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This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #25: .


How it works
You are given 3 clues, ODD, EVEN and FULL. The answer to each clue is a single word. The ODD and EVEN words are anagrams using the ODD and EVEN letters of the FULL word.

Example:

FULL - Rearranged letters
ODD - Hindu goddess
EVEN - Persistent shew

Answer:

FULL - ANAGRAM
ODD - MARA (a, a, r, m)
EVEN - NAG (n, g, a)

Make sense? Good.

Now it's your turn
1.

FULL: Major revolution
ODD: Surprise attacks
EVEN: Missing light

2.

FULL: Keeping obedience
ODD: Sent away
EVEN: Popping ears

3.

FULL: Single plane
ODD: Pocket fuzz
EVEN: Toothy turner

4.

FULL: Ruler measure
ODD: Carangid fish
EVEN: Fork bit

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  • $\begingroup$ is each one always a single word? $\endgroup$
    – yitzih
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ This for the fortnightly challenge? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ @yitzih Yes, the answer to each clue is a single word. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Indeed. I've edited that in. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:26
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Cool puzzle concept. I'm a fan! $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:34

2 Answers 2

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Full answers:

  1. (from @GentlePurpleRain)

    FULL: Major revolution: INDUSTRIAL
    ODD: Surprise attacks: IDSRA* → RAIDS
    EVEN: Missing light: NUTIL* → UNLIT

  2. (with help from @YowE3K and OP)

    FULL: Keeping obedience: ENFORCER ? (verb/subject mismatch)
    ODD: Sent away: EFRE* → FREE
    EVEN: Popping ears: NOCR* → CORN
    if FULL is "Enforcing", which makes sense, even is "CORN" which also makes sense, and odd "FEIGN" ...

  3. FULL: Single plane: TRIANGLE, I think? (3 points, defining a single plane)
    ODD: Pocket fuzz: TINL* → LINT
    EVEN: Toothy turner: RAGE* → GEAR

  4. FULL: Ruler Measure: DISTANCE
    ODD: Carangid fish: DSAC* → SCAD
    EVEN: Fork bit: ITNE* → TINE

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  • $\begingroup$ How is "Sent away" = feign? Doesn't feign mean faking something? $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't, or I would have made that my answer. I'm still trying to find something that works. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio - I have put up an "answer", but only so that you can edit it into yours without me having to put it as a comment without spoilers $\endgroup$
    – YowE3K
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio I'm unfamiliar with your answer for 2-full starting with an i, perhaps you meant to start with an e? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidStarkey "Obedience keeper" might be better there $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:30
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Partial answer

1.

FULL: Major revolution = INDUSTRIAL (Industrial revolution)
ODD: Surprise attacks = IDSRA* = RAIDS
EVEN: Missing light = NUTIL* = UNLIT

I had 3 and 4 before Rubio posted them, but was trying to get all 4 before posting...

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