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Weekend Word Puzzle [Apr. 24th, 2010|11:54 am]
Nicodemus
The following sets of letters describe some sequence or series of related items. Longer series may only show the start. Also, as a help, all of them are groups of things with a definite order.

Example: M T W T F = Days of the week

Some of these are fairly familiar and others... obscure corners of science? :) Well, I have to challenge you guys! Hopefully there's a good mix of difficulty.

Feel free to post answers (or questions). Everyone should assume the comments contain spoilers.




1. R O Y G B I V

2. E G B D F

3. J F M A M J J A S O N D

4. M V E M J S U N

5. O B A F G K M

6. P R N D I L

7. K M G T P E Z Y

8. O T T F F S S E N Z

9. A B B B B B B B B C D E K

10. G B D F A

11. H H L B B C N O F N ...

12. W A J M M A J V H T P T F ...

13. D C B A F G E

14. S P D F

15. K P C O F G S

16. P R K B Q K

17. T T C P Q G

18. H S K T K T H S K T K T E E M N H S K T K T
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-24 07:17 pm (UTC)
The simple ones for some... I had to ask Kit about the bass clef notes. It's all relative! :P
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[User Picture]From: maddogairpirate
2010-04-24 07:05 pm (UTC)
4. The planets of the solar system. Poor Pluto.
6. Gears for driving

But that's all I can add at this glance.
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2010-04-24 07:30 pm (UTC)
8. One Two Three ... Nine Zero
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2010-04-24 07:34 pm (UTC)
7. Kilo Mega Giga Tera Peta Exa Zetta Yotta
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2010-04-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
15. Kingdom Please Come Over For Gay Sex
(Phyluum Class Order Family Genus Species)
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[User Picture]From: qatar
2010-04-24 08:05 pm (UTC)
16 is chess pieces.
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[User Picture]From: timberwoof
2010-04-24 08:57 pm (UTC)
1. colors of the rainbow
3. months
5. stellar spectral classes. (The letters stand for O B A F G K and M.)
6. ottermatic transmission gears

OMGWTFBBQ: I only got four of them.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-25 05:57 am (UTC)
Nice! I figured that'd be a hard one.
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[User Picture]From: sabotlours
2010-04-24 09:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jovino
2010-04-27 10:40 am (UTC)
hahahah!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2010-04-24 10:21 pm (UTC)
1. color spectrum
2. musical scale - treble clef if memory serves, but it's been a while
3. months of the year
4. our newly-shrunk solar system
6. gear shift
8. base 9 counting - sneaky
10. bass clef, this time
15. biological classification
16. chess pieces

...that's all i got
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[User Picture]From: waterotter
2010-04-24 11:36 pm (UTC)
13 stands for D C B A F G E, the rings of Saturn.
14 is orbitals; sharp, principle, diffuse, fundamental.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-25 05:59 am (UTC)
Wow, very good. I wasn't sure if someone would get electron shells and I really didn't expect anyone to get Saturn's rings. :)
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2010-04-25 02:53 am (UTC)
1. Them Colors
3. Them Months
4. Them Planets
6. Them Gears
7. Them Bytes
8. Them Numbers
11. Them Elements
15. Them Classifications
18. Hot Simians Knitting Their Karp Teeth However Slowly Karp Teeth Knit Together Every Elemental Malted Nougat House Sailing Kitten Tails Knowingly Throughout
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-25 06:00 am (UTC)
Well done. You spotted the hidden "them"s where I cleverly made the "T" invisible. Got quite a few of them, too.
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[User Picture]From: russ_arulo
2010-04-25 05:44 am (UTC)

Ooh, you tricky rat.

18.

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes o/~
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-25 06:01 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh, you tricky rat.

Bravo! Wasn't sure if this one would be really easy or really hard. :)
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[User Picture]From: russ_arulo
2010-04-27 02:19 am (UTC)
I saw there were 21 letters, so I thought of the Major Arcana minus the Fool, but that didn't work, and I tried to think of some other group that had 21 items.

It was only when I saw the repetition that it clicked.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2010-04-25 05:49 am (UTC)
1. Colors of the rainbow (Red orange yellow green blue indigo violet)
2. Lines of the treble clef
3. Months of the year
4. Non-dwarf planets of the solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
*5. I gave up and cheated with Google. Harvard Spectral Classification System for stars, apparently.
6. Automobile gears (park, reverse, neutral, drive, ?, low)
7. Large SI unit prefixes (kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, peta-, exa-, zetta-, yotta-)
8. Number keys in the top row on the keyboard (one thru nine, zero)
9. Vitamins
10. Lines of the bass clef
11. Elements of the Periodic Table
12. Presidents of the USA
*13. I thought these were the notes of the octave, but I didn't know why they went down from D instead of up from C, so I cheated and did a search. Rings of Saturn apparently?
14. Electron shells?
15. Taxonomical categories (Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species)
16. Chess pieces (Pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, king)
17. Common units of volume (teaspoon, tablespoon, cup, pint, quart, gallon)
18. Parts of the body (Head, shoulders, knees & toes, knees & toes. Head, shoulders, knees & toes, knees & toes. Eyes & ears & mouth & nose. Head, shoulders, knees & toes, knees & toes.)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-04-25 06:02 am (UTC)
Ah, your usual quality showing, KT! Well done.

(And I believe the "I" is "Incline" on automatics.)
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[User Picture]From: jovino
2010-04-27 10:38 am (UTC)
AGCAATTGCT/TCGTTAACGA
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-05-01 02:09 am (UTC)
That sequence means you're allergic to shellfish, doesn't it?
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[User Picture]From: jovino
2010-05-01 06:58 am (UTC)
Only the bottom-feeders.
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