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The Clue

Messenger of the gods, in the "IIiad" (4 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer IRIS is very common and appears about once every 48 puzzles.

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Author Murdoch
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Mascagni opera
Part of the eye
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Pupil surrounder
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Pupil's surrounder
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Bit of eye makeup
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Colored part of the eye
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State flower of Tenn.
Tennessee's state flower
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___ scan (biometric authentication method)
It's usually blue, green or brown


IRIS as a noun:

1. (iris, flag, fleur-de-lis, sword lily) = plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
2. muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye
3. (iris, iris diaphragm) = diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening