The Deadly MelodySituation 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 woman heard a tune that she recognized. She took a gun and shot a stranger. Why?
HintShe was in her room when this happened.
She had heard the tune many times before. Normally, she was happy when she heard this tune.
The stranger was trying to rob her.
AnswerThe woman was alone, and asleep, in her home. In the middle of the night, she was awakened by the sound of her musical jewel box. She knew a burglar was in her bedroom. She reached under her pillow, pulled out her gun, and shot him.
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