Note: My grandma is a little odd. She only likes certain things. Solve this puzzle by providing phrases that are true. For example: Grandma likes A but not B

  • Grandma likes coffee but not tea.
  • Grandma likes fall but not autumn.
  • Grandma likes seconds but not minutes.
  • Grandma likes dark but not light.
  • Grandma likes one but not two.
  • Grandma likes false but not true.

(Puzzle Credit: My friend Derek)

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    $\begingroup$ I believe that this is a Grandma Likes Word™ puzzle in sheep’s clothing. $\endgroup$ Oct 27, 2016 at 14:26
  • $\begingroup$ Good call.Worth it to rework the question? $\endgroup$
    – Kevin Rock
    Oct 27, 2016 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ It's up to you.  If it were my choice, I'd slap on a word-property tag and leave the rest alone. $\endgroup$ Oct 27, 2016 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Beastly Why did you make that edit? $\endgroup$
    – grg
    Oct 28, 2016 at 9:26
  • $\begingroup$ @grgarside oh that was just a test. Probably should have done it somewhere else.. $\endgroup$ Oct 28, 2016 at 11:17

1 Answer 1


Grandma likes

Flowers but not plants
Fingers but not toes
Fridges but not magnets
In but not out
Pancakes but not sweets
Paper clips but not staples


Because grandma does not like Tea!

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    $\begingroup$ This is an oldie but a goodie. $\endgroup$
    – paolo
    Oct 27, 2016 at 16:36

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