Crossword Genius

Fortunate girl sheltering king (5)


I believe the answer is:


'fortunate' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'girl sheltering king' is the wordplay.
'girl' becomes 'lucy' ().
'sheltering' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'king' becomes 'K' (abbreviation for king in chess).
'lucy' placed around 'k' is 'LUCKY'.

(Other definitions for lucky that I've seen before include "Serendipitous" , "Game where prizes are picked from a tub" , "Auspicious" , "Fortunate" , "by chance" .)

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