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Generator Puzzle #5

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make one 9-letter word.
In addition to this - drawing only from these 9 letters - solve each answer from the clues given.
Each grid letter may be used only once within an individual answer
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #4)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: February 23, 2016
First submittedNovember 3, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Grape juice for adults?
Wine
1.61km (approx)
Mile
Give out steady light
Glow
Comic circus entertainer
Clown
Men's better half?
Women
Wedding dress, e.g.
Gown
Rodents
Mice
Citrus fruit; defective car
Lemon
Grimace in pain
Wince
Carol; The First ____
Noel
Clue
Answer
Mix together
Mingle
Grind up meat
Mince
Hold on tightly to
Cling
Yet to be paid, past due (adj.)
Owing
Bearded garden ornament
Gnome
Valid reasoning
Logic
Local dialect (informal)
Lingo
Portent of good or evil
Omen
Earnings received
Income
Vast multitude of people
Legion
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level 76
Nov 10, 2014
When I read the clue about Carol I thought it was a first name, and I was trying to think of any book or song relating to someone named Carol. I am not worthy of your quizzes, Kiwirage.
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level 69
Mar 15, 2015
Me too : )
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level 55
Dec 19, 2014
What about "mole" for the rodent clue?
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level 76
Jul 23, 2016
Moles aren't rodents, are they?
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level 79
Jan 2, 2019
Also the clue is clearly plural.
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level 61
Aug 27, 2019
I got stuck on mole too, saw mole and couldnt find the right answer
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level 77
Dec 29, 2014
This might be nit-picky, but wouldn't "yet to be paid" be OWED. Owing would be "yet to pay"... I think, maybe I have that backwards.
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level 77
Jan 2, 2015
No, I think you're right.
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level 62
Jan 2, 2015
Imagine the sentence "Two months' rent was owing". Used as an adjective, 'owing' means 'yet to be paid.'
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level 58
Mar 15, 2015
From the first person perspective (and most likely reading it), the clue would be interpreted as "I have yet to be paid", therefore, I am owed.
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level 62
Mar 15, 2015
How you interpret the clue is subjective; sometimes you'll see a clue that plays on that ambiguity of perspective. For example, a clue might be "novel", and the answer is "new", whereas you were frustratedly typing in "book", "story", "tome" etc. Others might interpret the clue correctly and enter "new" straight away! I'm sorry you didn't get the answer, but there is nothing wrong with the clue as it stands.
And also....there's no 'D' in the grid, so 'owed' is not even a possibility.
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level 79
Sep 28, 2016
Now imagine the sentence: Two months' rent was owed. That is the way it would be conveyed in the US. It is both correct and means the same thing. Whether "owing" is a Kiwi/British thing I don't know. No amount of justification will change that it would not be spoken that way in the US.
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level 73
Aug 10, 2019
Now imagine that owing is just a verb.
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level 71
Mar 15, 2015
I agree with you. For what it's worth, over half have gotten the correct answer (I am part of that group) but only after realizing there wasn't a "D". I think the clue should read...yet to have paid as opposed to yet to be paid. Be paid sounds like the money is coming to you. Have paid sounds like the money is going to someone else. I have yet to pay my mortgage therefore I am still owing the bank my payment.
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level 62
Mar 15, 2015
Or... "Your mortgage is yet to be paid," therefore the remaining money is still owing. I think the difficulty is realizing that the answer is an adjective, and the clue is a definition of that adjective. People instinctively want to add a subject (themselves, of course) before the clue, as in "I am yet to be paid", thereby logically implying "I am owed". If a subject must be put before, it would be 'money', as in "the money is yet to be paid", thereby logically implying "the money is owing." I can't think of a clue that would remove all ambiguities; it's just a tricky one and the brain either clicks or doesn't click into the necessary interpretation.
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level 76
Feb 22, 2016
kiwi - I think the issue most are struggling with, is, as you have said, using 'owing' as an adjective. But, I disagree that this is because people are projecting themselves as a subject. Rather, I think it's that most of us here in the US (where I'm guessing most of these comments originated) rarely, IF EVER, use 'owing' as an adjective. Most of us, when hearing such usage, would probably just assume the speaker/writer really meant 'owed.' I'm guessing you're from NZ, where usage of the language is most likely more erudite than it is here in the US.
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level 62
Feb 22, 2016
Ok, well after all this squabble I've added an extra bit to the clue, including that it's an adjective. :) But you're really just speculating and generalizing; while I am from New Zealand (but live in the US) and don't want to make us Kiwis look bad, I can assure you that the average NZer is no more erudite in his/her usage of language than the average American. "Owed" and "owing" are essentially synonymous, and their usage just depends on context: "There's still $500 owing on the account", for example. "There's still $500 owed on the account" sounds weird to me, although there's nothing really wrong with it I guess. To each one's own.
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level 71
Oct 16, 2017
Another problem is that "owing" is also (and more commonly) a verb.
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level 76
Mar 15, 2015
Wouldn't comingle work for mix together?
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level 79
Jan 2, 2019
I tried comingle first. Would've felt pretty stupid if I hadn't tried the shorter version a minute later.
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level 59
Apr 1, 2016
Sorry babbaloo7, moles ain't rodents. Check it out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(animal)
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level 71
Oct 16, 2017
I love these kiwirage, but this one is the weakest to me, because of your apparent reliance on dictionary definitions instead of your gut instinct as to what would be a good clue :-(