Crossword Genius

Time to leave local green (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

naive

Here is my best explanation:

'green' is the definition.

('naive' can be similar in meaning to 'green')

'time to leave local' is the subsidiary indication.

'time' becomes 't'.

'to leave' is a deletion indicator.

'local' becomes 'native' ('native' can be similar in meaning to 'local').

'native' with 't' removed is 'naive'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for naive that I've seen before include "Too innocent or gullible", "Dewy-eyed", "Too trusting and inexperienced", "Ignorant", "Unsophisticated and gullible", "Being unenlightened", "Inexperienced, gullable", "Credulous and innocent", "Unenlightened" and "Showing lack of experience or sophistication".)

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

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play