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

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue 'Essential', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

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 Essential 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 Essential as an answer itself some 112 times.

Essential is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 with the answer being INDISPENSABLE, but the most popular answer for this clue is VITAL.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
  • Defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law"
  • Basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
  • Absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
  • Being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc; "essential oil"
  • Of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

KEY
Serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

4 Letters

MUST
A necessary or essential thing; "seat belts are an absolute must"

NEED
The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

OILS

5 Letters

BASIC
(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

VITAL
Full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"

6 Letters

NEEDED
Necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"

7 Letters

CENTRAL Sharon Pickett
A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

CRUCIAL
Of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

NEEDFUL
Necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"

8 Letters

CRITICAL Surinder Sobti
Of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism; "critical acclaim"

INHERENT
In the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"

INTEGRAL Howard
Constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged; "a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon; "was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime"; "fought to keep the union intact"

9 Letters

INTRINSIC
Belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

NECESSARY
Anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

NECESSITY
Anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

REQUISITE
Anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

10 Letters

IMPERATIVE
Some duty that is essential and urgent

SINEQUANON
A prerequisite

11 Letters

FUNDAMENTAL
The lowest tone of a harmonic series

REQUIREMENT
Required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"

SUBSTANTIVE
Any word or group of words functioning as a noun

12 Letters

ALLIMPORTANT
Of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

OFTHEESSENCE
Of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

PREREQUISITE Chris Roberson
Something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"

13 Letters

INDISPENSABLE
Unavoidable; "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"

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