Your task?

Sort the 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words.

Each group will have something in common.

All the common things relate to a tag.

What tag?

         vexers       flog        angle      sinnet

          mail      solacers     modern       paid

          came      rehandles     pure       serial

         braise      enneads     chokey       sail

Also, if you have an idea, please post it as a partial answer.

  • $\begingroup$ Can someone help me with the formatting? I've never done a connect-wall puzzle before and it'd be nice to know how to make it better. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '18 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ (I have formatted the wall as code with a fixed-width font. I think this is the best you can do with text only. If you think it's uglier than before, roll back.) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Dec 4 '18 at 18:49

I believe the groups are:

Group 1: (found by @Mnemonic)

flog, sinnet, solacers, chokey (anagrams of sports) (golf, tennis, lacrosse, hockey)

Group 2: (found by @Mnemonic)

mail, pure, serial, braise (anagrams of countries) (Mali, Peru, Israel, Serbia)

Group 3: (found by @Dmihawk, completed by me)

came, paid, vexers, sail (anagrams of Apple products) (eMac, iPad, Xserve, Lisa)

Group 4: (found by me)

angle, modern, rehandles, enneads (anagrams of tube stations in London, England) (Angel, Morden, Harlesden, Neasden)

This means that the tag you are referencing is


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    $\begingroup$ Well done, this is 100% correct. $\endgroup$ Dec 5 '18 at 5:46

Some groups are:

flog, sinnet, solacers, chokey (anagrams of sports) (golf, tennis, lacrosse, hockey)
mail, pure, serial, braise (anagrams of countries) (Mali, Peru, Israel, Serbia)

  • $\begingroup$ This is the closest anyone has got so far. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '18 at 21:05
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(pbhyq gurer or nalguvat gb rznp (pnzr), vcnq (cnvq) naq kfreir (irkref) nyy orvat znqr ol Nccyr?) $\endgroup$
    – Dmihawk
    Dec 4 '18 at 22:08

Following on from @Mnemonic's answer

emac (mace), ipad (paid) and xserve (servex) are all made by Apple, the fourth Apple item would be hidden in angle, modern, sail, rehandles or enneads

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    $\begingroup$ (rot13) V guvax vg fubhyq or "fnvy" orpnhfr gurer jnf na Nccyr Qrfxgbc Pbzchgre jvgu anzr "Yvfn" $\endgroup$
    – QBrute
    Dec 4 '18 at 23:09


Group 1

Relating to books and publication
1. Solacers (book)
2. Enneads (book)
3. Serial (def: anything published or broadcast)

Group 2

Relating to crafting/weaving/combining
1. sinnet (plaited fiber)
2. braise (cooking method that combines dry and wet methods)
3. came (slender grooved bar of lead for holding together pieces of glass in windows)

Group 3

Relating to torture or irritation
1. chokey (torture cupboard)
2. flog (beat with whip/stick)
3. vexers (plural of those who irritate, bother, frustrate) 4.

Group 4

Relating to transmission
1. mail (send/transmit)
2. paid (to settle/transfer/give)
3. sail (to move along or travel over water)
4. serial (relating to transmission or publication)


The duplicates are symptomatic of not knowing the correct groups.


No idea.

  • $\begingroup$ None of these are correct, sorry to burst your bubble. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '18 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ Good to know, thanks. Saves me time and effort haha. $\endgroup$
    – Dorrulf
    Dec 4 '18 at 21:05
  • $\begingroup$ You should check out @Mnemonic answer, you may be able to figure it out off that. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '18 at 21:10
  • $\begingroup$ I have been. Their idea is great, but I haven't been able to figure out how to make it work for some of the other words. $\endgroup$
    – Dorrulf
    Dec 4 '18 at 21:19

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