Wednesday, July 12, 2006

3 of a Kind Game

I did this word game in my Reader's Digest (thank you, sweet hubby for the subscription) . All the credit goes to the July 2006 edition of the Reader's Digest (RD Challenge by Will Shortz, p. 200) . It would probably be a bad idea to copy and paste it all over the world if you haven't paid for a subscription. Even so, I had a lot of fun, and it was easier to put it here than copy it and send it to all my friends and family. You will have to forgive me for being crabby, but that is just the way I am today.

Instructions: Figure out what the trio in each set have in common, as long as the answer is a six-letter plural word, ending in -s.

Example: Railroad, wild animal, music CD: TRACKS

Please email me your answers and I will tell you if you are right. I probably will not post the answers here (unless someone bribes me with lasagna or chocolate) ha ha
Here goes....
1. trombone, children's playground, labratory microscope
2. parade, malt shop, tackle box
3. weight, British bank, ASPCA
4. dentist, dry run, Army camp
5. hunting dog, compass, scoreboard
6. dungeon, jewelry store, scoreboard
7. fish, sheet music, dieters
8. municipal parking lot, electric utility, rhythm in verse
9. golf course, salad, environmentalists
10. boxing match, doctor, children's song
11. beach, rifle, pasta
12. rupture, school year, good fortune

The first time I tried to do this, my brain was fuzzy and I couldn't get any of them. The second time a little light bulb went off in my brain and I got quite a few of them. Numbers 2, 10, 11, and 12 were ones that I couldn't get for a long time. Good luck.

9 comments:

Motherkitty said...

I sent you my answers.

Tomas Dennis said...

I am working on it. It may take me a week but I'll do it.

Alipurr said...

good job motherkitty, she's got all but 2 so far....

Motherkitty said...

So, at least tell me which two (besides 11) so I can work on them.

Alipurr said...

Mom, you missed number 5, try that one again. 11 is the other one.

Motherkitty said...

Gotcha.

Franny said...

ARGH my eyes are crossing!!!

Alipurr said...

1. trombone, children's playground, labratory microscope: SLIDES
2. parade, malt shop, tackle box: FLOATS
3. weight, British bank, ASPCA: POUNDS
4. dentist, dry run, Army camp: DRILLS
5. hunting dog, compass, scoreboard: POINTS
6. dungeon, jewelry store, sequence: CHAINS
7. fish, sheet music, dieters: SCALES
8. municipal parking lot, electric utility, rhythm in verse: METERS
9. golf course, salad, environmentalists: GREENS
10. boxing match, doctor, children's song: ROUNDS
11. beach, rifle, pasta: SHELLS
12. rupture, school year, good fortune: BREAKS

apparently, there was a typo on number 6, that should have been sequence instead of scoreboard again. sorry

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Thank you Alipurr...that was so much fun even though 6 & 8 stumped me for a while. I am now proud to say that I got all the answers right.

Is there a prize? hehehe