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Answers that End in X

Based on the clues, guess these random things that end with the letter X.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
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First submittedNovember 28, 2016
Times taken39,773
Average score66.7%
Rating4.29
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Hint
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DNA shape: double _____
Helix
Swiss luxury watchmaker
Rolex
River on the border of Earth and Hades
Styx
Company synonymous with copy machines
Xerox
Plant substance used to make rubber
Latex
Time machine component: ____ capacitor
Flux
One of New York City's five boroughs
Bronx
Brand of heat-resistant glassware
Pyrex
Military formation employed by
Alexander the Great
Phalanx
Mythical creature found as a
giant statue in Egypt
Sphinx
Guitarist Jimi
Hendrix
Hint
Answer
Capital of Nova Scotia
Halifax
Antonym of prefix
Suffix
Female version of the word aviator
Aviatrix
Deadly disease eradicated in 1979
Smallpox
Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were
part of this group of tribes
Sioux
Latin for "King"; also a common
name for dogs
Rex
Infection caused by the bacteria
Bacillus anthracis
Anthrax
Body part also known as the voice box
Larynx
Twin of Castor in Greek mythology
Pollux
Opposite of the solstice
Equinox
58 Comments
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Level 69
Nov 29, 2016
what about "postfix" as an antonym of prefix?
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2016
Postfix doesn't work, it's definition isn't the opposite of either of the two definitions of prefix
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Level 51
Nov 13, 2017
It is, actually.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
Postfix is only an antonym of prefix in the realm of computing:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/postfix

If you tried to use that word in the New Yorker magazine, a well-paid editor would circle it in red ink and force you to change it.

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Level 85
Jul 26, 2023
Oxford English Dictionary: "postfix. Grammar and Linguistics. An element (e.g. -ly) added to the end of a word; a suffix."
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Level 85
Nov 29, 2016
Fun quiz. Thought I was going to get 100% but then the Pollux question came up.
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2016
...and was that your exclamation when you saw it?
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Level 85
Mar 15, 2017
I really do love the quiz. I love words that end in X! And here we are again a few months later and had the same problem again. Didn't remember Pollux. Should really study up on my Greek mythology.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2019
I see what you did there, chipotly. Would that work if he/she is american too, or is it just an UK-ism? It could ve helped her remember
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
We don't say it here in the US but most people are familiar with the word from seeing British media
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2022
I wouldn't say most
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Level 83
Nov 29, 2016
Spent about 20 minutes trying to spell Victorinox for Swiss luxury watchmaker. Maybe consider accepting it? While not as luxurious as Rolex, it is not a cheap watch either.
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2016
They also make watches?
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2017
Yeah, I thought of Victorinox too!
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Level 75
Nov 29, 2016
surprised not to see Phoenix
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Level 61
Dec 10, 2016
I thought I'd see box.
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Level 90
Mar 15, 2017
Technically, box is there, but it's in the wrong column :)
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2019
I thought you were jackinthebox, different jacks..
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Level 90
Dec 15, 2020
Too many Jacks on this site... somebody needs to change their name.
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Level 52
Dec 15, 2020
I'll happily take their spot! How does GrandOldJack sound?
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2017
If the clue had been "a common name for a dog" I would have got it. But I was trying to think of a generic name for dogs ending in x...
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2017
'Horuspex' is my favorite word in the English language.
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Level 81
Dec 18, 2020
Isn't it Haruspex?
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Level 78
Mar 15, 2017
Duralex should be accepted for the Pyrex question, I think.
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Level 69
Aug 1, 2023
Said who? Lex?
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2017
76% and only 2 points ?!
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Level 48
Mar 15, 2017
Equinox really isn't the opposite of a solstice, it's just a different time of the year...
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Level 53
Mar 16, 2017
Agreed
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2017
yeah, my first thought was "the other solstice"
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
A solstice occurs when the sun is at its most extreme point. An equinox occurs when the sun at at the point closest to the middle.
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2017
Plant substance used to make rubber... first thing that popped into my mind was 'sap' :/ Clue needs changing I think
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Level 56
Mar 15, 2017
but sap doesn't end in X? I don't understand your logic for changing the clue...?
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Level 55
Mar 17, 2017
Oh THAT kind of glassware. Was trying to think of a brand of eyeglasses used for like, welding or something. Wow.
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Level 73
May 9, 2020
And only after your comment I realized that it's not some special type of glasses for welding... Better late than never, I guess.
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Level 32
Mar 18, 2017
Anthrax isn't the name of the bacteria - anthrax is the name of the infection. The bacterium is Bacillus anthracis
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Level 82
Apr 18, 2018
Anthrax is not a bacterium, it's a disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
You are technically correct, which is the best kind of correct. I have updated the clue.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2019
Got all but one with 3:15 to spare, pretty proud of that (with english being a foreign language). I didnt know the capital of nova scotia, now I see the answer, I heard of the word, but even backwards, I wouldnt have known it was the capital of nova scotia.
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2020
Thanks to Face/off for the help in getting them all
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Level 70
Dec 15, 2020
Great quiz, sore point is pyrex. It is very US specific (I think), definitely not a global brand like Xerox. Can we replace that question with something else?
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Level 77
Dec 15, 2020
Not really. Here's Pyrex's UK website, their EU website, and their Australian website, for instance.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2023
Francoise Hardy was singing about Pyrex in like 1967 so they must at least have had it in France then. (See it all the time in the UK these days)
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Level 69
Aug 1, 2023
Pyrex is a lot better known in France than Xerox!
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Level 20
Dec 15, 2020
This quiz is cool. Can you make a quiz with the worlds beginning by “X”?
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2023
The answers can be xileh, xelor, ...
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2020
hmm, no vortex
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Level 75
Dec 15, 2020
I know, right? I thought for sure a perfect score would cause the heavens to open up and deliver me from this infernal plane into the great hereafter. Oh, well - maybe next time.
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Level 62
Dec 15, 2020
Knowing little to nothing about Greek mythology, I felt clever by answering Ajax. Then, reality sunk in
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Level 77
Dec 15, 2020
Time machine component. FFS.
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2020
Does Clorox kill corona?
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2020
Sphynx, please?
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Level 47
Jul 26, 2023
Yes, it is sphynx, not sphinx.
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2023
I also tried sphynx first, but since it is sphinx in my language, I still got it.

After some investigation, I found that sphinx is also the correct spelling in english, but you sometimes also see sphynx (a breed of cats, a band, song or albums,...)

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Level 68
Dec 17, 2020
Musing to myself...hmmm...what disease is like anthrax that ends in X?
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Level 35
Dec 21, 2020
Omax is also a watchmaker founded in Switzerland. I don't know much about the "luxury" part though.
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Level 54
Aug 22, 2021
Leave it to the Jetpunk community to not get latex correct lol
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2023
Maybe accept phallanx?
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Level 37
Jul 30, 2023
no