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

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 19 answers for the crossword clue 'before', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

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 before 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 before as an answer itself some 86 times.

before is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 09 November 2021 with the answer being UNTIL, but the most popular answer for this clue is ERE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"
  • At or in the front; "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

AGO
In the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."

ERE

4 Letters

ANTE
Place one's stake

UPTO
Having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

5 Letters

AHEAD
Having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

PRIOR
The head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

UNTIL

6 Letters

SOONER Howard
Comparatives of `soon' or `early'; "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"

7 Letters

AHEADOF

ALREADY
Prior to a specified or implied time; "she has already graduated"

EARLIER
Earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"

INFRONT
At or in the front; "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

PRIORTO

9 Letters

PRECEDING
Of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"

PREDATING

10 Letters

PREVIOUSLY
At an earlier time or formerly; "she had previously lived in Chicago"; "he was previously president of a bank"; "better than anything previously proposed"; "a previously unquestioned attitude"; "antecedently arranged"

PREVIOUSTO

13 Letters

PRELIMINARYTO Kevin Penny

15 Letters

INTHEPRESENCEOF

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