Puzzle/ 19 June 09

priyad's Avatar
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Odd one out?

fel
urs
cerv
bov
can
uemc
vulp
SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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In the way you wrote it (small case), urs can be the one as it has no closed curves : all letters are open ended.

You should mention, in which sense, you select the "odd" one out.
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Ans : can is the only actual English word.

i agree with saswat, although on the flipside if she does give you in what sense, it'll be more easier...(until unless its really specific or tough)
so i guess its an open odd one out
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Is it really this hard, or I am thinking very critical ??!?

FEL + AI --> ALIFE
URS + AA --> AURAS
CERV + OE --> CORVEE
BOV + AE --> ABOVE
CAN + OE --> OCEAN
UECM + AI --> AECIUM

So, the above six, form meaningful English words when combined with 2 vowels and re-arranged.
But VULP + (any two vowels) --> No meaningful word.

So, VULP is odd one out !!

Priya, you should mention the sense in which it's "odd".
mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
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hehe priya is caught in another controversy... i guess shes gonna have a lot of coffee next time before posting the question
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cerv, because all the others take "-ine" to make a word, cerv takes "-ix".
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Correction: uemc, because there's no such word as uemcine. However cervine DOES exist (just looked it up). So all the rest make words when extended with -ine.
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Originally Posted by mayjune View Post
hehe priya is caught in another controversy... i guess shes gonna have a lot of coffee next time before posting the question
LOL !

@ xpi0t0s :
Your answer is also valid. But I wonder whose answer is Priya, going to prefer ??
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Aaah, go4expert members are hard to please. When the hint is given for the question-i.e., in which sense it is odd, it will become too easy to answer. Then again who wants easy question? I dont mind controversies as long as you all rack your brains before hitting the answer and have some fun too in the process

xpi0t0s has got the RIGHT answer- there is no word uemcine, however all others become meaningful words when "ine" is added....Congrats

again good thinking by Saswat, however is ALIFE a single word?
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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I also think it's uemc
But my reason is different, it contains 2 vowels whereas all others contain only 1 vowel.

Even I would say that there should be some hint.
If there is no hint and it's an open odd one out, all the people who opt for the correct answer (no matter what reason, as long as their reason is unique and first to appear) should get the prize.

Like in this case, if uemc comes out as the correct answer, we have 2 people who chose uemc with different reasons: xpi0t0s and myself

what do others (including Priya and Shabbir) think?


Priya is again caught in mess
And I thought Priya was going to post the new question after the morning coffee?
priya: What timezone do you follow?