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Author Topic: Getting gifts to people - Advent quiz, 4th December 2020  (Read 733 times)
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« on: December 04, 2020, 04:22:26 am »

Gifts to these couples so they can be together for Christmas.  Once you have worked out what's going on (found the connection) please just give details for one couple each.

1. Patrick and Mary to the value of GBP 130.00 each

2. Randall and Shiela to the value of GBP 294.70 each

3. Orlando and Tina to the value of GBP 220.50 each

4. Nigel and Haley to the value of GBP 529.00 each

5. Kory and Edna to the value of GBP 335.00 each
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 07:20:55 am »

Rovers/Rangers?
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 08:37:17 am »

Rovers/Rangers?

Hmmm ... no ...
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 06:29:27 pm »

Well. I'm totally stumped. Huh
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 06:58:19 pm »

I wondered whether these might be fares for the train plus hotel deal using Eurostar to Paris from various British destinations. The connection then would be St Pancras. I've tried logging into the Eurostar website to investigate, but it keeps coming up as having a problem. Maybe everyone else is?
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 07:03:29 pm »

I wondered whether these might be fares for the train plus hotel deal using Eurostar to Paris from various British destinations. The connection then would be St Pancras. I've tried logging into the Eurostar website to investigate, but it keeps coming up as having a problem. Maybe everyone else is?

It's an all Great Britain question, but there is a fare element. Consider that in our courting days, Lisa and I often travelled (and paid return fares, of course) between her home and mine. As couples, please think of these pairs being in their courtship still, and not yet living together.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 07:23:07 pm »

Well. I'm totally stumped. Huh

Nigel was brought up way, way up Scotland and Haley's a Cornish Lass.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 07:41:45 pm »

Well. I'm totally stumped. Huh

Nigel was brought up way, way up Scotland and Haley's a Cornish Lass.

Of course - nothing so obvious as something you couldn't see five minutes ago. Via London, though it's cheaper not to (450.90), and obviously if they both do the trip at once they'll pass each other somewhere near Grantham.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2020, 08:12:50 pm »

4. Elgin to Hayle ?264.50 each way?
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 08:28:29 pm »

Aha. Now I get it.

5. York to Dean. GBP 335.00 is the Anytime Return (+Any Permitted) fare.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 08:49:31 pm »

They're quite sneaky, those anagrams. Got the last one just now: Shiela - I was going to ask Graham if that ought to have been Sheila, but his answer would have been "how would I know?"
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 09:15:57 pm »

1 Partick to Yarm off peak return ?130
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 10:10:16 pm »

3 Tain to Old Roan I like the Fare Any permitted is ?220.50 Via Lancaster ?278 both valid the same length of time usual mess.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 10:12:36 pm »

And 2 is Darnall and Hilsea, of course.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 03:12:23 pm »

All correctly solved ... and before you wonder, I amused myself writing a program to find anagrams comparing a list of people's names versus station names.

By providing tickets each, I am allowing for Christmas at one person's place, and then Easter at the other's - no need for them to pass at Grantham.  Love the Old Roan to Tain fare anomaly - I had spotted that too; probably been there a while, until Orlando hooked up with Tina, I would suspect that this was a rarely sold fare.
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