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My last Five-words puzzle seemed well-received, so I thought I'd try another. This one has a bit of a twist to it, which shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

I expect it will be easier to solve overall than the previous one.

My first can be pleasant, or horribly foul
My second is useful to hunt waterfowl
My third is an act that can cause desolation
My fourth might be done to a sleepy dalmatian
My fifth talks of galleons -- many, not one
With just these five clues, you are only half done.

My first keeps you warm when a cold wind is blowing
My second is music to sing when it's snowing
My third is an action describing what follows
My fourth could be used to catch rabbits or swallows
My fifth is a truth that you hold very dear
With all these ten clues, the result should be clear

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I'm going to go with:

S C E N T
C A N O E
A R S O N
R O U S E
F L E E T

My first can be pleasant, or horribly foul

A scent can either be very nice, or pretty awful (for instance, compare roses and skunks).

My second is useful to hunt waterfowl

Some people hunt ducks and other waterfowl from a canoe.

My third is an act that can cause desolation

You can cause desolation by burning the place down, which is an act of arson.

My fourth might be done to a sleepy dalmatian

You rouse something to wake it up, which you could do to anything sleepy, including a dalmatian!

My fifth talks of galleons -- many, not one

A galleon is a sailing ship, which in multiples creates a fleet.

My first keeps you warm when a cold wind is blowing

A scarf worn around your neck protects you from the cold wind.

My second is music to sing when it's snowing

This is a pretty direct reference to a Christmas carol.

My third is an action describing what follows

What is about to ensue is what will follow.

My fourth could be used to catch rabbits or swallows

You can catch rabbits or swallows with a rope trap, or a noose.

My fifth is a truth that you hold very dear

A tenet is a truth or belief, specifically a religious one, which you certainly do hold dear.

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  • $\begingroup$ That was fast :O $\endgroup$ – PirateSoul Jun 25 '15 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! Very fast! Congratulations. I guess twice the number of clues makes it a lot easier to solve. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Jun 25 '15 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain, I love these puzzles :) I was able to latch on to the words 'scarf', 'carol', and 'fleet' very early, and from there I filled in the blanks. $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Jun 25 '15 at 15:25

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