Crossword Genius

Game men with desire, heading off into dances (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bishops

Here is my best explanation:

'game men' is the definition.

(chess pieces)

'desire heading off into dances' is the subsidiary indication.

'desire heading off' becomes 'ish' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

'into' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'dances' becomes 'bops' (bopping is a kind of dancing).

'ish' placed within 'bops' is 'bishops'.

'with' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for bishops that I've seen before include "Prelates", "Chess pieces" and "Men".)

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