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The Clue

Formerly, of old (4 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer ERST is seen frequently, appearing about once every 50 puzzles.

Related Clues

Before, once
At first, at first
First, in Frankfurt
First: Ger.
Former "formerly"
Former, formerly
Formerly, formerly
Formerly, once
Lead-in to while
Once, once
Once, in the past
Previously, previously
At one time, at one time
While lead-in
Word with while
Formerly, old style
Formerly, old-style
Once, old-style
Formerly, but not recently
Old word before "while"
Beginner for a while?
Once, once upon a time


ERST as an adverb:

1. (once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst) = at a previous time; "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";