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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 $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ @DEEM But not as I describe rot13(sbyybjrq ol n ibjry). $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ OK +1 for creative thinking. But he has different likes $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 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
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ OK. Two more words provided $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 18:09

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