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

25 November 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 23 answers for the crossword clue 'Speck', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

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

We have given Speck 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 Speck as an answer itself some 57 times.

Speck is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Saturday, 20 November 2021 with the answer being DOT, we also found DOT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Speck', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Speck' and give you a hint.

  • A very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
  • A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • Produce specks in or on; "speck the cloth"
  • (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

A light touch or stroke

Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

4 Letters

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

The 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

Any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

5 Letters

A small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"

The smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"


Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

A pale or subdued color

The act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

A drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

7 Letters

A tiny or scarcely detectable amount

A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

8 Letters

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

A function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

A very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"

9 Letters

Either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets

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