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

29 March 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 108 answers for the crossword clue 'Plague', 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 Plague 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 Plague as an answer itself some 109 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Monday, 29 March 2021 with the answer being PESTER, but the most popular answer for this clue is PEST.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
  • Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  • A swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
  • Cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
  • A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
  • Any epidemic disease with a high death rate

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Plague'.

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Crossword Answers

3 Letters

AIL
Aromatic bulb used as seasoning

BUG Mike Smallman
A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

DOG
A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"

DUN Mike Smallman
Horse of a dull brownish grey color

GET Mike Smallman
A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

IRK Mike Smallman
Irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"

NAG Mike Smallman
An old or over-worked horse

PLY Mike Smallman
One of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"

POX
A contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

VEX
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

WOE Mike Smallman
Intense mournfulness

4 Letters

AUNT
The sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

BAIT Mike Smallman
Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

BANE
Something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"

BEAT Mike Smallman
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

BEVY Mike Smallman
A large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"

COAX Mike Smallman
A transmission line for high-frequency signals

DRAG Mike Smallman
The act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

EVIL Mike Smallman
Morally objectionable behavior

FASH Mike Smallman

FRET Mike Smallman
A small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch

GALL Mike Smallman
The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

GNAW Mike Smallman
Become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

HARM Mike Smallman
The act of damaging something or someone

HIVE Mike Smallman
A man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees

MIFF Mike Smallman
Cause to be annoyed; "His behavior really miffed me"

PEST
A persistently annoying person

PICK Mike Smallman
The act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

PROD Mike Smallman
Urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

PUSH Mike Smallman
An effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"

RACK Mike Smallman
A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

RASH Mike Smallman
Imprudently incurring risk; "do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith

RATS Mike Smallman

RIDE Mike Smallman
A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

RILE Mike Smallman
Make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

ROIL Mike Smallman
Make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

URGE Mike Smallman
An instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"

5 Letters

ANNOY
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

BESET
Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

BITCH Mike Smallman
Female of any member of the dog family

CHAFE Mike Smallman
Anger produced by some annoying irritation

CHARM Mike Smallman
Something believed to bring good luck

CHEVY
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

CHIVY
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

CLOUD Mike Smallman
A group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"

COVEY Mike Smallman
A small flock of grouse or partridge

CURSE Mike Smallman
An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

DEATH Mike Smallman
The act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience"

DEVIL Mike Smallman
A word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"

FEVER Mike Smallman
Intense nervous anticipation; "in a fever of resentment"

FLOCK Mike Smallman
A group of birds

GRIND Mike Smallman
The act of grinding to a powder or dust

GRIPE Mike Smallman
Complain; "What was he hollering about?"

HARRY
Make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

HAUNT Mike Smallman
A frequently visited place

HOUND Mike Smallman
Any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

NAGAT

NUDZH Mike Smallman

PEEVE Mike Smallman
An annoyed or irritated mood

PIQUE Mike Smallman
Tightly woven fabric with raised cords

PRESS Mike Smallman
A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

SKEIN Mike Smallman
Coils of worsted yarn

SWARM Mike Smallman
A group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"

TEASE Mike Smallman
The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"

THORN Mike Smallman
Something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"

TRIAL Mike Smallman
The act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

ULCER Mike Smallman
A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

WATCH Mike Smallman
A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

WORRY Mike Smallman
Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job"

6 Letters

BLIGHT
Any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

CHEVVY
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

CHIVVY
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

GNAWAT
Become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

HARASS
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

HASSLE
Disorderly fighting

MOLEST
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

NAG AT

OBSESS
Be preoccupied with something; "She is obsessing over her weight"

PESTER
Annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

PESTIS
A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

7 Letters

AFFLICT
Cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"

ANGUISH Mike Smallman
Extreme mental distress

BEDEVIL
Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

BESIEGE Mike Smallman
Cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

BRISTLE Mike Smallman
A stiff hair

BUBONIC Mike Smallman
Of or evidencing buboes; "bubonic plague"

BUGBEAR Mike Smallman
An imaginary monster used to frighten children

CONCERN Mike Smallman
Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

DISEASE Mike Smallman
An impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

DISTURB Mike Smallman
Change the arrangement or position of

ENTREAT Mike Smallman
Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

LOCUSTS Mike Smallman

PROVOKE
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

SCOURGE
A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

TEEMING Mike Smallman
Abundantly filled with especially living things; "the Third World's teeming millions"; "the teeming boulevard"

TORMENT
The act of harassing someone

8 Letters

EPIDEMIC
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

9 Letters

OVERSWARM Mike Smallman

10 Letters

BLACKDEATH Mike Smallman
The epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe

PESTILENCE
A pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; "racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"

11 Letters

ABOMINATION Mike Smallman
Hate coupled with disgust

AGGRAVATION Mike Smallman
Action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"

DESTRUCTION Mike Smallman
The termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

INFESTATION
A swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"

13 Letters

BUBONICPLAGUE Mike Smallman
The most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person

15 Letters

EPIDEMICDISEASE Mike Smallman
Any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

GLANDULARPLAGUE Mike Smallman
The most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person

PNEUMONICPLAGUE Mike Smallman
A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever

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