Crossword Genius

Foodie heading for tavern after exam in postwar capital (3,6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bon vivant

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

Here is my best explanation:

'foodie' is the definition.
(person who enjoys a life of luxury)

'heading for tavern after exam in postwar capital' is the wordplay.
'heading for' indicates taking the first letters.
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'exam' becomes 'viva' (short for 'viva voce', an oral examination).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'postwar capital' becomes 'bonn' (capital of West Germany).
The first letter of 'tavern' is 't'.
'viva' going within 'bonn' is 'bonvivan'.
't' put after 'bonvivan' is 'bonvivant'.

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 bon vivant that I've seen before include "One who enjoys eating and drinking", "one enjoying best courses", "Gourmet", "He's fond of good food and wine - in France", "> who likes the good life?", "One living luxuriously", "Jovial companion" and "Hedonist".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play