Crossword Clue and Answers

Today we have 100 crossword solutions for Curtail which appeared recently in The Daily Mail Quick.

We have deemed Curtail as a VERY COMMON crossword clue, we've seen it more than 100 times in a variety of crossword publications.

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


  • The Daily Mail Quick - Monday, 18 Oct 2021
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021
  • The Sun Cryptic - Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  • The Sun Cryptic - Monday, 22 Feb 2021
  • The New York Times Crossword - Thursday, 7 Jan 2021
  • The Sun Cryptic - Thursday, 31 Dec 2020
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Thursday, 10 Dec 2020
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Monday, 29 Apr 2019
  • The Guardian Quick - Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Monday, 28 Jan 2019
  • The New York Times Crossword - Saturday, 30 Jun 2018

Crossword Answers

3 letters

BOB Mike Smallman
A short or shortened tail of certain animals

CUT Mike Smallman
With parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

MOW Mike Smallman
A loft in a barn where hay is stored

NIP Mike Smallman
A tart spicy quality

TAP Mike Smallman
Draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"

TIE Mike Smallman
Neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"

TOP Mike Smallman
A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 letters

Cutting down to the desired size or shape

A short or shortened tail of certain animals

Decrease gradually or bit by bit

A sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"

The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

Cause to point inward; "stem your skis"

BATE Mike Smallman
Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"

COOL Mike Smallman
Loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

CROP Mike Smallman
A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

DAMP Mike Smallman
Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

DRAW Mike Smallman
A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"

HOLD Mike Smallman
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

KEEP Mike Smallman
A cell in a jail or prison

KNIT Mike Smallman
A basic knitting stitch

LOUR Mike Smallman
Look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

MILK Mike Smallman
A river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River

MINE Mike Smallman
Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

POLL Mike Smallman
Get the votes of

PULL Mike Smallman
The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

REAP Mike Smallman
Gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes"

REIN Mike Smallman
One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

SNUB Mike Smallman
An instance of driving away or warding off

THIN Mike Smallman
Take off weight

WEED Mike Smallman
Street names for marijuana

5 letters

ABATE Mike Smallman
Make less active or intense

BLEED Mike Smallman
Draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

CHECK Mike Smallman
The act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

CRAMP Mike Smallman
A clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

DOMPT Mike Smallman

DRAIN Mike Smallman
Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

ELIDE Mike Smallman
Leave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"

ERODE Mike Smallman
Become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

GUARD Mike Smallman
A position on a basketball team

LEACH Mike Smallman
Permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

LOWER Mike Smallman
The lower of two berths

PRUNE Mike Smallman
Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

PURSE Mike Smallman
A container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"

RECAP Mike Smallman
A used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads

SHAVE Mike Smallman
The act of removing hair with a razor

SHEAR Mike Smallman
Cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb"

SHORT Mike Smallman
(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

SLASH Mike Smallman
A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

STUNT Mike Smallman
A difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

SUMUP Mike Smallman
Give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"

6 letters

ABRADE Mike Smallman
Wear away

ARREST Mike Smallman
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

BRIDLE Mike Smallman
The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

COARCT Mike Smallman

CUTOFF Mike Smallman
Cut off and stop; "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"

DAMPEN Mike Smallman
Check; keep in check (a fire)

DEDUCT Mike Smallman
Retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"

DIVEST Mike Smallman
Remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"

DRAWIN Mike Smallman
Advance or converge on; "The police were closing in on him"

ENJOIN Mike Smallman
Issue an injunction

GOVERN Mike Smallman
Exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"

HAMPER Mike Smallman
A basket usually with a cover

HINDER Mike Smallman
Put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

HOLDIN Mike Smallman
Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

HOLDUP Mike Smallman
Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

IMPAIR Mike Smallman
Make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"

KEEPIN Mike Smallman
Cause to stay indoors

LESSEN Mike Smallman
Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

MINIFY Mike Smallman
Make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

NARROW Mike Smallman
A narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

PUCKER Mike Smallman
An irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

PULLIN Mike Smallman
Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

PURIFY Mike Smallman
Remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"

REFINE Mike Smallman
Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"

REININ Mike Smallman
Control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"

REMOVE Mike Smallman
Cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

RETARD Mike Smallman
Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"

TAKEIN Mike Smallman
Make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

Take off weight

7 letters

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

BEREAVE Mike Smallman
Deprive through death

COMPACT Mike Smallman
A small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

CONTAIN Mike Smallman
Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

COOLOFF Mike Smallman
Lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"

CURTAIL Mike Smallman
Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"

CUTDOWN Mike Smallman
Cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

DEFLATE Mike Smallman
Release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress"

DEPRESS Mike Smallman
Press down; "Depress the space key"

DEPRIVE Mike Smallman
Take away

DETRACT Mike Smallman
Take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"

EATAWAY Mike Smallman
Wear away or erode

EXTRACT Mike Smallman
A solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

INHIBIT Mike Smallman
To put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

POLLARD Mike Smallman
A usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed

RELIEVE Mike Smallman
Relieve oneself of troubling information

RUBAWAY Mike Smallman

SETBACK Mike Smallman
An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating


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