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

30 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Clandestine', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

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

We have given Clandestine 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 Clandestine as an answer itself some 50 times.

Clandestine is a single word clue made up of 11 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 07 December 2021 with the answer being SURREPTITIOUS, but the most popular answer for this clue is SECRET.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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

  • Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

SLY
Marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

6 Letters

COVERT
A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

SECRET
Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"

7 Letters

FURTIVE
Secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"

8 Letters

BACKDOOR
A secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position); "he got his job through the back door"

HUSHHUSH

STEALTHY
Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"

9 Letters

CONCEALED
Hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

TOPSECRET

UNDERHAND
Marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

10 Letters

UNDERCOVER
Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

11 Letters

UNDERGROUND
An electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

12 Letters

HUGGERMUGGER
Act stealthily or secretively

13 Letters

HOLEANDCORNER

SURREPTITIOUS
Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

14 Letters

CLOAKANDDAGGER

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