Crossword Genius

Conjecture in East about 'Wise Men' (7)


I believe the answer is:


'conjecture' is the definition.

'in east about wise men' is the wordplay.
'east' becomes 'e' ('E' can be a synonym of 'east').
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'wise men' becomes 'magi' (I've seen this before).
'ine' enclosing 'magi' is 'IMAGINE'.

(Other definitions for imagine that I've seen before include "Suppose; think up" , "A Gemini? (anag)" , "Believe to be so, suppose" , "Form a mental picture" , "Form a mental image in the mind" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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