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Odd-One-Out Answers (2005)

Yes, this is the page with answers, but that doesn't mean you can just go clicking away willy-nilly. The point is for you to work out the answers for yourself. Trust me - you'll enjoy yourself much more by racking your brains for hours on end than by giving up after a mere 5 seconds of bafflement.

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January 2005

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February 2005

Please note that extremely erudite people may miss the point of this one by being too pedantic. Just go with the obvious.

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March 2005

Did you know that this year Good Friday (the day Jesus died) falls on the same day as the Annunciation (the day Jesus was conceived)? I've often wondered if the fact that 25th March (the day the One Ring was destroyed) became the start of the new year in Gondor had any connection with the fact that Tolkien was a Catholic and the date was a significant one in the Christian calendar.

Such musings are intended to divert you from the fact that I never got around to creating an odd-one-out page this month. Sorry.

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April 2005

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May 2005

Too busy for five this month, but here's a fairly topical one.

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June 2005

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Summer 2005

I never got around to creating my odd-one-out puzzles for July or August, but here is a slightly different puzzle to divert you for a brief while.

There are many words beginning SW - as in "Switch from sweeping out your swine to swinging your sword at a swarthy swindler." There are many words beginning TW - as in "Twice twenty stars twinkled in the twilight as two twits twisted twigs together." And there are many words beginning AW - as in "An awful awakening awaited her, when her awesome awning went awkwardly awry." Other than this, there are only ten reasonably common words whose second letter is W. Can you find them - without recourse to a dictionary!

To help you out, here are some clues to the ten words. None of these begin with S, T or A. All of them have W as their second letter. How many can you identify?

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September 2005

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October 2005

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November 2005

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December 2005

This first puzzle is a ludicrously simple one (or perhaps a simply ludicrous one) based on a very silly children's riddle...

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