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#133:Don't Play With Your Food

Season:  1
Number:  133
Wave:  3
Color:  blue
Suit:  flames suit
Corner:  top left corner
Card's Points:  34
Card Group's Points:  136
Reverse:  map reverse
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Last Friday, I was out on a date with
the newest, brightest and best-looking
intern in the Academy Arts
Department. Never mind Conundra
(*so* 267) - I'd managed to get the
top table at McGonigal's in Hardcastle
Docks, since a friend of the sister of
the girlfriend of the owner used to
play in my band. By 'play', I mean
'occasionally serve drinks to'.

Anyway. Everything was going
perfectly well until we started
swapping puzzles. She was just
knocking all of mine down, one after
the other; she even managed to
demolish my stock of favourite
puzzles I only use for dating
emergencies like this one! In
desperation, I deployed one I'd just

Working in a daze, I placed a coin on
a plate, filled the plate with water so
that it just covered the coin, and said,
"You need to pick up the coin without
touching the water, and all you have
is an olive, a wine glass and a match.
You're not allowed to touch the plate
or just push the coin off it, but you
can light the match. Sweetie."

It did the trick - she figured it out, but
only by the time we got back to my

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PXCCC 2.0 2007-03-05 22:48:01 PST