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

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 43 answers for the crossword clue 'Dry', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

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

We have given Dry 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 Dry as an answer itself some 293 times.

Dry is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 06 December 2021 with the answer being ARID, we also found ARID 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 reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • Lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  • Without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  • Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown
  • Not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
  • Not producing milk; "a dry cow"
  • Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
  • (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
  • Free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
  • Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  • Lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"
  • Remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  • Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
  • Having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  • (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
  • Having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  • Become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
  • Unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  • Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ROT
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

SEC
An independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors

WRY
Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

4 Letters

ARID
Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

BRUT
(of champagne) extremely dry

CERE
The fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds

DULL
Make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

SERE
(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"

5 Letters

PARCH
Cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"

PLAIN
Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

SECCO

SEVEN
One of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face

SOBER
Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

TOWEL
A rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping

UNWET

6 Letters

BORING
The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

DRYOUT
Remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

IRONIC
Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

7 Letters

ATHIRST
(usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton"

CAUSTIC
Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

CLEANER
Someone whose occupation is cleaning

PROSAIC
Lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"

SAHARAN
A Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad

TEDIOUS
Using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

THIRSTY
Feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty"

UNMOIST

8 Letters

IRONICAL
Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

RAINLESS
Lacking rain; "a rainless month"; "rainless skies"

SARDONIC
Disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman

TEETOTAL
Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

9 Letters

DESICCATE chris roberson
Remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"

HUMORLESS
Lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote

JUICELESS
Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

WATERLESS
Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

10 Letters

DEHUMIDIFY
Make less humid; "The air conditioner dehumidifies the air in the summer"

DEHYDRATED
Preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat"

TEETOTALER
A total abstainer

UNBUTTERED

11 Letters

UNINSPIRING
Depressing to the spirit; "a villa of uninspiring design"

UNSWEETENED
Not made sweet

12 Letters

MOISTURELESS

13 Letters

UNINTERESTING
Characteristic or suggestive of an institution especially in being uniform or dull or unimaginative; "institutional food"

14 Letters

PROHIBITIONIST
A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

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