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The Clue

First word on a "lost dog" sign (6 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer REWARD is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 700 puzzles.

Related Clues

Finder's fee
Incentive of sorts
Police offer
Poster announcement
Poster heading
Reason to rat
Offer on a "Wanted" poster
"Wanted" poster information
Wanted poster word
Wanted-poster word
Word on a P.O. wall
Word in a lost-and-found ad
Something bad to have on one's head


REWARD as a noun:

1. (wages, reward, payoff) = a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
2. payment made in return for a service rendered
3. (reward, reinforcement) = an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
4. the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
5. (advantage, reward) = benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"

REWARD as a verb:

1. (honor, honour, reward) = bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
2. (reinforce, reward) = strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"
3. (reward, repay, pay back) = act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions