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

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 77 answers for the crossword clue 'Cunning', 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 Cunning 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 Cunning as an answer itself some 55 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 with the answer being DEVIOUSNESS, but the most popular answer for this clue is SLY.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
  • 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"
  • Crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
  • Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  • Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ART
The creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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"

4 Letters

ARCH
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

CAGY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CUTE
Obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"

FOXY
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"

WILE
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

WILY
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"

5 Letters

CAGEY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CRAFT
The skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

DODGY
Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

GUILE
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

SLICK
A trowel used to make a surface slick

WILES

6 Letters

ARTFUL
Marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

ASTUTE
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

CLEVER
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CRAFTY
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"

SHREWD
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

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

SUBTLE SURINDER SOBTI
Able to make fine distinctions; "a subtle mind"

TRICKY
Having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow"

7 Letters

DEVIOUS
Deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"

KNAVISH
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"

KNOWING
A clear and certain mental apprehension

SLYNESS
Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

STEALTH
Avoiding detection by moving carefully

TRICKSY
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"

8 Letters

ARTIFICE
A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

FOXINESS
Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

GUILEFUL
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"

SCHEMING
Concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"

TRICKERY
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

WILINESS
Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

9 Letters

INGENIOUS
Showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

INGENUITY
The power of creative imagination

SLYASAFOX

10 Letters

CRAFTINESS
The quality of being crafty

SNEAKINESS
A disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously

11 Letters

DEVIOUSNESS
The quality of being deceitful and underhanded

13 Letters

AMBIDEXTERITY SURINDER SOBTI
The property of being equally skillful with each hand

ANIMALCUNNING SURINDER SOBTI

AUTHORITATIVE SURINDER SOBTI
Having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"

CRAFTSMANSHIP SURINDER SOBTI
Skill in an occupation or trade

DECEITFULNESS SURINDER SOBTI
The quality of being crafty

DEXTEROUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI

DISSIMULATION SURINDER SOBTI
The act of deceiving

DOUBLEDEALING SURINDER SOBTI

DOUBLEHEARTED SURINDER SOBTI

DOUBLETONGUED SURINDER SOBTI

FAITHLESSNESS SURINDER SOBTI
Unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

INGENIOUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI
The power of creative imagination

INSIDIOUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI
Subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)

INSIDIOUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI
Subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)

INVENTIVENESS SURINDER SOBTI
The power of creative imagination

INVENTIVENESS SURINDER SOBTI
The power of creative imagination

MACHIAVELLIAN SURINDER SOBTI
A follower of Machiavelli's principles

MACHIAVELLIAN SURINDER SOBTI
A follower of Machiavelli's principles

MACHIAVELLIAN SURINDER SOBTI
A follower of Machiavelli's principles

STATESMANLIKE SURINDER SOBTI
Marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman; "a man of statesmanlike judgment"; "a statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities"-V.L.Parrington

SURREPTITIOUS SURINDER SOBTI
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"

WEETHOUGHTOUT SURINDER SOBTI

WELLCONTRIVED SURINDER SOBTI

14 Letters

SATANICCUNNING SURINDER SOBTI

TECHNICALSKILL SURINDER SOBTI

WELLCONSIDERED SURINDER SOBTI

15 Letters

FALSEPRINCIPLED SURINDER SOBTI

RESOURCEFULNESS SURINDER SOBTI
The quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation; "a man of great resourcefulness"

TREACHEROUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI

UNDERHANDEDNESS SURINDER SOBTI

16 Letters

FALSEHEARTEDNESS SURINDER SOBTI

MACHIAVELLIANISM SURINDER SOBTI
The political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government

PRACTICALABILITY SURINDER SOBTI

TECHNICALMASTERY SURINDER SOBTI

17 Letters

DOUBLENESSOFHEART SURINDER SOBTI

SURREPTITIOUSNESS SURINDER SOBTI

19 Letters

TECHNICALBRILLIANCE SURINDER SOBTI

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