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The answer LEND is seen frequently, appearing about once every 110 puzzles.

Related Clues

___ a hand
Advance, as money
Afford temporarily
Allow use of
Extend credit
Give to a borrower
Give temporarily
Give, for a time
Give for a while
___ a hand (aid)
Help a borrower
Lease leader
Lease's partner
Make advances?
Play Shylock
Word with lease
Banks do this
Do banker's work
Give away temporarily
Have an interest in interest
Ignore Polonius's advice
"___ me your ears"
Give, but not for keeps
What S & L's do


LEND as a verb:

1. (lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring) = bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
2. (lend, loan) = give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
3. have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"