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5-Letter Word Chain Game #4

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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Last updated: February 11, 2015
First submittedFebruary 10, 2015
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Hint
Answer
Striped animal
Zebra
Native American empire
Aztec
Unit of weight for a gem
Carat
World's most populous urban area
Tokyo
Island of fertility in a desert
Oasis
British term for county
Shire
Terra
Earth
Poorest country in the Americas
Haiti
Spanish party island
Ibiza
Spanish friend
Amigo
Depleted atmospheric layer
Ozone
What a volcano might do
Erupt
Bird's claw
Talon
Himalayan country
Nepal
Embankment
Levee
Hint
Answer
Geological unit of time
Epoch
Laughing African animal
Hyena
Extraterrestrial
Alien
Women's stockings material
Nylon
Something a horse says
Neigh
Two of his wives were beheaded
Henry
Slack-jawed simpleton
Yokel
MC Hammer: Too _____ to quit
Legit
Hobo
Tramp
Uncontrollable fear
Panic
Honda compact car
Civic
To move in a stealthy manner
Creep
Song of King David
Psalm
Type of parrot
Macaw
Dance in 3/4 time
Waltz
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level 82
Feb 11, 2015
Gaaah! I was trying to figure out a "son" of King David :D --- stealthy movement: to ninja, right?
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level 76
May 1, 2015
I did the same thing for a long time until I finally reread the clue. Funny how our brains work.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2018
that's what happens in a timed quiz, the brain is not engaged and the "eyes have it" (wrongly, in my case)
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level 61
May 1, 2015
Totally read 'son of King David' as well.
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level 57
Jul 21, 2017
Same here. :-(
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level 64
Jul 24, 2017
So glad I'm not alone in this.
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level 38
Dec 1, 2017
The clue is incorrect because it's the book of "Psalms" which is six letters, not five as required in this quiz.
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level 71
Jan 11, 2018
No, the clue is correct as it asks for the singular 'song' rather than the plural 'songs'.
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level 59
May 1, 2015
Pah! Me too.
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level 75
Apr 18, 2016
Me five!
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level 72
May 2, 2016
Came on here to post the same, only to be met by all the above :-)
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level 71
Jan 17, 2017
Me 342
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level 47
Jul 21, 2017
I swear it changed after the time ran out!
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level 67
Jul 23, 2017
as did I!
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level 44
Jul 24, 2017
I read that as well hah
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level 67
Jun 2, 2018
Yup, son of David P---M. Took me about a minute.
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level 69
May 1, 2015
Missed Epoch and Levee. Good quiz.
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level 74
May 1, 2015
'Shire' is used but most people in the UK refer to a 'county' as a county. Thus Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Yorkshire or Powys are counties. When asked for your address on a form, it usually asks for your 'county'.
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level 44
May 2, 2015
thank you
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2017
The quiz doesn't say that this is the only British term for county, or even one that is used most of the time.
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level 42
Apr 10, 2017
Yes, but your clue says "the British term for county" and barely anybody uses "shire" pretty much everyone says "county"...when u give a clue saying "the word for" whatever u would expect it to be the most popular term, yes??....so the clue is kinda misleading/inaccurate
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level 71
Jul 21, 2017
27 English counties end in 'shire'. Not that obscure, I wouldn't have said
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level 56
Jul 21, 2017
@Anzi: plenty of counties' names end in "shire", but that does not mean we use the word "shire" on its own in everyday language, or even in formal written language. It's very rare to use the word "shire" other than as part of a county name (and then they are pronounced differently anyway).
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level 67
Jul 21, 2017
Agreed. The word shire is very rarely used as a general term for 'county'. I couldn't think what the answer would be as 'shire' is just not used in day to day speech. Some counties aren't shires either, e.g. Kent, Cornwall, Norfolk, Suffolk, etc. Maybe the clue should say "Term used for some British counties"?
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level 60
Jul 21, 2017
I have never heard anyone use the word shire over county.
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level 58
Jul 21, 2017
Clearly none of you have spent much time in Middle Earth.
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level 60
Jul 21, 2017
A Brit who didn't get it here. Perhaps add "medieval"?
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level 73
Sep 6, 2018
In Maine, county seats are still called shire towns. County government serves zero purpose in Maine as any locally governed land falls under town government. Unorganized territories are demarcated and controlled directly by the state.
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level 49
Oct 17, 2018
I'm british, have lived in Britain for 20 years. I have never, ever, heard anyone call counties "shires" because they are not shires, they are counties, and are called as such by absolutely everyone
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level 79
May 2, 2015
Not sure if there is a technical difference, but I tried moron and idiot for simpleton. Is there a better way to define this?
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level 40
May 2, 2015
While those are both 5-letter words that could be potential answers, neither starts with the last letter of the preceding word or ends with the first letter of the following word.
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level 73
Sep 6, 2018
I think Snug Pepperoni just did.
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level 66
May 7, 2015
I couldn't think of anything but "ledge" for the "Embankment" clue. It fits with the letters and length, but not as fitting of an answer for the clue as the correct one. Oh well.
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level 24
Jul 16, 2015
I was the same
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level 62
May 21, 2015
Slink and sneak could be valid as creep.
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level 24
May 7, 2016
No they couldn't because they wouldn't fit with the chain.
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level 35
Oct 15, 2015
Would it be possible to add spelling alternatives for carat. Tried 'carot', 'caret', etc. multiple times.
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level 48
May 2, 2016
If something is spelt wrong then learn to spell it correctly rather than expect multiple alternatives to be created to suit everyones needs,otherwise where does it all end.The word vegetable would be accepted for caret.
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level 24
May 7, 2016
I agree!!!
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level 57
Nov 8, 2019
Hah, you just spelled 'carat' wrong.
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level 61
Jan 1, 2017
Can you accept vegetable for caret?
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level 57
Nov 8, 2019
It's 'carat' by the way.
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level 46
Jul 21, 2017
how did I manage to get epoch and not Aztec!
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level 38
Oct 13, 2018
Had the same problem. Got it eventually, but was concentrating only on US tribes. (That's what happens when we are brainwashed into thinking that American applies only to the US).
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level 61
Jul 21, 2017
"Sneak" for "To move in a stealthy manner".
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level 18
Aug 3, 2017
But "sneak" that doesn't start with a 'C' or end with a 'P'
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level 42
Jul 21, 2017
"uncontrollable fear" is closer to defining phobia not panic, and considering both start with P I bet many did try phobia...panic should be defined as something along the lines of "sudden uncontrollable anxiety"
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level 46
Jul 21, 2017
But phobia is six letters long
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level 67
Jun 3, 2018
Not her/his point. I agree - I was trying to figure out some other form of the word phobia to shrink into five letters. Panic fits; the definition, not as much.
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level 25
Jul 21, 2017
There should be different spellings for "NEIGH"
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level 38
Jul 21, 2017
As there should be for milehigh.
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level 69
Jul 21, 2017
Stalk for "To move in a stealthy manner".
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level 70
Jul 21, 2017
Yep, and what makes it even MORE confusing is that "stalk" starts with "c" and ends with "p".

Oh, wait. No it doesn't. That's right. I just remembered. This wasn't confusing at all. Silly me.
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level 28
Feb 28, 2018
+1. :)
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level 57
Jul 21, 2017
I spent an embarrassing amount of time wondering how "Ibitha" could be spelled with five letters.
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level 76
Jul 22, 2017
I wouldn't have gotten levee if the quiz time was 5 days.
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level 77
Jul 25, 2017
Somehow I read "song of King David" as "son of King David"... couldn't figure out how to make Solomon only five letters so figured it was one of the dozens nobody has heard of.
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level 49
Aug 10, 2017
I'm a Brit and I've never heard of shire being used over county, to put it simply, its not interchangeable for county at all today in any way, it may have been 300 years ago, but it certainly isn't today. Be like calling a US state a 'Na' / 'Nia' (California, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia, West Virginia, Arizona). Just doesn't make sense today. Otherwise good quiz!
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level 38
Sep 2, 2017
I spelled carat wrong.
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level 43
Mar 26, 2018
Hyena can not be termed as an African animal. It has habitat in Asia also
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level 50
Apr 10, 2018
Stumped by MC Hammer!
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level 67
Jun 3, 2018
So did you quit?
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level 58
Oct 9, 2018
Nah, cos he's too legit!
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level 53
Feb 3, 2019
Son of King David, hm.
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