Crossword Genius

Uncertainty of Sun's leader writers in employ (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'uncertainty' is the definition.

(suspense is a kind of uncertainty)

'sun's leader writers in employ' is the subsidiary indication.

'leader' indicates taking the first letters.

'writers' becomes 'pens'.

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

'employ' becomes 'use' ('use' can be a synonym of 'employ'**).

The first letter of 'suns' is 's'.

'pens' going within 'use' is 'uspense'.


'of' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for suspense that I've seen before include "Anxious uncertainty", "Uncertain anticipation", "Uncertain state", "State of nervous uncertainly", "Hitchcock's speciality", "Apprehension, anticipation", "Excited uncertainty", "Nervous uncertainty; cessation", "State of anxious uncertainty while waiting (8)" and "State of nervous or excited tension or uncertainty".)


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