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Which word is next? (Posted on 2006-02-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Earn
Male
Ride
Seal
Bowl
Nags
Tear
Laos
Tern
Sail
Babe
Rose
Char

Is the next word:
Time, Clam, Lobe, or Pole

See The Solution Submitted by Joe    
Rating: 4.3333 (6 votes)

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Solution D'oh! (solution) | Comment 2 of 8 |

It would appear I was on the right track yesterday, just needed a little time to see it.

Each of the words can form a five-letter anagram when successive letters of the alphabet are added at the beginning:

earn + a = arena
male + b = blame
ride + c = cider
seal + d = deals
bowl + e = elbow
nags + f = fangs
tear + g = great
laos + h = halos
tern + i = inert
sail + j = jails
babe + k = kebab
rose + l = loser
char + m = march

The only word out of the four choices that will form an anagram when an "N" is added is lobe (noble). Good one!


  Posted by tomarken on 2006-02-28 12:10:48
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