Crossword Genius

Give up in Split during inevitable outbreak of revolution (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

surrender

Here is my best explanation:

'give up' is the definition.

('surrender' can be a synonym of 'give up')

'split during inevitable outbreak of revolution' is the subsidiary indication.

'split' becomes 'rend' (I've seen this in other clues**).

'during' is an insertion indicator.

'inevitable' becomes 'sure' ('sure' can be similar in meaning to 'inevitable').

'outbreak of' suggests taking the first letters.

The first letter of 'revolution' is 'r'.

'rend' going into 'sure' is 'surrende'.

'surrende'+'r'='surrender'

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for surrender that I've seen before include "Give in", "Cede", "Capitulate, relinquish", "Wave the white flag", "Hand over", "capitulation", "Yield to the control of another", "Yield - release", "Concede" and "Capitulation".)

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

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play