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5-Letter Word Chain Game #3

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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Land of the pharaohs
Egypt
Higher than baritone
Tenor
Sport with scrums
Rugby
Its wasted on the young
Youth
Muslim veil
Hijab
Stereotypical French hat
Beret
Dalai Lama's home country
Tibet
This symbol: ~
Tilde
Poe's first name
Edgar
Joaquin's brother
River
Like a circle
Round
Blue jean material
Denim
Sorcery
Magic
Animal with one hump or two
Camel
Game that asks "how low can you go"
Limbo
"The Magic Flute", for example
Opera
Hint
Answer
Bottomless pit
Abyss
Gomorrah's partner in crime
Sodom
U.S. city with a substantial Cuban population
Miami
Homeric epic
Iliad
Inebriated
Drunk
Clumsy person
Klutz
Zero, zip, nada
Zilch
Seventeen syllable poem
Haiku
Milk producing organ
Udder
Religious artifact
Relic
Ascend
Climb
Louisiana swamp
Bayou
Not rural
Urban
Belly button
Navel
Gaddafi's country
Libya
Honeycrisp, pink lady, etc ...
Apple
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level 75
Jan 29, 2015
Yet another quiz that mistakenly calls a Louisiana swamp a bayou. A bayou may run through a swamp, but a bayou is a river that can flow in either direction when the tides change or rainfall increases flow. Bayous exist in much of the U.S. A swamp may or may not have a bayou running through it or into it, or a bayou may have a swamp alongside it. In the same way that the Gulf of Mexico is not a river, a swamp is not a bayou. Great quiz, some very unique questions.
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level ∞
Jan 30, 2015
That is one definition of a bayou. There are others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayou

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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
I read your definition, but I'm still with Packerswin14. They are both types of wetlands, but they are not the same thing in our region. Usually a bayou is navigable while a swamp is broader and more shallow. A swamp is usually more seasonal and tends to be formed by overflow from another water source and is only navigable in the wet season by shallow-bottom boats. Swamps often have bayous running through them. They are very similar but we have both in my area and people here know the difference. Obviously you disagree, and perhaps it is different in other areas of the country.
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level 58
Apr 30, 2015
I do not know who developed the Wikipedia entry, but in Louisiana (where I have lived for 59 years) a bayou is NEVER a swamp.
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level 48
Feb 21, 2017
Louisianian here, I am also with Packerswin. A bayou and swamp are quite different.
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level 62
Jul 13, 2017
Simple solution - change the answer to Bijou and the clue 'jewel'. Or something that'll close the link between B and U
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level 51
Apr 17, 2015
Well Tibet is not a country...it really is a disputed region of China, but not independent. You could say region, area or disputed region....
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level 48
Jul 12, 2017
Tibet used to be a country so maybe they were born when it was a country.
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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
Only missed apple... if you had said... red delicious, fuji, sour green.. maybe I would have gotten it.

Also, hijab is just modest dress. Most often this refers to the head covering worn by females. You could call it a head scarf. It *can* include a veil, but doesn't have to, and usually does not, and when you refer to hijab to mean veil and not headscarf a lot of people will be confused.
A veil is called a niqab. Also five letter word that ends in b, but starts with a different letter. Body covering = abaya (in the Saudi style). Head covering = hijab (though it can mean all modest dress). Face covering/veil = niqab. Full-body "bee-keeper suit" (taleban style) = birka/burqa.
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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
Although it has nothing to do with my religion, as I age, more and more I can see the benefits in wearing a scarf when I go out in public. It's a great way to hide a wrinkled neck and a bad hair day. Give me a few more years and I'll think wearing a veil is a great idea, too.
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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
Then you're wearing it for the complete opposite reason that girls in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan are forced to.
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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
I realize that. I was just thinking that they want to hide the attractiveness of the women there, while the irony is that for some of us it would do the opposite and mask the unattractive effects of aging.
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level 65
Apr 17, 2015
definition of a Hijab is "a veil that covers the head and chest, which is often worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside their immediate familyas a form of modest attire". It is still a veil. A veil does NOT have to cover the face. Definition of a veil is "an article of clothing or cloth hanging that is intended to cover some part of the head OR face, OR and object of some significance" Therefore the clue should stand...it just says Muslim veil
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level 75
Apr 17, 2015
Only missed hijab. Great quiz, but in the future will you please refrain from adding any words which I do not know so I can get a perfect score? ( I'd hate to think I learned something new today.) ;-)
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level 52
Feb 20, 2018
Seconded...
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level 70
Apr 17, 2015
Got them all with 4:08 left - awesome!
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level 45
Apr 17, 2015
A nice easy one!
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level 50
Apr 18, 2015
Oh man, camel... would you like one hump or two? ... that's just what popped into my head.
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level 62
Jan 4, 2017
Gimme a whole lotta humps!
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level 70
Jul 12, 2017
What hump?
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level 65
Apr 22, 2015
Have I only just noticed or are there suddenly a whole bunch of questions which require the answer "navel"?
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level 59
May 14, 2015
fun game ... got them with 3:55 left.
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level 54
Jun 11, 2015
Can the people arguing the definitions not get the answers because of the clue or are you all just arguing. Bayou was the first thing that came to my mind as well as hijab. It was an enjoyable quiz and I don't understand why you all argue the semantics.
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level 44
Dec 15, 2015
Strictly speaking, the Magic Flute is not a classic opera (although by general public it is widely regarded as such), but a singspiel, which means that the narrative passages between arias, ensembles and choruses, which in an opera proper would be sung in recitativo, are spoken. Maybe it would be better to chose another well known example?
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level 56
Jan 8, 2017
I was thinking burqa...
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level 32
Jul 12, 2017
Damn i stuffed up, i thought that it had to be things related to egypt so i only got the first one
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level 59
Jul 12, 2017
Classic!
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level 70
Jul 12, 2017
Dang, missed udder. Just drew a complete blank. I guess I didn't ever think of a cow's udder as being an organ, per se. Now if you had said "cow boobs".... :-P
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level 44
Jul 12, 2017
Fun !!
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level 68
Jul 12, 2017
I'm not familiar with "The Magic Flute." Is that a notable opera? I'm far from an expert, but I've never heard of it. Thankfully I was able to figure it out after I had filled in everything else by just thinking of 5 letter words that started and ended with the right letters.
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level 58
Jul 12, 2017
Yes. It is by Mozart. I believe it was his last opera to premiere before his death.
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level 23
Jul 12, 2017
Quizmaster- Can you please accept clutz for klutz
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level 71
Jul 12, 2017
And Drunc for Drunk??
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level 58
Jul 12, 2017
The answer has to start with the last letter of the word that preceded it ("drunk"). So it has to start with K or the rule of the game doesn't apply.
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level 65
Jul 13, 2017
It took me forever to think of "tilde". Even though I know the word, I needed the first and last letters, plus 2 minutes to think of it. If it were above an ñ, I would have gotten it right away... but by itself it spurs thoughts of "about" or "approximately".
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level 38
Jul 26, 2017
Why all the fuss over the Hijab? - Is it not akin to the habit worn by Catholic Nuns for centuries... without comment?
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level 64
Dec 1, 2017
Was cruising through the questions until I hit a snag... at "APPLE"!!!
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level 48
Apr 11, 2018
Only missed tilde. Can never remember that!
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level 52
Oct 6, 2018
strictly speaking, modern haiku is not limited to 17 syllables... it can be up to 17, though few modern haikuists use that ... https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2011/09/24/what-is-the-essence-of-modern-american-haiku/
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