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The ClueSlick, so to speak (5 letter answer)
NotesThe answer SUAVE is common and appears about once every 350 puzzles.
Like a smoothie
Like a smooth operator
Not at all bumpkinish
DefinitionSUAVE as an adjective:
1. (debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, suave) = having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
2. (politic, smooth, suave, bland) = smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"; "affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound