Friday, September 2, 2011

Maintain Your Brain Friday - Odd One Out

Today's Maintain Your Brain puzzle is "Odd One Out."

In each set of five words, one does not fit in. The idea is to spot a logical pattern of some kind in the words. The pattern might be in the structure of the words or the meaning of the words.

Good luck!

1. spill, cusp, blame, aspect, inspire
2. scarlet, blue, vermillion, crimson, coral
3. limp, drop, plain, like, true
4. orange, carrot, bean, squash, potato
5. balloon, sphere, globe, cube, marble
6. avid, era, island, try, underneath
7. send, comprehend, catch, impend, trend
8. water, clay, fluid, drink, serum
9. away, easy, aha, data, manna
10. cup, bowl, box, pole, vase

Due to the holiday weekend, answers will be posted on Tuesday.



    1. blame - rest have an 'sp' in them?
    2. blue - the only color a man would know.
    3. true - noun?
    4. orange - fruit?
    5. cube - not roundish?
    6. try - only one with a 'long' letter; (the y is long, like a 'g', 'j', 'p', 'q', etc?
    7. catch - end in 'end'
    8. clay - liquid-related?
    9. easy - doesn't have two a's
    10. pole - you put stuff in the rest of them?

  2. JR,

    1. Correct
    2. Correct, but different logic. :) It's the only one that's not related to red.
    3. No. Plain. All others are only 4 letter words.
    4. Correct
    5. Correct
    6. Correct, but different logic. It's the only one that doesn't start with a vowel.
    7. Correct
    8. Correct
    9. Correct
    10. Correct