Crossword Genius

Cove hidden by beach — a pity (4)


I believe the answer is:


'cove' is the definition.

'hidden by beach a pity' is the wordplay.
'hidden' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'CHAP' is hidden within 'by beach a pity'.

(Other definitions for chap that I've seen before include "Sore; cheek; man" , "Fellow < makes > crack" , "we prefer not to have on hand" , "Fellow; sore skin area" , "Become sore; fellow" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app