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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

 
Brock
1389627.  Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:33 pm Reply with quote

Completely stumped, sorry. Does anyone else have any ideas?

 
Celebaelin
1389690.  Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:07 am Reply with quote

Not being sure whether the lack of other suggestions is because it's too difficult or because no-one else is interested posting another set seems appropriate so here's one to be going on with if you'd care to give it a go.

#2
Code:
ARCTIC, BOREAL, GREENLAND, GREY,
HARMS,  HURTS,  NOPE,      RED,
RESTED, RIVAL,  ROWS,      SOFTER,
SON,    TUNDRA, VAULT,     WHAT,

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

#4
Code:
BOND,  CIRCLE,   COUPON, FLIGHT
FLINT, FURY,     HANNAY, HUNT
LOPE,  MOON,     RIPE,   SALT
STOP,  STRENGTH, SUNDER, TAKES

 
Brock
1389798.  Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:45 am Reply with quote

I can't get anywhere with #4. What happened to #3?

 
Celebaelin
1389867.  Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:34 am Reply with quote

#3 was your one from post 1389539.

 

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