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

16 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'Prime', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

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

We have given Prime 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 Prime as an answer itself some 156 times.

Prime is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 with the answer being HEYDAY, we also found HEYDAY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Prime', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Prime' and give you a hint.

  • A number that has no factor but itself and 1
  • The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
  • Fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"
  • First in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
  • Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"
  • Of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
  • The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
  • The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • Used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover"
  • Being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
  • Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

RIB
Subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

4 Letters

AONE

MAIN
A principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

PEAK
A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"

5 Letters

BLOOM
A powdery deposit on a surface

CHIEF
A person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

ELECT
An exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"

FIRST
Ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"

FLUSH
Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

PRIZE
To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

READY
Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"

6 Letters

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

CLASSA

FLOWER
Produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

GROUND
The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

HEYDAY
The period of greatest prosperity or productivity

SELECT
Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

7 Letters

BLOSSOM
Produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

CENTRAL
A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

CLASS A

PREMIER
The person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

PREPARE
Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; "prepare the discord in bar 139"

QUALITY
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

8 Letters

CARDINAL
Crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male

FOREMOST
Before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"

MERIDIAN
An imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"

9 Letters

FIRSTRATE

UNDERCOAT
Thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair

11 Letters

FUNDAMENTAL
The lowest tone of a harmonic series

PRIMEOFLIFE
The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

13 Letters

EFFLORESCENCE
A powdery deposit on a surface

PRIMEQUANTITY
A number that has no factor but itself and 1

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