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

7 August 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Skirmish', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

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

We have given Skirmish 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 Skirmish as an answer itself some 52 times.

Skirmish is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 with the answer being MELEE, we also found MELEE 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 minor short-term fight
  • Engage in a skirmish


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Skirmish'.

  • smirkish

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

The act of rowing as a sport

4 Letters

A noisy fight

Making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer

5 Letters

A noisy fight in a crowd

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Cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)

Contact with something dangerous or undesirable; "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"; "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

A minor short-term fight

A noisy riotous fight

A small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used; "she jotted it on a scrap of paper"; "there was not a scrap left"


6 Letters

An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

Noisy quarrel

A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

Disorderly fighting

7 Letters

An unceremonious and disorganized struggle

9 Letters

A casual meeting with a person or thing

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