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Traffic stopper (5 letter answer)

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

Related Clues

Alluring one
Lorelei, for one
Parthenope, for one
Seductive one
Alarming item
Ambulance sound
Certain wail
Chased woman
Circe, e.g.
City sound
Dangerous woman
Designing woman
Femme fatale
Firehouse feature
Kind of song
Mud eel
Noon signal
Seductive singer
Warning whistle
Cause for pulling over
Patrol car wailer
Police-car adjunct
Police car device
Signal to clear the road
Signal to pull over
Sleep ender, maybe
She beguiles with wiles and smiles
Typical role for Theda Bara
Woman with a come-hither look


SIREN as a noun:

1. a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived; "Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song"
2. (enchantress, temptress, siren, Delilah, femme fatale) = a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
3. a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
4. an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
5. eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills