A single word connects these images:

An aircraft hanger

Some general waste

A pair of arms

A turn sign

A lemur tail

A medieval rack


A paint brush and paint cans

A science lab

What is the word, and what are the connections?


2 Answers 2


The word might be:



Hangar => coat hanger
Waste => waistcoat
Arms => coat of arms
Turn => turncoat
Tail => tailcoat
Medieval rack => coat rack
Rain => raincoat
Paint => coat of paint
Laboratory => labcoat

The title

A coat covers surfaces.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Well done Norbo. Correct answer, good explanations and interesting name... Norbo, welcome to puzzling! (ps. the skeleton is on a medieval RACK) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers And how interesting this site is. Thanks for the warm welcome! :) $\endgroup$
    – Norbo
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 11:17

My guess is:



Hangar -> Black Hangar Studios (film studio)
Waste -> Blackwater (waste water)
Arms -> Blackarm (cotton disease)
Turn Back -> Turn Black? Black Turn: Operation Barbarossa?
Lemur Tail -> Black Lemur
Medieval Rack -> Black Death (during medieval period)
Rain -> Black Rain (action thriller or music album)
Paint -> Paint it Black (song)
Science Lab -> Black Mesa (Half-Life series)

As for the title:

When your eyes are covered, all you see is black.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry. It's nothing so dark. Some good fits though. +1 $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 10:27
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Damn. And there I thought I was onto something for once :( $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 10:28
  • $\begingroup$ and what an appropriate answer it would have been for you to get! :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 10:35

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