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

15 January 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Essay', 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 Essay 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 Essay as an answer itself some 423 times.

Essay is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 22 January 2021 with the answer being THESIS, but the most popular answer for this clue is TREATISE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A tentative attempt
  • An analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • Make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
  • Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TRY
Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

4 Letters

SEEK
The movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

TEST
Determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

5 Letters

ASSAY
A quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

PAPER
A daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"

PROVE
Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

THEME
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

6 Letters

THESIS
An unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

TRYOUT
A test of the suitability of a performer

7 Letters

ARTICLE
One of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"

ATTEMPT
Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

EXAMINE
Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

8 Letters

ENDEAVOR
A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

TREATISE
A formal exposition

11 Letters

COMPOSITION
Musical creation

12 Letters

DISQUISITION
An elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

DISSERTATION
A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

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