The following words have something in common:
DERIDE, MADE, MAID, MAIL, MISDID, RIDE, WADE, WAIL
The following words have a different something in common:
ACCEPT, ACES, BABOON, PUSHUP, SICK, WOOF, WOOFER
The following list incorporates both ideas, but is also in a particular order:
HE, AM, ACID, ACES, AMAZES, OUTRIDE, ACTIVATE
Of the following, what word best fits as the next in sequence?:
CORRECT, CORRECTION, CORRECTLY, CORRECTNESS, CORRECTOR, CORRECTORS, or CORRECTS
(In reply to Seconds on that
Of course! All the words in List 2 are indeed made up the symbols for the elements.
Which fits in with Charlie's clue about St-El-Lar words. St = state; El = elements. So what does Lar mean?
Looking at the third list, we've got:
HE = Helium
AM = Americium
ACID = Actinium, Idaho
ACES = Actinium, Einsteinium
AMAZES = Americium, Arizona, Einsteinium
OUTRIDE = Oxygen, Utah, Rhode Island, Delaware
ACTIVATE = Actinium, Titanium, Virginia, Tellurium
I'm not sure what order that's in, though.
As far as the possible solutions, the root word is:
CORRECT = Carbon, Oregon, Rhenium, Connecticut
And the various endings:
TION = Titanium, Oxygen, Nitrogen
LY = This actually requires a change of the root word. CORRECTLY = Carbon, Oregon, Rhenium, Carbon, Thallium, Yttrium
NESS = Nebraska, Sulfur, Sulfur (or Nitrogen, Einsteinium, Sulfur)
OR = Oregon
ORS = Oregon, Sulfur
S = Sulfur
So. Who wants to try and put this all together?
Edited on January 23, 2007, 4:57 pm
Posted by Jyqm
on 2007-01-23 12:18:59