Crossword Genius

Unwavering fellow found in ground, as stated (9)


I believe the answer is:


'unwavering' is the definition.
(I know that unwavering can be written as steadfast)

'fellow found in ground as stated' is the wordplay.
'fellow' becomes 'f' (abbreviation - of a society etc.).
'found in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'ground' indicates anagramming the letters ('grind' the letters into a new form).
'asstated' with letters rearranged gives 'steadast'.
'f' going inside 'steadast' is 'STEADFAST'.

(Other definitions for steadfast that I've seen before include "Firm, fixed and faithful" , "stable" , "Firm and unwavering" , "Sure" , "Constant, not changing or yielding" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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