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The answer QUALITY is so rare that it appears less than once every 2500 puzzles.

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"The ___ of mercy . . . ": Shak.


QUALITY as a noun:

1. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
2. (quality, caliber, calibre) = a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
3. (quality, character, lineament) = a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
4. (timbre, timber, quality, tone) = (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
5. high social status; "a man of quality"

QUALITY as an adjective:

1. (choice, prime, prize, quality, select) = of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
2. of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family"