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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 21:031 edit
    Dr. Rational's Puzzles

    Dr. Rational has very definite preferences-- however, his preferences are based on the letters in the underlying words, not the things the words describe. For each of the puzzles you are given three examples which illustrate one of the Rules for Dr. Rational's Preferences. Your challenge is to determine the pattern and decide which of two things Dr. Rational prefers.

    Example:

    o Dr. Rational likes green but not blue

    o Dr. Rational likes wheels but not tires.

    o Dr. Rational likes freezers but not refrigerators.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Rivers or Creeks?

    Answer: Dr. Rational likes Creeks because Creeks has a double vowel.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 21:071 edit
    Puzzle #1 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes to draw but not to color.

    o Dr. Rational likes shoes but not socks.

    o Dr. Rational whales but not dolphins.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Seven or Eight?
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    16 Mar '14 21:28
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Puzzle #1 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes to draw but not to color.

    o Dr. Rational likes shoes but not socks.

    o Dr. Rational whales but not dolphins.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Seven or Eight?[/b]
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  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 21:301 edit
    Originally posted by kiki46
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    "Seven"?

    Which of the Rules for Dr. Rational's Preferences does it illustrate?
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    16 Mar '14 22:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Seven"?

    Which of the Rules for Dr. Rational's Preferences does it illustrate?
    If you drop the first letter of each of the words he likes, it is still a word.
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    16 Mar '14 22:28
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Seven"?

    Which of the Rules for Dr. Rational's Preferences does it illustrate?
    Draw 4letters

    Shoes 5 letters

    Whales 6 letters
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 22:36
    Originally posted by ale1552
    If you drop the first letter of each of the words he likes, it is still a word.
    One Correct for ale1552...... Dr. Rational likes Seven because if the first letter of "Seven"
    is removed it still makes a word: even, hoes and hale (hearty well met). #2 in an hour.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 22:38
    Originally posted by kiki46
    Draw 4letters

    Shoes 5 letters

    Whales 6 letters
    kiki46, Dr. Rational would probably say, "That kiki guy is a logical and creative but in my book a bit irrational." lol
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    16 Mar '14 23:13
    Puzzle #2 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes Spot but not Rover.

    o Dr. Rational likes that but not this.

    o Dr. Rational likes height but not size.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Ginger or Bridget?
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    17 Mar '14 12:35
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Puzzle #2 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes Spot but not Rover.

    o Dr. Rational likes that but not this.

    o Dr. Rational likes height but not size.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Ginger or Bridget?[/b]
    Dr. Rational likes Bridget because he favors words and names that end in "t".
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Mar '14 16:44
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Dr. Rational likes Bridget because he favors words and names that end in "t".
    Precisely, Andy. Excellent sleuthing.

    Tied with ale1552 with One Correct.

    Puzzle #3 Later today.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 Mar '14 23:19
    Puzzle #3 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes nuts but not popcorn.

    o Dr. Rational likes Bob but not Joe.

    o Dr. Rational likes rats but not mice.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Good or Evil?
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    17 Mar '14 23:55
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Puzzle #3 (of 15)

    o Dr. Rational likes nuts but not popcorn.

    o Dr. Rational likes Bob but not Joe.

    o Dr. Rational likes rats but not mice.

    Question: Does Dr. Rational like Good or Evil?[/b]
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    Evil, because it's also a word when read backward.
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  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Mar '14 04:452 edits
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    [hidden]Evil, because it's also a word when read backward.[/hidden]
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    [hidden ]Evil, because it's also a word when read backward.[/hidden]

    Yes, again, Andy.... because Evil spells a word when reversed: live,
    like stun and Bob and star.

    HandyAndy: Two Correct; and ale1552 with One Correct.
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