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  • Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4 - Art Collector [solved]

    INTRODUCTION
    Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact. In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues do not tell the full story. Your job is to fill in the details and complete the story. There could be more than one solution to any given puzzle, but generally only one explanation is truly satisfying.

    RULES
    You fill in the details to complete the story by asking "Yes / No" questions about the story. My response to your "Yes and No" questions will be one of the following: yes, no, or irrelevant. Sometimes the response may be "simplify your question", if your question is too complicated to answer with a single yes or no.

    You will be tempted to use google. DO NOT. It will be unsatisfying for you and everyone else. Hints may be provided by me, if everyone seems to have hit a roadblock. Good luck and have fun!

    Warning: For some reason, these puzzles have a tendency to be rather morbid.

    The Puzzle

    An expert art collector went to a sale and happily bought a picture he knew to be worthless.




    Hints


    Solution
    The man purchased the worthless painting because of the beautiful frame it was in.
    Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-23-2010, 12:20 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

    He bought one of his wife's paintings, because he knew that if it did not sell for a decent price, that his happiness would be adversely affected for a long, long time?

    A: No

    Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-20-2010, 10:27 AM.
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    • #3
      Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

      But the frame was not?

      clarify your question

      Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-20-2010, 11:04 AM.
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      • #4
        Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

        Sentimental value?


        A: No

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        • #5
          Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

          Was he buying it for someone else?

          A: No

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          • #6
            Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

            Was it a neighbors garage sale?
            A: Irrelevant



            Maybe the neighbors, who he happens to be friendly with, are in a financial crisis and that is the way he thought he could help out.
            A: No



            What happened to the bartender puzzle??
            The man had the hiccups.

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            • #7
              Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

              Did he know the artist?
              A: No



              Did he knew the owner?
              A: No



              Did he buy it for himself?
              A: Yes



              Did he buy it as a gift?
              A: No



              Was the picture costly?
              A: No


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              • #8
                Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

                Was it an art sale?

                A: No

                Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-20-2010, 11:41 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Lateral Thinking Puzzle #4

                  The frame is what had value.

                  A: Yes



                  You got it Bronco!! Well played sir.
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