Crossword Genius

Creature of pride (4)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'creature' is the definition.
(I know that lion is a type of creature)

'of pride' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'of' could be 'o' and 'o' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'lin' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for lion that I've seen before include "Animal which Judah is described as" , "Large predatory feline" , "Cat, the king of the beasts" , "Carnivore" , "Large cat; rugby player" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.