Crossword Genius

Large recess in fireplace, so to speak (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

great

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

Here is my best explanation:

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

'recess in fireplace so to speak' is the wordplay.
'recess in fireplace' becomes 'grate'.
'so to speak' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'grate' sounds like 'GREAT'.

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 Times

(Other definitions for great that I've seen before include "The Plough", "Huge or outstanding", "Very good or very big", "and 12 Down: Powerful dog", "Large; fine", "Big, large", "Weighty", "Marvellous; big", "Important; immense" and "Very good, excellent".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play