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Place the words below into 4 groups, each containing 4 words which share a common property.

The answer to this puzzle is a description of the 4 groups along with the list of words that belong in each.

(Inspired by Connecting Wall a.k.a. NYT Connections puzzles.)

CHURCH HILL TONIC LAND
WARD GHOST ROOT TIME
GLASS BASE ONE NOSE
HEART BOOK TOWN CONTRACT
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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(fcvevg tynff gbavp ebbg (orre)?) $\endgroup$ Feb 3 at 3:02
  • $\begingroup$ @RonchenLuo Nope $\endgroup$
    – hb20007
    Feb 3 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ ynaq, jneq, uvyy, ebbg (hc?) $\endgroup$
    – LizardofOz
    Feb 5 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @LizardofOz Nope, but this line of thinking is not entirely irrelevant. $\endgroup$
    – hb20007
    Feb 6 at 9:55

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I think the groups are as follows (some of these groups were also identified by PDT):

Group 1

Words which can follow HOLY to yield a well-known phrase - CHURCH, LAND, GHOST, BOOK

Group 2

Words to which DOWN can be added to the beginning to give another word - HILL, WARD, TIME, TOWN

Group 3

Words which can follow BROKEN to yield a well-known phrase - CONTRACT, GLASS, NOSE, HEART

Group 4

Words which are associated as being the "initial note" in some way - TONIC (first note in a scale), ROOT (first note in a chord), BASE (bottom note in perfumery), ONE (first note in a bar of music)

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    $\begingroup$ @PDT Yes, I can. I think there is a rep boundary where you can see deleted answers (maybe 10,000?). I also saw your answer originally when you posted it. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Feb 6 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ can confirm 10k is the boundary having just passed it recently $\endgroup$
    – juicifer
    Feb 6 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ @hb20007 Okay, there is another theory I was working on which doesn't involve sub but I couldn't quite formulate it. Will try to edit my answer with this in mind. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Feb 6 at 14:30

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