Introducing the 'Where?' puzzle genre – a type of word association puzzle popularised by The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016).
General instructions (adapted from the book): This puzzle type consists of an ordered list of words (written in columns purely for convenience), which should be read from left to right and top to bottom. The question itself asks you where in the list a specific additional word should be placed i.e. between which two neighbouring words in the list our additional word belongs.
In a similar way to a connect-wall puzzle, the words in the list can be partitioned into equal-sized sets depending on words associated with them; each set usually has a different word association method to the others. Importantly, the list has been arranged so that these associated words are in alphabetical order. Typically there are 7 sets of 8 words, or 8 sets of 7 words (though other combinations are possible). The additional word is the missing member of one of the sets, and you have to work out where in the list the associated word fits alphabetically, and hence where the word itself should appear in the list.
e.g. A very small and contrived example (solution follows): Where does 'Laughter' fit in the following list?
In this case, we seek 3 sets of 3 words, and the word associations can be correctly resolved as follows:
|Icing (on the) CAKE||Rather (F)ATHER||Sit (on the) FENCE||Penny LANE|
|Bother (M)OTHER||Norwegian WOOD||Slap (on the) WRIST||Paperback WRITER|
Here, the 3 sets are: (a) 'SOMETHING on the BLANK' idioms, (b) Words that become family relations by changing the first letter, and (c) Two-word Beatles songs missing the second word. The set which only has 2 members so far is the 'family relations' set, so note that LAUGHTER can become (D)AUGHTER, and its correct place in the list would be between Icing and Rather, since DAUGHTER (the associated word) comes alphabetically between CAKE and FATHER. (Note that the associated words appear in alphabetical order, as described above...)
Now for the real question - a Stiv original, based on the GCHQ format...
Where does ‘Eye’ fit in the following list?
In the first instance, please hold off posting partial answers unless you think you have found at least half of the correct word associations (although if you make it that far, why not push to complete the whole puzzle!). Thank you, and enjoy!