Crossword Genius

Small boy full of strange ideas for a dish (4,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

side salad

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

Here is my best explanation:

'a dish' is the definition.

'small boy full of strange ideas' is the subsidiary indication.

'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'boy' becomes 'lad' (lad is a kind of boy**).

'full of' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'strange' is an anagram indicator.

's'+'lad'='slad'

'ideas' with letters rearranged gives 'idesa'.

'slad' enclosing 'idesa' is 'sidesalad'.

'for' is the link.

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

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Another definition for side salad that I've seen is "Extra dish of lettuce, tomato etc?".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play