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The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups.
Additionally, the four groups may be connected to give a hint at a fictional character.

BUDGE ROLL BOW BOSS
DIE GRAVE APSE CRYPT
PRESS FISH PLANE JOY
BRACE EVEN BARK COME

Can you identify the four groups?
What is the fictional character that links the groups together?

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The wall can be resolved as follows:

Group 1: Add EL
ELapse, ELfish, ELbow, ELeven

Group 2: Add EM
EMbrace, EMbark, EMboss, EMpress

Group 3: Add EN
ENcrypt, ENjoy, ENroll, ENgrave

Group 4: Add TARY
BudgeTARY, ComeTARY, DieTARY, PlaneTARY

Which fictional character links these?

Sherlock Holmes! Why? Well, it's EL-EM-EN-TARY, my dear Watson! (Appropriate for the title too, since 'elementary' and 'simple' are synonyms...)

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Drat, beat me to it :D $\endgroup$ – Sciborg Jan 5 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ Ha, sorry @Sciborg - this one struck me square in the face for some reason and I was lucky to see it just 2 minutes after posting! :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jan 5 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ You keep answering the only questions I can solve on here before me loll! $\endgroup$ – Smartest1here Jan 5 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ Oh no! Could it possibly be ... that you are not the @Smartest1here after all? $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jan 5 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ I think my name is to be taken with a pinch of salt. $\endgroup$ – Smartest1here Jan 5 at 18:56

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