Crossword Genius

Passion in forest, city wanting it (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ardency

Here is my best explanation:

'passion' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'forest city wanting it' is the subsidiary indication.

'forest' becomes 'arden'.

'wanting' suggests deleting specific letters (to want something can mean to lack it or need it).

'city' with 'it' removed is 'cy'.

'arden'+'cy'='ardency'

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian
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