Crossword Genius

Beg audibly for quarry (4)


I believe the answer is:


'for quarry' is the definition.

'beg audibly' is the wordplay.
'beg' becomes 'pray' (synonyms).
'audibly' shows a homophone (sound like).
'pray' is a homophone of 'PREY'.

(Other definitions for prey that I've seen before include "Animal's victim" , "Animal hunted or caught for food" , "Animal sought as food" , "Quarry, target" , "Hunted creature" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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