Over and Under – Daily brain teaser

Difficulty: Easy

Carl the typesetter has a problem. He has been given the simple task of printing twenty words and a line. Ten of the words are to be printed OVER the line and the other ten words are to be printed UNDER the line. The problem is that Carl has mixed the words together, and can’t remember which words go where. He does remember that each group of ten words shares a property that relates to its position. Please help Carl sort the words properly – either OVER or UNDER the line – before his editor gets back from lunch.

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bug, duct, due, ego, fine, let, lime, heat, hero, man, mom, nova, plot, set, side, soil, star, text, vise, way

(The hint will give you the position of two of the words.)

Hint

bug
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way

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The prefix “super” can be added to the words that belong “over” the line. The prefix “sub” can be added to the words that belong “under” the line.

bug, ego, fine, heat, hero, man, mom, nova, star, vise
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duct, due, let, lime, plot, set, side, soil, text, way

Carl thanks you for your help!