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The ClueDepside is one (5 letter answer)
NotesThe answer ESTER is seen frequently, appearing about once every 70 puzzles.
A component of liquor
Banana oil, e.g.
Dimethyl sulfate, e.g.
Ethyl acetate, e.g.
Fatty acid, e.g.
___ gum, used in varnishes
Word often preceded by poly-
DefinitionESTER as a noun:
1. formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water