They have something else in common though. They have something else in common though. Like the quote says (in italics): everything around you is numbers. All the words have a reference to a number in their direct surroundings. Letter A has a French number before the word (solution is 4-1-9), letter B a proverb with a number around the word (solution is 20-3-22), letter C mentions a number directly after the word (solution is 9-4-3), letter D incorporates a number in the word next to the encircled one (solution is 1-6) and letter E places an anagram of a number after the word in red lining (solution is 3-1).