Lateral Thinking Puzzles. Let's do it again!

reply to dirtball:

Were the people who were arriving intending to deliver something? Yes
Pick something up? No
Conduct negotiations of some sort? If you stretch the meaning of “some sort” then I guess Yes.

No, and also I do not know which specific Frankfurt. I don’t think it matters.

reply to OldGuy:

Does it have anything to do with the fact that Frankfurt was in East Germany at the time, but is now in Germany proper? No.

Does it have anything to do with a change in the Polish-German border?
No

Diplomatic couriers usually traveled in pairs. Were the two couriers? Was what they wished to deliver a diplomatic pouch?

reply to OldGuy:

Diplomatic couriers usually traveled in pairs. Were the two men couriers? No Was what they wished to deliver a diplomatic pouch? No

You said you didn’t say they were men. Were one or both women?

Were they married or otherwise a couple?

reply to OldGuy:

You said you didn’t say they were men. Were one or both women? Both were females of the human kind.

Were they married or otherwise a couple?
No, not a romantic couple.

Were they sisters?
Mother daughter?
Some other kind of blood relatives?
Some other kind of any relatives?

reply to OldGuy:

Were they sisters? No
Mother daughter? No
Some other kind of blood relatives? Yes
Some other kind of any relatives? No

Were they Grandmother granddaughter?
Aunt and Niece?
Great aunt and Great niece?
Cousins of some sort?

Was the person they were going to meet up with also related to them?

Was the thing to be delivered connected with World War 2 in any sense including it was lost then?

reply to OldGuy:

Were they Grandmother granddaughter? No
Aunt and Niece? Yes
Great aunt and Great niece? No
Cousins of some sort? No

Was the person they were going to meet up with also related to them? Yes

Was the thing to be delivered connected with World War 2 in any sense including it was lost then? No

Is the other person male?
Is the other person a parent of the niece?
Is the other person a sibling of the niece?
Is the other person the husband of the Aunt?
Is the other person the sibling of the Aunt?

Is the seven minutes too late due to some change in a law or rules?

Is the thing that was to be delivered valuable? Say over $100?
Does the thing that was to be delivered have a sentimental value?

Is the thing that was to be delivered a document of some sort?

reply to OldGuy:

Is the other person male? Yes
Is the other person a parent of the niece? No
Is the other person a sibling of the niece? No
Is the other person the husband of the Aunt? No
Is the other person the sibling of the Aunt? No

Is the seven minutes too late due to some change in a law or rules? Yes

Is the thing that was to be delivered valuable? Yes Say over $100? Not the sort of a delivery you put a price on.
Does the thing that was to be delivered have a sentimental value? Yes

Is the thing that was to be delivered a document of some sort? No

Was the thing to be delivered a human baby?
If so, was it being carried by the aunt? The niece?
Is the other person the son of the niece? The aunt?
Is the other person the father of the niece? The aunt?
Is the change in law/rules related to primogeniture?

Would they have been late because the thing they’re delivering would have to be inspected by some official? Or otherwise held up by legal red tape?

reply to cheeses_of_nazareth:
Was the thing to be delivered a human baby? No
If so, was it being carried by the aunt? The niece?
Is the other person the son of the niece? The aunt? No
Is the other person the father of the niece? The aunt? No
Is the change in law/rules related to primogeniture?
No

No to all

Was the niece an adult?
Were the two women (or woman and girl) delivering one or more documents?
Something else?
Considering that the person they were to meet was in Paris, does that mean they were unable to make the delivery (as opposed to giving the item or items to an intermediary)?

reply to dirtball:

Was the niece an adult? No
Were the two women (or woman and girl) delivering one or more documents? No
Something else? Yes
Considering that the person they were to meet was in Paris, does that mean they were unable to make the delivery (as opposed to giving the item or items to an intermediary)? Yes, they were unable to make the delivery.

Was the thing they were delivering alive?
Was the thing they were delivering a work of art?
Was the thing they were delivering an object of historical significance?
Was the thing they were delivering to be part of a collection of similar things?
Was the thing they were delivering a human (of greater than infant age)?
Were they delivering the thing because they expected to be paid or otherwise rewarded by the person they were delivering it to?
Were they delivering the thing because they expected to be paid or otherwise rewarded by yet some other party?
Were they delivering the thing as a gift?
Were they delivering the thing because they wanted to be rid of it?
Would the person they were attempting to deliver it to have been happy to have received the delivery?