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    5's and 3's

    The following 15 words can be divided into 5 groups of 3 words. The words in each trio will share a similar characteristic. What are the groupings? Why?

    astern, bony, con, deal, land, lien, nit, pending, pinion, range, slander, steroid, tile, vary, venue
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    Re: 5's and 3's

    Hint:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Prefixual augmentation</span hide>
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    Re: 5's and 3's

    Using the hint:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">a- lien, steroid, venue
    e- astern, bony, land
    i- con, deal, slander
    o- pinion, range, vary
    s- or u- nit, pending, tile</span hide>

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    Re: 5's and 3's

    It would appear that I need to start you off:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Alien; Asteroid;.........</span hide>
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    Re: 5's and 3's

    It appears our posts crossed. You are indeed correct. I hadn't thought of the <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">-s-</span hide> prefix since I was thinking about <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">vowels</span hide> but it's certainly valid given the wording of the puzzle. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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