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Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Marty Fuffkin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:21 pm

My wife is a school teacher and a good way of keeping the children occupied is by giving them a puzzle or riddle to work out. The headteacher emailed the following word association riddle to all the teachers and it's got children and teachers stumped.

I wonder if the collective brains of Preys can help?

This riddle is based on the TV programme Only Connect, where contestants have to link up 4 words which all have a connection. For example:

Homer, Marge, Lisa and Bart = All characters in The Simpsons.

So in the list of 16 words below, you need to try and make a connection between 4 of the words and say what that connection is. There are four connections in total. Each word may only be used once.

Orange
Rose
Cottage
Apple
Flat
Blackberry
Warehouse
Game
Alphabet
Kate
Mulberry
Office
Custard
Holly
Samsung
Bungalow


I have been staring at this all morning and have come up with two possible connections.

Cottage, Apple, Custard and Game = All types of pie
Mulberry, Rose, Holly, Kate = All types of bushes.

However, this leaves me with a load of nonsense words with zero connections. Can you guys do any better?

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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Tichinde » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:55 pm

Samsung, Blackberry, Apple, Orange - Mobile related
Mulberry, Rose, Holly, Kate - Bushes
Warehouse, Office, Flat, Bungalow - buildings

Leaves me:
Game
Alphabet
Custard
Cottage

Which is gibberish...

Don't see how Samsung can tie into anything but the mobile related side of things.
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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Marty Fuffkin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:20 pm

Hmm...what about swapping Alphabet with Apple to make:

Alphabet, Samsung, Blackberry, Orange = Things you'd find on a mobile

And your left with:

Game, Apple, Custard, Cottage = All pies.

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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby katarn » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Alphabet, Warehouse, Office and ? are words that describe things that contain other things?

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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Quietman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:50 pm

Instead of Orange you could have Alphabet (parent company of Google) to go with Samsung, Apple and Blackberry as phone manufacturers
IMO :P :wink: :P :wink: :P :wink:
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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Tichinde » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm

Bring it down to kids level :)

I didn't know Google had a parent company....
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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Quietman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:17 pm

We shouldn't have to dumb everything down for the children! Give them high goals to aim for :P
IMO :P :wink: :P :wink: :P :wink:
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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Marty Fuffkin » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:34 am

Just in case anyone is losing sleep over this, we were on the right track.

The four categories were Pies, Bushes, Buildings and Tech companies.

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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Tichinde » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:08 am

So I was right??

Sweet :)
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Re: Sodding Puzzle!

Postby Quietman » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:40 pm

So was Alphabet considered a tech company? ¬_¬
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