This is my first attempt at a Connect Wall. Your task is to find the connections between the following 16 words to form 8 groups of 4. No, I did not Muck up the Fath – there is one connection per row and one connection per column 😊
Fun fact: I’ve recently been car-pooling with a work colleague and thanks to his efforts I have learnt how the British quiz show works. But rot13(obl qb V fhpx ng guvf tnzr)
EDIT: This was harder than expected so I will add a few hints, sorted in order of increasing desperation (great phrase from the Perl manual pages btw! 😊) :
The horizontal connections seem “kinda lame” but the point of the puzzle becomes clear once you think about vertical connections. Solving these vertical connections will reveal the point of the puzzle title (Equivalently one can transpose horizontal/vertical grouping and the result is the same).
The vertical connections are a “puzzle within a puzzle” if you will!
The connections are based on wordplay/numbers rather than general knowledge. I can crush most episodes of Letters And Numbers but would totally embarrass myself on Mastermind or WWTBAM