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

16 July 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 31 answers for the crossword clue 'Pit', 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 Pit 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 Pit as an answer itself some 280 times.

Pit is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Monday, 19 July 2021 with the answer being MINE, we also found MINE 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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  • A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
  • A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
  • (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
  • Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
  • A sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
  • Remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
  • Set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
  • A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • A trap in the form of a concealed hole
  • (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
  • An enclosure in which animals are made to fight
  • Mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
  • (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Pit'.

  • tip An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

HELL
Noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"

HOLE
An opening deliberately made in or through something

MARK
Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"

MINE
Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

POCK
A pustule in an eruptive disease

SCAR
Mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

SEED
The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

SUMP
A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

5 Letters

CHASM
A deep opening in the earth's surface

FOSSA
Monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

MATCH
An exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

SHAFT
The hollow spine of a feather

STONE
United States architect (1902-1978)

6 Letters

CAVITY
(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

CRATER
A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus

OPPOSE
Contrast with equal weight or force

QUARRY
Animal hunted or caught for food

7 Letters

INFERNO
Any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

PITFALL
An unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

PLAYOFF
Set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"

8 Letters

COALMINE
A mine where coal is dug from the ground

COLLIERY
A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

ENDOCARP
The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"

HELLHOLE
Any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

STONEPIT
A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

9 Letters

PERDITION
(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

10 Letters

EXCAVATION
The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

11 Letters

PEACHCENTER

12 Letters

NETHERREGION
(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

ORCHESTRAPIT
Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

14 Letters

INFERNALREGION
(religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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