Crossword Genius

Skilful lower socio-economic groups supported by newspaper (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

deft

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

Here is my best explanation:

'skilful' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'lower socio-economic groups supported by newspaper' is the wordplay.
'lower socio-economic groups' becomes 'de' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'supported by' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (letters go below - in down clue).
'newspaper' becomes 'ft' (Financial Times newspaper).
'de'+'ft'='DEFT'

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 about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play