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The ClueNovice (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer TIRO is uncommon, appearing about once every 500 puzzles.
Green one: Var.
Cicero's famous scribe
Cicero's servant and secretary
Cicero's shorthand man
Cicero's scribe, famous for shorthand
DefinitionTIRO as a noun:
1. (novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate) = someone new to a field or activity