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Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:21 pm
by Marty Fuffkin
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?

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:55 pm
by Tichinde
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.

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:20 pm
by Marty Fuffkin
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.

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:46 pm
by katarn
Alphabet, Warehouse, Office and ? are words that describe things that contain other things?

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:50 pm
by Quietman
Instead of Orange you could have Alphabet (parent company of Google) to go with Samsung, Apple and Blackberry as phone manufacturers

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm
by Tichinde
Bring it down to kids level :)

I didn't know Google had a parent company....

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:17 pm
by Quietman
We shouldn't have to dumb everything down for the children! Give them high goals to aim for :P

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:34 am
by Marty Fuffkin
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.

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:08 am
by Tichinde
So I was right??

Sweet :)

Re: Sodding Puzzle!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:40 pm
by Quietman
So was Alphabet considered a tech company? ¬_¬