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Bootlegging or extortion (6 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer RACKET is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 1200 puzzles.

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Club : golf :: ___ : tennis
Bootlegging or extortion, e.g.


RACKET as a noun:

1. a loud and disturbing noise
2. (racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise) = an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
3. (noise, dissonance, racket) = the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
4. (racket, racquet) = a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games

RACKET as a verb:

1. (revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail) = celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
2. make loud and annoying noises
3. hit (a ball) with a racket