5 Letter Words
for
Crossword Buffs

Here is a list of the most frequently occurring 5 letter words appearing in a selection of major American newspaper crosswords. I've included a range of clues for each crossword answer to give you a feel for the variety of clues you are likely to meet when attempting a crossword puzzle.

ALONE
Solo
"Home ___"
One way to go it
Like an eremite
In bad company, according to Bierce
ARENA
Sports stadium
Play area
"In the ___" (Nixon book)
Fan setting
It often has a ring in the middle
Bowl
AROMA
Bouquet
Appetite stimulant
Fresh pies have one
Kitchen drawer?
ATONE
Make amends
Do penance
Observe Yom Kippur
Square things
Do more than rue
EERIE
Spine-tingling
Appropriate for Halloween
Poe-ish
Like some coincidences
Like King's English
Causing horripilation
ENTER
Door sign
Stage direction
Key in
Butler's request
Cry from within
Long key
ERASE
Rub out
Remove one's slip
Blank tapes?
Prepare for reuse, perhaps
Get the lead out?
ERATO
Poet's muse
Lyre-playing muse
Sister of Clio
Calliope relative
IRATE
Furious
Seeing red
Choleric
Steamed
Close to erupting
IRENE
Ballroom dancer Castle
One of the Horae
Title woman in a Jim Carrey movie
Goddess of peace
Papas of "Zorba the Greek"
Castle with lots of steps
OPERA
Soap ___
Met offering
"La Traviata," e.g.
Verdi work
Horse ___
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