Dead at the DeskSituation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
A secretary (or executive assistant) decides to check on her boss who she hasn't heard from in a few hours. She finds him dead behind his desk in a pool of blood. Nobody has entered the room since he opened it and turned off the alarm. The windows are closed. There is a broken pencil on the floor in front of the window. How did he die?
HintIt wasn't the secretary, or natural causes.
AnswerHe had propped the window up with the pencil. A shooter in another building shot him through the pencil, causing the window to close.
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