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Two wrongs might be OK?


Best Answer bgm1961, 22 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

OK, got it! (I think)

 

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:38 AM

THERE ARE TWO ERRORS IN THE

THE TITLE OF THIS PUZZLE

 

The paper boy on the corner of 42nd and Broadway in Times Square was hawking his wares:

 

"Extry, Extry, Read all about it: Five men swindled today on the streets of New York!"

 

The businessman was in a hurry, but the possibility of being swindled worried him a bit, so he bought a paper.

Quickly he scanned the headlines and major stories on the front page. No mention was made of a swindle.

Angrily he returned to the corner where the boy was selling his papers.

As he approached, the boy's words could be heard, still loudly and clearly:

 

"Extry, Extry, Read all about it: Six men swindled today on the streets of New York!"

 

Have you found the two errors?


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:33 AM

Spoiler for A proposed answer:


Edited by bgm1961, 22 April 2013 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

Spoiler for maybe

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

bgm1961, on the right track, but not exactly.

 

BMAD, exploring the mystery of the spoiler malfunction paradox.  :blink:  Nope, that's not it either. It's the way kids talked back in the day.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

Spoiler for building off yodell

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:32 PM   Best Answer

OK, got it! (I think)

 

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Edited by bgm1961, 22 April 2013 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

BGM's answer makes sense but I disagree that the title was critiqued

OK, got it! (I think)
 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

The title can't be self referential unless the title is the title. ;)
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