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Stephen Buxton
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Here's a puzzle of my own creation...

Mike and Juliet went on holiday. From that information, you should be able to tell me the answers to these questions:

1 What month did they go on holiday?
2 Which part of Canada did they holiday in?
3 What car did they hire?
4 How much chocolate did they bring back?
5 What duty free did they bring back?
6 What dancing did they do on holiday?
7 Where might they go next year on their holidays?
8 And what is their favourite Michael Caine film?
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1. July 2. Manatoba 3. Honda 4. A lot 5. Puzzle 6. Square 7. Canada 8. I don't know any Michael Caine films.
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Intreaguing. Please explain.
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Holey smokes! How do you get all that information out of one sentence?
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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1, may 3, mini cooper, 5,perfume 6,disco 7,rome 8, italian job
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This reminds me of a program I saw on television a couple of years ago it was about market research, targeting food sales to people,what they were saying was from a typical basket of food they could tell, the age of the person, their sex, what they did for a living,the type of accomodation they live in,and loads of other info,they tested out their theories and they were spot on,mike
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I'm sorry to say this, but all your guesses are wrong.

Keep guessing - and the more bits you get right, the easier it is to work out the logic.

(If you don't know any Michael Caine films, feel free to have a look at http://www.IMDB.com)
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Quote:
On 2005-06-13 13:55, Stephen Buxton wrote:
I'm sorry to say this, but all your guesses are wrong...


And once again, someone demonstrates a lack of talent in READING.

Later guy.
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Stephen Buxton
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I think I must have missed something. I'm quite new here, and I haven't read all the back 400 or so posts here in the puzzle section. Can you at least point me in the right direction?
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And in any case, I'm not from Reading, I'm from Coventry. Reading is about 40 miles away, and I've never performed there - so how can you know that I have no talent there... ;-)
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I'd go in!

(Just kidding, although you COULD have asked a question with the same answer
as your previously posted puzzle.)

I'll get things started: The answer to the first question is "November."

Bravo, Stephen! I'll let one of your fellow Brits finish this off. It should
be easier for them than for us Yankees.

Questions 6 and 7 have two answers each, do they not?

And I've found two answers to question 3, though one combines a homophone with
a heteronym.

For those perusing the Michael Caine filmography, you'll also find an incorrect
answer that comes close to fitting this puzzle. Caine received an Oscar
nomination for this "close" film.

Stan Alger
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I think you have the idea, Stan...

Yes, there is more than one answer to 6 and 7 ... and 3 (I reckon there to be 3 car types for that one)

Hopefully more than just us "Brits" will get it - it is international, after all
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As a native New Yorker with acquaintances from all over and names from all over as well.. I am lost here. Add a Bronx accent to the question (Irish or not) and you get lost really quickly too. Hope they enjoy the chocolate up there, it's friggen HOT here in NY. Smile
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, the way to solve this is by guessing. Everyone who wants to is invited to post as many guesses as they like to the questions I posed at the start. The more bits that are solved, the easier it is to find the underlying logic. Yes, I admit that some of the questions have a very wide scope for answers (the world is a large place...). On the other hand, one of the questions has only twelve possible answers, and two of them have already been ruled out.

Good luck!
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2 QUEBECK, ok who,s going to get no.3 mike
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Quebec is indeed where they went on holiday!

Keep those guesses coming...
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Dumb question:

Is this one of those things where we are supposed to presume your questions have valid context and work backwards to find some plausable significance?
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mike paris
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I think stan and I are on the same wave length so will leave it for the rest of you to sort it out,very clever puzzle,mike
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I'll keep an eye for the solutions when discussed.

My teachers made sure I showed all work on problems. If this is no longer the case today... ( goes quiet as some wheels turn )
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When stephen first gave the puzzle,stan was sharp enough to work it out and so forward on the first correct answer,(it was his answer that triggered off the pattern) and so not to spoil it for everyone,gave the rest of us a chance to make the connection,so I added the next answer,so it becomes easier to complete the pattern with the more answers you get right,jonathan you are clever at working out the difficult puzzles this is not a difficult one and should be easier for you now,mike
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