Generator Puzzle #6

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make one 9-letter word.
In addition to this - drawing only from these 9 letters - solve each answer from the clues given.
Each grid letter may be used only once within an individual answer
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #5)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
First submittedNovember 10, 2014
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9-Letter Word
VARNISHED
Clue
Answer
Beach granules
Sand
Operate a car
Drive
Conceal from view
Hide
Disappear completely
Vanish
Dry as a desert
Arid
Common canned fish
Sardine
Large crow
Raven
Offer suggestions
Advise
Home to Hobbits
Shire
Become less soft
Harden
Clue
Answer
Deep, narrow gorge
Ravine
Rabbit relative
Hare
Remove facial hair, eg.
Shave
Conquer by military force
Invade
Split with others
Share
Flower holder
Vase
River in Cologne
Rhine
Major credit card
Visa
Ambulance alarm
Siren
Red root vegetable
Radish
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2015
Success! I have never got the nine letter word on one of these before! S x
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Level 47
Apr 15, 2015
Homeland of Hobbits would be a better clue. I tried 'Smials' and 'Hobbit-hole' before I realised you wanted 'Shire'.
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Level 62
Apr 15, 2015
You tried 'Smials', even though there's no M, L and only one S in the grid? You tried 'Hobbit-hole', even though there are no Os or Bs, no T, L and only one H in the grid? That's impressively hopeful.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2015
Well, I tried "den"... it's true that Homeland would be clearer.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
and hobbit hole has 10 letters. So that would be quite an accomplishment to fit that in a 9 letter grid ;)
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
Homeland made me think of homeland security and made my mind go on a completely different path. The clue is fine as it is, I didnt hesitate a second
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Level 75
Jan 29, 2016
shear, shed & rid for split with others?
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Level 36
Oct 28, 2019
No.
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Level 72
May 8, 2016
"Aver" for offer suggestions?
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2019
To aver is to assert, not to suggest.
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2019
For the" split with others" clue and as a regular Jetpunker, I saw "hairs" and my mind wouldn't go any further.
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Level 77
Apr 15, 2019
:DDD
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Level 81
Aug 10, 2019
I was so sure ravished would be used that I just typed it in.
And got stuck backspacing it.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
Wow, I got them all ! only 3,5% score 100% :) dry was my last one, not sure how to look at it, as a verb or not. 2nd to last was the 9 letter word, and think the one before that was to enter as an enemy.

43 seconds left btw. and offer suggestions took me a bit of thought aswell, and red root, I was thinking shard, because I recently learned that word :) and knew it was from beets. Edit: I see now that that is chard with a c ;)

Happy yay :)

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Level 53
Sep 10, 2020
I believe "Raid" could also work for "Enter as an enemy."
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Level 70
Sep 10, 2020
First thing I typed.
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Level 68
Sep 10, 2020
Can you accept de-hair for shave? Or maybe shed?
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Level 78
Sep 10, 2020
Right. Because who doesn't like a brand new razor to get a nice, close....de-hairing?
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Level 78
Sep 10, 2020
Love these quizzes. Really scratches the itch for a long-time Boggle player.
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Level 68
Sep 10, 2020
Major credit card - Diners?
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2020
Would be nice to specify in the Dry clue that it's a noun not a verb. I kept thinking of verbs that mean "to dry"
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2020
It's neither a verb nor a noun. It's an adjective. I've submitted a change to the clue to avoid ambiguity.
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Level 34
Sep 10, 2020
A raven is a separate species from a crow.
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Level 76
Sep 10, 2020
Invade doesn't really mean to conquer by military force. That's the goal, but you can invade a country and be unsuccessful at conquering it.
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Level 49
Sep 11, 2020
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Level 54
Sep 11, 2020
Split with others I was thinking of negative answers shed, rid etc- didn't get as far as distributing equally Probably goes to the fact I had just had a disagreement so wasn't feeling very charitable!
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2020
For split with others I got stuck for a bit wondering why halve wasn't working, then I realized they were all capital letters and the one in the upper left corner was an I not an L.