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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:#28315
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (2.09)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****
Corrected By:cnmne




Which word in Group B can be added to Group A? Why?

Group A: comb, mount, strophe, tonic
Group B: acre, floor, giant, log, redo, view

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Jan 28, 2006

nice and easy. I liked it
Jan 29, 2006

Got the right answer, for a completely wrong reason (I thought it was to do with the vowel 'o' in the first/primary syllable!)
Feb 10, 2006

Feb 20, 2006

i did not realize strophe was a word by itself , until now !
i learned something !
Mar 03, 2006

Ouch!Total catastrophe for me/ But a very nice teaser. If I had realized the trick to it. I would had done well, bt as it is, I just became catatonic. Sorry
Mar 03, 2006

Mar 03, 2006

Nice one.

...and then I though.. hang on, isn't it spelt catalogue?

Go, UK spellings! O_o
Mar 03, 2006

Oh my goodness.. I'd thought it was "giant" that could have gone into Group A.. and I won't go into the reasons why!

Definitely fun fun fun!!! Love these ones that make me think.. then make me go "'DOH!"
Mar 03, 2006

Thank you but I am sorry to say I did not get it. Keep them coming.
Mar 03, 2006

I to thought it was supposed to be giant! well, we can't get them all right......?
Mar 03, 2006

I wanna know why two out of ten thought the answer was giant !? I didn't get it, and I thought the answer was view, but I didn't spend a lot of time. I don't know if I ever would have thought of that, cata, althought right away I thought of catastrophe, but the "cata" didn't hit me for the others. That's the way I like it, showing me I have to think and look in more ways! Thanks!
Mar 03, 2006

I too thought that log was part of group A because of the "o"
Mar 03, 2006

I got all the 1st part Cata etc, but for the life of me I couldn`t get what was associated with the 2nd part, silly me when I saw the answer!!
Mar 03, 2006

Good one, CNMNE. I got it at first look....though I could miss the next one! Keep them comming.
Mar 03, 2006

Good one It took a lot of thought and still was wrong
Mar 03, 2006

great teaser
Mar 03, 2006

Well I guess I'm not good enough at things like this because the question was which word in group b can be added to a and why.So I thought it was a word in the b group so where did cata come from?
Mar 03, 2006

I was on the right track, really I was! I was playing with prefixes/syllables/suffixes, but when I tried a few and never came up with cata. I guess I gave up too easily.
Until today, I knew of no such word as "catamount" for "cougar." I've seen "catalogue," but rarely. In my dictionary, "catalog" is the spelling. I'm sure it's a US/UK thing.
GREAT teaser!!!
Mar 03, 2006

sorry, but i didn't get it.
Mar 03, 2006

I guess I am really stupid. I cannot find the word "cata" in Group B.
Mar 03, 2006

I thought this was worded badly--like some others, I was looking for a word in the B list that could be added to each of the words in the A list to create new words.
Mar 03, 2006

One more thing . . . the catalogue/catalog thing--these are both acceptable spellings in the US.
Mar 03, 2006

who in earth has heard of the word "strophe"???? i looked it up, but until then had never heard of it or heard anyone else use it....
Mar 03, 2006

I thought this would be easy, but it stumped me. Good one!
Mar 03, 2006

Don't get it, cata is not in group b, so how can you add it to the words in group a?
Mar 03, 2006

that was so cute!!!!!!! loved it...

only... i didnt get it
Mar 03, 2006

I'm sorry, but I just can't come up with "cata."
Mar 03, 2006

nice one, even though i got it for a different reason
Mar 03, 2006

Ok people who didn't get it the word log in group b can have cata added to it just like all the words in group a. All my scrabble playing paid off for this one.
Mar 03, 2006

That was hard! FUN!!!!!!! :
Mar 03, 2006

I, too, tried to fit one word from B with each of A. Needless to say, I was WRONG!! Made me think, though.
Mar 03, 2006

More of a tormentor than a teaser.
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Mar 03, 2006

I answered correctly!
Mar 04, 2006

I did not get it ! Where in the world did cata come from, that word is not in group B!
Mar 04, 2006

that was strange but kinda funny

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