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The ClueToo glib (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer OILY is seen frequently, appearing about once every 140 puzzles.
Covered with grease
Suave to a fault
Like canned sardines
Like garage floors
Like many sunscreens
Like mechanics' hands
Like olives or peanuts
Like some hair
Like sulfuric acid
Like unwashed hair
Not to be trusted
Opposite of dry, as hair
Prone to acne, say
Sea condition, at times
"___ to bed . . . " (OPEC worker's slogan?)
Like unwashed hair, maybe
Like seas after some spills
DefinitionOILY as an adjective:
1. (greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous) = containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
2. (buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous) = unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments"
3. coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
4. (greasy, oily) = smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"