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    Add a Letter - U.S. States

    By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the name of a U.S. state.

    Example: V + Tutor

    The answer would be "V + mentor" = Vermont.

    A mentor is a synonym for a tutor. Just add the "V" to get "Vmentor" and anagram to "Vermont". Seems simple enough.....maybe.


    1. Y + Cutting the grass =

    2. X + Place to sit =

    3. S + Appoint =

    4. I + Name =

    5. A + Toward the wind =

    6. O + "I thought you were a ____" =

    7. A + Primitive structure =

    8. L + A male gardener, maybe =

    9. A + Financial people =

    10. A + Emitting a sound as bells and gongs =



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    Here are my results so far

    Spoiler:

    1. Y + Cutting the grass = Y + MOWING = WYOMING

    2. X + Place to sit = X + SEAT = TEXAS

    3. S + Appoint =

    4. I + Name = I + NAME = MAINE

    5. A + Toward the wind =

    6. O + "I thought you were a ____" = O + NEGRO ? = OREGON

    7. A + Primitive structure =

    8. L + A male gardener, maybe =

    9. A + Financial people = A + BANKERS = NEBRASKA

    10. A + Emitting a sound as bells and gongs = A + CHIMING = MICHIGAN
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    Got only a few of these . . . *blush*


    1. Y + Cutting the grass
    Spoiler:
    Y + MOWING = Wyoming

    2. X + Place to sit
    Spoiler:
    X + SEAT = Texas

    3. S + Appoint



    4. I + Name
    Spoiler:
    I + NAME = Maine ?

    5. A + Toward the wind
    (You mean "away from the wind")
    Spoiler:
    A + LEEWARD = Delaware

    6. O + "I thought you were a ____"
    Spoiler:
    O + GONER = Oregon

    7. A + Primitive structure



    8. L + A male gardener, maybe



    9. A + Financial people
    Spoiler:
    A + BANKERS = Nebraska

    10. A + Emitting a sound as bells and gongs
    Spoiler:
    A + CHIMING = Michgan


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    Spoiler:
    A+primitive structure = A+HUT = UTAH


    The easiest ones were already taken
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    3. s + appoint =
    Spoiler:
    s + nominate = Minnesota
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    8. L + A male gardener, maybe =
    Spoiler:
    L + yardman = Maryland


    Now try these.

    11. A + elaborately decorated =

    12. A + makes reference =
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    I liked your #6, running-gag, but Soroban used the word I intended. Both work though.

    And Soroban, I used the term "leeward" in this context:

    Leeward - of, in, or moving in the direction towards which the wind blows. I guess that means moving "with" the wind, and not facing the wind.

    But "lee" means The side away from the direction from which the wind blows.

    And "alee" means at, on or to the leeward side.

    All these definitions came from Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary

    I remember working crossword puzzles, and one of the clues that came up often was "toward the sheltered side". The answer was "alee". I'll get these terms straight one day.
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