Word "KEY" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
Synonyms:
cay, florida key

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
identify as in botany or biology, for example
Synonyms:
describe, discover, distinguish, identify, key out, name

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
Synonyms:
paint
Examples:
he hit a jump shot from the top of the key

Crossword Clues for KEY

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Clue Source Date
Shift or Enter USA Today 10 Aug 2022
One of 88 on a piano USA Today 04 Aug 2022
Pivotal Wall Street Journal 30 Jul 2022
Lock opener Premier Sunday 17 Jul 2022
Vital LA Times Daily 14 Jul 2022
Lock opener Thomas Joseph 13 Jun 2022
Chest unlocker The Washington Post Sunday 12 Jun 2022
Lock opener LA Times Daily 31 May 2022
Vital The Telegraph Quick 02 May 2022
Word after "skeleton" or "shift" Universal 13 Mar 2022
Tab, for one Thomas Joseph 11 Mar 2022
"The Star-Spangled Banner" writer Francis Scott ___ Family Time 06 Mar 2022
Padlock partner Family Time 28 Feb 2022
Anthem author LA Times Daily 13 Jan 2022
Excellent thing to sing in Family Time 27 Dec 2021
E or G, e.g Universal 24 Dec 2021
Crucial Eugene Sheffer 20 Dec 2021
A minor or B major Universal 04 Dec 2021
E or G, e.g Universal 30 Nov 2021
G major, e.g USA Today 20 Nov 2021
Crucial Eugene Sheffer 25 Oct 2021
Door opener Newsday 19 Oct 2021
One of 60 on a harpsichord USA Today 14 Oct 2021
Vital Thomas Joseph 07 Oct 2021
Type (in) New York Times 29 Sep 2021
Essential Premier Sunday 12 Sep 2021
Clue to answer The Telegraph Quick 11 Sep 2021
One may be under a doormat Universal 26 Aug 2021
Door opener Newsday 16 Aug 2021
Crucial Universal 07 Aug 2021
Lock's partner Universal 23 Jul 2021
It might open a lock USA Today 22 Jul 2021
Hotel front desk handout USA Today 11 Jul 2021
See 7-Down New York Times 03 Jul 2021
*Decryption tool Universal 23 Jun 2021
Critical The Washington Post 22 Jun 2021
Of prime importance Newsday 04 Jun 2021
*Pennsylvania state symbol New York Times 02 Jun 2021
Islet Canadiana 17 May 2021
Symbol of ownership New York Times 04 May 2021
Tab, for one Wall Street Journal 20 Apr 2021
Lock opener Eugene Sheffer 08 Apr 2021
Crucial New York Times 04 Apr 2021
Lock's partner USA Today 01 Apr 2021
Lock opener Newsday 24 Mar 2021
"The Star-Spangled Banner" writer Francis Scott Family Time 15 Mar 2021
Deadbolt unlocker Family Time 21 Feb 2021
Decoding need The Washington Post 13 Feb 2021
Decoding need LA Times Daily 13 Feb 2021
Map part LA Times Daily 09 Feb 2021
Map part The Washington Post 09 Feb 2021
Tab, for one Thomas Joseph 06 Feb 2021
Bottom-of-map info Newsday 03 Feb 2021
Opener on a ring Universal 20 Dec 2020
Legend; vital The Telegraph Quick 28 Nov 2020
One of 36 on a piano The Washington Post Sunday 22 Nov 2020
Crucial Eugene Sheffer 16 Nov 2020
Not to be overlooked Newsday 14 Nov 2020
A minor, for one The Washington Post Sunday 08 Nov 2020
Of crucial importance Wall Street Journal 04 Nov 2020
Lock go-with Premier Sunday 01 Nov 2020
Door-opening thing Newsday 13 Oct 2020
"The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis Scott ___ Family Time 04 Oct 2020
Lock-picker's lack USA Today 03 Oct 2020
Crucial; opener The Telegraph Quick 23 Sep 2020
Caps Lock or Delete, e.g USA Today 19 Sep 2020
Return, e.g Wall Street Journal 09 Sep 2020
One of those on the computer produced code Irish Times Crosaire 15 Aug 2020
Aid for a decoder New York Times 29 Jul 2020
Writer of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Family Time 12 Jul 2020
Crucial The Telegraph Quick 17 Jun 2020
Escape room item The Washington Post Sunday 14 Jun 2020
Dead-bolt insert Universal 01 Jun 2020
Tab, say LA Times Daily 31 May 2020
Tab, say The Washington Post 31 May 2020
*A child might spy through one Universal 26 May 2020
Sardine can opener Family Time 26 Apr 2020
'Locke & ___' USA Today 23 Apr 2020
Essential The Telegraph Quick 13 Apr 2020
Common item in a purse Family Time 22 Mar 2020
Crucial element Newsday 22 Mar 2020
Critical New York Times 08 Mar 2020
Crucial USA Today 25 Feb 2020
Item on a ring Wall Street Journal 15 Feb 2020
Coral reef Canadiana 06 Jan 2020
Word after skeleton or answer
Word after skeleton or answer New York Times 25 Nov 2019
Piano part Thomas Joseph 29 Oct 2019
It has all the answers Wall Street Journal 22 Oct 2019
Thing on a ring The Washington Post 16 Oct 2019
Thing on a ring LA Times Daily 16 Oct 2019
Of paramount importance Wall Street Journal 08 Oct 2019
Teacher’s test copy Wall Street Journal 23 Sep 2019
Critical Wall Street Journal 24 Aug 2019
Critically important New York Times 13 Aug 2019
Set of answers Universal 02 Aug 2019
Crucial Thomas Joseph 09 Jul 2019
Manitoba, AKA _____stone Province Canadiana 03 Jun 2019
E or G, e.g., in music Universal 26 May 2019
Critically important Newsday 22 May 2019
__ West, FL Newsday 14 May 2019
A, B or C, e.g Wall Street Journal 22 Apr 2019
Crucial Premier Sunday 14 Apr 2019
What makes a tumbler spin New York Times 04 Apr 2019
Magnetic card at a hotel USA Today 03 Apr 2019
Essential Wall Street Journal 02 Apr 2019
List of answers Newsday 17 Mar 2019
Door unlocker Family Time 11 Mar 2019
Item on a jailer's ring USA Today 15 Feb 2019
Item on a ring USA Today 22 Jan 2019
Scroll Lock or Num Lock USA Today 16 Jan 2019
Crucial Newsday 03 Jan 2019
A, B or C, e.g.
E or G, e.g., in music
Essential
Teacher's test copy
Item on a jailer's ring
Item on a ring
It has all the answers
What makes a tumbler spin
Critically important
Set of answers
Of paramount importance
Critical
Magnetic card at a hotel
Scroll Lock or Num Lock
Thing on a ring
Insert or Delete USA Today 17 Dec 2018
Common opener Universal 09 Dec 2018
Important Jonesin 20 Nov 2018
Lock go-with Universal 19 Nov 2018
Crucially important The Times Concise 15 Nov 2018
National anthem author Universal 10 Nov 2018
Chief who was leader of New Zealand island The Telegraph Toughie 02 Nov 2018
South Florida island Newsday 17 Oct 2018
Essential Newsday 04 Oct 2018
Composer's choice The Washington Post 28 Sep 2018
Composer's choice LA Times Daily 28 Sep 2018
Crucial; island The Times Concise 14 Sep 2018
Good thing to sing in Universal 20 Aug 2018
Critically important Wall Street Journal 20 Aug 2018
Longboat in Florida, e.g The Washington Post 10 Aug 2018
Critical Universal 10 Aug 2018
Longboat in Florida, e.g LA Times Daily 10 Aug 2018
Of prime importance USA Today 19 Jul 2018
Southend-on-Sea's county New York Times 18 Jul 2018
List of correct answers Wall Street Journal 14 Jul 2018
Lock opener Thomas Joseph 10 Jul 2018
Major The Washington Post 05 Jul 2018
Major LA Times Daily 05 Jul 2018
Crucial Wall Street Journal 26 Jun 2018
A major or minor Universal 04 Jun 2018
Locker? The Washington Post Sunday 03 Jun 2018
Code breaker New York Times 14 May 2018
Very important The Telegraph Quick 01 May 2018
Musical score datum Universal 28 Apr 2018
Code breaker Universal 12 Apr 2018
C major, for one New York Times 14 Mar 2018
Vital The Times Concise 28 Jan 2018
A musical major Universal 22 Jan 2018
Answer sheet Wall Street Journal 03 Jan 2018
Longboat in Florida, e.g.
Critical
Good thing to sing in
Lock go-with
Musical score datum
National anthem author
List of correct answers
Code breaker
A musical major
A major or minor
Major
Common opener
Composer's choice
Crucial
Critically important
Of prime importance
Insert or Delete
Crucial
Code breaker
C major, for one
+ and = share one
All-important Newsday 27 Dec 2017
Vital The Chronicle of Higher Education 15 Dec 2017
Codebreaker's discovery Universal 14 Dec 2017
Message-encrypting instructions USA Today 27 Nov 2017
Anthem writer Francis Scott ___ New York Times 20 Nov 2017
One might be hidden under a mat Wall Street Journal 31 Oct 2017
Hotel desk handout New York Times 25 Oct 2017
Vitally important LA Times Daily 09 Oct 2017
Vitally important The Washington Post 09 Oct 2017
Of crucial importance The Times Concise 15 Sep 2017
Fundamental, and a word that can follow the first parts of 20-, 31-, 41- and 52-Across USA Today 04 Sep 2017
Important Universal 01 Sep 2017
Vital The Telegraph Quick 07 Aug 2017
Small island The Telegraph Quick 29 Jul 2017
Answer sheet Newsday 14 Jul 2017
Opener The Telegraph Quick 05 Jul 2017
Cryptographer's aid USA Today 04 Jul 2017
Anthem author Thomas Joseph 04 Jul 2017
Vital Thomas Joseph 01 Jul 2017
One in, or on, a chain The Washington Post 16 Jun 2017
One in, or on, a chain LA Times Daily 16 Jun 2017
B minor, e.g Premier Sunday 28 May 2017
Instrumental The Washington Post 27 May 2017
Instrumental LA Times Daily 27 May 2017
Caps Lock, e.g New York Times 24 May 2017
Manual opener New York Times 27 Apr 2017
Item on a custodian's ring Universal 23 Apr 2017
Door opener Newsday 20 Mar 2017
One of many on a custodian's ring Universal 19 Mar 2017
'The Star-Spangled Banner' lyricist Jonesin 14 Mar 2017
Very important LA Times Daily 12 Mar 2017
Very important The Washington Post 12 Mar 2017
Poet inspired by the Battle of Baltimore The Washington Post 03 Mar 2017
Poet inspired by the Battle of Baltimore LA Times Daily 03 Mar 2017
Lock insert Newsday 20 Feb 2017
It may be copied for family members Jonesin 07 Feb 2017
Item that might be fervently wanted by a prisoner New York Times 31 Jan 2017
Lock necessity Universal 12 Jan 2017
Fundamental, and a word that can follow the first parts of 20-, 31-, 41- and 52-Across
Codebreaker's discovery
Important
Message-encrypting instructions
Instrumental
One in, or on, a chain
Very important
Vitally important
Vital
Anthem writer Francis Scott ___
Caps Lock, e.g.
Hotel desk handout
Lock necessity
Item on a custodian's ring
Manual opener
Item that might be fervently wanted by a prisoner
Cryptographer's aid
It can get you past a deadbolt Universal 30 Dec 2016
B, E or G, e.g Universal 13 Dec 2016
Manitoba, AKA_____stone Province Canadiana 12 Dec 2016
Bolt turner Newsday 10 Dec 2016
Scantron answers The Washington Post 30 Nov 2016
Florida island LA Times Daily 15 Nov 2016
"Defence of Fort M'Henry" poet USA Today 08 Oct 2016
B flat, for example The Washington Post 07 Oct 2016
Gift in a relationship that's getting serious, maybe New York Times 23 Aug 2016
__ lime pie LA Times Daily 15 Aug 2016
Opener Canadiana 15 Aug 2016
Exam marking aid LA Times Daily 15 Jul 2016
See 65-Down New York Times 13 Jul 2016
It contains all the answers The Washington Post 12 Jul 2016
Crucial The Chronicle of Higher Education 08 Jul 2016
Tab or shift Wall Street Journal 20 Jun 2016
Decoder's tool USA Today 02 Jun 2016
Vital The Washington Post 17 May 2016
Chain attachment The Washington Post 30 Apr 2016
Lock insert Premier Sunday 24 Apr 2016
Largo or West Universal 23 Mar 2016
Answer sheet The Washington Post 15 Mar 2016
Lock go-with USA Today 14 Mar 2016
Bit of Florida USA Today 07 Mar 2016
C minor, for Beethoven's Fifth New York Times 22 Feb 2016
West or Largo USA Today 08 Feb 2016
West or Largo
Decoder's tool
It can get you past a deadbolt
Crucial
See 65-Down
Gift in a relationship that's getting serious, maybe
__ lime pie
Exam marking aid
Crucial Universal 15 Nov 2015
Basketball court area Wall Street Journal 03 Nov 2015
'The Star-Spangled Banner' writer New York Times 28 Oct 2015
Door opener Eugene Sheffer 28 Oct 2015
Cipher creator's need New York Times 21 Oct 2015
West in Florida? USA Today 19 Oct 2015
Vitally important Newsday 07 Oct 2015
___ Largo Universal 11 Sep 2015
See 58-Down LA Times Daily 10 Sep 2015
Item on a custodian's ring New York Times 03 Aug 2015
Critical LA Times Daily 01 Aug 2015
B-flat, for one USA Today 31 Jul 2015
A-flat, e.g USA Today 25 Jul 2015
E or G, e.g USA Today 20 Jul 2015
B-flat or C-sharp USA Today 16 Jul 2015
Indispensable Eugene Sheffer 09 Jul 2015
Vital LA Times Daily 03 Jul 2015
F minor, e.g Premier Sunday 21 Jun 2015
Lock opener Universal 24 May 2015
Item often kept on a chain New York Times 18 May 2015
Very important New York Times 17 May 2015
Chief Newsday 28 Mar 2015
Grader's aid Wall Street Journal 16 Mar 2015
Most important Newsday 04 Feb 2015
Vitally important Wall Street Journal 23 Jan 2015
___ Largo
Item on a custodian's ring
Item often kept on a chain
Cipher creator's need
C minor, for Beethoven's Fifth
A-flat, e.g.
B-flat or C-sharp
B-flat, for one
Crucial
E or G, e.g.
West in Florida?
___ lime pie
___ lime pie USA Today 01 Jan 2015
F minor, e.g.
Pivotal
___ Largo
Tumbler turner
"The Star-Spangled Banner" writer
Critical
Chief
Most important
Vitally important
Vital
Basketball court area
Vitally important
Very important
Significant
Entry enabler
Piano piece?
Lock opener
Crucial
See 58-Down
Important
Pivotal
Codebreaker's discovery
Pivotal
Safe box opener
Franklin experiment piece
Crucial
Door opener?
E or G, e.g.
Of prime importance
E or G, in music
What to sing in
Indispensable
It has all the answers
Under lock and __
Linchpin
Arena where the Storm plays
He wrote "Defence of Fort M'Henry"
Professor's answer sheet
See 38-Down
__ to the city
Locker unlocker
*Basketball area
Lock unlocker
G, e.g.
Critical
A cipher needs one
Anthem author
Common item in a purse
Lock's partner?
What good singers sing in
Instrumental
Ignition insert
Teacher's answer sheet
Pivotal
Solution
Teacher's answer sheet
Something to play in
Anthem author
Decoding need
Dangler from a ring
Test-grading aid
It's changed in transposition or modulation
Crucial
"The Star-Spangled Banner" author
What Allentown, Pa. gave Billy Joel
1812 versifier
Opener on a ring
Phi Beta Kappa symbol
Teacher's answer book
Chain item
Centrally important
Each answer to a starred clue ends in one
One of a piano's 88
Opener on a ring
Door opener
Answer sheet
Song's harmonic tonic
Important
One of 88 on a piano
Map reader's aid
Phi Beta Kappa symbol
Lock partner
Vitally important
Lock fitter
CTRL, e.g.
Teacher's answer book
Fundamental
Home, e.g.
Each answer to a starred clue ends in one
Set of answers
Map reader's aid
Indispensable
Locked door opener
"Defence of Fort McHenry" poet
Enter, for one
Skeleton ___
With 34-Down, kind of pie
Sheet music designation
"Defence of Fort McHenry" poet
Critical
Stevie's "Songs in the ___ of Life"
Map feature
Important
C major, e.g.
One of five in this puzzle
All-important
Essential
Historic kite attachment
Map feature
Crucial
Lock opener
Common item in a purse
Ignition insert
Shift, tab or caps lock
Teacher's answer sheet
Lock fitter
Cryptogram cracker
Critical
A major, e.g.
Principal tonality, as of a concerto
Something to play in
Something to play in
What a typist taps
Principal tonality, as of a concerto
A major, e.g.
Sardine-can opener, sometimes
Important
One of a Florida island group
E or G, e.g.
Speck in the ocean
Organ piece
Integral
Enter or Caps Lock
A minor, e.g.
Choirmaster's announcement
U.S. anthem lyricist
Free-throw area
Computer feature that ends each of the five longest across answers
A or E, but not I
Type (in)
Swipe card alternative
Significant
Item with a magnetic strip, nowadays
Essential
Computer feature that ends each of the five longest across answers
Answer sheet
Anthem composer
Battle of Baltimore witness
Ignition activator
A minor, e.g.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's second middle name
Vitally important
Opener
Lock opener
Shift, Tab or Caps Lock
Teacher's answer sheet
Very important
It may tinkle if you apply pressure
Hotelier's handout
F major or E minor
A or B, e.g.
Cryptographer's need
Caps Lock, for one
Hotel issuance
Thing on a ring
Florida island
Lock go-with
Thing on a ring
Crucial
A flat, e.g.
List of test answers
Ignition starter
Entry enabler
Indispensable
Safe box opener
Piano piece?
It'll get you in
"The Defense of Fort McHenry" author
Tab, for one
Anthem author
Vital
Answer book
It'll get you in
What a typist taps
Low island
Vital
Enter, e.g.
Answer sheet
Piano part
Primary
Shift, for one
Lock partner
Locked door opener
Low island
Most important
Piano piece?
Chain item
Tab, for one
Pivotal
Shift, e.g.
C major or D minor
Very important
With 103-Down, 1948 Bogart-Bacall film
__ Largo, FL
Door opener
"Defense of Fort M'Henry" author
Sardine can attachment
Vital
F or G, but not H
A major, e.g.
Chief
Essential
Piano part
F or G, but not H
One on a ring
Shift, for one
With 26-Down, popular vacation area
C major or D minor
Sardine can attachment
Ring dangler
One of a Florida island group
G, e.g., but not H
Lock's partner
One of a Florida chain
Small island
Door opener
Vital
Paramount
Lock opener
Florida attraction
Church ___
Shift, tab or enter
Florida attraction
Door opener
Skeleton, for one
Author of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Important
Lock opener
Sardine-can opener
Answer sheet
Answer sheet
Clue for 19- and 59- Across, and 9- and 26-Down
"Defense of Fort M'Henry" author
Ring thing
G, but not H
F major or E minor
Opener
___ West
Janitor's jangler
C minor, for one
Crucial
Map clarifier
G, but not H
"Defense of Fort M'Henry" writer
__ lime pie
F major or E minor
Lock opener
A flat, e.g.
Clue for 19- and 59- Across, and 9- and 26-Down
Vital
Alt, for one
Opener
Map clarifier
Piano part
Cryptographer's aid
Essential
ALT or ESC
Very important
"Brand New ___": Melanie
53-Down is one
Islet
F, G, but not H
He wrote "Defense of Fort M'Henry"
A minor, e.g.
Opener
Highly important
A minor, perhaps
A minor, perhaps
B flat, for one
Entrance requirement, often
Solution
Crucial
C, say
Solution
Entrance requirement, often
"The Star-Spangled Banner" lyricist
B flat, for one
Pivotal
One of 88
Musical notation
Anthem composer
Pivotal
Opener
Hotelier's handout
Vital
ALT or ESC
Cryptographer's need
Indication
Door opener?
Largo, for one
Code breaker
'Brand New --' ('71 hit)
A or E, but not I
C or D, perhaps
Florida feature
Really important
Tonal system
Shift, tab or caps lock
Skeleton ___
Car starter
Skeleton, for one
Crucial
Note or stone preceder
Reef
Highly important
Answer book
Anthem author
Where a center plays
Solution
Musical tonality
Pivotal
Cryptogram-cracking tool?
Author of "Defense of Fort M'Henry"
F or G, but not H
Anthem man
One of 88 on an eighty-eight
Important
E or G, e.g.
Word before stone or stroke
Cryptologist's code
Cryptogram-cracking aid
Significant
Chief
Sardine can attachment
"___ Largo"
Piano part
A- or B-flat
Cryptanalyst's need
Sardine-can opener
A major, maybe
F or G, but not H
Ignition insert
Locking device
C minor, e.g.
Important
Grader's aid
Roller skater's need, once
Kind of case or ring
Door opener
Bit of Florida
Seattle arena
Island
Barrel
Essential
Codebreaker's discovery
____ West FL
Anthem lyricist
Roller skate accessory
Central
Lyricist from Maryland
Choirmaster's announcement
One of EIGHTY-EIGHT
Largo or West
Pitch
F or G, for example, but not H
Kind of board or chain
This could be a skeleton
___ Largo
Cotter pin
Small island
___ West, Fla.
Fla.'s ___ Largo
Lock's buddy
One of 88 for Van Cliburn
"The Star-Spangled Banner" composer
___ lime pie
Typewriter lever
Opener of a sort
Low island
Of crucial importance
"Hazel" cartoonist
Clavis
Cartoonist who created "Hazel"
Reef
Means of access
Answer to a puzzle
Clue
Car starter
Offshore reef
Anthem author
Important
Word before West or Largo
Word with board or stone
C or F, e.g.
West or Largo
West or stone
Lock's partner
Solution
___ West
Anthem name
West, for one
Anthem writer
Legend, as on a map
Map explanation
Islet
Code.
Opener.
Vital point.
Essential.
Islet.
___ West.
Coral islet.
Low island.
Tone of voice.
Code book.
Essential person or thing.
Typewriter part.
Device to turn a bolt.
Reef or low island.
Most important part.
Anthem author.
___ Largo, island off SE Florida.
Songwriter of Sept 14, 1814.
Low island or reef.
Part of typewriter.
He wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Emblem on Varden's house: Barnaby Rudge.
U. S. lawyer (1780–1843).
Author of our national anthem.
Lever on a piano.
It's got all the answers
It's just for openers
Singer's milieu?
Very important
Requirement for solving a Vigenère cipher
A capo adjusts it
Critical
Crucial
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