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The ClueBecome rough and dry (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer CHAP is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.
Crack, in a way
Guy, in Gloucestershire
Redden and crack
Cause to have cracks
Crack in the cold, maybe
Dry up, as lips
Winter lip trouble
DefinitionCHAP as a noun:
1. (chap, fellow, feller, lad, gent, fella, blighter, cuss) = a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"
2. (crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap) = a long narrow depression in a surface
3. a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
4. (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
CHAP as a verb:
1. crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather"