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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #120 on: 30 May 2020, 15:11 »
Were the deaths related to sport?
Were the deaths related to outdoorsiness?
Were the deaths related to the Fitbit?
Is our hero a hacker?

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #121 on: 30 May 2020, 22:31 »
You seem to be on my trail pretty quickly!

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Case #61: A Perfectly Reasonable and Rational Response
I would have hated Gavin even if my wife hadn't left me for him. ("Gavin and Erin" — how perfect they were as a couple!) "Sporty and outdoorsy," she called him (unlike me), and I knew what that meant: stupid and outdouchey, someone who spends more time on his Fitbit and posting nature selfies (couple selfies, now) on Instagram than following the news or learning things. After the cops slapped that restraining order on me, I couldn't contact them or come within a hundred yards of them or their house, but I didn't need to. I'd be far away when they died.

How did I do it?


Yes
Did he send a pack? [I take it you mean a package? Yes, sort of.]
Did both Gavin and the wife die the same way?
Did he kill them both?
Are Social Networks (like Instagram) relevant for the murder?
[Vaguely]
Will using the Smartphone cause their death?
Is it [the smart phone] manipulated in some way?
Were the deaths related to sport?
[Arguable, but I'd say yes]
Were the deaths related to outdoorsiness?
Is our hero a hacker?



No
Did he send a congratulations poisoned wine bottle?
Did he use a drone?
Did he send a letter?
Did he fly a plane?
Did someone else kill them?
Did they die at home?
Was the plan for their deaths already in action before the restraining order was given?
[Not this specific plan, no]
Was the restraining order a result of you doing something to cause their eventual deaths?
Were the deaths related to the Fitbit?


Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #122 on: 30 May 2020, 23:18 »
Did he send the smartphone in the package?
Was the smartphone rigged in some way? [sorry, just noticed this was already asked - I’ll leave it here anyway]
Did Gavin and Erin die outside?
Did he mess with the Phone’s GPS so that the couple got lost?
Were Gavin and Erin eaten by one or more animals?
« Last Edit: 31 May 2020, 06:55 by Stupot »

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #123 on: 31 May 2020, 00:14 »
Has he sent sabotaged sports equipment for social posing?
Is the package related to mountaineering/climbing?
Is the package related to air sports?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #124 on: 31 May 2020, 06:02 »
Was their death caused by explosives ?

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #125 on: 31 May 2020, 14:06 »
Did they live in a "smart house"?

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #126 on: 31 May 2020, 21:15 »
You're getting very warm. Does somebody want to propose a solution? Maybe try to explain how I knew when I had an opportunity, how I arranged it, and how I ensured that the outcome would (very likely) be fatal.

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Case #61: A Perfectly Reasonable and Rational Response
I would have hated Gavin even if my wife hadn't left me for him. ("Gavin and Erin" — how perfect they were as a couple!) "Sporty and outdoorsy," she called him (unlike me), and I knew what that meant: stupid and outdouchey, someone who spends more time on his Fitbit and posting nature selfies (couple selfies, now) on Instagram than following the news or learning things. After the cops slapped that restraining order on me, I couldn't contact them or come within a hundred yards of them or their house, but I didn't need to. I'd be far away when they died.

How did I do it?


Yes
Did he send a pack? [I take it you mean a package? Yes, sort of.]
Did both Gavin and the wife die the same way?
Did he kill them both?
Are Social Networks (like Instagram) relevant for the murder? [Vaguely]
Will using the Smartphone cause their death?
Is it [the smart phone] manipulated in some way?
Were the deaths related to sport? [Arguable, but I'd say yes]
Were the deaths related to outdoorsiness?
Is our hero a hacker?

Was the smartphone rigged in some way?
Did Gavin and Erin die outside?
Did he mess with the Phone’s GPS so that the couple got lost?



No
Did he send a congratulations poisoned wine bottle?
Did he use a drone?
Did he send a letter?
Did he fly a plane?
Did someone else kill them?
Did they die at home?
Was the plan for their deaths already in action before the restraining order was given? [Not this specific plan, no]
Was the restraining order a result of you doing something to cause their eventual deaths?
Were the deaths related to the Fitbit?

Did he send the smartphone in the package?
Were Gavin and Erin eaten by one or more animals?
[Aww jeez. I guess maybe? But that wasn't part of the plan]
Has he sent sabotaged sports equipment for social posing?
Is the package related to mountaineering/climbing?
Is the package related to air sports?
Was their death caused by explosives ?
Did they live in a "smart house"?


Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #127 on: 31 May 2020, 21:29 »
Was the couple on a hike ?
Did they rely upon the track stored on the map on the phone ?
Did he manipulate the track?
Did they die from falling off a cliff ?
Did they die when it was dark outside ?
« Last Edit: 31 May 2020, 21:43 by I am a loser »

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #128 on: 31 May 2020, 23:23 »
We’re they in the desert?

Did our hero know where they would be travelling because they had been posting all about their trip on Instagram?

Were they on honeymoon?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #129 on: 01 Jun 2020, 12:52 »
Is the package a smart phone update, e.g. the GPS hack?
Were they at sea?
Did he send them into a storm?

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #130 on: 01 Jun 2020, 13:23 »
I think it's time to solve it, no?

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Case #61: A Perfectly Reasonable and Rational Response
I would have hated Gavin even if my wife hadn't left me for him. ("Gavin and Erin" — how perfect they were as a couple!) "Sporty and outdoorsy," she called him (unlike me), and I knew what that meant: stupid and outdouchey, someone who spends more time on his Fitbit and posting nature selfies (couple selfies, now) on Instagram than following the news or learning things. After the cops slapped that restraining order on me, I couldn't contact them or come within a hundred yards of them or their house, but I didn't need to. I'd be far away when they died.

How did I do it?


Yes
Did he send a pack? [I take it you mean a package? Yes, sort of.]
Did both Gavin and the wife die the same way?
Did he kill them both?
Are Social Networks (like Instagram) relevant for the murder? [Vaguely]
Will using the Smartphone cause their death?
Is it [the smart phone] manipulated in some way?
Were the deaths related to sport? [Arguable, but I'd say yes]
Were the deaths related to outdoorsiness?
Is our hero a hacker?
Was the smartphone rigged in some way?
Did Gavin and Erin die outside?
Did he mess with the Phone’s GPS so that the couple got lost?

Was the couple on a hike?
Did they rely upon the track stored on the map on the phone?
Did he manipulate the track?
Did our hero know where they would be travelling because they had been posting all about their trip on Instagram?
Is the package a smart phone update, e.g. the GPS hack?



No
Did he send a congratulations poisoned wine bottle?
Did he use a drone?
Did he send a letter?
Did he fly a plane?
Did someone else kill them?
Did they die at home?
Was the plan for their deaths already in action before the restraining order was given? [Not this specific plan, no]
Was the restraining order a result of you doing something to cause their eventual deaths?
Were the deaths related to the Fitbit?
Did he send the smartphone in the package?
Were Gavin and Erin eaten by one or more animals? [Aww jeez. I guess maybe? But that wasn't part of the plan]
Has he sent sabotaged sports equipment for social posing?
Is the package related to mountaineering/climbing?
Is the package related to air sports?
Was their death caused by explosives?
Did they live in a "smart house"?

Did they die from falling off a cliff?
Were they in the desert?
Were they on honeymoon?
Were they at sea?
Did he send them into a storm?



Ambiguous/Irrelevant
Did they die when it was dark outside?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #131 on: 01 Jun 2020, 13:44 »
Hell hath no fury like a hacker scorned.

Our hero was royally scorned. After Erin dumped him for Gareth, he stalked them until they got a restraining order on him. But this is the 21st century and the judge said nothing about cyber stalking. Anyway, their shared Instagram account is public. So he follows their adventures for a while and it seems they’re planning a hike in the woods. He still has her old number and iCloud password. Using his wizzy hacky cyber skillz, he sends a little Forced update to her phone. One that allows him to track their trek through the great outdoors and manipulate the location marker in her maps app. He essentially watches as they get farther and farther off track, and keeps watching until the dot stops moving forever, right where that ravine would be.
« Last Edit: 01 Jun 2020, 13:47 by Stupot »

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #132 on: 01 Jun 2020, 13:56 »
That's right. If you like the outdoors so much, Gavin and Erin, why don't you just stay there forever, huh?!

The hack also caused the phones (Gavin's was hacked via Erin's) to report no reception once they were well off-track, so that they couldn't call for help.

I declare Stupot winner of the round, with a lot of support from I am a loser. Congrats!
« Last Edit: 01 Jun 2020, 13:58 by Snarky »

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #133 on: 01 Jun 2020, 14:32 »
Good job Stupot ,
Great explanation , congrats !!!

Snarky, I like the way you set up
the puzzle, it was well written and
emotional !

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #134 on: 01 Jun 2020, 15:13 »
Cool. Another nice riddle. I’ve tried sitting there and thinking up a good mystery but can’t get it right.

I don’t think of this game as having winners. I really like the teamwork and narrowing it down together.

I will share this “win” with I am a loser. You have to change your name now, buddy. I’ll keep thinking of a good one for a future case but by all means, anybody jump in. Do you have any ideas I am a loser winner?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #135 on: 01 Jun 2020, 15:20 »
Thanks Stupot,

I know it's a silly nickname but I have been sticking to
it since I first registered to this great site
It comes from feeling very stupid at not finding
the solution to a simple adventure game and a deep
depression over my favourite football team which was
in free fall through the leaques that time :-))

Waiting for the next riddle, still trying to figure out a nice one myself

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #136 on: 01 Jun 2020, 21:05 »

I don’t think of this game as having winners. I really like the teamwork and narrowing it down together.



I agree wholeheartedly. But the temptation to call I am a loser a winner was too great. :-D

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #137 on: 01 Jun 2020, 21:18 »
Case #62: This serial killer had a pattern
I really hate this. The BAU can't find anything, and the brass sent me to ask that maniac in Gotham, Nygma. And after ten seconds, he exclaimed that he saw a pattern. Dammit! I don't know if this guy is for real or not, but now I'm supposed to ask him all sorts of questions, and he'll answer only Yes or No, like it's a parlor game!

Oh well. The first victim was found outside his own front door. He had fallen down a steep slope and landed practically on his doorstep. The weird part was that he was apparently tied up and tickled by some sort of device until he fell and tumbled to his death/home.

The second victim was found chained to a chair and starved to death.

Of all the cases I shared with the Riddler...pardon, mr. Nygma, these were the two that were connected. Is he pulling my leg? What can he possibly see that the FBI does not?
« Last Edit: 01 Jun 2020, 21:21 by heltenjon »

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #138 on: 01 Jun 2020, 21:24 »
Were both victims human?
Were both victims male?
Were both victims female?
Were both victims adults?
Was the second victim found at his/her home?
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #139 on: 01 Jun 2020, 21:42 »
Did the first victim fall off his own roof?