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The Clue

Make fast, as a rope (5 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer BELAY is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 800 puzzles.

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Cease, imperatively
Ignore, imperatively
Kin of avast
Relative of "Avast!"
Sailor's "Stop!"
Skipper's "Stop!"
Fasten, as a ship's rope
Hold fast, to a mariner
Hold fast, a-sea
Fasten, as a rope
Secure a mountain climber
Secure a rope, in climbing
Secure by tying down
Secure, as a sailor's rope
"Stop!" to Captain Bligh


BELAY as a noun:

1. something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured

BELAY as a verb:

1. turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
2. fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat