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ACRON,Inc.

These brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.

 

Puzzle ID:#13072
Fun:*** (2.33)
Difficulty:**** (3.12)
Category:Group
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Lew W. Reese, Jr. was seated comfortably in one of the boardrooms of ACRON, Inc. One final test and he would then be hired as one of the company's top executives with a seven figure monthly salary and all the perks. Exactly for what top level office, he was not told by the executive search committee. Our Chairman feels strongly about your name, they told him.
After a few minutes, the charming assistant of the Chairman entered the room and gave him a piece of paper marked 44444.
He almost fell from his chair when he read it because he was clueless as to the officers of the company.
The paper read:

A.EXECUTIVE OFFICES

1. PRESIDENT: Mountains of Work. Rush Work. More Work or Bust.
2. CFO: Number Crunches. Value Operations.
3. CORPSEC: monthly meetings every 30 days.
4. VP-PLANNING: Environment and Competition Analysis
5. VP-MARKETING: Market Expansion in all Directions.

B. NAMES OF EXECUTIVES (not in order)

1. Steve A. Norfolk, Jr.
2. Milton David A. Swanson
3. Norman S. E. Waldorf
4. Wilma S. Ocier-Tellaney

Questions:

a. Who occupies which position?
b. Why are you being considered for the vacant office aside from your qualifications?

Note: Please do not disappoint us by looking at the HINT.

What should be Lew's answers?





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Comments

Gizzer*
Jun 19, 2003

Clever, I got WSOT by process of elimination though, I wasn't familiar with that group.
Codammanus
Jun 19, 2003

NSEW is all I got, but I marveled at the solution.
griphookph*
Jun 19, 2003

I am sure you got My Dear Aunt Sally too Cod. ACRONyms?
Codammanus
Jun 19, 2003

Actually, that one got past me. And I am really intrigued by Mr. "Lew W. Reese" And ACRON only occured to me this morning on my way out the door!
(user deleted)
Jun 23, 2003

Amazinggggg. If there is a better teaser somewhere, kindly let me know. You should write a Book, Hook.
sammyboy57483
Jun 24, 2003

That was hard.
willymapo*cr*
Jun 30, 2003

Very good. Very hard. I got the "Initial" idea, but couldn't associate all of them.
MurfQ*ca*
Jul 14, 2003

Impresive! All I got was the NSEW one.
taniapereira99Aca*
Jul 25, 2003

Man that was hard... Amazingly well thought out though!
Hard to know all the other ones than the basic.
griphookph*
Jul 28, 2003

thanks Murf,Wily Willy, and Tania.
cmsilverfang*
Aug 13, 2003

That was a great teaser. Its my absolute favorite.
geniusboy
Sep 06, 2003

griphook i see u have a well structured mind, but spice up your riddles a bit mate ! thumbs up to u though!!
griphookph*
Sep 07, 2003

appreciate the comments. i will try harder next time
marka**
Oct 08, 2003

I now feel stupid.
nik4494*
Oct 17, 2003

wow
bluefaced
Oct 19, 2003

IT IS SURPRISING THIS DID NOT RATE 4.0 IN DIFFICULTY. A DOUBLE 3.0 NONETHELESS
griphookph*
Oct 26, 2003

thanks to all... i am particularly happy with double 3.0 teasers
(user deleted)
Nov 13, 2003

This is one of those teasers that when you find out the answe you think to yourself that if I had just looked harder I probably still could not find the answer. Then when you see the answer you say well that really makes scents. So bravoe to who ever made that up.
spectramotion*
Nov 30, 2003

Ouch! I was way off! Very good drainer! Drained me..... LOL!
zpivat
Dec 17, 2003

A very hard and clever riddle, I admit. Yet, it is a very ridiculous riddle. I mean, I spent so much time on it without any luck that I thought I was stupid. When I peaked at the solution, it was surprising to see that it talked about the acronyms of the initials of the rest of the executives.

I mean, think about it, no one would have thought of such a solution except the creator of the riddle him/herself. In addition to that, those whose mother tongue is not English will surely encounter troubles solving this riddle.

I think a good riddle should be more general and is open to any universal logical interpretations (i.e: the 5 hats riddle, the farmer, wolf, and cabbage riddle, the 3 missionaries + 3 cannibals riddle, etc.)

Cute riddle!
griphookph*
Dec 20, 2003

thanks for the comments... i will try harder next time..
Eliktica
Dec 21, 2003

Brilliant!!! I got the NSEW bit soon after i realised what ACRON meant but after that I couldn't think of anything.
griphookph*
Dec 21, 2003

thanks... and happy holidays
griphookph*
Dec 31, 2003

thanks a lot for such generous praise...
htkp
Jan 13, 2004

You deserve all the praises grip. You are the best, no doubt.
griphookph*
Jan 13, 2004

froghop833*
Mar 21, 2004

Griphook you should write a book! I haven't found one of your teasers that I haven't loved. This one is one of my favorites. I found the MDAS and NESW. Very clever, especially with the title.
griphookph*
Mar 21, 2004

Thank you so much
ansh93*
May 23, 2004

I only got it cause i was studying American History while i was solving this riddle so I thought of the president... cool riddle thou
(user deleted)
Jun 30, 2004

On leaving the test the charming executive assistant asked "What is not wet? But if you dont pour it out then will never be complete?"

smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 07, 2005

Extremely well done, great job!
griphookph*
Oct 10, 2005

may thanks SMarty
brainsterAin*
Apr 12, 2006

Probably one of the best teasers I have seen on Braingle! It was beautifully done! I got the initials bit and even got the NSEW link, but that was about it!
griphookph*
Apr 14, 2006

much too generous... but thanks



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