In this connect wall are 16 words. There are 4 groups of these words; your first job is to find these 4 groups and name them.

The second part is determining what 1 thing groups those 4 categories together.

Good luck!

Note: The knowledge tag is mainly for one of the categories, but a few other words might require external knowledge.

Rapids               Cardinal             Southwest            Earthquakes

Prop                 Smart                Brain                Feathered

Rotary               Delta                Home                 Jet

Galaxy               Dynamo               Tweet                Cellular

Partial solutions are welcome!

Hint: The final answer is a bit of a pun, especially in the "phone" category. It's obscure in the soccer teams, but very prominent in the plane/bird categories.

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    $\begingroup$ making @Brandon_J a nice 1234 rep please dont ruin it ;) $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ Thx @OmegaKrypton will screenshot ;) $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Jan 31, 2019 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe time for a hint? $\endgroup$ Feb 5, 2019 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ OK, sure @Greg . $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Feb 5, 2019 at 19:01

3 Answers 3



Based on the knowledge tag, one group is:

Rapids, Galaxy, Dynamo, Earthquakes - all MLS teams, specifically in the Western Conference

From @pirate:

Home, Smart, Rotary, Cellular - all types of phones

From @North and @Heroscape

Cardinal, Tweet, Brain, Feathered - which refer to birds. "Birdbrain" is a common American insult, Cardinal is a family of birds... I don't see the jump from bird to birdbrain though


Prop, Southwest, Delta, Jet - Something to do with planes, I believe, maybe flying. Three are airlines (Southwest, Delta, Jet). Two are types of planes (jet, prop).

So the common word is:

wing? birds and planes have wings, there is a position of wing(er) in soccer, and the phone wings (rings) when someone calls it?

  • $\begingroup$ The first sub-category is correct; the second is close. $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Jan 30, 2019 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ Good job! I think rot13(Pneqvany Nveyvarf vf n orggre svg vafgrnq bs Cebc), and not sure about the last one $\endgroup$
    – yaara
    Jan 30, 2019 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ @pirate thanks! Didn't know about that one! $\endgroup$ Jan 30, 2019 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ First two are correct; last two are on the right track, but a little off. $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Jan 30, 2019 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ The groups aren't correct or the explanation wasn't? $\endgroup$ Jan 30, 2019 at 17:30


Smart, Home, Cellular, Rotary - types of phones


First answer ever on this forum. It took me time to find how to hide a block but I managed.


As @North mentioned, there would be this category

Cardinal, Tweet, Brain, Feathered - which refer to birds. "Birdbrain" is a common American insult, Cardinal is a family of birds.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you explain how you go from ROT13(oveq) to ROT13(oveqoenva)? I'm failing to see the jump (I don't doubt you are wrong, I just don't get it haha) $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ I just had a thought that these words were linked with the word ROT13(oveq). I didn't really catch your question though. Like the group of 4 words would be ROT13(oveq) because they refer to it somehow. $\endgroup$
    – Heroscape
    Jan 31, 2019 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm. Ok, I'd like to understand how the jump is made... $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Greg Heroscape's category is correct. $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Jan 31, 2019 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, I noticed that 3 words could create the category ROT13(oveq) so I looked for the rest by eliminating the others and with @North's help, there is the word ROT13(oveqoenva) which contains the category and the word "Brain". I assume that is the jump and why I added "Brain" to the category $\endgroup$
    – Heroscape
    Jan 31, 2019 at 15:18

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