[WiZ] You get used to the carjackings [LAID BARE]

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[WiZ] You get used to the carjackings [LAID BARE]

Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:01 am

There is a country in which the area wherein the fewest people lock their cars is also the area wherein the most (civilian) people openly carry guns. Why?

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Postby wunderland » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:59 am

Fewest: as an overall number? a percentage of the area's population? a percentage of car owners in the area?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:11 pm

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Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Do the cars actually have doors?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:55 pm

Wunderland

Fewest: as an overall number? a percentage of the area's population? this a percentage of car owners in the area?

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PM sent. You are correct!

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Do the cars actually have doors? They do
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Postby trebor » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:05 pm

Is the country in: North America? South America? Africa? Europe? Asia? Oceania/Australia?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:56 pm

Is the country in: North America? South America? Africa? Europe? this Asia? Oceania/Australia?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:24 am

I mean, the typical rural Texan probably sees no problem with your setup... ;)

Are the guns intended for: self-defense against people? Self-defense against animals? Self-defense against the oncoming zombie horde? Hunting? Other sport?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:32 am

I mean, the typical rural Texan probably sees no problem with your setup... ;) Yee haw! Point well made, pardner, I might have to add some qualifier like 'on the street' or 'at any time' to future iterations.

Are the guns intended for: self-defense against people? no Self-defense against animals? yes Self-defense against the oncoming zombie horde? No, although they could most likely be thus repurposed Hunting? no Other sport? no
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Postby trebor » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:48 pm

PMing.
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Postby JenBurdoo » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:59 pm

Is this set in Switzerland? Scandinavia?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 am

Trebor

PMing. Correct! It seems Futility Closet has taken over from QI as the source I really need to stop fishing from the same pier as.

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Is this set in Switzerland? Scandinavia? This
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Postby markobr » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:01 pm

PM sent.
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Postby WiZ » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:04 pm

PM sent.

Correct, and even provided a justification I hadn't considered.

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Postby Balin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:17 pm

I'll take a shot.

Are they shooting moose in the road?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:30 pm

I'll take a shot. Great. Grab a gun, there are plenty about.

Are they shooting moose in the road? no; this is not a traffic issue
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Postby Mimino » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:29 pm

Is the region so sparsely populated that people rarely encounter someone else, let alone a car thief? Do the people in the region know each other (and each other's cars), which makes stealing difficult?
Do the people not lock the car door for practical reasons? so that a neighbor in need could use the car? so that the car lock would not freeze?
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Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:26 am

Does no one, or very few people, own cars or know how to drive them?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:51 pm

Mimino

Is the region so sparsely populated it is, but this is irrelevant that people rarely encounter someone else, let alone a car thief? not relevantly Do the people in the region know each other (and each other's cars), which makes stealing difficult? no - assume there is still a baseline risk of car theft
Do the people not lock the car door for practical reasons? yes so that a neighbor in need could use the car? more or less yes, FA lurking so that the car lock would not freeze? no

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Does no one, or very few people, own cars or know how to drive them? incorrect
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Postby Mimino » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:51 pm

I assume they leave the car unlocked, but do not leave the car key in, right? So the idea is that someone could get shelter inside the car? from rain? frost? flood? bad weather? Do they leave the car open so that a homeless person could get a night's sleep?
Is the reason why they leave the car open directly related to the reason why they carry a weapon? (other than living in a region where apparently both makes sense)
Tourism relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:35 pm

I assume they leave the car unlocked, but do not leave the car key in, right? correct So the idea is that someone could get shelter inside the car? yes (slight 'ish' to 'shelter')from rain? frost? flood? bad weather? no to these Do they leave the car open so that a homeless person could get a night's sleep? no - although this could be a desirable side-effect
Is the reason why they leave the car open directly related to the reason why they carry a weapon? yes (other than living in a region where apparently both makes sense)
Tourism relevant? no
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Re: [WiZ] You get used to the carjackings (OAATP)

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:37 am

Do they leave the cars open so that people can shelter from animals? Are the relevant animals bears? moose? reindeer?
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Re: [WiZ] You get used to the carjackings (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:28 am

Do they leave the cars open so that people can shelter from animals? Are the relevant animals bears?

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

This puzzle concerns Svalbard in Norway, where people habitually carry guns to protect themselves from the polar bears that roam their town, and leave their cars unlocked so people can quickly seek refuge from bears if needed


Congratulations to Doriana (and LemonCurry, Trebor and Markobr) on the solution, congratulations to Futility Closet for thinking of this one first, and thank you everyone for playing!
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Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:37 am

I love it. Think I've got my first pick for 2021 Puzzle of the Year!
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