[Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn (KEPT AT A DISTANCE)

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[Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn (KEPT AT A DISTANCE)

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:23 pm

I happened to think of multiple puzzles on the subject of cars and driving, so I decided to present them together as a series. Other than theme, though, the puzzles are unrelated. This is one of four.

Why does a man weld a large pipe wrench onto his truck?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Earnest » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:46 am

Can we assume modern times? No wars?

Relevant where he welded it? I mean in which part of truck? On the inside? Outside? He welded it vertically? Horizontally? In a way such that the width of the truck was enlarged?
Relevant when he welded it? Accidents relevant? Did the truck have relevantly a trailer/tow? Did he travel long distances with the truck? Was it his work? Did he make transportations? Did he work for Amazon? Did he want to prevent crimes (i.e. theft)? Did he want to provide a service? Did he want to relevantly keep a certain distance? To relevantly reach a certain height/weight?

Relevant that he welded it? Could he have just caught it somewhere on the truck?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby GalFisk » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:54 am

Does he do this intentionally? Does he accidentally short out the battery with the wrench, leading it to become welded in place? Is it relevantly visible? Is it a repair? A bodge?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby klondike mary » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:36 am

I assume the wrench is made of metal, since he is able to weld it. But is it an ordinary, normal-size, actual wrench, or is it a representation of a pipe wrench?
Is it related to his job or business? Is it perhaps an advertisement?
Is it practical (can be used)?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:58 am

Earnest

Can we assume modern times? Yes No wars? Not relevantly

Relevant where he welded it? Yes I mean in which part of truck? On the inside? Outside? This He welded it vertically? Horizontally? This In a way such that the width of the truck was enlarged? No
Relevant when he welded it? No Accidents relevant? Only in a vaguely indirect way Did the truck have relevantly a trailer/tow? No Did he travel long distances with the truck? Irrel Was it his work? Irrel Did he make transportations? No Did he work for Amazon? No Did he want to prevent crimes (i.e. theft)? No...small ish Did he want to provide a service? No Did he want to relevantly keep a certain distance? In a sense, yes To relevantly reach a certain height/weight? No

Relevant that he welded it? Could he have just caught it somewhere on the truck? He could have perhaps attached it using a different method

Galfisk

Does he do this intentionally? Yes Does he accidentally short out the battery with the wrench, leading it to become welded in place? No Is it relevantly visible? Yes Is it a repair? No A bodge? No (had to look that up)

klondike mary

I assume the wrench is made of metal, since he is able to weld it. But is it an ordinary, normal-size, actual wrench, or is it a representation of a pipe wrench? Ordinary wrench
Is it related to his job or business? No Is it perhaps an advertisement? No
Is it practical (can be used)? It serves a purpose, but not in the usual way a tool does
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Earnest » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:27 am

Did it measure something? The lenght of something? Relevant that it is welded? Does it need not to move? Relevant where he travels with the truck? Did he transport someone else relevantly?

Outside of the truck: near a wheel? On the behing? Near the plate? Above the plate? On the hood?

Did he relevantly have paintings on the truck? Did he exploit the welded tool when the truck is in movement? When he stopps it? When the car is parked but he is not above it? When the truck is parked and he is above it? To signal something (e.g. to other truck drivers?)? To show something? Do people relevantly understand that it is welded? What is its purpose? Why it is welded? Does it prevent something to "enter" the truck? Does it lock the truck? Does the wrench move (e.g. up and down?)? Like an handle? Right to left? Left to right? Like a bolt? Did the truck have relevantly missing pieces? Relevantly broken pieces? Missing parts?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby trebor » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:20 am

Is it relevant that it’s a wrench? Could a hammer, screwdriver, level, buzz saw (ha ha) have worked as well?

Does this have anything to do with insects? Birds? Other wildlife? Does the wrench relevantly cover anything? Is it on the front of the truck? Driver side? Passenger side? Roof? Is it visible to: other humans? Animals? If humans, directly visible? (As opposed to, like, looking at a speed camera picture of the truck?)

WAG: Does he attach it to a window so birds will see the window when the truck is parked?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Balin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:23 pm

Does the truck have a relevant defect?
Does the wrench serve to bridge a gap of some kind? As a spacer?
Is the wrench welded flat onto the truck? On its? Only one end? Both ends?
Are the truck's mirrors somehow relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 am

Earnest

Did it measure something? No The lenght of something? Relevant that it is welded? Attached, mainly Does it need not to move? Yes Relevant where he travels with the truck? No-ish Did he transport someone else relevantly? No

Outside of the truck: near a wheel? On the behing? Yes Near the plate? Above the plate? It would be above the plate, but the plate itself not relevant On the hood?

Did he relevantly have paintings on the truck? No Did he exploit the welded tool when the truck is in movement? Yes When he stopps it? No When the car is parked but he is not above it? No When the truck is parked and he is above it? No To signal something (e.g. to other truck drivers?)? In a sense, yes To show something? Same Do people relevantly understand that it is welded? No What is its purpose? No Why it is welded? No Does it prevent something to "enter" the truck? No Does it lock the truck? No Does the wrench move (e.g. up and down?)? No Like an handle? Right to left? Left to right? Like a bolt? Did the truck have relevantly missing pieces? Relevantly broken pieces? Missing parts? No to rest

trebor

Is it relevant that it’s a wrench? Not especially Could a hammer, screwdriver, level, buzz saw (ha ha) have worked as well? Maybe not level, but yes, possibly any of the others

Does this have anything to do with insects? Birds? Other wildlife? No Does the wrench relevantly cover anything? No Is it on the front of the truck? Driver side? Passenger side? Roof? None, it's on the back, as Earnest discovered Is it visible to: other humans? Yes Animals? Not relevantly If humans, directly visible? Yes (As opposed to, like, looking at a speed camera picture of the truck?)

WAG: Does he attach it to a window so birds will see the window when the truck is parked? No

Balin

Does the truck have a relevant defect? No
Does the wrench serve to bridge a gap of some kind? As a spacer? No to these
Is the wrench welded flat onto the truck? Yes On its? Yes, on its... Only one end? Both ends? Not standing out straight, no
Are the truck's mirrors somehow relevant? No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Earnest » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:08 pm

Can we assume Europe or States? Or is he a truck driver in a specific relevant place?

Does he need to climb on the truck relevantly? Does he relevantly drive the truck with someone else on it? Does he drive it in highways mainly and relevantly? Is the pipe wrench on a pipe? Maybe it seems that he forgot it there? That he wrenched a pipe?

little WAGs: reversing camera relevant? reverse gear relevant? sensors? Google maps cars? Trucks used in movies?

To signal something (e.g. to other truck drivers?)? In a sense, yes --> does he signal the presence of something on the truck? a distance? a measure? a word? the absence of something? does the pipe wrench have something on it? lights? Driving during night relevant?

Is it visible to car drivers? If so relevantly "above their heads" (with respect to truck drivers who instead have the pipe in front of them directly being the truck higher than the cars)? Is it relevantly noticed by humans: at a stoop? While driving? at a traffic light?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Balin » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:25 pm

...sorry...
Is the wrench welded on the side of the truck?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:10 am

Earnest

Can we assume Europe or States? Either should work Or is he a truck driver in a specific relevant place? No

Does he need to climb on the truck relevantly? No Does he relevantly drive the truck with someone else on it? No Does he drive it in highways mainly and relevantly? Highways are likely the most relevant place, yes Is the pipe wrench on a pipe? No Maybe it seems that he forgot it there? Yes That he wrenched a pipe? No

little WAGs: reversing camera relevant? reverse gear relevant? sensors? Google maps cars? Trucks used in movies? None of these

To signal something (e.g. to other truck drivers?)? In a sense, yes --> does he signal the presence of something on the truck? Only the wrench a distance? a measure? a word? the absence of something? does the pipe wrench have something on it? lights? Driving during night relevant? No to rest

Is it visible to car drivers? Yes If so relevantly "above their heads" (with respect to truck drivers who instead have the pipe in front of them directly being the truck higher than the cars)? Not necessarily Is it relevantly noticed by humans: at a stoop? While driving? This at a traffic light?

Balin

Is the wrench welded on the side of the truck? On the back of the truck, but not on a vertical part
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Balin » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Is it welded to the bumper?
Is it intended to keep following drivers at a distance?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Driver: Tight Right Turn

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:16 am

Balin

Is it welded to the bumper?
Is it intended to keep following drivers at a distance? You got it.

***************SPOILER*****************

The man is tired of people tailgating him on the highway, so he welds a pipe wrench to the top of his rear bumper, in such a way to make it look like he left it there on accident. The drivers, worried of the damage that would be caused from it sliding off and bouncing into their vehicle, keep their distance.


Somebody did this, says the internet. Good solve, Balin, and thanks for playing!
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