Crossword Genius

Clear round left one unconscious (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oblivious

Here is my best explanation:

'unconscious' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'clear round left one' is the subsidiary indication.

'clear' becomes 'obvious' ('obvious' can be similar in meaning to 'clear'**).

'round' is an insertion indicator.

'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).

'one' becomes 'i' (roman numeral).

'l'+'i'='li'

'obvious' placed around 'li' is 'oblivious'.

(Other definitions for oblivious that I've seen before include "Unaware", "Totally unaware", "In ignorance", "Heedless", "Unconscious", "Blind (to)", "Ignorant", "Forgetful; unaware", "Apt to forget" and "totally in the dark?".)

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