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Special

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

11 January 2021
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 19 answers for the crossword clue 'Special', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

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

We have given Special 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 Special as an answer itself some 120 times.

Special is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Monday, 20 July 2020 with the answer being PARTICULAR, but the most popular answer for this clue is OPS.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
  • A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
  • For a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
  • Added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
  • A television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
  • Surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
  • Having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
  • Unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
  • First and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
  • Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

OPS
(Roman mythology) goddess of abundance and fertility; wife of Saturn; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor

PET
A domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

4 Letters

RARE
Not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"

5 Letters

ELITE
Selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"

EXTRA
Something additional of the same kind; "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"

SUPER
A caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

6 Letters

UNIQUE
(followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality; "a species unique to Australia"

7 Letters

EFFECTS
Property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business; "she left some of her personal effects in the house"; "I watched over their effects until they returned"

LIMITED
Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York"

UNUSUAL
Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"

8 Letters

ESPECIAL
Surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"

PECULIAR
Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

10 Letters

INDIVIDUAL
A human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

PARTICULAR
(logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class

UNORDINARY

11 Letters

DISTINCTIVE
Capable of being classified

EXCEPTIONAL
Deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence; "special educational provisions for exceptional children"

13 Letters

DISTINGUISHED
Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

EXTRAORDINARY
(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; "an ambassador extraordinary"

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