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6-Letter Word Chain Game #3

For each hint, enter a 6-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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Last updated: July 22, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2017
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Hint
Answer
Grapefruit or lemon, e.g.
Citrus
Element with symbol Na
Sodium
Where the Kremlin can be found
Moscow
English kingdom ruled by Alfred
Wessex
Saint Francis ______
Xavier
Jamaican musical genre
Reggae
"Father of Geometry" in ancient Greece
Euclid
Shrek's best friend
Donkey
The Japanese mafia
Yakuza
Faster than largo, slower than andante
Adagio
Pearl-bearing animal
Oyster
Famous Oxford scholarship
Rhodes
Hint
Answer
System of Islamic law
Sharia
Blockbuster movie set on the moon Pandora
Avatar
Mouse, rat, or beaver, e.g.
Rodent
South Pacific isle where Papeete is located
Tahiti
Hit song by Alanis Morissette
Ironic
Asian or possibly European country
Cyprus
Brightest star in the night sky
Sirius
Another name for a prawn
Shrimp
Length equal to about 3.26 light years
Parsec
Peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014
Crimea
Opposite of digital
Analog
Vampire's least favorite food
Garlic
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Level 62
Jan 27, 2017
Cyprus is Asian
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Level 76
Jan 28, 2017
oh boy...here we go again...
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Level 25
May 4, 2017
Haha :)
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Level 77
Feb 8, 2021
It indeed could be an Asian country.
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Level 63
Mar 8, 2017
At least he/she didn't say it the other way around.
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Level 59
May 4, 2017
10 out of 10 for originality...
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Level 48
May 4, 2017
It's Myanmar not Burma
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Level 87
Apr 28, 2019
Why not? Why the letter jumble pretense of pronouncing it like one dialect in that country does? 1) They wouldn't understand anyway. 2) If they did, one of you better immediately switch to English or BURMese anyway to get to communicating. 3) Its spelling is not easily deciphered by a lot of people, e.g. kids in school. 4) You've just thrown away the centuries of global connections and culture. All connotations to past writings of Burma or things called Burmese out the window.

The average person now has no connection to the rich history of places like Ceylon, Amoy, Batavia and so on without always translating hundreds of place names changed for no reason whatsoever. The average person and school kid never will.

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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
Poor burmese kitties all have identitiy crisis now...

Burmese kitty says "They are calling me WHAT ?!"

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Level 89
Jun 1, 2022
Is the kitten Burmese or Meowanmar?
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Level 79
May 4, 2017
This quiz is too six-letter-word-centric.
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Level 34
Jun 4, 2022
AHA good one....not..
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Level 76
May 4, 2017
This quiz is too US-centric.
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Level 39
May 4, 2017
Cyprus is European :P
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Level 50
May 6, 2017
I would beg to say its neither, just like Russia is really both but neither
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Level 83
Oct 20, 2017
Cyprus is a vegetable.
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2019
*Cypress
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Level 77
Feb 8, 2021
is a tree.
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Level 25
Jun 1, 2022
*grabs popcorn*
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Level 30
Jun 1, 2022
it's really not in either
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Level 73
Feb 4, 2017
Did anybody not get parsec as a result of Star Wars?
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Level 68
May 4, 2017
One of the few who has never watched Star Wars, I knew the answer from previous dabblings in astronomy.
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Level 39
May 10, 2017
I knew it because it's the unit used in Asimov's stories. My memories of the Star Wars movies are fuzzy at best.
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Level 83
Oct 20, 2017
I tried "parsek" as a total joke, recalling Han Solo's brag from Star Wars. When it wasn't accepted, I figured it was some fancy, shmancy scientific term I had never heard of before but was about to learn about. When I saw the next answer started with "C", I went back and tried "parsec". DING-DING-DING!

How that one line from Star Wars came to mind right off the bat, I have no idea.

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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
So Han really *did* complete the Kessel run in 12 parsecs?
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Level 37
Apr 12, 2017
I thought that an Oyster was a mollusk?
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Level 75
May 4, 2017
.... mollusks are animals
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Level 50
May 15, 2017
Your'e clearly forgetting about the very secretive and oft unseen oyster tree.
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Level 83
Oct 20, 2017
Oysters are a cult.
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Level 47
Jul 3, 2018
What color?
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Level 71
May 4, 2017
Isn't "mussel" another six-word animal that creates pearls. I tried that at least.
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Level 72
May 4, 2017
The previous clue doesn't end in "M" though.
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Level 68
May 4, 2017
Russia would work as it is part of both Asia and Europe
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Level 62
May 4, 2017
But it doesn't begin with C or end with S.
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Level 55
Jun 6, 2022
I just typed in Caucus a million times and never thought about Cypress... because I am not smart
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Level 65
May 4, 2017
I have never seen Analogue spelled like that before...
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Level 61
May 4, 2017
Perhaps we need to have a dialog about updating your catalog as well.
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
I am not british and use UK and US -english interchangeably (sometimes in a single comment, one moment color, the other colour) Analog looks ok to me, maybe slightly better than analogue ( though I do pronounce it like that and not like -log) But the dialog actually made me cringe hahah, that just looks so wrong.

I guess I get now how it would be if it was your own language ;). I don't care much either way. But think (in normal quizzes) both ways should be accepted and anybody who is bitching about that is being childish. Both are a current and valid way of spelling things.

It did give me insecurity issues when I was younger, always so confused if it was center or centre or meter or metre letter or lettre, ow wait... :P

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Level 73
Dec 6, 2021
Sifhraven, this is intended to be a helpful, rather than nit-picking comment:

a) analog and analogue are pronounced exactly the same in English;

b) ow, pronounced as in cow, is an expression of pain eg “ow! you trod on my foot”. I think you mean “oh”.

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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
Sifhraven Imma be honest, I thought colour, humour, etc. was just a cool different spelling, so I ended up using it for like two minutes until I forgot, and then learned about British vs. American orthography.
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Level 51
May 4, 2017
British vs. American orthography rears its ugly head....
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Level 72
Aug 23, 2020
Agreed. 'Analogue' should be accepted :p
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Level 42
May 15, 2022
There’s kinda no point accepting angalogue, as if you try and type it, it gets analog first. I mean in theory, if they didn’t start the exact same, yes, but i would spell analogue, and so i typed that and i got analog :)
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
I can't tell if this is a joke but analogue starts with analog so it's accepted anyway
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Level 48
May 4, 2017
Only so many words that start in x and end in r! So that's how I got that one...
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Level 74
May 8, 2017
WTF, I was genuinely listening to Ironic when the question came up, what are the odds? There's some conspiracy material right there. Quick, where's my tinfoil hat?
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Level 56
May 11, 2017
Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
A little too ironic..
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2022
Not really, so shut up Alanis.

Then again, maybe that's the secret genius of the song: that it's ironically not about ironic things, which makes it itself ironic on a meta level.

Edit: Just realized a comment below me pointed out pretty much the same thing.

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Level 59
Jun 1, 2022
The amusing irony of that song is that *none* of the “examples” contained within it are truly ironic. They’re all just unfortunate coincidences that do not “reveal some aspect of human vanity or folly” (phrasing borrowed from the AHD).

I always wonder whether that was a deliberate meta joke, or simply misunderstanding what irony actually is?

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Level 68
Jun 1, 2022
This bit of misguided pedantry happens to be a pet peeve of mine. There is more than one definition of irony, and it's used in many contexts. Dictionaries document it:

a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

That's from Google's view of Oxford dictionaries, or you can see Merriam Webster's 2 (a) 1:

incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result

It doesn't have to be an expression. Most of the song examples are perfectly in keeping with the term "ironic".

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Level 61
May 11, 2017
I was doomed to fail when I read it as PAWN... I wasted so much time failing to come up with the answer to that. Ho hum.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2019
Why have fewer people heard of St Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, than Shrek's mate (whoever Shrek might be)?
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Level 63
May 19, 2020
Shrek is one of the most popular animated films of all-time. St. Francis Xavier is a Catholic missionary from the 1500s.
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2021
This might shock you, but I barely know any catholic person apart from pope Francis (that´s still the current pope right?)
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Level 72
Jun 1, 2022
Because Catholicism is a parasitic organisation diminishing in importance as its evil grip over helpless children gradually begins to weaken. I see ignorance over Catholic saints as a good thing.
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2022
But Protestantism is cool? Seriously...
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2020
Shrimp are not prawns!!!
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn

"The terms shrimp and prawn themselves lack scientific standing. Over the years, the way they are used has changed, and these days the terms are almost interchangeable."

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Level 77
Feb 8, 2021
Ashamed to have only missed Adagio, even though I'm a pianist... 🎹😬
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2021
Analogue has eight letters and is spelt analogue, not analog…
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
Oh my god who summoned the Brits
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Level 72
Jun 1, 2022
I'm not even going to engage in the Cyprus debate, but analogue isn't spelled like that.
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
Analog is spelled differently in American English, analogue is the British English spelling.

Good thing, too. You guys love adding random, unnecessary letters.

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Level 59
Jun 1, 2022
Er, no, the British spellings came first; you removed lots of letters from our words so your people didn’t try and pronounce them when they shouldn’t.

I’m not saying that intrinsically means ours are better (although they are), simply stating the pure fact that we did not *add* letters to *your* spellings; you *removed* them from *ours*.

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Level 68
Jun 1, 2022
In general, that's not correct--neither American nor British English had widespread standardized spellings at the time they began to diverge. To take the common example of words like "honour/honor", the situation is a little more complex than just "adding" or "removing" letters.

"Analogue/analog" isn't attested before the 19th century, so it's not really surprising it'd be borrowed and/or backformed from Greek somewhat differently in the different varieties of English.

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Level 50
Jun 1, 2022
The Last Kingdom helped me answer the Alfred one!
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2022
Me too. Great series!
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Level 64
Jun 1, 2022
Shrimp and Prawn are different animals.
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Level 72
Jun 1, 2022
It depends on your perspective. Shrimp and prawn are vaguely defined at best. There are prawns that are definitely never considered shrimp, though. In the United States, the term shrimp and prawn are mostly interchangeable. The Australian zoological community, however, considers shrimp and prawn different (based on saltwater or freshwater). The best answer is that they're different, but because the common terms are vague and not based on science, it isn't necessarily wrong to say they're the same.
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Level 63
Oct 29, 2022
Could we please have a different hint to "Ironic" rather than "Hit song by Alanis Morissette"?