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# Octave

The following eight words can be arranged in a certain order. The first and last words in the series have been placed. What is the order of the remaining six words?

goon, lace, mine, nor, quest, rage, sage, tan

nor, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, sage

goon, lace, mine, nor, quest, rage, sage, tan

nor, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, sage

### Answer

nor, quest, rage, mine, lace, goon, tan, sageThe words, when prefixed by the corresponding notes in the music scale, form new words. The eight notes of the music scale span one octave.

do + nor = donor

re + quest = request

mi + rage = mirage

fa + mine = famine

so + lace = solace

la + goon = lagoon

ti + tan = titan

do + sage = dosage

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