Tough OneLanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
Below you will find ten words and ten groups of consonants. Each word has a synonym that can be made from one group of consonants, although not necessarily in the order provided. You will have to add vowels as needed.
For example, the first word - body - is matched to the consonant group CPRS, from which you can create the synonym CoRPSe.
Once you have made all the matches and correctly identified all the synonyms, you will have a new set of ten words that, when placed in the correct order, form the first part of a literary series.
Can you determine all the synonyms and then name the next word in the series?
If you need help, the hint will tell you which consonant group matches which word.
Hint1g, 2c, 3j, 4d, 5h, 6e, 7f, 8i, 9a, 10b
AnswerThe next word is killer.
Here are the matches, with the synonyms:
1g) body - CPRS - CoRPSe
2c) defense - BL - aLiBi
3j) detective - GHMS - GuMSHoe
4d) murder - CDHM - HoMiCiDe
5h) opinion - DGJMNT - JuDGMeNT
6e) proof - CDNV - eViDeNCe
7f) pure - CNNNT - iNNoCeNT
8i) runaway - FGTV - FuGiTiVe
9a) shirker - BDDT - DeaDBeaT
10b) thief - BGLRR - BuRGLaR
These words are all part of the titles of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series, also known as the "Alphabet Series". The first eleven books in the series are:
A is for Alibi
B is for Burglar
C is for Corpse
D is for Deadbeat
E is for Evidence
F is for Fugitive
G is for Gumshoe
H is for Homicide
I is for Innocent
J is for Judgment
K is for Killer
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