A single word connects all of these images:

The Sea or an Ocean

A Rainbow

Gimli; a character from The Lord of the Rings

A Super-cute Sloth

A rescued BORG; from the TV show Star Trek Voyager

The Pyramid of Giza

A Zip

What is the word, and what are the connections?


1 Answer 1


How appropriate that there are...

...7 pictures...

...as what are pictured are...

...allusions to the number 7.

Picture by picture   (trail-of-clues commentary tagged on in response to a comment) :

  1. One of the 7 seas.

The initial hunch from pictures 5 and 6 was reinforced by this   ↑   ocean and that   ↓   rainbow, in particular, whose details are still fresh from dealing with Two many rainbows?.

  1. A rainbow with 7 nominal colors.

  2. Gimli, from The Lord of the Rings, “a remote descendant of Durin the Deathless, chief of the 7 Fathers of the Dwarves.” a dwarf, which brings to mind Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.

(   ↑   Saved for last, using pure image look-up and word searching. Got l u c k y ! Clues like this are the most thrilling, when they fit into place, that is.)

  1. A sloth, named after one of the 7 capital/deadly sins, also featured as scary graffiti in the movie Se7en.

   ↑   That face keeps showing up at the ends of some of the more unusual mammalian necks in nature documentaries. It took the suggestiveness of other clues to think of the thematic connection, but there it was.

  1. 7 of Nine, a reformed Borg in the TV series Star Trek Voyager.

   ↑   This was the clue that got me going as, fortunately, I could only remember the name of the character but not of the actor. So the pyramid   ↓   compounded that into a hunch.

  1. Khufu’s pyramid at Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient/ Modern World.

7.    A zipper, as in the compressor/archiver 7-Zip.

As for this puzzle’s title:

7 is considered a number that brings...

...“Good luck!”

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ How did you get this within.. what 10 minutes of posting? Really, what were your major leads/hunches and which followed afterwards? $\endgroup$
    – zahbaz
    Apr 13, 2017 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ You're right, @zahbaz, I should recount the trail of clues in the solution. I happened to recognize the TV character and the pyramid, so they got me going. And had I realized how fresh this puzzle was, I wouldn't have tried because someone else would have surely posted first. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Apr 13, 2017 at 9:15
  • $\begingroup$ @humn Why not? If you found it first, post it first! $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Apr 13, 2017 at 11:24
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    $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Is that really the logic for the third picture? I figured it was a reference to Snow White's dwarfs. $\endgroup$
    – Scott M
    Apr 13, 2017 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @ScottM the simplest solution is usually the right one, especially where I'm concerned... +1 $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2017 at 22:23

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