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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They should have described how hard he was to find.

What's going on?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"He" -- H? A? M?
"They" -- H? A? M/F?
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Waldo?
Was he lost? hiding?
Should have described it to someone specific? to a group?
"Should have" because it was the right and moral thing to do? because it would have been more practical?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"He" -- H? A? M? Yes
"They" -- H? A? M/F? Yes with a mixture of men and women

Waldo? No
Was he lost? No hiding? Noish
Should have described it to someone specific? No it's more wondered aloud to a group? to themselves really
"Should have" because it was the right and moral thing to do? Neither , it would have helped them in their quest but only in my strange little world where grass is blue and the sky is green because it would have been more practical? Not really
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he know they were looking for him?

were they looking for him in the course of their duties? were they the police? the government? his family?

did they know his name?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 4:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

in my strange little world where grass is blue and the sky is green You mean Kentucky?

Bad pun, sorry. Anyway...

Were they looking for him, period? Was he looking for them?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he know they were looking for him? Well they were looking for someone but didn't know it was him.

were they looking for him in the course of their duties? Yes were they the police? Yes the government? his family?

did they know his name? No
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 11:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

in my strange little world where grass is blue and the sky is green You mean Kentucky? I do like bluegrass music actually

Bad pun, sorry. Anyway...

Were they looking for him, period? Was he looking for them? See my answers to Shez . They were police looking for someone
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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they looking for a perp?

murderer? thief? fraudster?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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were they looking for a perp? Yes

murderer? Yes thief? fraudster?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he alive? Dead?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Was he alive? This Dead?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he hiding in a haystack? so if they said it was as hard as looking for a needle in a haystack it might have inspired them to look there?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he hiding in a haystack? No but....... so if they said it was as hard as looking for a needle in a haystack it might have inspired them to look there? Excellent work Shez... you've hit on a key component of the solution . The phrase needle in a haystack is very relevant and laterally could have led them to the perp sooner. Great lateral leap there Shez
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

aw shucks..was his name Mr Needle?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

aw shucks..was his name Mr Needle? No but again you are bang on the right track as the man's name is relevant and there's a humourous aspect to his name.

This is a well documented murder hunt in the UK which was the first to use a specific method of criminal detection

You've all you need now with a bit of creative googling
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mr Sharp?
Shez (Shez)
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Mr Sharp?
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mr Sharp? No it's not directly linked to needles more to something you might use to find said needle
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mr. Magnet?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mr. Magnet? Is he the guy that all the ladies are attracted to!!!!. That's a no I'm afraid. Think about crime detection advances in the fairly recent past. In fact it's probably the most significant advancement in crime detection ever.
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fingerprints relevant? DNA?
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fingerprints relevant? DNA? This one
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 10:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hint: Think of what you might use if you were actually looking for a needle in a haystack
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Magnets? Fire? Water?

The Mythbusters actually looked for a needle in a haystack, and those are the methods they used.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Magnets? Fire? Water? No to all. It's more of an implement

The Mythbusters actually looked for a needle in a haystack, and those are the methods they used.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Metal detector? Was his name Mr. Metal? Mr. Iron? Mr. Steel?
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Metal detector? Was his name Mr. Metal? Mr. Iron? Mr. Steel? No to all

Googling will get you there so go right ahead
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrow?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrow? No but OTRT
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pitchfork? Bale?

Is his name more related to the needle? The haystack?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pitchfork? Yes Bale?

Is his name more related to the needle? The haystack? The rest is easily googled so I'll post the ........

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

DNA was first used to convict someone in the UK in 1987 when Police were trying to catch the brutal killer of two young girls. Progress on the case was very slow and with no suspects they took the drastic course of carrying out a mass DNA screening of 5000 local men. DNA methodology was very new at the time.

One local man Colin Pitchfork paid a friend 200 to provide a sample in his place. When the friend was overheard boasting about this the police arrested Pitchfork. His DNA matched the crime scenes and he was subsequently convicted and given two life terms.

So when looking for a needle in a haystack start with a pitchfork.

Thanks for playing
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 5:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha! Great puzzle!

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