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The Missing Jewels

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

 

Puzzle ID:#23920
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:* (1.01)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:sweetime*****
Corrected By:bookwrmKP

 

 

 



Detective Sing arrived at the scene of the robbery of a coastal house to find a man, Mr. Jones, complaining that his jewels had been stolen. Detective Sing arranged to have him taken to the local police station to give a statement. After a quick search of the area, they found the thief not far away (he hadn't had time to escape), but he was refusing to give up the location of the jewels, and the name of his accomplice. Because the thief had been found quickly, Detective Sing ordered a search of the nearby area. The jewels were found buried beneath a beech tree.
Detective Sing arrived at the police station to talk to Mr. Jones, who was complaining that he had been left alone in the interview room for hours. Detective Sing quickly explained that they had caught the thief, and discovered the jewels.
Mr. Jones, agape, asked where they had found the jewels.
Detective Sing explained that they were found buried at the beech.
"But how did you know which tree they were buried under?" asked Mr. Jones.
Detective Sing immediately arrested Mr. Jones as the missing accomplice.
Why?





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Comments

madleon*
Jun 21, 2005

an easy one, but still fun
vikingboyAus*
Jun 21, 2005

So, why did Mr. Jones call about stolen jewels if he helped steal them? If it was to collect insurance money, why not have the other thief get away before calling the police?
sweetime**
Jun 21, 2005

man i hate it when people use logic in these things
Ok, here's why: Mr Jones didn't want to call the police, but Mrs Jones (who didn't know about the plan) made him (does that work, or do i need to put more info in?)
or maybe....Mr Jones is just a duffer...thought the thief had had time to get away, but it took the thief longer to hide the jewels than Mr Jones thought it would...
flipflopchica**
Jun 21, 2005

the hint totally gave it away to me, but it was still good. I like easy mysteries.
canttakemyname*us*
Jun 22, 2005

This was the best teaser in my whole life! But I have something to say to you; I'm just confused of it ; Why would Detective Sing arrest Mr Jones if he didn't steal the jewels? Because Mr Jones acctually worked for the theif?








Good Job anyway!
sweetime**
Jun 22, 2005

well it was meant to be so he could claim the insurance, but alas, thought the teaser was too long as it was so didn't put it in...maybe next time...
notcaringisfun**
Jun 22, 2005

This brain teaser was REALLY cool. i liked it alot because i think it was really simple, because i love to watch all those shows like csi, and all those investaigation shows. the answer was sort of confusing, but all in all, i liked it. a little
DesertJules1974**
Jun 23, 2005

I liked it very much (probably because I got it without the hint, for a change!); very well done.

Didn't think about why Mr. Jones would call - although, having the jewels and the insurance $$$ would be a very good reason.

Loved the "buried at the beech." Very clever play on words.
okieman51*
Jun 24, 2005

I overlooked the beech part, thought he said beach, but the owner should not have known they were burried under a tree, unless he had pryor knowledge. Was a good one though & fun.
okieman51*
Jun 24, 2005

I overlooked the beech part, thought he said beach, but the owner should not have known they were burried under a tree, unless he had pryor knowledge. Was a good one though & fun.
babygrl329**
Jun 24, 2005

lol good one
burfly01*
Jul 02, 2005

my friend enjoyed it and understanded it i on the other hand found it kinda confusing?? who was the one to steal them??if the guy was just the helper??

uh...well...i guess nice try and a o.k. job!
mxclint68**
Jul 02, 2005

I liked it....thought it was about right on length and enough info....but that's just me....fun though
spookybAus*
Jul 06, 2005

loved the teaser and great djob on it
precious1026Aus**
Oct 10, 2005

I thought in Mysteries, all the clues had to be included in the actual story so people who read them will have all the clues at their disposal. Mrs thief shows up a bit late in the story, making a call to the police. I thought the teaser writer took a chance, but a good chance. Just the Fact, next time, and Only the Facts.
sweetime**
Oct 10, 2005

what mrs thief?
there's only ever mr jones...
and the idea is that mr jones couldn't have known about the location of the jewels unless he had something to do with the theft.
i'm not sure what "clues" you think are missing?
dididaAus*
Jul 07, 2006

Got it!
scallioAus*
Jul 20, 2007

Fun but extremely easy!
luckypuppy*us*
Dec 06, 2007

Easy but fun
cgrayson
Dec 12, 2007

This seemed to be a little too simple. Perhaps it needed a red herring or something.
MagicPurple*
Dec 23, 2010

I got it!!!



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