Word "TEC" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a police officer who investigates crimes
Synonyms:
detective, investigator, police detective

Crossword Clues for TEC

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Gumshoe Wall Street Journal 26 Jul 2022
Sleuth, slangily Premier Sunday 10 Jul 2022
Gumshoe or PI Family Time 12 Jun 2022
Many a noir hero LA Times Daily 30 Dec 2021
Slangy sleuth Premier Sunday 05 Dec 2021
Gumshoe New York Times 20 Nov 2021
Gumshoe Wall Street Journal 07 Sep 2021
Private eye, quaintly New York Times 09 Aug 2021
Private eye, in old lingo New York Times 03 Aug 2021
Gumshoe Thomas Joseph 19 Jul 2021
Shamus LA Times Daily 30 May 2021
Shamus The Washington Post 30 May 2021
Sleuth, in old slang Premier Sunday 30 May 2021
Gumshoe Wall Street Journal 06 May 2021
Noir sleuth The Washington Post 29 Aug 2020
Noir sleuth LA Times Daily 29 Aug 2020
Gumshoe The Washington Post 26 Jul 2020
Gumshoe LA Times Daily 26 Jul 2020
Shamus New York Times 06 Jun 2020
Gumshoe Family Time 01 Jun 2020
Sleuth, slangily Premier Sunday 08 Dec 2019
TV's Jim Rockford, for one LA Times Daily 24 Nov 2019
TV's Jim Rockford, for one The Washington Post 24 Nov 2019
Investigator, informally Jonesin 22 Oct 2019
P.I., in old slang The New Yorker 29 Jul 2019
Sam Spade, e.g., informally New York Times 24 May 2019
Sleuth, in slang New York Times 20 May 2019
Gumshoe Newsday 07 Apr 2019
Noir investigator, slangily Jonesin 02 Apr 2019
Noir hero LA Times Daily 21 Feb 2019
Noir hero The Washington Post 21 Feb 2019
Sleuth Eugene Sheffer 04 Feb 2019
Gumshoe
Gumshoe
Sam Spade, e.g., informally
Sleuth, in slang
Noir hero
PI kin Universal 15 Dec 2018
Sleuth Universal 05 Dec 2018
Private eye, etc Universal 28 Nov 2018
Solver with a set of clues, for short New York Times 16 Nov 2018
PI or sleuth Universal 01 Oct 2018
P.I. kin Universal 21 Sep 2018
Sleuth, for short Newsday 02 Sep 2018
Chandler/Hammett hero Newsday 25 Aug 2018
Private eye, informally Jonesin 14 Aug 2018
Film noir stock character Newsday 10 Aug 2018
Old-time investigator Newsday 29 Jun 2018
Clue seeker, briefly Universal 18 Jun 2018
P.I Family Time 03 Jun 2018
Shamus Universal 25 Apr 2018
Sleuth kin Universal 23 Apr 2018
Private eye LA Times Daily 15 Apr 2018
Private eye New York Times 15 Apr 2018
Private eye, slangily Universal 08 Apr 2018
Hero of hard-boiled fiction Newsday 01 Apr 2018
Private eye Universal 27 Mar 2018
Investigator, in old film noir New York Times 26 Mar 2018
Sam Spade type The Washington Post 28 Jan 2018
Sam Spade type LA Times Daily 28 Jan 2018
P.I New York Times 25 Jan 2018
PI kin
Investigator, in old film noir
Solver with a set of clues, for short
Sam Spade type
Clue seeker, briefly
P.I. kin
PI or sleuth
Private eye, etc.
Private eye, slangily
Shamus
Sleuth
Sleuth kin
Private eye
One who might document assignations, informally
Shamus
P.I., slangily Jonesin 14 Nov 2017
Private eye The Washington Post 05 Nov 2017
Private eye, in old slang New York Times 18 Oct 2017
Snooping pro Newsday 16 Sep 2017
Sleuth's cohort Universal 08 Sep 2017
Adulterer follower, in slang LA Times Daily 27 May 2017
Adulterer follower, in slang The Washington Post 27 May 2017
Frequent film noir protagonist Newsday 03 Mar 2017
Adulterer follower, in slang
Sleuth's cohort
Private eye, in old slang
Clue hunter, informally Jonesin 20 Dec 2016
Investigator's hours out of college The Times Cryptic 21 Nov 2016
Sleuth, in potboilers Universal 10 Aug 2016
PI Universal 07 Jul 2016
Lt. Columbo, e.g Universal 09 Mar 2016
D.Tracy, for one Canadiana 04 Jan 2016
PI
Sleuth, in potboilers
Sleuth, slangily LA Times Daily 27 Dec 2015
Sleuth, for short Eugene Sheffer 26 Dec 2015
Sam Spade, e.g LA Times Daily 05 Dec 2015
P.I Universal 12 Nov 2015
Sleuth in pulp fiction USA Today 07 Oct 2015
M.Hammer or S.Holmes Canadiana 28 Sep 2015
Columbo, for one Universal 22 Aug 2015
P.I., e.g USA Today 18 Aug 2015
P.I., e.g Universal 29 Jun 2015
Gumshoe USA Today 24 Jun 2015
Detective, slangily Canadiana 22 Jun 2015
Sleuth (Sl.) Eugene Sheffer 12 Jun 2015
Private Eye shortly gets half of 27 down Irish Times Crosaire 09 May 2015
Investigator doesn't finish college The Telegraph Toughie 17 Feb 2015
Sleuth, in slang USA Today 13 Feb 2015
Columbo, famously (Abbr.) USA Today 05 Feb 2015
Investigator regularly observed in the act The Telegraph Toughie 29 Jan 2015
Sleuth, in slang
Columbo, for one
Sleuth in pulp fiction
P.I., e.g.
Gumshoe
Columbo, famously (Abbr.)
P.I.
Sleuth, slangily
Sam Spade, e.g.
P.I., e.g.
Whodunit solver, briefly
Sleuth
Clue analyzer, in slang
Private eye
Investigator, informally
Old-time gumshoe
Sleuth, in old crime fiction
Private eye
Philip Marlowe type, informally
Classic Bogart role, in slang
20-Across, e.g., informally
Private eye, slangily
PI
Gumshoe
Sleuth, to Sayers
Sam Spade, e.g., for short
Clue collector, slangily
G-man
Gumshoe, briefly
Pulp fiction gumshoe
Sleuth, slangily
Pulp fiction gumshoe
Investigator, briefly
Investigator, slangily
Private eye, slangily
Shamus
Investigator, slangily
Noir protagonist
P.I.
Caper film narrator, often
Caper investigator
Gumshoe, for short
Criminal investigator, for short
Private investigator, in old slang
Private eye, for short
Investigator, slangily
Noir hero
Private investigator, in slang
Dick
Private eye, informally
Gumshoe
Dick
P.I.
Gumshoe or shamus
Gumshoe, briefly
Sleuth, in slang
Gumshoe
Common pulp protagonist
He works on a case-by-case basis
He works on a case-by-case basis
Sleuth, in slang
Gumshoe
Gumshoe, briefly
Slangy sleuth
Sleuth, briefly
Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, e.g.
Shamus
Gumshoe
Clue analyzer, in slang
P.I.
Short investigator?
Sleuth, slangily
Hammett's Spade, e.g.
Sleuth, informally
Gumshoe
Sherlock
Spade, e.g., for short
Dick Tracy, e.g.
Private eye, briefly
Shamus
Private eye
Hammett's Spade, e.g.
Slangy sleuth
Private eye
Private eye, briefly
Sam Spade type
Private eye, briefly
Dick
Hawkshaw
Private dick
Investigator, slangily
Sleuth, slangily
Dick Tracy is one, briefly
Private eye
Pulp protagonist, perhaps
Gumshoe, slangily
Dick Tracy is one, briefly
V.I. Warshawski, e.g.
Sleuth, in slang
V.I. Warshawski, e.g.
Spade, e.g., briefly
P.I.
Shamus
Magnum, e.g., briefly
Magnum, e.g., briefly
Shamus
Spade, e.g., briefly
Spade, e.g., slangily
Private eye, slangily
Gumshoe, for short
Private eye, slangily
Spade, e.g., slangily
Gumshoe
P.I.
P.I.
Hammer or Spade, e.g.
Hammer or Spade
Sleuth, slangily
Short investigator
Sam Spade, for one
Person with a magnifying glass, for short?
Gumshoe
Clue hunter, informally
Hammer, e.g., briefly
Hi-__: shoe brand
Hi-__: shoe brand
Hammer, e.g., briefly
Gumshoe, for short
Either half of 42 Across
Private dick
Dick Tracy, e.g.
Gumshoe
Spade or Hammer
Dick
Investigator, briefly
Gumshoe
PI
Investigator, slangily
Investigator, briefly
Pulp fiction gumshoe
Shamus
Case studier, slangily
Clue hunter, informally
Sleuth
Magnum, for one
Pulp fiction sleuth
Sleuth, in potboilers
Old-time gumshoe
Gumshoe, for short
Clue collector, slangily
Magnum, for one
Sleuth, for short
P.I.
P.I., e.g.
Sleuth, for short
Dick
Private eye
Pinkerton, e.g.
Sherlock
Sleuth in pulp fiction
Columbo, for one
Eye
Dick
P.I.^TE
PI
Sleuth, informally
PI
P.I.
Private eye, for short
Sleuth, informally
Short investigator
Shamus
Private eye
Sleuth
Private eye
Operator: Abbr.
Mike Hammer, for one
Investigator for short
Hawkshaw
Shamus
Soho sleuth
Lt. Columbo, e.g.
Old-time gumshoe
Sam Spade, e.g.
Spade or Hammer
Gumshoe
Shamus
Sleuth
L.A.P.D. member
See 50 Down
Hawkshaw
Operative, for short
Flatfoot's relative
Soho sleuth
Plainclothesman, for short
Sleuth, for short.
Gumshoe.
Private eye.
Operative: Slang.
Dick.
Clue man.
Hawkshaw.
Sleuth.
Plain-clothes man: Slang.
Gumshoe, for short.
Sleuth: Slang.
Sleuth: Sl.
Army subrating: Abbr.
Detective: Slang.
Thief's enemy: Colloq.
Dick
___-9 (semi-automatic weapon)
Case guy
He works on a case by case basis
Shamus
Queen, e.g., for short
He's a dick
Case guy, for short
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