Crossword Genius

Developing rifts, initially (5)


I believe the answer is:


'initially' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'developing rifts' is the wordplay.
'developing' is an anagram indicator (letters developed into a new form).
'rifts' with letters rearranged gives 'FIRST'.

(Other definitions for first that I've seen before include "Leading" , "Preceding all others" , "The one that precedes all others, in time say" , "Most important" , "See 1" .)

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.