Crossword Genius

Poor news leader protected by tricky editing (8)


I believe the answer is:


Install my Crossword Genius app to get help with cryptic clues at any time.

Here is my best explanation:

'poor' is the definition.
('indigent' can be similar in meaning to 'poor')

'news leader protected by tricky editing' is the subsidiary indication.
'leader' indicates taking the first letters.
'protected by' indicates putting letters inside.
'tricky' indicates anagramming the letters.
The initial letter of 'news' is 'n'.
'editing' with letters rearranged gives 'idigent'.
'n' put inside 'idigent' is 'indigent'.


Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for indigent that I've seen before include "Needy, poverty-stricken", "Poor enough to need help from others", "Poverty-stricken, needy", "Badly off", "Impoverished -- ending it (anag)", "Poor and needy", "Very poor", "poor fellow", "Destitute" and "Impoverished, destitute".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play