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Word "LEAD" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
be in charge of
Synonyms:
head

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
the introductory section of a story
Synonyms:
lead-in, lede
Examples:
it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
take somebody somewhere
Synonyms:
conduct, direct, guide, take
Examples:
We lead him to our chief

Crossword Clues for LEAD

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Preside over Premier Sunday 20 Jun 2021
It's usually played by a star LA Times Daily 13 Jun 2021
It's usually played by a star The Washington Post 13 Jun 2021
Pencil part Thomas Joseph 27 May 2021
Top-billed performer New York Times 12 May 2021
Graphite The Sun Two Speed 14 Apr 2021
Be the best in heavy metal The Sun Two Speed 14 Apr 2021
Go ahead The Telegraph Quick 26 Mar 2021
Go ahead Wall Street Journal 23 Mar 2021
Metal for an alchemist The Washington Post Sunday 21 Mar 2021
Type of metal rim from Daimler Irish Times Crosaire 27 Feb 2021
Starring role The Washington Post 14 Feb 2021
Starring role LA Times Daily 14 Feb 2021
Base metal Canadiana 01 Feb 2021
Malleable metallic element Irish Times Simplex 22 Jan 2021
Soft metal to conduct The Sun Two Speed 08 Dec 2020
It may be 0.7 millimeters wide Universal 07 Dec 2020
Principal part Newsday 04 Dec 2020
Heavy metal pioneer The Telegraph Toughie 01 Dec 2020
Household paint no longer contains it The Washington Post 25 Nov 2020
Be the captain of Universal 22 Nov 2020
Starring role Eugene Sheffer 11 Nov 2020
Guitar's cable The Telegraph Quick 06 Nov 2020
Show the way Universal 05 Nov 2020
Detective's need Universal 18 Oct 2020
Show the way The Washington Post 15 Oct 2020
Show the way LA Times Daily 15 Oct 2020
Material in automobile batteries New York Times 01 Oct 2020
Principal guitar in heavy metal The Sun Two Speed 13 Sep 2020
Heavy metal Newsday 03 Sep 2020
Old paint additive Jonesin 18 Aug 2020
Coveted 12-Across Family Time 10 Aug 2020
Captain on all sides today Irish Times Crosaire 25 Jul 2020
Heavy metal New York Times 24 Jul 2020
Show the way USA Today 23 Jul 2020
One with top billing Universal 09 Jul 2020
Pencil filler Eugene Sheffer 25 Jun 2020
Metal; clue The Times Concise 19 Jun 2020
Top-billed role Newsday 18 Jun 2020
Play the first card LA Times Daily 31 May 2020
Play the first card The Washington Post 31 May 2020
Starring role Wall Street Journal 09 May 2020
Metaphorical heavy balloon material Universal 19 Apr 2020
Be in first place Newsday 15 Apr 2020
Mechanical pencil need Universal 08 Apr 2020
Detective's aid LA Times Daily 05 Apr 2020
Detective's aid The Washington Post 05 Apr 2020
Escort four characters found in 14 down from the start Irish Times Crosaire 04 Apr 2020
Boy round east finds metal The Sun Two Speed 20 Mar 2020
Guide The Sun Two Speed 20 Mar 2020
Act as a guide Newsday 02 Mar 2020
Annie of 'Annie,' e.g The Washington Post Sunday 01 Mar 2020
& 12 Across What sounds like 'Now is the winter of our discontent ...' maybe? The Telegraph Toughie 07 Feb 2020
Run the show The Washington Post 24 Dec 2019
Run the show LA Times Daily 24 Dec 2019
Main role Universal 10 Dec 2019
Heavy metal boy round east The Sun Two Speed 06 Dec 2019
Heavy metal
Metal van The Telegraph Cryptic 09 Nov 2019
Usher LA Times Daily 27 Oct 2019
Usher The Washington Post 27 Oct 2019
Heavy metal The Washington Post 25 Oct 2019
Heavy metal LA Times Daily 25 Oct 2019
Weapon in Clue New York Times 18 Sep 2019
Guide by going in front Irish Times Simplex 16 Sep 2019
Criminologist's clue USA Today 14 Sep 2019
Take charge USA Today 12 Sep 2019
Title role, often The Washington Post Sunday 08 Sep 2019
Pb, on a table LA Times Daily 30 Aug 2019
Pb, on a table The Washington Post 30 Aug 2019
Spearhead Premier Sunday 25 Aug 2019
Radiation shield metal USA Today 11 Aug 2019
Aid for a detective New York Times 11 Aug 2019
Direct Premier Sunday 11 Aug 2019
Star element The Telegraph Cryptic 06 Aug 2019
Be proactive Newsday 26 Jul 2019
Sinker metal USA Today 25 Jul 2019
Heavy malleable metallic element Irish Times Simplex 10 Jul 2019
Curling team member Canadiana 24 Jun 2019
Heavy metal guitar? The Sun Two Speed 21 Jun 2019
Blaze a trail Family Time 17 Jun 2019
It follows thallium in the periodic table Wall Street Journal 13 Jun 2019
Detective's need LA Times Daily 12 Jun 2019
Detective's need The Washington Post 12 Jun 2019
It's below tin on the periodic table Wall Street Journal 04 Jun 2019
Heavy metal's first guitarist The Telegraph Toughie 30 May 2019
Play auditioner's hope New York Times 25 May 2019
Show the way Newsday 22 Apr 2019
Youngster grasping puzzle's last clue The Telegraph Toughie 02 Apr 2019
Of the stable elements, ____ has the highest atomic number The Times Specialist Sunday 31 Mar 2019
Shot Wall Street Journal 28 Mar 2019
Show the way Wall Street Journal 23 Mar 2019
Pencil filler Universal 20 Mar 2019
Take the reins USA Today 01 Mar 2019
Pb New York Times 24 Feb 2019
Top part Wall Street Journal 13 Feb 2019
Play the first card USA Today 07 Feb 2019
Brit's 54 Down Newsday 27 Jan 2019
Weapon in Clue
Play auditioner's hope
Pb
Aid for a detective
Detective's need
Heavy metal
Pb, on a table
Usher
Top part
Show the way
Shot
It's below tin on the periodic table
It follows thallium in the periodic table
Take the reins
Take charge
Sinker metal
Radiation shield metal
Play the first card
Criminologist's clue
Pencil filler
Its symbol is Pb USA Today 20 Dec 2018
Starring role Newsday 18 Dec 2018
Clue for a detective New York Times 07 Dec 2018
The first to go out of shot in the war sense Irish Times Crosaire 03 Dec 2018
Its symbol is Pb Family Time 18 Nov 2018
Take charge of The Washington Post 15 Nov 2018
Take charge of LA Times Daily 15 Nov 2018
Metal; show the way The Times Concise 25 Sep 2018
Detective's clue USA Today 21 Aug 2018
Heavy metal element The Sun Two Speed 13 Aug 2018
Heavy metal from humble admirer The Sun Two Speed 13 Aug 2018
Heavy metal guitar, say The Sun Two Speed 27 Jul 2018
Leash The Sun Two Speed 27 Jul 2018
Malleable metal USA Today 23 Jul 2018
Male waltzer, traditionally USA Today 20 Jul 2018
Take charge on the dance floor USA Today 15 Jul 2018
Toxic metal in paint, once USA Today 06 May 2018
Full of energy, juvenile star The Telegraph Toughie 01 May 2018
Element in many stained-glass windows The Washington Post Sunday 08 Apr 2018
Adelaide has no idea this stops boxer getting too far ahead of himself Irish Times Crosaire 09 Mar 2018
Gasoline additive, once USA Today 26 Feb 2018
Detective's find USA Today 13 Feb 2018
Heavy metal Thomas Joseph 08 Feb 2018
Follower's opposite Family Time 07 Jan 2018
Detective's find
Detective's clue
Gasoline additive, once
Its symbol is Pb
Starring role
Take charge of
Toxic metal in paint, once
Take charge on the dance floor
Male waltzer, traditionally
Malleable metal
Show the way
Clue for a detective
Show the way The Times Concise 13 Dec 2017
X-ray shield element The Washington Post Sunday 26 Nov 2017
Adelaide has no idea of principal role Irish Times Crosaire 25 Nov 2017
Principal means of linking computer The Telegraph Toughie 09 Nov 2017
Detective's aid The Washington Post Sunday 08 Oct 2017
Coveted role Newsday 05 Oct 2017
Assume command of Universal 04 Oct 2017
Blocker of Superman's X-ray vision USA Today 04 Oct 2017
Pb, to chemists New York Times 11 Sep 2017
Guide The Telegraph Quick 07 Sep 2017
Top attraction for metal thieves? The Telegraph Cryptic 21 Jul 2017
Toxic metal in old paint USA Today 11 Jul 2017
Accompany to show the way Irish Times Simplex 21 Jun 2017
Main role New York Times 09 May 2017
Gas additive of yore Universal 06 May 2017
Metal attachment to dog? The Telegraph Cryptic 14 Apr 2017
Primary part The Washington Post 02 Apr 2017
Primary part LA Times Daily 02 Apr 2017
Main role Thomas Joseph 30 Mar 2017
The periodic table's Pb Universal 09 Mar 2017
Heavy metal's starring role The Telegraph Cryptic 01 Mar 2017
X-ray blocker USA Today 05 Feb 2017
Assume command of
Toxic metal in old paint
Blocker of Superman's X-ray vision
Gas additive of yore
Main role
Pb, to chemists
Main role Premier Sunday 06 Nov 2016
Pipe material Wall Street Journal 14 Oct 2016
Pencil core Wall Street Journal 27 Sep 2016
Set the pace LA Times Daily 16 Aug 2016
Cardiogram connection LA Times Daily 13 Aug 2016
Guide on the dance floor Jonesin 02 Aug 2016
X-ray vision stopper USA Today 26 Jul 2016
Pb, to a chemist New York Times 18 Jul 2016
Top-billed performer Newsday 14 Jul 2016
Main part Wall Street Journal 14 Jul 2016
Element below tin on the periodic table The Washington Post 14 Jul 2016
Clue recurring in puzzle, a debatable addition The Telegraph Cryptic 05 Jun 2016
Main part The Washington Post 22 May 2016
Sinker material Universal 16 Apr 2016
What a detective follows Family Time 27 Mar 2016
Point the way The Washington Post 24 Mar 2016
Baserunner's steps off the bag USA Today 08 Mar 2016
Show the way Eugene Sheffer 07 Mar 2016
Newspaper article's first paragraph The Washington Post 05 Mar 2016
Base of some paints The Washington Post 03 Mar 2016
Go ahead; element The Times Concise 02 Mar 2016
Assume command Family Time 29 Feb 2016
Go ahead Thomas Joseph 27 Feb 2016
Short wire used as jumper — Pb The Guardian Quick 20 Feb 2016
Conduct The Telegraph Quick 10 Feb 2016
Gasoline additive, once The Washington Post 05 Jan 2016
Set the pace
Pb, to a chemist
Cardiogram connection
X-ray vision stopper
Starring role
Show the way New York Times 28 Dec 2015
Show the way Canadiana 21 Dec 2015
Starring role Universal 18 Dec 2015
Command; metal The Times Concise 14 Dec 2015
It blocks Superman's X-ray vision New York Times 07 Dec 2015
Star part The Washington Post 29 Nov 2015
Go ahead with the roof covering The Telegraph Cryptic 16 Nov 2015
Heavy metal The Guardian Quick 07 Nov 2015
Head or heart of a writer? The Times Cryptic 22 Oct 2015
Modern paint no-no New York Times 20 Oct 2015
Pencil part Wall Street Journal 12 Oct 2015
Something for the detective on the outskirts of Leningrad Irish Times Crosaire 08 Oct 2015
'Pb' element Premier Sunday 27 Sep 2015
A heavy metal The Telegraph Quick 23 Sep 2015
Metallic element The Telegraph Quick 01 Sep 2015
Detective's need USA Today 14 Aug 2015
With 42-Down, literally, control completely New York Times 06 Aug 2015
Main part LA Times Daily 24 Jul 2015
Dancer Fred Astaire, to Adele New York Times 17 Jul 2015
Pet controller LA Times Daily 02 May 2015
Heavy metal Canadiana 20 Apr 2015
Principal performer in heavy metal? The Times Cryptic 13 Apr 2015
Begin Eugene Sheffer 07 Apr 2015
Radiation shield material New York Times 22 Feb 2015
Principal role LA Times Daily 17 Feb 2015
Heavy metal guitar accessory? The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Feb 2015
Solder component Wall Street Journal 30 Jan 2015
Show the way
Alchemist's raw material
Star part
Main part
Pet controller
Principal role
Be in first place
Starring role
Dancer Fred Astaire, to Adele
It blocks Superman's X-ray vision
Modern paint no-no
Radiation shield material
Show the way
With 42-Down, literally, control completely
'Pb' element
Detective's need
Starring role
Detective's need
Pencil part
Solder component
Show people the way Jonesin 01 Jan 2015
Female __
Act as a guide
Sleuth's clue
Actor's goal
Auditioner's hope
Be atop the standings
Biggest role
First news story
Pewter component, sometimes
Coveted role
Take charge
Sinker metal
See 36 Across
Principal role
Material for a failed balloon (Tribute #1)
Alpha dog's place
Set an example
Take charge on the dance floor
Plum part
Clue for Kojak
Base of some paints
Conduct, as an orchestra
Enviable position
Show the way
Pb is its symbol
Take control
Be in charge
Pb is its symbol
Coveted role
Headliner
Show the way
Period for preparation
Go first
Type of guitarist
Pipe material
Element with the symbol Pb
Main part
Starring role
Word before "singer" or "guitar"
Go first
Open a card game
Coveted role
Hollow point bullet component
Element between thallium and bismuth on the periodic table
Assume command of
Headliner
Something to get out
Take charge
Barrier for X-ray vision
Alchemy material
Detective's aid
Fat part
Guide one's dance partner
Heavy metal
Coveted role
Kind of balloon
Sleuth's quest
Solder component
This causes Superman to squint
Clue in a case
Heavy metal
Sleuth's quest
Hold first place
Frontrunner's position
Be winning
Clue in a case
Solo
What the better guitarist takes
Galena product
Main role
Biggest part
Assume command
Help for a sales rep
Take charge
Blaze a trail
Be a star
X-ray vision deterrent
Heavy metal
What a detective follows
With 34-Across, slag furnace input
Chair, say
Sleuth's quest
Male ballroom dancer, traditionally
Go first
Heavy metal
Take the reins
Clue
Be the bellwether
Star's part
Take charge
Chair, say
Clue
Star's part
Guide one's dance partner
Cause of some poisoning
Head the pack
X-ray vision blocker
Buckshot's makeup
Pb
Promising clue, to a detective
Coveted role
X-ray vision thwarter
Element whose symbol is Pb
What U-238 ultimately becomes
Have more points than
X-ray vision thwarter
Element whose symbol is Pb
X-ray vision blocker
Pb, in chemistry
Show the way
X-ray blocker
Be in command
Main character
Reporter's first paragraph
Starring role
A winning team may sit on one
Take the point
Spearhead
Detective's need
Wield a baton
Assume command
Big part
Use a baton
Detective's aid
X-ray blocker
Be a pioneer
Assume command of
Front runner's position
Hold first place
Quarterback
Bullets
Big part
Balloon material?
Barrier for Superman's X-ray vision
Detective's find
It can be removed by chelation
It's between thallium and bismuth in the periodic table
Pewter component, once
Makeup of a heavy balloon?
Principal
Head up
Chief
Spearhead
Start off
Cause of painter's colic
Plum role
Role for a star
What a salesperson may follow
Spearhead
Bullets
Detective's find
Makeup of a heavy balloon?
Principal
"Get the ___ out!"
Distance from a base
Pb
Play first
Big role
Play first
Prime role
Type of balloon
Call the shots
Promising clue
Be in front
Assume command
Actor's goal
Distance from a base
Direct
Element whose symbol comes from the Latin word "plumbum"
Sinker material
Essential for an investigator
Metal used in storage batteries
Promising clue
Main role
Its symbol is Pb
Bullets
Galena component
Pb
Pencil refill
Distance from a base
Balloon variety
Be in charge of
Type of balloon
Balloon variety
Cause of painter's colic
Direct
Element removed from gasoline
Top part
Get it out and you'll move faster
Direct
Certain movie role
Detective's need
Desired role
Enviable position
Promising clue
X-ray vision can't penetrate it
Dog leash
Pb, on the periodic table
Something to go on
Spearhead
Starring role
__ poisoning
What a detective follows
One lap, maybe, in a race
Galena extract
Headliner
Dangerous ingredient in paint
Role for Hanks
Principal role
Primary role
Get it out to go faster
Be off the base, perhaps
Metal that Superman can't see through
Tip
Go first
Its symbol is Pb
Word with foot or weight
News story's first paragraph
Conduct
Direct
Starring role
Be off the base, perhaps
Wield a baton
Starring role
Bullets, slangily
One of a pair of dancers
Set the pace
Extraction from galena ore
Its symbol is Pb
Get ahead
Guide
Sinker material
X-ray vision thwarter
Major part
Buckshot's makeup
Make the first moves, in dancing
Take control
Solder component
Dream of aspiring actors
Picture part
Help for a sales rep
Get the point?
One of a ballroom couple
Guide
Superman's protection against kryptonite
Front-runner's edge
One of two ballroom dancers
X-ray blocker
Balloon material?
Show the way
Conduct
Take charge of
Preceeds belly and foot
Guide
Starring role
Usher
Precedes belly and foot
Detective's need
Take the van
Pencil innard?
Hold first place
Heavy metal
Starring role
Heavy metal
Spearhead
Salesman's opportunity
Conduct
Command
X-ray vision thwarter
Star on Broadway
Play first
"Get the ___ out!"
Command
X ray blocker
Its symbol is Pb
Command
Pewter component
Pipe metal, once
One of a pair of dancers
Sinker material
Its chemical symbol is Pb
Show the way
Tip, to Columbo
Best part
Inkling
Conduct
Direct
Sinker material
It's out of gas, mostly
"Get the __ out!"
Pb
Pencil refill
Set the pace
Vanguard
Prime role
Conduct
Baserunner's ploy
Big part
Hindrance for Superman
Not back up
Pewter component
Be ahead by a head
Before foot or belly
Take the van
Get ahead
___ -pipe cinch
Auditioner's hope
Star
X-ray vision stopper
X-ray shield
Best part
Pencil filler
Hold first place
Primary role
One of a ballroom couple
Kind of balloon
Helpful information
Best part
Actor's goal
Principal role
Bridge term
Conduct
Spearhead
Symbol is Pb
Guide
Plumbago
Movers get this out
Go ahead
Get the ____ out!
First place
Precede
Head the cast
Before foot or weight
Pencil's innards
Pb, elementally speaking
Be a star
Kind of story
Conduct
Be the bellwether
Go first
Induce
Star
X-ray stopper
Guide on the dance floor
Galena product
Kind of line
Pencil filler
Use a baton
Wield a baton
Hot clue
Problem for Superman
Prized role
Major role
Graphite
Bridge move
Gray element
Principal
Vanguard
Set the pace
Van
Direct
Plumbum
Common pollutant
Be in first place
Sometime gasoline ingredient
Open a card game
Usher
___ off (begin)
Heavy element
Head start
An element
Take charge
Heavy metal
Take charge
Desired role
Mr. Shoemaker's goal
With 5 and 38 Across, pious N.Y.C. tot's plea
News story opener
"___, Kindly Light"
Top job for Vincent
Bridge player's decision
Clue
Star part
Take the reins
Toy-soldier material
Indication
"___ us not . . . "
Symbol of heaviness
Play the first card
Pencil power
Kind of pencil
Part of a pencil
___-pipe cinch
Leash
Metal
Start a hand
Part of a news story
Example.
Symbol of heaviness.
Role.
Go ahead.
Pace the field.
Guide.
Plumbum.
Star part.
Precedence.
Be in the van.
Metal.
Conduct.
Bridge play.
Part in 1 Across.
Front place.
X-ray shielding.
Pb.
Direct.
Plummet.
Starring role.
Excel.
Element.
First place.
Introduction to a news story.
Take the initiative.
Salesman's prospect.
Clue.
Part of pewter.
Graphite.
Important part.
Star role.
Hit first, in boxing.
Foremost position.
Have charge of.
Sounding weight.
Take charge.
Open.
Stellar part.
Product of Montana.
4th from the longest and strongest.
Product of galena.
Principal part in a play.
Pilot.
The Dodgers hold it.
Product of Missouri.
Ingredient of pewter.
First paragraph.
Its ore is galena.
Induce.
___ poisoning
Hold first
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