Crossword Genius

Consecrated garden area containing fewer (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

blessed

Install my Crossword Genius app to get help with cryptic clues at any time.

Here is my best explanation:

'consecrated' is the definition.
('bless' can be a synonym of 'consecrate')

'garden area containing fewer' is the wordplay.
'garden area' becomes 'bed' (as in a flower bed).
'containing' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'fewer' becomes 'less' ('less' is associated in meaning with 'fewer').
'bed' enclosing 'less' is 'BLESSED'.

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 about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for blessed that I've seen before include "Holy", "Beatified", "Sanctified", "Highly favoured or fortunate", "in heaven", "Happy; beatified", "darned", "worthy of respect", "Made lucky - made holy" and "Endowed".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play