Cryptic Abbreviations in Clue Order

Here’s a not-exhaustive list of the abbreviations that we accept in our cryptic crosswords. It’s derived from Ross Beresford’s larger and more UK-centric list.

This list of abbreviations is also available in abbreviation order.

I a
B a follower
AB able seaman
SAILOR able seaman
SALT able seaman
TAR able seaman
CAN able to
C about
CA about
ON about
RE about
U about turn
TT abstaining
PROF academic
OK acceptable
AC account
ACC account
AC accountant
CA accountant
A ace
AI ace
A acre
AC acre
DO act
HAM actor
A adult
A advanced
LENT advanced
AD advertisement
MIG aeroplane
ALA after the style of
PM afternoon
RE again
CON against
V against
EON age
REP agent
SPY agent
AY agreement
AYE agreement
YEA agreement
OUI agreement – French
JA agreement – German
SI agreement – Italian
DA agreement – Russian
SI agreement – Spanish
PARA airborne soldier
AC aircraftsman
BA airline
AL Alabama
AL Albania
AL Albert
DT alcoholic state (delirium tremens)
A aleph
ET alien
OK all right
LET allow
A alpha
AC alternating current
OR alternative
A alto
AL aluminium (chemical symbol)
ERE always
A amateur
DIY amateur
DIY amateur’s department
AM America
USA America
AM American
US American
A ampere
I an
NUMBER anaesthetic
RED anarchist
TROY ancient city
UR ancient city
BC ancient times
ET and – French
IRE anger
AS Anglo-Saxon
A angstrom
AGM annual meeting
A answer
ANS answer
A ante
N any number
SOS appeal
AIR appearance
USE application
L apprentice
OK approved
C approx
CA approx
C approximately
APR April
TELL archer
C around
O around
ARR arrival
ARR arrive
RR ars
A article
THE article
DAS article – German
EL article – Spanish
AN articles (English grammar)
LA articles – French
LE articles – French
LES articles – French
DER articles – German
DIE articles – German
IL articles – Italian
LA articles – Italian
LA articles – Spanish
LOS articles – Spanish
QUA as
US as above
A associate
IN at home
A atomic
TRY attempt
O aught
AUS Australia
AUS Australian
PEN author
OK authorised
CV autobiography
AVE average
OBE award
OM award
OUT away

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B bachelor
BA bachelor
BA Bachelor of Arts
MAL bad – French
ILL badly
O bald patch
O ball
RIVER banker
T bar
HUN barbarian
BA barium
TAN bark
WOOF bark
B baron
B barrel
B barrels
DAM barrier
B bass
IN batting
HAS bears
TAN beat
COT bed
ALE beer
BB bees
BS bees
ERE before
BC before Christ
L beginner
ALPHA beginning
B bel (unit of sound, commonly decibel)
S bend
U bend
KNEE bender
B beta (Greek letter)
B beth (Hebrew letter)
NT Bible
OT bible
OS big
TNT big banger
VIP big noise
ATOLL bikini
AC bill
ACC bill
TIT bird
B bishop
BP bishop
RR bishop
ORT bit
B black
B black
O blob
SCULPTOR blockbuster
A blood group
B blood group
O blood group
RED bloody
FLOWER bloomer
SAD blue
ERR blunder
U boat
BO body odour
A bomb
H bomb
M Bond’s boss
T bone
LIB book
NT book
OT book
TOME book
VOL book
B born
N born
NE born
NEE born
B boron (chemical symbol)
B bowled (cricket)
B boy
ABS brakes
BR branch
B Bravo (NATO alphabet)
BR bridge
NE bridge opponents
NW bridge opponents
SE bridge opponents
SW bridge opponents
EW bridge partners
NS bridge partners
S bridge player
E bridge players
N bridge players
W bridge players
ANS brief reply
B Britain
BR Britain
B British
BR British
BR British Rail
ON broadcast
BR brother
BRO brother
TAN brown
OX bull
ADO business
BIZ business
CO business
FIRM business
RAM butter
BEE buzzer
PER by

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CA calcium
CA California
ABLE can
MAY can
TIN can
C cape
AI capital
AL Capone
CID captain
OLD MAN captain
NET capture
MINI car
CAR carat
CT carat
CO carbon monoxide
ACE card
CO care of
MOG cat
TOM cat
KINE cattle
C caught
CT caught
O cavity
C Celsius
CATO censor
EDIT censor
C cent
CT cent
C centigrade
C centime
CT centime
CH central heating
C century
SURE certain
ACE champion
CH champion
CI Channel Islands
C chapter
CAP chapter
CH chapter
Q charge
C Charles (NATO alphabet)
DO cheat
TA cheers
NITRE chemical
PET cherished
BIT chewed
X chi (Greek letter)
CEO chief
CID chief
BRAT child
CH child
SEED children
CH China
HAN Chinese dynasty
MING Chinese dynasty
CL chlorine (chemical symbol)
X Christ
AD Christian era
DEC Christmas period
X chromosome
Y chromosome
CE church
CH church
RC church
CE Church of England
O cipher
C circa
DISC circle
O circle
RING circle
O circuit
O circular
CIT citation
ORPHEUS classical musician
RID clear
F clef
G clef
C club
CO cobalt (chemical symbol)
C cold
ETON college
CO Colombia
CIC commander
CO commander
COM commander
OC commander
CO commanding officer
TODO commotion
RED communist
CO company
FIRM company
ALL completely
RE concerning
IF condition
CT Connecticut
BLUE Conservative
TORY Conservative
AD contemporary
ASIA continent
EUR continent
C contralto
ART contrivance
DO cook
CU copper (chemical symbol)
APE copy
C copyright
L corner
C coulomb
GEIGER counter
CT court
LOWER cow
ART craft
CR credit
IOUS credit notes
T cross
TAU cross
X cross
OLE cry of delight
ART cunning
HEBE cup holder
AC current
AC current
DC current
I current
BAN curse
ARC curve
USE custom
CZ Czeck

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TIMES daily
COW daisy
EM dash
EN dash
D date
D daughter
D day
DD days
D dead
OBIT dead
CHER dear – French
CHERE dear – French
CORE decentralise
INTENS decimally
KO decisive blow
ACT decree
D dee
SEA deep
BA degree
D degree
DEG degree
MA degree
D delete
DEL delete (keyboard)
D delta
D Democrat
DK Denmark
D density
RAT desert fighter
DIOR designer
DET detective
CID detectives
YARD detectives
D deuterium (chemical symbol)
DE Deutsch
O dial
D diameter
D diamond
ICE diamond
ROCK diamond
D died
OBIT died
ADO difficulty
H Dirac’s constant
E direction
N direction
NE direction
S direction
W direction
BOARD directors
O disc
O disk
AIR display
DA District Attorney
DR doctor
GP doctor
MB doctor
MO doctor
WHO doctors
ISM doctrine
CUR dog
MUTT dog
TAIL dog
STET don’t change it
ASS donkey
BI double
UM doubt
GI doughboy
SATIN dressmaker
SILK dressmaker
LIT drunk
DT drunk (delirium tremens)
TT dry
O duck
OO duck’s eggs
D duke
HAN dynasty

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EA each
IAM early morning
E earth
E east
OST east – German
E eastern
E echo (NATO alphabet)
MILL economist
SMITH economist
EC Ecuador
ED editor
MA educated person
U educational establishment
E Edward
ED Edward
TED Edward
O egg
OO eggs
ET Egypt
L el
IN elected
Q electrical charge
I electrical current
L elevated railway
II eleven
XI eleven
E Elizabeth
L ell
LL ells
LS ells
LL els
LS els
M em
USE employ
USE employment
O empty
MM ems
MS ems
N en
PEN enclosure
EGG encourage
OMEGA end
E energy
GO energy
CE engineers
E England
ENG England
E English
ENG English
NN ens
NS ens
E epsilon
SO ergo
SIN err
ESC escape (keyboard)
S ess
TRY essay
ETA estimated time of arrival
ALL everybody
ALL everything
SIN evil
X ex
ORAL examination
HE excellency
UP excited
BE exist
ASIS existing state
ET exotic
ACE expert
DAB expert
PRO expert
TNT explosive
ET extraterrestrial
TOE extremity
STYE eyesore

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NET fabric
F Fahrenheit
MP fairly quiet (mezzo piano)
VALE farewell
F farthing
IN fashionable
GT fast car
DAD father
FR father
PA father
POP father
TIME father
IN favoured
PET favourite
FT feet
DON fellow
GENT fellow
MAN fellow
F female
HEN female
HER female
SHE female
BRA female support
F feminine
NITRE fertiliser
LEA field
LEY field
L fifty
LI fifty one
LL fifty-fifty
GI fighter
MAN fighter
F filly
ET film
STY filthy place
OMEGA final letter
Z final letter
OBIT final message
RIP final message
AMEN final word
F fine
OK fine
CO firm
FAST firm
IST first
A first character
ADAM first character
ALPHA first character
A first class
AI first class
EVE first lady
EVE first mate
CAIN first murderer
ADAM first person
I first person
ME first person
ABEL first victim
COD fish
EEL fish
GAR fish
LING fish
V five
D five hundred
DI five hundred and one
RN fleet
FL Florida
RIVER flower
ROSE flower
LIS flower (fleur de lis)
LEI flowers
F fluorine (chemical symbol)
F fluorine (chemical symbol)
BAT fly-by-night
MOTH fly-by-night
RAF flyers
F folio
FOL folio
FF folios
F following
FF followings
ASS fool
F foot
FT foot
FA football
RU football
PS footnote
PRO for
PER for each
EG for example
EG for instance
F force
VIS force
FO Foreign Office
EX former
F forte (music)
FF fortissimo
IV four
SETH fourth man
F foxtrot (NATO alphabet)
ORT fragment
FR franc
RID free
FR French
F frequency
TUCK friar
F Friday
MAN Friday
EX from
DE from – French
DELA from the – French
DU from the – French
O full moon
ADO fuss

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TATE gallery
G gamma
AL gangster
EDEN garden
PLOT garden
CO gas
H gas
HE gas
N gas
NE gas
O gas
G Gauss
G gee
GG Gee-gee
GEN general
LEE general
ERA generation
GEN Genesis
SIR gentleman
G George
GR George
GA Georgia
DE German
HUN German
SS German soldier
GAB gift
G girl
GAL girl
OO glasses
O globe
PAN god
RA god
ATE goddess
ATHENA goddess
HEBE goddess
ISIS goddess
AU gold
OR gold
G golf (NATO alphabet)
NT good book
DEAN good man
TATA goodbye
VALE goodbye
NY Gotham
GI government issue
MY gracious me
BA graduate
MA graduate
G gram
G gramme
GR gramme
G grand
G gravity
GB Great Britain
GR Greece
GR Greek
ALPHA Greek letter
BETA Greek letter
CHI Greek letter
ETA Greek letter
IOTA Greek letter
LAMBDA Greek letter
MU Greek letter
OMEGA Greek letter
PHI Greek letter
AVE greeting
HI greeting
SET group
BEE group of workers
GR grouse
CHE guerrilla
G guinea
GU guinea
ARM gun
GAT gun
LEWIS gun
MAXIM gun
STEN gun
PE gym
ROM gypsy

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AVE hail
COMB hairdresser
DEMI half
SEMI half
L half century
PM half day
VI half dozen
MIN half minute
L half ton
H hand
L hand
MAN hand
R hand
MS handwriting
H hard
HEARTH hard ground
ICE hard water
HA Hawaii
PATE head
DR healer
H heart (cards)
J heat (joule of energy)
LING heather
ALEPH Hebrew letter
BETH Hebrew letter
HA hectare
HAW hedge
H height
HE helium
DIS Hell
PIT Hell
HI hello
H Henry
HM Her Majesty
HIC here in Rome
ER hesitation
UM hesitation
A high class
AI high class
TOR hill
LET hindrance
HE His Excellency
HM His Majesty
O hole
HOL holiday
O hollow
NT Holy Writ
OT Holy Writ
OBE honour
OM honour
O hoop
ARAB horse
COB horse
GEE horse
GG horse
NAG horse
DERBY horse race
NATIONAL horse race
OAKS horse race
H hospital
H hot
H hotel (NATO alphabet)
H hour
HR hour
COT house
LAR housekeeper
C hundred
IC hundred
TON hundred
CL hundred and fifty
CI hundred and one
CS hundreds
H Hungary
ORION hunter
H husband
MAN husband
SH hush
H hydrogen

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ME I
JE I – French
IAM I am
IM I am
ID I had
IVE I have
ME I object
ILL I shall
ILL I will
ID I would
ID I’d
IAM I’m
IS Iceland
ID identification
IRA illegal army
PLO illegal army
X illiterate’s signature
FLU illness
PR image building
I imaginary number
VIP important person
IC in charge
IN in fashion
AD in the modern age
AM in the morning
IB in the same place
IBID in the same place
ALA in the style of
N indefinite number
IN India
I India (NATO alphabet)
I individual
L inductance
FOOT infantry
B inferior
TIT inferior horse
GEN information
GRASS informer
BAR inn
INS insert (keyboard)
ID instinct
CAP international
UN international
EDISON inventor
I iodine (chemical symbol)
I iota (Greek letter)
IA Iowa
IR Iran
FE iron
EST is – French
CAN is able to
I island
IS island
MAN island
IL Israel
SON issue
IT Italian
PO Italian flower
PO Italian river

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J jack (cards)
YU jade
JA Jamaica
NO Japanese play
NOH Japanese play
J jay
CAT jazz fan
GEL jelly
J joker
J joule
ED journalist
J judge
J Juliet (NATO alphabet)
T junction
J justice

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K kappa (Greek letter)
K kay
K kelvin (scientific temperature scale)
KY Kentucky
ALT key (keyboard)
DEL key (keyboard)
ESC key (keyboard)
INS key (keyboard)
TAB key (keyboard)
A key (music)
B key (music)
C key (music)
D key (music)
E key (music)
F key (music)
G key (music)
KO kick off
CAIN killer
K kilo
ER king
HM king
K king
LEAR king
R king
ROI king – French
GR King George
X kiss
J knave
K knight
SIR knight
KT knight (chess notation)
N knight (chess notation)
KO knock out
KR krypton (chemical symbol)

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TAB label
TAG label
L Labor
LAB Labor
LAB laboratory
L Labour
LAB Labour
DAME lady
SHE lady
L lake
LOCH lake
L lambda
OS large
LOT large amount
TON large amount
OS large letters
Z last character
OMEGA last letter
Z last letter
DEC last month
AMEN last word
OBIT last word
RIP last word
EX late
L Latin
L latitude
HA laugh
HAHA laugh
HEHE laugh
MOSES lawgiver
DA lawman
EARP lawman
TE Lawrence
DA lawyer
BAR lawyers
HEN layer
PB lead
L league
L learner
PART leave
TEA leaves
L left
PORT left
LH left hand
RED leftist
ON leg
DEED legal document
ELL length
L length
COS lettuce
L Liberal
LIB Liberal
LT Lieutenant
ANKH life symbol
AS like
L Lima (NATO alphabet)
ARM limb
LEG limb
ABE Lincoln
I line
L line
ROW line
RY line
SS liner
L lira
L lire
EAR listener
L litre
WEE little
IMP little devil
GEE little horse
JO little woman
BE live
LIT loaded
INN local
PUB local
NESS loch
HAIR NET lock keeper
E logarithm base
LP long playing
AGE long time
LO look
SEE look
EYE looker
O loop
LA Los Angeles
F loud (music)
LA Louisiana
NIL love
O love
MOO low
GEN low down
E low grade
COW lower (sound cow makes)
L lumen
L luminance

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MG magnesium (chemical symbol)
M maiden
OVER maiden
M maiden over
HE male
HIM male
M male
M man
RUN manage
RAN managed
ADMIN management
MS manuscript
DM mark
M mark
M married
M masculine
M mass
MA Massachusetts
M master
MA master
MA Master of Arts
MC master of ceremonies
TEST match (cricket)
LOG maths function
SINE maths function
TAN maths function
AGE mature
ELL measure
EM measure
EN measure
FT measure
YD measure
MO medical officer
AGM meeting
ARM member
LEG member
MP member
TOE member
RAM memory
ROM memory
POLO Merchant of Venice
HG mercury (chemical symbol)
M meter
M metre
MI Michigan
A midday
G midnight
M Mike (NATO alphabet)
M mile
MP military police
GRIST miller’s corn
WEE minor
TIMON misanthrope
ATE mischief (goddess of Mischief)
IMP mischievous child
AMMO missiles
MO Missouri
MR mister
T model
AD modern times
M modulus
SPY mole
ER monarch
K monarch
R monarch
M Monday
MON Monday
BRASS money
CENT money
M money
M monsieur
DEC month
M month
MO month
MOS months
M moon
AM morning
DAM mother
MA mother
MAM mother
MUM mother
ALP mountain
MT mountain
UP mounted
MP mounted police
MP mountie
LIPS mouthpiece
M mu (Greek letter)
ABEL murder victim
CAIN murderer
AGA Muslim leader

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TIT nag
N name
N national
O naught
RN Navy
OX neat
V neckline
NE neon
C netballer
GA netballer
GD netballer
GK netballer
GS netballer
WA netballer
WD netballer
N neuter
N neutral
NEU new – German
L new driver
NJ New Jersey
NO New Orleans
NT New Testament
GOTHAM New York
NY New York
MET New York opera
AGE newspaper (Australian newspaper)
N Newton (scientific notation)
NI nickel (chemical symbol)
O nil
IX nine
XC ninety
IC ninety nine
N nitrogen
N nitrogen (chemical symbol)
NA no
NON no – French
DON nobleman
F noisy (music)
NCO non-commissioned officer
SGT non-commissioned officer
N north
N north
NA North America
ND North Dakota
NP North Pole
NE north-east
NW north-west
N northern
NI Northern Ireland
NT Northern Territory
OUT not at home
IN not out
NO not out
NB nota bene
NB note
RE note
TE note
TI note
A note (music)
B note (music)
C note (music)
D note (music)
DO note (music)
E note (music)
F note (music)
FA note (music)
G note (music)
LA note (music)
ME note (music)
MI note (music)
SO note (music)
NIL nothing
O nothing
AD notice
N noun
N November (NATO alphabet)
L novice
AD now
ANON now
AD nowadays
N nu (Greek letter)
N number
NO number
ETHER number (it numbs)
ME number one

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BO odour
DE of – French
DELA of the – French
DES of the – French
DU of the – French
DEL of the – Italian
TET offensive
DEN office
LOO office
CO officer
LT officer
OC officer commanding
OIC officer in charge
OO ohs
OS ohs
OK okay
TROY old city
UR old city
GLADIATOR old fighter
COLE old king
DAD old man
PA old man
POP old man
EDEN old Prime Minister
PITT old Prime Minister
ERASMUS old scholar
BOB old shilling
ARGO old ship
OS old style
OT old testament
RES old thing
MA old woman
MA old woman
O omicron
LEG on (cricket)
TT on the wagon
A one
ACE one
I one
UN one – French
UNA one – French
UNA one – Italian
UNO one – Italian
IANS one answer
ASIDE one fifteen (Rugby team)
IMP one member
AL one pound
IL one pound
ILB one pound
MD one thousand five hundred
EX one time
IS one’s
KEY opener
ON operating
OP operation
V opposing
OP opus
OBE order
OM order
OS ordinary seaman
EAR organ
E orient
E oriental
O Oscar (NATO alphabet)
OZ ounce
AD our era
AD our time
BAN outlaw
OS outsize
SUPRA over
KINE ox
O oxygen

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P page
PP pages
ART painting
PA Panama
P papa (NATO alphabet)
MS paper
EDEN paradise
SAINT paragon
ST paragon
P park
P parking
MP parliamentary member
EW partnership
NS partnership
WE partnership
DO party
LAB party
LIB party
LIB party
TORY party
P pawn (chess notation)
UN peacekeepers
ALP peak
P pee
PP pees
PS pees
TEE peg
D penny
P penny
MEN people
NATION people
RACE people
T perfect letter
ACT performance
ON performing
AGE period
LET permit
PE Peru
BACON philosopher
PLATO philosopher
P phosphorous (chemical notation)
PE physical education
P pi (Greek letter)
PP pianissimo
P piano
BIT piece
PAWN piece
ACE pilot
P pint
PT pint
H Planck’s constant
L plate
PT platinum
IN playing
ON playing
DIS Pluto
TEN PM’s address
X PM’s address
IF poem (Kipling poem)
E point
HEAD point
N point
PT point
S point
TOR point
W point
PL Poland
N pole
NP pole
ROD pole
S pole
SP pole
CID police
FORCE police
MP police
LIB politician
MP politician
TORY politician
HAM poor actor
TIT poor horse
L port
RIO port
PO Post Office
PS postscript
K potassium (chemical symbol)
L pound
LB pound
EZRA pound (poet)
P power
USE practice
AD present day
CHAIR president
P president
PR president
PRES president
CUTIE pretty girl
BAN prevent
PR price
ELI priest
PR priest
REV priest
ABBE priest – French
CURE priest – French
APE primate
PM Prime Minister
P prince
PR prince
ANNE princess
DI princess
REGAN princess
EM printer’s measure
EN printer’s measure
CAN prison
COOLER prison
JUG prison
PEN prison
QUAD prison
GI private
BAN prohibition
TOR prominence
IOUS promises to pay
AD promotion
ELI prophet
IF provided
IF providing
DT psychotic state (delirium tremens)
INN pub
PR public relations
PR Puerto Rico
L pupil
NET pure
SET put
DON put on

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QT quart
Q Quebec (NATO alphabet)
ER queen
HM queen
Q queen
R queen
REINE queen – French
Q query
Q question
MUM quiet
SH quiet
P quiet (musical notation)

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BRER rabbit
NATION race
TT race
R radius
IRE rage
RY rail
RY railway
MPH rate
X ray
GO ready
SET ready
R real numbers
REC recipe
DISC record
ENTRY record
LOG record
LP record
NO refusal
R Regina
REL relative
RE religious education
ASH remains
MP representative
R Republican
R resistance (scientific notation)
DAM restrain
DEN retreat
CHE revolutionary
RED revolutionary
R Rex
R rho (Greek letter)
RI Rhode Island
UP riding
R right
L right angle
RR right reverend
DISC ring
O ring
ISIS river
PO river
R river
ALPH river (from Kubla Khan poem)
A road
AVE road
RD road
RC Roman Catholic
LAR Roman god
PR Romans (Publica Romana)
R Romeo (NATO alphabet)
R rook (chess notation)
C roughly
CA roughly
O round
ADO row
TIER row
EIGHT rowing boat
FOUR rowing boat
R royal
ER royal badge
RN Royal Navy
RU rugby
R run
RIVER runner
ADMIN running
OB Russian river

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DIT said – French
AB sailor
JACK sailor
OS sailor
TAR sailor
RN sailors
ST saint
SS saints
STS saints
REP salesman
AB salt
JACK salt
TAR salt
ID same
IB same place
S Saturday
SAT Saturday
DIT say – French
RAT scab
BA scholar
MA scholar
ETON school
LAB science centre
AZ scope
COMPOSER scorer
MAC Scot
MAC Scotsman
OT scripture
NT scriptures
MER sea – French
AB seaman
JACK seaman
TAR seaman
B second
MO second
S second
SEC second
ABEL second child
B second class
B second letter
SH second-hand
CIA secret service
TEMP secretary
LO see
EYE seer
OPTIC seer
IAM self-confessed
SR senior
NCO sergeant
SGT sergeant
ACE service
MASS service
RAF service
IT sex appeal
SCRIP shares
NURSE shark
RAM sheep
S shilling
SS ship
LINE shipping company
T shirt
ANS short answer
HOL short break
MO short time
SEC short time
L side
R side
S side
XI side (cricket)
XV side (rugby)
S siemens
S sierra (NATO alphabet)
X sign of love
X sign of the times
MUM silence
SH silence
SI silicon (chemical symbol)
AG silver (chemical symbol)
ERR sin
I single
S sister
SIS sister
VI six
ANT six-footer
INSECT six-footer
VIP sixpence
ESP sixth sense
ART skill
TINY small
WEE small
P small change
CC small measure
CC small quantity
BO smelly
RUN smuggle
RAN smuggled
ASP snake
BOA snake
ZZ snoring
ERGO so
ANT social worker
BEE social worker
RED socialist
NA sodium
P soft (musical notation)
PP softly
P softly (musical notation)
ANT soldier
GI soldier
MAN soldier
MEN soldiers
SAS soldiers
YOU solver
S son
AIR song
ARIA song
LAY song
S soprano
Z sound of sleep
PARENT source
S south
SA South Africa
SA South America
SD South Dakota
SP South Pole
SE south-east
SW south-west
S southern
S spade (cards)
CID Spanish hero
TIC spasm
LIPS speakers
AS specifically
OO spectacles
EYE spectator
MPH speed
RATE speed
C speed of light
CIA spies
PE sport
GT sports car
SPA spring
AGENT spy
M spymaster
T square
SUB stand-in
PAR standard
R starboard
SS steamship
PAS step
COLON stop
I straight line
ST street
RUE street – French
RAT strikebreaker
A string
D string (guitar)
E string (guitar)
G string (guitar)
F strong (music)
DEN study
KO stunner
NEMO submariner
SUB substitute
S succeeded
GO success
S sulphur (chemical symbol)
ADD sum
RA sun god
SOL sun-god (Roman god)
BRA support
LEG support
VET surgeon
JO sweetheart
COD swimmer
EEL swimmer
LING swimmer
CON swindle
CH Switzerland

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T tango (NATO alphabet)
C tap
H tap
AB tar
SAILOR tar
T tau
VAT tax
CHA tea
CHAI tea
SIDE team
XI team (cricket)
XV team (rugby)
PEG tee
T tee
TS tees
TT tees
TT teetotal
ESP telepathy
IO ten
X ten
T tenor
ETA terrorists
IRA terrorists
PLO terrorists
T tesla
ORAL test
MS text
TT thank you
TA thanks
ID that – Latin
IE that is
IE that’s
LA the – French
LE the – French
LES the – French
DAS the – German
DER the – German
DIE the – German
GLI the – Italian
IL the – Italian
LA the – Italian
LI the – Italian
EL the – Spanish
LA the – Spanish
ALI the greatest
HE the man
HH the pope
IT the thing
HER the woman’s
ISM theory
SO therefore
RES thing – Latin
ABEL third man
MIN thirty seconds
CE this – French
CET this – French
HIC this – Latin
ST thoroughfare
G thousand
K thousand
M thousand
PER through
SO thus
SIC thus – Latin
AGE time
EON time
MO time
T time
X times
BY times (multiplication)
SN tin (chemical symbol)
ALA to the – French
AU to the – French
AUX to the – French
AD today
T ton
T tonne
ADD tot
GO traffic signal
STOP traffic signal
PE training
HOBO tramp
TR transaction
BUS transport
CAB transport
CAR transport
CART transport
TRAM transport
REP traveller
ASH tree
FIR tree
YEW tree
IN trendy
DAN tribe (12 tribes of Israel)
GAD tribe (12 tribes of Israel)
CON trick
T tritium (chemical symbol)
ADO trouble
AIL trouble
T Tuesday
AIR tune
W tungsten (chemical notation)
TR Turkey
U turn
TIC twitching
BI two
II two
CC two hundred

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SUB U-boat
NI Ulster
I un
SAM uncle
BRA undergarment
DIS underworld
ONE undivided
OUT unfashionable
SQUARE unfashionable
U uniform (NATO alphabet)
U union
A unit
I unit
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
E universal set
U university
DON university teacher
N unknown
X unknown
Y unknown
Z unknown
N unknown number
N unlimited number
HON unpaid
ILL unwell
I upright
U upsilon (Greek letter)
U uranium (chemical symbol)
UR Uruguay

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V vanadium (chemical symbol)
V vee
V velocity
V verb
VB verb
V verse
V versus
V very
TRES very – French
BB very black
HH very hard
FF very loud
PP very quiet
CAN vessel
REV vicar
V victor (NATO alphabet)
V victory
VA Virginia
A vitamin
B vitamin
BI vitamin
C vitamin
D vitamin
E vitamin
F vitamin
H vitamin
K vitamin
X vitamin
V voltage
V volume
VOL volume
X vote

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MUR wall – French
FORE warning
SUB warship
DC Washington
RAIN waterfall
W watt
AVE way
RD way
ST way
MO way of working
W Wednesday
W week
G weight
GR weight
OZ weight
TON weight
SO well
W west
WI West Indies
W western
GAM whales
QUE what – French
AS when
W whiskey (NATO alphabet)
W white
QUI who – French
REGAN wicked sister
W wicket (cricket)
W wide
W width
W wife
V win
ASTI wine
PORT wine
VIN wine – French
ACE winner
MIT with – German
CON with – Italian
CON with – Spanish
LET with a tenant
OZ wizard place
HER woman
SHE woman
W woman
EAR word processor
DO work
GO work
OP work
OPUS work
ANT worker
BEE worker
HAND worker
MAN worker
LEI wreath
PEN write
NIB writer
PEN writer
MS writing
SIN wrong
X wrong sign

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X X-ray (NATO alphabet)
X xi (Greek letter)

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Y yankee (NATO alphabet)
Y yard
Y year
YR year
AGM yearly meeting
OR yellow
Y yen
AYE yes
OUI yes – French
JA yes – German
SI yes – Italian
DA yes – Russian
SI yes – Spanish
WE you and I
US you and me
Y young
I yours truly
Y yttrium (chemical symbol)

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ZR Zaire
Z Zambia
Z zed
Z zee
NIL zero
Z zero
Z zeta (Greek letter)
Z Zulu (NATO alphabet)

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