An analogy can compare a comparison.

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Alarm is to Bread as Course is to Dot - Explain

  • $\begingroup$ When I started, I thought this makes no sense, but then, I took another glance and I thought that was bolded weirdly, and then I noticed the answer $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 16 '18 at 2:11
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure that I see a question in the last line. $\endgroup$ – jamisans Aug 18 '18 at 2:32

The bolded letters turn out to be abcde.


Alarm is to Bread.

Anagram of alarmbread: BLAME RADAR. The alarm compares to the radar beeping (alarms can beep as well) as it picks up a signal (namely the bread). Bread, however, is not something to be detected by a radar.

Course is to Dot.

Anagram of coursedot: OUTSCORED. The course is the trajectory of the dot (namely the ball) in some field and ball game (cricket, baseball, etc).

Word property:

OFF. When you get outscored, you have "defeated (an opponent) by focusing on the offense". And now, the bread is off the radar.


Taking the capital letters of the words make ABCDE, to which the next letter is F.

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    $\begingroup$ nice! I didn't see that, but +1. $\endgroup$ – Alto Sep 3 '18 at 16:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Alto thank you for the upvote! I am now on exactly $3000$ rep, yay! I don't really care much about rep, but $3000$ seems like an accomplished number :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 3 '18 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ wow, thanks. i'm out of ideas for a puzzle, though $\endgroup$ – Alto Sep 3 '18 at 21:47

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