Welcome to Obfuscation, the little game that invites us to think twice about common words.
Last week's answer was "nose" — yes, even though the word "nose" appeared in one of the clues. Yessss.
A verb or noun, this week's (too easy) word is not "nose" even though it also has four letters.
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Got it already? No? Then I will give you more clues. The word means ...
◼️ Oats, water, unflavored soy protein, unflavored whey protein and powdered vitamins and minerals.
◼️ A type of pool.
How about ...
◼️ Unappetizing semi-liquid food.
Huh. Thought that would do it. Try this:
◼️ Waste water from a chamber pot.
◼️ Sappy, sentimental words or music.
Here's a good one:
◼️ To gush.
This will clinch it:
◼️ To spill messily.
No? How about ...
◼️ To feed hoofed, stout farm animals with short tails, blunt snouts and complex personalities.
One last clue:
◼️ The product of a sloppy effort.
I'll print the answer May 16, but email if you'd like someone to praise you and thank you for playing.