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[invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:52 pm

Another code puzzle.

THERE ERE THREE.
ONE ON.
TO’S AS THE ONLY ONE, BUT THEY ANTED TO TAKE IT AAY FROM HIM.
THREE AS THE THEFT OF ALL THE S.

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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Westing1992 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:47 pm

So...
There were three.
One won.
Two's was the only one, but the wanted to take it away from him.
Three was the theft of all the Ws.

Is it relevant that it's in ALL CAPS?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:06 am

Westing1992 wrote:So...
There were three.
One won.
Two's was the only one, but the wanted to take it away from him.
Three was the theft of all the Ws.
Yes. (Although THEY wanted...)

Is it relevant that it's in ALL CAPS? Noish
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Balin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:06 pm

Are One, Two, and Three individuals? H/A/M?
The stolen W's: the letter W? Or is the W short for something? Perhaps "win"? Any "big W's" relevant?

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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:23 pm

Is it a riddle? Keyboards relevant? Qwerty?Relevabt what One won? A competition? Could two or three have been the winner?

To recap: there were three --> there were 3 entities? 1, 2 and 3?
One won. --> was 1 the winner among 1 2 and 3?
Two's was the only one, but they wanted to take it away from him. -->2 was the only one means that 2 was the only one having something that someone wanted to take away? The w? (Two is the only one having a w in inside...) Or 2 was the only 1?
Three was the theft of all the Ws.

Could the puzzle work with a sign? With a billboard? With the sentences I am doing? Is it sufficient to throw away the ws? Are anagrams relevant? Three as "there"; one as Neo...? Criterion to win: be the shortest in letters? Being the smallest in value? Having specific letters? Alphabetic order relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:42 pm

Balin wrote:Are One, Two, and Three individuals? One is an individual, Two involves an individual, Three involves an unspecified number of individuals. Explore. H/A/M? One =HAM. Two involves HAM. Three involves HAMs and HAFs.
The stolen W's: the letter W? Yes Or is the W short for something? Yes Perhaps "win"? Not this Any "big W's" relevant? Not sure what you mean?

Don't suppose there are any father stabbers around? Sadly not. They were all down the city dump picking up the garbage.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:19 pm

Earnest wrote:Is it a riddle? Not sure what you mean by this. Keyboards relevant? YES Qwerty?Relevabt In the sense that keyboards were involved, yes what One won? A competition? Yes, you could call it that Could two or three have been the winner? no

To recap: there were three --> there were 3 entities? 1, 2 and 3? Only 1 was a person/entity. 2 and 3 were not entities, although people were involved.
One won. --> was 1 the winner among 1 2 and 3? No, OTWT.
Two's was the only one, but they wanted to take it away from him. -->2 was the only one means that 2 was the only one having something that someone wanted to take away? You could put it that way but it's more the other way around: Two had something unique. They wanted it. The w? Yes (Two is the only one having a w in inside...) No/irrel Or 2 was the only 1? Two had the only W.
Three was the theft of all the Ws. Indeed.

Could the puzzle work with a sign? A sign was involved, for SVV of 'sign'. With a billboard? No With the sentences I am doing? No Is it sufficient to throw away the ws? No Are anagrams relevant? no Three as "there"; one as Neo...? so no Criterion to win: be the shortest in letters? Being the smallest in value? Having specific letters? Alphabetic order relevant? none of these, but the type/criterion of win is fundamental.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:37 am

Winner = is the amount of W relevant to win? Was 1 part of a competition? If so, were also the individuals involved in 3? And the individual involved in 2? Relevant the names of the individuals? Keyboard relevant --> is also a display involved? Like in a PC? In a phone?

criterion of win = stealing the higher number of Ws? If so, way of stealing the Ws relevant? Is the keyboard on a touch screen? Or is it a "tangible" keyboard with keys and so on? Is the W a key? Relevant that W is M reversed?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 pm

Earnest wrote:Winner = is the amount of W relevant to win? no Was 1 part of a competition? Yes, you could call it a competition If so, were also the individuals involved in 3? no And the individual involved in 2? no Relevant the names of the individuals? Very much so, in the case of 1 and 2. Names of 3 NR. Keyboard relevant --> is also a display involved? Like in a PC? In a phone? NR

criterion of win = stealing the higher number of Ws? no, BUWT If so, way of stealing the Ws relevant? yope Is the keyboard on a touch screen? Or is it a "tangible" keyboard with keys and so on? yes Is the W a key? YES Relevant that W is M reversed? no
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Names of 1 and 2 both contain Ws? One W? More than two Ws? Possible names for 1 and 2: William? Stewie? Edward? Wilma? Wally? Stewart? Others? Are names fictional? Are blog bames? Surnames? Nicknames? First names? W is a key...were there more than one keyboard? One for each competitor? Is typing on the keyboard per se relevant? Is the competition based on speed?

WAG --> is finding a nickname/username on a blog relevant? Something like there was one more name available with the W and the first one typing its name with W would have not allowed the others to use the same name with the W?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:40 pm

Earnest wrote:Names of 1 and 2 both contain Ws? One W? Name 1 and name 2 each have one W More than two Ws? Possible names for 1 and 2: William? Stewie? Edward? Wilma? Wally? Name 2 is Warren Stewart? Others? Name 1 is nothing like any of these Are names fictional? No Are blog bames? Surnames? Nicknames? Name 1 is a nickname First names? Name 2 is a first name W is a key...Yes were there more than one keyboard? yes One for each competitor? No Is typing on the keyboard per se relevant? no Is the competition based on speed? no

WAG --> is finding a nickname/username on a blog relevant? no Something like there was one more name available with the W and the first one typing its name with W would have not allowed the others to use the same name with the W? No, but it was a vaguely similar kind of thing
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:27 pm

Does Name 1 start with a W? End with a W?

"big W" was a reference to "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:36 pm

Balin wrote:Does Name 1 start with a W? End with a W? Neither

"big W" was a reference to "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Aha! :D
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:42 am

Is the group of people in three needing Ws?
Are people in two and three judges? Public? Passers? General people? Are keys used as an object per se? Like they were glued somewhere else? They were used to form words? Ws were used in combination with other letters? Are names of associations relevant? Like WWF? Or web domain WWW?

Is one involved in a spelling competition? Is pronuntiation relevant? Like some sort of silent letter?
Does the competition involve: choosing a nickname? An original one? Using Ws? Is the aim of the competition to: form words? Use letters?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:11 am

Earnest wrote:Is the group of people in three needing Ws? No
Are people in two and three judges? no Public? Person 2 is a member of the public Passers? General people? People 3 are general people, with one distinction Are keys used as an object per se? no Like they were glued somewhere else? They were used to form words? Ws were used in combination with other letters? so no to all Are names of associations relevant? Like WWF? Or web domain WWW? no to these

Is one involved in a spelling competition? no Is pronuntiation relevant? it'll probably help you identify person 1 Like some sort of silent letter? no
Does the competition involve: choosing a nickname? An original one? Using Ws? Is the aim of the competition to: form words? Use letters? no and BUWT
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:14 pm

are key other than "W" pressed? Used to type on a keyboard? Was there a display? If so was the public able to see it? Can we assume "three was the theft of all the Ws" as "three has stolen all the W keys from the keyboards"? Or "three does not allow one and two to use Ws"? "three does not allow one to use Ws"? "three does not allow anyone to use Ws"? Are keys giant keys on the street? (e.g. you know those big pianos put on the ground and played by jumping on them?) Something similar? Is dancing involved? Movements? Guitar hero? Wii? A game?

If the latter are "yes" or "explore", do general people (three) place themselves onto a key physically not allowing competitors to jump on it/press it?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:19 pm

Earnest wrote:are key other than "W" pressed? Pressing keys is irrel, just the removal of the keys. Used to type on a keyboard? They were, prior to being removed, but irrel. Was there a display? normal computer screen but irrel If so was the public able to see it? so no Can we assume "three was the theft of all the Ws" as "three has stolen all the W keys from the keyboards"? Yes, exactly (remember 3 is a group of people). Or "three does not allow one and two to use Ws"? "three does not allow one to use Ws"? "three does not allow anyone to use Ws"? Are keys giant keys on the street? (e.g. you know those big pianos put on the ground and played by jumping on them?) Something similar? Is dancing involved? Movements? Guitar hero? Wii? A game?

If the latter are "yes" or "explore", do general people (three) place themselves onto a key physically not allowing competitors to jump on it/press it? No to all the rest, and completely BUWT. The keys are simply W keys on computer keyboards. There is nothing unusual about the keyboards, except they are missing their W's, due to removal by group 1.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm

Is the keyboard layout relevant? (QWERTY, AZERTY, Dvorak, etc.)
Are usernames and/or passwords relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:48 pm

Oh well so may I ask a recap please?
1 removed the W keys from the keyboard
1 won a competition in which neither members of 2 or 3 participate
3 stole the W keys
Is this the order? Is the removal of the W keys relevant because in that way they cannot be typed? Or for other reasons to be discovered?

And is something like setting a username? Is wi-fi relevant?
Has the keys been removed for security reasons? To avoid something to happen? For the competition?
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Postby Balin » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Is using WASD to move around relevant?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:35 pm

Balin wrote:Is the keyboard layout relevant? (QWERTY, AZERTY, Dvorak, etc.)
Are usernames and/or passwords relevant? No to both.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Earnest wrote:Oh well so may I ask a recap please?
1 removed the W keys from the keyboard No, 1 had nothing to do with the keys.
1 won a competition in which neither members of 2 or 3 participate Yes
3 stole the W keys Yes, 3 both removed the keys and stole them.
Is this the order? The order is either 1,2,3 or 1,3,2 but it doesn't matter which. Is the removal of the W keys relevant because in that way they cannot be typed? It's true they can't be typed, and that is a nuisance, but it's not the reason Or for other reasons to be discovered? yes, one reason.

And is something like setting a username? Is wi-fi relevant?
Has the keys been removed for security reasons? To avoid something to happen? none of these For the competition? Not FOR the competition; more as a result of the competition.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:47 pm

Balin wrote:Is using WASD to move around relevant? No, BUWT
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby Earnest » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:21 pm

Are just the W keys removed? Are they stolen and then reused as keys by 3? Have the W keys some sort of value? Monetary value? Is gaming relevant?
Does the competition involve letters? Numbers? Combination of both? Random extractions? Games? Strategic games?
Have the W keys been pressed by competitors? Do W keys indicate something in the competition? A location? A special command? Others? Can we asssume that the W keys were identical to all the other keys apart from the letter printed?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Group W Bench

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 pm

Earnest wrote:Are just the W keys removed? yes Are they stolen yes and then reused as keys by 3? no Have the W keys some sort of value? Monetary value? Is gaming relevant? no to all.
Does the competition involve letters? Numbers? Combination of both? Random extractions? Games? none of these Strategic games? not games, but strategy is involved
Have the W keys been pressed by competitors? Do W keys indicate something in the competition? A location? A special command? Others? the W keys are not directly to do with any aspect of the competition. The keys are connected to the result though Can we asssume that the W keys were identical to all the other keys apart from the letter printed? yes
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