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

12 March 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 8 answers for the crossword clue 'Eastern', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Eastern 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 Eastern as an answer itself some 185 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 with the answer being ORIENTAL, we also found ORIENTAL 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 'Eastern', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Eastern' and give you a hint.

  • Lying toward or situated in the east; "the eastern end of the island"
  • From the east; used especially of winds; "an eastern wind"; "the winds are easterly"
  • Lying in or toward the east; "the east side of New York"; "eastern cities"
  • Relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world; "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions"
  • Of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States; "the Eastern establishment"


We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Eastern'.

  • earnest Not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
  • nearest (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

A group of countries in special alliance

5 Letters

A native or inhabitant of Asia

7 Letters

A native or inhabitant of Asia

Not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal


(superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"

8 Letters

A wind from the east

A member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)

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