Crossword Clue and Answers

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This clue in was most recently seen in the wild in The Sun Cryptic.

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  • The Sun Cryptic - Saturday, 3 Jul 2021
  • The Guardian Quick - Thursday, 25 Mar 2021
  • USA Today - Sunday, 21 Mar 2021
  • The Guardian Quick - Friday, 28 Feb 2020
  • The Guardian Quick - Monday, 4 Mar 2019

Crossword Answers

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Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"

Take off weight

6 letters

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FLIMSY Surinder Sobti

Deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

A deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Able to absorb fluids; "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"

Short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

Deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

Marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"

Contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

Not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"

Lacking in nutritive value; "the jejune diets of the very poor"

Contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

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Lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"


(informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

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Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"

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Assets that are saleable though not material or physical

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An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds

13 letters

Lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"


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