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

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 24 answers for the crossword clue 'Exploit', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy 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 Exploit 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 Exploit as an answer itself some 100 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 02 December 2021 with the answer being FEAT, but the most popular answer for this clue is USE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
  • Draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
  • Work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
  • Use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Something that people do or cause to happen

Draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"

Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"

4 Letters

A brilliant and notable success

Something that people do or cause to happen

A notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"


A river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River

Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

5 Letters


A difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

6 Letters

A notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

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Improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"



7 Letters




8 Letters

Any carefree episode

The act of working too much or too long; "he became ill from overwork"

10 Letters

Treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

11 Letters

The action of accomplishing something

13 Letters

Draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

15 Letters


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