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[Balin] Er...

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:35 am
by Balin
Inez and Terry walk into a public building and sit down. They do not speak for 20 minutes, after which Terry approaches a stranger. The stranger soon gets up and leaves the building. Why?

OOATP rules apply. Invoking Quickie Paradox.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:57 pm
by GalFisk
Are they friends? Coworkers? Strangers to one another?

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm
by Earnest
Were Inez, Terry and the stranger: in a row? waiting for something? sit? taking a coffee? looking a time table? waiting for their name to be called? waiting a train/airplane/other mean of transport?

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:59 pm
by Balin
Are they friends? Coworkers? Strangers to one another? No to these

Were Inez, Terry and the stranger: in a row? waiting for something? sit? They were sitting down, Yes taking a coffee? OTRT looking a time table? waiting for their name to be called? waiting a train/airplane/other mean of transport? No to rest

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:57 pm
by hominid
Did Terry say anything to the stranger?

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:49 pm
by Balin
Did Terry say anything to the stranger? No

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:51 am
by hominid
Was the stranger trying to avoid Terry? Avoid Inez? Avoid the building?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:56 am
by WiZ
Does this happen due to any rules or workarounds in play due to COVID-19?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:06 am
by Balin
Was the stranger trying to avoid Terry? No Avoid Inez? No Avoid the building? No

Does this happen due to any rules or workarounds in play due to COVID-19? No

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:00 am
by Earnest
The stranger soon gets up and leaves the building. --> did he leave the building: permanently? temporarily? alone? afraid? with Terry? with Inez? With someone else? without paying?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:42 am
by GalFisk
Are Terry and Inez: family? Companions? Lovers? Enemies? Competitors? Rivals?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:22 pm
by Balin
The stranger soon gets up and leaves the building. --> did he leave the building: permanently? temporarily? Yes alone? and Yes afraid? and Yes, somewhat with Terry? with Inez? With someone else? without paying?

Are Terry and Inez: family? Companions? This, I'd say Lovers? Enemies? Competitors? Rivals?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:32 pm
by hominid
Is the stranger somewhat afraid of: Terry? Inez? someone else? the building? an inanimate object? an animal? a disease? a potential event?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:48 pm
by Balin
Is the stranger somewhat afraid of: Terry? Inez? someone else? the building? an inanimate object? an animal? a disease? This a potential event?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:51 pm
by hominid
Did Terry have the disease? Did Inez? Did the stranger (at any point in the puzzle)? Did anyone else?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:07 pm
by Balin
Did Terry have the disease? No Did Inez? Yes Did the stranger (at any point in the puzzle)? Yes Did anyone else? Not relevantly

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:34 pm
by hominid
Did the stranger see Inez and Terry sitting together?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:23 pm
by Balin
Did the stranger see Inez and Terry sitting together? Irrel

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:15 pm
by hominid
When Terry approached the stranger, did Terry do something that allowed the stranger to figure out that Inez had the disease?

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:05 am
by Balin
When Terry approached the stranger, did Terry do something that allowed the stranger to figure out that Inez had the disease? No

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:21 am
by GalFisk
Does the disease affect: vision? Hearing? Balance? Speech? Cognition? Smell? Taste?

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:30 pm
by hominid
Did the stranger catch the disease from Inez?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:47 pm
by Earnest
They did not speak for 20 min = means that they did not communicate in any way for 20 min? (E.g. phone communication, gestures, writing, other forms of communications?)

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:09 pm
by Balin
Does the disease affect: vision? Hearing? Balance? Speech? Cognition? Smell? Taste? I don't think it affects any of these

Did the stranger catch the disease from Inez? No

They did not speak for 20 min = means that they did not communicate in any way for 20 min? Correct (E.g. phone communication, gestures, writing, other forms of communications?)

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm
by hominid
Is it a contagious disease?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:14 pm
by Balin
Is it a contagious disease? No

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:22 pm
by hominid
Did the stranger know that he had the disease at the beginning of the puzzle?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:30 pm
by Balin
Did the stranger know that he had the disease at the beginning of the puzzle? No, good question

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:31 pm
by Doriana
Wait... is Inez H/A/F? Is Terry H/A/M?
Is Terry a service dog? If yes: Is he trained to detect an impending seizure? hypoglycemia? And although he is Inez' dog, he detects that the stranger is about to have a seizure/go into hypoglycemia, alerts him, and Terry leaves to take his meds / seek medical attention / lie down?

Is the stranger H/A/M? Does the stranger work at the building?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:38 pm
by Doriana
Oops, forgot this is OAATP... Ignore my previous post, here's a WAG:

Terry is Inez' service / medical alert dog and detects that the stranger is about to have a seizure/go into hypoglycemia, alerts him, and Terry leaves to take his meds / seek medical attention / lie down?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 5:14 pm
by Balin
Wait... is Inez H/A/F? Is Terry H/A/M?
Is Terry a service dog? I was wondering how long it would take someone to ask this...

Oops, forgot this is OAATP... Ignore my previous post, here's a WAG:

Terry is Inez' service / medical alert dog and detects that the stranger is about to have a seizure/go into hypoglycemia, alerts him, and [the stranger] leaves to take his meds / seek medical attention / lie down? Got it!

****SPOILER****

Inez has diabetes; Terry is her medical alert dog. While at a restaurant, Terry detects that a just-entering stranger at the next table has diabetes and alerts him. Inez tells the stranger what Terry's interest means, so the stranger quickly steps outside to call his doctor.

Well done!

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 5:18 pm
by hominid
Wow. Nice puzzle! I wanted to ask if everyone was HAF/HAM but didn't want to use a question on that.

Re: [Balin] (*TERRY*) Er...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:32 am
by Earnest
WOoooo first time I heard of medical alert dogs.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:42 pm
by Doriana
Nice one!