Odd Man Out                  

By Chris Morse and Ann Jones                     

                       

Each of the following sets of 5 words has a common property for 4 of them and one odd word out.  The odd words out in each column (bold) also form a set.  This leaves five final words (bold and italics), which read across as: COUNCIL POSSESSES CRATE EXTRACT SINGLETON                   

                       

And when the come to headquarters to see the crate, the only singleton in it is a piece of "RED TILE."

 

 

COUNCIL     ACANTHOMERIDAE    AGGRAVATED        AMINE       FORCE

ENSIGN      CABERNET          GAZETTEER         METER       OVERDRIVE

HATCH       PALISADE          SHUFFLED          MIND        PROGRAM

REED        STALEMATE         STEWARDESSES      PALM        RISK

TALENT      SUBARTESIAN       WATERCRESS        TOME        VELOCITY

senators    contain Simpsons  lefthanded        things      movies with

keyboard use      that are    maximum

                                                read

 

ALMOST      ATTEST            CANOPY            ALES        ATLATL

BIOPSY      BYTE              CRUELTY           ANGERS      BANANA

CHINTZ      FORMIDABLE        DURESS            NICE        DYNAMO

GHOSTY      POSSESSES         OUTRAGEOUS        TAXES       FAVORITE

POWDER      UPPSALA           WRECKS            TOURS       HELICOPTER

internal    begin with a      end in sound      cities in   made from

alphab.     preposition       of a letter       France      two-letter

order                                                       element

                                                            symbols

 

DELIVER     AMPLE             BALD              AZORIAN     CLOCK

POOLS       CADRE             FARDELS           CLEAVE      FIRE

PRUSSIAN    LUMP              SHORT             DUST        IVORY

REMIT       PANES             SIMPLE            OVERSIGHT   SINGLETON

SWARD       SACRIFICE         STAMMERER         RAVEL       WATCH

reversals   tree anagrams     Frankish kings    own         words with

antonyms    tower      

 

ABSENTLY    ADDER             AFGHAN            BLIXEN      ALUMINUM

EXORCISED   CASTLE            CALMNESS          EXTRACT     ATWIXT

MIDNIGHT    OHMS              HIJACKING         HOARD       HOMOTAXIA

STROLLER    STAR              OVERSTAY          MARTYR      TIMOTHY

UNSELFISH   STEEDS            UNDISCOVERED      PAGAN       WITHOUT

contain     Caesar shift to   contain           rhyme       contain only

Tolkien     another word      alpha triplets    with a      L-R

creatures                                       Presidentís symmetric

                                                name        letters

 

ABROAD      AM                COMPOUND          ADDLE       ADOS

BABY        DENS              CRATE             LAID        JOT

BARBARA     SEVER             INVALID           ORGONE      LUMBERS

DOODAD      SKEWER            SUPPLY            ROPER       REALIZE

PARAPOD     VAN               WOUND             SHAW        RUSH

Letters     -ITY can be       two different     P added     letter

have hollow added             pronunciation     forms       change on

spaces                                          word        bible book

 

types of    chess terms       words in Hamlet   anagrams    words with

blue                          soliloquy                     different

British

spellings