As usual, a connect wall is a $4\times4$ grid, which has 16 words inside it. They are broken into 4 groups of 4 words,and each group has a relationship. The four words defining the relations are themselves related, and the relations are defined by a single word as well. You can find more information at Stiv's excellent post about it.

Here is the connect wall (unfortunately Markdown does not support coloring, which is crucial for this puzzle, so I've decided to stick to the image, but see text version below):

connect wall

The text version in CSV (note that the word in R1C4 is colored red):


Hint 1:

One of the 4 groups is homophonic.


2 Answers 2


Group 1

Words associated to HUNT - Treasure, Red October, Showdown, Down

Group 2

Words associated to TROY - Baker, Ounce, McClure, Lewis

Group 3

Words associated to RED - Unit, Rot, Wheel, Clay

Group 4

Words associated to the CLARK/CLERK homophones - Law, Nutcracker, Harry, Mail

and the overall connection is

Helen - Hunt, Troy, Clark, Red


Helen of Troy was considered the most beautiful woman in the world in Greek mythology.

  • $\begingroup$ I believe that you deserved the checkmark since you've got the final answer! However, for group 3, jsm's rot13(Cbggre) was correct (and related to rot13(Uryra Orngevk Cbggre)) $\endgroup$
    – trolley813
    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:32
  • $\begingroup$ Well, not "correct" but rather "intended". That's great that you found a different solution but the same answer. $\endgroup$
    – trolley813
    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:38
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    $\begingroup$ @trolley813 Ah, sorry, I didn't really read jsm's answer as I was mostly done by then (except for the links). I take it, in that case, Harry moves to 3, unit to 2 and lewis to 4. Is that right? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that's exactly what was intended. $\endgroup$
    – trolley813
    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:58
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, yes. I did suspect the linking word (based on the title), but couldn’t make it fit with rot13(Cbggre). Still don’t quite get that link, actually. $\endgroup$
    – jsm
    Apr 6, 2021 at 11:38

A partial solution for the groups:

HUNT for Red October, Treasure, Down

TROY McClure, Ounce (also possibly Lewis, but that’s a bit obscure)

POTTER Harry, Wheel, Clay

That’s all I can find so far

  • $\begingroup$ Well done! You found 3 of 4 groups and all related words (except the obscure one). Adding a hint. $\endgroup$
    – trolley813
    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:55

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