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Argument-Winner's Ghost, The (Argument-Winners_Ghost.txt)

The Argument-Winner's Ghost
By Andrew Schultz
For Z-code interpreters

Solution by Garry Francis
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This is a minimal solution. You'll need to EXAMINE lots of things for this solution to make
sense. Scores are shown in brackets.

Type SCORE before you start. This lists your four objectives (called "subjects") and your
progress so far. Your progress is also indicated in the status line. This is initially shown as four
question marks, i.e. ????. From left to right, these represent girls, money, shape and sports teams.
You must show Harley that you are doing well in these subjects. There are two ways to prove this for
each one. If you show Harley that you're doing well in a subject, SCORE says "you were
nice to Harley" and the status line changes to a plus sign, e.g. ??+?. If you embarass Harley,
SCORE says "you were mean to Harley" and the status line shows an asterisk, e.g. ??*?.
These are mutually exclusive. You can only be nice or mean to Harley in each subject, not both.

In order to complete the game, you need to be nice or mean to Harley in each of the four subjects.
However, you should aim to get four pluses (++++) or four asterisks (****). It is not clear which is
the "correct" solution, so both solutions are given below.

[Solution 1: Be nice to Harley]
SHOW SPORTS TO HARLEY (???+)
SHOW FRAN TO HARLEY (+??+)
N
LOGIN ME
SNAP
SHOW COMPUTER TO HARLEY (++?+)
W
SET MACHINE TO 180
SNAP
PULL BAR (++++)
***THE END***

[Solution 2: Be mean to Harley]
W
LOOK UNDER BED
SNAP
SHOW JERSEY TO HARLEY (???*)
SHOW PILLS TO HARLEY (??**)
SHOW LETTER TO HARLEY (*?**)
READ SLIP
N
E
LOGIN HARLEY
SNAP
SHOW COMPUTER TO HARLEY (****)
***THE END***