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Puzzle ID:#49798
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:*** (2.13)
Category:Group
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



Which one of the following words does not belong in the group?

education
enrichment
instantaneous
philanthropy
precursor
universally



Answer

You may want to ask Ed, Rich, Stan, Phil, or Sally!

The answer is "precursor" because it is the only word which does not contain a common first name of a person. All of the other words contain a first name as follows:

EDucation
enRICHment
inSTANtaneous
PHILanthropy
univerSALLY

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Comments

spikethru4*au*
Mar 14, 2013

The hint was suitably cryptic without giving the answer away, and the common thread was well disguised but not impossible to find. Great teaser!

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