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were the first two words.


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The missing words are because they have the property that (I think one could argue whether the missing words are really words.)


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The question has to do with Thus: Here So The title


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My answer is: Explaination:


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Here's 5 of 5: Consumer swallowed audience member Refurbished egg-shaped vessel Vermin gadfly of Athens put in a box Low-quality beige table Spirit destructively getting older


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Answer: Clues:


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The four friends are: ABCD DABC BABCD At first it was hard work, so on their second try they rented a vehicle. The third time, they all went for a walk. The next time was almost a disaster: the lights all went out but they were soon able to put that to rights. Finally, they went to the zoo and watched an animal being born. They woke up in a ...


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Senior and Junior. The list was suffixes for descendants with identical names, such as King George IV, which is King George the Fourth. EDIT: Answer 2 Whole and half. One whole, one half, one third, etc.


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They could be “Main” and “Second”. In the town I live in (and perhaps in some other small towns) west-side streets parallel to Main are $2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}$ etc. (East-side streets are B, C, D...; ie, Main does double duty standing in for $1^{st}$ St. and A St.)


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(Now with correct handling of numbers above 9, plus the longest loop.) Explanations for the sequences These were clued in by familiarity with sequence A and by the word-sequence tag. Sequence A 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, . . . Sequence B 1, 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 23, . . . ...


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I believe the answer is The property is that these words can be prefixed with numbers to create expressions:


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The word is:


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Best I could find was 22. Mississippi New York Utah If Avarind is correct that the best answer has three states, then we can quickly brute force each 3 state combination to find the result. Sample Python implementation: import itertools seq = ["Alabama", "Alaska", "Arizona", "Arkansas", "California", "Colorado", "Connecticut", "Delaware", "Florida", "...


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Best I got is 42:


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PARTIAL ANSWER I am going to explain some parts that I managed to figure out myself So, I am going to use just number 1 as an example : Then, starting from the top left corner, we just get : From the Top Right Corner (% sign means other insignificant letters), we get : As we can see, This is all I have managed :D


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Each set shares words that have: Lift, Beams, Destroy: Gas, Lapse, Successor: Compose, Correct, Custom:


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Roland is on the right track, but it's To go through what we have: It might continue with


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If we convert the sequence to binary, with true=1 and false=0... Then we convert from binary to decimal... We see that the sequence is Has it been here before?


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Lack of an "N" for "not" is limiting, so these are a little tortured. And another And another And another Courtesy of Wil Wheaton And finally, one that works as is PS to add a 50 pointer:


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2) Refurbished | egg-shaped | vessel 3) Vermin gadfly of Athens put in a box Five could maybe also be 5) Spirit | destructively | getting older


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The "rant" is full of Here's a list of So: Now let's take a look at those weird characters. Doing the obvious thing we get and the conclusion we are clearly intended to reach is that Note: There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing before reaching the analysis above, whose traces those with sufficient privileges can see in the edit history and everyone can ...


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How about


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This kind of looks like a really really tricky game of We have 1, thanks to help from @Kevin L: Reasoning: As Kevin mentioned, For the second one, Reasoning: As For the third one, Reasoning: For the fourth one, Reasoning: For 5: Reasoning: For 6: Reasoning: For 7: Reasoning: How do these look?


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Cryptic Answer : Cryptic Explanation : Full Explanation :


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I all but guarantee this is not the "perfect" answer, but I would say it would qualify as an answer...


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@M Oehm is correct as to what the answers are, and that all answers Here are the words in context: Hope this helps!


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The following is just a minor comment on the solution of Joe Z.


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Number 5 could be Spirit – destructively – getting older


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