Questions tagged [connect-wall]

A puzzle involving a set of things (most often words) which must be divided into groups such that the things in each group share some connection.

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Meta-Connect Wall #2

Sort the sixteen terms into four categories. The four categories are joined by a common thread, with that being the solution. I think this one will play hard, so good luck! SQUASH ARTICHOKE EARLY ...
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Note to self: DO NOT FORGET!

Just found this connecting wall on a scrap of paper in my pocket. I know I created it as a reminder about something... I just can't for the life of me remember what! Can you help me recall what the ...
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Meta-connect wall

Sort the sixteen words into four categories. The four categories are joined by a common thread, with that being the solution. Text version below, or play with a better UI. HEAT TRANSFER STOLEN BASE ...
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Two Dimensional Connect Wall

Arrange the following nine words into a 3x3 grid, such that each row AND each column forms a connected group. ? ? ? ? strawberry watermelon diamond ? platinum world ice ? olive alcohol orange
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A Straightforward Connect Wall

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. ...
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A Connecting Wall

This is, quite literally, a connect-wall puzzle where the group's connections can be connected together to form the puzzle's answer. It has been compiled using a mixture of connecting methods used in ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 16): Making a list and checking it

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.<Previous DoorNext Door > Lots of last ...
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17 letters, 4 groups

Arrange these 17 letters into four groups of four: B, A, N, X, O, V, AB, Q, Z, J, I, L, S, C, W, E This is inspired by the New York Times Connections puzzles.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 4): A few of my favo(u)rite things

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > A Connect ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 2): Wall I want for Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Resolve the ...
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work more cleverly, not harder

The following sixteen words can be divided into four groups. Each group is of four words connected by a theme; the four themes are also related to one another. ANTIC ASKEW BATTERS CARPER CASH CHALK ...
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Clueless Crossword, then Connect-Wall

Solve the following crossword that lacks most of the clues (but has some letters revealed), and then perform connect-wall to the resulting words. Please note that this is an enigmatic-puzzle – One ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #18 (Sports and Leisure 3/4): Connected

This is part 18 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Sometimes one connect-wall puzzle just isn't enough... ...
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Triangular Connect Wall + Colouring In

Your task is to divide the 15 words shown into five categories and assign each word the correct colour. Each category has a different number of words between 1 and 5. All words within the same ...
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A lanolin-enriched puzzle

Many-time solver/first-time setter and so feedback is strongly solicited. This puzzle was written by me for a set of puzzles to celebrate a particular anniversary, but was not used. Divide the ...
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"Pawn Placement" - a GCHQ word association puzzle (video game edition)

If instead of video games you're looking for board games, check out Stiv's "Guess Where?" puzzle! ;) Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here ...
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What does my wife want?

I asked my wife what she wants to do this weekend and she sent me this confusing message. What does this all mean? ...
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What game do I play?

Find the game that I know, Using the clues below. Subtractive unit, toad hesitation; Digital dungeon, show staircase; Pop dancing, tropical mint; Dog therapy, oil ring. Once done, find the sun - It ...
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Five languages to account for

Here's another connect wall, with the usual goal of putting four words into Group One, another four words into Group Two, four more into Group Three, and four into Group Four. This puzzle is also ...
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Connecting Wall with a New Gimmick

This is a connecting wall puzzle containing a gimmick that I am not aware of in PSE (or indeed anywhere else). If I learn otherwise then I would still be happy to claim “I did it better” 😊 Divide ...
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A sobering puzzle

Just a simple little connect wall ... I doubt the overall theme is all that hidden, but hopefully making the four groups of four will be entertaining! Hint: BACARDI BELLINI CIDER COGNAC DAIQUIRI ...
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A connecting wall for series 1?

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #12: mobile-friendly puzzles. Resolve the novel connecting wall below into six groups of four connected words and discover the puzzle's hidden theme....
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Staying Connected

This is part 28 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a connecting wall puzzle similar to the ones used in the Only Connect TV ...
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Re-producing the 3D Connecting Wall!

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #11: Now in 3D. See Introducing the 3D Connecting Wall! for the original presentation of this puzzle type and further context. This post presents a ...
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Introducing the 3D Connecting Wall!

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #11: Now in 3D. A typical '2D' connecting wall puzzle (as made popular by the BBC quiz show, Only Connect) involves dividing a group of 16 seemingly ...
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Literally-Connecting Wall

This puzzle is a variant on the well-known connecting wall puzzles. May contain traces of grid deduction and happy stars 😊 Rules: Your goal is to fill all the empty squares in the main grid (left) ...
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"Where does sushi go?" - a GCHQ word association puzzle (anime edition)

No, the title does not refer to the card game Sushi Go; if you're looking for board games, check out Stiv's "Guess Where?" puzzle! ;) Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) ...
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Only Connect - all at once!

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #9: Game/Quiz Shows. Did you see the glitch on Only Connect last Monday?* The one where all four of the rounds got merged into one?! Effectively, ...
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"Where? Or is it When?!" - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here on Puzzling Stack Exchange): The words in the following list can be partitioned into equal-sized sets depending ...
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A Message Of Encouragement

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #8: Cellular Automata. This themed cryptic puzzle is dedicated to a user (from another website) who proposed to make March 23rd as a special holiday ...
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Get to the bottom of this Connect-Wall

Find the links to divide the words into four equal groups, then link the main word from all four links to get the one word answer. Bird BloodSource Dancer Estries Family Four Magic Mound Orange ...
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A Connect Wall to Stymie You

Divide the words into four equal groups to discover what unites the groups. Prefer no incomplete answers. Always Arachnids Australia Britain Lakes Lazy Front Hairbands Hallelujah Depression Sea ...
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Personal Names Turn Around

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #8: Cellular Automata. Life is like connecting dots... ACE BTS GKH HE I II ING LOAF ME MOON POND PV QR ROT TUB US Can you identify the themes? ...
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"Guess Where?" - a GCHQ word association puzzle (board game edition)

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #7: Board games. Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here on Puzzling Stack Exchange): The words in ...
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A game of some consequence

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games Last night, I played a game of Consequences with seven friends. In our particular version of the rules*, a game consists ...
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Something Commonly Searched For

This is a standard PSE connect wall in that you must find four groups of four. Then find the commonality between those four groups (not a word that fits into all four groups, as some connect walls ...
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An abandoned Connect Wall

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. Beaver Cheat Cod Direction Elf Fuzzy Wuzzy ...
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The Moon and the Great Wall

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Instructions for this modified connecting wall: In the connecting wall below, each item as written contains one ...
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A colorful Connect Wall you can almost taste

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. #F0F8FF (240, 100%, 50%) (255, 215, 0) Aqua (...
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A Connect Wall to watch and seek answers about

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. DANCE ENTER ESCAPE HEROES INSERT JACKAL LETTER ...
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Please, Identify the Ated Als

I seek his crypt and come to visit the site of Humpty's fated falls where definitions aren't explicit. But as with most awaited walls, connect the groups and you won't miss it. Please, identify the ...
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A Connect Wall to be a proper knight

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. GUN JAY KILL LOCK LODGE MAZE MIDNIGHT MORE ...
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A Connect Wall to help you relax

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. BEAN BEE BACK CAN EON EYES FLAG HEART INK PEA ...
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A Connect Wall to start the day and motivate you

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. ANON BOARD CANDY CLOCK CRAZY DRUG DRUNK MARCH ...
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A Connect Wall to Conquer

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a four-letter word which can be placed into all four groups. ARROW ATONE BURN DEALT DISTRESS FELT HIP LAND MAGMA MAGNET ...
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Some of All Parts

The 16 movie and TV roles below can be grouped into 4 groups of 4, with each group related by a common theme. In addition, the 4 themes are themselves related to each other by a common theme: one ...
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The Facebook (a double connect wall)

This is a double connect wall puzzle. The objective is to rearrange the sixteen people below in the 4x4 grid such that each row of 4 will be related by a common theme and each column of 4 will also ...
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It's a LITS! And a... um...?

I've combined two of my favourite puzzle types - a LITS grid-deduction puzzle and a, er... a, um... you know, I could have sworn I wrote it down here somewhere! Click on the image for a resolution ...
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An unusual source of inspiration?

In each row of the table below, a word* is missing (in Column B). This word can be paired separately with the two either side of it (in Columns A and C) to form another English word or phrase, ...
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Connecting Wall: Pairing Up

This is a connecting wall with a twist. Instead of 16 single words, this connecting wall has pairs of words. As usual, find the four groups which connect the pairs, bearing in mind it might not be ...
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