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

16 November 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 24 answers for the crossword clue 'Ancient', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Ancient 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 Ancient as an answer itself some 158 times.

Ancient is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Thursday, 11 November 2021 with the answer being OLD, but the most popular answer for this clue is ARCHAIC.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A very old person
  • Very old; "an ancient mariner"
  • Belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"
  • A person who lived in ancient times

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"

4 Letters

People who are old collectively; "special arrangements were available for the aged"

5 Letters

Of or like a feeble old woman

During an early stage; "early on in her career"

Ancient; "hoary jokes"

Long past; "olden days"

6 Letters


Well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era"


7 Letters

Belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"

An elderly man

Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"


8 Letters

Important in history; "the historic first voyage to outer space"


Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

9 Letters


Profoundly honored; "revered holy men"

10 Letters

So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"

11 Letters

No longer fashionable; "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"

12 Letters

Any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

13 Letters


15 Letters



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