Quistel 2 : The Gun

Introduction

Quistels, or situation puzzles, are a kind of quiz that is normally played in society. One person knows the solutions, the others have to ask questions in order to solve.

At this time, I do not know how to write an artificially intelligent applet that would answer your questions within the web browser and eventually reveal the solution at the end.

However, some people might want to guess a little before reading the solution, so I arranged this page in the classical way of Spoiler messages in rec.puzzles: this page contains several hints before the solution is revealed. You have to scroll one screen down before seeing the next hint or solution. I recommend to save this file and try it offline.

Announcement

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a glass of water. The bartender unexpectedly pulls out a gun from behind the bar and points it at the man. The man walks out of the bar and is happy.

Hint 1

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The man and the bartender didn't know each other.

Hint 2

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It was no revenge act and the bartender was not ordered to hurt the man.

Hint 3

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The bartender did not intend to harm the man.

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The man was not thirsty when he ordered the water.

Solution

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The man had hiccups.


Created: 2000-01-22.

Mail: Patrick Hahn (phahn@vo.lu) ; Homepage: http://www2.vo.lu/homepages/phahn/default.htm