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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 3:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Based on a true story this one. It actually happened to my sister.

A woman meets an old friend and asks her whether she enjoyed Rome. The friend responds "How on earth did you know I was in Rome we haven't spoken in ages?

How did the woman know?
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Did she (the friend visiting Rome) used some Roman colloquialism? Relevant what she was wearing? Did she make a comment about something that was a hint to her friend that she was in Rome? Did she order some specific Roman dish in a restaurant? Are the habits of ordinary Romans relevant?
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"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" relevant?

Did the woman know the friend had visited Rome before their conversation? Before they met? Did she figure it out during their conversation? During their meeting? Was there even any conversation before the question about Rome?

Would the puzzle work for other Italian cities?
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Did she (the friend visiting Rome) used some Roman colloquialism? No Relevant what she was wearing? No Did she make a comment about something that was a hint to her friend that she was in Rome? No Did she order some specific Roman dish in a restaurant? No Are the habits of ordinary Romans relevant? no
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"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" relevant? No

Did the woman know the friend had visited Rome before their conversation? Yes Before they met? Yes Did she figure it out during their conversation? No During their meeting? No Was there even any conversation before the question about Rome? No

Would the puzzle work for other Italian cities? It could but in this instance only Rome would work
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Is a third party relevant?
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Is a third party relevant? Yesish
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was her bottom black and blue?
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Did the woman see photo(s) of the friend in Rome? Did someone tell the woman about the friend in Rome? Did a mutual friend/acquaitance see the friend i Rome and told the woman?
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was her bottom black and blue? Emm no. You might explain that one to me
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Did the woman see photo(s) of the friend in Rome? no Did someone tell the woman about the friend in Rome? No Did a mutual friend/acquaitance see the friend i Rome and told the woman? No
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The third party: gender relevant? age? nationality? More than one person? May we call the friend Mary and the woman being in Rome Laura?

If yes, was the third party a relative of Mary? Friend? Acquaintance? Total stranger?

Same questions for Laura, please.
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The third party: gender relevant? No age? No nationality? No More than one person? Yes May we call the friend Mary and the woman being in Rome Laura? Absolutely

If yes, was the third party a relative of Mary? Friend? Acquaintance? Total stranger? Well it's more than one person who would be unknown to her on an individual basis

Same questions for Laura, please. Same Answer
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Did the third party have any sort of contact with Mary? With Laura? In a professional capacity? Was the third party a mailman?
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More than one person: less than 10? 100? 1000? More?

Are they a group defined by their profession? Are they tourists? Is it relevant where the conversation between Laura and Mary took place?
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Did the third party have any sort of contact with Mary? No With Laura? Yes In a professional capacity? Yes Was the third party a mailman? No
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More than one person: less than 10? 100? 1000? About this I would say More?

Are they a group defined by their profession? Yes Are they tourists? No Is it relevant where the conversation between Laura and Mary took place? No
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are they a group who went to a convention?

are they in the entertainment industry? airlines? hotels? travel?
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are they a group who went to a convention?

are they in the entertainment industry? airlines? hotels? travel?
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are they a group who went to a convention? No

are they in the entertainment industry? airlines? Yes the relevant 3rd party is an airline hotels? travel?
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Frequent flyer miles relevant?

Did Mary work for the airline? Did Laura? Did either of them fly by the airline? Mary? Laura?
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Frequent flyer miles relevant? No

Did Mary work for the airline? Did Laura? Neither did Did either of them fly by the airline? Yes Mary? No Laura? Yes
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Did Laura fly that airline to Rome? From Rome? (Just making sure, in lateral puzzles you never know)
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Did Laura fly that airline to Rome? From Rome? both in fact(Just making sure, in lateral puzzles you never know)Always pays to check an assumption
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Did Laura get anything from the airline, which only passengers to/from Rome get?
Is marking the luggage with the codes of the airport relevant?
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Did Laura get anything from the airline, which only passengers to/from Rome get? No
Is marking the luggage with the codes of the airport relevant? No but nice thought
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Is it relevant what exactly the airline was? Or this could work with any airline?
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Is it relevant what exactly the airline was? Or this could work with any airline? Any airline would do and this could have happened for any destination also
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Had she forgotten something on the plane at one point?
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Had she forgotten something on the plane at one point? No
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had she appeared on tv or in a newspaper without realising it?
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had she appeared on tv or in a newspaper without realising it? No but another good thought
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Facebook?
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Facebook? No
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At the time of the meeting was Laura carrying something relevant? Did Mary realize that Laura had been in Rome at the moment when they met or at some earlier moment?
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is GPS relevant at all?
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At the time of the meeting was Laura carrying something relevant? No Did Mary realize that Laura had been in Rome at the moment when they met or at some earlier moment? At an earlier moment
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is GPS relevant at all? No
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but Mary didn't work for the airline? does her work bring her in contact with the airline? does she work for the police? some government agency?

did she realize in the course of her work? or when she herself was trying to book a flight?
did she find out on the interweb?
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but Mary didn't work for the airline? Correct does her work bring her in contact with the airline? does she work for the police? some government agency? No to all

did she realize in the course of her work? or when she herself was trying to book a flight?
did she find out on the interweb? None of these things
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out of office notification? voicemail greeting?
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out of office notification? voicemail greeting? no to both
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did Mary see Laura in Rome in a film? a TV advert? youtube?
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did Mary see Laura in Rome in a film? a TV advert? youtube? No but good ideas all

Time for a hint i think. Both Mary and Laura performed the same action that is very relevant
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Did Mary and Laura perform the same action at the same time?
Was Mary in Rome on purpose? Were the flights to other destinations directed to Rome instead (for example due to weather reasons)?
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Did Mary and Laura perform the same action at the same time? No and this is an important point
Was Mary in Rome on purpose? Mary was not in Rome but if you meant Laura then she was there on holiday Were the flights to other destinations directed to Rome instead (for example due to weather reasons)? No
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When I read this puzzle, my immediate thought was something like after Laura travelled with an airline, they sent an ad to all of her friends on Facebook/email contacts that she used that airline to go to Rome. But it seems to have been debunked!

Did Mary perform the action first and Laura after? Or the other way around?
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When I read this puzzle, my immediate thought was something like after Laura travelled with an airline, they sent an ad to all of her friends on Facebook/email contacts that she used that airline to go to Rome. But it seems to have been debunked! No nothing like that

Did Mary perform the action first and Laura after? Or the other way around? Laura first Mary second
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Did Mary perform the action because Laura had performed it first?

Is the location where they met/spoke relevant?
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when Mary performed the action did she realise Laura had been in Rome?

did she hear something? see something?

did the action involve writing something?
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Did Mary perform the action because Laura had performed it first? No

Is the location where they met/spoke relevant? No
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when Mary performed the action did she realise Laura had been in Rome? After she had performed the action she realised Laura had been in Rome

did she hear something? see something? Saw something

did the action involve writing something? No
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Did Laura do something relevant in Rome? Meet the Pope?
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Was Mary meeting Laura from her trip, saw her wave a special good-buy to the flight crew, automatically repeater the gesture, and realized the crew is from Rome? Did they also say "Chao!"? ( Just a wild guess ).
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Was Mary ever in Rome? Did Mary travel recently to another destination? Is the action connected with travelling? Flying?
Did Laura receive a letter from Rome?
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Did Laura do something relevant in Rome? Yes Meet the Pope? no
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Was Mary meeting Laura from her trip, saw her wave a special good-buy to the flight crew, automatically repeater the gesture, and realized the crew is from Rome? Did they also say "Chao!"? ( Just a wild guess ). No but a nice thought and surely there's a puzzle lurking there
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Was Mary ever in Rome? Irrelevant Did Mary travel recently to another destination? No Is the action connected with travelling? Only yopishly see hint below Flying? No
Did Laura receive a letter from Rome? No

I think you need a hint . Think of something a lot of people would take on holiday. I certainly do anyway
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Did Laura try to sell a guidebook about Rome in the Internet?
What people would take on holiday - is that a guidebook? a photo camera? a rucksack? a bag?
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Did Laura try to sell a guidebook about Rome in the Internet? No
What people would take on holiday - is that a guidebook? a photo camera? a rucksack? a bag? None of these either I'm afraid
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Is passport relevant?
What people would take on holiday - is it money? any specific clothing? pocket dictionary?
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Is passport relevant? No
What people would take on holiday - is it money? any specific clothing? pocket dictionary? none of these. Think of a lazy by the pool type holiday
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Swimsuit? Change of clothes? Towel? Sunglasses? Sunscreen?
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Swimsuit? Change of clothes? Towel? Sunglasses? Sunscreen? No to all . More what you might do while lazing on the beach or by the pool
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Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beach ball? Beach blanket? Beach umbrella?

Swimming relevant? Tanning?
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Beach ball? Beach blanket? Beach umbrella?

Swimming relevant? Tanning? Maybe I've misled you a bit, it's not related specifically to the beach but most people I know would bring a couple of these things on hols to enjoy while relaxing. They can be enjoyed just as much at home though.
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Books? Magazines?
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Books? Yes Magazines?
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Mary took the same book from the library and it had Laura's ticket as a bookmark in it?
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Mary took the same book from the library and it had Laura's ticket as a bookmark in it? Holy moley I'm impressed Amu......What a great shot.

*************Spoiler************

As I said this actually happened to my sister. She borrowed a book from the library only to discover therein her friends boarding pass for a recent flight to Rome that was obviously used as a bookmark.

The friend had a fairly uncommon name and given that we come from a small town it could only have been her.

So my sister when she next saw Laura asked with total confidence whether she had enjoyed her trip to Rome.

Quite a coincidence their both borrowing the same book without anyone else doing so in between.

Thanks to all who played and kudos once again to Amu for the clinical kill
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Great! Thanks, Balin guessed the book though.
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice shot Amu, and great puzzle Peter!

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