Crossword Genius

B in test characteristic of a certain group (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tribal

Here is my best explanation:

'characteristic of a certain group' is the definition.

'b in test' is the subsidiary indication.

'in' is an insertion indicator.

'test' becomes 'trial' ('trial' can be a synonym of 'test'**).

'b' inserted within 'trial' is 'tribal'.

(Other definitions for tribal that I've seen before include "Belonging to social grouping", "Like many primitive societies", "Of racial group or clan", "Of a group of people related by blood", "Relating to a social group", "Relating to people related by blood", "Of a traditional social group", "Relating to kinship groups", "Ethnic, sectional" and "Characterised by strong group loyalty".)

Ross

Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play