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Crossword Solutions for: ??A?C?ES

blanches

blanches
Turn pale, as if in fear
Cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"

chancres

chancres
A small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)

fiancees

fiancees
A woman who is engaged to be married

searches

searches
An investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
Boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
The examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
An operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup"
Inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
Subject to a search; "The police

snatches

snatches
To make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Seized suddenly
Wrested
A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
Obscene terms for female genitals
A small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"

starches

starches
Foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
A commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering
A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
Stiffen with starch; "starch clothes"

thatches

thatches
Cover with thatch; "thatch the roofs"
A house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
Hair resembling thatched roofing material
An English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
Plant stalks used as roofing material