[invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

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[invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:13 pm

A man decides to walk 1000 miles to see his girlfriend.
Where does she live, and what is his name?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby Balin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Does the man immediately take a tumble when he gets there?

I may have half of it - check PMs
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 pm

Is this man in a song? A work of fiction? Does he do this once? Does he need to go this distance in order to see her?
Silly WAG: is his phone (or other comm device) charged using a treadmill, and he often walks on it in order to power the device and have video calls with her?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 pm

Balin wrote:Does the man immediately take a tumble when he gets there? Yes!

I may have half of it - check PMs Yes, you're right about that bit. Post it if you like.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:36 pm

GalFisk wrote:Is this man in a song? YesA work of fiction? Yes Does he do this once? Irrel Does he need to go this distance in order to see her? Assume yes.
Silly WAG: is his phone (or other comm device) charged using a treadmill, and he often walks on it in order to power the device and have video calls with her? Lol, no.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby KingLouie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:14 am

Thousand miles split into two equal legs perhaps?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am

Is this lyric relevant?
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

"Living next door to Alice" relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:07 pm

KingLouie wrote:Thousand miles split into two equal legs perhaps? No, for the purpose of this puzzle, assume 1000 miles in one direction.

Good question
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 pm

GalFisk wrote:Is this lyric relevant?
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

YES, and see above answer to KingLouie

"Living next door to Alice" relevant? No, nothing in the title is relevant. Being fanciful, I just decided to give the girlfriend the name 'Alice'.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby Balin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 pm

Is her name a lyric in the song?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 pm

Balin wrote:Is her name a lyric in the song? No, her name is irrel
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby Balin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:11 pm

Right, for some reason I thought the question was asking for her name and not his... whoops.

Is the musical/film "Sunshine on Leith" relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Balin wrote:Right, for some reason I thought the question was asking for her name and not his... whoops.

Is the musical/film "Sunshine on Leith" relevant? No
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Does she live in Europe? Asia? Oceania? Australia? North America? South? Africa? Antarctica? A boat? Space? An imaginary place? Does he fall down from exhaustion? From being in orbital freefall?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:31 am

GalFisk wrote:Does she live in Europe? This Asia? Oceania? Australia? North America? South? Africa? Antarctica? A boat? This is possible,
and there is another answer to this question which is possible too
Space? An imaginary place? Does he fall down from exhaustion? Irrel... and for the purpose of the puzzle, we can assume it's not a word for word interpretation of the song. From being in orbital freefall? No
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 am

Does she live in a city? Countryside? Forest? On a hill? Mountain? On ice? Snow? An island? A remote place? A place difficult to reach? A place 1000 miles from the nearest other inhabitated place?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:34 am

GalFisk wrote:Does she live in a city? Countryside? Forest? On a hill? Mountain? On ice? Snow? An island? Could in theory be this but not necessarily A remote place? could in theory be this but not necessarily A place difficult to reach? For SVV of 'difficult,' yes. A place 1000 miles from the nearest other inhabitated place? no
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby irishelk » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:43 am

Is his name Charlie? Craig?

Are we deducing where she lives based on the fact that he has to walk 1000 miles to get there? Does he relevantly pause for some reason after the first 500? Does he take a boat?

Does he end up 1000 miles from where he started? Does he circumnavigate the globe?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:56 am

irishelk wrote:Is his name Charlie? Craig? No, and for the purpose of the puzzle, we can assume it's not a word for word interpretation of the song.

Are we deducing where she lives based on the fact that he has to walk 1000 miles to get there? Yes Does he relevantly pause for some reason after the first 500? No Does he take a boat? No, but...

Does he end up 1000 miles from where he started? Yes Does he circumnavigate the globe? No
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:46 pm

Relevant where he lives? Relevant why he walks that whole way? Could he have used another mode of transportation to et there with less effort?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:52 pm

GalFisk wrote:Relevant where he lives?Yes! Relevant why he walks that whole way? Yesish, in that the puzzle is based loosely on the song Could he have used another mode of transportation to et there with less effort?In theory but irrel
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:55 pm

Does he live in a remote place? On an island? Relevant how they met? How they got to be so far apart? Is his age relevant? Hers? His profession? Hers?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:03 pm

GalFisk wrote:Does he live in a remote place? No On an island? yes Relevant how they met? no How they got to be so far apart? no Is his age relevant? yesish Hers? no His profession? yesish Hers? no
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby Balin » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm

Does she live on an island? On the same island? On the mainland?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:13 pm

Balin wrote:Does she live on an island? No On the same island? No On the mainland? DOYD of ‘mainland’, also there is another place too
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby GalFisk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:10 am

Does she stay in one place? Does he know the walk will be 1000 miles when he sets out? Does he walk on land the whole time? Does he walk on ice? Bridges?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] For the love of Alice

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:22 am

GalFisk wrote:Does she stay in one place? yes Does he know the walk will be 1000 miles when he sets out? yes Does he walk on land the whole time? No Does he walk on ice? no Bridges? no


Great questions
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