## December 11, 2008

### Crime scene puzzle

There is a man dead in a locked office, sitting at his desk.
On the desk there are a couple of pieces of blank paper,
a pen and a sealed envelope. The office is locked from the
inside. No-one has directly killed him. How was he killed?

RDX said...

Simple... Poison is applied on the corner side of the pages of book.

flake said...

poison applied along the closing edges of the envelope

comfortably_numb said...

the poison was on the seal of the envelope. when he tried to lick the gum on the envelope to seal it, e got poisoned and he died!!!

Secret SquÃ¯rrel said...

@RDX - what book?

Maybe he got a really bad paper cut. Or maybe he was a narcoleptic and while he was addressing the envelope he suddenly fell asleep and stabbed himself in the eye with his pen.

Yeah, that's what happened.

Anonymous said...

a lump of kryptonite was hidden in his drawer.

kartik said...

what is the solution? means where do we ve answers ? are the repies to be considered as answers or is there separate section for final answers?

My Love said...

Hey.The person who gave the solution is exactly right friends.The explanation goes in this way:

Instead of thinking in a circular way.If the caves are arranged in straight way.This is similar to running race.If one person is running ahead(one step).And the other person is running with an increased speed(2steps)he will certainly overcome the 1st person at some particular stage.And the puzzle is almost similar to this.So "THE POLICE WILL CERTAINELY CATCH THE THIEF AS HE IS MOVING WITH GREATER SPEED(2 STEPS).

abhinev said...

actually da man
COMMITTED SUICIDE..
he has written da same in the
sealed envelope using da pen..

Piyush said...

he died of heart attack.

Anonymous said...

it is impossible to determine anything with the info given-he coulda took the wrng perscrption in da mornin, swallowed too much ink, dehydrated, etc

Anonymous said...

got shot tru da window behind him haha...

Anonymous said...

Forces Majeure. The devil wanted a soul :D

Anonymous said...

he died of old age

nikita. said...

it may happen dat office's window was open n murderer came 4m dat window n killed d man...

Anonymous said...

Your all wrong, from the evidence its obvious the man was a spy, his mission was over and he was psychologically programed to terminate his brain functions once the letter was finished (a deception to feed the enemy with false information) clear as day.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone is thinking into this a bit too much. Has it ever occured to you that he could have just starved. But I do think that the poison on the envelope was a good point but the door was locked from the inside there is no way someone could have come in. If the man who died decided to leave the room left then wouldn't he have locked the door?

Anonymous said...

he died due to over-masturbate... bcoz behind d blank papers are pictures of nude pornstars... as blood rushes to his pe***, blood vessels burst out bcoz of d sudden rush of blood having a pressure of 30psi... dis cause him excruciating pain dat resulted his death...

Xena said...

It was Sucide - slow poisen - meaning he drank or ate the poisen, locked the door from the inside - wrote a letter, sealed it and passed away.

Xena said...

A person would have been found regardless if the door was locked or unlocked - he was killed in the office by someone who left ,shut the door because of the latch, it locked from the inside. and made it look like suicide with the sealed letter.