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On January 20, 2022 at 1:58PM EST EMC2 responded to Hdapdub:

Someone else had the same issue below, too. Guess hint 2 is confusing. I don't think it's saying those are the "different" ones. It's just helping you identify some of the hard-to-identify images.

On January 20, 2022 at 1:37PM EST Hdapdub wrote:

The hints do not match up with the solution in the back of the book. The hint said in the first group, the top right pic (lose weight) was the oddball, but it’s not. It’s the winning picture. So that threw me off the correct solution.

On January 20, 2022 at 1:37PM EST Hdapdub wrote:

The hints do not match up with the solution in the back of the book. The hint said in the first group, the top right pic (lose weight) was the oddball, but it’s not. It’s the winning picture. So that threw me off the correct solution.

On January 18, 2022 at 12:22PM EST SinneratLarge wrote:

I get the clues, but I don't understand how to turn this into a phrase

On January 8, 2022 at 6:28PM EST hotshelbs wrote:

Really liked the concept of this puzzle--however, there were too many ways to interpret each image. For example, in box #2 we interpreted workout, strike out, night out for the first three, and for sure thought that outhouse was the odd one out (because of the placement of the word "out").

Overall, fun idea but too tricky.

On January 2, 2022 at 5:17PM EST Player2 wrote:

My issue was that I would get the correct different image in the wrong way. For Group 5, for instance I interpreted it as numbers - 3 piece suit, 4 leaf clover, 6 pack - to get the correct odd one out, but my reasoning for why it was wrong didn't fit any kind of solution I could see.

On December 28, 2021 at 3:17PM EST MarTeeny responded to Cuzleroy:

Yes, I would agree with this.

On December 27, 2021 at 1:18PM EST Cuzleroy wrote:

I found the toughest part to be how they relate to each other, but after writing out the specific solutions that I could make sense of the overall solution became clear. I disagree that this is about personal interpretations. It’s just that the different images are not all different in the same way. More specifically, the articulation Of the differences is not all the same.

On December 27, 2021 at 1:18PM EST Cuzleroy wrote:

I found the toughest part to be how they relate to each other, but after writing out the specific solutions that I could make sense of the overall solution became clear. I disagree that this is about personal interpretations. It’s just that the different images are not all different in the same way. More specifically, the articulation Of the differences is not all the same.

On November 20, 2021 at 7:35PM EST budoka wrote:

My first interpretations:

1. "Missing" is the odd one out because it looks like the winners ribbon in the footrace is slack, indicating having been broken already by someone just ahead of the visible runner. I guess he's got his arms up in a victory gesture because he is stoked to be taking second.

2. "Strike" is out because the others are compound words: push-up, sunset, outhouse.

3. "A sharp" isn't always written with a hyphen while the others are, so it is out.

4. I was with him on this one, "Mill" doesn't rhyme with the others.

5. I thought "clover" was out because watch, kindle, and muscle are all words that are both nouns and verbs.

6. I agreed here also that "neon" is "on" and not "off" .


Of course, these conclusions resulted in gibberish as far as a final solution phrase, so I knew I had to re-think some of them.

On October 6, 2021 at 7:36PM EST MarTeeny wrote:

This was a frustrating and disappointing one. Too much room for interpreting the images different ways and then the translation of each into the phrase was inconsistent from image set to image set. (i.e. the first one you take “won” - descriptive word of what is different - whereas for the 3rd set, you have to look at what is different (vowels) but then take the specific vowel for the image that is different (“a”)).

On August 1, 2021 at 8:42PM EST Scott1257 wrote:

Well, I can say that based on Hint #2, his ideas and my ideas of things that don't match, don't match.

On July 13, 2021 at 8:43PM EST Dre responded to Melds:

Think of other variations of those chosen words, e.g. another form of “win”, or a shorter version of “windmill”

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On July 13, 2021 at 8:40PM EST Dre responded to Ichabod:

Doesn’t matter how he interpreted them! You should be able to interpret them the same way, it just might take time getting past your own presuppositions.

On January 8, 2021 at 5:45PM EST Ichabod wrote:

This Theorem relies far too much on M's personal interpretation. Not much fun for the rest of us, I'm afraid.

On January 8, 2021 at 5:45PM EST Ichabod wrote:

This Theorem relies far too much on M's personal interpretation. Not much fun for the rest of us, I'm afraid.

On January 5, 2021 at 2:56AM EST counterhash responded to Melds:

Try only using the part of the phrase that is different. 1. Lost vs. Won. 2. Everything else contains out, but one of them is “in love”. Since the main difference here is the word “in”, just use that and throw away the rest. Then after you put it all together, you should be able to read out a phrase.

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On December 28, 2020 at 10:59AM EST EMC2 responded to Cobraeye:

@Cobraeye, see below. I don't think Hint 2 is saying those are the "different" ones. It's just helping you identify some of the hard-to-identify images. I guess that hint could be made clearer though

On December 27, 2020 at 9:54PM EST Cobraeye wrote:

Can’t trust the hints on this Theorem. Strike-out is not different. And Cant Wind Vane Be a Rhyme?

On December 27, 2020 at 9:54PM EST Cobraeye wrote:

Can’t trust the hints on this Theorem. Strike-out is not different. And Cant Wind Vane Be a Rhyme?

On January 13, 2020 at 11:35AM EST Yerda responded to EMC2:

Prior to looking at hint #2 I had solutions for only group 3 and 4 but was stuck on the others. Hint #2 verified my progress was on track. So I assumed the other groups of Hint #2 would also be the different images. Spent too much time before I abandoned that assumption.

On January 7, 2020 at 3:28AM EST EMC2 responded to Yerda:

Oh I don't think Hint #2 is trying to say that those images are the *different* images, it's just trying to help you identify some of the more difficult-to-identify pictures so that you can then figure out which image in each group is different from the others

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

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On January 7, 2020 at 3:28AM EST EMC2 responded to Yerda:

Oh I don't think Hint #2 is trying to say that those images are the *different* images, it's just trying to help you identify some of the more difficult-to-identify pictures so that you can then figure out which image in each group is different from the others

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

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