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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used to have a common passive scrund about mud, and I bet that many of you had it too (and maybe still do). What is it?
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About the composition of mud? Its colour? Consistency? About what qualifies as mud?
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About the composition of mud? no Its colour? no\ Consistency? noAbout what qualifies as mud? no
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How mud is made? The difference between mud and something else? Where it is found? What it is used for? Anything to do with mud pies?
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How mud is made? The difference between mud and something else? Where it is found? What it is used for? Anything to do with mud pies? no to all
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About stepping in mud? How it dries? How it stains things? Is your location relevant?
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About stepping in mud? noHow it dries? no How it stains things? no Is your location relevant? probably
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Is it about the nature of mud in your location? (Which is... I forget. Massachusetts? Rhode Island? Connecticut?) As opposed to somewhere else? Mud in a particular type of place? Beach mud? Desert mud? Dunes?
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Is it about the nature of mud in your location? no (Which is... I forget. Massachusetts? Rhode Island? Connecticut? I'm in RI but that's irrel) As opposed to somewhere else? noMud in a particular type of place? noBeach mud? no more than any other kind of mud Desert mud? ditto Dunes? ditto
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... mud as in a mixture of sand and water, right?

Just checking.

Mud baths relevant? Mud packs on one's face?
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... mud as in a mixture of sand and water, right? yes

Just checking.

Mud baths relevant? no Mud packs on one's face? no
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Natural disasters relevant?
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Natural disasters relevant? no
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Mud huts or other things constructed with mud relevant?

My definition of mud would be soil and water would this type of mud fit with your scrund?
Worms relevant at all? the presence of insects or bacteria?
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Mud huts or other things constructed with mud relevant?NO

My definition of mud would be soil and water would this type of mud fit with your scrund?yes
Worms relevant at all? not specificallythe presence of insects or bacteria? ditto-- the scrund just involves mud in general
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Something besides mud relevant? If so, animal, vegetable or mineral?

Natural mud? Artificial (ie, someone deliberately adding water to sand or soil, rather than it getting rained on or flooded)?
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Something besides mud relevant? yes If so, animalyes vegetable no or mineral yes?

Natural mud? Artificial (ie, someone deliberately adding water to sand or soil, rather than it getting rained on or flooded)?Just mud in general!!
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Is a person relevant? A specific person? People? Footprints?
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Is a person relevant? yes. GOOOOOOOD question!! A specific person yes? People? 3 specific peopleFootprints? no
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was one of them Adam?
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was one of them Adam? No -- but you DEFINITELY should find out who the 3 people were!!
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were these real people? fictional? mythological?

were they made out of mud?

H/A/F?
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were these real people? yesfictional? no mythological? no

were they made out of mud? no

H yes for all 3 people/A ditto/F? no for all 3 people
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Are these people still alive? Are they historical figures? Famous? Do they form a well-known group of some kind? Did you think they had a connection with mud that they in fact did not?
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Are these people still alive?no Are they historical figures? yes Famous?two are famous; one is somewhere between famous & obscure Do they form a well-known group of some kind? yesish or yopeDid you think they had a connection with mud that they in fact did not? no
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Were these three people from the US? If not, were they from [insert list of continents]? Did they all live at the same time? If so, did they live in [insert list of centuries]?

Did they in fact have some connection to mud? That involved their work? Their names? Their hobbies? Some other project of theirs?
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do these people appear in the bible?
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Were these three people from the US? yes If not, were they from [insert list of continents]? Did they all live at the same time? yesIf so, did they live in [insert list of centuries]? 19th

Did they in fact have some connection to mud? see next answer but oneThat involved their work? no Their names? yes in one case; no in the other 2 Their hobbies? noSome other project of theirs? no
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do these people appear in the bible? no
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I have learned that this puzzle not only deals with a scrund but embodies one. So I am going to issue a

**** SPOILER ***********
The solution to this puzzle was supposed to be as follows. Until a few months ago, I assumed that the expression 'His name is mud" meant that his name had been dirtied and drew only on the dirty aspect of mud. But then I heard that it was a reference to Dr. Mudd, who treated John Wilkes Booth, the alleged(never convicted) assassin of Lincoln. So that was supposed to be the scrund. Unfortunately, according to Wikipedia, I still had a scrund, since the expression antedates Lincoln's death. See this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Mudd
See also my replacement puzzle at the bottom of the page.

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