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 A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « on: Mar 12th, 2019, 7:06pm » Quote Modify

A turnkey has a riddle for his new young apprentice. In the store he places three different keys on the desk and asks him: “Which key opens the door to the store? It is tradition that there can be two keys to the store, no more. You haven't the right to try to close/open the door with two of these keys on the desk. If you think that the riddle is too hard, despair not forwhy I’ll give you a hint: Mi casa es su casa. If you answer correctly, the spare key is yours and also a raise.”
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #1 on: Mar 12th, 2019, 11:19pm » Quote Modify

So, apparently, one of the keys is equal to his own house key, so he only has to try one of the other two keys.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #2 on: Mar 13th, 2019, 8:28am » Quote Modify

Hey that's a nice try/solution! It takes more time to accomplish it, running to the house and all and then returning back to the store, but it is interesting.

Not the intended answer which, in a sense, is somewhat cast in the same mold, and takes a lot less time (unless the house was near) and there is no need to leave the store at all.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #3 on: Mar 13th, 2019, 9:52am » Quote Modify

I'd assume the apprentice has his own copy of the house key with him to compare it to, so I don't see why he'd need to run home.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #4 on: Mar 13th, 2019, 12:01pm » Quote Modify

Though I appreciate your enthusiasm, enough with the house key already. One key unlocks the door of the store while the other two are a mystery, that is to say, it is irrelevant which doors they unlock.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #5 on: Mar 14th, 2019, 9:43am » Quote Modify

Sounds like a bad hint then, if their house has nothing to do with it.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #6 on: Mar 14th, 2019, 1:12pm » Quote Modify

Something else has to do with it. Something that is not far away. Just follow where's smoke there's fire logic. Sorry about the earlier rather bad hint.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #7 on: Mar 22nd, 2019, 4:46am » Quote Modify

Use what is at disposal and nearby. What else could you do?
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #8 on: Mar 29th, 2019, 4:14am » Quote Modify

About the spare key. The turnkey lost it down the drain. Yep. This was a hint. In a sense, this riddle is a temporal paradox.
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #9 on: Mar 31st, 2019, 5:52am » Quote Modify

The apprentice did something "else" with the keys. What, exactly?
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 Re: A Raise 2: Turnkey’s Apprentice   « Reply #10 on: Apr 17th, 2019, 7:15am » Quote Modify

The answer: He made a duplicate key/keys. The spare key to the store was still to be made, forwhy he lost the previous one down the drain. Temporal paradox, anyone?
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