Crossword Genius

Help whistleblower to suppress story (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

relief

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

Here is my best explanation:

'help' is the definition.
(relief is a kind of help)

'whistleblower to suppress story' is the wordplay.
'whistleblower' becomes 'ref' (referee).
'to suppress' is an insertion indicator.
'story' becomes 'lie' (I've seen this before).
'ref' placed around 'lie' is 'RELIEF'.

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 Telegraph

(Other definitions for relief that I've seen before include "Cosmos", "welfare", "Help or easement", "Support", "Freeing of besieged city", "Alleviation, easing", "Comfort; easing", "Rest - cure", "Easement or assistance to people in need" and "That's a load off my mind".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play