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

8 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 37 answers for the crossword clue 'Handle', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

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

We have given Handle 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 Handle as an answer itself some 116 times.

Handle is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Thursday, 09 September 2021 with the answer being TREAT, we also found TREAT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  • Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
  • Interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
  • Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
  • Handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
  • Touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
  • Show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TAG
(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

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

4 Letters

BEAR
Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

CARE
Attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

COPE
A long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions

DEAL
The act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

DOBY
Interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

GRIP
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

HAFT
The handle of a weapon or tool

HILT
The handle of a sword or dagger

HOLD
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

KNOB
A round handle

NAME
By the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"

PALM
Touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"

PLOW
Move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"

TEND
Manage or run; "tend a store"

5 Letters

ALIAS
As known or named at another time or place; "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"

COVER
The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

LEVER
A rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

SEETO

SHAFT Howard
The hollow spine of a feather

STAND
A defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

TOUCH
The act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

TREAT
An occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

WIELD
Have and exercise; "wield power and authority"

6 Letters

MANAGE
Watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"

MONIER

7 Letters

ADDRESS
The stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball

ARRANGE
Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

MONIKER
A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"

8 Letters

COGNOMEN
A familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"

DEALWITH

DOORKNOB
A knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)

HANDGRIP
The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

MONICKER

NICKNAME
A descriptive name for a place or thing; "the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

10 Letters

MANIPULATE
Treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

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