[Lynne] Another oldie

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[Lynne] Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:56 pm

I have no inspiration these days so I present to you, ladles and jellyspoons, one from a long time ago.

Stopped in

Yep, that's it
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Zanreo » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:00 pm

Stopped - stopped working/functioning? Quit doing something? Got stopped by someone/something else?
In - inside? Inside a building/room? Inside an item?

Is a word supposed to be missing from this sentence?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:57 pm

Stopped - stopped working/functioning? yes
Quit doing something? yessish
Got stopped by someone/something else? someone
In - inside? no Inside a building/room? no Inside an item? no

Is a word supposed to be missing from this sentence? yope

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Re: Another oldie

Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:15 am

Are multiple words supposed to be missing from this sentence? Is an actual sentence involved? Do we need to reconstruct it?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:17 pm

Are multiple words supposed to be missing from this sentence? yope Is an actual sentence involved?yes Do we need to reconstruct it? in a manner of speaking
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Re: Another oldie

Postby peter365 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:58 am

Is the expression Stopped in one's tracks relevant?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:46 pm

Is the expression Stopped in one's tracks relevant? well done, yes it is, but the actual words are a bit different
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Re: Another oldie

Postby peter365 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:55 pm

would 'stopped in his tracks' or 'stopped in their tracks' be more apt? Or am i looking for a similar expression that means the same thing?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Zanreo » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:42 pm

Was it a person stopping? A living creature? An object of some kind?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:55 pm

would 'stopped in his tracks' or 'stopped in their tracks' be more apt? Or am i looking for a similar expression that means the same thing? this latter one as it is precisely what happened
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:56 pm

Was it a person stopping? yes A living creature? An object of some kind?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby peter365 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:06 am

Was this a newspaper headline? actual tracks relevant? Trains ? Athletics? Motorsport?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:06 am

Did a person stop another person? Was an action stopped? Speech? Did anyone die? Or get hurt?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:46 pm

Was this a newspaper headline? the incident was widely reported at the time actual tracks relevant? Trains ? Athletics? Motorsport? no to rest
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Did a person stop another person?yes Was an action stopped? Speech?yes Did anyone die? not directly but dead people are relevant Or get hurt?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:48 pm

You do not need to discover the wider context of this incident
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:08 pm

Dead people: actual physical dead bodies? People no longer alive? Dead people relevant: one? Two? A group? Cause of death relevant? Actions in life relevant? Is the puzzle statement spoken?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:51 pm

Dead people: actual physical dead bodies? yes People no longer alive? Dead people relevant: one? Two? A group? yes Cause of death relevant? yes Actions in life relevant? yes Is the puzzle statement spoken? no

You do not need to work out the details of what happened to the people before they died. Concentrate on 'stopped in' and what happened to the living people.
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:26 pm

Was speech stopped by speaking? Making noise? Covering their mouth? Disconnecting, disableing or otherwise affecting electronic equipment? Was the speaker startled? Annoyed? Prepared?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:44 pm

Was speech stopped by speaking? Making noise? Covering their mouth? Disconnecting, disableing or otherwise affecting electronic equipment? no to all of these Was the speaker startled? briefly perhaps Annoyed? later on Prepared? definitely not

You're so close to establishing the what the puzzle statement is all about
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:49 am

Was speech stopped by: an action? A sound? A facial expression? Other nonverbal communication?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:11 am

Did some disaster strike? an act of war? terrorism?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:26 am

Did the person intend to stop the other from speaking?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:00 pm

Was speech stopped by: an action? this one A sound? A facial expression? Other nonverbal communication?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:02 pm

Did some disaster strike? it had done earlier an act of war? terrorism?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 pm

Did the person intend to stop the other from speaking? yes

I'm actually more interested in you completing the puzzle statement
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Re: Another oldie

Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:16 pm

Stopped in time? Place?
Is a countdown relevant?
Did something go wrong?
Would something go wrong if the speaking had continued?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:48 pm

Stopped in time? Place? no to both
Is a countdown relevant? no
Did something go wrong? the whole situation was wrong
Would something go wrong if the speaking had continued? no

You just need two words

Getting the actual story of the time is near impossible. I can give you a link to it in the spoiler. Just define the puzzle statement.
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Doc of the Bay » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:29 am

Is the missing word "midsentence"?
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:42 am

Is the missing word "midsentence"? yes it is. https://listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa ... ISO-8859-1

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

Stopped in mid-sentence.
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Re: Another oldie

Postby peter365 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:23 am

Very clever Lynne
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Re: Another oldie

Postby Lynne » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:12 pm

Thank you, Peter.
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