This article is from the Puzzles FAQ,
by Chris Cole email@example.com and Matthew Daly
firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
1. Host : Guest :: Cynophobia : ?
2. Mountain : Plain :: Acrocephalic : ?
3. Lover : Believer :: Philofelist : ?
4. 4 : 6 :: Bumblebee : ?
5. 2 : 1 :: Major : ?
6. 1 : 24 :: Group : ?
7. 4 : 64 :: Crotchet : ?
8. Last : First :: Grave : ?
9. 7 : 9 :: Throne : ?
10. Pride : Hatred :: Beelzebub : ?
11. Dollar : Bond :: Grant : ?
12. Ek : Sankh :: 1 : ?
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs; lyssophobia is the fear of rabies. As
Rodney Adams pointed out, a word meaning the fear of fleas would be
even better, but I've been unable to locate such a word (although
surely one must exists).
Acrocephalic is having a pointed head; homalocephalic is having a flat
head. Rodney Adamas suggested "planoccipital", but on checking this
apparently refers to having a flat back of the skull, so he only gets
A philofelist is a cat-lover (also commonly called an ailurophile);
a galeanthropist is a person who believes they are a cat.
4. Blue Bird
A Camp Fire Girl who is 4 is in the Bumblebee Club; a Campfire Girl
who is 6 in the Blue Bird Club. I should have had "4 or 5" instead
of "4" to remove ambiguity (e.g. Mark Brader suggested "triplane").
A 2-star general in the army is a major general; a 1-star general
in the army is a brigadier general.
6. Field Army
Army groupings; there are 24 "groups" in a "field army".
A crotchet is a quarter-note; a hemidemisemiquaver is a sixty-fourth
note. Rodney Adams and Mark Brader both got this.
In music prestissimo means extremely fast; grave means very slow to
the point of solemnity. This question was poorly worded (I received
both "womb" and "cradle" as answers).
In the ninefold hierarchy of angels, a throne ranks 7th and a seraph
9th (9th being most powerful). Rodney Adams got this one.
In Father Sebastien Machaelis's (one of the more famous exorcists)
hierarchy of devils, Beelzebub is responsible for pride, Sonneillon
Grant is on the $50 bill; Roosevelt on the $50 savings bond.
Ek is 1 in Hindi; sankh is 10^14 (one hundred quadrillion).
Chris Long, 265 Old York Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2618