Why: In the In Touch Weekly crossword, #84 across: Clean
LAVEAnswer: All this crap:
- to wash; bathe.
- (of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
- Obsolete. to ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.
- Archaic. to bathe.
- the remainder; the rest.
- (of ears) large and drooping.
- to lap or wash against.
- To refresh or soothe as if by washing: "The quiet and the cool laved her" (Edna Ferber).
- To wash oneself.
The More You Know: The Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat was based on a 1927 novel by Edna Ferber.