Crossword Genius

Gracious duke seen in tie (4)


I believe the answer is:


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

Here is my best explanation:

'tie' is the definition.
(cording is a kind of tiing)

'gracious duke' is the wordplay.
'gracious' becomes 'cor' (both are exclamations of surprise**).
'duke' becomes 'd'.

'seen in' acts as a link.


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 cord that I've seen before include "Line of twisted fibres or threads", "String", "Small rope; flex", "A measure of cut wood", "Strong string", "Flex; rope", "Small rope or thick string", "Rope; fabric", "Thick string" and "Thin string".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play