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4-Letter Literature Chain

For each hint, enter a 4-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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First submittedSeptember 17, 2015
Last updatedJanuary 7, 2018
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Hint
Answer
Aladdin had a magic one
Lamp
Body of water such as Walden
Pond
Sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert
Dune
Jane Austen novel
Emma
Captain who searched for Moby Dick
Ahab
8th century English monk, author, and translator
Bede
Brontë: Jane ____
Eyre
The color black, poetically
Ebon
Captain from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
Nemo
May the ____ be ever in your favor
Odds
Heroic story of Norse literature
Saga
Hemingway novel: A Farewell to ____
Arms
What's sold in a Faustian bargain
Soul
Hint
Answer
Shakespearean king
Lear
By any other name would smell as sweet
Rose
Steinbeck: ____ of Eden
East
Hardy: ____ of the d'Ubervilles
Tess
Drug from "Brave New World"
Soma
Prefix that often comes before nemesis
Arch
What gave Samson his power
Hair
Woolf: A ____ of One's Own
Room
Othello's ethnicity
Moor
Place for David to spy on Bathsheba
Roof
An Achilles heel is a fatal this
Flaw
Mitchell: Gone with the ____
Wind
Author of "Matilda" and "The BFG"
Dahl
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level 21
Nov 25, 2015
There needs to be some way to skip over a word. I knew all the answers in column one except Bede. Never got to column two. If there is a way to skip, I never found it.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2018
you can answer any question you want, in any order...then use what you have to fill the gaps, sometimes i start at the end, just for fun
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level 61
Aug 15, 2019
I think this one was a yellow box one before, then you can not just fill in the answers at random order. But you can click them or (on computer) use the tab-key
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level 39
Nov 25, 2015
Easy. Got them all.
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level 83
Nov 25, 2015
Having Woolf and Othello next to each other made me smile.
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level 59
Nov 26, 2015
even better: their respective answer are mirrors of each other!
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level 83
May 19, 2016
Yes, that's why it made me smile
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level 61
Aug 15, 2019
haha this made me smile
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level 76
Nov 25, 2015
Never heard of Bede, and I read Brave New World decades ago in high school and had no idea what the drug was called, even with two letters supplied. Oh, well.
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level 50
Apr 1, 2016
The only reason I remember it is because a drug called Soma was in other books I've read as well, no doubt inspired by Brave New World.
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level 67
Aug 16, 2016
And Soma is the name of a Smashing Pimpkins song!
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level 61
Feb 11, 2017
Love the Smashing Pimpkins!
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level 25
Nov 3, 2017
Uh, pumpkins?
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level 68
Jul 28, 2018
There's also a Strokes song called Soma
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level 64
Nov 26, 2015
Bede is a saint from Jarrow in the north east of England - the town next to where I grew up. He wrote an early history of England. My brother has Bede as a middle name after him.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2018
also known as the Venerable Bede
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level 61
Aug 15, 2019
bede means prayer in dutch or plea. (archaic though)

Actually I was gonna say seeing as that word is old for us it, probably means a similar word excisted in old english. But I looked it up instead:

The word bede was around in the 14th century from the old english word gebed (which is the word we stíll use for prayer).

Interesting how it is the name for a saint. Edit: ah his name was originally B(a)eda, Bede is the modern anglicised version.

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level 25
Nov 3, 2017
I was stuck on the second one because I don't know what Walden is, and I kept trying to type 'pool'! Good quiz :)
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level 66
Feb 13, 2018
I ended up getting "tess" and "bede" by using the two on either side and randomly filling in the middle. Whether that's cheating or clever use of mechanics, I'm not sure. I'm also amazed so few people got soma. Great quiz regardless, some of them really made me dig through vaguely-recalled high school lit classes.
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level 20
Jul 28, 2018
glad I'm not the only one who didn't have a clue who bede was!!