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Sherlock Holmes

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#10855
Fun:**** (3.18)
Difficulty:** (1.54)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:allenpitcher26*
Corrected By:ace_of_spades

 

 

 



One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it.
Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around a corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson.
The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read "? Crimson. He broke your window."
Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?




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Comments

jimbo*au*
Mar 15, 2003

I'd question them all anyway. Good Teaser!
na-iem
Mar 17, 2003

Oh that's neat!!!
Keep 'em coming! :-)
griphookph*
Mar 18, 2003

Very cool. More please.
i_h8_hp_nerds
Mar 18, 2003

I got that one right!!!!!!!Oh darn i got this song stuck in my head.
icehaven*
Apr 05, 2003

Great. I thought it was all three...
Codammanus
Apr 05, 2003

Very creative, and fun! Thanx.
PrfAngel17
Apr 05, 2003

Nice one I loved it
Millionaire*
Apr 06, 2003

lol, I liked this one. It was actually funny now I got the right answer but not for that reason. I just guessed lol PE@CE Millionaire
electronjohn*us*
Apr 07, 2003

Very clever. Thanks for posting it for us.
Juice
Apr 14, 2003

Really cute, so far the only one I like.
Shoobop*
May 17, 2003

funniest brain teaser i eva read! never heard it. at first i didnt get it when it just said mark crimson then i got it!! awesome joke!
peterg
May 25, 2003

i woulda just taken them all out..then u wouldve had to have got the right one..at the expense f the other 2..but they probably deserve it anyway!
BrenBeadSP**
Apr 05, 2004

'speed reading' this morning, and I missed the ? - darn - excellent, fun teaser, thanks
hoppy_happy_hipp
Apr 05, 2004

That was fun.. and I got it right
peridot
Apr 05, 2004

very nice, it was fun and I got it right. good job.
kvernphil**
Apr 05, 2004

NICE! I guessed MARK, but for the wrong reason. I guessed Mark because he was the brother who 'hit his mark'. nice job!
doggyxpus*
Apr 05, 2004

Very good. Liked this one.
JmBannana*
Apr 05, 2004

Neat Teaser! I got it right away, Still good thought. Keep 'em comin'!
brgdo1994**
Apr 05, 2004

I got it! Too easy!
gabe1991*gu*
Apr 05, 2004

Nice teaser. I love mysyeries.
(user deleted)
Aug 26, 2004

Wow
ched4r*
Sep 19, 2004

Very fun but very easy
ched4r*
Sep 19, 2004

Very fun but very easy
sissy245Acz*
Oct 23, 2004

That was very clever
knbrain**
Dec 24, 2004

Kind of funny but tooooo easy
babygirl35*
Dec 28, 2004

i thought maybe it was a typo but i get it now.
alicewashere13*
Jan 04, 2005

i think they were all accessories!
chuckelect*
Feb 23, 2005

wow that one was really good!
(user deleted)
Feb 25, 2005

Stupid ... no offense
poljay
Mar 02, 2005

Got me with that one. I just read it as "Question Coslin." Good one.
Master_YodaAus*
Mar 18, 2005

hi. Great teaser. I actually got it.
thetrumonk**
Apr 05, 2005

That was really good
mumbojumbo1234A**
Apr 05, 2005

That was pretty easy, I figured it out right after I read it! Thanks anyways, it was a good teaser!
(user deleted)
Apr 05, 2005

Very creative and interesting, though easy.
Ozymandias**
Apr 05, 2005

Very nice! I enjoyed this one!
(user deleted)
Apr 05, 2005

brilliant
Israel-Girl*
Apr 05, 2005

Loved It!
I got it right, but I thought it was beause he hit the "mark"
filetmerlot
Apr 05, 2005

wonderful. it reminds me of those 2 minute mysteries that i used to read as a teen. only this was a 2 second mystery
deadmanrun*
Apr 05, 2005

Bravo! a good thinking persons teaser more like it,it may take a few minutes to figure out, but in this day of instant gratification,take the time, your mind will thank you for it.
rustygurrrrrl
Apr 05, 2005

that was VERY GOOD
myalyn_77*
Apr 05, 2005

Great teaser

Aimeekspice- Did you really have to use that many faces?
Chakoteya*en*
Apr 05, 2005

Groan. Easy peasy!
zombiefreak*
Apr 05, 2005

the mark part was corny but i woulda questioned all 3 ov em
DJNic*us*
Apr 05, 2005

oops i didnt see the "?" oh well!
brain_deadAjm*
Apr 06, 2005

that was a good one
i didn't get it until i read the answer, but i liked it anyways.
timilee*us*
Apr 06, 2005

ewe dew knot half too bee Sherlock Holmes two fig your Aldus won!
(user deleted)
Apr 06, 2005

I am new to the site and this was the best daily teaser so far.
roadburn65*ca
Apr 06, 2005

Very challenging first thing in the morning!
Muffintins*
Apr 06, 2005

YAY i figured it out!
MEJOHN*
Apr 07, 2005

This one was real easy. I think I may have heard it before.
Jessa*
Apr 07, 2005

I liked that one! Nice!
biter_lemon*
Apr 10, 2005

didn't even see the ? in the note. yeah, i'm good at reading . nice teaser though.
Gandalf**
Apr 11, 2005

Why'd he need to question mark it tells him in the note
wolfy68**
Apr 17, 2005

The game is afoot!
lil_Brat**
Apr 18, 2005

i love that one i actually got it right when i read it! it was great
(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

thats cool! i never wuld have guessed tho thats a good 1!
darthforman*
May 21, 2005

good one
mxclint68**
Jul 06, 2005

Elementary, my dear Watson!...LOL....I loved it, but I am addicted to Holmes....I am currently collecting the old movies on DVD....
marching_xc**
Jul 07, 2005

cute cute cute
dolphingurl12Aus*
Jul 08, 2005

awesome!!!!!
max_payne_5th
Jul 20, 2005

nice job man! U get my thunbs up!
Pelikan*fi*
Aug 26, 2005

Hehehe....i like i like!!! ....one of the ones that makes u go "oooooooh!" hehe....in my faves already!
swithieAgb*
Sep 10, 2005

That was a really cool teaser, loved it!
RoyaltrecordsAht
Sep 10, 2005

Excellent job! Keep up the good work
thorax*
Sep 18, 2005

that was cool
bnwing*
Sep 21, 2005

Super easy, but extremely FUN! I love these mystery teasers. Keep them coming!
rkaalandAus**
Nov 16, 2005

Great, why can't I every remember that?
rkaalandAus**
Nov 16, 2005

Great, why can't I every remember that?
rkaalandAus**
Nov 16, 2005

Sorry Couldn't remember I clicked either
peppamintp*us*
Nov 22, 2005

Good teaser. I actually thought John because the question mark is an upside down j (pretty much)
ragethe3rd**
Dec 22, 2005

Hehe very clever.
Sherlock129*
Jan 12, 2006

This was in a book also.
teen_wizAca*
Feb 09, 2006

VEEEEEEEEEEEERY cool. Loved it!
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 12, 2006

haha , very nice, i LOVE it!
emily103**
Mar 16, 2006

very clever
azbee123*us*
Apr 05, 2006

ssooooo cute!!!! going into my favs mos def!
king_leonardau*
Apr 05, 2006

LOL tat was a gr8 one and i got it! excellent teaser!
atrac*
Apr 05, 2006

nice one!
OldChinaHand**
Apr 05, 2006

? this one a winner.
lmurray*cn*
Apr 05, 2006

ELEMENTARY
coachpisco*
Apr 05, 2006

I actually got it, by using MARK. I didn't use QUESTION though. Pretty good teaser.
meteor*
Apr 05, 2006

I wanted to make the connection to these brothers to their bibical name sakes. I thought John was beyond reproach, as John the Baptist is a major figure and revered by all. So I left with Paul and Mark, I saw Paul as the more important of the two. Which left Mark. Then I get the right answer for the wrong reason I credit the teaser more highly because of it's ability to mislead, an indication of a well thought out puzzle. Well done, I had fun and I must be more careful in the future.
shawneeo*us*
Apr 05, 2006

I got it, yay!!!!! The only reason I got it, tho, is because there's a guy on this site called "Question Mark", and I thought Mark as soon as I saw the "question mark". Really good teaser!

btw: akg said he hates "gay riddles, gay songs, etc." in his comment. Why is that OK? That comment was made like two years ago! I don't care what shade of meaning calling something "gay" is supposed to have, it's a hateful use of the word, its def. not good, and if anyone used any similar word about any other minority it would be immediately deleted!
bradon182001*us*
Apr 05, 2006

I liked this one. Good teaser.
alis99
Apr 05, 2006

I guessed it rite but for the wrong reason good one!
salepriceAca*
Apr 05, 2006

cute, very cute......
salepriceAca*
Apr 05, 2006

akg keep your snide comments clean and pleasant please.no more derogatory comments!!
hockeygirl*mx*
Apr 05, 2006

YAY i got one for once!!!YAY YAY YAY!!!! Righteous
iteachkidsAus*
Apr 05, 2006

I'm with shawneeo and saleprice. There are a couple of people who use that term regularly and inappropriately. I click on "This is Offensive," but I don't know if it changes anything.

Now - for the teaser - L VED it!!! By some stroke of genius (or luck), I got it right away. But it was still highly entertaining and clever!
sccrclssc5*us*
Apr 05, 2006

Very Clever! Twas awesome, and fun!
Great job!
Sara2009*
Apr 05, 2006

CLEVER I LIKE IT
besamishuevos*np*
Apr 05, 2006

lame.....very lame indeed.
KatV*us*
Apr 05, 2006

I didn't get it....he he he...I HAD to look at the answer...I guess I'm slow today.
koalamom
Apr 05, 2006

Read too fast and missed the "?". So I didn't get it.
shardney08*
Apr 05, 2006

I thought that was so cool! It was very interesting. I would have never thought of that one. I had to read it twice before I got it but that's ok. It takes me a minute. Great one though.
tdbrsun*
Apr 05, 2006

I am so new at the teasers and such. Hope to try more of them . Maybe I will get a bit smarter. enjoyed this one a lot
youdumbsavage*ru*
Apr 05, 2006

I REALLY LOVED THIS ONE. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE REALLY HARD (THATS WHY I DIDNT GET IT
) BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY VERY EASY. GREAT TEASER! DEFINATELY GOING TO MY FAVORITES. WOW! KEEP THEM COMING!
tam13*us*
Apr 05, 2006

Thought this one was very clever. The ? really gave it away!! Thanks for a good brain teaser.
jabdrAus*
Apr 05, 2006

Loved it
bballer21Agr*
Apr 05, 2006

great-- keep them coming!!

5 smileys!!!!
BastetA*
Apr 05, 2006

I didn't get the answer at all. When I read the answer, I went, "Oh, my God!" It was so simple and if I wasn't so blasted literal in my thinking, I may have seen the answer right away.


I loved it!!
feste*
Apr 05, 2006

I got it right but for the wrong reason, ie, Mark (marksman).
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

omg, i actually got that one! yay!
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

it was really good!
lindquist_25Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

Great!
bluehawk*us*
Apr 05, 2006

That was very cleaver. I thought it was cute.
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syracuse945*ph*
Apr 05, 2006

yeah, it was gud... n i lyk sherlock holmes...
vlermaAus*
Apr 06, 2006

Again, I got in too big of a hurry and didn't see the ? or didn't understand it, or something. Was a cute teaser anyhow. And welcome back Besa Have missed you.
eabreu92*us*
Apr 06, 2006

shouldn't this be in trick or rebus???

oh well...
(by the way, i got it after reading the note out loud)
horse_luverAca*
Apr 09, 2006

Haha, cute. I got it
riddlelover**
Apr 10, 2006

Clever...easy, but clever. And fun.
brainsterAin*
Apr 25, 2006

This was great!
zonarita*us*
Apr 25, 2006

GR8 teaser!
peanut-tiara*ca*
May 26, 2006

Very clever. Very fun. Made me Smile. (and not just because I got it)
teasermaster**
Dec 19, 2006

Got it quickly, but very clever.
solarsistim321*us*
Dec 28, 2006

Clever!
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Thanks! I LOVED this one! It was clever and it was fun!
I share these teasers with my teenage grandkids - THEY are also clever and fun!
anion*
Apr 05, 2007

Great Teaser!!! I got it. Keep up the good work.
ShikamaruAus*
Apr 05, 2007

pretty good teaser. i got the question part, but not the question mark, so i came up with "question crimson" which told me nothing i didnt already know.
builderus*
Apr 05, 2007

not as fun this year as in years past.
With hundreds of teasers we should be able to go at least two years before we repeat
cnahorses
Apr 05, 2007

too easy but cute
bradon182001*us*
Apr 05, 2007

Excellent teaser. Can't believe I didn't see it last year, but I didn't. Glad I saw it this year. The answer was much better than the one I came up with which was he should question all three. What was I thinking?
doeheadAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Kindergarden material
puttumupus*
Apr 05, 2007

yawn
ViaTunisi*
Apr 05, 2007

Wow- so much easier the second time around
cassiemarkAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Good one! I actually got it

Yay!
MelkorDCLXVI*us*
Apr 05, 2007

i love pusslez like this
event hough i didn't get it
katjojoAus*
Apr 05, 2007

I have seen this one before. But, still cute.
FatHeadAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Easy enough when you think about it!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Very good! It does seem to be easy when you think about it, but I believe you should question ALL three of them, anyway! Keep up the terrific work!
morgoth1028*
Apr 05, 2007

omgsh i should known!!!
zombiesean*
Apr 05, 2007

That was easy, but fun.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 05, 2007

Took me a min. but eventually the little grey cells went to work, to borrow a phrase from M. Poirot !
Keep up the good work.
I_Write_Books*
Apr 05, 2007

It was a little on the easy side, but I liked it all the same.
merrypippin246Aus*
Apr 05, 2007

That was a fun teaser but it was too easy!
saachigirl1tus*
Apr 05, 2007

Yes i agree with you merrypippin!!
merrypippin246Aus*
Apr 05, 2007

merrypippin246 to you!!!
saachigirl1tus*
Apr 05, 2007

srry
chickenzRcool*br*
Apr 05, 2007

LOL, I was actually 'laughing out loud' this time...maybe cause there's no one in the room MuahAhaHa

Great Teaser!!!!!!
cloughmeAws*
Apr 05, 2007

Excellent!!
OhEmGeeA*
Apr 05, 2007

good one

M E S S A G E
M E
P L E A S E
cooltigerr1Aus**
Apr 05, 2007

LOVE IT!! this was funny it was so obvious and i didnt get it!
good one
musiclover101Aus*
Apr 05, 2007

LOVED IT!! DEFINITELY GOING ON MY FAVES!!!
suganue*us*
Apr 05, 2007

i liked it, mostly because I got it. it was cute though. I almost missed the fact that the question mark was inside the parenthesis. I thought that was a great teaser!
kitty728Aus*
Apr 05, 2007

DUH.......IM A DUMMY TODAY....COULDNT GET IT......GIMME SOME JUMBLES OR CRYTPOQUOTES - I CAN BREAK CODE.... CAN U???
kauphi1976Aus*
Apr 05, 2007

a little too easy for Mr Holmes
breathesunshineAus*
Apr 05, 2007

I hope Mark has allowance $ to pay for that! Got it after reading it a second time.
MadelulabelleAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Loved this one! I got it but it did make me slow down a little. A+++!
j9mattfieldAus*
Apr 19, 2007

I love mysteries! I actually got this one after the second reading. Well done!
QrystalAca**
May 10, 2007

Cute. Easy. A joy to get in my email today!
dudebomb93Aus*
Nov 01, 2007

i got it!!!
luckypuppy*us*
May 15, 2008

wow there are a lot of comments on this one! easy but fun!
wise_girl_01
Jun 02, 2008

best one i've read thus far
sourdough
Jun 23, 2008

$ourDough gives this the best score so far! Kudos to the writer! Four Thumbs Up!

$D
VivicaAde*
Oct 13, 2008

I liked that
yangjunAsg*
Nov 15, 2008

I have seem this question a lot of times... so it is very easy and a little broing...
mathisnice*us*
Apr 05, 2010

Easy, but an excellent teaser.
doeheadAus*
Apr 05, 2010

Give me a break. This was on a kindergarden quiz. And all the kids got it right.
beyonce123*
Apr 05, 2010

that means it probably wasn't mark. It was probably from one of mark's brothers and said brother was really the one who broke the window
sunnybonghits*
Apr 05, 2010

I liked it. Had to think for a minute and got it. Just the way a short little brain teaser should be. Cheers
auntiesisAus*
Apr 05, 2010

Loved this one before, love it still. Cute & clever. Thanks.
TallTimberAus*
Apr 05, 2010

Good one.
angelfinder
Apr 05, 2010

This one was too easy! Naturally you would question Mark?
Darkmagician92
Apr 11, 2011

easy but very nice,
makan121
Apr 02, 2012

so who write the note?
brains2beauty96Aus
Jun 16, 2012

Someone tell me why my 9 year old brother got it before I did!?! lol
Babe*
Apr 05, 2013

I got that one so fast it even shocked me! Really cute though
jaycr*us*
Apr 05, 2013

? for sure, but never trust any of those Crimson brothers.
cutebugAus*
Apr 05, 2013

It's been 10 years since Mark broke the window. Did he for the replacement yet?
Maggiethe8th*us*
Apr 05, 2013

and this is why I need these-I thought I'd looked at all the possibilities Loved the answer!
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 05, 2013

Sure it's been posted before, but it's still cute and clever. Love it!
thecatladycac**
Apr 05, 2013

Cute Teaser - I had to read it twice for it to soak in!
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 05, 2013

Very easy.
iggy39Aus*
Apr 05, 2013

Sorry that was way to easy. When I figure it out just by reading it, that's very easy, but thanks for posting.
It still was fun.
giuseppemccarthtus*
Apr 19, 2013

Haha, I found it very clever. I didn't get it, I guess I'm a bit slower than this person^ :-)
dzean1412Aph
Sep 06, 2013

i have the same answer but different reasoning XD for me it's Mark because he left a MARK on the window by accidentally breaking it.



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