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Word of the Day – Wednesday, May 18th



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Resembling ashes, especially in color

Related crosswordese: ASHY

Common clues: Pale; Wan; Pallid; Bloodless; Deathly pale; Ghostly; Pasty; Pale with fright; Disturbingly pale; White as a sheet; Cadaverous; Visibly shocked; Beyond the pale?; Visibly frightened

Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year

Frequency in English language: 32891 / 86800

Video: Ashen Atmosphere – The Tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The skies they were ashen and sober;

The leaves they were crisped and sere—

The leaves they were withering and sere;

It was night in the lonesome October

Of my most immemorial year.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)