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Your task remains the same as before - each ellipse represents an as-yet unknown category and each of the tiles belongs in at least one category. Two are placed to help you. Your question is which tiles go where and why?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice work on the Alex Bellos feature! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 16, 2022 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks - he's a good chap! $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2022 at 20:29

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I think this Venn diagram should be resolved as follows:

Resolved Venn diagram

Where the two ellipses represent:

Left: Words which can be affixed to a fruit to form a real word:

PINEAPPLE, CANDIDATE, GRAPEFRUIT, DISAPPEAR, PLUMMETING

Right: Words which can be affixed to a geometric object to form a real word:

HARPSICHORD, PINECONE, DISCOVERER, BEELINE, TRAMPOLINE, DISAPPOINT

'DISAP' and 'PINE' thus appear in the intersection between the two.

Note then that the title:

mentions 'angle' - another geometric feature, and hence a clue... (and you can also affix 'banana' to 'plug'!)

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow - that's quick and right! (Though you might be slightly out on one small point!) $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2022 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(QVFNC pna nyfb unir CBVAG) $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Jun 16, 2022 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ Ha, thanks - I'd even thought of that one and ruled it out, totally forgetting its relevance to that other category! Will fix... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 16, 2022 at 20:43

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