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The CluePith (7 letter answer)
NotesThe answer ESSENCE is common and appears about once every 225 puzzles.
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DefinitionESSENCE as a noun:
1. (kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty) = the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
2. any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
3. (effect, essence, burden, core, gist) = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
4. (perfume, essence) = a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor