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Best Answer superprismatic, 16 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

Spoiler for I think it was
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#1 Prof. Templeton

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

On a warm spring day in 1944, a man strolled from his apartments on the 4th floor of the building he was living in and proceeded up the avenue toward the giant archways at the end. The building he left was near the opposite end of the avenue by the rail station. In the middle of his walk he stopped for a seat beneath a large chestnut tree that lined the wide through-fare (indeed he believed it to be the widest in the city) and pondered the following bit of interesting information. The building he was staying at was on a street with more then twenty addresses but certainly fewer then five hundred and all numbered one, two, three, four, etc from start to finish. The sum of all the addresses from one right up to, and including, his were exactly half of the sum of all the addresses from one up to, and including, the last.

What is the man's name?
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

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Edited by curr3nt, 16 October 2012 - 08:28 PM.

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#3 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

Spoiler for Je pense...

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:50 PM   Best Answer

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#5 Prof. Templeton

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

Spoiler for I think it was


We have a winner. Well done!
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

Nice puzzle. I'm in the dark. What is the back story?
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice puzzle. I'm in the dark. What is the back story?


Once the building's street number was found, it was then a matter of following the clues to find the street. Once the street was found one could determine who was living on the fourth floor at the date given.

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#8 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

Touche ;P.
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Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

WOW, you guys too clever for me but i'm getting there, nice puzzle though :excl:
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