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

6 April 2021
Last seen in: The Guardian Speedy

We found 18 answers for the crossword clue 'Ensnare', the most recent of which was seen in the The Guardian Speedy.

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

We have given Ensnare 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 Ensnare as an answer itself some 64 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Guardian Speedy' on Sunday, 04 April 2021 with the answer being TRAP, we also found TRAP 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 'Ensnare', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Ensnare' and give you a hint.

  • Catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
  • Take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

4 Letters

A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

Contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"

The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

5 Letters


A restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

One of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

Equipment designed to serve a specific function

A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

6 Letters

Entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

Mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps

Something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"

7 Letters

The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

An adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

8 Letters

Entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"

Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"

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