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NotesThe answer RISER is common and appears about once every 200 puzzles.
Related CluesEarly ___
Part of a stairway
Responder to reveille
A step up
Aid for a group photo
Certain softball pitch
An early one is healthy, wealthy. etc.
Old Sol, diurnally
One who greets the day
What a slugabed is loath to be
Early ___ (one up at 6 a.m., say)
DefinitionRISER as a noun:
1. a person who rises (especially from bed); "he's usually a late riser"
2. (riser, riser pipe, riser pipeline, riser main) = a vertical pipe in a building
3. structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step