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Celebaelin
1389507.  Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:59 pm Reply with quote

Code:
BAG,    BASKET, BOARD,  BOOT,
BOX,    CAN,    CASKET, CHEST,
CONVEX, CRATE,  DANGER, DISMISS,
FRUIT,  QUIRK,  SACK,   TANNOY

Resolve into 4 related groups of 4 either all at once or group by group. Give reasons.

 
Brock
1389513.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:02 am Reply with quote

DISMISS is the only one that's unambiguously a verb. As far as I can tell, six of the others can also be verbs - BAG, BOARD, BOOT, BOX, CAN and SACK - so I assume we're looking for three of those to join DISMISS. SACK is a synonym for DISMISS in one sense, and BOOT and CAN are also loose synonyms in the sense "get rid of".

So my first guess is that BOOT, CAN, DISMISS and SACK are a group.

 
Celebaelin
1389517.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:34 am Reply with quote

Correct.

BOOT, CAN, DISMISS, SACK Get rid of.

Code:
BAG,    BASKET, BOARD,  BOX,
CASKET, CHEST,  CONVEX, CRATE,
DANGER, FRUIT,  QUIRK,  TANNOY

 
Brock
1389520.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:49 am Reply with quote

Next guess: four of them end in synonyms for "annoy".

CONVEX, DANGER, QUIRK, TANNOY

 
Celebaelin
1389522.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:05 am Reply with quote

Irritate, yes.

CONVEX, DANGER, QUIRK, TANNOY

Code:
BAG,    BASKET, BOARD,  BOX,
CASKET, CHEST,  CRATE,  FRUIT

 
Brock
1389527.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:05 am Reply with quote

Not sure now. Six are containers and the other two - BOARD and FRUIT - aren't, so I'm guessing those two are in the same group. You can make the compound nouns BREADBOARD and BREADFRUIT, and there's also BREADBASKET, so that's three. I wasn't aware that BREAD could be compounded with any of the others, but Wikipedia says BREADBOX is an American term for a bread bin - is that it?

BASKET, BOARD, BOX, FRUIT - can all be compounded with BREAD
BAG, CASKET, CHEST, CRATE - all containers

Best I can come up with.

 
Celebaelin
1389532.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:02 am Reply with quote

BASKET, BOARD, BOX, FRUIT - can all be compounded with BREAD
BAG, CASKET, CHEST, CRATE - all containers

Yep, that's it.

 
Brock
1389535.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:35 am Reply with quote

Thanks! Do I get to set one now?

 
Celebaelin
1389536.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:52 am Reply with quote

If you want - there's no obligation or indeed anything to prevent you from doing so any time you want to - except perhaps the neatness of getting any that have already been set out of the way first.

Speaking of which...

Code:
ARCTIC, BOREAL, GREENLAND, GREY,
HARMS,  HURTS,  NOPE,      RED,
RESTED, RIVAL,  ROWS,      SOFTER,
SON,    TUNDRA, VAULT,     WHAT,

:p

 
Brock
1389539.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:02 am Reply with quote

OK, try one of mine then:

Code:
CENTRAL,  CIRCLE, GEORGE,       INNOCENT,
JOHN,     KINGS,  METROPOLITAN, NIK-NAK,
NORTHERN, PAUL,   RINGO,        SQUARE,
SOUTHERN, URBAN,  VICTORIA,     WOTSIT

 
Celebaelin
1389540.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:34 am Reply with quote

I'll give it a try:

NIK-NAK, RINGO, SQUARE, WOTSIT crisp-like snacks (singular)
INNOCENT, JOHN, PAUL, URBAN names of popes
GEORGE, KINGS, SOUTHERN, VICTORIA ____ cross
CENTRAL, CIRCLE, METROPOLITAN, NORTHERN tube lines

There is a constellation the Northern Cross and obviously a Victoria tube line so those two are interchangeable but the others seem right as far as I can see.


Last edited by Celebaelin on Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:47 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Brock
1389541.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:41 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
I'll give it a try:

WOTSIT, NIK-NAK, RINGO, SQUARE crisp-like snacks (singular)
INNOCENT, JOHN, PAUL, URBAN names of popes
GEORGE, KINGS, SOUTHERN, VICTORIA ____ cross
CENTRAL, CIRCLE, NORTHERN, METROPOLITAN tube lines

There is a constellation the Northern Cross and obviously a Victoria tube line so those two are interchangeable but the others seem right as far as I can see.


Completely right. I didn't know about the Northern Cross so a bonus point for getting an alternative solution!

I will now attempt to tackle yours...

 
Celebaelin
1389542.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:51 am Reply with quote

Good luck - I think that one's quite tricky but having said that you'll probably breeze through it in no time.

 
Brock
1389546.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:38 am Reply with quote

I'm afraid not!

GREY, HURTS, VAULT and WHAT are all homophones or near-homophones of SI derived units (gray, hertz, volt[*], watt).

Five of them can be prefixed with AR- to give other words: (AR)BOREAL, (AR)RESTED, (AR)RIVAL, (AR)ROWS and (AR)SON, but I don't know which one doesn't belong. I'm guessing BOREAL and grouping it with ARCTIC, GREENLAND and TUNDRA because of the obvious geographical theme, but that may just be a red herring.

That leaves me with HARMS, NOPE, RED and SOFTER. Two of them are anagrams of geographical terms "marsh" and "forest", but beyond that I really haven't a clue...






[*]Not a homophone for me, but for some speakers.

 
Celebaelin
1389549.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:00 pm Reply with quote

So far you have one correct group; I'm tempted to offer clues but ultimately that would spoil your sense of satisfaction.

GREY, HURTS, VAULT, WHAT homophones of SI derived units

 

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