Crossword Genius

New priest’s liveliness of wit (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

esprit

Here is my best explanation:

'liveliness of wit' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'new priest's' is the subsidiary indication.

'new' indicates an anagram.

'priest' with letters rearranged gives 'esprit'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for esprit that I've seen before include "Vivaciousness", "What good corps needs", "vivacity", "Liveliness of mind or spirit", "Vivacious wit", "Lively wit", "Liveliness of wit", "Sprightliness", "Morale of the French" and "Liveliness - priest (anag)".)

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