# What will replace the question mark?

Please find out what word should replace the question mark.

      apple      |   garlic    |     amla
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pointed gourd  |      ?      |    radish
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guava      |  pineapple  |  watermelon


And explain the logic.

• Is the word should be from the other given names or totally different word? Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 18:15
• Here is a picture Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 16:36

The '?' should be replaced by the word

FREE.

This is because

The middle square is always FREE.

• Questions tagged as "Lateral Thinking" are the best. Complete license to be silly. :) Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 0:23
• I really like this one. ;) Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 3:02

This is my logic.

Replacing the $?$ mark with pineapple gives us-- guava $?$ watermelon, which asks us for an option between two very similar things. So pineapple is the likely word.

Pineapple.

Explanation:

If I replace it with pineapple, then all the fruits will come in line (diagonals) and the veggies are distinguished. Then corners are taken by fruits and sides by vegetables except for pineapple, which is the center point that joins all fruits. (Considering amla as a fruit)

Visualization:

• Whats lateral thinking here? Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 17:42
• Well, the questions seem like ? will be replaced by some other thing, but it may be supposed to make a pattern by moving some other thing in place if ? which is not so straight. Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 17:59

maybe

pen.

because

pen pineapple apple pen form loop . other items are kept to just distract . https://youtu.be/Ct6BUPvE2sM - link to song.

image

• Seriously??????? Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 17:55