These phrases are meaningless by themselves, but upon closer inspection, they all describe various instances of the same thing. Can you figure these out? Give this problem a try, and when you're ready, keep existing for an eventual solution.

Bearskin Rug, or Hairy Parent

The French Addition

Greasy Macaroni

Middle East Country, or The Demise of an Old Cloth

Protein Powder MLMer

Launching prison knives

1001 kg

Fan above child

I can.

Upgraded gorilla

The Value of sentences

Small log

Unable to find minerals

Bonus: Some Clock Junkie has placed 2 unfitting phrases in the above list. Can you identify them?


All of the phrases describe nouns. However, this is not the answer. You must be more specific.

Extra hint:

All of the phrases describe people. However, this is not the answer. You must be more specific.

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    $\begingroup$ "keep existing for an eventual solution" - is this a typo or an oblique clue? $\endgroup$ – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 2 '18 at 10:02

Partial answer :

I after reflection I think it is

Hidden movie titles

But I am not sure of the ones I think I figured out.

Launching prison knives

House of flying daggers ( really not sure about this one though)

Fan above child

Honey, I blew up the kid

Upgraded gorilla

King Kong

  • $\begingroup$ No. I will try to add more clues. $\endgroup$ – Display name Aug 1 '18 at 18:33

Do they share the common theme of

being incomplete sentences? Since they have no ending punctuation and no verbs, they are not complete sentences. However, there are two phrases that can be considered complete sentences, 'I can.' and 'It is now 2206!'. 'It is now 2206!' goes with 'Clock' because 2206 is military time for 10:06 pm. 'I can.' is loosely related to 'Junkie' if you consider a 'can' as being junk.

  • $\begingroup$ No. I will try to update the puzzle to make it clearer. $\endgroup$ – Display name Aug 1 '18 at 18:34

I'll hazard a guess:

Each phrase shares one thing. They don't contain a word that begins with the letter F. Hence, the two unfitting phrases are "Fan above child" and "The French Addition."

  • $\begingroup$ Alas, this is far, far off. No attention was paid to which letters were used in each phrase. $\endgroup$ – Display name Jul 30 '18 at 22:16

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