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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:#24456
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:** (1.64)
Submitted By:pleroux*za***




Which is the odd one out?


"Keyboards". All the other words contain names from the 12 signs of the zodiac: bound-Aries, Cancer-ous, Libra-rian, Scorpio-ns, chame-Leo-n

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Jul 12, 2005

Good one, I didn't get it.
Jul 12, 2005

didn't get it at first but it was a good one.
Jul 14, 2005

That was good it had me stumped
Jul 14, 2005

Liked it -- got the right answer, but it was only a lucky guess!
Jul 31, 2005

Really stumped me! So far today, I'm batting 0 for 3. Where's my coffee??
Aug 07, 2005

Aug 13, 2005

Good job!
I wouldn't have gotten it without a hint.
Aug 13, 2005

Aug 13, 2005

i got the answer right on my first try, the hint didnt help alot
Aug 13, 2005

got it but it was a lucky guess. but i wouldnt have gotten it without the hint
Aug 13, 2005

i got the answer right on my first try, the hint didnt help alot
Aug 13, 2005

i got it right, the hint just confused me atleast i got it!!
Aug 13, 2005

I hurt my brain on this one.
Good job..very original
Aug 13, 2005

very good, ididn't get it, and it was fun trying
Aug 13, 2005

Very clever!! I got the Cancer, Scorpio and Libra, but couldn't connect the others Great teaser!!
Aug 13, 2005

Coincidentally boundaries has 10 letters-All the rest of the words have 9 letters.
Aug 13, 2005

Exactly! I thought it was boundries with 10 letters.
Aug 13, 2005

I liked it, it was fun and easy
Aug 13, 2005

Cancerous is the only one that's not a noun. Then there's the letter count. This teaser wasn't ready for prime time.
Aug 13, 2005

hmm....cancerous is totally the only adjective. Thus, that was my guess o.o
Aug 13, 2005

i got it!!!! i really liked it. i think that the hint did help. (or it helped me at least...) good job!
Aug 13, 2005

I thought it was a good one but very easy. I am in to the sign thing so I seen it for what is was right away. But good job I liked it.
Aug 13, 2005

I was completely stumped until I read the hint. I loved it!
I think it is a very good teaser.
Aug 13, 2005

I liked it lot! Took me a bit of thinking, but got it (cancerous got me rolling on the right track!!). Thanks for a fun puzzle!
Aug 13, 2005

Got it after I read the hint. Thanks for the fun,
Aug 13, 2005

That was so easy I thought I got it wrong. (untill i read the hint anyway) Great teaser!
Aug 13, 2005

Also coincidentally, Libarian was the only word not containing an 'O'.
Aug 13, 2005

i don't lnow zdoiac
Aug 13, 2005

I got the answer right...but it was a lucky guess! Nice one!
Aug 13, 2005

I got it, but not w/ ur answer.
My guess was that keyboard was the only compound word! key and board. the other ones are just words with endings on them.
Aug 13, 2005

it was easy so it was bad
Aug 13, 2005

Chameleon is the only word not having an r.
Aug 13, 2005

I got it, but after the hint, AND i gessed between keyboards and boundaries . but good 1!
Aug 13, 2005

Aug 14, 2005

As comments say; too many different answers!
Aug 18, 2005

I didn't like it too much, but it was smart
Aug 26, 2005

I love astrology, so i got it right away, no hint needed. Lovely concept, i love it! Great teaser and keep up the good work
Oct 27, 2005

I liked if but there are too many possible anwsers
Nov 18, 2005

Hi all! Thanks for your comments - this was my first teazer and I've learnt a lot about things to check my teazers for (like multiple answers!)
Dec 12, 2005

May 05, 2006

Hm, I got the right answer, but for the wrong reason. I though it was keyboard because it only had 2 syllables and the other ones had 3 syllables.

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Sep 26, 2006

Also, all the words have nine letters except Boundaries which has ten.
Sep 26, 2006

This was a very well written and fun teaser. Thanks.
Sep 26, 2006

Like pinapples, a year ago, I got it, but after the hint, AND I guessed between keyboards and boundaries. But good 1!
Sep 26, 2006

I picked KEYBOARDS but for another reason. It's the only compound word in the list.
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Sep 26, 2006

Strangely enough, I caught on quickly. Great Teaser! Thanks for making me feel a wee bit smarter!
Sep 26, 2006

Well, I didn't get it. I counted letters, compared definitions, looked at every angle EXCEPT the Zodiac. Silly me. Teaser did what it was supposed to do - made me think!!
Sep 26, 2006

ha i thought it was keyboards because it is the only one without an "n"
Sep 26, 2006

Even though Librarian has no O in it, I had the answer you were in search of. Terrific teaser, for the younger generation, if they need to learn those signs. Keep up the mind-mashing work, I do enjoy it.
Sep 26, 2006

I knew it had something to do w/ constellations, and I thought it was keyboard, but I still couldn't figure out why...!! Great teaser.
Sep 26, 2006

This one I got, had some help from the hint, but i was leaning towards astrology signs
Sep 26, 2006

Good one, you got me!
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Sep 26, 2006

An alternate answer exists...much simpler: Boundaries is the odd one out.

Boundaries contains ten letters; all the other selections contain nine.
Sep 26, 2006

An easier correct answer is Librarian, the only listed word without an "o".
Sep 26, 2006

Sep 26, 2006

Fun NE! (... and thanks for the hint ...!)
Sep 26, 2006

Good one Pleroux!! Especially being your first submission!! I wouldn't have gotten it without the hint!
Sep 26, 2006

Librarian has no O AND Chameleon has no R. I thought those were a bit too easy to be true.
I would not have gotten this without the clue. I hate using the clue! Great teaser!

Sep 26, 2006

Well, I thought I had it right away because Boundaries has 10 letters and the rest have 9. Then I looked at the hint. Should have realized it wouldn't be anything as mundane as amount of letters. Good one!
Sep 26, 2006

I thought of syllables but Librarians had 4 syllables so that threw out the syllable equation.

Good puzzle.
Sep 26, 2006

thought at first it would have something to do with having all the vowels, so maybe that makes boundaries the odd one out, as it is the only one to contain all 5? good one though, I got it and liked it, ever after an incorrect first impression.
Sep 26, 2006

Good. A better title would have eliminated the other possible answers.
Sep 26, 2006

Good Puzzle.

Even better since I got it.!!!!

Thanks for submitting your brainangle.
Sep 26, 2006

Had to use the hint but, I was on the right track anyway.
Nice one all the same THX
Sep 26, 2006

I also thought the answer was boundaries, since it has ten letters and all the other words have nine. That was a clever puzzle.
Sep 26, 2006

I found this quite easy. as cancer, liibra and scorpio appear at the start of the words.! It is no doubt a nicely thought out teaser!
Sep 26, 2006

I read my horoscope JUST before this!
Sep 26, 2006

good teaser, needed the hint
Sep 26, 2006

Great teaser! The comments show how dilligently we all reached our answers, for what we thought were valid reasons. I, for one, went the noun vs the adjective. Discounted the zodiac because I didn't see aries or bad! I loved it..
Sep 26, 2006

i got it, but for a different reason, lol
Sep 26, 2006

oooooooh....I thought it was boundaries with the ten letters instead of nine

still...good one
Sep 26, 2006

very easy but good nonetheless.
Sep 26, 2006

hint made it to easy but it was still fun
Sep 26, 2006

Very clever. I was thinking it was something to do with nouns vs. adjectives since cancerous is the only one that's not a noun. Then I read the hint and knew it had to do with horoscopes. I just didn't go as far as taking the words apart. Good one!
Sep 26, 2006

You had me counting letters, vowels, and etc. But having seen four of the zodiac names I decided that keyboard had to go. Good job.
Sep 26, 2006

I started to get it w/ the Libra, Cancer, and Scorpio but then i didn't really see much of the others and I ended up finding a different way. Scorpions is the odd one out because it's the only one w/o the letter "a" in it.
Sep 28, 2006

Wow, most of us tried all the same things .. I counted letters too, looked at tenses, noticed that keyboard was compound and had less than three syllables .... but I knew those couldn't possibly be the reason for elimination, because they were just too trite and just not quite reeking of the usual Braingle cleverness.

So I kept looking ... looking ..... and then after pushing through all boundaries, I resisted asking a librarian and lo and behold I heard the cancerous scorpion speak to me about what the chameleon was hiding. No need to bang my head on the keyboard for this one!!
Oct 10, 2006

i actually got it right
but i figured the keyboard is the only one that makes sounds....
Sep 26, 2009

My first guess went with the letter count since they're all 9 letter words but one. Then I checked the hint and got the answer right away.
Sep 26, 2009

Alternative solution - Cancerous, the only adjective. The others are all nouns.
Sep 26, 2009

Sep 26, 2009

Good one. I couldn't get it until I saw the hint. I had been thinking about the zodiac, but couldn't see them in the words. Finally I found them. Thanks! that was fun!
Sep 27, 2009

Talk about unusual. Wasn't it because "keyboards" is the only compound word? Or it could have been "boundaries", it being the only abstract one, or the only one with more than nine letters. Hm, oh well.
Sep 28, 2009

I chose 'cancerous' because it's the only one without the 'ee' sound.

Yes, there are several answers but that doesn't stop it from being a clever and creative teaser. 'Odd one out' puzzles seldom have unique solutions and that adds to the fun.
Sep 26, 2012

I am first in 2012. Where is everybody from 2009 until 2012? Hmmm!
Did not get the teaser, but it was a fairly good one. So many alike though
Sep 26, 2012

Nice & ez
Sep 26, 2012

I said it was cancerous because it describes something, while the rest are nouns.
Sep 26, 2012

cancerous. Other words are nouns or "things"
Sep 26, 2015

a bit too easy, but fun
Sep 26, 2015

Easy but good. I saw three of the "signs" instantly, but two were a bit illusive. I started looking for a different answer, then WHAM! I got it. Fun too.
Sep 26, 2015

Cancerous and Librarian gave it away for me.
Sep 26, 2015

The answer could just as well have been the word 'BOUNDARIES," the only word in the list containing exactly one of all the standard English vowels, a, e, i, o, and u. And btw, the word that that earlier poster was looking for was "elusive," not "illusive."
Sep 30, 2015

I'll have to go with "Boundaries" as well, too, since it is ten letters and all others are nine letters.

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