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

16 March 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 21 answers for the crossword clue 'Principal', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

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

We have given Principal 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 Principal as an answer itself some 76 times.

Principal is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Tuesday, 09 March 2021 with the answer being CHIEF, but the most popular answer for this clue is MAIN.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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

  • The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
  • (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
  • Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
  • An actor who plays a principal role
  • Most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
  • The educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
  • The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 Letters

(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"

The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"

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

The topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub

5 Letters

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

A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"

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A number that has no factor but itself and 1

6 Letters

The main part of an organ or other bodily structure

The person who distributes the playing cards in a card game

An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

7 Letters

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

Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

8 Letters

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

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

11 Letters

The educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

12 Letters

Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

15 Letters

The educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

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