4-Letter Word Chain Game #3

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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Last updated: December 14, 2019
First submittedNovember 14, 2014
Times taken40,894
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Hint
Answer
Food that's grown in paddies
Rice
Online auction site
Ebay
Ivy League university
Yale
Cardinal direction
East
Roman garment
Toga
Lower than soprano
Alto
Capital of Norway
Oslo
Wednesday's namesake
Odin
Without feeling
Numb
To perform poorly at the box office
Bomb
To spill the beans
Blab
Lead singer of U2
Bono
Midwestern state
Ohio
Killer whale
Orca
Opposite of a base
Acid
Hint
Answer
Profound
Deep
South American country
Peru
Language of Pakistan
Urdu
Place with lots of Mormons
Utah
Pilgrimage to Mecca
Hajj
Slang for coffee
Java
Throat clearing noise
Ahem
God of war
Mars
Common form of air pollution
Smog
Stereotypical Chinese instrument
Gong
Disease of kings
Gout
Neat and clean
Tidy
Yin's counterpart
Yang
Fish's breathing organ
Gill
Shakespearean king
Lear
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Level 77
Nov 17, 2014
Wow never knew Wednesday was named after Odin. What's the story there? I will have to look it up.
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Level 79
Dec 20, 2014
Woden's Day precedes Thor's Day, which is followed by Frea's Day.
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2015
The days of the week are mostly named after Roman deities/heavenly bodies in countries that speak Romance languages. Sunday = Sun, Monday = Moon [Lunes (Lunar) in Spanish), Martes (Mars), Miercoles (Mercury), Jueves (Jupiter), Friday was named for Venus and Saturday for Saturn. In Spanish, these last two days were renamed for Christian influence. In some parts of the Roman Empire the same system was adopted but Roman gods were replaced with local gods. Mars was replaced by Tiw or Tiu the god of war, thus Tiu's Day; Mercury with Odin/Wotan/Woden, thus Woden's Day; Jupiter with Thor, thus Thor's Day; and Venus with Frigga/Freya, thus Freya's Day. For some reason Saturn Day was left alone.
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Level 37
Feb 9, 2015
In Scandinavia only Sunday (søndag) and Monday (mandag) have kept the original references to the Sun and Moon. The names of the other weekdays are: tirsdag (Týr), onsdag (Odin), torsdag (Thor), fredag (Frigg/Freya) and then lørdag. Lørdag is Saturday but instead of referencing Saturn it means the day to do laundry.
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2016
Odin not Oden!
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Level 53
May 11, 2017
Fun fact! Oden is a type of hearty Japanese soup sold in the winter months.
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Level 66
May 12, 2017
"oden" is the scandinavian name of the old man "odin" is the english reference. They are most of the times small differences like how Thor is Tor in scandinavia
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Level 86
Nov 17, 2014
Surely the opposite of acid is alkali?
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2014
Alkalis are a type of base, so the opposite of an acid is a base
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Level 15
Jan 19, 2018
Yep! Acid + Base = Salt + Water.
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2014
I love these quizzes, but I wish there weren't words repeated from one to the next.
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Level 47
Dec 22, 2014
can't believe so many people got Urdu!!! amazing
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Level 65
May 11, 2017
As a supply teacher in London I was called on to take the Urdu classes for the day. Do I speak Urdu? No. I am from New Zealand... It was fun though.
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2015
ares is also the god of war
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2015
There are many gods of war but none that are four letters, start with M and end with S other than Mars, at least not that I can think of.
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2016
I had the s, but could not come up with Mars, only ares. Throat clearing noise "Ackhem"!
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Level 31
Jul 27, 2020
They should have probably put Roman God of War.
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Level 28
Feb 9, 2015
Urdu isn't a 'language of Pakistan', it's a language that some in Pakistan speak. There is also Pashtu, Dari and some Farsi.
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Level 14
Feb 9, 2015
Paraguay is also a country that is in south america and starts with P though.
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Level 20
Dec 10, 2018
it doesnt have four letters though
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Level 59
May 13, 2020
It also doesn't end in u
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Level 37
Feb 10, 2015
Too funny--I did not get how this worked--kept trying "Iowa" and "Ares....Can't believe I got as many as I did. (73%). The correct answers are hopeless once my mind fastens on a wrong one that fits like that. I need to read instructions. Never have in all my life but should start....
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Level 66
Feb 12, 2015
Iowa is also a Midwestern state...
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Level 78
May 11, 2017
But it doesn't begin and end with o. This is a chain game.
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2018
I think he meant Oiwa, kind of an Australian state.
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Level 83
May 11, 2017
If I had a nickel for every comment that fails to remember they're on a chain game quiz, I'd probably have a lot of nickels.
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Level 34
Feb 13, 2015
Mars=Ares. If you aren't going to accept Ares, at least you should tell us Roman or Greek god of War.
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2015
Except if you follow instructions the only answer it can be is Mars.
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Level 61
Dec 26, 2016
Eggs Ackley.
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
If you aren't going to read the instructions, atleast don't post a comment with complaints.
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Level 35
May 2, 2015
I kept typing Ares for god of war.. oops
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Level 24
May 7, 2016
I missed so many of these that I knew!
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2016
Opposite of a base took me a little while. My first attempt was apex.
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2019
me also. I have no chemistry anymore, all forgotten; no idea what other opposite there could be.
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Level 63
Sep 7, 2016
Why would a box office flop be called bomb? I'd expect something good from that as in "came in like a bombshell".
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2016
I can see your point, as one would think a bomb would make a big explosion, right? But nobody said English idioms make any sense. :-) A "bomb" in this sense I think refers to its downward trajectory and overall negative outcome rather than its explosive impact – for instance, a stand-up comic might have "bombed" on stage if nobody laughed at his jokes (to further complicate matters, if he had a great show and got a standing ovation, it would be said that he "killed it"!), or if a student did very poorly on an exam, when asked how he did, he might lament that he "bombed".
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
Actually, it is much weirder how good things are associated with bomb..
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2019
Carry: I never thought of it before but you're absolutely right "bomb" seems to be the antithesis of how it is commonly used.
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2019
Depends what country you are in. In the UK if you say something went like a bomb or was a bomb it is a favourable thing.
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Level 46
May 11, 2017
Isn't Java a type of coffee not a slang term?
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Level 78
May 11, 2017
It's both, and there are also commercial coffee companies and shops with Java in their names. We have a Java Dave's in our town where we go to get a "cup o' java", and that is also a Benjamin Moore paint color which my niece used for an accent wall. Using java as slang for coffee is pretty common in my area.
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Level 63
May 11, 2017
I was confused about the "opposite of a base". I didn't realize it was in reference to chemicals. I was thinking like base of an object or shape. This clue could use some clarification.
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Level 60
May 11, 2017
30/30 with 1:34 left on the clock. Not bad for an old bloke!
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Level 58
May 11, 2017
It would be nice to have known which country the Midwestern state referred too. Usa Midwestern state would be better.
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Level 53
May 11, 2017
The site is based in the US. When in doubt, assume all clues refer to American people, places, and things. But I'm curious as to what other country has Midwestern states?
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2018
None. Not that many call their subnational divisions "states", which literally means independent nation. Those that do don't have enough of a swath of interior states to label them as a subset of the west.
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Level 69
May 12, 2017
can you make it clear what kind of base you are referring to? i kept on trying apex or atop because i thought it meant "the ground" or something like that.
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Level 67
May 12, 2017
I thought Java was a type of coffee, ie. the beans were grown at Java.
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Level 54
May 12, 2017
When I saw base, I immediately thought treble. Doh
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Level 52
Oct 5, 2018
i was fixated on triangles and so wanted apex to be the answer
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2020
I thought "dastardly".
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2017
ares is also god of war
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2018
Please, please, I am begging you: read the title, the instructions, and the rest of the comments.
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Level 21
Aug 17, 2018
When I saw Profound I immediately thought bond, then realised it wasn't that quiz
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Level 37
Nov 23, 2018
Thank you for not auto- competing"Hajj" for us. There's nothing more annoying than when quiz makers do, thinking that they're doing us favor.
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Level 39
Jan 5, 2019
could you specify that it's a Roman god of war? I kept on trying Ares.
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2019
finally got gout...wait, that doesn't sound right.
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
Am I the only one that kept thinking wednesday adams?? I couldn't see anything else. It was more luck than wisdom that I got Odin. I think I more got it from O- -n than it having clicked that t was about the day wednesday..
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Level 45
Sep 20, 2019
Can you use FLOP for do poorly at box office. Also COLD can be without feeling.
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2019
Only if you don't read and follow the instructions.
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2019
Why is Ohio a 'mid-western State'?...... it is far nearer to the East of US than the West.
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Level 31
Jul 27, 2020
Why do so many people complain about other variations not being accepted or giving other examples that are clearly more than 4 letters? Please read the instructions before commenting something like that, it's getting really annoying. The quiz is a FOUR letter CHAIN game. :/