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Foot pad (3 letter answer)

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The answer MAT is seen frequently, appearing about once every 90 puzzles.

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Gymnast's need
Gymnast's surface
Judo setting
Locale for wrestlers
Pinning surface
Place for a hammerlock
Place for a pin
One sitting on the porch
Tangled mass
Tatami, e.g.
Tumbler's need
Unkempt hair
"Welcome" bearer
Welcome giver
"Welcome" site
Wrestler's locale
Wrestlers' milieu
Wrestler's need
Wrestler's place
Wrestling surface
Yoga surface
Frame inside a frame
Hair lacking care
It's at one's doorstep
Padded canvas for wrestlers
Protection for Hulk Hogan
Site of a routine landing?
It might say "Welcome"
Where pins are made


MAT as a noun:

1. a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
2. (mat, matting) = mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
3. (mat, gym mat) = sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
4. a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven; "a mat of weeds and grass"
5. (Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT) = a master's degree in teaching
6. (flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte) = the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
7. a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

MAT as a verb:

1. (entangle, tangle, mat, snarl) = twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
2. (felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat) = change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"

MAT as an adjective:

1. (flat, mat, matt, matte, matted) = not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"