Crossword Genius

Loaded old boat containing large case (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

opulent

Here is my best explanation:

'loaded' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'old boat containing large case' is the subsidiary indication.

'old' becomes 'o'.

'boat' becomes 'punt' (I've seen this in other clues**).

'containing' is an insertion indicator.

'case' says to hollow out the word (remove centre letters).

'large' with its middle taken out is 'le'.

'punt' placed around 'le' is 'pulent'.

'o'+'pulent'='opulent'

(Other definitions for opulent that I've seen before include "Wealthy, possessing riches", "'Loaded'", "Rich, luxuriant", "Sumptuous", "Rich, wealthy", "Prosperous", "Well-to-do, rich", "'Rich, luxurious (7)'", "Wealthy, luxurious" and "Affluent".)

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