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
Last updated: February 23, 2016
First submittedNovember 3, 2014
Times taken9,242
Average score57.1%
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9-Letter Word
Grape juice for adults?
1.61km (approx)
Give out steady light
Comic circus entertainer
Men's better half?
Wedding dress, e.g.
Citrus fruit; defective car
Grimace in pain
Carol; The First ____
Mix together
Grind up meat
Hold on tightly to
Yet to be paid, past due (adj.)
Bearded garden ornament
Valid reasoning
Local dialect (informal)
Portent of good or evil
Earnings received
Vast multitude of people
Level 77
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.
Level 74
Mar 15, 2015
Me too : )
Level 60
Sep 23, 2022
Never heard of "The First Noel" so this really through me.

I had flashbacks to Pippi Longstocking questions on other quizzes and thought she was a character from some kid's book.

Carol: The First Cow was my best guess!

Level 54
Dec 19, 2014
What about "mole" for the rodent clue?
Level 81
Jul 23, 2016
Moles aren't rodents, are they?
Level 84
Jan 2, 2019
Also the clue is clearly plural.
Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
I got stuck on mole too, saw mole and couldnt find the right answer
Level 79
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.
Level 83
Jan 2, 2015
No, I think you're right.
Level 62
Jan 2, 2015
Imagine the sentence "Two months' rent was owing". Used as an adjective, 'owing' means 'yet to be paid.'
Level 57
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.
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.

Level 87
Aug 10, 2019
Now imagine that owing is just a verb.
Level 78
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.
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.
Level 82
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.
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.
Level 71
Oct 16, 2017
Another problem is that "owing" is also (and more commonly) a verb.
Level 77
Mar 15, 2015
Wouldn't comingle work for mix together?
Level 84
Jan 2, 2019
I tried comingle first. Would've felt pretty stupid if I hadn't tried the shorter version a minute later.
Level 59
Apr 1, 2016
Sorry babbaloo7, moles ain't rodents. Check it out
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 :-(
Level 72
Dec 14, 2020
I enjoyed it! I always miss a difficult one and an easy one (going by the percentages I see afterwards). This time unfortunately I missed a difficult one, a medium one and an easy one :(