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The ClueChristie novel (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer NORM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.
100 for an I.Q.
Par for the course
Bell curve peak
Vera's TV husband
Abram of "This Old House"
An I.Q. of about 100, e.g.
It's what's to be expected
DefinitionNORM as a noun:
1. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"
2. (average, norm) = a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"