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The Clue

"Play it, ___" (3 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer SAM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 70 puzzles.

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SAM as a noun:

1. (surface-to-air missile, SAM) = a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target