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

6 December 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Swindle', 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 Swindle 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 Swindle as an answer itself some 85 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Monday, 06 December 2021 with the answer being FIDDLE, but the most popular answer for this clue is CON.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
  • Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Swindle'.

  • windles

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

CON
In opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con"

GIP
Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

GYP
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

RIG
The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"

ROB
Rip off; ask an unreasonable price

4 Letters

BILK
Escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"

BURN
A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

DOIN
Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

DUPE
A person who is tricked or swindled

GULL
Mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

RAMP
Be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

ROOK
Common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow

SCAM
A fraudulent business scheme

5 Letters

BUNCO
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

BUNKO
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

CHEAT
The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"

COZEN
Cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"

EPSOM

FRAUD
Intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

MULCT
Money extracted as a penalty

TRICK
(card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner

6 Letters

CHISEL
An edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

CONJOB

DIDDLE
Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"

EUCHRE
A card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand

FIDDLE
Bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

FLEECE
A soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing

HUSTLE
A rapid active commotion

NOBBLE
Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

RIPOFF
Deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"

7 Letters

CONGAME
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

DECEIVE
Be false to; be dishonest with

DEFRAUD
Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

DOOUTOF

8 Letters

FLIMFLAM
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

9 Letters

GOLDBRICK
Anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

SHELLGAME
A swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under

VICTIMIZE
Punish unjustly

11 Letters

DOUBLECROSS
An act of betrayal; "he gave us the old double cross"; "I could no longer tolerate his impudent double-crossing"

FRAUDULENCE
The quality of being fraudulent

HORNSWOGGLE
Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

SHORTCHANGE

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