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Category Elimination - Words #3

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
# = the number of answers possible. Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
Using any valid Scrabble word from the TWL06 word list used in official Scrabble tournaments. More info here. Search the word list here.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: March 8, 2022
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First submittedMarch 7, 2022
Times taken62,745
Average score65.0%
Rating4.81
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Green Categories
283
Any word starting with SCH
165
... which contains an E
39
... which is at most 8 letters long
19
... which contains an M
1
... and ends with G
Scheming
 
 
 
Orange Categories
277
Any word ending in IOUS
115
... which contains an A
40
... which starts with a vowel
18
... which starts with an A
1
... and contains an X
Anxious
Blue Categories
4030
Any 4 letter word
1329
... that contains an S
120
... and contains a W
11
... which contains a single letter twice
1
... which starts with an E
Ewes
 
Purple Categories
127
Any word without A, E, I, O or U
105
... which contains a Y
56
... which is 5 or more letters
14
... which contains an M
1
... and starts with a H
Hymns
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Level 84
Mar 7, 2022
Phew. 2 seconds to go. Best one yet!
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Level 15
Apr 13, 2024
I missed "ewes".. aw.. :(
+17
Level 66
Mar 7, 2022
Wow, these are really difficult (well, except when there's 4030 possible answers)
+11
Level 68
Mar 7, 2022
Yep thought I'd up the difficulty a bit on this one!
+1
Level 74
Nov 8, 2022
I love these word elimination quizzes! Thank you so much for making them!
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Level 56
Mar 28, 2024
Bizarrely (and this is totally me boasting, sorry) I think this is the first one I've ever completed of these first time, and it barely took me more than a minute. Must have had my Weetabix. Normally these quizzes make me feel like a right thicko.
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Level 26
Mar 28, 2024
Weetabix cures everything :)
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Level 15
Apr 15, 2024
you need help, i just looked up Weetabix. am scarred for life :) trigger warning would be great (BRITISH)
+3
Level 83
Mar 8, 2022
Awesome and very challenging! Nominated.
+3
Level 43
Mar 8, 2022
Sows should also be an appropriate answer to the blue category. Just my opinion.
+5
Level 68
Mar 8, 2022
Today I learned that Sow is an animal! Thanks for the spot, I have now changed the final blue category so that sows doesn't work.
+3
Level 83
Mar 9, 2022
For the new version, you can simplify the final clue: there is only one that starts with E so you don't need to specify plural.
+5
Level 81
Mar 8, 2022
Whoa. What are the 22 words eliminated by the second purple clue? I guess it must be some quirk of the Scrabble dictionary.
+10
Level 68
Mar 8, 2022
Some are more acceptable, like "brr" and "task", also "hmm" and "shh". Then you get ones like "zzz" and "phpht"... Full list below:

brr | brrr | crwth | crwths | cwm | cwms | hm | hmm | mm | nth | pfft | phpht | pht | psst | pst | sh | shh | tsk | tsks | tsktsk | tsktsks | zzz

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Level 86
Mar 8, 2022
I wondered how in the heck you're supposed to pronounce "phpht." I went to Google, which sent me to YouTube: How to Pronounce Phpht

I'm still laughing out loud.

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Level 81
Mar 9, 2022
Haha Now I'm just trying to pronouce "phpht" without just spitting all over my keyboard.
+4
Level 75
Mar 11, 2022
Bloody Scrabble dictionary. I'm sure it's written on the fly when the editor is having trouble with the letters on his/her rack
+2
Level 42
May 20, 2022
p h p h t is the way to pronounce it
+4
Level 66
Mar 20, 2022
Yeah, I went with "rhythm" the whole way there, and then switched to the correct answer at the end, was honestly the easiest question I've done on one of these quizzes
+1
Level 58
May 20, 2022
same
+1
Level 77
Mar 9, 2022
This quiz was written by the same terrible person who adds 's' tiles to words in Scrabble instead of creating words of their own. ;) Yeah, I'm bitter.
+1
Level 86
Mar 9, 2022
Why doesn't myths work for the purple category
+6
Level 71
Mar 9, 2022
That word doesn’t start with H.
+4
Level 71
Mar 9, 2022
Damn, I’ve been spelling mischievous wrong my whole life! I always thought it was spelled “mischevious”. I was wondering why it didn’t work for the orange category when I typed it in.
+1
Level 68
Mar 9, 2022
Yep, of course due to the nature of the quiz you have to type exact spellings!
+6
Level 33
Mar 27, 2022
Yeah it's a weird one cause it's often pronounced mischevious
+1
Level 74
Mar 9, 2022
54 seconds left. Very fun quiz.

had the most trouble the the SCH .....G

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Level 79
Mar 10, 2022
Good quiz. Saved time by guessing the orange word correctly from the second clue and running with it all the way through. Needed this for the purple category, but made it in time!
+2
Level 68
Mar 12, 2022
myths? rythm? for the second to last clue?
+3
Level 68
Mar 12, 2022
Myths works, Rhythm works. Rythm is not correct.
+3
Level 43
Mar 20, 2022
a little sad that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious didn't work (understandably) for the second clue of orange... but love these quizzes!
+1
Level 27
Apr 5, 2022
Scheduling is not working for green category, why?
+4
Level 68
Apr 5, 2022
It is more than 8 letters long, it works for clues 1 and 2 of Green as expected.
+2
Level 30
May 9, 2022
"At most" means that it can be 8 letters long, but not more than that.
+2
Level 47
Apr 20, 2022
Ashamed to admit I just typed in jibberish that fulfilled the letter requirements then right clicked to get the suggested words :(
+2
Level 64
Apr 20, 2022
This series is amazing. Please make more.
+1
Level 22
Apr 25, 2022
Ohh man, had 10 seconds left and couldn't think of any word other than hymn. Turns out it was hymns. fml
+1
Level 67
May 20, 2022
Derp. I used "hymn," but never thought to try "hymns" for the five-letter word.
+2
Level 35
May 20, 2022
Same with jmellow13. I used scheme first one and at the end it said ends in g, I'm like, uhhhh what? Forgot about scheming.
+1
Level 70
May 20, 2022
Haha, exactly the same for me. What a scheme.
+4
Level 68
May 20, 2022
I promise I wasn't scheming! :)
+1
Level 69
May 20, 2022
Loved this quiz! It's uncanny how I pretty much guessed the correct words at the start.
+1
Level 59
May 20, 2022
Isn't "Abnoxious" correct for orange category?
+4
Level 68
May 20, 2022
Try Obnoxious ;)
+3
Level 73
May 20, 2022
You wouldn’t believe how happy it made me that “cwm” worked for the first round of the last category
+2
Level 87
May 20, 2022
Today I learned what "scheming" was. I'm in on the secret now!
+1
Level 67
May 20, 2022
That was beyond easy.
+3
Level 58
May 20, 2022
I managed to get them all right. But amusingly, at the start of the blue category I sat there for several seconds trying to think of any four-letter word.
+5
Level 68
May 20, 2022
What's even more funny is that right in front of you are "word" and "blue", both of which are valid! It's amazing how the brain works sometimes
+1
Level 60
Aug 1, 2023
My first try was "pict", which I guess isn't a scrabble word.
+1
Level 67
Mar 28, 2024
Would be fun to see what everyone's first try was there. Mine was boot. But I can imagine if that wouldn't have come ( while I was still busy typing a previous answer) I would have needed a few seconds for my brain to manage a 4 letter word. Not joking, somehow it felt like quite a challenge, perhaps its uses a different part of your brain than the "ends in" type of questions.
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Level 56
May 23, 2022
Got all of them except the orange category. Great quiz!
+3
Level 65
May 31, 2022
The 7% of people who couldn't think of a 4-letter word...
+3
Level 46
Sep 4, 2022
it feels so good when your first idea is the final answer
+2
Level 52
Sep 8, 2022
very cool series! thanks :)
+1
Level 48
Nov 1, 2022
WHY!!!!!????
+1
Level 53
Nov 25, 2022
Illustrious doesn't work as a result for the 'IOUS' word starting with a vowell
+2
Level 68
Nov 25, 2022
It must also satisfy the previous clue, which is "Contains the letter A"
+2
Level 17
Apr 17, 2023
I wish there was a way to see the stats of what people put for the non-final word. Can someone call QM?
+1
Level 49
Aug 11, 2023
For the purple category, I went on with the same word
+1
Level 49
Aug 11, 2023
I like this series :)
+1
Level 42
Jan 26, 2024
On the last one I typed hymn without the s
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Level 21
Feb 16, 2024
this is a really great series please please please make more
+1
Level 67
Mar 28, 2024
Omg I got a 100% ! Not sure how I managed that.

Also no idea why I was using auspicious for orange, I dont even think I know what it means haha, but somehow it was in my head. (not a native speaker)

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Level 17
Mar 28, 2024
Yeah, not sure how I got a 100%.

Maybe it's because my dad is an English major?

He was sitting next to me playing with me

Is that cheating though?

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Level 77
Mar 28, 2024
"Ambidextrous" should work for the second one: Starts with an A and contains an X.
+2
Level 59
Mar 31, 2024
doesnt end in ious
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2024
The first one... there's a word that... um...