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    Suspect (Infocom adventure).
    
    (c) 1992 Erik Futtrup, Denmark (email: futtrup@daimi.aau.dk)
         and Twan Lintermans, Holland
    
    
    The commands are separated by a '-' sign and [] include comment
    and tips to understand the solution better! Let's start:
    
    [this is just one way to solve the adventure, which doesn't mean
    that this is the only or best way to solve it; once you've solved
    it, try asking different questions to the various persons just
    for fun]-w-examine veronica-w-w-s-s-s-s-w-w-s-w-look through
    window-open curtains-look through window-examine window seat-open
    seat-look into seat-e-[the doorbell just rung, so..]-open front
    door-examine weather-[The rain has slacked off, it's just a
    drizzle now]-n-e-e-n-w-examine wet overcoat-e-e-[now we will ask
    some questions; they add to the comprehension of the story, but
    are insignificant to the solution itself]-ask ostmann about
    himself-ask about michael-[once you've started a conversation
    with someone, you don't have to repeat his name every time]-ask
    about bill-ask about veronica-ask about marston-ask about
    asher-e-e-ask michael about veronica-ask about ostmann-ask about
    himself-ask about marston-ask about alicia-ask about richard-ask
    about linda-ask about asher-ask marston about himself-ask about
    veronica-listen [there is a discussion about horse sales; 9:48
    pm]-listen-listen-listen-w-w-w-s-s-s-w-w-n-[this is a short-cut
    to get to the office before michael does!]-n-examine basket-take
    business card-take manila folder-ask bill about murder-show
    business card to bill-n-w-open tool chest-take crowbar-hide
    behind bmw-wait for michael-[10:12 pm]-look-stand-ask michael
    about murder-e-sw-examine veronica-look under veronica-take
    object-examine veronica's hair-s-s-e-e-hide behind chair-read
    manila folder-wait for marston-wait for michael-stand-unlock e
    door-n-n-n-e-e-take paper-examine paper-read paper-look-e-show
    manila folder to ostmann-w-w-w-s-s-s-w-w-n-n-n-w-open bmw's trunk
    with crowbar-drop crowbar-take trust folder-read trust
    folder-read documents-inventory-e-sw-s-e-n-e-[try to find the
    detective now; it's also interesting to 'show trust folder to
    marston'; once you have found the detective, go on...]-show paper
    to detective-show trust folder to detective-show manila folder to
    detective-show business card to detective-w-s-w-n-[you should be
    in the office now!]-take fairy mask-look into fairy mask-examine
    dark hair-[remember veronica's hair!]-s-s-e-e-n-n-n-w-take wet
    overcoat-e-n-n-n-n-e-take basket-s-s-s-w-[go to the detective
    again]-detective, fingerprint glass-give dark hair to
    detective-show wet overcoat to detective-tell detective about
    weather-e-examine alicia's hair-ask alicia about car-w-look-wait
    for duffy [type 'y' until he arrives!]-detective, arrest michael
    and alicia [this concludes the adventure, but doesn't mean that
    this is all: try asking different questions to the various
    characters, it's really fun!!].
    
    List of characters: veronica ashcroft [fairy queen; owns the
    farm]-jack johnson [bartender and law school student]-samuel
    ostmann [vampire; businessman]-michael wellman [sheik; married to
    veronica]-bill cochrane [astronaut; businessman, hates ostmann
    and drinks too much]-smythe [gorilla suit; loyal butler of the
    family]-linda meade [prima ballerina; girlfriend of
    richard]-senator asher [harlequin]-colonel marston [african
    explorer; controls family trust]-alicia [old schoolfriend of
    veronica and of the reporter]-richard [werewolf; brother of
    veronica]-reporter [cowboy suit; this is the part you play in the
    adventure; when the story starts, you've left your lariat in the
    coat closet!]