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The Clue

Date preceder (4 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer ANTE is very common and appears about once every 22 puzzles.

Related Clues

___ bellum
Chip in
Penny ___
Bellum preceder
One chip, perhaps
Chip for the pot
Feed the kitty
Feed the pot
Kitty sweller
Not post-
Opposite of post
Part of a pot
Pay for a hand
Poker stake
Pony up
Pot builder
Prefix with chamber
Prime the pot
Start to date?
Start the kitty
Stud stake
Sweeten the kitty
Certain pile of chips
Chip without dip?
Get the pot going
Help to create a pot
Minimum poker loss
Poker pot primer
Poker pot starter
Start a pot going
Status quo ___ bellum
White chip, often
Amount to be raised, maybe
It may be upped
Put one's two cents in?
It may be raised at a table
You might get a hand for it


ANTE as a noun:

1. (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

ANTE as a verb:

1. place one's stake