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Riley Rebus, started by Kevin L, is like a Riley Riddle but with images instead.

Here are 5 Riley Riddles that share a common theme. Can you find out the words and the common theme?

riley rebus

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The theme is Mineral Gemstones

Answer:

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|}\hline\textbf{Prefix} & \textbf{Infix} & \textbf{Suffix} & \textbf{Word} \\ \hline\text{Ag} & \text{Ga} & \text{gate} & \text{Agate} \\ \hline\text{Sun} & \text{St} & \text{One} & \text{Sunstone} \\ \hline\text{Spin} & \text{Ne} & \text{L}& \text{Spinel} \\ \hline\text{Sap} & \text{Ph} & \text{Hire} & \text{Sapphire} \\ \hline\text{Lab} & \text{Rad+Or} & \text{Rite} & \text{Labradorite} \\ \hline\end{array}$$

In detail:

1. Ag (Chemical symbol for Silver) + Ga (Chemical symbol for Gallium) + Gate = AGATE
2. Sun + St (Street) + One = SUNSTONE
3. Spin + NE (North East) + L (Cyrillic L @jafe) = SPINEL
4. Sap + PH (Philippines) + Hire = SAPPHIRE
5. Lab + Rad (Radian) + Or + Rite (Right) = LABRADORITE

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  • $\begingroup$ 2,4 and 5 are formed by direct concatenation. This doesn't seem to be the case in 1. $\endgroup$ – Tojrah May 26 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Tojrah I think it doesn't have to direct concatenation as long as it fits the prefix/infix/suffix. $\endgroup$ – pirate May 26 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ 3 suffix is the Cyrillic L. $\endgroup$ – jafe May 26 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe thanks! Will add that $\endgroup$ – pirate May 26 at 15:48
  • $\begingroup$ Picture 2(infix) could be improved. A street is a road in a city or town, usually with houses or buildings, and often with sidewalks. What is pictured is only a road. $\endgroup$ – AndyB May 27 at 3:17

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