enter image description here Here's a random code-wall for you though; I think of it as unfair to the point of impossible, but some people of this site never cease to surprise me. You need to split the 16 words into 4 groups, such that each of them has something in common.

eon kin yen win lame brat tell gull river reckon least stork santa edward dante joy

Hint 1

Due to the question about the exclusiveness, I consulted an expert on the question. Though I recorded the conversation, the microphone was too far from me so most of my speech is illegible (not that you really needed it, huh?)

ME: So, ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ exclusive?
EXPERT: No, if I understood the criteria, both "eon" and "joy" can be classified into a group different from their assigned ones.
ME: Excuse me, but how? ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■, ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■, ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ "h" ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■?
EXPERT: Not really; you would have known it if you read the books.
ME: ■■■■■■, ■■■■. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■, ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ mother ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■?
EXPERT: ...All right, I didn't think of it that way. Then yes, it's an "Only-connect wall". mumbling (the idea still sucks though)

Hint 2 /triggered by Kristina/ (btw group 1 is technically wrong)

Every group has something to do with "Game of Thrones". Sorry. Also, as I stated before, they're exclusive.

  • $\begingroup$ Does membership in each group have to be exclusive? I.e. If a group is "3-letter words" can there be a 3-letter word in any other group? $\endgroup$
    – WAF
    Nov 28 '18 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ @WAF this sound a lot like Only Connect's wall puzzle, so probably not. $\endgroup$
    – user46002
    Nov 28 '18 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ @WAF Not exclusive. I'll make this clearer in the first hint. $\endgroup$ Nov 28 '18 at 15:29
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ I'm interested in the fact that there's a movies tag on the puzzle. None of those words instantly pop out at being movie-related, or connected to any movies I can think of off the top of my head. $\endgroup$
    – user46002
    Nov 28 '18 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ Are the groups all the same size? $\endgroup$ Nov 29 '18 at 0:24

Group 1

All Starks off by one letter:

Santa (Sansa) - Edward (Eddard) - Reckon (Rickon) - Brat (Bran)

Group 2

Ending letters of a GoT house:

Yen (Targaryen) - Joy (Greyjoy) - Tell (Martell) - Eon (Baratheon)

Group 3

One letter off from a word in a GoT book title:

Dante (Dance) - Least (Feast) - Stork (Storm) - Lame (Game)

Group 4

Beginnings of GoT cities and castles?

River (Riverrun) - Win (Winterfell) - Kin (King's Landing) - Gull (Gulltown)

As to hint 1:

Eon and joy could be in group 1 (Jon).


Well, I have an attempt!

Group 1:

reckon // santa // brat // edward: all Game of Thrones character first names off by one letter (rIckon, sanSa, braN, edDard)

Group 2:

eon // yen // win // kin: all 3 letters/all ending in N

Group 3:

stork // least // dante // river: all 5 letters long

Group 4:

lame // joy // gull // tell: each can have their first letters be replaced with "C" and still form valid words

  • $\begingroup$ A really good one, probably better than my intended answer. However, we can get 'eon' to c group, and 'santa' to 5-letter group, and see the hint. $\endgroup$ Nov 29 '18 at 8:14

Category 1:

Game of Thrones houses/surnames with only last syllable:
MarTELL, GreyJOY, TargarYEN, BarathEON

Category 2:

Stark names, one letter out:
reckon, santa, edward, stork >> Rickon, Sansa, Eddard, Stark.

Category 3:

Unsure, potential words:
river lame brat least kin gull

Category 4:

Words to do with Tywin Lannister, combining above methods of difference.
dante >> played by Charles DANCE
win >> TyWIN Lannister
Unsure of last 2, potential words:
river lame brat least kin gull


I think I've figured out three of the groups:

Win Reckon Gull Tell - each can have "ing" added to the end to make a new word
Kin Lame Eon River - each can have a letter added to the beginning to make a new word: Skin Flame Aeon Driver
Santa Edward Dante Least - each is an anagram of a word: Antas Warded Anted Steal

Is this right so far?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry, man, I'm new at this kind of puzzles. See the hint for yourself. (Atnas is very obscure for an anagram, though) $\endgroup$ Nov 29 '18 at 8:12

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