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#1 itachi-san

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:04 PM

Detective Somerset was called to the scene of the apparent suicide of Mr. Smith, the high school shop teacher (please know that I have nothing against shop teachers)

The room was left for Somerset exactly as it had been found. When Somerset arrived he was amazed at how large the shop lab was. The walls were extremely high and the vaulted ceiling caused his footsteps to echo in sharp taps as he entered empowering him with a sense of authority. The beams and rafters were visible above him as if a normal ceiling had never been made. The massive windows near the top of the walls let in so much of the early- afternoon sun that almost the entire room was illuminated. The sunlight was so intense that Somerset had to look away from the window area after a time and blink his eyes for several seconds to get a clear picture of the dead man on the jigsaw. The jigsaw was positioned almost exactly in the center of the room and fully lit up by the sun almost as if it were a spotlight. The jigsaw was so massive and powerful that it surely would have killed Smith the moment his neck made contact with it. Aside from the grizzly gash on Smith's neck, there were no signs of struggle or other wounds. Somerset prodded a note left behind by Smith that lay slightly crumpled on his desk. The note made perfect sense out of why Smith would want to kill himself and do it this gruesomely and in this setting. The writing looked to be a perfect match as well, and would at least take days to be proven a forgery by an analyst. Somerset took one more quick glance around the room and proclaimed that Smith was murdered.

How did he know?

Edited by itachi-san, 21 March 2008 - 08:07 PM.

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#2 tanstaafl

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:09 PM

The butler did it. Do public schools have butlers?
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#3 grey cells

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

Forgive my ignorance.But I am curious to know what a jigsaw is.I know of jigsaw as a puzzle .Is this some sort of contraption suspended from above.
Spoiler for Then maybe

Edited by grey cells, 21 March 2008 - 08:28 PM.

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#4 itachi-san

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:26 PM

For this riddle, a jigsaw is an electrical saw that is quite large (can cut large pieces of wood) and is a self-supporting, standing device.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:27 PM

Forgive my ignorance.But I am curious to know what a jigsaw is.I know of jigsaw as a puzzle .Is this some sort of electric saw?

look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw
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#6 grey cells

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:31 PM

Sorry,didn't see the posts,But thanks itachi-san and statman. :)
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

If the room was large and if the dead man was bang in the middle of the room, not having gone to schools which has "work shops" I would guess that there is no power outlets near the place or crime. which means that the shop teacher was murdered by someoe else or at a different place. Hence it was a murder.
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#8 itachi-san

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:35 PM

Good call. You're very close. This is my bad for not clarifying the power to the saw. Please let me add that the saw is plugged into a floor outlet that is functional. Sorry.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:37 PM

Spoiler for maybe
Again did not see the post. :(

Edited by grey cells, 21 March 2008 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:48 PM

I got it!... I think

Spoiler for but..

Edited by Noct, 21 March 2008 - 08:48 PM.

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