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This clue has been rated as COMMON
We've rated on the face of it as COMMON because it has been seen regularly in the crossword puzzles we monitor.

2 September 2019
Last seen in: The Guardian Quick

We found 5 answers for the crossword clue 'on the face of it', the most recent of which was seen in the The Guardian Quick.

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 on the face of it a popularity rating of 'Common' because it has featured in a number crossword publications.

on the face of it is a 5 word phrase featuring 17 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Guardian Quick' on Monday, 02 September 2019 with the answer being ATFIRSTGLANCE, we also found ATFIRSTGLANCE 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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  • From appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

Crossword Answers

9 Letters

OUTWARDLY
In outward appearance; "outwardly, she appeared composed"

SEEMINGLY
From appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

10 Letters

APPARENTLY
Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly'); "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; "he is plain stubborn"

OSTENSIBLY
From appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

13 Letters

ATFIRSTGLANCE
Immediately; "it was love at first sight"

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