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This is a list of groups.

The letters of each group's name are indicated with underscores(_), words separated by hyphens(-).

As these are groups (containing more than one item), most will end in an s, and this pluralization is given where warranted.

The list of letters that follow the names are the first letter(s) of each member of that group. These letters are not necessarily in traditional order (if such traditional order even exists).

All groups are finite and complete AFAIK unless otherwise noted (‡).

Example:
_ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ s
{S, S, T, T S}
Answer: Human - Senses
Group: {Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell}



1: _ _ _ s
{M, T, T, W, F, S, S}


2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{A, A, NA, A, A, SA, E}


3: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s †
{NA, A, SA, I, NP, SP, A}


4: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
{K, P, C, O, F, G, S}


5: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{M, B, F, R, A, I}


6: _ _ _ _ _ _ s †
{M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N}


7: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ s
{O, G, I, V, R, Y, B}


8: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s
{L, G, G, S, W, E, P}


9: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{C, T, C, D, P, K, H}


10: _ _ _ _ _ s
{J, M, M, J, S, N, F, A, J, A, O, D}


11: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ s ‡
{Ra, D, GM, G, MO, f, R, BG, h, JZ}


BONUS: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{D, C, SS, BT, AC, P, RC, DS, HV, M, PU}



† Modern Definition
‡ Incomplete, only current "Top Ten" shown

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there a pun in "groupie" 😅 $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    May 1 '18 at 16:26
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    $\begingroup$ This is one of my favorite puzzles in a while! $\endgroup$ May 1 '18 at 17:17
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    $\begingroup$ Is it strange that so many have 7 items? This was not on purpose, I just noticed. (BTW, it was surprisingly hard to come up with items that were (mostly) finite and complete... Try it! $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ @Chowzen Obligatory (spoilery?) xkcd. $\endgroup$
    – AuxTaco
    May 1 '18 at 23:06
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11: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ s ‡
{Ra, D, GM, G, MO, f, R, BG, h, JZ}

Puzzling-Users
{Rand al'Thor, Deusovi, Gareth McCaughan, Gamow, M Oehm, f'', Rubio, Beastly Gerbil, hexomino, Joe Z.}

BONUS: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{D, C, SS, BT, AC, P, RC, DS, HV, M, PU}

These-Questions
{Days, Continents, Seven-Seas, Biological-Taxonomy, Animal-Classes, Planets, Rainbow-Colors, Deadly-Sins, Heavenly-Virtues, Months, Puzzling-Users}

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice job there :) $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    May 1 '18 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ Answer #11 is correct. (Fixed the Dyslexic clue, Thakns!); $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ Bonus is correct, though I was going for rot13(Gurfr Dhrfgvbaf). $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ I have edited it in now, and completed the list $\endgroup$
    – Reinier
    May 1 '18 at 18:20
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Community Wiki Answer

PLEASE cast appreciation votes for these answers (and perhaps the question itself 😁) on the individual answers themselves as linked below.

1: _ _ _ s
{M, T, T, W, F, S, S}

Days: Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ans: floraline


2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{A, A, NA, A, A, SA, E}

Continents: Africa, Asia, North America, Antarctica, Australia, South America, Europe

Ans: Daniel Schepler


3: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s †
{NA, A, SA, I, NP, SP, A}

Seven-seas: North Atlantic, Artic, South Atlantic, Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific, Antarctic

Ans: QuantumTwinkie


4: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
{K, P, C, O, F, G, S}

Biological Taxonomy: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

Ans: ABcDexter


5: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{M, B, F, R, A, I}

Animal Classes: Mammal, Bird, Fish, Reptile, Amphibian, Invertebrates

Ans: hagfy


6: _ _ _ _ _ _ s †
{M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N}

Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Ans: floraline


7: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ s
{O, G, I, V, R, Y, B}

Rainbow Colors: Orange, Green, Indigo, Violet, Red, Yellow, Blue

Ans: floraline


8: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s
{L, G, G, S, W, E, P}

Deadly-Sins: Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride

Ans: TwoBitOperation


9: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{C, T, C, D, P, K, H}

Heavenly Virtues: Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, Humility

Ans: TwoBitOperation


10: _ _ _ _ _ s
{J, M, M, J, S, N, F, A, J, A, O, D}

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

Ans: floraline


11: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ s ‡
{Ra, D, GM, G, MO, f, R, BG, h, JZ}

Puzzling Users: Rand al'Thor, Deusovi, Gareth McCaughan, Gamow, M Oehm, f'', Rubio, Beastly Gerbil, hexomino, Joe Z

Ans: Reinier


BONUS: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s
{D, C, SS, BT, AC, P, RC, DS, HV, M, PU}

These Questions : Days, Continents, Seven Seas, Biological Taxonomy, Animal Classes, Planets, Rainbow colors, Deadly sins, Heavenly Virtues, Months, Puzzling Users

Ans: Reinier


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What I have so far

1: _ _ _ s {M, T, T, W, F, S, S}

Days
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

5: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s {M, B, F, R, A, I}

Degree Leagues
Master's, Bachelor's, First Professional, Research, Associate, Intermediate Graduate Qualifications

6: _ _ _ _ _ _ s † {M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N}

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

7: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ s {O, G, I, V, R, Y, B}

Rainbow colors
Orange, Green, Indigo, Violet, Red, Yellow, Blue

10: _ _ _ _ _ s {J, M, M, J, S, N, F, A, J, A, O, D}

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

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    $\begingroup$ 1,6,7,10 work, but I don't think that your answer to 5 could be "finite and complete." $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Technically they are the rot13(fvk pngrtbevrf bs qrterrf erpbtavmrq va gur HF), but I see your point, and it doesn't fit the rot13(obahf pyhr NP). $\endgroup$
    – floraline
    May 1 '18 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ The abbreviations would have been {M, B, FP, R, A, IGQ}, in keeping with the format... $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 17:35
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2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s {A, A, NA, A, A, SA, E}

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

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  • $\begingroup$ Answer #2 is correct. $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 16:56
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Is 5: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s {M, B, F, R, A, I} :

Animal-Classes?

Edit: Listing them out:

Mammal, Bird, Fish, Reptile, Amphibian, Invertebrate

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  • $\begingroup$ Answer #5 is correct. Spell them out for your +1. :) $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 17:30
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One that Floraline hasn't answered yet:

4: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {K, P, C, O, F, G, S}

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
biological taxonomy (taxonomy order Mnemonic)

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  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This looks good, probably the phrase to fit the blanks is rot13(ovbybtvpny gnkbabzl). $\endgroup$
    – floraline
    May 1 '18 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ Answer #4 is correct. $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 1 '18 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ Useful to include the expansion of {K, P, C, O, F, G, S} $\endgroup$
    – smci
    May 2 '18 at 0:21
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Got 8: {L, G, G, S, W, E, P}

Deadly Sins

Working on 9, which I think is the last unsolved one at this point..

And 9:{C, T, C, D, P, K, H}

Heavenly Virtues

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  • $\begingroup$ We are still missing #5 $\endgroup$
    – floraline
    May 1 '18 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ @floraline Ah, OK. Thought you had 5 but I see the comment now $\endgroup$ May 1 '18 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ It looks like the correct answer has now been given, I think we are all done! $\endgroup$
    – floraline
    May 1 '18 at 17:28
9
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Is 3

The 7 seas?

So,

Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans

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Collected all the answers into one.

1: _ _ _ s {M, T, T, W, F, S, S}

Days: Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s {A, A, NA, A, A, SA, E}

Continents: Africa, Asia, North America, Antarctica, Australia, South America, Europe

3: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s † {NA, A, SA, I, NP, SP, A}

Seven-seas: North Atlantic, Artic, South Atlantic, Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific, Antarctic

4: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {K, P, C, O, F, G, S}

Biological Taxonomy: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

5: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s {M, B, F, R, A, I}

Animal Classes: Mammal, Bird, Fish, Reptile, Amphibian, Invertebrates

6: _ _ _ _ _ _ s † {M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N}

Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

7: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ s {O, G, I, V, R, Y, B}

Rainbow Colors: Orange, Green, Indigo, Violet, Red, Yellow, Blue

8: _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ s {L, G, G, S, W, E, P}

Deadly-Sins: Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride

9: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ s {C, T, C, D, P, K, H}

Heavenly Virtues: Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, Humility

10: _ _ _ _ _ s {J, M, M, J, S, N, F, A, J, A, O, D}

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

11: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ s ‡ {Ra, D, GM, G, MO, f, R, BG, h, JZ}

Puzzling Users: Rand al'Thor, Deusovi, Gareth McCaughan, Gamow, M Oehm, f'', Rubio, Beastly Gerbil, hexomino, Joe Z

BONUS: _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s {D, C, SS, BT, AC, P, RC, DS, HV, M, PU}

These Questions : Days, Continents, Seven Seas, Biological Taxonomy, Animal Classes, Planets, Rainbow colors, Deadly sins, Heavenly Virtues, Months, Puzzling Users

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    $\begingroup$ This should be community wiki $\endgroup$
    – ferret
    May 2 '18 at 5:07

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