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Detective

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

8 January 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 12 answers for the crossword clue 'Detective', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

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

We have given Detective 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 Detective as an answer itself some 39 times.

Detective is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Thursday, 14 January 2021 with the answer being SLEUTH, we also found SLEUTH to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A police officer who investigates crimes
  • An investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TEC
A police officer who investigates crimes

4 Letters

DICK
Obscene terms for penis

5 Letters

AGENT
The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

6 Letters

SLEUTH
A detective who follows a trail

TRACER
Ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke

7 Letters

GUMSHOE
A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

OFFICER
Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"

TRACKER
Someone who tracks down game

9 Letters

DIONYSIUS
The tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)

10 Letters

PRIVATEEYE
Someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information

12 Letters

INVESTIGATOR
A police officer who investigates crimes

15 Letters

POLICEDETECTIVE
A police officer who investigates crimes

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