Crossword Clue and Answers

Today we have 20 crossword solutions for Foil which appeared recently in Irish Independent - Simple.

We have deemed Foil as a UNCOMMON crossword clue as we have not seen it regularly in many crossword publications.

The most recent answer we found for this clue is "THWART".


  • Irish Independent - Simple - Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
  • The Guardian Speedy - Sunday, 15 May 2016

Crossword Answers

4 letters

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

A fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade

5 letters

A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

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"

Treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

6 letters

Of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"


A crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

Detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"

A victim of ridicule or pranks

A thwarting and distressing situation

A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

7 letters

Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

8 letters

Anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"

9 letters

A device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"

Treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

12 letters

The quality of being clear and transparent