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Postby wwhere » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Late in the night, a high level operative of the MI6, working undercover, enters a shady building with the Queen of England, Elizabeth II. The woman is worried, but keeps her composure, as is expected.
From the street, a suspicious vagrant, that had remain unseen, can listen to her speaking, and the man replying:
-Do you really expect me to accept this? -she says
-You don't really have other options. Well, except maybe some dollars... -he replies
Then a bit of silence.
-No. Do what you were going to do. I don't have dollars for you.
Again a bit of silence. Broken suddenly by a loud, dull noise.
-Sorry about that. - The vagrant knows the voice of that man. It sends a shudder down his spine.
The vagrant hides when he hears the secret agent coming out, pocketing something, with a disgruntled face. He knows what he has to do.

The next morning, two men are arrested by the police. On what charges?


I thought it was time for me to contribute. I hope it is not too bad, but I suspect it can be quite a quick one.
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:15 pm

The woman=the Queen of England, Elizabeth II?
Dollars=US currency? The Queen=UK currency?
Tje man who speaks=the agent?
Does the vagrant know what the vagrant has to do?
The two men=the agent and the vagrant?
The two men=H/A/M?
Are the men guilty of the charges? Is the woman H/A? Is the woman hurt? Dead? A criminal?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:20 pm

GalFisk wrote:The woman=the Queen of England, Elizabeth II? NO
Dollars=US currency? YES The Queen=UK currency? YES
Tje man who speaks=the agent? NO
Does the vagrant know what the vagrant has to do? YES
The two men=the agent and the vagrant? NO
The two men=H/A/M? YES
Are the men guilty of the charges? YES Is the woman H/A? YES Is the woman hurt? NO Dead? NO A criminal? NO
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:29 pm

Is the woman the MI6 operative? Is the vagrant a spy? A cop? Does the vagrant alert the police? Does the woman?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:37 pm

GalFisk wrote:Is the woman the MI6 operative? YES Is the vagrant a spy? NO A cop? NO Does the vagrant alert the police? NO Does the woman? YOPE
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:27 pm

Just to be sure, 'High level (female) MI6 operative' = 'the agent'?
Are there just 3 people involved here - the MI6 operative, the vagrant, and the man?

Does this take place in the UK? Is it relevant which building it is or where it is situated? Can the vagrant hear her speaking on the phone, via a radio, or just speaking as normal? Is the vagrant directly part of whatever is going on, or just someone who happens to overhear? Do we need to find out the identity of the vagrant?

Does the woman alert her handlers, MI6, someone else? Is she worried because of something in particular, or is it just nervousness, or worry in general?

Are they arguing about the currency, dollars vs £'s? Is he buying her off? Blackmailing her? Giving her information? Same Q's for her?

Is the vagrant's life in danger now he's heard the conversation?

The loud dull noise - is it a shot? Someone being bashed? Is everyone still alive when the police make their arrests?

The two men arrested - are either or both of them part of the scenario described?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:32 am

Does the woman inadvertently alert the police? Alert someone else who then alerts the police? Is she police?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:50 am

invisiblemimsy wrote:Just to be sure, 'High level (female) MI6 operative' = 'the agent'?
Are there just 3 people involved here - the MI6 operative, the vagrant, and the man? Mainly yes. There is a fourth, much smaller, participant, though

Does this take place in the UK? Yes, but irrel Is it relevant which building it is or where it is situated? Location irrel. If by "which building" you means if it is a famous or known building, then no, it is just a normal building.
Can the vagrant hear her speaking on the phone, via a radio, or just speaking as normal? Just speaking as normal
Is the vagrant directly part of whatever is going on, or just someone who happens to overhear? The former
Do we need to find out the identity of the vagrant? As stated in previous question, you need to know his part on all of this. But his relevant identity is just "vagrant"

Does the woman alert her handlers, MI6, someone else? Her handlers yes. And that is the fourth, smaller, participant
Is she worried because of something in particular This, or is it just nervousness, or worry in general?

Are they arguing about the currency, dollars vs £'s? Yes
Is he buying her off? No
Blackmailing her? No
Giving her information? No
Same Q's for her? No to all three

Is the vagrant's life in danger now he's heard the conversation? No

The loud dull noise - is it a shot? No
Someone being bashed? No
Is everyone still alive when the police make their arrests? Yes

The two men arrested - are either or both of them part of the scenario described? Both


GalFisk wrote:Does the woman inadvertently alert the police? No
Alert someone else who then alerts the police? Yes
Is she police? No
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 am

The ‘someone else ‘ the woman alerts, is it the vagrant, the man, her handlers? The two men arrested = the vagrant, the man, her handlers? Are drugs, information, or counterfeit money involved?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:37 pm

invisiblemimsy wrote:The ‘someone else ‘ the woman alerts, is it the vagrant, the man, her handlers? The handlers, and they alert the police The two men arrested = the vagrant this, the man and this, her handlers? Are drugs, information, or counterfeit money involved? no to all three
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:34 am

The loud dull noise: something being dropped, hit, opened, shut, falling over?
Information changing hands? Are they speaking in code?
Type or location of the building relevant? ‘Shady’ as in ‘dodgy’ or as in ‘in the shade’?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:34 pm

invisiblemimsy wrote:The loud dull noise: something being dropped, hit, opened, shut THIS, falling over?
Information changing hands? NO Are they speaking in code? NO
Type or location of the building relevant? Relevant type of building, in the sense of what is that you can do in the building ‘Shady’ as in ‘dodgy’ This or as in ‘in the shade’?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:50 pm

Are the vagrant and the man arrested because they have committed a crime? Are about to commit a crime? For their own protection or someone else's? Falsely arrested?

The thing being shut: window, door, briefcase, something else?

Is the building derelict, abandoned, or in full use? Is or was it a business building, a house, flats, a hotel, a brothel, pub/inn, toilet, carpark, something else?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby Earnest » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:21 am

Ok sorry if I'll repeat some questions...

Are the woman and the man in the building where Queen Elizabeth in person was? Did the vagrant want to exploit a favorable situation to gain money? Was him arrested for having been violent to someone? For being suspected of spying someone? Conspiring against the Queen? Against UK? Did the vagrant notice the MI6 agent entering the building? Did the vagrant understand to be in danger?

Was the man being arrested under cover? Was him a politician? Someone the vagrant knew in person? Someone the vagrant knew because he hears hos voice to the radio? Because he saw him passing by through the street many times?

Were the dollars considered a much more valuable currency then pounds? Was "dollar" a word in a certain code? Were they speaking in code?
"This" = the man expected the woman to do something dangerous? Embarassing for her? Risky? Something against the law? Killing someone? Something involving the vagrant?
Noise = someone imprisoned? Someone related to the woman? Did the man conspire against UK? In theory should the woman arrest him? Or was the man working for the Queen as well?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby KingLouie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:17 pm

"Sorry about that" - spoken by the man? To the operative? To the vagrant? Was it an apology for the action that caused the loud noise?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:02 am

invisiblemimsy wrote:Are the vagrant and the man arrested because they have committed a crime? Yes
Are about to commit a crime? They are arrested in the morning for a crime committed in the night the puzzle refers to
For their own protection or someone else's? No
Falsely arrested? No

The thing being shut: window, door, briefcase, something else? Something else. Kind of door

Is the building derelict, abandoned, or in full use? In use
Is or was it a business building A business, for the bit relevant here, a house, flats, a hotel, a brothel, pub/inn, toilet, carpark, something else?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:06 am

Earnest wrote:Ok sorry if I'll repeat some questions...

Are the woman and the man in the building where Queen Elizabeth in person was? FA. As already discovered, the Queen was just a reference to some money
Did the vagrant want to exploit a favorable situation to gain money? Yes Was him arrested for having been violent to someone? Yes For being suspected of spying someone? No Conspiring against the Queen? No Against UK? No Did the vagrant notice the MI6 agent entering the building? Yes Did the vagrant understand to be in danger? Not specially so, no

Was the man being arrested under cover? No Was him a politician? No Someone the vagrant knew in person? Yes... Someone the vagrant knew because he hears hos voice to the radio? ... so no... Because he saw him passing by through the street many times? ...and no

Were the dollars considered a much more valuable currency then pounds? Irrelevant Was "dollar" a word in a certain code? No Were they speaking in code? No
"This" = the man expected the woman to do something dangerous? No Embarassing for her? No Risky? No Something against the law? No Killing someone? No Something involving the vagrant? No
Noise = someone imprisoned? No Someone related to the woman? No Did the man conspire against UK? No In theory should the woman arrest him? Not really part of MI6 scope, this kind of thing. And she is undercover. Or was the man working for the Queen as well? No
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:07 am

KingLouie wrote:"Sorry about that" - spoken by the man? Yes To the operative? Yes but... To the vagrant? ...also yes, indirectly Was it an apology for the action that caused the loud noise? Yes, but not only
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Was it a door to a safe? A box? A trap door?
Is it relevant what kind of business it was? A bank? Something else?
Was the vagrant a real vagrant, or just disguised/dressed as such? Was he trying to extort money, or blackmail someone? Was he threatening violence? Or threatening to expose someone or something? Had he already used violence, a) in this matter or b) against the man or the woman? In the past?
Should we explore the relationship between the vagrant and the man? Between the vagrant and the woman?
Did the vagrant know the woman was undercover?
Was the crime committed by the man, the vagrant or both? Was one of them an accessory to the crime? Was there more than one crime here?
So, type of crime: Murder/manslaughter, espionage, smuggling, rape/other sex crime, GBH, other violence, treason, conspiracy, riot, robbery/burglary, forgery, fraud, kidnap, extortion, trespass, libel/slander, perjury, bigamy... another crime I can't think of?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby KingLouie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:28 am

I like where you're going with this, invisiblemimsy...

Is there a relevant/significant disconnect between who each person really is and who the others THINK they are?

WAG - is the vagrant working with the operative, but has a shady past? Such that when he hears the man's voice, he's realized that his past has caught up with him? Does he realize how dangerous the man is, so much that he's willing to share secrets to get the man caught, knowing that he would incriminate himself in the process? Of course, it might be good to make sure both arrests were legitimate (not staged for appearances as with some undercover operations)... were they?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:21 am

invisiblemimsy wrote:Was it a door to a safe? this A box? A trap door?
Is it relevant what kind of business it was? A bank? Something else? Close to a bank
Was the vagrant a real vagrant, or just disguised/dressed as such? real Was he trying to extort money, or blackmail someone? no Was he threatening violence? yes Or threatening to expose someone or something? no Had he already used violence, a) in this matter yes or b) against the man or the woman no to both? In the past? yes. He had done the same (which involves threatening violence) in the past, but no to the man or woman.
Should we explore the relationship between the vagrant and the man? yes Between the vagrant and the woman? Yes, but there is less relationship between them
Did the vagrant know the woman was undercover? No
Was the crime committed by the man, the vagrant or both? Both. Maybe you could say the main perpetrator is the vagrant and the man is an accomplice, maybe both are. A bit hard to say. Was one of them an accessory to the crime? Was there more than one crime here? No, just one
So, type of crime: Murder/manslaughter, espionage, smuggling, rape/other sex crime, GBH, other violence, treason, conspiracy, riot, robbery/burglary this, forgery, fraud, kidnap, extortion, trespass, libel/slander, perjury, bigamy... another crime I can't think of?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:23 am

KingLouie wrote:I like where you're going with this, invisiblemimsy... Those were certainly very good questions!

Is there a relevant/significant disconnect between who each person really is and who the others THINK they are? Not really, except for the undercover agent. Man and Vagrant certainly don't know she is actually MI6

WAG - is the vagrant working with the operative, but has a shady past? Such that when he hears the man's voice, he's realized that his past has caught up with him? Does he realize how dangerous the man is, so much that he's willing to share secrets to get the man caught, knowing that he would incriminate himself in the process? Of course, it might be good to make sure both arrests were legitimate (not staged for appearances as with some undercover operations)... were they?Good one, maybe better than mine! But no, that's not it
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm

I don't know what you'd call it, but was it one of those businesses where they have a vault for you to lock up your diamonds/antiques/valuable art/guns etc? When you say, 'close to a bank,' do you mean 'nearby' or 'similar to'?

Did the vagrant, in the past, share information? Break the safe or vault open? Incite/encourage someone else to do so? Same Q's for this particular incident. Does the vagrant pocket a key? Or burglary tools like picks or explosives? 'The vagrant knows what he has to do' = kill someone? Run/hide? Use violence? Grass someone up? Is the vagrant an undercover somebody?

Robbery/burglary = steal whatever was in the safe? Relevant what it was?

Relevant how MI6 got involved? Relevant WHY they got involved? Presumably it wasn't just a common-or-garden burglary? Were the owners of the goods important? Government? Secrets?

'Pocketing something' = a gun, key, tape recorder, money?

'Man and Vagrant certainly don't know she is actually MI6' So, who do they think she is then... A punter? A buyer of whatever they're stealing?

Sorry if I'm asking Q's which have already been answered, btw!
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:46 pm

invisiblemimsy wrote:I don't know what you'd call it, but was it one of those businesses where they have a vault for you to lock up your diamonds/antiques/valuable art/guns etc? When you say, 'close to a bank,' do you mean 'nearby' or 'similar to'? No, sorry. Meant "similar" to a bank. Will make it a bit easier: it was a bureau de change / currency exchanger

Did the vagrant, in the past, share information? Break the safe or vault open? Incite/encourage someone else to do so? Same Q's for this particular incident. no to all, both in the past and in this incident
Does the vagrant pocket a key? Or burglary tools like picks or explosives? No to all
'The vagrant knows what he has to do' = kill someone? Run/hide? Use violence? Yes (if needed) Grass someone up? Is the vagrant an undercover somebody? No to the rest

Robbery/burglary = steal whatever was in the safe? No Relevant what it was? Not really. Money

Relevant how MI6 got involved? No / FA Relevant WHY they got involved? No / FA Presumably it wasn't just a common-or-garden burglary? No / FA Were the owners of the goods important? Which goods? Stolen ones? Then No (not specially) Government? I guess in a way they the Vagrant stole from the Government, but not directly Secrets? No

'Pocketing something' = a gun, key, tape recorder, money? Money is right

'Man and Vagrant certainly don't know she is actually MI6' So, who do they think she is then... A punter? A buyer of whatever they're stealing? No to both

Sorry if I'm asking Q's which have already been answered, btw! I think there was no repetition and, in case, that's no problem
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:58 pm

Does the vagrant just happen to be there? Is he trying to extort money or something else? Does he only have to use violence if there is a problem? Is he there to imply violence will be used, to pressurise? Is he basically a 'heavy'?
Was this actually not a burglary, or not a real one?
Was the man the owner or staff of the Bureau de change?
Tax relevant?
So are MI6 not actually involved? Is the Agent acting for herself? Is she controlling the situation? The other actors? Is this on CCTV or video?
Is this in the present day? IRL?
Murder relevant?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:57 pm

invisiblemimsy wrote:Does the vagrant just happen to be there? no Is he trying to extort money or something else? Trying to extort money Does he only have to use violence if there is a problem? Yes Is he there to imply violence will be used, to pressurise? Is he basically a 'heavy'?
Was this actually not a burglary, or not a real one?

To clarify, as I realise now I said this was a robbery/burglary but that implies robbing a place, not a person. The vagrant is a thief that threatens with violence to steal from the people he steals from.

Was the man the owner or staff of the Bureau de change? Yes. Irrelevant if owner or only staff, but makes more sense if owner
Tax relevant? No
So are MI6 not actually involved? The arrest is not part of a MI6 operation, not Is the Agent acting for herself? No. She is in some undercover (and irrelevant) operation/mission Is she controlling the situation? No The other actors? No Is this on CCTV or video? No
Is this in the present day? Yes IRL? Not based on real events, but nothing that could not happen in reality
Murder relevant? No


I think this is almost done now. Just some links to spell out!
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby KingLouie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:41 am

If you say so... I'm still a bit lost...
Was the money that the operative pocketed "marked" or traced?
Were currency exchange rates relevant?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm

KingLouie wrote:If you say so... I'm still a bit lost...
Was the money that the operative pocketed "marked" or traced? No
Were currency exchange rates relevant? No
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby KingLouie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Does the lack of dollars relevantly factor into any story events other than what is explicitly stated?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:43 pm

The agent was taking money out, the owner opened the safe and gave it to her, there was some quibble over the type of currency and/or the amount available. The vagrant intended to rob customer/s as they came out of the bureau de change, using violence if necessary. Perhaps the owner was in cahoots with the vagrant, or perhaps the vagrant was threatening the owner too. The agent arranged for the arrest of both of them later. They were unlucky that she was a MI6 agent instead of just some customer. ?
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 am

KingLouie wrote:Does the lack of dollars relevantly factor into any story events other than what is explicitly stated?No
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window

Postby wwhere » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:27 am

invisiblemimsy wrote:The agent was taking money out, the owner opened the safe and gave it to her, there was some quibble over the type of currency and/or the amount available. The vagrant intended to rob customer/s as they came out of the bureau de change, using violence if necessary. Perhaps the owner was in cahoots with the vagrant, or perhaps the vagrant was threatening the owner too. The agent arranged for the arrest of both of them later. They were unlucky that she was a MI6 agent instead of just some customer. ?

And this is it. Congratulations invisiblemimsy!

****SPOILER****
An undercover MI6 goes to a seedy bureau de change (the kind of place where they don't keep a register of who changes what into what) as part of some undefined (and irrelevant) assignment. There she wanted to get some euros. She shows a 100 pounds note (with the Queen image in it, of course). The man at the exchange offers her 55 euros (a 50 euros note with a bridge and a 5 euros note with a window). She complains, the man tells her he could do better for some dollars instead of pounds, but she has no dollars, so she accepts the exchange. The man goes to his safe and makes sure he closes it with a big noise to alert the vagrant outside: he thinks the lady may have more of those 100 pound notes in her.
When the woman gets out, pocketing the 55 euros, the vagrant tries to steal from her. She can't blow her cover, so gets robbed and immediately contacts her handler so MI6 can contact the police and catch the vagrant, who in turn turns in the man at the exchanger. Both get arrested for robbery.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:21 am

Thanks wwhere! A cunning puzzle and no mistake!
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window [*EXCHANGED*]

Postby peter365 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 am

NIce phrasing of the puzzle statement Wwhere. Good work
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window [*EXCHANGED*]

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Incidentally, did you know that £100 notes haven't been used since the end of WW2? She could have got a better deal from a numismatist :D
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window [*EXCHANGED*]

Postby wwhere » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:17 am

Oops, didn't know that. The fifty quid note was a bit too small for the exchange to seem unfair, and I didn't check if the 100 pound note was still in use. I mean, I live (now) in the UK, and all the time I've been here I haven't seen one, but that proves nothing. All the time I was in Spain I never saw a 500 euros note either :D
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Re: [wwhere] For bridge and window [*EXCHANGED*]

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:36 am

I guess if you'd set this in 1999 (when the Euro came in) then the £50 note would have been worth more in real terms. Not that I'm trying to run your puzzle for you! :D
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