Crossword Genius

Stone jar containing nickel (7)


I believe the answer is:


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

'jar containing nickel' is the wordplay.
'jar' becomes 'grate' (make unpleasant sound).
'containing' indicates putting letters inside.
'nickel' becomes 'ni' ('Ni' can be a synonym of 'nickel').
'grate' enclosing 'ni' is 'GRANITE'.

(Other definitions for granite that I've seen before include "Coarse-grained igneous rock" , "Tangier (anag.)" , "Resilience; stone" , "Showing great resolution" , "Get rain (anag) - rock" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph and The Guardian.
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