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Gnome Moan [BB475]

31 August, 2014

If GNOME mimics NOAM in sound, then ‘pixie sigh’ may be NOAM MOAN. Adhering to phonetic spelling, can you mix the made-over (more logical) version to make the other word?

Share or blab answers in the Comments. And can you devise your own Noam Moaners, playing around with how words sound, and what their new phonetic selves can hold?

  1. Child’s sailboat (3,3)
  2. Brown insect (3,3) [and not TAN ANT!]
  3. Classy cutter (4,4)
  4. Pepper crowd (3,3)
  5. Class glances (5,5)
  6. Terminal twit (4,4)
  7. Joy Division (4,4)
  8. Gravediggers? (5,5)

BB474 SOLUTION: Wolf Creek, Ten Canoes, Happy Feet, Little Fish, Evil Angels, Two Hands, The Dish, Shine, Dirty Deeds, Snowtown, Candy (or maybe Babe!), Red Dog

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