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    Put in a Good Word for Me - 4

    Put in a Good Word for Me - 4

    Find a common property shared by the 24 words in the list.
    Then insert the first word into its proper place in the list.



    7. FIDDLE

    hug
    board
    walk
    poke
    crossing
    leg
    serenade
    glove
    lip
    opera
    court
    shines
    train
    ramble
    bow
    iron
    express
    punch
    race
    skin
    cabbage
    cage
    party
    lily



    8. KNIFE

    great
    hun
    kid
    menace
    confessor
    red
    horse
    navigator
    terrible
    divine
    obscure
    magnificent
    magician
    moocher
    grouch
    elder
    bruce
    riveter
    sailor
    man
    toiler
    conquerer
    weeper
    Greek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Put in a Good Word for Me - 4






    Find a common property shared by the 24 words in the list.
    Then insert the first word into its proper place in the list.





    8. KNIFE

    great
    Spoiler:
    Alexander, the great

    hun
    Spoiler:
    Atilla, the hun

    kid
    Spoiler:
    Billy, the kid

    menace
    Spoiler:
    Dennis, the menace

    confessor
    Spoiler:
    Edward, the confessor

    red
    Spoiler:
    Eric, the red

    horse
    Spoiler:
    ??, the horse

    navigator
    Spoiler:
    Henry, the navigator

    terrible
    Spoiler:
    Ivan, the terrible

    divine
    Spoiler:
    John, the divine

    obscure
    Spoiler:
    Jude, the obscure

    magnificent
    Spoiler:
    Lorenzo, the magnificent

    knife
    Spoiler:
    Mack, the knife

    magician
    Spoiler:
    Merlin, the magician

    moocher
    Spoiler:
    Minnie, the moocher

    grouch
    Spoiler:
    Oscar, the grouch

    elder
    Spoiler:
    Pliny, the elder

    bruce
    Spoiler:
    Robert, the bruce

    riveter
    Spoiler:
    Rosie, the riveter

    sailor
    Spoiler:
    Sinbad, the sailor

    man
    Spoiler:
    You, da man!

    toiler
    Spoiler:
    Tillie, the toiler

    conquerer
    Spoiler:
    William, the conquerer

    weeper
    Spoiler:
    Willie, the weeper

    Greek
    Spoiler:
    Zorba, the Greek
    ??, the horse ??
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    You got the more obscure ones, too.
    Excellent, masters!


    Here are the others:


    THEME
    Spoiler:
    "(name) the ___"


    horse
    Spoiler:
    Harry the Horse
    from "Guys and Dolls"


    magician
    Spoiler:
    alternate answer: Mandrake
    (an old OLD comic strip)


    man
    Spoiler:
    Stan the man
    Stan Musial, baseball great



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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    You got the more obscure ones, too.
    Excellent, masters!


    Here are the others:


    man

    Spoiler:
    Stan the man
    Spoiler:


    Stan Musial, baseball great





    I should've gotten Stan, "the man". I haven't figured out the other set's characteristics yet. Still working on it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Put in a Good Word for Me - 4





    Find a common property shared by the 24 words in the list.
    Then insert the first word into its proper place in the list.



    7. FIDDLE

    hug
    board
    walk
    poke
    crossing
    leg
    serenade
    glove
    lip
    opera
    court
    shines
    train
    ramble
    bow
    iron
    express
    punch
    race
    skin
    cabbage
    cage
    party
    lily

    I'm not sure about this, but here goes:


    Spoiler:

    Bear hug
    Buck board

    Cat walk

    Cow poke
    Deer crossing
    Dog leg
    ? serenade
    Fox glove
    Hare lip
    Horse opera
    Kangaroo court
    Monkey shines
    Mule train
    Muskrat ramble
    Ox bow
    Pig iron
    Pony express
    Rabbit punch
    Rat race
    Rhino skin
    ? cabbage
    Squirrel cage
    Stag party
    Tiger lily



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    An excellent job, masters!

    Here are the two missing items ... and an improvement (I think).


    THEME
    Spoiler:
    animals


    serenade
    Spoiler:
    Donkey Serenade
    (song by Rudolph Friml)


    cabbage
    Spoiler:
    skunk cabbage


    skin
    Spoiler:
    sheepskin


    Last edited by Soroban; May 13th 2009 at 03:49 PM.
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