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

16 June 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Crest', 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 Crest 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 Crest as an answer itself some 129 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 with the answer being RIDGE, we also found RIDGE 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 'Crest', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Crest' and give you a hint.

  • A showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
  • (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
  • The center of a cambered road
  • The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
  • Reach a high point; "The river crested last night"
  • The top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • Lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A tight-fitting headdress

An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 Letters

The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

The arch of hair above each eye

The act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"

A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"

A bunch of feathers or hair

5 Letters

An emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"


An ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

Of or relating to the ilium

The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

A beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

Abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches"

6 Letters

Special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

A meeting of heads of governments

The point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

7 Letters

Showy crest or knot of hair or feathers

8 Letters

Be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

9 Letters

The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

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