Each group has three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each group describes a different set of words). Example: king, ring, wing.
1a) a military rank
1b) a landed estate
1c) an elected official
2a) to turn upside down
2b) to cover completely
2c) to create for the first time
3a) a sticky substance
3c) slang for "leg"
4a) to abuse verbally
4b) to make a new version
4c) to restore to life
I'm posting one puzzle, riddle, math, or statistical problem a day. Try to answer each one and post your answers in the comments section. I'll post the answer the next day. Even if you have the same answer as someone else, feel free to put up your answer, too!
Friday, August 18, 2006
Three at a time
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1. Major, Manor, MayorReplyDelete
Thought I would argue it's a bit of misdirection to use that definition for invest.
1) major, manor, mayorReplyDelete
2) invert, invest, invent
3) gum, gem, gam
4) revile, revise, revive
And aren't all puzzles an excercise in misdirection? ;-)