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The One-Armed Bandit

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Puzzle ID:#32670
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Submitted By:vinchenzo*us***
Corrected By:MarcM1098




A one-armed bandit is sitting quietly in an airport, having just taken $200 from an old man. Kristy, who watched the bandit take the old man's money, walks over and takes $1000 from the bandit. Even though a police officer witnessed both these events and the bandit made enough ruckus to alert everyone in the vicinity to what happened, Kristy was able to keep the $1000 and the old man didn't get his money back. Why?

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Aug 27, 2006

Wow! Wonderfully writtin! Going to my favorites!
Aug 27, 2006

Wow, I never knew that. Cool teaser!
Aug 27, 2006

I am getting to be too old, if I allow this one to trick me. A very splendid teaser! It should trick some more. Here, I work in Indianapolis, IN. too.
Aug 27, 2006

i thought they were playing monopoly...haha im weird. never would have gotten this. very clever, great teaser!!

(by the way its my birthday!!!!)
Aug 28, 2006

i thought it was monopoly too. idk y though. i dont know what slot machines names r (i legally cant play). oh well, still well done!

and Happy Birthday lilangel!
Aug 29, 2006

easy, but very nice
Aug 30, 2006

that was a good one didnt figure it out.
Aug 30, 2006

good one
Aug 30, 2006

This is a very nice teaser. But I have one problem with it: It claims that it is sitting in an airport, but in the answer it says it was in Las Vegas. If it is a slot machine in a Las Vegas airport, please tell me, because I am extremely confused. I didn't know that slot machines could be in airports.......
Good teaser!
Aug 30, 2006

And congrats on your first teaser!!!!
Aug 31, 2006

thx tintin. and yes, las vegas airport has multiple slot machines
Sep 01, 2006

I wish I could just walk up to a slot machine and take $1,000.
Sep 02, 2006

good one!!
Sep 10, 2006

That was Good!!
Sep 10, 2006

That was Good!!
Sep 13, 2006

It all makes sense once you realize what a one armed bandit is. Good job, you tricked me!
Sep 24, 2006

I put it in my favorites!
Oct 03, 2006

Cute! I knew the answer from the title as I used to live in Tahoe!
Oct 04, 2006

I got this because when I clicked on it, I was thiking you meant One-Armed bandit as in gambling machine anyway!
Oct 07, 2006

Good one. I thought that the answer was that the "one-armed bandit" stole a 1000 dollars from her and she was just getting ti
Oct 26, 2006

Well Done
I really like it
Looking forward to more teasers from you!!
Dec 26, 2006

Wow! That was really great!
Feb 16, 2007

That was really clever! Had me trick the whole time. ...I was trying to think of some disability that a one-armed person could have...
Feb 26, 2007

At first, for some reason, I thought the "one-armed bandit" was an ATM and the old man made a deposit. But then as I hit the link for the answer, it dawned on me. And yes, there are more slot machines than your little heart can handle in the Vegas airport! Even Walgreens in Vegas has slot machines and video poker in it!
Jun 04, 2007

Great teaser!!!!! I can't believe I didn't get it.
Jun 04, 2007

yep... they do have slot machines in the Las Vegas airport!! Reno too!! I have flown in and out of both! Good teaser, although I did get it immediately because of my aforementioned experiences.
Aug 31, 2007

I guessed they were playing Monopoly
Oct 09, 2007

Too easy. I was thinking slot machine before I even read the teaser.
Apr 04, 2008

I checked one-armed bandit in an online dictionary. I laughed when I read the definition. If I didn't check, there was no way for me to get the teaser
Nov 09, 2008

WOW! Seriously? I had never heard that term before! COOL!
Apr 03, 2009

That poor old man!!
Jan 01, 2010

Wow I even live in Vegas and I didn't even get it! Great teaser.

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