Crossword Genius

Man mixed gin that's harmless (6)


I believe the answer is:


'harmless' is the definition.
(associated in meaning)

'man mixed gin' is the wordplay.
'man' becomes 'ben' ().
'mixed' indicates an anagram.
'gin' anagrammed gives 'ign'.

'that's' is the link.

(Other definitions for benign that I've seen before include "'Pleasant and kind, not harmful (6)'" , "Meaning no harm" , "Obliging" , "Medically curable" , "Kindly; not harmful" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app