Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle

I ordered some Vowelburgers™ abroad, but every menu had a printing error, so the restaurant just got rid of them. Regardless, they had something for everyone, offering the normal spread plus the unconventional "W" and "Y" burgers. Naturally, I decided to sample one of each burger, which all came with buns, meat*, and cheese. What were they?

Meat Vowelburger™
A detach
E disfigure
I detain
O settle
U govern
W** move
Y replace

*The "Y" burger is vegetarian.
**Only available at their British location.


The printing error was that the last page of each menu was a bit off.


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I think that today's Vowelburger comes with

B and D buns and N cheese

Examples (thanks to TruVortex_07 for getting "W" in the comments)

BAND (not sure about this one but possibly referring to bands which act in a detaching manner, like band gaps in an electron).
BEND = disfigure.
BIND = detain.
BOND = settle (one definition of bond is to lay bricks in an overlapping pattern so as to form a strong structure.).
BUND = govern (possibly referring to the Deutscher Bund - the German confederation). BWND = Bath Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club, where they "move".
BYND refers to Beyond Meat, a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes (replacing the meat)

Original Guess for BWND = move, I think this one is the typo as BWNED, in Welsh, means "Let's go".

Notes from OP

The printing error explained:

The last page of each menu (last page = last letter) was off a bit ("menu" → "ment") so they got rid of them (i.e., removed "ment" from each of the Vowelburgers™). This means they were originally detachment, disfigurement, detainment, settlement, government, movement, and replacement.

E, I, U, and Y are mostly unaffected by this change, but A, O and W's solutions make more sense after this transformation:

A: A "detachment" of people, units, etc. can also be called a "band".
O: A "settlement" between two parties can also be called a "bond".
W: A synonym of "movement" is "flight", which occurs at the BWND.


W and Y are unconventional both in the sense that they are only sometimes vowels, but their solutions also aren't technically words: BWND is the abbreviation for the Bath Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club, and BYND is the stock symbol for Beyond Meat.

This puzzle was inspired by:

A demanding Vowelburger™ Riddle, when I noticed that "N" could be added to make new words, and after verifying that "bund" was a word, I ran from there.

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(OJAQ pbhyq or guvf orpnhfr tyvqvat vf n sbez bs zbirzrag) $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ You're almost there, except the "getting rid of every menu" isn't what you think and will make the clues for A, O, and W fit better $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ This answer is mostly correct, and it feels kind of nitpicky to leave it open (especially since it's been two weeks; I forgot about it lol). Would it be OK with you hexomino if I accepted this answer and added some explanation/wrap-up to it? E, I, U, and Y are correct (as well as @TruVortex_07's answer for W) and O is technically correct, but there's another part to the puzzle that would change it. I can try to add more hints if you'd prefer that/if that's better practice, but I'm not sure how helpful they would be. $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 2:21
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    $\begingroup$ @samm82 I don't mind, however you'd like to do it. I don't think I will get much further on my own. They're not acronyms, are they? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ Nope - W and Y are the only "unconventional" ones $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 19:27

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