Crossword Genius

Overhaul man in black Bugatti and contest ends (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

refit

Here is my best explanation:

'overhaul' is the definition.

'man in black bugatti and contest ends' is the subsidiary indication.

'man in black' becomes 'ref' (football referees often wear black).

'bugatti' becomes 'i' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'ends' suggests the final letters.

The final letter of 'contest' is 't'.

'ref'+'i'+'t'='refit'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for refit that I've seen before include "Repair or re-equipping of a ship or shop?", "Restoration and repair of equipment etc", "Do repair job", "Repair - renew", "Equip for further use", "Overhaul (ship's equipment)", "Replace or repair equipment as part of a general overhaul", "Refurbishment (of ship)", "Renovate (a ship)" and "Replace equipment in (a ship, etc.)".)

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

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play