# Group think challenge

What missing member/s does each group have? The first letter sets of related words are as ff:

S E W (?) $\checkmark$

S W S (?) $\checkmark$

T I M R (?) $\checkmark$

S S T T (?) $\checkmark$

R K K B P (?) $\checkmark$

S T U B C (?) $\checkmark$

D T R S M F (?) $\checkmark$

D D G H S S (?) $\checkmark$

G O B I R Y (?) $\checkmark$

A A A A A A (?) $\checkmark$

J U M M E N N S (?) $\checkmark$

M A D O N S J A M (? ? ?) $\checkmark$

J J A F F S S E N T T T (? ?) $\checkmark$

• Is there a meaning behind the rearrangement of the letters, or is it just a way to obfuscate the answer? – Ian MacDonald May 2 '17 at 17:30
• tried to give meaning but rather simply defocusing – TSLF May 2 '17 at 17:34
• Interesting puzzle! I was hoping the discovered letters would anagram into a word or phrase, though. – GoldenGremlin May 2 '17 at 19:12
• Echoing @IanMacDonald, I think this puzzle would have been better if the letters were given in a sensible order. – Sp3000 May 2 '17 at 22:33

S E W (?) $\checkmark$ Rubio

S E W (?) → South East West North, therefore (N)?

S W S (?) $\checkmark$ JonMark Perry

Spring, Winter, Summer, Autumn

T I M R (?) $\checkmark$ mnemonic

Thumb, Index, Middle, Ring, Pinky

S S T T (?) $\checkmark$ ffao

Smell, Sight, Touch, Taste, Hearing

R K K B P (?) $\checkmark$ ffao

Rook, King, Knight, Bishop, Pawn, Queen

S T U B C (?) $\checkmark$ Kevin Long

Strange Top Up Bottom Charm Down (types of quarks)

D T R S M F (?) $\checkmark$ Kevin Long

Do Ti Re So Mi Fa La

D D G H S S (?) $\checkmark$ indubitablee

Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful

G O B I R Y (?) $\checkmark$ Silenus

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. So the missing letter is V.

A A A A A A (?) $\checkmark$ indubitablee

Asia, (North) America, (South) America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, Europe

J U M M E N N S (?) $\checkmark$ JonMark Perry

Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Mars, Earth, Neptune, Nine, Saturn, Venus

M A D O N S J A M (? ? ?) $\checkmark$ Ian MacDonald

March April December October November September January August May July February June

J J A F F S S E N T T T (? ?) $\checkmark$ ffao

Joker, Jack, Ace, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Two, Three, Queen, King

S S T T (?)

Smell, Sight, Touch, Taste, Hearing

J J A F F S S E N T T T (? ?)

Joker, Jack, Ace, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Two, Three, Queen, King

R K K B P (?)

Rook, King, Knight, Bishop, Pawn, Queen

• I ought to check mark the summary of all that have contributed to the completion of the puzzle..just recognizing ffao for best effort.. – TSLF May 5 '17 at 15:56

J U M M E N N S (?)

Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Mars, Earth, Neptune, Nine, Saturn, Venus

S W S (?)

Spring, Winter, Summer, Autumn

• Nine? Did you mix up your mnemonic device with the answer, or is there some astronomical development I'm behind on hearing about? – feelinferrety May 3 '17 at 0:15
• @feelinferrety Planet Nine has replaced our beloved pluto – c.. May 3 '17 at 4:31

T I M R (?)

Thumb, Index, Middle, Ring, Pinky

Am I understanding this correctly? The letters given are

the first letters of a set of associated words, e.g.
S E W (?) → South East West North, therefore (N)?

• Yes N is correct – TSLF May 2 '17 at 17:20

I'm not sure if these are supposed to be ordered or if they're supposed to mean something over and above the simple letters shown, but this one is:

M A D O N S J A M (? ? ?)

M(arch) A(pril) D(ecember) O(ctober) N(ovember) S(eptember) J(anuary) A(ugust) M(ay) J(uly) F(ebruary) J(une)

D D G H S S (?)

Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful

A A A A A A (?)

Asia, (North) America, (South) America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, Europe

G O B I R Y (?)

is

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. So the missing letter is V.

• all are English words..not sure if that set is international – TSLF May 2 '17 at 17:39

S T U B C (?)

Strange Top Up Bottom Charm Down (types of quarks)

D T R S M F (?)

Do Ti Re So Mi Fa La

• What is this from? – leigero May 2 '17 at 18:46
• @leigero There's a hyperlink in the answer. – Kevin Long May 2 '17 at 18:47
• +1 for the dtrsmf. not sure about the stubc though – indubitablee May 2 '17 at 19:12

S E W (?)

N - South East West North

• This answer is already given. Also, you need to put the spoiler blocks using '>!' before your content. Welcome to PSE! Hope you already took a tour – Techidiot May 3 '17 at 3:28