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Crossword Abbreviations

List of 1462 crossword abbreviations that help solve cryptic crosswords. Crosswords often contain clues that use abbreviations(shortened forms of words or phrases) which will give you the whole answer or a part of it. This reference list is ordered alphabetically by the most common cryptic clue words.

Cryptic abbreviations from A to Z

Clues starting with A

  • A: i
  • An: a, i
  • As: qua, s
  • Ay: a, i
  • Ars: rr
  • Aye: a, i
  • Age: eon
  • Ays: as, is
  • Ace: a, ai
  • Are: a, r
  • Act: do
  • Ane: a, i
  • Aged: ae, aet
  • Away: out
  • Argy: rg
  • Alan: al
  • Azed: az
  • Ayes: as, is
  • Arty: rt
  • Ante: a
  • Acre: a
  • Alto: a
  • Army: ta
  • Award: ch, obe, om
  • Allow: let
  • Angle: l
  • Anger: ire
  • Actor: ham, tree
  • Agent: g, rep, spy, v
  • Alien: et
  • Again: bis, re
  • About: c, ca, on, re
  • Aught: o
  • Aleph: a
  • Alloy: y
  • Alpha: a
  • Always: ay, aye, eer, ere
  • Archer: tell
  • Answer: a, ans
  • Atomic: a
  • Across: x
  • Approx: c, ca, some
  • Around: c, o
  • Airman: po
  • Active: a
  • Appeal: sos
  • Albert: al
  • Alaska: alas
  • Acting: on
  • Arrive: ar, arr
  • Ampere: a
  • Artist: ara, etty, lely, pra, ra
  • Author: pen
  • Attempt: try
  • Academy: ra, rada
  • Allowed: let
  • Against: con, v
  • Article: the
  • Account: ac, acc
  • Albania: al
  • Alabama: al, ala
  • Average: ave, aver
  • Actuary: aia, fia
  • Airline: ba, bac, bea
  • Austria: a
  • America: am, us, usa
  • Arrival: ar, arr
  • Articles: a
  • Angstrom: a
  • Accepted: a
  • Approval: ok
  • Advanced: a, lent
  • Academic: ma, prof
  • Aeroplane: mig
  • Aluminium: al
  • Anarchist: red
  • Agreement: ay, aye, yea
  • Artillery: ra
  • Australia: aus
  • Associate: a
  • Admitting: am, iam, im
  • Afternoon: a, iam, pm
  • Accountant: ac, aca, ca
  • Archbishop: cantuar, ebor, laud
  • Appearance: air
  • Apprentice: l
  • Archdeacon: ven
  • Abstaining: tt
  • Arithmetic: r
  • Acceptable: ok, u
  • Ambassador: he
  • Application: use
  • Able seaman: ab, sailor, salt, tar
  • Academician: a, ara, pra, ra
  • Art nouveau: rat, tar
  • Anaesthetic: number
  • Anglo-Saxon: as
  • Alternative: or
  • Ancient city: troy, ur
  • Aircraftsman: ac, lac
  • Alternatively: or
  • Advertisement: ad
  • Approximately: c, ca, some
  • Autobiography: cv
  • Authorisation: ok
  • American soldier: gi, joe
  • Articles in French: la, le

Clues starting with B

  • By: per
  • Bar: t, z
  • Bee: b
  • Bel: b
  • Big: os
  • Bob: s
  • Boy: b
  • Bed: cot
  • Bit: ort
  • Bees: bb, bs
  • Body: x
  • Brig: br
  • Boat: e, q, u
  • Beta: b
  • Beth: b
  • Blob: o
  • Ball: o
  • Book: bk, lib, nt, ot, tome, vol
  • Beat: lam, tan
  • Born: b, n, nat, ne, nee
  • Bone: os, t
  • Bull: ox
  • Bark: tan, woof
  • Bill: ac, acc
  • Beer: ale
  • Busy: tec
  • Blue: sad
  • Bend: s, u, z
  • Bach: b
  • Bird: prison, tit
  • Bass: b
  • Beard: awn
  • Baron: b, bn
  • Brown: tan
  • Bears: has
  • Badly: ill
  • Bound: bd
  • Beady: bd
  • Books: bb, nt, ot
  • Boron: b
  • Butler: rab
  • Bender: knee
  • Butter: ram
  • Bikini: atoll
  • Banker: river
  • Bowler: drake
  • Beware: kv
  • Before: a, an, ere
  • Barium: ba
  • Bowled: b
  • Bloody: b, red
  • Bishop: b, bp, odo, rr
  • Bedbug: b
  • Brahms: b
  • Barrel: b
  • Brakes: abs
  • Buzzer: bee
  • Bridge: br
  • Branch: br
  • Barrels: b
  • Belgium: b
  • Bandage: t
  • Britain: b, br
  • British: b, br
  • Blunder: err
  • Barrier: dam
  • Batting: in
  • Breadth: b
  • Bargain: go
  • Brother: br, bro
  • Bluetit: nun
  • Bloomer: flower
  • Bachelor: b, ba
  • Boasting: am, iam, im
  • Business: ado, biz, co, firm
  • Beginning: alpha
  • Bookmaker: amos, job
  • Beethoven: b
  • Barbarian: hun
  • Brazilian: para
  • Blockbuster: sculptor
  • Blood group: a, b, o
  • Before Christ: ac, bc
  • Bridge players: e, n, s, w
  • Bridge partners: ew, ns
  • Bridge opponents: ne, nw, se, sw

Clues starting with C

  • Can: able, may, tin
  • Cue: q
  • Cat: mog, rex, tom
  • Cow: lower
  • Car: mini, rr
  • Chi: x
  • Che: i
  • Cuba: c
  • Cape: c
  • Cook: do
  • Cavy: kv
  • Cedi: c
  • Cent: c, ct
  • Cove: man
  • Club: c
  • Cold: c
  • Cave: kv
  • Clef: f, g
  • City: ec, ely
  • Corn: rip
  • Cart: t
  • Copy: ape
  • Cash: tin
  • Card: ace
  • Celt: p, q
  • Cheat: do
  • Class: cl
  • Cross: t, tau, x
  • Cagey: kg
  • Cases: ca
  • Crown: cr
  • Court: ct
  • China: ch, ming
  • Chief: ch, cid
  • Child: brat, ch
  • Carat: car, ct
  • Cutie: qt
  • Caput: c
  • Cloth: rep, t
  • Close: nie
  • Craft: art
  • Clear: rid
  • Curve: arc
  • Circa: c
  • Curse: ban
  • Cavity: o
  • Castle: oo, r
  • Copper: cu, d, p, pc
  • Circle: disc, o, ring
  • Caught: c, ct
  • Cipher: o
  • Custom: use
  • Cheers: ta
  • Credit: cr
  • Cattle: kine, neat
  • Corner: l
  • Cobalt: co
  • County: avon, co, down, som
  • Chewed: bit
  • Cloudy: c
  • Capone: al
  • Censor: cato, edit
  • Cleric: bd, dd
  • Carbon: c
  • Clause: cl
  • Coulomb: c
  • Cedilla: z
  • Cayenne: kn
  • College: c, eton, poly
  • Celsius: c
  • Chapter: c, cap, ch
  • Circuit: o
  • Correct: ok
  • Chemist: mps
  • Centime: c, ct
  • Century: c
  • Counter: geiger, gm
  • Company: co, firm, two
  • Current: ac, dc
  • Capture: net
  • Captain: cid, old man
  • Crossed: t
  • Certain: sure
  • Capital: ai
  • Cunning: art
  • Calcium: ca
  • Charles: c
  • Cornwall: sw
  • Children: seed
  • Champion: ace, ch
  • Chemical: nitre
  • Chlorine: cl
  • Colombia: co
  • Citation: cit
  • Constant: k
  • Commotion: todo
  • Companion: ch
  • Childless: sp
  • Commander: cinc, co, com, oc
  • Contralto: c
  • Continent: asia, eur
  • Condition: if
  • Cherished: pet
  • Copyright: c
  • Concerning: re
  • Chromosome: x, y
  • California: cal
  • Completely: all
  • Cakesville: eccles
  • Centigrade: c
  • Collection: ans
  • Contrivance: art
  • Conspirator: cade, oates
  • Connecticut: ct
  • Corporation: tum
  • Contemporary: ad
  • Czechoslovakia: cs
  • Chinese dynasty: han, ming

Clues starting with D

  • Dee: d
  • Day: d, v
  • Dry: sec, tt
  • Dog: cur, mutt, tail
  • Dram: dr
  • Days: dd
  • Deci: d
  • Duke: d, fist
  • Date: d
  • Deep: main, sea
  • Dawn: nus
  • Dial: o
  • Disc: o
  • Drag: d
  • Duck: o
  • Draw: x
  • Doll: qp
  • Decay: rot
  • Doubt: um
  • Ditto: do
  • Delta: d
  • Devon: sw
  • Daisy: cow
  • Ditch: haha
  • Daily: char, times
  • Dance: pas
  • Desert: rat
  • Drawer: dr
  • Debtor: dr
  • Decree: act
  • Dollar: s
  • Double: bi, di
  • Doctor: bm, dd, dr, gp, mb, md, mo, who
  • Delete: d
  • Divine: dd
  • Degree: ba, d, deg, ma
  • Donkey: ass, ned
  • Denmark: dk
  • Display: air
  • Density: d
  • Diamond: d, ice, rock
  • Dessert: fool
  • Deutsch: d
  • Drinking: on
  • Deserter: rat
  • Deserted: d
  • Director: d
  • Drawback: ward
  • Diplomat: cd
  • Democrat: d
  • Doctrine: ism
  • Diameter: d
  • Designer: dior
  • Daughter: d
  • Diamonds: ice
  • Doughboy: gi
  • Detective: det, tec
  • Deuterium: d
  • Direction: e, n, s, w
  • Directors: board
  • Decimally: intens
  • Dressmaker: satin, silk
  • Detectives: cid, yard
  • Difficulty: ado, er
  • Disadvantage: ward
  • Decentralise: core
  • Dear in French: cher, chere

Clues starting with E

  • Ex: x
  • El: l
  • Em: m
  • Es: s
  • En: n
  • Els: ll, ls
  • Eta: e
  • Eec: twelve
  • Ess: s
  • Egg: o
  • Eye: i
  • Ens: nn, ns
  • Ems: mm, ms
  • Ell: l
  • Err: sin
  • Ewe: u
  • Era: ad
  • Exe: x
  • Ever: ay, aye, eer, er
  • Eyes: ii, is
  • Ewes: us, uu
  • Ease: ee, es
  • Ergo: so
  • Each: ea
  • Ells: ll, ls
  • East: e
  • Evil: sin
  • Envy: nv
  • Exist: be
  • Excel: xl
  • Empty: o
  • Earth: e, ge
  • Essay: sa, try
  • Essex: sx
  • Eight: e
  • Egypt: et
  • Essen: sn
  • Effect: a
  • Eighty: r
  • Employ: use
  • Exists: iss
  • Exotic: et
  • Energy: go
  • Eleven: ii, o, xi
  • Edward: e, ed, ted
  • Expert: able, ace, dab, pro
  • Editor: ed
  • Eyesore: stye
  • Excited: up
  • English: e, eng
  • England: e, eng, uk
  • Eastern: e
  • Epsilon: e
  • Ecuador: ec
  • Epistle: ep
  • Elected: in
  • Ecstatic: sent
  • Engineer: re
  • Economist: mill, smith
  • Everybody: all
  • Elizabeth: e
  • Extremity: toe
  • Explosive: he, tnt
  • Enclosure: pen
  • Engineers: ce, re, reme
  • Encourage: egg
  • Excellency: he
  • Everything: all
  • Employment: use
  • Examination: a, o, oral, test
  • Extraterrestrial: et

Clues starting with F

  • For: pro
  • Fox: tod
  • Foot: f, ft
  • Fish: cod, eel, gar, id, ide, ling
  • Four: d, iv
  • Five: e, v
  • From: ex
  • Fine: f, ok, scot
  • Feet: ft
  • Firm: co, fast
  • Fool: ass
  • Fuss: ado
  • Film: a, et, u, x
  • Free: rid
  • Fifty: a, l
  • Forte: f
  • Farad: f
  • Force: f, vis
  • Franc: fr
  • Filly: f
  • Fleet: rn
  • First: ist
  • Friar: tuck
  • Field: lea, ley
  • Folio: f, fo, fol
  • Forty: f
  • Folios: ff
  • French: fr
  • Forced: fz
  • Feller: ko
  • Flower: lis, river, rose
  • Fliers: raf
  • Fabric: net
  • France: f
  • Female: f, hen, her, she
  • Fathom: f
  • Friday: f, man
  • Fellow: don, f, gent, man
  • Former: ex
  • Father: dad, fr, pa, pop, time
  • Florida: fla
  • Flowers: lei
  • Fashion: rage, ton
  • Fighter: gi, man
  • Footnote: ps
  • Farewell: vale
  • Favoured: in
  • Fighters: uff
  • Fast car: gt, rod
  • Feminine: f
  • Farthing: f, q
  • Fragment: fr, ort
  • Fluorine: f
  • Football: fa, ru
  • Favourite: pet
  • Following: f
  • Frequency: f
  • Final word: amen, omega
  • Fertiliser: nitre
  • Followings: ff
  • Fortissimo: ff
  • French man: m, rene
  • Frequently: fr
  • Fahrenheit: f
  • Flourished: fl
  • French king: roi, sm
  • First class: a, ai
  • For example: eg, vg
  • Fashionable: in
  • Five hundred: a, d, q
  • French queen: reine, sm
  • First person: adam, i, me
  • Final letter: omega, z
  • First letter: a, alpha
  • Four hundred: g, p
  • Five thousand: a, e
  • Final message: obit, rip
  • First character: a, adam

Clues starting with G

  • Gee: g
  • Gas: cl, co, f, h, he, n, ne, o
  • Gym: pe
  • Gift: gab
  • Good: a, ai, pi
  • Game: nim
  • Girl: g, gal
  • Gold: au, bull, or
  • Gram: g
  • Gulf: g, o
  • Gamut: g
  • Gamma: g
  • Grand: g
  • Gauss: g
  • Greek: gr
  • Gypsy: chal, rom
  • Grain: gr
  • Group: set
  • Globe: o
  • Gunner: ra
  • Gotham: ny
  • Greece: gr
  • Genius: id
  • Gunmen: grs, ra
  • Grouse: gr
  • Guinea: g, gu
  • Gramme: g, gr
  • Garden: eden, plot
  • George: g, gr
  • Gaelic: erse, gael
  • Gravity: g
  • Goddess: ate, athena, hebe, isis
  • Gallery: tate
  • Gunners: ra
  • Goodbye: tata, vale
  • Germany: d, de, g
  • Georgia: ga
  • Grammar: gr
  • Genesis: gen
  • General: gen, goc, grant, lee
  • Graduate: ba, ma
  • Gangster: al
  • Greeting: ave, hi
  • Graphite: kish
  • Good man: dean, st
  • Governor: he
  • Gentleman: sir
  • Guerrilla: che
  • Gradually: eric
  • Good book: nt, ot
  • Generation: era
  • Greek letter: alpha, beta, chi, eta, iota, lambda, mu, nu, omega, phi, pi
  • Greek character: mu, nu, pi

Clues starting with H

  • Hot: h
  • His: s
  • Has: s
  • Hard: h
  • Heat: j
  • Half: demi, hf, semi
  • Hill: mt, tor
  • Head: ness, pate, ras
  • Hoop: o
  • Hail: ave
  • Hand: ab, h, l, man, r
  • Hush: sh, st
  • Hour: h, hr
  • Horse: arab, barb, cob, gee, gg, h, nag
  • Hedge: haw
  • Henry: h
  • Heart: h
  • House: co, cot, h, ho, semi
  • Hello: hi
  • Honey: mel
  • Heath: ted
  • Hymns: am
  • Helium: he
  • Hunter: orion
  • Hollow: o
  • Honour: ch, obe, om
  • Healer: dr
  • Height: h
  • Husband: h, man
  • Hundred: c, ic, ton
  • Heather: ling
  • Hydrant: h
  • Hungary: h
  • Hundreds: cs, d
  • Hydrogen: h
  • Hospital: h
  • Half day: am, pm
  • Hindrance: let
  • Holy Writ: nt, ot
  • Horse race: derby, national, oaks
  • High class: a, ai, u
  • Humberside: ne
  • Hesitation: er, um, ur
  • Hairdresser: comb
  • Handwriting: ms
  • Housekeeper: lar
  • Half minute: min, mo, ute
  • Hebrew letter: aleph, beth, lamed, resh, teth, vau
  • Hundred thousand: c, lac

Clues starting with I

  • I: a, an, ane, ay, aye, eye
  • It: a, sa
  • If: an
  • Is: s
  • Ivy: iv
  • Inn: bar
  • Iowa: ia
  • I am: am, iam, im
  • Iron: fe
  • Iran: ir
  • Iota: i
  • I say: aye, eye
  • India: ind
  • Issue: son
  • Italy: i
  • Iodine: i
  • Izzard: z
  • Island: ait, eyot, i, inch, iom, is, man
  • Indeed: deed
  • Italian: it
  • Iceland: is
  • Ireland: irl
  • Illness: flu
  • Integers: z
  • Instinct: id
  • Illinois: ill
  • Inventor: edison
  • Informer: grass, nose
  • Intended: ment
  • Inferior: b
  • Infantry: foot
  • Individual: i
  • Invariably: eer
  • Inductance: l
  • Information: gen
  • Illegal army: eta, ira, plo
  • Individuality: ka
  • International: cap, un
  • Identification: id
  • Indefinite number: n, no

Clues starting with J

  • Jay: j
  • Jack: j
  • Joule: j
  • Jelly: gel
  • Japan: j
  • Jolly: rm
  • Judge: j
  • Justice: j
  • Jamaica: ja
  • Junction: t
  • Journalist: ed

Clues starting with K

  • Kay: k
  • King: cr, er, gr, hm, k, lear, r
  • Knew: wist
  • Kelt: p, q
  • Kiss: x
  • Kale: kl
  • Kilo: k
  • Kappa: k
  • Knave: j
  • Koppa: q
  • Knight: k, kt, n, sir
  • Kelvin: k
  • Kewpie: qp
  • Koechel: k, kv
  • Krypton: kr
  • Kentucky: ky
  • Kilometre: km
  • King in French: roi, sm

Clues starting with L

  • Lot: c, d, m
  • Low: moo
  • Leg: on
  • Loch: ness
  • Lira: l
  • Look: lo, see, v, vide
  • Lire: l
  • Loud: f
  • Long: l
  • Lake: erie, l, loch
  • Lady: dame, eve, she
  • Love: nil, o
  • Line: i, l, row, ry
  • Limb: arm, leg
  • Like: as
  • Left: l, port
  • Live: be, l
  • Loop: o
  • Lead: pb
  • Late: ex
  • Lines: br, rly, ry
  • Litre: l
  • Lumen: l
  • Libya: lar
  • Light: very
  • Leave: part
  • Liner: ss
  • Label: tab, tag
  • Large: l
  • Lower: cow
  • Layer: e, hen
  • Laugh: ha, haha, hehe
  • Local: inn, ph, pub
  • Level: a, y
  • Loaded: lit
  • Lawyer: bl, da
  • Little: wee
  • Length: ell, l
  • Looker: eye
  • Lawman: bl, da, earp
  • Labour: l, lab
  • Legate: he
  • Leaves: tea
  • Lambda: l
  • League: l
  • Leading: noi
  • Lambert: l
  • Lawyers: bar
  • Learner: l
  • Lettuce: cos
  • Leftist: red
  • Lincoln: abe
  • Largesse: s
  • Landline: br, rly, ry
  • Lawrence: te
  • Lawgiver: moses
  • Listener: ear
  • Learning: l
  • Latitude: l
  • Last word: amen, obit, rip
  • Lunchtime: i, one
  • Louisiana: la
  • Left hand: lh, vo
  • Luminance: l
  • Licentiate: l
  • Luxembourg: l
  • Little way: rd, ry, st
  • Laboratory: lab
  • Lieutenant: lt
  • Last month: dec, ult
  • Last letter: omega, z
  • Little horse: gee, gg, nag, ned
  • Large amount: lot, ton

Clues starting with M

  • Mu: m
  • Man: bo, g, iom, isle, m, vir
  • Men: or
  • Male: he, him, m
  • Moon: m
  • Mile: m
  • Mare: m
  • Main: deep, sea
  • Mark: d, dm, m
  • Many: c
  • Mass: m
  • Moth: y
  • Mole: pier, spy
  • Money: brass, cent, l, m, tin
  • Match: test
  • Metre: m
  • Malta: m
  • Meter: m
  • Month: m, mo, r
  • Minor: wee
  • Medal: mc, mm, td
  • Meant: ment
  • Master: m, ma
  • Months: mos
  • Mister: mr
  • Medium: m
  • Monday: m, mon
  • Manage: run
  • Miners: num
  • Memory: ram, rom
  • Mother: dam, ma, mam, mum
  • Mature: age
  • Midday: a, m, n
  • Marine: jolly, rm
  • Maiden: io, m, over
  • Member: arm, leg, m, mp, toe
  • Mountie: mp
  • Managed: ran
  • Meeting: agm
  • Marshal: ney
  • Morning: am
  • Measure: el, ell, em, en, ft, m, y, yd
  • Mounted: up
  • Monarch: er, k, r
  • Married: m
  • Mayfair: wi
  • Modulus: m
  • Mercury: hg
  • Missiles: ammo
  • Monsieur: m
  • Mounties: mp
  • Mischief: ate
  • Missouri: mo
  • Mailboat: rms
  • Midnight: g
  • Motorway: m, mi
  • Mountain: alp, mt, tor
  • Main road: ai, mi
  • Masculine: m
  • Magnesium: mg
  • Manuscript: ms
  • Mouthpiece: lips
  • Management: admin
  • Mountaineer: sherpa
  • Misanthrope: timon
  • Mississippi: miss
  • Manuscripts: mss
  • Massachusetts: mass
  • Maths function: log, sine, tan

Clues starting with N

  • Nu: n
  • No: o
  • Nil: o
  • Not: ne
  • New: n
  • Now: ad, anon
  • Navy: rn
  • Nine: ix
  • Noun: n
  • Neon: ne
  • Noon: m, n
  • Note: do, doh, fa, fah, la, lah, me, mi, n, nb, re, si, so, soh, sol, te, ti, tic, ut
  • Name: n
  • Neck: col, v
  • Neat: cattle, cow, kine, ox
  • Near: nie
  • Neper: n
  • Noisy: f
  • North: n
  • Named: dit
  • Notch: v
  • Nurse: sen, srn, vad
  • Novel: she
  • Nickel: ni
  • Naught: o
  • Nought: o
  • Namely: sc
  • Number: d, ether, n, no, pin
  • Newton: n
  • Native: abo
  • Notice: ad, d
  • Novice: l
  • Norway: n
  • Ninety: n, q, xc
  • Neuter: n
  • Network: rete
  • Not out: in, no
  • Nothing: nil, o
  • Neutral: n
  • No good: ng, us
  • Northern: n
  • Neckline: v
  • Nitrogen: n
  • Nowadays: ad
  • National: n
  • Nobleman: don
  • New York: gotham, ny
  • Newspaper: ft, sun
  • Neat sound: lowing, moo
  • North-west: nw
  • Number one: adam, i, me, noi
  • North-east: ne
  • Nationalist: n
  • Nationalists: sdp
  • No in Scottish: na, nae
  • Not in Scottish: na, nae
  • Ninety thousand: n, q

Clues starting with O

  • Ox: kine, neat
  • On: leg
  • Oh: o
  • Orb: o
  • Owe: o
  • One: ace, ane, i, j, un
  • Ohs: oo, os
  • Okay: ok
  • Over: re, supra
  • Ohio: o
  • Ogee: og
  • Opus: op
  • Odds: sp
  • Owes: oo, os
  • Ought: o
  • Ounce: oz
  • Omega: z
  • Order: ch, obe, om, po
  • Organ: ear
  • Opener: key
  • Office: den, loo
  • Orient: e
  • Outlaw: ban
  • Oxygen: o
  • Old man: dad, pa, pop
  • Officer: co, lt
  • Omicron: o
  • Opening: o
  • Outsize: os
  • Old city: troy, ur
  • Opposing: v
  • Objector: co
  • Opposite: op
  • Old king: cole, lud, offa
  • Oriental: e, ine
  • Offensive: tet
  • Orchestra: lso
  • One pound: al, alb, il, ilb, l, lb
  • Operation: op
  • Operating: on
  • One member: amp, imp
  • Old injury: teen, tene
  • Old fiddle: gu, gue
  • Old railway: lner, sr
  • Old shilling: bob, s
  • Of the (French): dela, des, du

Clues starting with P

  • Put: set
  • Per: a
  • Peg: p, t, tee
  • Pea: p
  • Pen: j
  • Pees: pp, ps
  • Peas: pp, ps
  • Park: p
  • Pure: net
  • Peru: pe
  • Pawn: p
  • Pint: p, pt
  • Pair: pr
  • Page: p
  • Posh: u
  • Pole: np, po, rod, sp
  • Pass: col
  • Part: pt
  • Puff: ad
  • Port: aden, l, rio
  • Poet: ae
  • Peak: alp
  • Pupil: l
  • Pedal: p
  • Piano: p
  • Pound: ezra, l, lam, lb
  • Point: e, head, n, ness, pt, s, tor, w
  • Pluto: dis
  • Penny: d, p
  • Plate: t
  • Pilot: ace, george
  • Paper: a, b, ms
  • Price: pr
  • Pages: pp
  • Peavy: pv
  • Piece: bit, man, pawn
  • Power: p, vis
  • Party: con, do, lab, lib, tory
  • Poise: p
  • Panama: pa
  • Prince: p, pr, ras
  • Pellet: o
  • Poland: pl
  • Papers: mss
  • Prison: bird, can, cooler, hock, jug, nick, pen, quad, stir
  • People: men, nation, race
  • Police: cid, force, met
  • Permit: let
  • Priest: eli, pr, rev
  • Private: gi
  • Primate: ape
  • Prophet: eli
  • Painter: ara, ney, pra, ra
  • Prevent: bar
  • Parking: p
  • Playing: in, on
  • Paragon: s, saint, st
  • Provided: if
  • Practise: use
  • Practice: use
  • Princess: anne, di, ida, ina, regan
  • Paradise: eden
  • Painting: art
  • Particle: x
  • Portugal: p
  • Platinum: pt
  • Primitive: ur
  • Palladium: po
  • Policeman: mp, pc
  • Promotion: ad
  • President: chair, p, pr, pres
  • Permitted: let
  • Potassium: k
  • Providing: if
  • Prominence: tor
  • Politician: con, lab, lib, mp, tory
  • Performing: on
  • Poor horse: rosinante, tit
  • Participle: p
  • Postscript: ps
  • Pianissimo: pp
  • Prohibition: ban
  • Peacemakers: acas
  • Performance: act
  • Pretty girl: cutie, dish
  • Partnership: ew, ns, sn, we
  • Philosopher: bacon, plato
  • Phosphorous: p
  • Peacekeepers: un
  • Part of Bible: nt, ot
  • Priest in French: abbe, cure
  • Play in Japanese: no, noh
  • Preservationists: nt

Clues starting with Q

  • QE: er
  • Queen: bess, er, hm, mab, q, qu, r
  • Query: q
  • Quart: qt, qu
  • Quiet: mum, p, qt, sh
  • Queue: cue, q
  • Quebec: q
  • Quarter: e, n, ne, nw, s, se, sw, w
  • Quality: q
  • Quintal: q
  • Question: q
  • Queensland: q

Clues starting with R

  • Run: r
  • Ray: x
  • Row: ado, tier
  • Rho: r
  • Rex: r
  • Rail: ry, t
  • Roof: m
  • Rate: mph
  • Race: nation, tt
  • Rare: r
  • Rain: r
  • Rand: r
  • Rage: ire
  • Ring: disc, o
  • Rook: r
  • Road: a, ave, r, rd, st
  • Royal: r
  • Right: r, rt
  • Rugby: ru
  • Romeo: r
  • River: aire, alph, cam, dee, exe, fal, isis, ouse, po, r, tay, tees, ure
  • Roman: vir
  • Round: o
  • Ready: go, set
  • Rating: ab
  • Rector: r
  • Runner: river
  • Radius: r
  • Rubber: ule
  • Regina: r
  • Riding: up
  • Romans: pr, rom
  • Rabbit: brer
  • Record: cd, disc, entry, ep, log, lp
  • Recipe: r, rec
  • Running: admin
  • Romania: r
  • Retreat: den
  • Reading: r
  • Railway: br, l, rly, ry
  • Rubbish: rot, tat
  • Roughly: c, ca
  • Reaumur: r
  • Refusal: no
  • Reserves: ta
  • Relative: rel
  • Relation: sib
  • Railways: br
  • Reported: dit
  • Restrain: dam
  • Religious: pi
  • Resistance: r
  • Right hand: rh, ro
  • Rowing boat: eight, four
  • Relationship: pi
  • Revolutionary: che, red
  • Representative: mp

Clues starting with S

  • So: ergo
  • See: c, ely, lo, v, vid, vide
  • Sun: ra, s
  • Son: s
  • Spy: agent
  • Six: vi
  • Sum: add
  • Sea: c, deep, main
  • Sin: err
  • Sons: s
  • Side: l, r, s, xi, xv
  • Sign: v
  • Seas: cc, cs
  • Ship: ss
  • Scot: ian, jock, mac, mon
  • Said: idem
  • Stop: colon, pt
  • Suit: g
  • Seer: eye, optic
  • Same: do, id
  • Save: bar
  • Snow: s
  • Scab: rat
  • Song: air, aria, lay
  • Soak: ret
  • Step: pas
  • Salt: ab, jack, tar
  • Soft: b, p, pp
  • Small: s, tiny, wee
  • Saint: s, st
  • Seven: s, z
  • Spain: e
  • Stone: st
  • Space: s
  • Shark: nurse
  • Sheep: ram
  • Sofly: pp
  • South: s
  • Speed: mph, rate
  • Spade: s
  • Sling: ign, ing
  • Study: con, den
  • Spies: cia
  • Spasm: tic
  • Seedy: cd
  • Snake: asp, boa
  • Sloth: ai
  • Skill: art
  • Shirt: t
  • Senior: sr
  • Saints: ss, sts
  • Seaman: ab, jack, tar
  • Silver: ag
  • Solver: you
  • Summer: bst
  • Sodium: na
  • Shares: scrip
  • Stokes: s, st
  • Square: s, t
  • Sapper: re
  • Softly: p
  • Source: parent
  • Spring: c, spa
  • Simple: herb
  • Sister: s, sis
  • School: eton
  • String: a, d, e, g
  • Sailor: ab, jack, os, tar
  • Strong: f
  • Scorer: composer
  • Second: b, mo, s, sec
  • Street: st
  • Sweden: s
  • Single: i
  • Sabbath: s
  • Surgeon: vet
  • Society: s
  • Service: ace, let, mass, raf, rm, rn
  • Sappers: re
  • Snoring: zz
  • Sailors: rn
  • Soprano: s, sop
  • Siemens: s
  • Soldier: ant, gi, man, ney
  • Scruple: scr
  • Swindle: con
  • Stumped: st
  • Strings: a, d, g
  • Swimmer: cod, eel, ling
  • Stunner: ko
  • Student: l
  • Settled: lit
  • Species: sp
  • Sun-god: sol
  • Silicon: si
  • Scholar: ba, ma
  • Support: bra, leg
  • Spangle: o
  • Success: go
  • Sulphur: s
  • Smuggle: run
  • Silence: mum, sh, st, tace
  • Southern: s
  • Sixpence: vid, vip
  • Stand-in: sub
  • Superior: u, up
  • Shilling: s
  • Scotsman: ian, jock, mac, mon
  • Soldiers: impi, men, or, ra, re, sas, ta
  • Students: nus
  • Skipping: omitting
  • Speakers: lips
  • Standard: par
  • Smuggled: ran
  • Sergeant: nco, sgt
  • Salesman: rep
  • Saturday: s, sat
  • Steamship: ss
  • Show-ring: manifesto
  • Spymaster: m
  • Subaltern: lt
  • Secretary: temp
  • Screecher: swift
  • Spectator: eye
  • Sovereign: l
  • Schmieder: s
  • Sandhurst: rma
  • Succeeded: s
  • Socialist: red
  • South-east: se
  • Six-footer: ant, bee, insect
  • South-west: sw
  • Substitute: sub
  • Sports car: gt, rod
  • Submariner: nemo
  • Short time: mo, sec, t
  • Speculator: bear, stag
  • Scriptures: nt, ot
  • Spectacles: oo
  • Sweetheart: jo
  • Switzerland: ch
  • Small square: em, m
  • Small weight: ct, gr, oz, wt
  • Soviet Union: su, ussr
  • Specifically: as, sc
  • Social worker: ant, bee
  • Small measure: cc, el, em, en
  • Strikebreaker: rat
  • Self-confessed: am, iam, im
  • Seven thousand: s, z
  • Self-contained: sc

Clues starting with T

  • Te: t
  • Tar: ab
  • Ton: t
  • Tea: cha, t
  • The: t, ye
  • Tau: t
  • Tin: sn
  • Tax: scot, vat
  • Tee: peg, t
  • Ten: io, x
  • Tap: c, h
  • Tot: add
  • Two: bi, bis, ii, pr
  • Them: em
  • Turn: u
  • Team: side, xi, xv
  • Thus: sic, so
  • Teas: ts, tt
  • Take: rec
  • Tree: actor, ash, fir, yew
  • Text: ms
  • Test: mot, oral
  • Time: age, eon, mo, sec, t
  • Tune: air
  • That: yt
  • Troy: t
  • Tyro: l
  • Tees: ts, tt
  • Trap: u
  • Tube: u
  • Twice: bis
  • Track: y
  • Tesla: t
  • Tenor: t
  • Three: ter, tri
  • Tonne: t
  • Tribe: dan, gad
  • Tales: ana
  • Times: by, x
  • Trick: con
  • Today: ad
  • Thrice: ter, tri
  • Triple: ter, tri
  • Thanks: ta
  • Troops: re
  • Trains: br
  • Teepee: tp
  • Trendy: in
  • Turkey: tr
  • Tanner: vid, vip
  • Theory: ism
  • Twenty: k
  • Tinker: sly
  • Tuesday: t
  • Tritium: t
  • That is: ie, sc
  • Through: per
  • Trouble: ado, ail
  • Trainee: l
  • Terriers: ta
  • Teetotal: tt
  • Tungsten: w
  • Teachers: nut
  • Touching: re
  • Tyneside: ne
  • Thousand: g, g, k, m, x
  • Training: pe, pt
  • Thailand: t
  • Tanzania: eat
  • The thing: it, play
  • Tradesmen: tu
  • Thank you: ta, tt
  • Traveller: rep, rom
  • Twitching: tic
  • Telepathy: esp
  • Therefore: so
  • Transport: br, bus, cab, car, cart, rly, ry, tram
  • Terrorists: eta, ira, plo, provos
  • Theologian: bd, dd
  • Translation: tr
  • Transaction: tr
  • Two hundred: cc, h
  • Torpedo boat: mtb, tb
  • The in French: la, le
  • The in German: das, der, die
  • Thoroughfare: st
  • Territorials: ta
  • The in Italian: il, la
  • Transatlantic: us
  • The in Spanish: el, la
  • This in French: ce, cet
  • Traffic signal: go, stop
  • To the (French): ala, au, aux

Clues starting with U

  • Un: a, an, i
  • Us: s
  • Use: us, uu
  • Unit: a, i
  • Utah: u
  • Used: sh
  • Uncle: eme, pawnbroker, sam
  • Union: u
  • Uppish: u
  • U-boat: sub
  • Unwell: ill
  • Unpaid: hon
  • Ulster: ni
  • Upright: i, pi
  • Uruguay: u, uru
  • Unknown: x, y, z
  • Upsilon: u
  • Uranium: u
  • Useless: us
  • Unionist: u
  • Universal: u
  • Undivided: one
  • University: u
  • Underworld: dis
  • Understood: ment
  • Undergarment: bra
  • Unservicable: us
  • Unidentified: nu
  • Unfashionable: out, square
  • Undersecretary: us

Clues starting with V

  • Vee: v
  • Viz: sc
  • Vote: x
  • Vide: v
  • Verb: v, vb
  • Very: v
  • Volt: v
  • Verse: v
  • Vicar: rev
  • Versus: v
  • Volume: v, vol
  • Vacant: e
  • Vessel: can, tin
  • Vitamin: a, b, bi, c, d, e, f, h, k, l, m, p, x
  • Victory: v, ve, vj
  • Virginia: va
  • Viscount: vis
  • Velocity: v
  • Vanadium: v
  • Vestment: alb
  • Volunteers: ta
  • Violin string: a, d, e, g
  • Violin strings: e, g

Clues starting with W

  • Why: y
  • Win: v
  • Way: ave, rd, rly, ry, st
  • Wise: ys, yy
  • Wife: dutch, rib, ux, w
  • Week: w
  • Weak: w
  • Watt: w
  • Will: ill, to
  • Well: so
  • Work: do, go, op, opus
  • West: w
  • When: as
  • Wine: asti, port, tent
  • With: con
  • Width: w
  • Woman: eve, f, her, she, w
  • Welsh: w
  • Water: aq, ea
  • Wings: ala
  • Wrong: sin
  • Wicket: w
  • Wander: err
  • Worker: ant, bee, hand, man
  • Winner: ace
  • Weight: ct, g, gr, oz, st, ton, tonne, wt
  • Writer: elia, nib, pen
  • Whales: gam
  • Warning: cave, fore
  • Western: w
  • Without: sin, sine
  • William: w
  • Wearing: in
  • Writing: ms, r
  • Warship: sub
  • Wednesday: w
  • Waterfall: rain
  • Washington: dc
  • Witchcraft: obi
  • Westminster: wi

Clues starting with X

  • Xi: x
  • Xmas: x

Clues starting with Y

  • Yes: ay, aye
  • Yen: y
  • Yew: u
  • You: u, ye
  • Year: a, y, yr
  • Yard: y
  • Your: yr
  • Yews: us, uu
  • Young: y
  • Yellow: or
  • Yttrium: y
  • Youth leaders: wise, ys

Clues starting with Z

  • Zed: z
  • Zee: z
  • Zero: o, z
  • Zeta: z
  • Zaire: zr
  • Zambia: z

Abbreviations for roman numerals

  • 1: I
  • 2: II
  • 3: III
  • 4: IV
  • 5: V
  • 6: VI
  • 7: VII
  • 8: VIII
  • 9: IX
  • 10: X
  • 11: XI
  • 50: L
  • 90: XC
  • 99: XCIX
  • 100: C
  • 101: CI
  • 150: CL
  • 151: CLI
  • 200: CC
  • 500: D
  • 501: DI
  • 550: DL
  • 1000: M, K
  • 1001: MI
  • 2000: MM
  • 2001: MMI

Abbreviations for chemical symbols

  • Aluminum: AL
  • Argon: AR
  • Barium: BA
  • Boron: B
  • Calcium: CA
  • Carbon: C
  • Chlorine: CL
  • Chromium: CR
  • Cobalt: CO
  • Copper: CU
  • Fluorine: F
  • Gold: AU
  • Helium: HE
  • Hydrogen: H
  • Iron: FE
  • Lithium: LI
  • Neon: NE
  • Nickel: NI
  • Nitrogen: N
  • Oxygen: O
  • Potassium: K
  • Silicon: SI
  • Silver: AG
  • Sodium: NA
  • Tin: SN
  • Uranium: U

Abbreviations for NATO phonetic alphabet

  • Alfa: A
  • Bravo: B
  • Charlie: C
  • Delta: D
  • Echo: E
  • Foxtrot: F
  • Holf: G
  • Hotel: H
  • India: I
  • Juliet: J
  • Kilo: K
  • Lima: L
  • Mike: M
  • November: N
  • Oscar: O
  • Papa: P
  • Qubec: Q
  • Romeo: R
  • Sierra: S
  • Tango: T
  • Uniform: U
  • Victor: V
  • Whiskey: W
  • X-ray: X
  • Yankee: Y
  • Zulu: Z
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