Crossword Genius

Greek character worried over following Britain's lead (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

beta

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

Here is my best explanation:

'greek character' is the definition.
(letter from the Greek alphabet)

'worried over following britain's lead' is the wordplay.
'worried' becomes 'ate' (something worrying may eat someone up**).
'over' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'following' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'lead' indicates taking the first letters.
The initial letter of 'britains' is 'b'.
'ate' back-to-front is 'eta'.
'eta' after 'b' is 'BETA'.

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 Independent

(Other definitions for beta that I've seen before include "Old character", "Alpha, --, gamma", "Second highest grade of mark", "less than perfect mark", "Second Greek letter, B", "It's next after alpha", "second class grade?", "Character between alpha and gamma", "Second-class" and "Greek 'b'".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play