Crossword Genius

Briefly study issue with some common sense (6)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'some common sense' is the definition.


'briefly study issue' is the subsidiary indication.

'briefly' means to remove the last letter.

'study' becomes 'read' ('read' can be a synonym of 'study').

'issue' becomes 'son'.

'read' with its last letter taken off is 'rea'.


'with' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for reason that I've seen before include "Motivation or cause", "Cause for sanity", "Capacity for rational thought", "Sanity of senora", "Logic; excuse", "Sense", "Rationality", "Sanity, the ability to think", "Cause; think logically" and "Motive for an action".)


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