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Analogies #14

Can you fill the blanks in these analogies?
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This is to this ...
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Quintet is to Pentagon
Trio is to Triangle
Potable is to Water
Edible is to Food
Exhume is to Dig Up
Bury is to Put In
Widow is to Widower
Aviatrix is to Aviator
Do is to Omnipotent
See is to Omniscient
6 is to Carbon
2 is to Helium
Pyro is to Burn
Klepto is to Steal
Snout is to Pig
Beak is to Bird
Before is to After
Prologue is to Epilogue
Adrian is to
Sylvester Stallone
Stella is to
Marlon Brando
This is to this ...
As ...
Hoover is to Colorado
Aswan is to Nile
1 is to Dromedary
2 is to Bactrian
J.K. is to Rowling
J.R.R. is to Tolkien
Bad is to Worse
Recession is to Depression
Limou is to Sine
Camou is to Flage
Dethrone is to Monarch
Defrock is to Priest
Singapore is to Sling
Moscow is to Mule
Brew is to Beer
Distill is to Liquor
Ink is to Inkjet Printer
Toner is to Laser Printer
Bird is to Flock
Witch is to Coven
37 Comments
+10
Level 93
Apr 4, 2024
Spoiler:

Would "inter" be an alternate solution for one of the clues?

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Level ∞
Apr 5, 2024
Inter and entomb will work for that one now.
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Level 60
Apr 12, 2024
kept typing inhume. Why is it not accepted? Isn't it the most exact analogue?
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2024
I was going to reply to the effect that there's no such word as inhume, but I double checked first and I'm glad I did, because...

...I'll be damned! It is a word! And it's not (in Collins or Merriam-Webster) marked as archaic or anything.

So first of all: I learned something today.

Second of all: you're absolutely correct, it is 100% the most exact analogue and clearly correct answer. Even if it's not the "official" answer, it should at the very least be accepted as a type-in.

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Level 78
Apr 4, 2024
I always love these. I believe that inter is a stronger answer for the exhume analogy, though.
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Level 86
Apr 4, 2024
intern? preface?
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Level 81
Apr 4, 2024
Can someone please explain the Singapore one?
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Level 89
Apr 4, 2024
They're both alcoholic beverages
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Level 83
Apr 4, 2024
The 2 words on the left and 2 words on the right together form a name of a cocktail
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Level 81
Apr 5, 2024
Thanks. I definitely never would have gotten that, so I don’t feel too bad. I thought they were somehow known attributes of the cities or something.
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Level 77
Apr 4, 2024
Entomb for 'put in' ?
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Level 85
Apr 5, 2024
Tennessee Williams should work for "Adrian is to Sylvester Stallone". Sylvester Stallone wrote Rocky and Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire. (Sylvester Stallone created Adrian and Tennessee Williams created Stella.)

If you want the answer to be an actor, the analogy would have to be something like "Talia Shire is to Adrian as Vivien Leigh is to Stella".

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Level 82
Apr 5, 2024
I hear you but I'm not sure if that's a strong enough link. If the question was about creating characters then the characters' full names would be used.

To avoid ambiguity, I'd personally use Wilson is to Tom Hanks instead.

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Level 89
Apr 5, 2024
Gandalf would turn Harry Potter into a newt
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Level 81
Apr 5, 2024
I know it's annoying not to get to type full words, but 'distil' is standard UK/Commonwealth spelling so you should probably allow it.

Also, it's weird to have "see" as the answer for omniscient - that would be omnivident. I know "know" is a type-in, but surely it's the better (and indeed the only technically correct) answer.

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Level 86
Apr 5, 2024
limou and camou threw me for a minute. When limou was to sine, I thought it was a trigonometry term.
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Level 91
Apr 5, 2024
Yeah, it threw me too. Frankly, I don't think it really fits the analogy quiz format.
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2024
I still don’t get it lol
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Level 71
Apr 11, 2024
It's just the front part and back part of words.

Limou + sine = limousine, which is a vehicle.

Camou + flage = Camouflage, which means to mask yourself within the surroundings.

It's technically an analogy but simply splitting up 3 syllable words into increments of 2 syllables at the front and 1 syllable at the back isn't a particularly strong link.

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Level 84
Apr 6, 2024
I have to admit I tried cosine first
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2024
Same!
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2024
Yeah, that one definitely took me a minute. My first reaction to "sine" was "related to China" (e.g.: "sinitic" and so forth). Was scratching my head for a while before it finally dawned.
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Level 74
Apr 5, 2024
Triplet for the first question?
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Level 69
Jun 6, 2024
a triplet is not a group ie more than one thing. triplets maybe but it doesn't follow the musical nuance
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Level 84
Apr 5, 2024
limousine is a bit of a stretch...
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Level 66
Apr 6, 2024
Well done QM....bloody tough but 14 quizzes in you are doing well to keep coming up with them...More please!
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Level 85
Apr 6, 2024
Can someone explain the whole Limou/Camou analogy. I don't know what this means and when I search it I find stuff about Limousines and Camouflage.
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Level 81
Apr 6, 2024
You’re just combining the start and end to make words. Limou + sine = limousine and Camou + flage = camouflage.
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Level 85
Apr 7, 2024
This one was the biggest stretch to me. If the separated "half words" had meanings of their own, it would make more sense - but without that, it feels nonsensical.
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2024
Yeah I feel kind of stupid for not getting it while writing it out, but thats also not really an analogy to me. Its just the word endings, they don't really connect in any other way.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2024
It's not an analogy based on meaning, it's a pattern based on first-two/last one syllable in each overall word. It's a poor choice of question for this quiz because it's about pattern recognition rather than the comparative relationships of the terms.
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2024
I got the Limou/Camou one right away but it may be easier to not capitalize the 2nd part. I know others are capitalized too but at least those are all existing words.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2024
Did anyone else try Stephen Collins for the Stella question? I thought it was a fair guess on the basis of romantic interest character to co-actor in the same movie (Adrian to Rocky/Stallone and Stella to Stephen Davis/Collins respectively).
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2024
Having seen the required answer, suggest that the clue be updated to include "Yo, Adrian!" and "Hey, Stella!". This and the use of quotation marks would make it clearer that these are lines said during particular movies by the corresponding actor.

I saw the Stella clue and could only think of the 1990 movie Stella, rather than Streetcar Named Desire.

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Level 70
Apr 30, 2024
I tried crash for recession and robe gown dress etc for defrock.. You get rid of them in both cases. (the used one might be better but I had not heard of that)
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2024
This is a great series of quizzes! Could you accept Distil, as that is the British spelling, please?
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Level ∞
Jun 5, 2024
That will work now