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The ClueLoosen (5 letter answer)
NotesThe answer UNTIE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 170 puzzles.
Free from restraint
Loosen, as a knot
Loosen, in a way
Remove, as a knot
Ruin a bow
DefinitionUNTIE as a verb:
1. (untie, unbrace, unlace) = undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"
2. (untie, undo, loosen) = cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"