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The Will

Situation 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.

 

Puzzle ID:#11368
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:** (1.62)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:tannaj786*
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Detective Tannaj was looking at the dead body that lay sprawled on the ground. She noticed that the man had a great collection of Greek mythology ornaments. He had huge crystal statues of Zeus and the other gods and goddesses. A policeman handed the man's will to the detective. The will read:

"I, Thomas Moore III, do give all of my land, my home, and my beautiful platinum statue of Venus to my Daughter Cynthia Cordelia."

That night Cynthia Cordelia was arrested for murder and forgery. Why?




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Comments

frankenweoburger
Mar 31, 2003

I got it after thinking for a while. Good one!
griphookph*
Apr 01, 2003

A teaser inspired by the goddess of beauty. More please.
Drunky*ca
Apr 01, 2003

Nice one. Good thing I learned mythology in school or I wouldnt have got this one
Christina0213
Apr 01, 2003

That was wonderful! good job
blububble
Apr 03, 2003

This is cute.
jimbo*au*
Apr 05, 2003

I don't personally like teasers that give false information. There is nothing in the wording that suggests that he thought that Venus was Greek. You might as well say the detective was mistaken about the heredity of the ornaments. Why can't he give Venus to his daughter and all his Greek statues to the Greek museum? It occurred to me that Venus was not Greek but so what?
WhAcKo1*
Apr 05, 2003

Hehehe good one. I got it after 5 seconds though. LOL
angel_baby12
Apr 10, 2003

I didn't see how the answer related to why the daughter was accused of murder
smartgirl2000
Apr 15, 2003

That was good, but another way I thought of was that the detective saw crystal statues. The will said a platinum statue.
rose_rox*ca*
May 14, 2003

angelbaby12, the relation between Venus and the daughter getting arrested, is that *most likely* the daughter killed her father. She probably forged the note to get a hold of the statues, and didn't know anything about Greek mythology.
adoontourious**
May 20, 2003

i like it
oosunshyneoo*
Jul 11, 2004

I rated it as hard because I don't know Greek Mythology that well, but I do have a great interest in the subject. GoodOne!
accordionman*us*
Jul 12, 2004

That made me think for a bit. Easy enough to get it, but hard enough to make you think. Excellent riddle.
(user deleted)
May 15, 2005

smartgirl2000-That's what I thought!
froggyggAus*
Jun 12, 2005

Good teaser. Had to think about that one!
sweetime**
Jul 07, 2005

jimbo - the teaser didn't actually give out false information.
Aphrodite and Venus are the same deity, it's just that one is Roman and one is Greek. Therefore, if the father was a collector of Greek mythology he would refer to the statue as being of Aphrodite. A person who collected Roman mythology would refer to her as Venus. Therefore, when the Will stated that the statue of Venus was being given to the daughter, it meant that the Will hadn't been written by the father.
srpwuzhereAus*
Nov 16, 2008

i thought it was cause they had differnet last names :\
but she's probably married



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