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

29 April 2021
Last seen in: USA Today

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Devious', the most recent of which was seen in the USA Today.

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

We have given Devious 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 Devious as an answer itself some 43 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'USA Today' on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 with the answer being SLY, we also found SLY 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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  • 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"
  • Characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
  • Indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"

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"

4 Letters

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"

5 Letters

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

6 Letters

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"

SHIFTY
Characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"

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

7 Letters

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

EVASIVE
Deliberately vague or ambiguous; "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement"

OBLIQUE
A diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

WINDING
The act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

8 Letters

INDIRECT
Not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

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"

9 Letters

INSINCERE
Lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

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

10 Letters

CIRCUITOUS
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"

ROUNDABOUT
A large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

11 Letters

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

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