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

29 April 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 29 answers for the crossword clue 'Shrewd', 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 Shrewd 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 Shrewd as an answer itself some 83 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 07 May 2021 with the answer being ASTUTE, we also found ASTUTE 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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  • Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
  • Used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

SLY
Marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

4 Letters

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

CAGY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CUTE
Obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"

KEEN
A funeral lament sung with loud wailing

WILY
Marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

5 Letters

ACUTE
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

CAGEY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CANNY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

RIPUP
Tear into shreds

SAVVY
The cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

SHARP
Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

SLICK
A trowel used to make a surface slick

SMART
Be the source of pain

6 Letters

ASTUTE
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

CLEVER
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

7 Letters

CUNNING
Showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

POLITIC
Marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"

8 Letters

ALLTHERE

SCHEMING
Concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"

9 Letters

CONNIVING
Acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

SAGACIOUS
Skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"

10 Letters

DISCERNING
Unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"

HARDHEADED
Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

INSIGHTFUL
Exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception; "an insightful parent"; "the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

11 Letters

CALCULATING
Used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

CALCULATIVE
Used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

PENETRATING
Tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"

13 Letters

PERSPICACIOUS
Mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"

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