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Grandpa is a foodie. Does not mean that he likes everything though.

He likes Crab but not Lobster

He likes Roti but not Naan

He likes Apricot but not Plum

Why is that?

He also said that his likes are related to him (also) liking the following words

Obituary

Quixotry

Opacity

Outbrag

Can you now figure it out?

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Grandpa likes

the sound of an r followed by a vowel,

as seen in

crab
roti
apricot
obituary
quixotry.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting but Lobster also has R sound $\endgroup$ – DEEM Apr 3 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ @DEEM But not as I describe rot13(sbyybjrq ol n ibjry). $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 3 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ OK +1 for creative thinking. But he has different likes $\endgroup$ – DEEM Apr 3 at 13:59
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    $\begingroup$ @DEEM There's only a handful of words and little other context provided, so any common property is possibly relevant. Rather than just saying "that wasn't what I was thinking of", adding more examples to narrow it down to just the one rule you have in mind might be a good idea. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 3 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ OK. Two more words provided $\endgroup$ – DEEM Apr 3 at 18:09

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