Starting the week off on a high note. Six entries, each with a different spelling of the same sound:
Somehow I think that I pronounce "haiku" a little differently - with a longer "ai" sound... or maybe that's true for all of them except HIKINGGEAR, where the sound is slightly shorter... I don't know, it gets a little confusing when you keep saying them over and over. It's like repeating the word "spoon" until it loses all meaning. Ever done that?
Anyway, I enjoy this type of exploration. We've seen similar examples before, but that doesn't bother me, and I like the theme.
And there's some AGREEABLE fill, too. The "Gotta go!" pair - CIAO and SEEYA, the two classics HENRI Matisse and King PRIAM in the North, and the unspoken pairing of "Well, Golly!" (OHGEE) and Gomer PYLE. TEENAGE (Like many members of Gen Z, now) was interesting, and everyone likes the word LANKY, right?
A fine start to the week.