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Alert
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Alert as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

28 January 2021
Last seen in: The Mirror Classic

We found 44 answers for the crossword clue 'Alert', the most recent of which was seen in the The Mirror Classic.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Alert a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Alert as an answer itself some 337 times.

Alert is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Mirror Classic' on Saturday, 13 February 2021 with the answer being AWARE, we also found AWARE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  • An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  • Warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
  • Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
  • Mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
  • Engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
  • Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

Anagrams

We found 6 anagrams for the word 'Alert'.

  • alter Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
  • artel
  • later At or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"
  • ratel Nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia
  • taler
  • telar

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

FLAG
A conspicuously marked or shaped tail

NEWS
The quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins; "the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial"; "he is no longer news in the fashion world"

WARN
Notify, usually in advance; "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"

WARY
Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

5 Letters

AGILE
Moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

ALARM
A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

ALIVE
Possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

AWAKE
Stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

AWARE
Bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"

BRISK
Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

LATER
At or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"

MERRY
Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

QUICK
Accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"

READY
Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"

SHARP
A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

SIREN
Eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills

ZIPPY
Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

6 Letters

ACTIVE
Chemical agent capable of activity

ALARUM
An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

LIVELY
Full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"

NOTIFY
Inform (somebody) of something; "I advised him that the rent was due"

SIGNAL
Notably out of the ordinary; "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"

SNAPPY
Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

TIPOFF
Give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"

7 Letters

HEADSUP

QUIVIVE
Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

WAKEFUL
Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

WARNING
Notification of something, usually in advance; "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"

8 Letters

ALERTING
A warning serves to make you more alert to danger

FOREWARN
Warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning; "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"

OPENEYED

RATTLING
A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"

SPANKING
The act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"

VIGILANT
Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

WATCHFUL
Experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness; "insomniac old people"; "insomniac nights"; "lay sleepless all night"; "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

9 Letters

ATTENTIVE
(often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"

CONSCIOUS
(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something; "few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy

LISTENING
The act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

OBSERVANT
(of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit"

ONTHEBALL

WIDEAWAKE

10 Letters

ONONESTOES

11 Letters

INTELLIGENT
Possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers"

13 Letters

WARNINGSIGNAL
An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

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