The secret agency Tycoon emailed a code to its agent 006. They are "RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER". Leaving one which is fake, all other words have something in common. Can you help in finding the fake word?

(Source: https://www.hitbullseye.com/)


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Here's my answer:

ATTACK isn't a palindrome, so that's the fake word.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh didn't see you answered. Hope you get the check! $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 1:34
  • $\begingroup$ Ah it's alright :) $\endgroup$
    – oAlt
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 1:44

Is it the one that doesn't begin and end with the same letters (not a palindrome)? Attack...
Credit: not me, I initially stopped reading too soon.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh yeah say that $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 1:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you are very close to the real answer. (Your answer is also correct.) $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 1:20

I think the answer is

The other words have the following in common which ATTACK does not:
- Palindromic
- Prime length
- Begin with a consonant


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