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

21 March 2021
Last seen in: USA Today

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'attempt', the most recent of which was seen in the USA Today.

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

We have given attempt 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 attempt as an answer itself some 115 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'USA Today' on Thursday, 18 March 2021 with the answer being TRY, we also found TRY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'attempt', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'attempt' and give you a hint.

  • Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  • The act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
  • Make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
  • Enter upon an activity or enterprise

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BID
An attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

TRY
Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

4 Letters

SEEK
The movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

SHOT
A chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

STAB
Informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

5 Letters

ASSAY
A quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

CRACK
The act of cracking something

ESSAY
A tentative attempt

GOFOR
Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

TRIAL
The act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

WHACK
The act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"

6 Letters

ATTACK
An offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

EFFORT
A notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

TACKLE
(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

7 Letters

HAVEAGO
Make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"

SHOOTAT

8 Letters

ENDEAVOR
A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

SETABOUT
Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

9 Letters

ENDEAVOUR
Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

HAVEAGOAT

UNDERTAKE
Enter into a contractual arrangement

11 Letters

MAKEASTABAT

TAKEASTABAT

UNDERTAKING
Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

12 Letters

HAVE A GO AT

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