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The answer CLOG is common and appears about once every 275 puzzles.

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CLOG as a noun:

1. (clog, geta, patten, sabot) = footwear usually with wooden soles
2. any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
3. (clog dance, clog dancing, clog) = a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps

CLOG as a verb:

1. (clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul) = become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
2. dance a clog dance
3. impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden; "horses were clogged until they were tamed"
4. (clog, constipate) = impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"
5. (clog, clot) = coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots"
6. (clog, overload) = fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"