Crossword Genius

Grub up — fish (no starter) (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:

'grub up' is the definition.
(both can mean to search for something in earth)

'fish no starter' is the wordplay.
'fish' becomes 'trout' (trout is a kind of fish).
'no starter' means to remove the first letter.
'trout' with its initial letter taken off is 'ROUT'.


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 Guardian

(Other definitions for rout that I've seen before include "Inflict heavy defeat on", "clobber", "Whitewash", "Act like a pig", "Put to flight on tour", "Total(ly) defeat", "Disorderly retreat", "Big defeat", "Debacle" and "Overwhelming victory".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play