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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:#28568
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)
Submitted By:medster99*




The items in each group are related to each other. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items in the group.

Group A
A person
A clock
A cliff

Group B
A dress
A ship
An aircraft

Group C
A feather
A torch
A low calorie beer

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Feb 11, 2006

funn and easy!!
good job!!
Feb 11, 2006

nice one medster!
Feb 14, 2006

One question....What does a cliff have to do with a face? Other then that I really liked it!
Feb 14, 2006

a cliff face, a very steep and smooth part of the cliff
Feb 14, 2006

i like ur teaser its simple (not 2 long and easy 2 read)! keep up the good work!
Feb 20, 2006

okay , i don't get TRIM . can somebody help me out ?
Feb 20, 2006

trim can be-

-To adjust (the sails and yards) so that they receive the wind properly
-To balance (an aircraft) in flight by regulating the control surfaces and tabs
-Decoration or ornament, as for clothing
Feb 20, 2006

awesome ! thank you very much . i swear i just didn't know . sometimes i'm there's just a conspiracy against me !
Feb 20, 2006

It was fun
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Apr 01, 2006

to many possible responses. Stick to one, adj. or noun. bringing in both opens up subjectivity.
Mar 31, 2009

A dress doesn't necessarily have trim.
Mar 31, 2009

I only got #3 Good teaser!
Mar 31, 2009

I got 1 and 3 pretty easily, but couldn't figure out 2. But it made sense when I saw the answer.

A lot of ships don't use the term "trim" anymore either... none of our modern naval vessels have sails and such. But that doesn't mean the term isn't still in use, so it's still valid, just like dresses may or may not have trim.
Mar 31, 2009

Not to be nitpicky, but you don't TRIM a ship. You trim the sails on the ship, but not the ship itself.
Mar 31, 2009

Actually TRIM is a term used in ship design. I am a naval architect and a marine engineer so I am familiar with these terms.

The term TRIM is a measurement indicating how level the vessel is sitting in the water along its length.

When a vessel is TRIM it has the same draft measurement at the bow and the stern.

This is not to be confused with the sailing term "TRIM THE SAILS" used to describe a procedure done to the sails to adjust the sail's angle to the wind.
Mar 31, 2009

But I do not quite get the dress - trim association.
Mar 31, 2009

I thought #2 might be battle. Got the other two though. Fun quiz!
Mar 31, 2009

Luvajoke, what a cliff and a face have in common is the cliff face (don't laugh), the flat part somewhat perpendicular to the ground, the part you end up falling beside is you drive too fast
Oh, and great teaser, the only one I didn't get was Group B
Mar 31, 2009

that was fun!!!
Apr 02, 2009

Nice teaser, very enjoyable. Had to think a few minutes on the first one, but the rest came easily. Thanks for posting.
Apr 11, 2009

I didn't think of "trim" either,but it was a fun teaser. Thanks!
Mar 31, 2012

1 out of 3 means I didn't try long or hard enough! Thanks for posting!
Mar 31, 2012

low calorie beer is spelled "lite beer"
Mar 31, 2012

I always like it when I let it settle in & the answer comes! (except with 2 )...thank you!!
Mar 31, 2012

I actually think a better answer for Group B is "slip".

A slip can be something you wear under your dress
A slip is a place where you keep your boat
A slip is a maneuver when piloting an airplane

All very different uses, unlike trim which is essentially the same for boats and planes.
Mar 31, 2015

A good one, but over my head. I guess I did not stick with it long enough as the answer shows they were easy. Thanks for posting anyhow!
Mar 31, 2015

My answers for 1 and 3 matched, but I got "seam" for #2.
Mar 31, 2015

I also got a matching answer for A & C, but I came up with "FRAME" for group B. All 3 items in group B have a frame.

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