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Friday 4x4: A (cooperative?) Puzzle Thread

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Trying something new.

 

I'll give you a list of 16 words or phrases. Your job is to break that list down into exactly 4 groups of exactly 4 words each by identifying the common link between the words in each group. You need to give me both the 4 groups of 4 words, and what each group has in common. There (should) be one and only one way to do this, although there will be red herrings! 

 

You can work together in this thread, or go it alone. 

Please, do not Google the puzzle for answers, let's not spoil it (though you may need to look up some word definitions, that is allowed). Some of you may recognize the lists, please don't give them away for the other solvers.

 

I'll post the first puzzle in the next post

 

For example, given the words:

  • Pi 
  • Psi
  • Mouth
  • Source
  • Light
  • Bank
  • Manta
  • Safe
  • X
  • Delta
  • Wallet
  • Lambda
  • Pocket
  • Tau
  • Gamma
  • Bed

The correct answer is:

 

1) Bank, Safe, Wallet, Pocket: places to keep your money

2) Mouth, Source, Delta, Bed: parts of a river

3) Light, Manta, X, Gamma: can be followed by "ray"

4) Pi, Psi, Lambda, Tau: Greek letters

 

Note the red herrings! For example, Delta and Gamma are also Greek letters, but, you won't end up with 4 groups of exactly 4 words each if you put them in the wrong group. The above list is the only correct 4x4 arrangement.

 

 

You can work together in this thread, or go it alone. 

Please, do not Google for answers, let's not spoil it. Some of you may recognize the lists, please don't give them away for the other solvers.

 

I'll post the first puzzle in the next post

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First puzzle:

  • Po
  • Hollywood
  • Goofy
  • Amethyst
  • Zombie
  • Tinky Winky
  • Arno
  • Dopey
  • Daffy
  • Tiber
  • Dipsy
  • Cop
  • Barney
  • La La
  • Passer 
  • Lavender

 

Go!

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1 minute ago, Walking Boot said:

First puzzle:

  • Po
  • Hollywood
  • Goofy
  • Amethyst
  • Zombie
  • Tinky Winky
  • Arno
  • Dopey
  • Daffy
  • Tiber
  • Dipsy
  • Cop
  • Barney
  • La La
  • Passer 
  • Lavender

 

Go!

Moo

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48 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

First puzzle:

  • Po
  • Hollywood
  • Goofy
  • Amethyst
  • Zombie
  • Tinky Winky
  • Arno
  • Dopey
  • Daffy
  • Tiber
  • Dipsy
  • Cop
  • Barney
  • La La
  • Passer 
  • Lavender

 

Go!

Hollywood, La La, Cop, Zombie: movies names with "Land" following those words

Tinky Winky, Barney, Amethyst, Lavender - purple

 

Edited by Dr. Octopus

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Ah.... I see what you did.  Some can be in more than one.  Clever.  Forget my Telletubbies

 

Po - Arno - Tiber - Passer are rivers in Italy.  Are they in one region?  I don't remember.

Amethyst - Tinky Winky - Barney - Lavender are things that are purple.

Hollywood - Zombie - Cop - La La are all Lands in Movies  (La La is what threw me.  The Telletubbie is named Laa Laa)

Goofy - Dopey - Daffy - Dipsy are all children's characters. 

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36 minutes ago, Yankee23Fan said:

Ah.... I see what you did.  Some can be in more than one.  Clever.  Forget my Telletubbies

 

Po - Arno - Tiber - Passer are rivers in Italy.  Are they in one region?  I don't remember.

Amethyst - Tinky Winky - Barney - Lavender are things that are purple.

Hollywood - Zombie - Cop - La La are all Lands in Movies  (La La is what threw me.  The Telletubbie is named Laa Laa)

Goofy - Dopey - Daffy - Dipsy are all children's characters. 

Correct!

I'd also accept "synonyms for silly" or "words that describe @belljr" for the fourth category

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Bream-Herring-Pollack-Skate are fish.

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Histone is throwing me.... no idea.    And seeing the posts above my fish one  wondering where I messed up.

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Damn Yankee you need some work to do?

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1 minute ago, Zow said:

Damn Yankee you need some work to do?

I'm done for the day.  Just putzing around while money hits where it's supposed to hit.

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47 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

Let's try

  • Herring
  • Dab
  • Itsu
  • Beehive
  • Luge
  • Bob
  • Payot
  • Snowboard
  • Skate
  • Skeleton
  • Bream
  • Mynah
  • Pageboy
  • Histone
  • Ski 
  • Pollack

None of these have ever been in my kitchen.

#itsalittleknownfact

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58 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

Let's try

  • Herring
  • Dab
  • Itsu
  • Beehive
  • Luge
  • Bob
  • Payot
  • Snowboard
  • Skate
  • Skeleton
  • Bream
  • Mynah
  • Pageboy
  • Histone
  • Ski 
  • Pollack

Ski - snowboard - luge - skeleton: winter sports 

pageboy-bob-beehive-payot  : hairstyles

pollack-herring-skate-itsu: fish

mynah-bream-histone-itsu: birds

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3 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

Ski - snowboard - luge - skeleton: winter sports 

pageboy-bob-beehive-payot  : hairstyles

pollack-herring-skate-itsu: fish

mynah-bream-histone-itsu: birds

dab was left out

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4 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

Herring-mynah-itsu-histone : all start with possessive pronouns?

Correct! 

 

Ski - snowboard - luge - skeleton: winter sports 

pageboy - bob - beehive - payot: hairstyles

pollack - dab - skate - bream: fish

Herring - mynah - itsu - histone: all start with possessive pronouns

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Just now, Long Ball Larry said:

Record-stop-eject-play: vcr buttons

Pause

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tie-scarf-lanyard-cravat: Things you might use to strangle belljr

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yap-ruff-bark-woof

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4 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

One more?

 

 

  • Scarf
  • Ruff
  • Collar
  • Lanyard
  • Bark
  • Cravat
  • Yap
  • Woof

Pause-play-eject-stop: vcr buttons

scarf-collar-cravat-lanyard: neckwear

yap-woof-bark-ruff: dog sounds

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3 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

Pause-play-eject-stop: vcr buttons

scarf-collar-cravat-lanyard: neckwear

yap-woof-bark-ruff: dog sounds

Fast! With Circuit-record-tie-jaw: breaker, you got 'em!

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One more easy one, then:

 

  • Lambada
  • Calypso
  • Satan
  • Magnifico
  • Sylvester
  • Galileo
  • Beelzebub
  • Lucifer
  • Salem
  • Tango
  • Bossa Nova
  • Abaddon
  • Scratchy
  • Fandango
  • Bismillah
  • Stimpy

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Magnifico, Galileo, Fandango, Bismillah - Bohemian Rapsody

Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Abaddon - The Devil

Lambada, Calypso, Tango, Bossa Nova - Dances/Music

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9 minutes ago, rick6668 said:

Magnifico, Galileo, Fandango, Bismillah - Bohemian Rapsody

Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Abaddon - The Devil

Lambada, Calypso, Tango, Bossa Nova - Dances/Music

 

The puzzle is 4x4 but I'll give you credit ;), shared with @Long Ball Larry providing the TV cats: Sylvester-scratchy-stimpy-Salem


I might have a few more for next week.

 

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27 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

 

The puzzle is 4x4 but I'll give you credit ;), shared with @Long Ball Larry providing the TV cats: Sylvester-scratchy-stimpy-Salem


I might have a few more for next week.

 

Yeah, I saw his post above.  These are very cool.

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3 hours ago, Dr. Octopus said:

Hollywood, La La, Cop, Zombie: movies names with "Land" following those words

Tinky Winky, Barney, Amethyst, Lavender - purple

 

Cop fits with "Land" as well (the Stallone movie)

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:58 PM, Walking Boot said:

 

The puzzle is 4x4 but I'll give you credit ;), shared with @Long Ball Larry providing the TV cats: Sylvester-scratchy-stimpy-Salem


I might have a few more for next week.

 

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Welcome back!

A quick reminder of the game... I'll give you a list of 16 words or phrases. Your job is to break that list down into exactly 4 groups of exactly 4 words each by identifying the common link between the words in each group. You need to give me both the 4 groups of 4 words, and what each group has in common. There (should) be one and only one way to do this, although there will be red herrings! 

Please, do not Google the puzzle for answers, let's not spoil it (though you may need to look up some word definitions, that is allowed). Some of you may recognize the lists, please don't give them away for the other solvers.

 

A warm up:

  • Bobby
  • Psi
  • Digger
  • Torr
  • Rush
  • JR
  • Pascal
  • Safety
  • Atmosphere
  • T
  • Standard
  • Sue Ellen
  • Drawing
  • Nugget
  • Jenna
  • Bar

 

Go!

 

 

 

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Sue Ellen, JR, Bobby, Jenna - Dallas TV Show

Torr, Pascal, Psi, Atmosphere- Pressure Measurements

Bar, Nugget, Rush, Standard - Words that follow Gold

Drawing, T, Safety, Digger - I'm stuck

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