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What property do the things on this list share?

7

W

Spring

Yellow

Rock

Magenta

Gas

Shoulders

Medium

Examples of things not on the list:

Solid

Blue

Paper

6

Autumn

This list is not exhaustive; I may update the list as I think of more things that fit on it.

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Lists identified by El-Guest and we can say the things with the property

have a different number of syllables than the other elements in their sets.

7 and not 6

7 has two syllables while the other numbers 1 to 10 have one.

W

W has three syllables while the other letters in the alphabet have one.

Spring and not Autumn

Spring has one syllable while the other seasons Summer, Autumn and Winter have two.

Yellow not Blue

The primary colors of pigment are simplified as red, yellow and blue: yellow has two.

Rock not paper

Rock has one while paper and scissors have two.

Magenta

The secondary colours of light are magenta, yellow and cyan: magenta has three.

Gas not solid

Gas has one while other states of matter, liquid and solid (even plasma) have two.

Shoulders

Thanks to El-Guest for this: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Shoulders have two.

Medium

Medium has two while small and large have one.

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  • $\begingroup$ I really like this answer @Tom! Very nice :) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jul 31 '18 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ Yellow is kind of special because I can say that it both belongs and doesn't belong on the list depending on circumstances. Anyway, nice job! $\endgroup$ – SuperWild1 Jul 31 '18 at 14:19
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Is each item in the list

Part of a collection of items?

7

Natural numbers/integers

W

The alphabet (or W-L-T/W-L-D) (or a direction N-E-S-W from @sensoray -- Thanks!!)

Spring

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall (all you have to do is call ;) )

Yellow

ROYGBIV, or Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black

Rock

Rock-Paper-Scissors

Magenta

Magenta-Cyan-Yellow-Black

Gas

Solid, Liquid, Gas

Shoulders

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (Knees and Toes!)

Medium

Small, Medium, Large

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    $\begingroup$ or a direction, n-e-s-w $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Jul 30 '18 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ That is a true thing about the list, but not the defining feature. "Solid," for example, does not fit, nor "S," nor "Blue." I'll edit the question to make this more clear. $\endgroup$ – SuperWild1 Jul 30 '18 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ I should have posted it like that to begin with, it makes a more intriguing puzzle. $\endgroup$ – SuperWild1 Jul 30 '18 at 18:47

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