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A Special Group of Words

These words all fall into a special group. Your challenge is to nominate one of the words below and determine why it fits into the special group.

RING
TOPS
MANATEE
WINDLESS
EARTH
ANGER

Choose the word that also falls into the above group

a. MATTER
b. TUNES
c. OUGHT
d. HEARTH

c. OUGHT

Each of these words forms a different word when the last letter is moved to the front.

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If You Break Me

If you break me
I do not stop working,
If you touch me
I may be snared,
If you lose me
Nothing will matter.

What am I?

Hope.

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A Red Drum

A red drum which sounds
Without being touched,
And grows silent,
When it is touched.

What is it?

Your heart.

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A Special Something Shared

The numbers 3, 7, 8, 40, 50 and 60 all share something that no other whole number does. What is it?

When spelled out in English they each have exactly five letters.

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Rude Otto

Hannah, Otto, Todd and Eve were walking down the street. Suddenly Otto rudely told Todd he was an outsider and didn’t belong. What made Todd different?

Todd is not a palindrome.

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Passes Before The Sun

What passes before the sun but makes no shadow?

Air.

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Days Before August 17th

How many days before August 17th is it, if fifty days ago, it was four times as many days since March 30th?

18 days or July 30th.

17 August – 18 days = 30 July.
30 July – 50 days = 10 June.
10 June – 30 March = 72 days, which equals 4 × 18.

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Run Smoother Than Any Rhyme

What runs smoother than any rhyme, loves to fall but cannot climb?

Water

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Just Two Letters

Using just two letters, fill in the blank letters below to make five English words. The letters are not always in the same order and the same letter may of course be used more than once. What are the words?

1. _ N T _ I N _
2. V I _ _ _ R
3. _ H _ _ L
4. _ _ _ K
5. _ _ _

The two letters are E and W. They make the following words

1. ENTWINE
2. VIEWER
3. WHEEL
4. WEEK
5. EWE

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Full Of Lines

I’m full of lines and my job is to lie, yet I’m revered by many. What am I?

An actor. They memorize lines and lie about who they are, yet well-known actors are mobbed by fans whenever they’re seen in public.

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