In a twist on consonant sameness, each clue leads to a pair of words that swap their vowels to reveal a common phrase.
Latest, forested (6, 5)
latter, treed $\longrightarrow$ letter trade
latter, treed = lttr + ae, trd + ee
letter, trade = lttr + ee, trd + ae.
Note that the sequences of consonants and vowels each maintain their order but may be combined in a different way. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of letters in each clued word (latter, treed); unlike in this example, the words in the answer phrase (letter, trade) may have different numbers of letters, if the number of vowels in each word differs.
- Annoy, squad (4, 4)
- Cheers, journey (6, 4)
- Drum, ambiences (5, 5)
- Mushrooms, woman (5, 3)
- Overacts, reduced (4, 3)
- Skin, active (4, 4)
- Sugary, listens (3, 5)
- Thug, rind (4, 4)
- Yearn, disadvantage (4, 3)
Clarification: In this puzzle, the vowels are only the standard a, e, i, o, and u; every other letter is considered a consonant.