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Scrabble Threes

9 June, 2015

Often the hardest words to clue can be the shortest. So let's put that truism to the test, dreaming up clues for this unilkely brigade of midgets culled from the Scrabble dictionary. (There are so many rarities, I only needed to raid the first half of the alphabet.)

If you wish to see the loco lot in toto, try here.

Anyhow, we need both definition and wordplay here. Good luck, as some of these defintions seem as cryptic as the recipes you may apply. May be the FAB BEY (a Turkish sovereign) rule supreme.

ARD - primitive plough

BEZ - second tine of a deer's horn

CLY - to seize or steal

FAP - inebriated

FON - to compel

GAW - imperfect rainbow

JOW - to strike a bell

KED - wingless fly that infests sheep

KOW - bunch of twigs

KYU - judo novice

Cly the moment, I fon you.

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