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For puzzles on spotting an odd-one-out item in a list.

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The silhouette of a hand holding a cylindrical glass jar, in the background is the Milky Way

Elsewhere, a game was played. This game was an unusual sort of game, and the results are an unusual sort of curiosity, though I should say no more outside of spoiler tags. I thought it would make for ...
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Which one doesn't belong?

1 of the 5 two-word combinations shown below does not have the same word property as the other 4. Which one? Why? Note: The answer has nothing to do with the number of: letters, vowels, consonants or ...
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Eduardo's Krazy English Kwiz

Eduardo is having a dream the night before his English quiz. Actually it's a nightmare. His teacher hands him the quiz and says "Hello, Eduardo. To wake up confident and rested, just answer this ...
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Odd-one-out of RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER

The secret agency Tycoon emailed a code to its agent 006. They are "RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER". Leaving one which is fake, all other words have something in common. Can ...
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One does not belong. (But they are all wrong, aren't they?)

One of these six equations below does not belong to the group. Which one? and why? Text 10+14=23 10+15=24 10+16=25 10+17=26 10+18=27 10+19=28
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Odd one out of images

Spot the odd one out. You must justify your answer.
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2, 3, 9, 19, 36, 62, 92 - Which number is the odd one out? [closed]

Which is the odd one out from the following: 2, 3, 9, 19, 36, 62, 92 Your options are: 3 9 19 36 I did not create this puzzle myself. It was shared by someone in my exam preparation group on ...
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One flag doesn't belong: Claims Grandpa

"Look at these flags and tell me-" Said Grandpa flashing a paper with many Flags on it. "Which one does not belong to the group? All, except one, have one interesting commonality. One property ...
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Mensa pattern recognition task - find the odd one out among 5 pictures of crosshatched lines

I have a question about the solution to this pattern recognition task: I know that according to the book, the correct answer is E. The "argument" is: Vertical lines represent $1$ integer; ...
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A curious odd one out

Which one of (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) is the odd one out and why? Source: based on a puzzle from Alex Bellos
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Identify the odd one out element

There are two columns (two sets), in each set there is a pattern among the 7 elements. The elements are not arranged in any order, the two patterns are not necessarily the same, but they are related ...
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Identify the grid that does not fit into the pattern

In the two rows the grids in each row form a pattern, so there are two patterns and they are similar to each other but not the same. One element (either in the upper or lower row) breaks the pattern. ...
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Could anyone help me with this problem? Which is the odd one out?

Which is the odd one out from these words? Beijing, Helsinki, Paris, Athens, Sydney and Wellington. All of them are capitals but I don't know what is the difference.
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Who doesn't belong to this universe?

Can you find who doesn't belong to this universe ?
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Find the Odd-one-outs then Leave the Twins

so you can answer What are These?
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Bookshelves: the intruder

Somebody has messed up my bookshelf by shoving a book into completely the wrong place. Which is the intruder?
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Unscramble the words and find the odd one out

Unscramble these words: noacb olve aukccpe Which is the odd one out? There are several possible solutions.
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Odd One Out Riddle *1* [closed]

Draden (me) gives you a notebook with 10 sentences, and you must find the odd one out. The sentences are as follows: Look at that airplane high in the sky. They walked across the lake. The tree is on ...
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The odd ones out

I would like you to find the odd ones out of each of the sets. Get them written down and then follow the next instruction. 1) Dodo, Quagga, Pelican 2) Tantalum, Livermorium, Molybdenum 3) Trumpet, ...
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Which number is the odd one out?

Which one of the numbers below is the odd one out and why? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13 Hint:
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Which word is the odd one out? [closed]

Which of these words is the odd one out? Please give a reason too. BAP, DEW, LOP, OIK, RED, SAW, SEW, WAS, WED, ERF, KIO, MNB
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Which family member doesn’t belong?

My second older brother is a dangerous man, a pig who gorges himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest ...
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Odd-one-out chemistry word play

Find the odd one out: Onions Thioacetone Naphthalene Cyclobutadiene Guanidine Cadaverine Carbon diselenide Benzene Edit: I forgot Benzene but I added it.
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Good luck finding the odd-one-out

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 1 2 3 4 5
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Find the odd ones out!

Find the odd ones out! Each section will have 1 part that is the odd one out. 1. Computer Chancellor Conference Coincide Curriculum Continue Champion Customer 2. 3 ...
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Which figure is the odd one out(Puzzle)? [closed]

Can someone points out which is the odd one? My guess was E, basis on the number to shapes in each square, only E contains odd number of figure while other contains even.
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Your first guess is wrong

I saw a puzzle I liked and wanted to make a less trivial version. Here it is, find the odd one out. Below Blot Chips demos First Gloss Begin Pages
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Switch the most Odd Ones 8 (Advanced)

Two similar but independent patterns has gotten one out of nine parts misplaced with the other pattern. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the most odd ones that should ...
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Switch the Odd Ones 7 (Very Advanced)

Two similar but independent patterns has gotten one out of nine parts misplaced with the other pattern. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be ...
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Switch the Odd Ones Out #6 (Easy)

The 6th in the series. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Switch the Odd Ones Out #5 (Advanced)

The 5th in the series, yet another advanced one. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by ...
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Switch the Odd One Out #4 (Advanced)

Here is #4 in the series, the most advanced one I have created so far. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, ...
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Switch the Odd One Out #3 (Intermediate)

What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Switch the Odd One Out #2

What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Switch the Odd One Out

What two figures - one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9 - is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Odd one out between 4 words

I've designed this myself and I want to know whether my answer is correct and if there are any more possible answers. Which is the odd one out? $$\large\text{courtesy, bird, hurdle, learn}$$ Answer: ...
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Solving "odd one out" problems. What am I doing wrong?

I find I do very badly at word based odd-one-out-type puzzles. It generally seems to be the case (at least, in my experience) that almost any of the items can be chosen as the odd one out, and this ...
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Six doors, two are survivable, your pick

It's the middle of the day. You're locked up in a room with only six doors to freedom. The first door holds a raging fire The second door is filled with armed assassins waiting to kill you The third ...
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Which one doesn't fit in?

I will give you five nouns and you have to find the one which doesn't belong with the others. Sounds easy? Try it! woman, child, police, sun, car ireland, island, goblin, citizen, sheep spy, ...
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One of these words is not like the others, one of these words just isn't the same!

Can you believe it? I had a great list of words that all go together, and someone stuck in a word that doesn't belong. Can you take it out for me? addict affect conflict extract inject object ...
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A rather odd Crate of Haikus

1: If you're positive, I'm so super attractive- My flow is current. 2: I am a high spy, Or a big help on the road. I can be for Sky. 3: Typical package, You can do ...
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The odd one out amongst odd ones out

For this task you will be presented four lists consisting of eight items. All items consist of two parts. To make things slightly easier for you, the length of the shortest part is given. In each ...
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Odd-one-out puzzles [closed]

I am compiling a list of word puzzles, one for each letter in the alphabet. Three words are given (two starting with the same letter), and the goal is to find something in common for every pair of ...
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What was I supposed to get again?

My friend was in quite the predicament and he needed me to grab him something. Knowing secrecy was of the utmost importance, I never wrote down the item, but encrypted the situation. Seemed like a ...
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Which word wasn't with Wednesday's ...crossword

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... You sit down to breakfast this morning and open the paper. You had done the crossword from last Wednesday and the answers are supposed to be in here ...
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Who is the impostor?

C, the new head of a certain intelligence agency, is aware that there is an impostor hiding among the ranks. In order to find the impostor, he has decided to ask all field agents to immediately link ...
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Which one is odd one out? [closed]

This question was asked in CSIR June 16. Out of the following which one is the odd one out? Cone Torus Sphere Ellipsoid Well in my point of view, cone, sphere and ellipsoid are topologically ...
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Need help to find more missing tiles

Thanks to all your help in (What is the letter?), I was able to fix my mother's tile! Unfortunately, as clumsy as I am, as I was patching this tile up, I smashed a few more. There's a letter/s missing ...
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Find the odd number out (from math book)

Found this in my brother's math book, we tried to solve it but didn't manage to find any solution. Apology if it it too easy, but we really tried to find it. ...
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Someone graffiti'd my task list!

I need to perform some maintenance on my house, so the first thing I usually do is write a list of things I need to fix and what is wrong with them. I had it all written down so I went for a quick nap ...
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