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The ClueBane of bombers (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer FLAK is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 600 puzzles.
Kind of jacket
A lot of beef?
DefinitionFLAK as a noun:
1. (flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack) = a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
2. (fire, attack, flak, flack, blast) = intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
3. (antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun) = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes