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Alphabetical Word Chain

The first letter of each answer is the last letter of the one previous, going in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: October 1, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 12, 2015
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Answer
 
Literary sea captain
A
Ahab
B
Term for a group of nations
B
Bloc
C
Leafy green vegetable
C
Chard
D
To spread over a wide area
D
Diffuse
E
It keeps part of the head warm
E
Earmuff
F
Zip, button etc
F
Fastening
G
Deep wound
G
Gash
H
Island-sharing nation
H
Haiti
I
A bay in North Holland; Amsterdam's waterfront
I
IJ
J
To cross the street illegally
J
Jaywalk
K
Eaten by whales
K
Krill
L
Type of floor covering
L
Linoleum
M
The counterpart of a crenel
M
Merlon
N
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Answer
 
Someone obsessed with sex
N
Nympho
O
Bedrock exposed at the Earth's surface
O
Outcrop
P
Otherwise known as Arctic hysteria
P
Pibloktoq
Q
Someone who gives up
Q
Quitter
R
Distance from centre to edge
R
Radius
S
Brussels or Prefab
S
Sprout
T
Bean curd
T
Tofu
U
Initialised form of light
U
U.V.
V
To promise
V
Vow
W
As a verb, this can be done lyrically
W
Wax
X
Used to take pictures of bones through the skin
X
X-Ray
Y
Fool in Yiddish
Y
Yutz
Z
A fear of animals
Z
Zoophobia
A
24 Comments
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Level 37
Feb 12, 2015
Could you accept Cabbage for leafy green vegetable and Fastener for zip...?

Thanks

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Level 69
Feb 13, 2015
Check the description/instructions, those words would not comply with this quiz format...
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Level 66
Dec 19, 2023
not quite how it works bud
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2015
This is a great idea :) However, I found it visually difficult to interpret which answer fit for which clue. Could you please make an extra column and put the starting letters in them? Thank you :)
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Level 69
Nov 4, 2015
Thanks! Okay sure, I'll edit the quiz to make it more clear. :)
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2016
You're awesome :)
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2016
baltic for the second answer should be accepted
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Level 69
Jan 24, 2017
Sorry for the late reply, this has now been added as an acceptable answer! :)
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Level 61
Jul 22, 2017
Can you add 'distribute' for diffuse?
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Level 69
Jul 22, 2017
I have added it as an acceptable answer, the quiz should be updated soon :)
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Level 37
Aug 27, 2019
Never heard of Chard.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2021
Super quiz. I looked up IJ words and found a Dutch word "ij" - it would make the quiz complete, but I suppose it's a bit obscure.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2022
IJ is the river on which Amsterdam lies, so that could be the final hint:)
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2022
I couldn't think of a clue for ij previously but having looked this up I reckon you've got a perfect fit!
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2023
Now I feel like an idiot for not guessing it.
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Level 80
Apr 22, 2021
The clue for outcrop isn't very accurate. An outcrop is when bedrock is exposed at the surface (but elsewhere is usually covered by soil or other layers of rock). I'm not sure where you got the clue definition from but suggest it needs to be looked at.
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Level 83
Sep 28, 2022
Really really loved the "prefab" hint
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2022
Disseminate for diffuse maybe?
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2022
Much more scientific/sophisticated than I was thinking, but yes it works! Have added it now, always open to suggestions :)
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Level 76
Sep 28, 2022
you could add a word beginning with z and ending in a, to make it more complete chain. eg zeta, zoella, zoomania, zooxanthella. other than that great quiz!
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2022
Nice idea, I'll think of a clue and let you know when its been updated!
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Level 69
Oct 3, 2022
Updated :)
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Level 85
Dec 18, 2023
Ah, earmuff. Not eyescarf.
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2023
The M-N answer is quite obscure at the moment. I would suggest replacing it with something about the moon. Or mean ("mathematical average" or "comes in geometric, harmonic, and arithmetic forms").

The U-V answer threw me off because it would end with T, not V. Perhaps specify "Abbreviation for ...".