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

1 June 2021
Last seen in: USA Today

We found 19 answers for the crossword clue 'Rift', the most recent of which was seen in the USA Today.

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 Rift 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 Rift as an answer itself some 107 times.

Rift is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'USA Today' on Sunday, 30 May 2021 with the answer being SCHISM, but the most popular answer for this clue is RUPTURE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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

  • A gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"
  • A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  • A narrow fissure in rock


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Rift'.

  • frit

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

4 Letters

An unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding); "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"; "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"

5 Letters

An escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"

A deep opening in the earth's surface

A short light metallic sound

The act of cracking something

The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

6 Letters

A failure to perform some promised act or obligation

A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

Division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"

7 Letters

A long narrow opening

A long narrow opening

The act of making a sudden noisy break

8 Letters

The act of cleaving or splitting

A quarrel about petty points

9 Letters

The act of severing

10 Letters

A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

Sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"

12 Letters

The feeling of being alienated from other people

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