Crossword Genius

Expecting initially positive ruling (8)


I believe the answer is:


'expecting' is the definition.

'initially positive ruling' is the wordplay.
'initially' says to take the initial letters.
'ruling' becomes 'regnant' ('regnant' can be a synonym of 'ruling').
The initial letter of 'positive' is 'p'.

(Other definitions for pregnant that I've seen before include "loaded" , "Gravid" , "Expecting a baby" , "Expecting a child" , "With child, enceinte" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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