Crossword Genius

Course designers ultimately admitted to waste (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dessert

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

Here is my best explanation:

'course' is the definition.
(dessert is a kind of course)

'designers ultimately admitted to waste' is the wordplay.
'ultimately' indicates one should take the final letters.
'admitted to' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'waste' becomes 'desert' (a desert may be described as a wasteland).
The final letter of 'designers' is 's'.
's' inserted inside 'desert' is 'DESSERT'.

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 dessert that I've seen before include "Last course, sweet", "tart?", "end", "End of meal", "Pudding, sweet", "Spotted Dick is one", "Fool possibly", "Charlotte maybe", "Fruit and nuts, perhaps" and "Christmas pudding maybe".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play