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Lopsidation
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Only Connect puzzles

Postby Lopsidation » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:05 pm UTC

Only Connect is a British quiz show about finding connections between a group of seemingly random clues. The difficulty ranges from fair to Geneva Convention-breakingly cruel. This post has a few of my favorite questions from the show, as well as one I snuck in myself.

For category questions, you have to figure out the link between four clues. Like so:

Colorado River; United Arab Emirates; Unimaginative; Verisimilitude
The World: 1804; Facebook: 2012; Africa: 2009; China: 1982
'Dungeons and Dragons': 1 to 10; 'Harry Potter': 1 to 17; 'World of Warcraft': 1 to 100; Aureus: 1 to 25

For sequence questions, you have to identify what comes fourth in the sequence. Good luck:

Disposable cigarette lighters, Hot air balloons, Production of ethylene, ____
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, ____
6 by 6: 111, 5 by 5: 65, 4 by 4: 34, ____
Barrel, Petit, Island, ____

marzis
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Re: Only Connect puzzles

Postby marzis » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:20 pm UTC

The World: 1804; Facebook: 2012; Africa: 2009; China: 1982
Spoiler:
Population is the same for all 4 on the given date (1 billion)


Colorado River; United Arab Emirates; Unimaginative; Verisimilitude
Spoiler:
In sequence, each has 1 additional letter 'i' than the previous.


'Dungeons and Dragons': 1 to 10; 'Harry Potter': 1 to 17; 'World of Warcraft': 1 to 100; Aureus: 1 to 25
Spoiler:
Conversion rate from a 'gold' coin to a number of 'silver' coins (or equivalent)

marzis
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Re: Only Connect puzzles

Postby marzis » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:27 pm UTC

Disposable cigarette lighters, Hot air balloons, Production of ethylene, ____
Spoiler:
Natural Gas supplied to a home (or any use of Methane): CH4 (Methane), C2H6 (Ethylene, production thereof), C3H8 (Propane: Hot Air Balloons) and C4H10 (Butane: cigarette lighters)


Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, ____
Spoiler:
Delhi (Largest city by population in India starting with A, B, C, then D)


6 by 6: 111, 5 by 5: 65, 4 by 4: 34, ____
Spoiler:
3 by 3: 15 (Magic Square nth by nth and resultant row/column/diagonal sum)


Barrel, Petit, Island, ____
Spoiler:
Haven't gotten this one yet, wanted to post the other 3 though.

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Re: Only Connect puzzles

Postby Lopsidation » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:02 pm UTC

marzis is rocking these. He/she got everything except the "Colorado River" and "Barrel" puzzles. I can't accept that answer for the "Colorado River" category, because under the circumstances, it's much too tenuous a link.

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Re: Only Connect puzzles

Postby Sandor » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:56 am UTC

Lopsidation wrote:I can't accept that answer for the "Colorado River" category, because under the circumstances, it's much too tenuous a link.

Spoiler:
Words or phrases with alternating consonants and vowels (taken individually, or all joined together)?

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Re: Only Connect puzzles

Postby brenok » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:12 am UTC

Barrel, petit, island
Spoiler:
Landscape. The first word of the first four xkcd comics


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