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

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 51 answers for the crossword clue 'Sly', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy 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 Sly 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 Sly as an answer itself some 245 times.

Sly is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 26 November 2021 with the answer being UNDERHAND, we also found UNDERHAND to be the most popular answer for this clue.

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Definitions and usage

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  • 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"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Sly'.

  • lys

Crossword Answers

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"

FOXY
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"

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

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"

DODGY
Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

SHARP
A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

SLICK
A trowel used to make a surface slick

SNAKY
Resembling a serpent in form; "a serpentine wall"; "snaky ridges in the sand"

6 Letters

ARTFUL
Marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

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"

COVERT
A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

CRAFTY
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"

FELINE
Any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

SHIFTY
Characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"

SHREWD
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"

SNEAKY
Marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

SUBTLE
Able to make fine distinctions; "a subtle mind"

TRICKY
Having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow"

7 Letters

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

DEVIOUS
Deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"

FOXLIKE

FURTIVE
Secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"

KNAVISH
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"

KNOWING
A clear and certain mental apprehension

ROGUISH
Lacking principles or scruples; "the rascally rabble"; "the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray; "the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"

TRICKSY
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"

VULPINE
Resembling or characteristic of a fox; "vulpine cunning"

8 Letters

DEVILISH
Playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin"

GUILEFUL
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"

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"

SLIPPERY
Causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"

SNEAKING
Not openly expressed; "a sneaking suspicion"

STEALTHY
Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"

WEASELLY

9 Letters

DECEITFUL
Intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

DECEPTIVE
Designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

DESIGNING
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"

INSIDIOUS
Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"

UNDERHAND
Marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

11 Letters

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

CLANDESTINE
Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

MISCHIEVOUS
Deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"

UNDERHANDED
Marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

12 Letters

DISINGENUOUS
Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"

13 Letters

CRAZYLIKEAFOX

MACHIAVELLIAN
A follower of Machiavelli's principles

SURREPTITIOUS
Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

UNTRUSTWORTHY
Not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"

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