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[WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby WiZ » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:56 pm

A woman is getting married. One of her friends, an avid equestrienne, manages to save her a lot of money. No horses are involved in the wedding, and no part of the wedding is to be held at a racecourse. How did she save her money?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:28 am

Does ‘save’ = ‘reduce the costs’, or ‘save up or raise money to give to her’’?
Does the friend involve others in the saving?
Are family relations of bride, groom or friend relevant?
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Postby Earnest » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:04 am

Did she save her money through horses? Is rhe fact that she is equestrienne relevant? Little statues involved? Did she save money by selling something? By alloeing the friend to do somwthing? Save money in the everyday life? For the weddings?Was her friend an equiestrienne too?

Save money of the oil allowing her to go with horses through the street? Did the horses carried something? Are living horses involved in the wedding? A stable? Hay?
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Postby Balin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:04 am

Is the bride marrying a man? A woman?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:32 pm

InvisibleMimsy

Does ‘save’ = ‘reduce the costs’ yes , or ‘save up or raise money to give to her’’? no
Does the friend involve others in the saving? yes
Are family relations of bride, groom or friend relevant? no

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Did she save her money through horses? no Is rhe fact that she is equestrienne relevant? yes Little statues involved? no (curious!) Did she save money by selling something? no By alloeing the friend to do somwthing? yesish Save money in the everyday life? no For the weddings? yes Was her friend an equiestrienne too? no

Save money of the oil allowing her to go with horses through the street? no Did the horses carried something? no Are living horses involved in the wedding? not relevantly A stable? Hay? no to both

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Is the bride marrying a man? A woman? Irrelevant in this case
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:05 am

By ‘friend involve others in the saving’, did she get the others to help her reduce the costs, or did they receive/ get the benefit of part of the costs saved? Was it to do with people, businesses or services she had contact with? Competitions, betting, races or horse shows relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:27 am

By ‘friend involve others in the saving’, did she get the others to help her reduce the costs yes, or did they receive/ get the benefit of part of the costs saved? no Was it to do with people yes, businesses yesish or services yes she had contact with? yesish - DOYD of 'had contact with' Competitions, betting, races or horse shows relevant? no
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Postby Balin » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:21 am

Was the cost saved in regards to the ceremony itself? The reception?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:22 am

Was a book or pamphlet produced? Advertisements relevant? Product placement? Good will?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:51 pm

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Was the cost saved in regards to the ceremony itself? The reception? both, potentially - more likely the former

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Was a book or pamphlet produced? no Advertisements relevant? Yesish - although perhaps not in the way you're thinking based on your following questions Product placement? no Good will? no
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Postby Balin » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Are invitations involved? Seating? Hiring someone?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Are invitations involved? Seating? Hiring someone? none of these are particularly relevant
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Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:34 pm

Does a relevant business provide a relevant discount? Location of the wedding relevant? Country? Century?

Is this a royal wedding at which a parade is held?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:39 pm

Does a relevant business provide a relevant discount? Location of the wedding relevant? no Country? no Century? yes (although perhaps more 'era' than 'century')

Is this a royal wedding at which a parade is held? no
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Is this relevantly in a particular country? The era/century: Medieval? Renaissance? Industrial revolution? Modern day? The future? Is this in the real world? Fictional? Sci-fi?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:18 pm

Is this relevantly in a particular country? no (although it could not happen in all of them) The era/century: Medieval? Renaissance? Industrial revolution? Modern day? this; no to rest The future? Is this in the real world? yes Fictional? Sci-fi? no to these
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:59 am

Would she save money on the dress? rings? Food? Drinks? Decoration? Music? Honeymoon?
Would there be fewer guests through her friend's actions?

Is any riding equipment relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:49 am

Would she save money on the dress? potentially rings? less likely Food? Drinks? even less likely Decoration? possibly Music? probably not Honeymoon? somewhere in likelihood between 'decoration' and 'food'
Would there be fewer guests through her friend's actions? no

Is any riding equipment relevant? yesish, explore
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:41 am

Is she going to wear riding gear and have horses as bridesmaids?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:02 am

Is she going to wear riding gear and have horses as bridesmaids? No; remember that horses play no part in the wedding, as per the puzzle question.
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:06 am

Is this going to be a themed wedding? Has she to follow a particular wedding theme due to family tradition/ a vow/ whatever? And her friend suggests to interpret the theme in an unusual and cheaper way?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:35 am

Supply riding equipment to the venue, or other involved supplier, in exchange for savings on the bill? Ditto any other component?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:19 pm

LemonCurry

Is this going to be a themed wedding? no Has she to follow a particular wedding theme due to family tradition/ a vow/ whatever? no/irrel And her friend suggests to interpret the theme in an unusual and cheaper way? no

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Supply riding equipment to the venue, or other involved supplier, in exchange for savings on the bill? no Ditto any other component? no
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Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:28 pm

***** HINT/RECAP *****

This puzzle is set in our current time period. She is most likely to save money (by reducing the costs) on the dress, but quite possibly also rings and decoration. Riding equipment, advertising, and businesses/services are relevant, but beware of assuming as to how. The wedding is not themed, and horses are not involved in the wedding.

Clue: Think of the channels the bride would use in finding/purchasing her dress and accoutrements.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:14 pm

Could she have the horses, riders, vehicles etc carry/wear adverts for the makers/sellers/providers of dress/rings/decoration?

Could she have the providers bid in an auction for riding stuff, in terms of how much money off they will give her?

Could she make a huge song and dance over getting the things she needs, by travelling to the shops on horseback with an entourage and trying dresses on etc, so the shops get publicity?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Could she have the horses, riders, vehicles etc carry/wear adverts for the makers/sellers/providers of dress/rings/decoration? no

Could she have the providers bid in an auction for riding stuff, in terms of how much money off they will give her? no, although we're somewhat on the right track with this one

Could she make a huge song and dance over getting the things she needs, by travelling to the shops on horseback with an entourage and trying dresses on etc, so the shops get publicity? no - for the purposes of the puzzle, assume that horses have no part to play at any point.
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:06 am

Could the friend help because of: a skill she had? People she knew? Where she lived? Knowledge she had? A favor she was owed? Shopping in connection with horses relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:44 pm

Could the friend help because of: a skill she had? People she knew? Where she lived? Knowledge she had? A favor she was owed? no to these Shopping in connection with horses relevant? big yes
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Offer them free trader stalls at the next horse show?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Offer them free trader stalls at the next horse show? no
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm

is it relevant that "nagging is viewed to be more of a feminine form of interpersonal communication than masculine"? Is it relevant that a nag also refers to an old broken-down horse? or horses in general, but it's usually seen as a negative descriptor of both people (usually women) and horses?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:17 pm

is it relevant that "nagging is viewed to be more of a feminine form of interpersonal communication than masculine"? Is it relevant that a nag also refers to an old broken-down horse? or horses in general, but it's usually seen as a negative descriptor of both people (usually women) and horses?

This is the basis of the pun in the title, yes. This specific double meaning isn't germane to the solution; however, the fact that certain words could be used in the context of both married women and horses is very relevant...
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby Enjay » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 pm

Is a pun on bridle/bridal relevant?

Is the fact that wedding things tend to be more expensive just because they are for a wedding relevant? Was the bride able to get things cheaper by buying non-wedding-specific versions of things?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:48 pm

Is a pun on bridle/bridal relevant? Not as a pun, but this homophone is key to the solution. I draw your attention again to the channels she may go through in order to make purchases.

Is the fact that wedding things tend to be more expensive just because they are for a wedding relevant? no Was the bride able to get things cheaper by buying non-wedding-specific versions of things? no
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby Enjay » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:55 pm

Channels - buying online? In a shop? At a bridal fair/exhibition? Buying second-hand? Buying from a friend?
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:00 pm

Channels - buying online? Yes In a shop? At a bridal fair/exhibition? no to these Buying second-hand? Quite likely Buying from a friend? no
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby Enjay » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Buying on Ebay? Amazon? The website of a particular shop?

Is the process of searching for things online relevant? Did the bride type bridle instead of bridal or vice versa?
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Buying on Ebay? Amazon? Either of these would work; more likely EBayThe website of a particular shop? no

Is the process of searching for things online relevant? yes Did the bride type bridle instead of bridal or vice versa? The bride didn't, but we are very close to the solution here.
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby Enjay » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 pm

Did the equestrian friend make the typo and search for bridal when she meant to buy bridles?
Did the seller/website make the typo? Was the equestrian friend searching for bridles and found a cheap "bridle dress" for sale which she alerted the bride to?
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Did the equestrian friend make the typo and search for bridal when she meant to buy bridles? no
Did the seller/website make the typo? yes Was the equestrian friend searching for bridles and found a cheap "bridle dress" for sale which she alerted the bride to? yes

***** SPOILER *****

On online auction websites, bridal garments and accessories are a popular category. Due to the widespread interest and the willingness of buyers to pay dearly for a desired item, bidding wars can be large-scale and prices can skyrocket.

People who put items up for auction cannot necessarily spell, however, and bridal gear often finds itself on the site as 'bridle' gear.

As these misspelled items will not come up in searches for 'bridal', they get less attention, and prices will be cheaper. Her equestrienne friend, interested in actual bridles and similar, was able to direct the bride-to-be to several items with far less competitive bidding, thus saving her money.


Congratulations, Enjay, on the solution, and thanks to Kaylee, Mimsy, LemonCurry, and others for their tenacity!
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag [BRIDLED]

Postby JenBurdoo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 am

Wonderful puzzle, and very lateral!
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag [BRIDLED]

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:03 am

Of course! Makes perfect sense... once you know the answer. Great puzzle, Wiz
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Re: [WiZ] To marry a nag [BRIDLED]

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 am

thanks WiZ! ^_^ this was an awesome solution! glad I could help find it, and yay for Enjay coming to the solution!
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