The following thirteen English words all share a certain property:


However, there is a fourteenth word that belongs to this group, and it is not "Joker". What is that word?

  • $\begingroup$ Are there only fourteen in the group? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 28 '15 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ Usually there are only fourteen. I haven't personally heard of a case where there are more. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Mar 28 '15 at 22:25
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    $\begingroup$ "Deuce" or "knave" seem like perfectly valid solutions to me (although I realise your comment is probably meant to be a hint). $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 28 '15 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ Deuce is just two, and Knave is just jack. I'm looking for a word that's not equivalent to any of them. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Mar 28 '15 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ This feels like a trivia challenge rather than a puzzle. $\endgroup$ – xnor Mar 30 '15 at 4:49

The 14th word is:

KNIGHT which is used in a French Tarot deck of cards. The Knight is ranked between the Jack and the Queen.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are absolutely correct. Well done. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Mar 29 '15 at 0:33
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    $\begingroup$ @JoeZ. So being able to answer the question is based on knowing the right piece of trivia? I don't feel this is really a puzzle :-/ $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 29 '15 at 0:44
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor - I think this is just a sequence which is similar to some of the other sequences that have been posted (derived from obscure sources). $\endgroup$ – Len Mar 29 '15 at 0:49
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, it was just an idea I had of a set of 13 elements that most people wouldn't realize had a 14th element. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Mar 29 '15 at 1:46

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