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

9 July 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 24 answers for the crossword clue 'Scheme', 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 Scheme 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 Scheme as an answer itself some 148 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 16 July 2021 with the answer being PLAN, we also found PLAN 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 schematic or preliminary plan
  • An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
  • An elaborate and systematic plan of action
  • A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  • Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  • A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
  • Devise a system or form a scheme for


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Scheme'.

  • smeech

Crossword Answers

3 Letters


4 Letters

An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

Scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"

A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"

A maneuver in a game or conversation

A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

5 Letters

An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"


Equipment designed to serve a specific function

6 Letters

The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

A schematic or preliminary plan

Instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"

7 Letters


Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

A schematic or preliminary plan

Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

8 Letters

Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"

Put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends


The branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

10 Letters

(law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing

11 Letters

A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

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