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YEN (yen)

  1. A strong desire or inclination

  2. A basic unit of currency in Japan

Common clues: Craving; Desire; Kyoto cash; Longing; Hankering; It's tender to the Japanese; Itch; Japanese capital

Crossword puzzle frequency: 6 times a year

Frequency in English language: 10966 / 86800

Video: A Fistful of Yen

God bless the physician who warms the speculum or holds your hand and looks into your eyes. Perhaps one subtext of the health care debate is a yen to be treated like a whole person, not just an eye, an ear, a nose or a throat. A yen to be human again, on the part of patient and doctor alike. - Anna Quindlen

Yen is the currency used in Japan. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the United States Dollar and Euro. In Japanese it is usually pronounced "en", but the pronunciation "yen" is standard in English.

Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Byodoin Phoenix Hall

The yen was introduced by the Meiji government (Meiji 4) as a system resembling those in Europe; yen replaced the overly complex monetary system of the Edo Period. The New Currency Act of 1871 stipulated the adoption of the decimal accounting system of yen, and rin, with the coins being round and cast as in the West. (The sen and the rin were eventually taken out of circulation in 1954.) While not a unit of official currency, for large quantities of yen the abbreviation man (which means "ten thousand") is used, in the same way as values in the United States are often quoted or rounded off to thousands (given the yen's smaller value, it is much more common). The yen was legally defined as 0.8667 troy ounces (26.956 g) of silver, a definition that is still legally enforceable today. The Act also moved Japan onto the Gold Standard.

Yen literally means a "round object" in Japanese, as the Yuan in Chinese.

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YEN (343) 54 Tu >1 05 Hankering

36 Tu+ >1 06 Craving

31 We- >1 09 Longing

26 Th- >1 09 Itch

18 Tu+ >1 01 Desire

14 We >1 07 Urge EGG

7 We- >1 02 Kyoto currency

6 We- >1 04 Kyoto cash

5 Tu- >1 07 Strong desire

5 Th+ >1 07 Hunger

5 Fr- >1 04 Appetite

4 We >1 08 Japanese capital

4 Th- >1 04 Kobe cabbage

4 Th >1 08 Nikkei unit

4 Th+ >1 06 Capital of Japan

3 >1 07 Japanese money SEN

3 Tu- >1 09 Tokyo dough

3 Tu NYT 08 Japanese moolah

3 Th >1 07 Kyoto capital

3 Th+ >1 06 It's made in Japan

3 Th+ >1 05 Long

3 Fr- >1 06 Asian capital

07 Yearning

2 Tu- LAT 09 Japanese currency SEN

2 Tu- >1 99 The capital of Japan?