Kara and I will be visiting the Motor City ComicCon this afternoon, which means we may be distracted by the likes of Erin Gray and Peter Tork. In the meantime, enjoy the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge. Good luck!

WARD, REED, ROSS, IVAN...

Which of the following four-letter names best
completes the above list, and why?

OMAR, BONY, THOM, CARL

Here is the ANSWER.

THE ANSWER:

BONY.

Each name, when prefaced with a successive letter of the alphabet, forms a word:

A + WARD = AWARD
B + REED = BREED
C + ROSS = CROSS
D + IVAN = DIVAN, so...

E + BONY = EBONY.

NOTE: These types of puzzles sometimes lend themselves to alternate answers. If you have one that you believe should be considered correct, feel free to add it to the comments below. Thanks for playing, and have a great weekend!