Crossword Genius

Record by socialist got thinner (7)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'got thinner' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to change as well as being past participle verbs.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'record by socialist' is the wordplay.
'record' becomes 'tape' (taping record is a kind of recording).
'by' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'socialist' becomes 'red' (red is a kind of socialist).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for tapered that I've seen before include "Gradually narrowing" , "Coming to a point" , "Narrowing towards one end" , "Becoming narrower towards one end" , "Became gradually narrower as candle may" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.