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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She never won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, or anything like that.
But she was honored for something that no other performer, and few other people, have been honored for.


she = she = HAF

Early $poylers please e-mail.
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o hai soli kitteh!

She = real? fictional?
Was her honor related to performing? Or related to something else, such as writing a book? being an artist?

If she is a real person, is she still alive today?

is she an American? is she British? otherwise European? from Asia? Africa? Australia? Oceania?
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o hai soli kitteh! and hai to you too

She = real?yes fictional?
Was her honor related to performing? no Or related to something else, yes such as writing a book? being an artist? but not these.

If she is a real person, is she still alive today? no

is she an American? is she British? otherwise European?This, but lived in the US from Asia? Africa? Australia? Oceania?
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Did she have a handicap that prevented her from working a huge career?

I mean the kind of huge career that garners Awards For Lifetime Achievements if not for Greatest Performance This Year.

"Beauty and Brains" is a provocative title.

Would we know her, mostly, from:
written works?
art work?
TV?
movies?
stunts work?
set decoration?
other work in the "background" of staged or filmed performances?

"honored for something that no other performer" = Is your stress here on "no" or on "performer"?

Is this honor of the type to be presented formally, in front of an audience?

Or is it perhaps awarded posthumously?

Is this honor in any way related to wonderful women like Helen Keller or Georgia O'Keefe, who might have earned similar sorts of awards?
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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 7:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

iz inventor of teh cheezburgur? srsly, i askin dat =D

fiona kitteh asks teh questions I wanted...=P
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Was she an inventor?
a teacher?
an acrobat?
involved in the entertaining arts?
a mother who home-taught really well?

(Kaylee - brace yrslf: inventor of teh cheezburgur haz been discuverd, living in trees where Big Cats hang out. And eat big cheezburgurs all ze dayz.

But might be a damn filthy spy.

So Kaylee iz careful, bcz no big cats come after my Kaylee Kitteh.
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was she honoured for charitable works?

or wartime heroics?

or her work in rescuing animals?
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did she invent something? some famous actress was responsible for the design of an aircraft wing or something?
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Did she have a handicap that prevented her from working a huge career? No

I mean the kind of huge career that garners Awards For Lifetime Achievements if not for Greatest Performance This Year.
irr
"Beauty and Brains" is a provocative title.

Would we know her, mostly, from:
written works?
art work?
TV?
movies? This
stunts work?
set decoration?
other work in the "background" of staged or filmed performances?

"honored for something that no other performer" = Is your stress here on "no" or on "performer"? about equal

Is this honor of the type to be presented formally, in front of an audience? not relevant

Or is it perhaps awarded posthumously? yope/yes

Is this honor in any way related to wonderful women like Helen Keller or Georgia O'Keefe, who might have earned similar sorts of awards? no

iz inventor of teh cheezburgur? srsly, i askin dat =D heehee - no

fiona kitteh asks teh questions I wanted...=P
Was she an inventor? yes!
a teacher?
an acrobat?
involved in the entertaining arts? yes
a mother who home-taught really well? all the others, no

(Kaylee - brace yrslf: inventor of teh cheezburgur haz been discuverd, living in trees where Big Cats hang out. And eat big cheezburgurs all ze dayz.

But might be a damn filthy spy.

So Kaylee iz careful, bcz no big cats come after my Kaylee Kitteh
was she honoured for charitable works? no

or wartime heroics? no, but "wartime" is relevant

or her work in rescuing animals?no

did she invent something? yes! some famous actress was responsible for the design yes of an aircraft wing not this or something? very much OTRT!
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Did she invent something used in a war? WWI? WWII? Did she invent a weapon? A machine? An object?
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there! now if only I could remember the actress and the thing she invented I'd be home and dry!

all I remember is that she was quite glamorous.

did she design a new part for a weapon? a trigger? a sight?
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there! now if only I could remember the actress and the thing she invented I'd be home and dry!

all I remember is that she was quite glamorous.

did she design a new part for a weapon? a trigger? a sight?
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communications?
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Did she invent something used in a war? WWI? WWII? This Did she invent a weapon? no A machine? An object? Noish to both
there! now if only I could remember the actress and the thing she invented I'd be home and dry! Yep! I think it must be lurking in the back of your mind now.

all I remember is that she was quite glamorous. Indeed she was

did she design a new part for a weapon? a trigger? a sight? no to all

communications? Yes! very much OTRT!
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OK, I'll back out now. :oD
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A communications method? An encryption scheme? Radio relevant? Radar? Sonar? Steganography?
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A communications method? An encryption scheme? It was a "secret communications system", so elements of both.Radio relevant?radio signals, yes Radar? Sonar? Steganography? No to these
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Code talkers relevant?
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Code talkers relevant? No
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Hint: Instead of trying to discover exactly what she invented, which is pretty technical, concetrate on what kind of people honored her.

You are really quite close!
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Military people? If so, relevant which country? Resistance fighters? Fugitives? Concentration camp survivors?
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Military people? irr If so, relevant which country? USA Resistance fighters? Fugitives? Concentration camp survivors?No to all of these.
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Was she honored by: people in a certain profession? People in a certain area? People affected by a certain event?
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Was she honored by: people in a certain profession? Yes!People in a certain area? in the USA, but irr. People affected by a certain event? no
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Honorers: others in the communication field?
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Honorers: others in the communication field? YES. Just needs narrowing down a little.
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Broadcasters?
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Broadcasters? No
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o hai soli kitteh...am very confuseded kaylee kitteh. could haz recat plz? er, recap? >^.^<
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Eavesdropping relevant? Voice communications? Text? Morse? Pictures? Numbers? Computers involved? Was the invention used: in the US? In a war zone? Submarines relevant?
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Eavesdropping relevant? yessish Voice communications? Text? Morse? Pictures? Numbers? No to the rest Computers involved? yes/yope Was the invention used: in the US? yes In a war zone? could have been Submarines relevant? yessish

Especially for Kayleekitteh, here is a RECAP.

Miss X was a movie star, and as Shez says, a glamourous one. She invented something that could have made a contribution to the war effort, having to do with radio frequency communications. As the answer to Galfisk just above indicates, eavesdropping, or rather the prevention of it, is relevant.
HINT: It relates to a technology that was not used in WW II, but is in common use today.
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Electronic wiretapping relevant?

There's a story (possibly apocryphal) about Lucille Ball picking up radio signals through teeth fillings. Relevant?
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Electronic wiretapping relevant? Yessish - or preventing it.

There's a story (possibly apocryphal) about Lucille Ball picking up radio signals through teeth fillings. Relevant? No
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iz preventz super-sekret recipe of teh cheezburgur gettin owt from teh wiretappin? (= (lol, had to ask, soli kitteh...one-track mind, kaylee kitteh haz)
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Prevention of: receiving the broadcast in the first place? Making sense of what's transmitted? Is only RF communications relevant? Or could it work for preventing wiretapping of wired communications as well? Frequency hopping relevant?
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Prevention of: receiving the broadcast in the first place? Making sense of what's transmitted? Is only RF communications relevant? Or could it work for preventing wiretapping of wired communications as well? Frequency hopping relevant? YES!

I'm going to call this a
***************SPOILER****************
Your fathers and grandfathers may remember Hedy Lamarr, or maybe you do if you are an old movie fan - I mean a fan of old movies.
During World War II, she and a musician friend developed a anti-jamming device for torpedos involving frequency hopping. It used 88 frequencies, the same as for keys on a piano. It was so advanced, however, that it could not be used at the time, and was not commercialized until 1962, after the patent had expired. She made not a dime from it.
Her invention formed a basis for the US defense communications system, and, as an anti-hacking measure, for much of computer & cell-phone technology.
Before her death in 2000, Ms. Lamarr was honored at computer technology conferences, and in 2002 was an inductee in the Electronic Design Hall of Fame, along with Tesla, Steve Jobs, Marconi, Mr. Hewlett & Mr. Packard. Pretty elite company for someone who first became famous for doing a nude scene in her native Austria!


Nice job, Galfisk, and thanks to all who took part!
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"It's Hedley!"

Honestly, all I know about Hedy Lamarr comes from Blazing Saddles. And this puzzle -- nice one!
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The first question on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" today was about this. Perfect timing!

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