifically ... Of literature? this Songs? Only some of them do this? Only one? all three

Are they descriptions of said works? yope
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Was the question asked by only one person? More than one?
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Was the question asked by only one person? this More than one?
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Asker of the question - H? A? M?
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Asker of the question - H? A? M? definitely human and male, not sure what age
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Is the question from a book? Movie? TV show? Video? Song?
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The three works of literature: poetry? novels? short stories? plays?

Do they share a common author?

Were they originally written in : English? French? German? Italian? Spanish? Russian? Other?
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Is the question from a book? Movie? noish, no to rest TV show? Video? Song?

The three works of literature: poetry? novels? short stories? plays? this

Do they share a common author? yes

Were they originally written in : English? this French? German? Italian? Spanish? Russian? Other?
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William Shakespeare relevant?
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William Shakespeare relevant? aye
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Was Mr. Shakespeare the author? Is the puzzle about finding the plays that fit the puzzle statement?
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Was Mr. Shakespeare the author? yes Is the puzzle about finding the plays that fit the puzzle statement? partly, but this alone is not the connection
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are the plays tragedies? comedies? histories?
Hamlet? Macbeth? Othello? Romeo and Juliet? As You Like It? Twelfth Night? The Tempest?
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are the plays tragedies? this comedies? histories?
Hamlet? this Macbeth? this Othello? Romeo and Juliet? and this, in some order As You Like It? Twelfth Night? The Tempest?
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Is the pot related to the cauldron from the Scottish play?
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Is the pot related to the cauldron from the Scottish play? more than just that -- it IS the cauldron
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Continuing on the "shots in the dark" theme - is the question "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
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Continuing on the "shots in the dark" theme - is the question "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" no, but OTRT in two different ways
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is it relevant that "wherefore" means "why", and therefore Juliet was asking "WHY are you Romeo?" not "WHERE are you?" which is what many people think she's saying? (this easy to make error is a rather common scrund, I'm sure)
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is it relevant that "wherefore" means "why", and therefore Juliet was asking "WHY are you Romeo?" not "WHERE are you?" which is what many people think she's saying? (this easy to make error is a rather common scrund, I'm sure) YES -- this scrund is the "location without reason." Now what do the other two clues connect to?
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So the "misplaced pot" is the cauldron from the Scottish play, although I'm not sure exactly how it's misplaced...

That leaves the question asked too soon to be from Hamlet, right? Is the question asked by Hamlet? Claudius? Laertes? Polonius? Whatever-the-queen's-name-is?
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The Queen's name is Gertrude, Balin =D
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So the "misplaced pot" is the cauldron from the Scottish play, although I'm not sure exactly how it's misplaced... this relates to your FA on the question, actually

That leaves the question asked too soon to be from Hamlet, right? Is the question asked by Hamlet? this Claudius? Laertes? Polonius? Whatever-the-queen's-name-is?
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Is the cauldron actually misplaced?
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Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy relevant? As in, "To be, or not to be, that is the question..." etc.?
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Is the cauldron actually misplaced? yope

Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy relevant? As in, "To be, or not to be, that is the question..." etc.? that IS the question, yes
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well, it's helpful that I did a puzzle based on that, then...lol

So the cauldron is relevant...we're talking about Act 4, scene 1 then, yes? Is the spell relevant? The cauldron's ingredients? (both listed below, from this link at poets.org

The three witches, casting a spell
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights hast thirty one
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
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So the cauldron is relevant...we're talking about Act 4, scene 1 then, yes? yes Is the spell relevant? The cauldron's ingredients? neither really
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the witches? Hecate? Macbeth? Macduff?
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the witches? Hecate? Macbeth? Macduff? well, the entire scene is relevant, but not anything specific
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then I iz confuseded kaylee kitteh :-( could I please have a hint to put me otrt?
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then I iz confuseded kaylee kitteh :-( could I please have a hint to put me otrt? the entire scene is relevant and referred to by the word "pot" -- what does "misplaced" mean?
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Verb
to misplace (third-person singular simple present misplaces, present participle misplacing, simple past and past participle misplaced)
(transitive) To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay
(figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.
To put something in the wrong location.
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To put something in the wrong location. This is the relevant definition.
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So the cauldron was "in the wrong location"...it was in a cavern, as I recall. It should have been somewhere else? Upon the "withered heath" perhaps, where the three witches first met Macbeth?
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So the cauldron was "in the wrong location"...it was in a cavern, as I recall. It should have been somewhere else? Upon the "withered heath" perhaps, where the three witches first met Macbeth? no to both, you have one or two FAs here
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could you please recap or hint to clear them up? I recall you saying the pot (the cauldron) was misplaced...
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could you please recap or hint to clear them up? I recall you saying the pot (the cauldron) was misplaced... It was misplaced, but not because it was in the cavern. Think more laterally and less literally.
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...I want to say maybe it was in the wrong story, but all the stories I can think of featuring a witch's cauldron came from after, not before. Except possibly the story of Ceridwen and Taliesin...
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...I want to say maybe it was in the wrong story, but all the stories I can think of featuring a witch's cauldron came from after, not before. Except possibly the story of Ceridwen and Taliesin... not the wrong story, but OTRT
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Was it in the wrong act?
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Was it in the wrong act? well, yope; you have a bit of an FA here, but this is what I'm looking for
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Was it misplaced in the play? In a performance of the play?
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Was it misplaced in the play? no In a performance of the play? yope, I think, but I can't remember for sure
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Okay, I looked it up. The answer is definitely yope.
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Is the actual text in the play relevant at all?
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Is the actual text in the play relevant at all? yesish
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Is a translation of the text relevant?
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Is a translation of the text relevant? noish
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Oh, and before you ask, the title is no longer relevant; it was only meant to point you to Shakespeare due to the iambic pentameter.
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Could you recap what we know about the cauldron?
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Could you recap what we know about the cauldron? The "misplaced pot" refers to the cauldron scene from Macbeth, which in a yopish performance of the play was placed in the wrong act. You don't really need to figure out anything more, except for one small detail that won't be relevant until making the final connection.

So what does Hamlet's soliloquy have to do with all this?
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Are any of the specific lines in the soliloquy relevant? Or the soliloquy as a whole?
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Are any of the specific lines in the soliloquy relevant? not really, mainly the first line, but this fact is irrelevant in itself Or the soliloquy as a whole? more this
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Are the circumstances surrounding the soliloquy relevant? Events? Hamlet's emotions? The soliloquy's meaning?
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is the connection to do with a specific performance of each play?

or a particular actor?

in the way the scene/speech is written?
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Are the circumstances surrounding the soliloquy relevant? yesish Events? noish Hamlet's emotions? The soliloquy's meaning? no to both

is the connection to do with a specific performance of each play? no

or a particular actor? no

in the way the scene/speech is written? no
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The super-long anagram of the first part of the soliloquy relevant? (Which I highly doubt, but what the hey.)
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The super-long anagram of the first part of the soliloquy relevant? your doubts guide you well; no, sorry
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"Yopish performance of the play" - something visual? A video? An adaptation? A movie?
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"Yopish performance of the play" - something visual? yes A video? yope An adaptation? yesish A movie? no
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A musical?
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A musical? no
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Is misquoting Shakespeare's work relevant?
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Is misquoting Shakespeare's work relevant? Not "misquoting" per se, but OTRT.

I would work on the soliloquy rather than the cauldron.
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Length of the soliloquy relevant? The circumstances surrounding it?
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Length of the soliloquy relevant? noish The circumstances surrounding it? yesish
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First, much respect for referencing 11th Hour. LOVED that and 7th Guest. Do they even make games like those anymore?

Apologies but I’m a bit new to these Connections puzzles.
So the location without reason does refer to the “Wherefore” question from Romeo & Juliet, not anything in “the Scottish play”?
Or the word is correct, but the clue refers to it’s use in “the Scottish play”?

We know the pot is the cauldron and it’s “misplaced” as in being in the wrong scene.
Was it just the cauldron or were the witches and that whole thing in the wrong place in the play? (Adapted play, whatever…)

So we are working on the question asked too soon?
Is Hamlet’s speech about Yorick relevant?
To be or not to be? THAT question?
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So the location without reason does refer to the “Wherefore” question from Romeo & Juliet, not anything in “the Scottish play”? correct
Or the word is correct, but the clue refers to it’s use in “the Scottish play”? no

We know the pot is the cauldron and it’s “misplaced” as in being in the wrong scene.
Was it just the cauldron or were the witches and that whole thing in the wrong place in the play? this is not a yes or no question; the whole thing (Adapted play, whatever…)

So we are working on the question asked too soon? yes
Is Hamlet’s speech about Yorick relevant? no
To be or not to be? THAT question? yes
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Was "to be or not to be" asked in the wrong act?
The wrong play?
Before the play started?
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Was "to be or not to be" asked in the wrong act? this
The wrong play?
Before the play started? not quite
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Was "To be or not to be" quoted at the beginning of a play during the -- oh what do you call it -- when the director or some cast member comes out and welcomes the audience and does a brief intro to the play? In the opening act?

Is the "Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at all relevant, by any distant chance? Some other dramatic adaptation that puts some sort of a twist on one of Shakespeare's plays? On multiple plays all at once?
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Was "To be or not to be" quoted at the beginning of a play during the -- oh what do you call it -- when the director or some cast member comes out and welcomes the audience and does a brief intro to the play? no In the opening act? yes

Is the "Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at all relevant, by any distant chance? no Some other dramatic adaptation that puts some sort of a twist on one of Shakespeare's plays? yesish for the cauldron, no for the soliloquy On multiple plays all at once? no
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Longshot this as I don't know where you're from Whirligig but is the sitcom Blackadder relevant?
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Is the soliloquy said in the first act on purpose (i.e. the director or someone wrote it into a script that way or told an actor to say it)? Or because an actor forgot a line and blurted out the soliloquy for some reason?

Was it the actor playing Hamlet who said it too early? A different actor in the play? Someone affiliated with the production of the play who wasn't actually an actor? Someone from the audience?
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Also, is either the Hamlet or Macbeth production actually a play within a play (i.e. it's occurring within a movie (or play) about a group of actors putting on Hamlet or Macbeth?
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Peter: If your guess is right I will be kicking myself repeatedly.
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Longshot this as I don't know where you're from Whirligig but is the sitcom Blackadder relevant? no

Is the soliloquy said in the first act on purpose (i.e. the director or someone wrote it into a script that way or told an actor to say it)? Or because an actor forgot a line and blurted out the soliloquy for some reason? neither

Was it the actor playing Hamlet who said it too early? eh, sort of A different actor in the play? Someone affiliated with the production of the play who wasn't actually an actor? Someone from the audience? really none of these

Also, is either the Hamlet or Macbeth production actually a play within a play (i.e. it's occurring within a movie (or play) about a group of actors putting on Hamlet or Macbeth? if you're going to nest parentheses, make sure you close all of them; and as for your actual question, yesish to Macbeth and no to Hamlet
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Did anyone actually say the soliloquy? Was it just alluded to?

Could you please recap?
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Did anyone actually say the soliloquy? no Was it just alluded to? yope

Could you please recap?

*****RECAP*****

Your goal is to find the connection between these three things:

-In a sort of adaptation of Mac—the Scottish play, the witches' chorus was performed at the beginning instead of Act IV.
-There is a sort of hypothetical situation that never really happened involving Hamlet's famous soliloquy being given in the first act by mistake.
-A common scrund is that the "wherefore" in "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" means "where," so the question is "Where are you, Romeo?" In reality "wherefore" means "why," so Juliet is actually asking "WHY are you Romeo?" as in "Why does the guy I'm in love with have to be my almost mortal enemy as far as family rivalries go?"

You don't have too much to figure out; all that's left is where exactly this "hypothetical situation" involving Hamlet comes from, and what the connection is.
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Forgetting lines relevant? Ad-libbing?
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Forgetting lines relevant? noish Ad-libbing? no
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Hi Whirlgig,

In order to help move this puzzle along, consider posting another recap (yes, I know you just posted one), along with one or two hints.

-- The Haen.
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If nobody seems to be interested in this puzzle anymore, I may just $poil it in a couple of days rather than post a recap. For now, a HINT:

The adaptation of the Scottish play is relevant because it gave me a scrund that the witches' scene took place at the beginning of the play. So what's the hypothetical situation? And what's the connection? They should be pretty obvious.
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Did the adaptation place the witches' scene at the beginning?

Come to think of it, doesn't the play start with a different witches' scene?
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Did the adaptation place the witches' scene at the beginning? yes, but not too relevant at this point

Come to think of it, doesn't the play start with a different witches' scene? yes but completely irrel
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Is the key connection the word wherefore?

If the witches scene took place at the start rather than at the begining of the play did you think that act 4 was gone i.e. where four?

What about Who , What , Where , When , Why. Are the 5 Ws relevant? I could throw in Which (or witch) to make 6 Ws.
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Is the key connection the word wherefore?

If the witches scene took place at the start rather than at the begining of the play did you think that act 4 was gone i.e. where four?

What about Who , What , Where , When , Why. Are the 5 Ws relevant? I could throw in Which (or witch) to make 6 Ws.

These are all interesting ideas, but OTWT. Think more generally about the situations and what they might have in common.
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There are no "characters in the background" in any of the scenes -- relevant?
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There are no "characters in the background" in any of the scenes -- relevant? no, not really -- you're still way OTWT
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All three situations are mistakes/misconceptions regarding plays, is that relevant? Is that what connects them? Do we need to know how the hypothetical situation arose? Do we need to know anything about the play Hamlet itself (other than we can infer from the puzzle so far)?
Would a person seeing all the plays with the mistakes made, having the scrund, but not knowing that any of the mistakes were mistakes, be able to make the connection?
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All three situations are mistakes/misconceptions regarding plays, is that relevant? YES Is that what connects them? YES YES YES Do we need to know how the hypothetical situation arose? no Do we need to know anything about the play Hamlet itself (other than we can infer from the puzzle so far)? no
Would a person seeing all the plays with the mistakes made, having the scrund, but not knowing that any of the mistakes were mistakes, be able to make the connection? maybe

I think I should put this one to rest ...


**********SPOILER**********

All three refer to scrunds I've had about Shakespeare plays.

The "misplaced pot" refers to my scrund until I read it that the cauldron scene took place at the beginning of the Scottish play rather than act 4.

The "question asked too soon" is Hamlet's soliloquy, which I thought again was at the beginning of the play.

The "location without reason" is Juliet's "wherefore" statement, which means "why" and not "where."

Galfisk, you *finally* solved this one after almost SEVEN WHOLE MONTHS. Congrats.

I did say I was going to post a Lateral Adventure, didn't I? I might (if I can even remember how it went), but keep in mind that I'm kind of busy now. Heh.
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Seven months of us overthinking again...nice puzzle!
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Seven months of us overthinking again...nice puzzle!
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Whew, Balin's right, we definitely overthought this one. Whirligig, I'd like to congratulate and thank you for sticking with this puzzle as a host, because it must have been so frustrating for you that we were stuck at pretty much the same place for months.

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