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Quickword No. 13 : Do you know ‘part of a fish’ (3 letters), and ‘heart of the matter’ (3 letters)?
Quickword No. 13
TRAY*F*I*R*DIGLARCENYL*I*V*PENVIOUSRUE*U*U*B*GRIM
Salver.
Excavate.
Theft of personal property.
Ill-disposed to someone seemingly more fortunate.
Regret and wish undone.
Harsh, gloomy or forbidding.
Horizontal handle for steering a boat.
Reach one’s destination.
Part of a fish used for propulsion, balance etc..
Gobble up greedily.
Soft white or grey mineral, hydrated calcium sulphate, used e.g. for plaster and blackboard chalk.
Heart of the matter.

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