Crossword Genius

Knot in lace - it's stiff (9)


I believe the answer is:

'stiff' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'knot in lace it's' is the wordplay.
'knot' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen 'knotted' mean this).
'inlaceits' is an anagram of 'INELASTIC'.

(Other definitions for inelastic that I've seen before include "Rigid", "unable to bend?", "Non-stretch", "Broken", "stiff".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.