The questions are following:
The first question is more general in nature while the second question was sort of tricky because:
- It asks how did Gared get across the wall?
- It asks if the person who returned actually was Gared?
My answer on the first question lists all the ways listed in the canon sources to get across the wall. While on second question, I just established the case that the person who returned was really Gared and then I linked my first answer to answer how did he get across the wall.
Right now, the second question has four close votes to be closed as duplicate of the first question. While the first question has two votes to be closed as duplicate of the second question.
So Given the nature of the two questions, my question here is:
Should Question 2 be closed as duplicate of Question 1? Or should it be left open given the extra question in it which has nothing to do with Question 1?1
According to this meta post, if the answers aren't exactly duplicate, the questions aren't duplicate.
1. I have actually cast a close vote already. I would retract it of course if the community consensus is that it should be left open