These sixteen words can be divided into four groups of four, each of which has something in common. What are the groups, and what are the connections between them?

enter image description here (Inspired by the British TV show Only Connect, which I have been obsessively watching for the past few days.)

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Another Connect Wall: puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/12523 $\endgroup$ – f'' Aug 1 '16 at 1:48
  • $\begingroup$ @f'': Didn't even realize there already was one here! Yeah, that one's probably a lot harder than mine. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ Nice puzzle! Let me know how I did :D. $\endgroup$ – owlswipe Aug 1 '16 at 2:24
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This puzzle is fun, which is really the most important criterion. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Aug 1 '16 at 2:43
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ This is the sort of thing I was talking about when I said British television was better than American television: they have puzzles! $\endgroup$ – ffao Aug 1 '16 at 3:07

Dan Russell got two categories:

Slang for money: Cheddar, Scratch, Bread, Bone.


Tarot cards: Strength, Justice, Temperance, Death.

The other two categories are:

Words written with accents: Café, Québec, Naïve, Ångström.


Circles: Circle of Willis, Circle(s) of Hell, Circle of Fifths, Circle of Life.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ And that's correct! Fairly easy, but hopefully fun. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 2:44
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Ah, was just about to add the first of your two additions. Was nowhere near the second, though. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Aug 1 '16 at 2:44

Perhaps one category is

Slang for Money which would include Cheddar, Scratch, Bread, and Bone

Another could be

Tarot Cards which would include Strength, Temperance, Justice, and Death

Working on the others...

  • $\begingroup$ Those two are correct, and f'' finished it off! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 2:44

I think I've got this one.


The Willis Towers Watson company (a global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company with offices in the Quebec city of Montreal) is right across the street from the Premium By Presse Cafe (see image), which serves many food dishes including classic sandwiches (which include bread of course). View their menu.

Life or Death

When death begins, life ends; certain dead people (those who lack temperance) often go to hell.


Naive people (either those whose minds lack strength or those who don’t help to bring justice to the world) never possess the knowledge of what an angstrom is.


A hunk of Cheddar cheese can be cut into fifths, scratched with a knife blade (which makes it melt faster), and finally melted onto a boneless chicken thigh for a delicious dinner.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ ...Sorry, but not even close. Each category can be described with very few words - I'd say 3 or 4, maximum. They're not subjective, either - once you get it, you'll know that you've gotten it. (And they're categories, not stories.) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 2:26
  • $\begingroup$ (Also, note the [wordplay] tag.) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 2:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Yeah :|. You have to admit my first one is pretty convincing though... $\endgroup$ – owlswipe Aug 1 '16 at 2:36
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ No, not particularly... See Dan's recent answer for an example of what a category might look like. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 1 '16 at 2:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.