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[Balin] Er...

Postby Balin » Mon May 25, 2020 4:35 am

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?

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Postby GalFisk » Mon May 25, 2020 1:57 pm

Are they friends? Coworkers? Strangers to one another?
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Postby Earnest » Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm

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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Postby Balin » Mon May 25, 2020 3:59 pm

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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Postby hominid » Mon May 25, 2020 10:57 pm

Did Terry say anything to the stranger?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Tue May 26, 2020 4:49 pm

Did Terry say anything to the stranger? No
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby hominid » Wed May 27, 2020 12:51 am

Was the stranger trying to avoid Terry? Avoid Inez? Avoid the building?
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Postby WiZ » Wed May 27, 2020 2:56 am

Does this happen due to any rules or workarounds in play due to COVID-19?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Wed May 27, 2020 4:06 am

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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Postby Earnest » Wed May 27, 2020 7:00 am

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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Postby GalFisk » Wed May 27, 2020 10:42 am

Are Terry and Inez: family? Companions? Lovers? Enemies? Competitors? Rivals?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Wed May 27, 2020 1:22 pm

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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Postby hominid » Wed May 27, 2020 1:32 pm

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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Postby Balin » Wed May 27, 2020 1:48 pm

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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Postby hominid » Wed May 27, 2020 1:51 pm

Did Terry have the disease? Did Inez? Did the stranger (at any point in the puzzle)? Did anyone else?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Wed May 27, 2020 4:07 pm

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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Postby hominid » Wed May 27, 2020 4:34 pm

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

Did the stranger see Inez and Terry sitting together? Irrel
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Postby hominid » Wed May 27, 2020 10:15 pm

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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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Thu May 28, 2020 2:05 am

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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Postby GalFisk » Thu May 28, 2020 2:21 am

Does the disease affect: vision? Hearing? Balance? Speech? Cognition? Smell? Taste?
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Postby hominid » Thu May 28, 2020 2:30 pm

Did the stranger catch the disease from Inez?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Earnest » Sun May 31, 2020 2:47 pm

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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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Sun May 31, 2020 3:09 pm

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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Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm

Is it a contagious disease?
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Postby Balin » Sun May 31, 2020 3:14 pm

Is it a contagious disease? No
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 3:22 pm

Did the stranger know that he had the disease at the beginning of the puzzle?
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Sun May 31, 2020 3:30 pm

Did the stranger know that he had the disease at the beginning of the puzzle? No, good question
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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 3:31 pm

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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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 3:38 pm

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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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Sun May 31, 2020 5:14 pm

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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Re: [Balin] Er... (OOATP)

Postby hominid » Sun May 31, 2020 5:18 pm

Wow. Nice puzzle! I wanted to ask if everyone was HAF/HAM but didn't want to use a question on that.
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Re: [Balin] (*TERRY*) Er...

Postby Earnest » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:32 am

WOoooo first time I heard of medical alert dogs.
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Re: [Balin] (*TERRY*) Er...

Postby Doriana » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Nice one!
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