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The eleven clues below each yield a word, ten of which may be sorted into five pairs.

  • Americana band active between 1997 and 2007.
  • Lived with Joey and Chandler.
  • Singer did this.
  • Large flat round fish with a long tail.
  • A light scarf.
  • Coarse hard-wearing fabric.
  • A knife.
  • Architecture award that rates buildings.
  • A red squirrel.
  • Sweet chilled and spiced wine drink.
  • Carefully planned elaborate operation.

Can you identify the pairs and determine the word which pairs with the unpaired word?

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Americana band active between 1997 and 2007.

Shivaree

Lived with Joey and Chandler.

Chick Sr.

Singer did this.

sang

Large flat round fish with a long tail.

stingaree

A light scarf.

pugaree

Coarse hard-wearing fabric.

dungaree

A knife.

shiv

Architecture award that rates buildings.

Pug Awards

A red squirrel.

chickaree

Sweet chilled and spiced wine drink.

sangaree

Carefully planned elaborate operation.

sting

Rule:

Add "aree" to one word in the pair to get the other

Examples:

shiv + aree = Shivaree
Chick + aree = chickaree
sang + aree = sangaree
pug + aree = pugaree
sting + aree = stingaree
? + aree = dungaree

Therefore, the missing word is

dung - Possible clue: animal excrement

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that's it, well done! $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jan 13 at 22:37
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    $\begingroup$ @hexomino This was a great puzzle! I mainly tried it because I wanted to get the first clue and save someone else going through each Americana band in the Wikipedia category, but then I got rot13(Fuvinerr, puvpxnerr, fnatnerr) and started to get suspicious, especially with the answer to the third one $\endgroup$ – samm82 Jan 13 at 22:39

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