1.40. A man is lying dead in a room. There is a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor, a chandelier attached to the ceiling, and a large open window. (DVS; partial JM wording)

1.40 answer: The room is the ballroom of an ocean liner which sank some time ago. The man ran out of air while diving in the wreck.

1.40a. Variant which puts this in section 2: same statement, ending with "a large window through which rays are coming."

1.40a answer: the rays are manta rays (this version tends to make people assume vampires are involved, unless they notice the awkwardness of the phrase involving rays).